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Raffles Bistro

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511 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017-2017
+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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Calgary
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Understaffed, so terrible service, my entire order was wrong, my Mom's eggs were almost raw, people were waiting for their bill for over 20 minutes as they joined our conversation. I would not return and in NYC they need to do better than this.

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Thank laidback24yo
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So if you forgot to make reservations ahead somewhere else, and you have hungry teens, and you are on your way to a play.....then this is the place. Think of Dennys or IHOP. Plastic menu, a little of everything, specializing in nothing. Sporadic service, mediocre food, but they had seats....

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Thank RehobothDiner
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just arrived in New York and went to this bar. Staff unresponsive and arrogant. Ordered two beers and got the bill thrown at me literally. Unhappy that all we wanted was a drink. Upon paying which could not be quick enough did not leave a tip due to their behaviour. Got the most dirtiest look ever. Bad service... More 

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Thank Darren B
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking throu the city of day two with rain we stopped in at this very good lunch choice. Comfortable spot where we lingered over lunch -- not up for dealing with the umbrella wars going on outside! My husband and I had the lunch special -- more than enough food - choice of soup/salad/French fries along with your choice... More 

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Thank Ellen P
Essex, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As this was attached to our hotel, we decided to have breakfast here on our last morning. Although the food was tasty, it worked out at over $60 for pancakes with bacon and steak & eggs, coffee and orange juice ($6 per glass!).

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Thank KTreend
manchester uk
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the adjoining hotel only eat here once breskfast was nice, toast was cold Breakfast for 2 with coffee about $56.00 the Chinese store across the road does a nicer one for half the price

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Thank minxy65
Kirkcaldy
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the food, here went twice for dinner and not disappointed, I think it is reasonably priced also, compared to other places in NY. I ordered fillet mignon one evening and it was just lovely, very tasty. I would recommend this place for a nice meal.

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Thank LorraineKirkcaldy
Decatur, Alabama
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was surprisingly substandard. I had to split mine with my companion because she literally gagged over the salmon sandwich she ordered. We are not sure that the fish was actually salmon. The specialty cocktail was left by me on the table as it was so bad. Very disappointed in food and service. Our waiter never showed up again after... More 

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Thank 484AHarris
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here today. I ordered a Danish pastry and toast. Both were cold when they arrived. This cost me $18 which is ridiculously overpriced. My friend had a cooked meal, we both had water. The total cost of our breakfast for two people was $62. I couldn't believe it. Neither of us felt we'd ordered anything extra special.... More 

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Thank BertieNellie
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great lots to chose from. The staff here are very nice we even came back on our last day to get lunch.

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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 10017-2017
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-223-6785

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

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