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180 Prince St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 966-3518
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Ranked #209 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: between Sullivan and Thompson Sts.
Transit: N or R to Prince St. C or E to Spring St.
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127 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was taken here as a surprise and I absolutely loved it, really lively and the staff are very friendly. The food overall was very good, in particular the warm octopus salad, but the bread that accompanied the steak tartare was slightly stale and the asparagus burnt in some places. The steak au poivre was fantastic though. I would definitely... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you enjoy a real French bistro experience, you will love Raoul's. It is crowded with a pleasant noisy buzz. The walls are filled with an eclectic selection of posters, paintings and interesting objects. We waited for a short time at the bar---great people-watching. It is clearly a neighborhood favorite. Menu was typical bistro with many selections--delicious steak frites and... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant even though it's located in the middle of sometimes touristy Soho. I was traveling alone, ate at the bar and enjoyed the bar steak au poivre along with a well-made Vesper and some lovely French wine. Ended up splitting some food with others at the bar who shared a great steak tartar. Very friendly... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great choice if you are in the Soho neighborhood although it is a busy restaurant and you will need reservations. The place is quite cramped and noisy but has a friendly atmosphere. The oysters were fresh and delicious. I like the pear salad...the slices of sweet chilled pears gave a delightful contrast to the chopped greens. The skate was well... More

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Westport, Connecticut
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

A popular restaurant - reservations a must. Cozy crowded place with good service. We had a delicious salad frisée, duck, and house favorite steak a poivre. The only so-so dish was cauliflower au gratin - don't order.

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Every time I walk through the door at Raoul's into the crowded bar, I remember why I enjoy eating here so much. I love the ambience, the service, the drinks and the food. Raoul's delivers every time and it is just the type of place to settle in and enjoy a wonderful evening in New York. We went late for... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Cannot remember when I was here but I do recall how good it was. This recent visit demonstrated how little had changed. I did not have a reservation so dined at the bar where I was looked after by a very friendly and most efficient bar-man. The food and wine were excellent as was the service. As this is a... More

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West Orange
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Great food. Great wine. Great service. Great experience. May be pricey for some. But well worth it. Lamb is the best on the menu in my opinion.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I tend to get on board to write a review when something is very good or very bad. This was very bad and I felt that I should warn others that this time the reviews in Trip Advisor do not reflect an absolute reliable experience for this restaurant. My husband and I went to this restaurant based on the reviews... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Raoul's is one of our favorite dining spots, in "the city." Serge and Guy, know how to run a great restaurant: quality/ informative service, a proper food menu for epicureans: organic produce, top quality foie gras, perfectly cooked fish (to temperature), and... the best goat cheesecake I have had (to die for)! - perfect melding of textures and taste. If... More

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