Tocqueville
Tocqueville

Tocqueville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tocquevillerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2126471515
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sunday Dinner 5pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Marco A Moreira
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Extravagant cocktails, special celebrations, wine pairing tasting dinners 8 - 800.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Square and Fifth Avenue
  • Public Transit: Union Square 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L,F,M
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garage on 15th Street, street parking 7:00am Saturday all day, meters also located on the block.
A word from Tocqueville
Since 2000 Tocqueville Restaurant has been serving innovative American cuisine to its loyal clientele. You will find the most seasonal local ingredients scattered throughout the menu during every season. The hospitable staff and comfortable décor make this an excellent spot for special occasions and neighborhood dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Tocqueville reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (81)special occasion (78)romantic (74)neighborhood gem (49)notable wine list (46)great for lunch (26)good for groups (10)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not impressed with head waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very nice and elegant restaurant. The food was delicious. The only complaint I have is the way the head waiter came off 'snotty' even by New York standards. You would of thought asking questions about the menu was absurd and after we finished dessert we sat there for a very long time trying to get his attention to get our check. We did not feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dewey
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent service and food was very interstiting and right on the money. Great experience can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Union Square Fine Dining
    PhiW
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This restaurant never fails to please. This establishment should be reserved for special occasions as well as when one wishes enjoy fine dining, excellent service, and a unusual quiet ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a perfect meal and evening. We did the tasting with wine pairings. Every course was excellent, the service from hostess to waiter to sommelier was wonderful. I rank it among the best "splurge" dinners I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LivetodineinNYC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was superb. The staff was very professional without being snobby. Pricey but worth the splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    FaceandsubtleVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We love this restaurant for its civilized atmosphere and delicious food. We return whenever we are in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jayson
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had a great dining experience. Sampled the tasting menu with wine parings and had a great evening. Service, ambience, and food has always been impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A rare find in Manhattan
    NycseattleVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A quiet restaurant with well spaced tables professional discreet service and superb food. If you are looking for a scene don't come. If you want a perfect evening for grown ups do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Experience
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Dining at Tocqueville is a wonderful experience. My wife and I enjoyed a relaxed dinner last evening with wonderful food and excellent service in a wonderfully romantic setting. Although pricey, the dinner was well worth the expense. This is a restaurant that exceeds the expectations that any dinner would have at any of New York's high-end restaurants. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent business lunch spot
    Bizlunch
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Quiet, tasteful dining room, food is reliable if mainstream for Manhattan, service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my second time at Tocqueville - once for lunch and once for dinner. It does not disappoint! Everything on the menu is excellent and we didn't have a single complaint or problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion place
    HillymdVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Romantic (we were there for an anniversary, perfect place), elegant but not at all pretentious, great food (we had the scallops and lobster), attentive service. Not a "scene" place, but that's ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    RenaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Superb service, unbelievable food, keep going back! Had one of the best anniversary dinners to date! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food lackluster
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    What beautiful, warm, quiet & serene surroundings. But what a disappointment in the food. We ordered 2 appetizers, one main course and split a desert. Only one appetizer, the risotto, was flavorful, and it required additional salt & pepper. Even the desert was so so.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Looking forward to returning. The standard of service and food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A paradox
    Extremens
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First, we had dinner and were so impressed we brought our children back for next day's brunch. And, while the dinner was spectacular in terms of food and service, the brunch was a dismal failure with adequate service but a very different level of food. The odd thing is we ordered roast duck on both occasions, but the lunch version was overly sweet and my son could not finish the portion, while the dinner version was sublime. Instead of impressing my children the brunch event painted my wife and me out of touch with food! My wife and I would return for dinner but not for brunch. My kids? Never.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious French restaurant!
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We tried the 5-course tasting menu, which was more like 7 courses with the amuse bouches. Our waiter asked for our food likes and dislikes and created our unique dinners. We were not disappointed. Every course was delicious and creative. Attractive dining room, attentive service without being fussy or formal, and no silly coat and tie requirement. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent all-around
    finedining
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    food excellent. wine pairing superb. atmosphere made one feel cosseted...lovely service, attention perfect.but not pushy or pretentious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Treat and Treasure!
    Daisie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Delicious food, great service, creative menu and a quiet dining experience. I love Tocqueville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic for Foodies
    TheKitchenSpyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There was nothing I would not have again and again. Everything was superb. Flavorful. Perfectly prepared, interesting and magnificently presented. The service was smart and gracious. Professional and at ease with their work. BThe room is romantic in a contemporary way. It's hard to find a kitchen in New York that can put out meals like this ... and that's saying an awful lot. I eat out often and the only restaurant that comes close is Mas (Farmhouse) for this level of exceptional American haut cuisine. Yes... there are bigger names out there. No... they don't surpass Tocqueville. That's how great it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is incredible. Aside from the food, the staff is uber attentive and accommodating. The atmosphere is probably best for for couples as it is a small space with small, intimate tables. For appetizers, we order oysters and the cheesy grits. It felt odd that grits were on a menu such as this, but all questions melted away as we are that dish. I don't know how else to describe it aside from incredible. I had the seared scallops and foie gras for dinner, and they were the best scallops I've ever had. I could eat that over and over again. All around great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressive
    BB510VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I met a potential client for lunch at Tocqueville. It was our first meeting and I recommended the restaurant not knowing he was a frequent diner there. The service was fantastic. The meal was excellent. We ordered from the prix fix menu. I had the asparagus soup, the hake and the sorbet. Everything from the bread to the espresso was perfect. I scored big points with my prospective client. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming all around
    RCKip
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Never disappoints, meals are simply amazing!! Portions are just right and presentation devine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing place
    gordo1950
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Extraordinary food, impeccable service, unforgettable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woefully UNDERRATED
    wakawakawakaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Absolutely fantastic meal from beginning to end. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu and thought they had given us the 7 course meal by accident because we had so much food and little extras. Everything was delicious and the price was very reasonable for the amount of food and the quality of food. I'm not sure how this place does not have one Michelin star, and the fact that it does not makes me seriously question the Michelin ratings, when I compare it to single-star Michelins I've tried. I'm not sure why this restaurant is so underrated, but I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely birthday dinner celebration
    Fufuny
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service from every staff member was superb. They were very attentive but not intrusive. Answered all of our questions about the food and various tasting menus. The staff was very accommodating when someone from my party showed up super late and not quite appropriately dressed for dinner. They were still very gracious and welcoming. We decided against the tasting menus and ordered a la carte. All of the appetizers we shared were delicious, as were all of the entrees and desserts. Our waiter also gave the birthday girl a 5-scoop variety gelato dish as a birthday surprise. She left very happy with our choice of restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant for couples out for a romantic dinner date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usual Excellence
    mark
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I expect the best at Tocqueville and find those expectations surpassed each time I go there. My guests feel the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place..
    Veryhappydiner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A nice surprise to find this restaurant where one can have a conversation, tables are not too close to each other and the food & service were impeccable... We will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great evening.
    finedining
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is my new favorite New York City restaurant. Everything was top-notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is where grownups go!
    wmw322VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Wonderful, gracious, sophisticated, hospitable, culinary excellence, generosity, super attentive, unintrusive service, quiet elegance, broad menu, top grades for every level of dining excellence. Not your usual get 'Em in, push 'Em out experience. This restaurant is truly top of the line, grownup dining at it's very best with No pretentious airs or attitudes. 2 people with drinks and dessert $151.00+ tip. I've had hambugers that cost more. How do they do it? Will be back often .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing experience overall
    Southy1978VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Perhaps it was an off night, but we experienced mediocre food and terrible service (maybe the chef and waiter were both having a bad day ?). Word of warning if you are looking for a special occasion, stay away from this restaurant. We ordered the sea urchin carbonara (tasty, but after the first few bites, the pasta and sauce are quite overbearing with an excess of butter and cream, two ingredients I usually love), grits (ok, but nothing special given that the waiter said it was one of the house specials), diver scallops (scallops were well prepared, but the accompanying sauce was way too sweet and overbearing), guienea hen (hen was overcooked/dry)
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Adam186
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    What can we say? A delightful experience. Delicate sauces, inventive dishes, attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Plain Fabulous
    5timefanVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food, service, décor...all were superlative and understated-elegant. In the upper-most category of NYC restaurants in every way. Creative sauces with just the right sparkle from super-fresh herbs and spices. Especially loved the chilled asparagus soup with crème fraiche panna cotta. A few extra-credit features: Staff completely down-to-earth...not a single whiff of stuffiness. Room filled with positive energy, yet able to have a private conversation. Decorated with such good taste I took photos for ideas for my own renovation project. It is fit for a special occasion, but it would be a shame to wait for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    SamboRambo2
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Hard to find anything to complain about at our recent dining experience at Tocqueville. We got the 7-course tasting menu, and the dishes ranged from very good to fantastic. The service was also terrific, and even though we had a late reservation and were the last ones in the restaurant for quite some time, we never felt rushed. It was closer to the opposite -- it almost felt like we'd rented out the entire restaurant to ourselves. Overall, an absolutely wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Fine Dining Should Be....
    claireyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Tocqueville never disappoints! You can count on a delicious meal anytime you go. And there are special holiday menus throughout the year for celebrants. Diners should be clamoring to get in to this elegant, fine dining establishment. Take your honey and go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was the first time to try lunch prix fixe menu. Picked asparagus soup, hake and chocolate cake with wine pairing. The decoration and presentation of the soup was wonderful as well as its taste. Hake was juicy and moist, but seasoning was blunt, unfortunately. Dessert wine select was a perfect much to the chocolate. Great deal absolutely it was.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Democracy in America"
    VanderMataram
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I've been to this place several times before with several friends in the past. But not until last week I realize how utterly impeccable this restaurant was, in every aspect. This is a perfect restsurant for either couples or family of 6-8 with well-behaved teens. We chosed this restaurant to congratulate our nephew who just won an essay on "Democracy in America" by Tocqueville. If only our democracy can be this good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner and Good Service
    MinnieRVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We brought my mom here for her birthday. It's a nice and comfortable dining room. We all wanted different dishes so we ordered a la carte. All the appetizers, entrees and desserts were presented artfully and tasted good. The foie gras and scallops were good but a little salty. We really liked the grilled octopus, urchin carbonara and the cheese puffs! My mom just wanted a scoop of ice cream for dessert...the staff gave her a plate with several colorful scoops and a birthday greeting. She was happy. She also liked the cute petit fours. The servers were all nice. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another superb meal
    jonb
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Whenever we go to NYC we plan to have at least one dinner at Toqueville. It was again outstanding Wednesday night, with wonderful food, attentive service, and a quiet atmosphere allowing us to talk easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service Great Food
    JustafoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food is great but non-smiling waiters are appetizer turn off. There is no welcome, no check up after the meal bought to our table. No wonder the whole restaurant is nearly empty. Such a shame the chef's effort of making tasty food got total wasted because of bad service!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet