I first went to Raoul's in 2009 when a friend took me and have been back at least three times. In a city that has more restaurants than one could count, I can't help but go back to the amazing menu here. Their "steak au poivre" is an all time classic. Great wine list and it's always got a vibrant ambience. I have not found this place even half empty - ever. If possible, get a reservation in their garden room at the back! Yes, they have a private garden room with the NY skyline, where you walk through the kitchen to get there - you don't have to be Ray Liotta to live like the Goodfellas :) Whether you are with friends or a couple, this is my #1 choice when in NY.