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Raoul's

180 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 40.726298 -74.002051
nr. Sullivan St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-966-3518 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

raouls.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 5:30pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.

Prices

$23-$49

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

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Profile

This Soho bistro was a pioneer when it opened in the mid-seventies, a time when area artists were still starving and a smoking ban was a mere glint in Mayor Bloomberg's eye. Still run by the Alsatian Raoul brothers and their families, the well-kept bohemian atmosphere remains, even with a better-fed, tobacco-free clientele. An eclectic bunch of wine-weathered locals, stylish European tourists and young, model types make up the late-night bar crowd, while the three dining rooms suit all moods, from the bright, covered garden behind the kitchen, to the clandestine loft where a fortune teller holds court, to the buzzy main dining room. Decorated with nudes, jazz portraits, and tin ceiling and walls, this is where Europeans, kitten-like models, and longtime locals linger over thick steak au poivre with crispy frites, and fleshy steamed artichokes with thick dipping vinaigrette. They order these classics seemingly for old-times sake, but the insiders know it's because the kitchen is less successful when it experiments, like with a bland tuna tartare, avocado, and plum mixture. No matter what's on the table, however, it's the unwavering laid-back, Left Bank attitude that will always be the draw.

Recommended Dishes

Steak au poivre, $39

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