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Welcome to

Rafael Restaurant

Making the outstanding food since 1994
Our schedule
Mon - Sat
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Our phone
Call us at
+1 212-554-1515
Our location
42 E 20th St, New York,
NY 10003, USA

Our Chef

A native of Paris, France, Rafael D’Alonzo is one of America’s leading culinary authorities and one of the most revered French chefs in New York City, his home since 1992. With 13 restaurants around the world, three gourmet épiceries, and nine cookbooks to his name, D’Alonzo is also the recipient of numerous honors, including James Beard Awards for “Outstanding Chef” and “Outstanding Restaurateur.”
“For me, food is about memories, feelings, emotions, and so is Rafael, and that’s why it’s not just a restaurant.”
Rafael D’Alonzo


Main Dining Room

From the soaring coffered ceiling to the refined neoclassical architecture, our dining room is an elegant refuge from the pace of city life.

The Bar

Understated elegance and moody hues give the bar at RAFAEL an old-world European charm.

The Lounge

The Lounge is an intimate, wood-paneled space with comfortable sofas, low-slung chairs, soft lighting and a relaxed, elegant ambiance. 

Banquet Hall

The private Banquet Hall is a refined setting to enjoy contemporary French cuisine. 
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Special Events

Private Dining & Weddings

Customized to fit the specific desires of each party, our private dining and options range from a 90-person seating in our Banquet Hall to a full restaurant takeover for up to 150 guests.

For wedding receptions and other large-format celebrations, our private dining team will attend to all the details of your event, from customized menus to floral decoration.

Small Parties & Cocktails

Small parties are also welcome in the Bar & Lounge at RAFAEL, for festive cocktail celebrations or an intimate seated dinner for up to 27 guests.

Whether for client entertaining or intimate social gatherings, our Bar & Lounge offer a sophisticated, multi-level floorplan for seated and standing receptions.




42 E 20th St, New York,
NY 10003, USA

Call Us

+1 212-554-1515

Dress code

Jackets required for gentlemen; elegant or business attire. No jeans, sneakers, shorts, sandals or t-shirts.

Opening Hours

Main dining room
Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bar & Lounge
Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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