80 Prince Street bet. Sullivan & Thompson Streets

Raoul's is a classic French bistro that's been a mainstay on Prince Street since the 1970's. I love the SoHo chic vibe sans trendiness. Try to snag a table in their garden room, which is tucked in the back behind the kitchen and feels like a secret bohemian hideaway. I've had the seared scallops with sea urchin butter, which was very nice, but they say the way to go is with the more traditional dishes, like steak au poivre.