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“Just 'meh'”
Review of Raffles Bistro

Raffles Bistro
Ranked #232 of 474 Coffee & Tea in New York City
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just 'meh'”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Not great, not terrible. Food was typical cafe food, but atmosphere was lacking. We were tired and hungry and it was okay, but definitely not memorable and probably wouldn't go back. Service was pretty bad - took forever to get our check.

  • Visited March 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
“Good food but very expensive”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

This place serves an excellent breakfast - our party tried the full American, eggs benedict and the waffles. The waitress was - as other reviewers have noted - extremely friendly and helpful. But the price! $179 dollars for the 6 of us - that's almost $30 dollars a head. And for a quality that whilst good, is no better than you find in other breakfast joints for a third of the price.

  • Visited April 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cafe restaurant”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Situated on corner of 48th street across from the hotel.excellent value forthe big breakfast .waiters very friendly and attentive .good value for money

Visited April 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent service but too expensive”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Tried Raffles for breakfast after our airport transfer driver recommended it. Waitress was very friendly, helpful and patient. Breakfast was good but far too expensive - $140 for 5 of us! And gratuity added on automatically. Did not go back again.

Visited April 2013
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Would not go back”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were staying at he Waldorf so this was convenient. Like other reviewers the service was great and the waitress amazing however the price was over inflated for breakfast (next day we discovered Red Stone Pizzeria just down the road HIGHLY recommended).
There were five of us for breakfast and the bill came to over £25 a head which for breakfast was over the top. Needless to say we did not go back again for breakfast....the experience was nice service great but shop around for better deals.

  • Visited April 2013
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