49 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036Neighborhood:
Theater District / Times Square
French AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.triompheny.com/
- Phone: (212) 453-4233
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Saturday - Sunday 7:00am - 12:00pm. Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French American, Contemporary French, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Florian Wehrli
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Triomphe
Gracious service and elegant cuisine dominate at this highly acclaimed "Jewel Box" of a restaurant. Whether for pre- or post-theater, lunch, or an intimate dinner, Triomphe is sure to strike just the right note. For seasonal French-American cuisine with an international flair, Triomphe triumphs.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerFrench American
Triomphe reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (38)romantic (38)special occasion (36)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (11)late-night find (5)good for groups (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Triomphe -- who Knew>ElsasolseatsVIPDined on 11/24/2014A popular pre-theater venue, Triomphe is civilized and tasty for a quiet lunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 11/20/2014After 9:30 PM they insist in seating you at a table in the bar area instead of the dining room! Remind them that you are here to dine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find in theater districtOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 11/19/2014Our group of six was completely smitten with the professional, personal service, the wine advice, and the quality of every dish we ordered (included the options for our vegan friend.) Completely lovely evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food spoiled by poor serviceBrucegolferVIPDined on 11/15/2014The restaurant is small, and perhaps slightly claustrophobic. The menu is not large but the food was excellent. Unfortunately, the experience was spoiled by a distracted waiter. We ordered the only Chablis on the full bottle list, and he showed us the bottle. It said Chablis, and I accepted it. After it was poured, I asked to see the bottle and the wine list, and it was not the same wine. When I inquired, the waiter said that it was the Chablis sold by the glass and he just assumed I wanted a bottle. He offered it at a reduced price,and since we had already started drinking it, I accepted, the waiter then mixed up the orders, putting the wrong dishes in front of the wrong people. He came and went, but we never felt that he was really concerned with us.Special Features:
- Best theater restaurant by far!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/15/2014The care and warmth that this staff gives to the customer from the moment of arrival to leaving is graciousness and inviting. The food and wine pairings are created by artists that love their craft. Expensive, but hey, you're worth it aren't you?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- No Lunch On SaturdayCC316Dined on 11/15/2014I made a reservation for a Saturday lunch, they only had an 11:45 but since it was before the theater I accepted it. When we arrived we were told they were not serving lunch and only breakfast was available. We settled for omlettes, we were the only people in the place and apparantly they were going to close soon, as a result the staff sat all packed up ready to leave as we ate. It was not only a disappointment in the meal but also uncomfortable as well. They NEVER should have accepted our reservation. But on the other we should have gotten up and walked out instead of trying to make the best of a not ideal situation. I will never try to make he best of a situation in a resturant again and I will remember I am the customer.
- Triomphe a triumphParisLoverDined on 11/12/2014For special birthday dinner, we had the 8-course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was fantastic, and we loved how warm and witty and well-informed our waiter Alberto was. Also loved how knowledgeable about wine and food was Ivo Couto, the manager. We paced ourselves for a long slow leisurely meal and were grateful that Alberto was willing to slow down the arrival of next course. I would have been wiser to have turned down the last 2 glasses of wine and that's what I'll do next time (even though that would be a gustatory sacrifice.)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Looking forward to TriompheMDCNJVIPDined on 11/10/2014I had been looking forward to taking my wife to Triomphe since we had not been and it was on our french dining bucket list. We went with high expectations hoping to add it to our NYC Gem list. We were very disappointed. The appetizers, cocktails and service were excellent to start, but the entrees and subsequent service that was soooo disappointing. While I attribute some of this to it being a Monday night -- no excuse for a dining room such as Triomphe. My wife's Beef Wellington the was over cooked (medium well) with the encased puff pastry broken. How could that have gotten out of the kitchen? While the entree was removed from our bill, the server was apologetic, but clearly did not care. My Bison Strip was tolerable at medium, but not medium rare as I had asked and the food was not particularly hot. During our meal, the small intimate dining room was filled with the sound of staff chatting in Spanish about their personal lives-- really? Yes we understood the language. Intimate dining room; well rated; excellent menu... unacceptable experience and no Maitre'D or Chef had the consideration to address our table.Special Features:
- Fantastic find!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/8/2014We went there pre-theater and wanted to stay all night long. The food (Beef Wellington and Scallops) were divine. The ambiance is updated traditional -- just beautiful. The service was great from start to finish. We would totally recommend this restaurant for any occasion, not just pre-theater.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good -- but could've been great.BradDined on 11/8/2014Triomphe is a lovely dining spot, with a relatively varied and interesting menu. The service is European-style (read "slow" for New Yorkers) and well-executed. However, our dinner, when it finally arrived 25 minutes after we've finished our soup and salad, was cold -- meaning that it sat somewhere after it was done, unserved. WHY????Special Features:
- An Adult RestaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/7/2014Even with a table for six next to us, it was quiet, the food excellent, and the whole experience pleasing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tiny location with interesting, seasonal emphasisTravelmomVIPDined on 11/7/2014This is a very small restaurant. Service is attentive but not smothering. The menu focuses on seasonal and interesting fare, and we were pleased with this, our second visit. Different from other venues in the theater district, this one is hidden away, so it is refreshingly quiet.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet spot near Times SquareqginVIPDined on 11/7/2014The cozy quite space was lovely after a noisy day. The food was very good, but the selection of cooked veggies was not simple which would have been appreciated with the complex sauce on my meal. Portions are on the small side for a relatively high price.Special Features:
- Treat for Party of 4TahoeTravelerDined on 11/3/2014Party of 4 with each person having a wonderful dinner. Harlequin soup and Red Kale were very tasty. Main courses of Yellow Fin Tuna, Beef Wellington, Wester Ross Salomon and Bison were well prepared. Pace of service was just right - kept things moving but there was no rush.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DrBobVIPDined on 11/1/2014Food was good, but be very careful....they added a large charge for something we did not order. Did take it off, but offered no apology. Not sure if this is part of their MO or merely an isolated event?
- Expectations Met!Carol39Dined on 10/31/2014The food and service were very good. It was a quiet spot in the middle of a noisy neighborhood. The needs of our gluten-free party were met without question.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Poor Service for the PricetagmammysueDined on 10/25/2014We chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner for our son, and were pretty disappointed. In particular, the service was slipshod, which was astonishing given the price point. For example, while I told one of the servers as soon as we sat down that it was my son's birthday, they brought his dessert without putting a candle. Also, I ordered a glass of wine with my dinner, and had to ask for it twice (it came when I was just about finished with my main course). It seemed that there were many people taking care of our party of five, but no one really paying attention. Most of the food was very good, but I wouldn't come back.
- The name says it allFlaneurVIPDined on 10/21/2014We'd been away for a year or so and wondered how Driomphe had fared: no need to worry. If anything Triomphe is better than ever, with service and food more finely tuned than we'd remembered. Service is professional, friendly and unobtrusive, the dining room is still a gem of gracious, luxurious politesse and the food - stellar. Tuna, lemon-roasted poussin and vegetables, scallops, and the beef wellington were perfection. Salads are complex and rewarding and the soups rightfully demand attention, too. Desserts are better than ever. There is now a tasting menu, and perhaps next visit we'll consider the epicurean menu. But we were too delighted with the gradual improvements and reassured that some good things never change - they triumph.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ExperienceCiccioHDined on 10/21/2014Had my first lunch in NYC here. Great Food, Good Service. Luckily had the chance to talk to Chef, very friendly guy. The Waldorf, Shrimp Salad, was good and refreshing, but the Lobster Cappuccino (on the house), was even more delicious! The Salmon Fillet was perfectly cooked. Spiced Pear was a good finish for the lunch. Recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TriompheEc3bDined on 10/17/2014Food quite good--foie gras terrine and baby kale salad. Bacon dressing was a good compliment to the kale. Kale could have been younger although it was sufficiently tender. Both were appetizers. Service was attentive. Dining room was beautiful. Tray ceiling with lovely carving.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just okay overallDunedinDined on 10/17/2014Two of us had dinner there in the early evening, and we were disappointed. The lobster bisque was dark and bitter; the salad was ordinary; the yellow fin tuna was not great; and the chocolate dessert was much too rich and cloying. The lamb special, however, was excellent as was the pear dessert. Overall, an average or rather a mixed dining experience that should have been much more special. Perhaps we were there on an odd night. The young chef was delightful, and two of the dishes were superb so there is promise.
- Very poor experienceChaspvbVIPDined on 10/16/2014The service people in this restaurant had poor or no training. I have been eating in New York Restaurants off and on since 1943. I have never encountered worse service. In a restaurant where my entree was $44.00, I expect a little attention. We got almost none. There were few tables occupied, and yet we had to constantly search for the waiter. Getting a second drink took extra effort on our part. We could see the waiter standing and chatting for long stretches in the kitchen door.
- Far from the madding crowdWilliamVIPDined on 10/10/2014Triomphe is a quiet little gem and a welcome relief from the din and turbulence that characterize many restaurants today. The cuisine is excellent and the service impeccable. I recommend it especially for a serious business lunch or a romantic evening where you actually want to have a converse in a normal tone of voice, all the while being well taken care in a refined environment.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Find in the Theater DistrictRepastVIPDined on 10/9/2014The decor may be conservative, but the cuisine is splendid and the room is quiet, both finds in the theater district. We arrived not having allowed quite enough time for the tasting menu and were accommodated as well as possible by staff. As successive courses decree, portions were modest but sufficient. Everything was exceedingly tasty and pretty on the plate. There s a tariff fdor this, of course, but oftewn worth it. Conversation is at a premium.Special Features:
- Good Service, Limited Food ChoicesDanielVIPDined on 10/1/2014I have been dinning here quiet a few times. The service had always been great. However, the food choices is rather limited. I have been eating the seafood and fish dishes over and over. Maybe it's time to refresh the cusine with something new and interesting?Special Features:
- Lovely but...BetterLuckNextDineDined on 9/27/2014I had looked forward to bringing my pre-theater group to this lovely restaurant for quite some time. The hostess who called to confirm my reservation was quite accommodating regarding our seating selection and I was sure we were in for a delicious treat. Unfortunately, the restaurant's inability to control the arctic wind that blew through the dining room throughout our meal ruined the experience for all of us. In addition, the lobster bisque seemed to be made of salt instead of bisque. My duck dish, once it was reheated after coming out of the kitchen cold, was delicious, and the rest of the party found the striped bass, scallops and soups to be quite tasty. All in all, not quite the Triomphe I was expecting for the price...Special Features:
- Really not goodFoodisfunVIPDined on 9/25/2014I come to the city about three times each year and love trying new restaurants. This restaurant is a typical hotel restaurant. Overpriced poor food. So sad I wasted a dinner here.
