Classic Soho Haunts

In New York City, where one has the possibility of eating at a different restaurant every night of their life – literally – there are some iconic addresses whose glamour just won’t fade.
Raoul’s
An instant classic since 1975, Raoul’s is a French brasserie which has played favorite to Andy Warhol, Madonna and countless artists and locals.
With dark walls, low lighting, and Parisian style booths, the Raoul Brothers, from Alsace, France, helped put Prince Street itself on the map. Featuring classic French bar fare and steak au poivre – several times chosen as the city’s best – this half romantic date-spot, half local institution, is hard to beat.
180 Prince Street
New York, New York 10012
212-966-3518
raouls.com
Lure Fishbar
Marine architectural elements make Mercer Street’s Lure Fishbar an unlikely sight. Sunken just below street level and featuring white leather banquettes and a 70’s nautical wooden bar, Lure is delightfully out of place on Prince Street – with its original cobble poking below the surface and porthole style windows just above.
With a San-Tropez reminiscent menu to match, Lure is made for fresh oysters and a cocktail or two. Or a dive into their completist vintage cruise-like menu.
142 Mercer Street
New York, New York 10012
212-431-7676
www.lurefishbar.com
Balthazar
Seemingly right off St. Germaine in Paris, Balthazar, is the Soho culinary landmark created by famed restauranteur, Keith McNally. Dark wood and brass railings abound, this contemporary icon is well known for its duck shepherd’s pie, mouth watering short ribs and a bar menu fitting of a brasserie with Balthazar’s acclaim.
If the wait at dinner hour seems lengthy, try their superlative, Balthazar branded bakery just next door – croissants, baguettes and pastries to rival Paris’ best.
80 Spring Street
New York, New York 10012
212-965-1414
balthazarny.com

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