Our favorite, as always.I just would have appreciated a slightly larger portion of the mushroom terrine, because my two guests wanted to taste. Now back on an island in Maine, we are dreaming of the chocolate soufflé.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb service and cuisineWe went to Tocqueville for mother's day brunch and could not have been more satisfied with the experience. The ambiance was lovely and it was quiet enough to hear everyone at the table. Each course was perfectly balanced, beautiful to look at, and tasted even better. I would love to come back here again for a special occasion and sample the regular menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had lunch at the restaurantWe had lunch at the restaurant on a Friday. The restaurant was near empty. Food on the prix fix lunch was very good the service was excellent and place is simple and elegant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Top Ten!This is one of the best restaurants we have visited in many years! A great combination of excellent service, an unusual and exciting menu, and a beautiful room made for a memorable dining experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Amazing!!! One of my favorite restaurants in the city.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food great ambianceWe have only eaten there twice, since we're out of towners, but will make it a must-do for future trips to New York City. had a hard time choosing from the menu, everything looked delicious. Loved everything about the experience.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant but.....Wish our pricey poached lobster was cooked thoroughly. We celebrated our anniverary with friends and the restaurant could not have been more accomodating. Loved the restaurant, ambience, service and dining experience. Would defintely recommend it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Birthday CelebrationIt was my wife's birthday and as this is a favorite restaurant of hers, it was my choice for her celebration. Lovely people greet us at the door, take us to our table, ask if we would like a glass of champagne and leave us to enjoy the beauty of the place. The sommelier is a joy; he knows his wines and delights in sharing his knowledge. The food was delicious, all fresh and well-prepared, served without a lot of superfluous flourish but graciously presented.
It's a place we have always enjoyed. It never disappoints.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and experience!We chose Tocqueville for our 20th anniversary and it was a pleasure from start to finish. The ambiance was wonderful, seating was comfortable, the food was amazing, and the service impeccable. We particularly appreciate the sommelier was well informed and very patient with finding the right wine parings for us. I strongly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there again.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUnion Square's French GemA lovely restaurant with a beautiful ambiance. The food is splendid and the noise level very low and easy for conversation. The only small criticism is the service which can be slow at times and at other times feels a bit overbearing (as in the Sommolier).
Otherwise really first rate.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThree friends went to ToquevilleThree friends went to Toqueville for lunch to celebrate a special birthday. From the moment we entered the restaurant we received the most gracious service from all who helped us. The food was delicious and we agreed that this was the best restaurant we had the pleasure to experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic and elegant restaurant,Romantic and elegant restaurant, soft atmosphere, attentive service, tentatively sophisticated food (i.e. Duck sausage) nicely presented and very well done. Good wine list with gentle suggestions from the maître.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the 5-course tastingWe had the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing, and were offered two more complimentary courses (What a lovely surprise! ): an appetizer trio with sparkling wine from Spain, and a cheese sampler with Loire Valley red. Top-notch food and service, knowledgable sommelier, elegant and unpretentious space. From the moment we walked in till the end of the meal as the last customers that evening, it was a flawless experience. Thank you, Tocqueville team!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an exquisite meal forWe had an exquisite meal for a celebratory lunch this week. The food was quite good, sauces added such lovely complexity to the meal. Service was great. Everyone very much enjoyed their meals4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMichelin-star ready restaurant!!!We had a wonderful meal here on a quiet Sunday evening. The food was delicious and the staff were amazing. The dining room is lovely, romantic and nice & quiet. I am not sure why this restaurant does not have a Michelin star yet?!?!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening outWe went to Tocqueville for our very first wedding anniversary, so expectations were definitely high. On arrival, we were greeted warmly by the hostess who wished us a happy anniversary and took our coats. We were then seated at a corner booth which was lovely and cosy. We got:
Appetizer - snapper tartare and sashimi
Entrees - seared diver scallop and foie gras; beef sirloin and braised cheek duo
Dessert - blood orange cheesecake
They asked thoughtfully if everything was to share, and plated up everything in two servings so we didn't need to deal with trying to cut and share food.
To top it all off, they gave us a complimentary dessert of dark chocolate wafer cake and hazel nut ice cream, with "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" written on the p4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food and understatedSuperb food and understated elegance. Service was excellent. Overall, one of our favorite NYC restaurants.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe won't be back.Significantly overrated. Nobody cared particularly for the food. The tofu & mushrooms was frankly lousy.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPrixe fixe lunch is a bargainPrixe fixe lunch is a bargain . Good and abundant choice of variety of breads4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful experienceAlways a wonderful experience made better by charming and professional new manager Rachel.
