Raoul's Restaurant

Raoul's Restaurant

French Restaurant$$$$
SoHo, New York
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    Kristina 💗 Z.
    "Lively ‘70’s soul music, delicious steak au poivre & veloute soup."(32 Tips)
    How To Make It In America
    "Home of one of the most authentic steak frites downtown."(12 Tips)
    Mari
    "Oh man, the burger au poivre is so good."(6 Tips)
    Off The Menu
    "Bar Burger: Brisket burger wrapped in peppercorns, pan..."(4 Tips)
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  • Stina P.
    Stina P.September 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    the best burger in the entire city - i have dreams about it and the au poivre sauce. off menu and exactly 12 served each night from the bar only. kitchen opens at 530 and seats are filled by 5
    Upvoted Mar 18
  • emily c.
    emily chenJune 9, 2016
    Come here early to sit at the bar and get their burger au poivre with a martini or a glass of bordeaux. Old school NYC gem. Sweet seasoned bartenders.
  • Jennifer Y.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer YuFebruary 5, 2020
    Arrived at 5:00 for the burger and was #2 in line for opening at 5:30. Excellent bar service! “You deserve this” the bartender said as he served the burger to me 😭 No detail goes by unnoticed.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeDecember 19, 2015
    This bistro transports you right to Paris. It's all about their limited availability Au poivre burger, which is in contention for best in the city. The crab beignets and Virgin Mary complete ur brunch
  • Kristina 💗 Z.heart icon on user image
    Kristina 💗 ZFebruary 6, 2022
    Unassuming French bistro that prob. hasn’t changed much since the ‘70’s. Lively ‘70’s soul music, delicious steak au poivre & veloute soup. You’ll be guaranteed to have a fun time.
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuMay 6, 2018
    Classic French cooking done in a superb way. The scallops especially were a delight as well as the roasted oyster mushrooms. Space is very cozy and it’s always filled so reservations are a must.
  • Meylin M.heart icon on user image
    Meylin MJune 12, 2017
    I know people go there for the burger (only served at the bar and it is amazing) BUT the cod fish was incredible. It comes with chorizo/potato and spinach side; sounds weird but it was amazing!
  • Off The Menu
    Off The MenuOctober 15, 2015
    Bar Burger: Brisket burger wrapped in peppercorns, pan seared on the grill, served medium rare and topped with St.Andre cheese as well as watercress, pickles & red onion blended in a house dressing. Read more
  • M T.heart icon on user image
    M TFebruary 26, 2015
    Oysters, squash bisque, cod, and creme brûlée perfection- the steak was not as amazing as the hype. The ambiance is lively and our waiter, best ever #raouls #soho #french #bistro #foodie #delicious
  • Geoffrey H.heart icon on user image
    Geoffrey HaratykFebruary 8, 2020
    I am French and I enjoyed this proper French restaurant. Good wine, legit French food like you would have in Paris. Well executed and professional without being overly fancy.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 10, 2013
    Cute and cozy with great decor, Raoul’s won’t disappoint. The Steak au Poivre is made medium well with a perfect peppery spice in the sauce. It’s a taste that you will be dreaming about for days.
  • Rafi S.heart icon on user image
    Rafi SyedDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak frites are amazing, esp. with house pepper sauce. If they have potatoes aligote, go for them. Corn soup is unique & refreshing. Read this in a French accent, and don't pay the fortune teller.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauAugust 8, 2014
    The burger is off-menu, only served at the bar, and they only serve 12 a night. By the time I got there 10 minutes before opening time, every seat at the bar was taken. But it's worth it.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 18, 2010
    Loud, clubby and crowded—and home of one of the most authentic steak frites downtown. A straight classic (despite the untimely removal of Raoul's twin outdoor benches). [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LeeJuly 4, 2018
    Burger is now $27. Get there by 4:50-5 to get in on one of the 12. Kitchen opens at 5:30 so have a drink while you wait. Dip that burger. Good but overpriced
  • Najla A.heart icon on user image
    Najla AlJune 25, 2018
    The burger is super delicious 😋 I really enjoyed it. Next time will try the steaks.
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueJuly 18, 2021
    Steak au poivre, frisée aux lardons, betteraves au chèvre. All classic French dishes with first-rate execution. Well defined wine list.
  • Yvette L.heart icon on user image
    Yvette LiuSeptember 4, 2015
    This place serves some perf authentic French food. The steak here with the sauce that's not so greasy like many other place, homemade real French fries and save room for The profiteroles
  • Andrew D.heart icon on user image
    Andrew D.December 31, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Au Poivre Burger at the bar is the best! Limited quantity, so arrive early. Steak au Poivre is excellent, too. Chris is a fabulous host and entertainer!
  • Aubrie A.heart icon on user image
    Aubrie AhmadpourJanuary 12, 2020
    As everyone has mentioned the burgers are the best...get there early, it’s worth it! Perfect and casual date spot.
  • Mike S.
    Mike StrockoSeptember 1, 2015
    The au poivre burger is outstanding. It's off-menu, available only at the bar, and available in limited quantities (only about 12 each night). Get there by 5:30 to assure yourself one.
  • Adrianna T.heart icon on user image
    Adrianna TanSeptember 18, 2016
    They have double the number of bar burgers on weekend brunch, AND you can sit at tables for it. But only at brunch.
  • Vonatron L.heart icon on user image
    Vonatron LAugust 22, 2015
    Such great food and nice staff! The restaurant is small and seating is VERY tight, so be prepared to get bumped into a lot. Get the ham and truffle beignets!!
  • Marc S.
    Marc SJanuary 19, 2020
    Good place just to have a drink at the bar. (That cash register is still in use!)
  • Chandra G.heart icon on user image
    Chandra GhosalSeptember 11, 2017
    The steak au poivre was great, obviously. Their twist on an Old Fashion is definitely worth trying.
  • Brittanyheart icon on user image
    BrittanyJanuary 13, 2018
    Some of the best French cuisine on the city. The steak au poivre and octopus are to die for.
  • Shayheart icon on user image
    ShayDecember 28, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    If you’re not here for the Burger, then the steak au poivre is a must-eat!
  • Marc
    MarcMarch 5, 2014
    Tasting Table Top10 Steak Frites: "Creekstone Farms Steak au Poivre" this is steak frites done right. The substantial filet is cooked the way you want.. frites fried in duck fat.
  • Matt N.heart icon on user image
    Matt NeemsOctober 15, 2016
    The burger is the best you'll eat in your life. They only serve 12 a night, bar seating only, so show up at 5pm..
  • Alexandre M.heart icon on user image
    Alexandre MunhozNovember 29, 2021
    Cozy and intimate space with an authentic bistro vibe. Service was good as well. The steak au poivre was very good (specially the fries). Tartar was too small. Wine list was overpriced.
  • Mariheart icon on user image
    MariNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try not to let the crowdedness of this place scare you off. This is a soho staple and it's amazing. Sit at the bar or get a table in the back. Order everything.
  • İpek A.heart icon on user image
    İpek A.February 22, 2015
    Delicious food & wines & cocktails. Skate (fish) was delicious, martini was perfect, staff was incredible.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussMay 20, 2015
    A true NYC classic and one of my favorites in the City. Excellent steak frites. Get the burger while dining at the bar only!
  • Yasemin A.heart icon on user image
    Yasemin ArslanAugust 24, 2014
    I tried speacial steak with kale, potato and mushroom, it was delicious. Staff was kind and the place is a kind of small but beautiful and romantic.
  • amoolia
    amooliaNovember 10, 2011
    Steak Au Poivre.. I mean like as if you had to ask. The steak tartare app is also amazing. Upside down apple cake is seasonal and served hot in a skillet with a side of icecream :)
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezMay 13, 2017
    The off menu burger is all the rave here and for good reason. Limited quantities are made daily. Only 12 Monday to Friday at the bar. 40 for brunch on weekends at the table.
  • Ronald C.
    Ronald CattrysseMay 31, 2017
    Not only the perfect date spot, the food is exactly what it's supposed to be. Service on point.
  • Marc
    MarcJanuary 21, 2021
    Esquire: Steak au poivre is great, tequila Negroni even better, but for me it's about the circus. Fortune teller upstairs...
  • Joakim J.
    Joakim JanssonMarch 9, 2017
    Everyone is raving about the steak au poivre here. Burgers are only served at the bar and only 12 per night. A SoHo classic.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CostelloJuly 1, 2012
    If you are looking for an alternative to their signature steak au poivre, try the Parmesan crusted Pollock! Also, steak tartare with quail egg app was delish!
  • Latha S.heart icon on user image
    Latha SFebruary 24, 2022
    Pork Schnitzel, Hamburgers, Steak and their sauce with it a few. Don’t miss out to look out their spiral staircase.
  • Richard R.heart icon on user image
    Richard RubelFebruary 28, 2020
    Steak au poivre one of the best I ever had. Great space service and wine. Hasn’t changed in 30+ years.
  • Steven T.
    Steven ThibodeauApril 7, 2011
    The steak is excellent. French, and dump...in a French dumpy way (trivia fact, its the dive Bar featured on the original Law & Order...at the end of MANY of the shows. A dump, but a charming dump.
  • Deborah T.heart icon on user image
    Deborah ToussieAugust 19, 2016
    Fabulous vegetarian entree. The rest of my party had the steak au poivre, their signature dish. All enjoyed.
  • Amalia G.heart icon on user image
    Amalia GoutakiMarch 6, 2016
    The steak,wine and desserts are amazing!!! The vibe and decoration I love! Best place in NYC for dating!
  • Ruby N.heart icon on user image
    Ruby NAugust 26, 2015
    Crab toast, Steak, the profiteroles. Burger if you're at the bar. Great neighborhood spot with awesome food.
  • Sean D.heart icon on user image
    Sean DalyMarch 30, 2018
    A real New York establishment. And for good reason.
  • Michael A.heart icon on user image
    Michael AnthonyApril 7, 2023
    Best burger in the city. Worth all of the hype.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsFebruary 24, 2012
    Raoul's is a SoHo legend for its superb Alsatian cuisine. The Roast Wagyu Bavette is not to be missed.
  • alexandra b.heart icon on user image
    alexandra bennettAugust 15, 2016
    one of the coolest restaurants in NYC and possibly the best steak of all time...
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