We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Raffles Bistro

$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
511 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-223-6785
Website
Today
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

435 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 360: English reviews
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Yes it isn't cheap but it's NYC. Good food great and attentive service. I had the Californian burrito which was tasty with a kicky green pepper sauce.

Helpful?
Thank Laura C
Level Contributor
177 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Very expensive for what you get but good quality food. The waiter asked me if I would like somesauce and I'm stilling waiting.

Helpful?
Thank Damodog69
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

We decided to try out this restaurant as it was attached to our hotel. The restaurant was busy so we could understand that it might take a little longer than usual for food etc. We waited by the door to be seated but none of the servers came over to greet us and sit us down even though several of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura11070987
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't even give a 1 out of 5. Rude, tourist trap, extremely over priced, didn't get our food right, waited 3 hours. McDonald's would have been better and 95% cheaper. Literally if you go here, it would be like throwing 100 dollars in the trash.

Helpful?
Thank Lindz H
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

The breakfast was over priced, and the quality of the food was poor at best. First, $22 for an omelet with potatoes and toast. Second the omelet was over done dripping with oil or butter. Third the toast was made the night before or the rye bread was stale to begin served dry with butter and small pre packaged jelly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gertie_7
Singapore
Level Contributor
570 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

Kind of the "house-restaurant" of the Lex Hotel, although independent. OK for breakfast, standard fare, average. American fare for dinner, nice big salads and a few beers on draft. Good if you happen to stay close by and not wanting to look around too much. Staff is very nice.

Helpful?
Thank SunriseSki
West Point, Virginia
Level Contributor
327 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Met friends for a relaxed, pre-theater, celebration. Drinks were substantial, bar snacks were tasty and staff were attentive but not oppressively so. High marks for dirty martini, single malt selection and size of the pour. Wings were tasty, Calamari just OK. Convenient location, not too noisy and old-school subdued ambiance. We will be back.

Helpful?
Thank George C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

We stayed in the hotel next door an popped in for a bite to eat in the evening. The atmosphere was really nice we sat by the window on a high seated table an it was lovely. The food was ok quite basic but nice the cocktails was lovely and the staff were real friendly. I would recommend here for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diva121
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast and very nice atmosphere to enjoy something before going out on the town. Be prepared for the check tho because the prices are a little high.

Helpful?
Thank Joe M
Buchanan, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

Food was excellent, however I do not believe I've ever paid that much for breakfast food. The kids wanted breakfast food and this was all we could find. Would I go again? NO, too many other things to spend money on than food.

Helpful?
Thank sjahoda45

Travelers who viewed Raffles Bistro also viewed

New York City, NY
 
New York City, NY
 

Been to Raffles Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-223-6785

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Raffles Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood