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Restaurant Toque!
Restaurant Toque!
  • Address:
    900 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle
    Montreal, QC H2Z 2B2
  • Cuisine:
    French / Canadian
    Price: CAN$51 and over

Restaurant Toque! Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurant-toque.com
  • Phone: (514) 499-2084
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch (25$ to 45$): Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:45pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thusday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday : 5.30pm - 10.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French / Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Normand Laprise
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Magalie Ourth (514) 499-2084

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saint-Antoine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking 15$
    Indoor and outdoor parking are available in the area. Street parking frequently also available.
A word from Restaurant Toque!
20 years ago Toqué! opened featuring local produce: a showcase for Quebec's terroir and its suppliers. The ongoing contributions of these artisans is no less important today. We have them to thank for foie gras de canard or salicornia; lamb of heirloom vegetables; seafood or fine herbs. These tireless farmers, foragers and fishermen inspire Toqué!'s cuisine, on which they bestow tastes, textures and natural aromas and unparalleled freshness.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "I've eaten at Toqué three times, each easily among the top 10 restaurant meals of my life. The food is astonishing, the service is excellent, and I am always left satisfied. It's a lot of money, and I do not begrudge a penny of it. Simply amazing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Toque was very good but also very expensive. It was not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Reserved at this restaurant for lunch over 3 months ago & found myself to be dissappointed, I believe my expectations were too high. Yes, the food, service, even the pricing is good but missing something, can't quite put my finger on it. Last year, my sister & I started a tradition, once a year we try a 5star restaurant for lunch. Our first experience was l'Europea & we were just floored by all the special attention, very special presentations on everything we were served. Le Toque doesn't have this which is probably what left us a bit nonchalante about the experience."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Last visit to this resto was 10 years ago. We visited again for the beginning of the F1 Grand Prix weekend and we are so happy we did. Our foursome was totally satisfied in every way. The total dining experience which was first class, 5 star all the way. We'll be back next year!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "this is one of the best meal I had in my live. I recommend this amazing restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Toqué remains at the top. The seven service tasting menu with wine pairing is always a fantastic experience. You will not say "Wow" because of the way food is presented (extensive set up, use of fume, etc.) but because of the way food tastes in your mouth. Always innovative, Toqué's message remains clear, you go there for one thing, the food experience. Expensive? Yes but, contrary to a lot of "bling bling" restaurants, I leave Toqué saying that it was worth every dollar I "invested" in this unique experience. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great tasting menu and wine list. Do not go very hungry. Recommend for special occasions to justify the $500 check for two."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Après plusieurs années d'hésitation nous avons finalement souper au Toqué. L'attente était grande, mais la réputation de la table de ce restaurant l'est aussi. Malheureusement, nous ne pouvons pas considérer que cette dernière a fait honneur à la renommée de ce restaurant. Le menu dégustation (qui devrait être la carte de visite du restaurant) n'était tout simplement pas à la hauteur. Malgré plusieurs efforts afin d'intégrer des aliments originaux et locaux (pétoncles, oursins, pigeonneaux ...) aucun des plats qui nous ont été servis lors de ce repas ne méritait un"WOW". La majorité des services étaient bons, mais sans plus. Et après la facture, nous pouvions difficilement conclure à un bon rapport qualité/prix. Une soirée décevante. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I really enjoyed Toque restaurant, it was my first time there and what a wonderful experience it was. The food was amazing, it was a real pleasure from the beginning until the end. The food was really out of this world and everyone at the restaurant was really nice and friendly. To add pleasure to our dinning experience we had the chance to visit the kitchen and the wine cellar. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I chose the 7-course menu, along with as many wines. Starting with seafood, then beef and deer, we ended with cheese and a refreshing set of desserts. All the way through it's been a delicate assembly of flavors and textures. At each serving, the sommelier explained why he chose the wine to drink with which was very interesting. Both of us loved it! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary. We chose the tasting menu with wine pairing. Of the 7 services, only one was disappointing (dry and too salty). The rest was a great experience. What I loved best about the evening was the sommelier. For every service, he came and explained the wine's characteristics and why he chose it to accompany that particular dish. I don't know much about wine, but what he said stuck with me while eating and drinking and greatly improved my appreciation of the meal. Unfortunately, he couldn't make it for 2 of the dishes, and the persons that brought the wine instead had little or nothing to say about it. The quantity of food and drink was perfect. At the end, I was full but not stuffed, and a bit tipsy!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Fantastic tasting menu, excellent service and great sommelier - wine pairings were awesome and we'll explained. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Visited Montreal for my boyfriends birthday weekend and heard a lot about this restaurant. I live in NYC and have pretty high standards so I went in expecting a really great meal. We did not opt for the tasting menu, it was very pricey and we saw a few dishes that we decided to share instead. The wine was good as was the service. The entrees were not well executed for the price charged. We ordered a bone marrow appetizer that came out in a bone propped up on balled up tin foil. When the average appetizer price is around $30, presentation should be a little more impressive than that. "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Dinner at Toque was a wonderful experience. I'd recommend it to anyone who really cares about food and where and how it's served."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent food, Awesome service and and passionate personnel. We've been there on a very special occasion and we will remember our whoile life. It is pretty expensive, but worth every single penny. Best food I ever had (sorry honey and Mom!). Thank you Mr. Laprise, Mr. Fabien, Mr. Maxime and all the staff. The staff to client ration is 1:3 which cannot give results other than being exceptional. My wife & I have decided that this is a once a year MUST."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was not extraordinairy. No suprises. Le cerf était cru."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The entire evening from start to finish was exceptional. We eat a lot of fancy food prepared by a lot of folks who promise the moon in their adverts and menus. This one delivers on every level and makes it all look effortless. And the food was exceptionally good."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This creative and elegant cuisine is based on traditional Quebec dishes using locally and regionally sourced foods. The atmosphere is particularly welcoming for a fine dining restaurant. Our waiter Sebastian was knowledgeable, helpful, and a delight without being obtrusive-a perfect wait person.The wine list is extensive and the steward is a great aid in refining the choices. Our amuse-bouche was a rutabaga mousse with cocoa butter accented with cocoa-excellent surprise. I enjoyed princess scallops to start and a beautifully prepared rabbit for a main course. My partner enjoyed lobster salad and a risotto. The prices are what you would expect for this type of restaurant. Toque! has a Relais et Chateaux designation."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Le menu dégustation (5 ou 7 services) avec le pairage de vin est exceptionnel. Le menu dégustation est la meilleure option possible (pour ma part) car je n'aurais pas su quoi prendre tellement tout à l'air appétissant sur le menu à la carte."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "L'expérience du dîner rassemble tous les éléments qui font la renommée du Toqué et en plus, est offerte à un prix plus abordable que la table du soir. Aussi, n'oublions pas l'ambiance plus décontractée & les portions plus raisonnables. Tout y est pour un succès!Je me cherche une autre occasion pour y retourner :) Merci d'être des gens si passionnés!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Before going, you know already you're headed for a pricey dinner. The only question that remains is whether it will be worth the premium or not. Here are the reason that make me think it is worth it: - The food: all 7 courses tried were very good but 3 of them were exceptional. The deer was out of my comfort zone but it might have been in the top 3 pieces of meat ever had. - The wine: extensive menu. It is worth asking advice to discover new gems. - The service was polite yet warm. - Even packed, the place remains relatively quiet. - Tables are nicely spaced out. At the end of the day, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Finally made it to the Toqué! Needed a special place for a special occasion and I could have not asked for more. Our evening was perfect from the smiling welcome at the reception till the end. Food, wine and service were just perfect. We loved everything, including the thoughtfulness of the staff in bringing along a congratulations card wrapped in the finest chocolate I tasted in town. Bref, fantastique et merci à tout le staff pour cette soirée inoubliable"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I went to the Toqué! with my friends to celebrate a special occasion. We really enjoy the moment as soon as we passed the front door. We had the "degustation menu" with wine pairings. It was so nice! We also had the chance to go to the cuisine to see how this team manage everything to delight the customer. I will remember this experience for years."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is equal to its reputation. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, the food was imaginative and great tasting and the atmosphere was just as we like it. Only dark note was the odd cutlery. Knives were hard to handle and keep on the plate."