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Raffles Bistro

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511 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-223-6785
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Chesham Bois
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here because it was in the same building as our hotel. The first problem was the dreadful noise (Muzak) which meant conversation would be almost impossible. They did turn it down a bit. Plenty of food on the plate (probably too much as is usual in the US). The breakfast was completely spoiled for us when the waiter... More 

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Thank PHD4
Toulouse, France
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is not good and very expensive Waitress is neither polished nor pleasant To be avoided No intérêts except for thé jazz music

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Thank Emmanuelle V
Talbot Green, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here one day and lunch another. For breakfast we had pancakes with bacon. I must remember that everything in NY is bigger. It beat us. Really loved the apple juice. Lovely waitress Today we had lunch. My wife had the BBQ chicken and ribs combo. I had lamb chops. Gorgeous. Again the waitress was superb.

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Thank grandadChepstow
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got my food incredibly fast and my french onion soup was good. That's all the good I can say. The service was OK. The setting is odd. My salad had no taste and my iced tea was warm and $5. There are too many really good diners in NYC to consider this place.

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Thank John A
Greer, United States
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a delicious breakfast at a very comfortable table. We paid $40 for breakfast, my husband only had oatmeat. I had a breakfast burrito and coffee. That's it, a bit pricey for me. I wouldn't go back again because it wasn't worth it.

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Thank Kathy O
El Dorado Hills, California
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up here by default, but we were satisfied. I had the turkey burger & French onion soup. My friend just ordered the chicken noodle soup. Their lunch special $19, not bad for midtown Manhattan.

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Thank Luz Z
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The only good thing about this diner is it's staff - kind, friendly and trying to meet your needs. I had the brunch special, but was forced to let everything go back out. I commented the quality to the waiters, but it seemed it wasn't the first time they'd faced the comments of poor quality food. Neither the chef nor... More 

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Thank Winstrom
Burlington, Canada
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264 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My sister has some dietary challenges for food. We had to ask 3 times on what was in certain things on the menu. Couldnt get a straight answer so she ordered bland potatos. We ordered a gluten free pizza which was very boring. My wife had a sandwich which was okay. The diner was pretty empty. I dont think was... More 

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Thank EspressoCanadian
Düsseldorf
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was really looking forward to some good, hardy food when I went there. Although nothing particular was wrong, I wasn't particularly impressed with the food. I didn't even bother with the cheesecake (even though I was seated right in front of the dessert display). The service was friendly and attentive.

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Thank Caratime2
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the intercontinental just over the road and we had breakfast at Raffles on our first morning and returned for the next 3 the food was great! The waitress who served us on the first morning was lovely and seemed to remember us every morning and ever though she never served us on our last two visits she still... More 

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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, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-223-6785

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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