- Still MemorableOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/25/2014We don't visit NYC often, but when there we still love to dine at Triomphe at least once and this time was wonderful, as expected. The menu was available online so we knew what our options might be in advance. The offerings reflect the season and the East Coast locale with regard to seafood and fresh fruits and vegetables. My "deconstructed Bouillabaise" was comprised of a nice combination of squid, baby clams, shrimp, salmon and white fish; the broth delicately flavored with fennel but robust in the flavors of the fish and shellfish. We shared an appetizer of 6 oysters with champagne "beads" - briny but small and mild in flavor. We also shared a beautiful salad of watermelon, feta and arugula which was beautifully presented on slate.Special Features:
- Phenomenal food.OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/20/2014Absolute must to visit for foodies. Deserves 6 stars!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/19/2014Very disappointing. This was probably our fifth visit to Triomphe in as many years, and its previous dinners had lived up to its name. This time the service was friendly but quite disorganized; the dishes mediocre; the duck badly overcooked. For this lackluster dinner if two appetizers and entrees, with three glasses of wine between us and without dessert or coffee, the cost exceeded $200. Perhaps there's been a change in chefs. Certainly something has changed for the worse.
- Perfect little place!DelicatDined on 9/17/2014Great place for lunch, with very good food and service. Convenient location for pre and after theatre dinner. Enjoyable cosy atmosphere. Check it out when in the neighborhood. You won't be disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet business lunchOliveItDined on 9/17/2014Perfect spot for quiet business lunch which is not easy to find midtown. Tables are spaced appropriately apart and it was pleasantly quiet. Menu was nicely varied, with some interesting options.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/16/2014We went for a special occasion. This was a wonderful spot. We ended up having their tasting and wine paring menu. It was wonderful. Would highly recommend.Special Features:
- great eveningFrankDined on 9/13/2014We had not visited Triomphe for a few years and were so glad to see the recent updates to the restaurant The interior is lovely, with subdued lighting, but the real pleasure was with the staff and the food. We were greeted with a smile by the hostess and promptly put in the capable hands of Mr. Couto. Each staff member was cordial, without being intrusive, and guided us through our selections. We were pleased to see the addition of several half bottles of wine to the list, including champagne. Our dinner selections were outstanding (salmon, chicken, and Beef Wellington), and each was served in a timely manner. All around, we would give high marks, with special kudos to Ivo C. We shall definitely plan a return trip.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 5 Stars Not Enoughbooerns89Dined on 9/6/2014I have lived in New York and have always felt the service in general was sub standard. Not so in Triomphe. The staff could not have done more for us. The food was absolutely exquisite. The wine selection was excellent also. Will most definitely be coming back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Restaurant Jewel in NYCGourmetVIPDined on 9/6/2014My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. After a hectic day in the city, what could be better than a quiet atmosphere with great service and food? We each had the beef wellington served perfectly as ordered-medium rare. The house cured salmon was a unique appetizer. Our next trip to NYC will include dining at this magnificent location again. Maybe this time we can save room to sample the wonderful looking deserts!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- quiet for business or romancewelltraveledDined on 8/26/2014so hard these days to find a quiet restaurant with great food and service. I have gone often with my husband but this time I needed to do a bit of business and it was perfect for that too. The service has always been good and they get you out in time for theater if you tell them. but the menu has improved even more and the food is delicious. This one is a old standby, gotten better.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best for Pre TheaterJohn55VIPDined on 8/16/2014This is a very romantic space in a lovely boutique hotel - have eaten here many times - the food is excellent - service very good albeit a tad slow if you are going to the theater make sure they get it - for my money as a native New Yorker the best place to eat in the theater district besides Todd English's restaurant.Special Features:
- Not impressedNYCvisitorDined on 8/9/2014I tried the 4 course meal with wine pairing and wasn't impressed with the food. The wine pairing was well done. Although the staff was very friendly and accommodating, I felt somewhat rushed since the meals were being served before I had finished my wine. It did not allow any time to savor the meal and chat over dinner.
- Very nice pre-theater optionkbow722VIPDined on 8/8/2014I have found that hotel restaurants can be somewhat hit or miss but this is definitely a hit. The menu is imaginative and diverse, the execution of the dishes was excellent and the service was great!Special Features:
- The following 1050 reviews are from the Triomphe reviews archive.