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went here for a very special dinner, And was overwhelmed with the dégustation menu and paired wines. Only dish that went a little awry was a lobster/lamb option, each of the six other courses was exquisite and well paired. The highlights were the duck and a pairing of mackeral with a positively cider-esque wine. Table service was impeccable, with the highlight being the personal introductions of each wine by the sommelier, who had a delightful manner, amazing knowledge and the ability to evoke a complete sensory experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything was beautiful and tasted wonderful! You can feel how these people enjoy having kids at their place!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Had lunch and chose to have the wine suggestions with our menu. Marvellous idea as the pairings were perfect, for the fish and the meat. Service was impeccable and very professionnal but not snobby. Desert was small but very good. What a great experience!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Toqué has an excellent reputation and it did not disappoint. The choices were interesting and the presentation and tastes were wonderful.Here is where you want to be a bit adventurous and enjoy something you have not had before."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "It was my sons 23rd B day and I decided to spoil him along with myself as we try different exclusive restaurants around Mtl. Where do I start............the service was impeccable, friendly, very knowledgeable and courteous. We decide to go for the food tasting menu and let me tell you they did not disappoint. Everything was exquisite and the choices they selected for their wine accompaniment were outstanding! The time flew by as we just savored every bite full to the conversations that we had between a father and son! Yes a little pricey but let me tell you worth every penny in my books for sure! Will definitely return that is a given! Thank you again to a wonderful culinary experience! These guys just simply know how to do it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We did the tasting memo and were thrilled with every bite. We didn't want to do the suggested wine pairings (minimum $80 pp, 4 of us) so asked the sommelier to suggest a bottle each of white and red that would complement the food and that wouldn't be too expensive. He was friendly and knowledgeable and offered to go down to the cellar after talking with the chef. His recommendations were great. Not only did we have good wine, but we also were not made to feel dumb or cheap. The chef creatively worked around my nut allergy. Our server gave brief, expert descriptions of each course as it arrived. The service was impeccable. The decor is not stuffy, rather understated and welcoming. Glad we finally came here."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great food and service although very pricey. Would go more often but can not afford the price."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Service was a bit off. Meal was outstanding as usual yet could have been served hotter."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The other reviews weren't lying when they said service was slow. I don't recall service being like that when we first went five years ago. That's why we returned. We had a 6:30p booking on a Thursday night. We started with some great cocktails-- some sort of honey-meyer lemon-gin&tonic mixture. We opted for the surprise tasting menu. Granted, we did say we would like to enjoy our drinks for a bit before starting dinner, but the seven courses took three hours! The only thing I didn't like from the meal was the sweet bread course-- why would you put something like that on the menu? Additionally, I thought the main protein (duck) was weak. I was left craving cow or pig."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Even though it is not inexpensive, this restaurant offers an extraordinary culinary experience. We were amazed by the combinations of the 7 service menu (Menu Degustation) and the wines that accompanied the meals. Everything was well explained and all the quesitons were answered."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was excellently prepared, however the portion sizes were rather small. Wine choices by the glass were limited (4 whites and 4 reds)."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Wonderful meal in all respects. The food was beautifully presented, original and most importantly delicious. The service was impeccable. Wine matchings with tasting menu were inspired. Best restaurant by far in Montreal. Expensive, but worth every penny for those special occasions."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "What an amazing food and service experience . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Le restaurant Toqué este e loin le meilleur. Restaurant de Montréal. Le personnel est attentionné, courtois et offre un service exceptionnel. Les propriétaires Christine et Normand savent accueillir leurs clients. La cuisine est extraordinaire, très fraîche et bien présenté. Un restaurant à découvrir et a retourner surtout pour une occasion spécial ou un dîner romantique."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My daughter and I celebrated her 20th birthday here. The service was superb. The duck was excellent. Champagne recommended, came from a small winery..........superb! Price point was very good. WE were treated like royalty."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Menu, food, and experience are overrated. Food was just okay - medocre, nothing special, and not justifiable for the ticket of the meal. Presentation of plates was wonderful, but the gastro experience lacked immensely. Wait staff were pleasant, but slow. This Resaturant lacked charm of many other notable restaurants in Montreal. I'd skip this one."
    Dined on 1/18/2014