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Rao's Restaurant

455 E 114th St, New York City, NY 10029-2308
+1 212-722-6709
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lemon chicken” (9 reviews)
“seafood salad” (13 reviews)
“meatballs” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$$$
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455 E 114th St, New York City, NY 10029-2308
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best food and service (no menu, just tell the guy what you want), can get a little loud, and you may see a familiar face or two that you've seen in the movies, TV, or sporting event.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Very fortunate to have been able to eat here . From my understanding , it is one of the worlds most difficult restaurants to get in. EXCELLENT food with amazing service

1  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

One of the most famous restaurants in Manhattan where tables are owned and passed down from generation to generation. Great food, great service and great company. Maybe you will even spot a famous personality, if you're lucky. Lots of fun with music and a taste...More

2  Thank Rich C
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Hands down best italiano​ food outside of Italy. Now comes the bad news, it is impossible to get a reservation. Unless you know someone who has a standing table there, the closest you can get is tasting their sauce in the grocery store. Only 10...More

4  Thank PhilipSaltzman
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We are lucky enough to have another couple that we go dining out with. They blessed us with an invitation to the famous Rao's Restaurant. My friends were not only jealous, but astounded as this is almost impossible to get into. This is old world...More

2  Thank SteelyJan
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This place has a special atmosphere. It's not a restaurant, more of an experience. You will feel like in an old mafia movies as soon as you step into this place. Food is great and excellent service, the staff will definitely make you feel at...More

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were on the guest list of a table regular-(35 years) this week. So much hype about the place, makes it more intriguing! It's a rather small, unpretentious restaurant on a corner in East Harlem-where it's been since 1896! We arrived too...More

4  Thank Dreijunge
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Raos is more than about dining, although the food is excellent. The feeling is contagious. Everyone is having a great time. We have been several times in the past few years and have never been disappointed. The meatballs are a must! The family style servings...More

2  Thank npr977
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I have been going to Rao's for over 35 years. Back then, you could actually call and get a reservation. That changed when the joint became incredibly popular, and deservedly so. As far as the food goes - everything is great! We...More

4  Thank Barrybase
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The place you've always read and heard about- and it delivers! Very good "red sauce"- style, Italian restaurant. Food served family style and in epic portions. As good as the food is, the people watching, singing and instant camaraderie with other diners/regular customers is even...More

2  Thank NCluvtravel
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Smartytom
7 December 2017|
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Response from PhilipSaltzman | Reviewed this property |
It’s virtually impossible unless you know someone or go in person and speak with them.
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Crystal O
14 September 2017|
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Response from Dreijunge | Reviewed this property |
I think crazy. Go for a drink. Maybe you will get lucky!
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Kaylah D
9 August 2017|
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Response from Dreijunge | Reviewed this property |
Hi~I was intrigued by this place, its history & exclusivity! As I said-we were guests of a long time (30+ years) monthly table "owner" I would call to see if they could accommodate you-you never know! Otherwise, go for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 E 114th St, New York City, NY 10029-2308
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-722-6709
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