Lovely.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTocqueville: Dining at it's FinestTocqueville was the perfect restaurant for our "cousins" brunch for three. It's quiet, elegant, refined, relaxed atmosphere made for a special experience. Service was excellent, attentive, caring, presence known without being fawning. The food was delicious, a lovely combination of textures and fresh products beautifully presented. We felt unhurried, attended to and cared for.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely restaurant, deliciousLovely restaurant, delicious food. Always a good experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty dining room. Good lunchPretty dining room. Good lunch price fix. Not much options but well-prepared.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA terrific restaurant....especiallyA terrific restaurant....especially for very special events. The food, service and ambiance are first rate.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperior in every wayWhere to begin? The food, service, ambiance, everything was flawless. The prices may seem, well, pricey, but the value you are getting is considerable. The fact you are getting dishes you can't really get anywhere else makes this a not-miss establishment, and my server pointed me in the direction of fantastic ones. The sea urchin carbonara was mindblowing, but so was a rather inconspicuously-titled wild mushroom salad, featuring both whole and pureed mushrooms in a creative side-by-side pairing. Even the sunchoke soup was breathtaking, and the chef would not reveal its secrets! Divers Scallops, duck terrine, and chestnut Napoleon rounded out this meal for the ages. I wouldn't change a thing.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a gastro destination.This is a gastro destination. Worth a trip to dine there. A somewhat formal atmosphere3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food - short on value.My girlfriend and I both tried the four-course tasting menu ($85). Overall, the food very good. We both agreed that the diver scallop/ foie gras dish was the best. The Chocolate Souffle dessert was also very good. All dishes were very well thought-out. Portion sizes were smaller based on the four-courses. Was it worth $85pp? Maybe - if it was a special occasion. As other reviewers mentioned, good food, glad I went, but won't be running back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood CoutureChef Justin Lawless is a breath away from receiving a much deserved Michelin star.
Hands down the best dining I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
Nab a table at Tocqueville while you still can.
A fashion industry insider, I call it "food couture." The highest of compliments.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMChef's Toque Shines at TocquevileDining at Tocqueville is definitely a worthwhile experience, albeit costly. I loved the fact that when my husband and I ordered the tasting menu -- we each got different things to eat! Notable dishes: parmesan grits with a sunnyside up egg, scallop with foie gras, braised beef cheeks, duck breast with an amazing citrus consomme,halibut poached in duck fat. Loved the extra dishes, too -- the small cheese plate, the best blood orange sorbet I've ever eaten. Would love to see a wine list that was wallet-friendly.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant room, first classElegant room, first class service, very good cuisine.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgood taste is alive and wellOne of the rare gems of a restaurant where you are treated as though you are very special, the food is fabulous and you feel like you have been in an oasis of good taste.
Four women at lunch all walked out totally satisfied and delighted with the experience3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet & ElegantQuiet, elegant, restrained and refined.
These qualities are reflected in the food, setting & service.
This is NOT a cutting edge, "over the top",culinary event.
This is a civilized, precisely curated,impeccably executed dining experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA winning dining experience.Lovely meal, wonderful service. While the meal was expensive, we had so much food. Wonderful gifts from the chef - at least 4 amuse-bouches were served before dinner.
Service was attentive and thoughtful. The food was well planned, paired and portioned. And the taste was just amazing. Great dining experience overall.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was amazing, great food,It was amazing, great food, great service. Its a must go!3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive and respectful service,Attentive and respectful service, civilized noise level, very delicious food -- just the place.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBegan the evening at the intimateBegan the evening at the intimate bar with generous drinks and a silver bucket of warm gougere. The dining room is elegant and the tables well spaced. We ordered the 4 course signature tasting menu with wine pairings and a 5 course tasting. Everything was delicious and unusual. Glad I went with the tasting because I probably would have shied away from some of the combinations that delighted me upon arrival. The only disappointment was a slightly dry souffle but the accompanying sorbets were delicious. Staff was warm and accommodating.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a gem, right nearThis is a gem, right near Union Square. The ambiance, service and the food all come together in a perfect way. I cannot say enough good things about the experience. Make a reservation and go have a great dining experience.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Anniversary DinnerHad a incredible meal for a special occasion. Elegant yet comfortable room. The pasta carbonara with sea urchin was amazing, as were all of the appetizers ordered by our table. The main courses were equally exceptional, with the veal and steak dishes combining multiple preparations. Highly recommended and quite special. We will certainly return.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience with 6 peopleGreat experience with 6 people at round table. Service was great. Sommelier was great on advise and service.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTocqueville made for an amazingTocqueville made for an amazing anniversary dinner. I had a 5-course tasting menu that was slightly more adventurous than my wife's 4-course, and we both loved every bite. Staff was very courteous and attentive. The sommelier felt a bit pretentious at first, but warmed up later. It's certainly a pricy menu, but worth it for the good memories.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSolicitous service. AmbitiousSolicitous service.
Ambitious menu, but execution does not meet the description of the food.
Major drawback, we ordered a drink that turned out to be an astonsihing $150 for a shot pour. Waiter never mentioned price.
That alone is inexcusable given the fact that he went to great lengths to point out all of the costs of the specials.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA superior restaurants forA superior restaurants for adults, with tables widely spaced, and an environment which is both lively and allows for actual conversation. The food is outstanding, the staff quietly professional, and the room is handsome. It costs dearly - but so worth it for a special night out.12/17/2012 12:00:00 AMWhat a magical evening! FromWhat a magical evening! From the moment you walk in the door, you feel welcomed by the staff and atmosphere at Tocqueville. The food was exquisite. Everyone in my party enjoyed their dishes from duck, arctic char, lamb and lobster. The desserts were outstanding as well. It's definitely pricey but worth it for a special night out. Enjoy!11/24/2012 12:00:00 AM