Good value for lunch
This is good if you want fine dining or special occasion dining, but is on a tight budget. The food was good and the service impeccable. Dinner is pricier.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
On ne se trompe pas
Le Toqué c'est des surprises tout au long du repas. Des attentions appréciées, un service attentionné et une cuisine exceptionnelle.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice take on fresh and novel food
We had lunch (at short notice), and found the food delectable, the setting quiet, the wine pairings very good (half glasses made it reasonable for lunch).
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very very nice
from start to end. A very very pleasant experience. In particular, the paring wine selection was outstanding.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eric was a fabulous server! We had the 7 course dinner and the chef even made it gluten free with gluten free bread. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible tasting menu!
Super delicious, fresh, and creative dishes! Staff was very helpful and attentive. A very special treat!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Freshness is the key!
Indeed a great dinner,, but what stands out is the freshness of the ingredients, our mushrooms and vegetable where crisp and flavorful... Great food indeed! Well done.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great evening with the "degustation" menu with 7 courses with associated wine for each course
Definitely a place to celebrate an occasion or just to appreciate a great dinner
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants in North America. The delicate balance of flavours with innovative ingredients was daring yet very successful. The wine paring with the tasting menu was superb. Excellent sommelier.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best Meals We Ever Had
My husband and I, our son, and our son's girlfriend had lunch at Toque during a recent trip to Montreal to sightsee and visit family. We were all thrilled with the quiet, elegant atmosphere, the delicious and extremely creative food, and the impeccable service. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the lunch price included an appetizer of your choice. Given the quality of the food, we found the cost to be reasonable. In addition, our waiter was informative and very pleasant. We would most definitely return to Toque again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
best food and taste experience
toque match up minibar in DC and the late ElBulli..le menu degustation is the only way to appreciate Norman La Prise's genius
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Une des meilleures tables à Mtl
Tout était excellent.
Une superbe soirée, en tête à tête, avec des plats exquis !
Toute une expérience culinaire !
Nous y retournerons...c'est sûr !
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true dining adventure
We were in Montreal for a short get away and were lucky enough to get a reservation. Had the seven course tasting menu and my only complaint would be my stomach wasn't large enough. each course was a delight to the eyes and palate. If you can get a reservation to Toque!, grab it and go hungry.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Believe the hype - wonderful!
Restaurant Toque had been recommended to us a number of times as Montreal's best, so when my wife and I planned a weekend in Montreal, Toque was our highlight Saturday evening reservation. A big fan of blind tasting menus, we quickly settled on the 7 course tasting menu with foie gras and wine pairing.
The menu was creative in concept, inspired in execution and beautiful in presentation. Each course was fantastic, with the possible exception of the dessert, leaving my wife and I with a difficult time settling on highlights.
While I very rarely comment on service, I must mention the outstanding service at Restaurant Toque. Best service I have ever received at any restaurant anywhere. Genuinely attentive and pleasant.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We looked around where to go for dinner in Montreal. I found an articel in a travelguide which recommend this place.
We trusted and had a wonderful food expierence. Taste and also the presentation was fantastic.
Not really a low cost restaurant but a very good value for the price.
We were there quite early and it was very calm. Later it became more noisy die to some
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
food with great finesse; bar
food with great finesse; bar somewhat deficient; nice modern and classy décor; waiter okay but lacked enthusiasm
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good service and excellent food, go for the seven wine tasting option.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience!
Maitre D, host, servers, somelier, all were welcoming, polite, informative. Tasting menu and wines pairings were exquisite. Dish presentations quite original. Memorable experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dinning Experience Ever
I dinned at Toqué last week and it was quite simply the best dinning experience I have ever had. The food was exquisite (we had the tasting menu with wine pairing) and the service was impeccable. The sommelier in particular was a real pro, who managed to provide incredibly articulate descriptions of each of the wines, without sounding pompous.
I also proposed to my GF on this night and the staff was really nice to accommodate 2 special requests (a dessert with a secret message in it and playing her favorite song) for us :)
I was thoroughly satisfied, but I must warn that it was the most expensive meal I have ever had!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was imaginative and very
Food was imaginative and very well prepared. Service was good, but flawed; we were never offered bread. Wine list was impressive. Overall, it was very nice but decidedly over-priced for what it was.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nous avons pris le menu découverte
Nous avons pris le menu découverte et toutes les saveurs ainsi que les accords mets-vins était excellent. Ce fût vraiment toute une expérience et de belles découvertes
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time at Toque!
I took my girlfriend to Toque! for her birthday on a Tuesday night. In summary everything was perfect. I've never been to a restaurant where every element of the dining experience is executed so well. The price is high, but I had no regrets and we will be back annually.
Food was as good as it gets and if there's something you don't like it would be due to opinion because the quality and execution is top notch. The service was great and our waiter was very helpful and pleasant. There was the perfect amount of space in between tables and each table was arranged to be an optimal mix of intimacy and sight lines. This is a place to go for a special night if you're not on a budget.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
There's a first time for everything
This my first tasting experience. At first I was a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect. The waiter eased my anxiety and tokd me "you don't have anything to do but sit and enjoy." The employees were friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable about the food and wine. They did not rush us to eat, rather it was a true food experience. The server followed through on his promise. I have never enjoyedthe restaurant experience as much as I did that night. The wine and food selections were exceptional. The manager gabe us a tour of the kitchen as well which was a delight. To top it off the server offered for us to meet the chef. Excellent!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
There is nothing but praise
There is nothing but praise for this restaurant. It was our first time here and though everyone raves about it; the "proof is in the pudding". This was one of the finest dining experiences we have in memory. The setting though a bit urban was elequant and understated, the service was nearly flawless, the timing of the food course. the knowledgeable staff were all outstanding. The real story is the exquisite food. We had the degustation menu with wine flights and fois gras and it was extraordinary. The food was creative, fresh, flavorful and presented beautifully. The wine flights, though a bit eclectic in selection, paired with the food in a harmony and balance I have not experienced before. What an experience; we will be back!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful. Dessert was out of this world. Expensive but worth it.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant in every way. Food is great, service is excellent, decor is nice and patrons are quiet. Totally enjoyable place to eat
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A unique food experience well worth the price. For any special occasion or for business dinner, this restaurant will impress your guests. Service was very professionnal and well orchestrated. Very quiet and relaxing environment even when the place of full. I will return to try more dishes.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food in Montreal
Refined, creative, original and an absolute feast for the eyes and the palate. Highly recommended!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining experience on our trip!
Wow! Dining at Toqué was the best dinner we had on our vacation to Montréal!
We had the tasting menu and enjoyed every bite. The first dish featured a vegetable purée and the last dish cleverly kept that same theme. The inventive dishes like the salmon carpaccio to the heavier main dishes like the tender beef plate, were expertly prepared and served. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Despite the beautiful and expensive dining environment, the staff was still approachable and accommodating.
Try Toqué; try the best in Montréal.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a excellent gourmet treat to end off our Quebec visit.
Wonderful dining experience in nearby old Montreal showcasing its finest local ingredients and products.
Service was impeccable and beyond as we were surprisingly given a private tour of the restaurant after our meal by owner.
Highly recommeded to any foodie. Definitlely a place to consider to make a evening truly special and memorable.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is definitely worth going to. I'll leave my only complaint at the beginning since it happened as we sat down, that was we didn't get a menu until 20 min after we sat down, just found that to be a little odd. We ordered the tasting menu all around. Loved the progression in the courses. The tuna carpaccio was absolutely amazing and would go back to have 3 of those dishes instantly as my meal. The venison heart was very unique as that was my first time trying it and I was blown away by how tender and flavorful it was. We all noticed the beautiful wine cellar that was behind us and asked the server if it would be ok to get a tour of it. Our server was happy to show us. Will surely be back to enjoy again.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just go, with friends or alone go!
For me to dine alone, it has to be good cause your focus is more on the food than the conversation with people sitting with you and it was absolutly fantastic!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, if not perfect
We enjoyed our evening very much but it fell short of the perfection we were expecting. First the white burgundy wine we ordered was not chilled and we had to wait 15 minutes for them to chill it. Then the tuna nicoise salad appetizer we ordered did not come with the green beans and tomatoes as mentioned on the menu. Finally the chef was a bit heavy on the salt for our liking. Everything else was delightful and we would return but only after trying Montreal's other fine dining spots.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're from Calgary so we wanted to experience some fine French cuisine and it was the positive reviews from Urban Spoon which lead us here. The food was spectacular, absolutely delicious. My wife had the Halibut and I had the Arctic Char. Both were mouth watering, very flavourful with great presentation. I haven't had Arctic Char this good since Vancouver last year when I had it as the catch of the day while dining on a patio in Granville Island.
We weren't shy with ordering wine, appetizers, desserts, expressos, etc. on top of our meals, yes the whole 9 yards so after all was said & done so to speak, we pumped $200 in the local Quebec economy but it was seriously worth every penny. Enjoy!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very expensive but very good. Order the mushrooms for an appy and the halibut.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
When perfection sits at the table!
J'aime ce restaurant d'amour. Et que dire du service du dîner : même qualité d'ingrédients, même qualité de service, même vin recherché, même souci du détail, standards d'excellence uniques quoi. Mais à un prix plus abordable qu'en soirée. Que demander de plus? When perfection sits at the table :) Merci à Normand Laprise et son équipe.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modern decor. Excellent food
Modern decor. Excellent food and service. Expensive but worth it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Menu Degiustation was awsome. Every dish was incredibly tasty and creatively made. We loved it. The 7 glasses of wine selection was good but not up to the food level specially the red wine should have been a higher quality.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably the best food in
Probably the best food in Montreal, a city with no shortage of good food. Excellent service. Intelligent wine selection. Rather expensive, but deservedly so. Interesting preparations that still work. Kudos all around.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We experienced wonderful food in Montreal, but Toque was the highlight of our trip. The meal will set you back a buck, or two, and you will leave thinking it was worth every dollar. There is something special on the menu for everyone. We will be back next time we are in town.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of MTL
We had the special menu for the festival so I can't really comment on their real menu items. I found the special menu to work very well and I was able to taste each item. Highlights were the appetizers - the soup and pate were fantastic. The low was definitely the desserts, did not enjoy either dish.
The service was spectacular and exactly what I would expect from a high class restaurant.
Very good experience and will return for the real degustation menu.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
De la très grande qualité
C est toujours une grande sortie quand nous nous rendons au Toqué !
Merci d’être aussi passionnés dans votre travail.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome dining experience!
My husband and I had just received a Toque gift certificate as a wedding gift from a few friends, so we decided to go all out. We ordered the menu degustation, and the 7 glass wine pairing. From the delicate flavours of all of the dishes to the sommelier coming to tell us why he chose each wine pairing, dinner was absolutely amazing. Our final bill was just under $500, and our gift certificate covered most of it so although it was super expensive, it was a one-time dining experience. Finally, the exceptional service was noticed when I felt a headache coming on, and they sent the Valet driver to go get me some Tylenol! Amazing! I don't think I'll be back because of the price, but I would definitely recommend it to others to try!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had visited before in the
Had visited before in the old locale and liked it better. It is now too 'overdone' and lost its casual flair. A la carte plates were good but nothing spectacular.
Still a good place to go for a special occasion but be prepared to pay more than the value derived from the experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A rare treat!
We had not been to Toque! for a few years, assuming that the experience would be an extravagance.
We were right! The prices are way up there BUT WELL DESERVED!
I beg you, please start with one $5.00 oyster : just out of this world, woth every penny.
The rest of the meal was equally memorable, not pretentious, elegant, tasty , original without excess.
This place is indeed in a class above all competition.
Thank you , Mr Laprise,for not basking in the glory of your past achiements.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Convivialité, excellete table, vins spectaculaires et visites de la cave à la cuisine!
Un service extra dans une ambiance de bon goût!... à charge de revanche bientôt, nous l'espérons sincèrement.
C'est certes une expérience dinatoire à répéter ou à faire partager.
Pour une occasion spéciale le menu dégustation est une suite ininterrompue de découvertes agréables.
L. Michel Delorme
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Bucket List Restaurant
We were 3 for son's 25th. Three chef's surprise 7 course tasting menus. You tell them allergies & foods you can't eat. Beautiful plates. Creative dishes imaginative ingredients. Wine pairing 5 glasses for 1; 7 for the other. Private label. Though pretty, I wasn't wild about blood pudding course or cheese one served in cappuccino cup (my taste, sorry) The other plates were wonderful. Restaurant large & modern; lots of sound absorption. Full restaurant -quiet. Service professional. Most expensive meal ever . Not sure I'd go back for tasting menu except for occasion. Try the regular menu which also sounded yummy and a bit more reasonable. 100% worth going - at least once-! Fabulous for foodies!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Business Lunch at Restaurant Toque
I had an excellent lunch on Friday at Restaurant Toque. Service was accomodating as I had telephoned ahead to change the reservation from 12:30 to 12 p.m. Very good appetizer of pork suasage and brioche. A step up from that was the main course of Venison haunch. The mint ice cream with the brownie for dessert stood out. The purity of flavor of the mint was exceptional. My one suggestion would be that along with black tea, perhaps Darjeeling or Earl Grey could be offered.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best in montreal
Exquisite food, most professional and attentive service
Very sober and elegant decor
A Must in montreal!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurant in town
Creative cuisine, excellent service. One of the best restaurant in town. Excellent location, near best hôtels. Prices are reasonnable for lunch. The "Mousse de foie de volaille" was outstanding, refreshing and light.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM