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Rafaella on Ninth - CLOSED

178 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4905
+1 212-741-3230
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
13 Jan 2016
“Ordinary and expensive food and drinks”
20 Jan 2014
“A Definite "Find"”
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
178 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4905
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2016

Just another Italian restaurant. Nothing else to add. Service ok, food ok, drink prices up to the sky.

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 20 January 2014

My husband and I had 8pm tickets to a show on 23rd and I saw Rafaella's mentioned on this site with good reviews. We were delighted with our experience. Cozy, intimate interior with unusual placement of various sized and shaped tables, arm chairs, etc, cute...More

Thank Jennie S
Reviewed 16 December 2013

In NYC for work. My lady and I with some friends from home, out for an evening. Oysters to start and then wandered off to see what else we could find. Heading for general vicinity of meatpacking district when we passed the welcoming door of...More

Thank Roger61Texas
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We stumbled across this place but would recommend you make a point to visit. Great food and service. Cost us $130 for 3 courses and a bottle of wine, inc service, so great value too.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We absolutely loove this place. The wait staff and chef are wonderful...they will make your meal here incredible. Every single tiem we hit NYC we HAVE to go to Rafaella On Ninth...fell in love with teh food, decor, lovely music, the food selection ..I coudl...More

Thank susantm
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We had been walking through Chelsea and stumbled across this hidden gem, a french inspired cafe/restaurant. It had a lovely ambience with nice music playing in the background. The menu was perfect for what we were looking for, a nice combo of paninis, burgers and...More

Thank PennyDitchfield
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Went here with 5 friends and no reservation on a Thursday night. Had a great table and the service was excellent. The jugs of sangria were perfect accompaniments to the pasta, which was fresh and delicious. The chicken and bacon linguine with the butter lemon...More

1  Thank Siena69a
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Went to this small-ish place on a Thursday night for dinner with a group of four. As we had not reserved a table, we had to wait a couple of minutes at the bar, felt welcome from the start. Going to this restaurant was a...More

Thank Foody2015
Reviewed 19 September 2013

As a visitor from overseas we were introduced to this cafe by local friends. We went there for brunch and had eggs benedict with salmon and twice for lunch and had the salmon and avocado panini both times while my wife had the chicken panini....More

Thank Thommo4113
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch today after visitting chelsea market and high line park...our group was 3 teens, one mom and grandma...every one enjoyed each meal, smoked salmon salad, smoked salmon and avocado sandwhich, beet and goatcheese salad and 2 ham and cheese crepes...good selection for lunch...priced...More

Thank LisasHappyTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4905
  • Public Transportation: The trains that are close to us are: E & C on 23rd St/8th avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-741-3230
Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack, Rafaella has a delicious dish for you. Try their wide assortment of salads, paninis, sandwiches, crepes, pizzas and pastas.Read more For dessert, indulge with a Rafaella sweet crepe or one of their many other delicious options. And don’t forget to try Rafaella’s breakfast, served from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
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