Troquet
Troquet

Troquet

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.troquetboston.com/
  • Phone: 6176959463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Scott Hebert
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Charles and Tremont
  • Public Transit: Green line to Boylston Street.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Troquet
Boston's most exciting & comprehensive wine list cannot be found at a steakhouse or hotel; it is at Troquet, where cutting-edge cuisine & a killer view of the Boston Common act as accompaniments to an evening guaranteed to fulfill any wine connoisseur's fantasies. Please allow a minimum of two hours for dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Troquet reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)notable wine list (66)fit for foodies (64)scenic view (51)romantic (47)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (12)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • visiting boston
    zorroVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent restaurant, a short walk from my hotel. Excellent food and service. I'd visit again next time I'm in Boston
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu options
    Epip
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We tried 3 appetizers and all were amazing. The wine pairings were spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    EvansVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Discovered this place last year and have been a number of times since. One of the best restaurants in Boston, with incredible food, service, wines, and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME!!!
    FoodieDownUnder
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great night with great food, great wine and great service. But the food was the star of the evening. Had the Duo of Beef! Amazing!!! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great fish, very expensive
    foodluv
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We loved the seafood part of the meal, and the wine was excellent. Service was great. I was not impressed with lamb. We did the tasting menu, but it seemed overpriced. All together a $500 meal for 2. If you are going to spend that on a special night out, go to L'Espalier instead. Next time, it's only fish for us here - chef really knows his pesce.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Ninemile
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Anniversary dinner- delicious and very special. Location great overlooking Common. Service attentive and helpful with suggestions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious pre-theatre meal
    ebm557
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner here before going to a show at the Boston Opera House. Our waiter kept us on schedule for getting to our show on time and was very attentive. Our food was fantastic. For starters we had the lobster crépes and the short rib agnolotti. For dinner we had the Peking Duck and the Suckling pig. All of it was done perfectly. The chocolate soufflé was delicious. We enjoyed the wine pairings as well. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    Irishprincess327VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Have never been to Troquet. It was great. Ambience, service and food were wonderful. Will go back and would recommend anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Kimmy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went there before a show at the Opera House. It was our first visit there and will not be our last. The dishes were outstanding - flavors, textures, colors. Service was very good and sitting by the windows gave us a very nice view. Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All great except one thing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food. Great service. Great wine. But felt a little nickeled and dimed the entire dinner with the "sharing" fee and perfectly poured only 4oz "glasses" of wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and wine
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    the wine flights were really good. appetizers good, entrees very good, cheese tray outstanding
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for a table with a view
    Rambler
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a very enjoyable meal at Troquet. If you can get a table with a view of the Common that is a plus. The appetizers and main dishes were excellent. The service was attentive. We had heard the wine list was superb and it was extensive. The sommelier recommended a wine that we didn't like and was very nice about substituting a different bottle at no extra charge when we told him that wasn't what we had in mind. The only disappointment of the evening was the dessert. Troquet was definitely a 4 star experience. It is very good though not amazing for the price. I guess I have been spoiled by the excellent restaurants in New York. I would recommend Troquet for a special occasion. Do ask for a table with a view. And skip the dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • troquet
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    As always the food was wonderful!!! The heirloom tomato salad was spectacular. The Peking Duck did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable excellence
    Bananas
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Never disappoints. One of few restaurants of choice in Boston. Quality menu, great presentation and always interesting. Caters for my wife's gluten free diet requirements with variety, making for a delightful dinner experience. Thoroughly recommended
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chefscott
    Chefscott
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Fantastic, interesting food . Perfectly cooked, seasoned and presented. Noise level was a little high especially with background music. Definitely a restaurant for a special occasion. I believe they provided small pastries the last time I was there ; they were missed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    zesasVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Fast service is certainly appreciated, but a bit more pacing might make the whole experience more enjoyable. Very good selection of wines, both by the glass and bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    LongTimeFanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our favorite spot for special occasions that call for intimacy and exceptional cuisine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Everything!!
    SeattleFoodieFamily
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A lovely 2nd floor dining room with a lovely view overlooking the historic Boston Commons. Top-Notch service and french cuisine. An elegant, but non-stuffy restaurant with attentive, kind, caring staff who were friendly with our active 6yo son and mature 12yo daughter. We were made to feel welcome and will dine again on our return to Boston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night June 2014
    GordyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent service with a window seat as requested overlooking the Common! Oysters were delish! then Foie Gras, Beet Salad, followed by sharing Rice Crusted Haddock to die for! Wine selection is not "deep" but carefully selected to cover ALL our tastes !\ Wonerful ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    HawaiiDiner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Troquet was recommended by a colleague from the area for our business dinner. It was an excellent suggestion. Our table had a beautiful view. Oysters and foie gras were excellent as appetizers. Main dishes included scallops and filet of sole. Perfectly prepared. Service was excellent with just the right amount of attention. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice!
    BigJohn
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very interesting menu. Although the Dover sole is not served in the traditional manner, it was quite good. Suckling pig (its just pieces of meat, not a whole little pig!) was outstanding and cooked to perfection. Don't miss the chocolate soufflé. Ask for a seat upstairs near the window. Ambience otherwise is nothing special. One problem: wines by the glass are served in your choice of two or four oz. Nothing like a $14 four oz glass of Chardonnay!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodiegirl
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food amazing as well as wine list. The service was lacking as more diners came in. For the price, plates should have been removed quickly and a more attentive staff should be expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The owner Chris Campbell personally pours the wines and helps select from an amazing wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A tasting delight.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere with a lengthy and pricy wine list. We had the chef's 5 course tasting menus with wine pairing. Great way to try a variety of the beautifully prepared dishes and fine wines that are available at this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    It never fails... Foods always consistently delicious. I recommend Troquet to all my family and friends. My daughter studied abroad last semester and Troquet was our first stop once she was back in Boston from Spain!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Beautiful Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The menu was very creative and had interesting combinations. As culinary educators we were very impressed with both the food and service. We liked the option of the wine pairings in 2 oz glasses per course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food and service
    Wannagotoo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was incredible and the service, outstanding. What is great about this restaurant is their extensive wine list and the suggested pairing of the wine with the entree that you ordered that make for an outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely find!!!
    kmw82
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere and electric menu and the willingness of the chef to attend to food allergies. Wonderful place- will 100% return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweetbay
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Excellent all round seevice and food Extensive wine list great psitings with creative food! Friendly staff and chefs
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gustodineVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We went to Troquet for our wedding anniversary celebration and had a terrific evening. We had a lovely table waiting for us overlooking the Boston Common. Food was outstanding (from the mushroom cavatelli appetizer with truffle oil to the scallops!) and service very professional and friendly. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night
    BeChouie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    It was a special night for us, a reunion since a year after a friend left the country. We had a great time and we all enjoyed our meal sharing and precious moments we had in here. I would definitely come back here for date night again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy but food great
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The second floor dining room provides a great view over the Common. Food, wine, and service were excellent, but the experience would have been more pleasant if they had carpeted the floor and put some noise-absorbent materials on the walls and ceilings. The mirrors on the side walls added light to the room but reflected noise. Too bad; we have been looking for a great place for pre-theater dining.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    MrBill
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food and service was excellent. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Boston's Best
    BostonDebVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We were looking for a new pre-theatre dining experience, and I read an OpenTable review that stated that Troquet is one of the best restaurants in Boston, so we decided to try it. After our experience there, I would have to concur. The dishes are uniquely though out and extremely well prepared. The wine pairings were excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maintaining quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Returned after an absence. It is remarkable that Troquet remains one of the mainstays that successfully retained excellent quality in both food and service. The ambiance shows its age and could benefit from refreshing touches. It was a challenge to decide between the choices. Appetizers and deserts were particularly innovative and interesting, to the point that they overshadowed the entrees. Inspired wine pairings. Looking forward to a return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Descent
    Jaguar
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The idea behind Troquet is great: pair each dish with suggested wine.. While common with tasting menus it is nor common with a la carte dinners. Their wine list is very impressive; yet I can't say the same about food. While lobster crepe was very good, the lamb dish was only mediocre; having rad all the hype about the place I expected more. Service was professional, but not necessarily outstanding. Probably not bad place for pre-theater dinner, but I would not say it is a great destination for special occasions, unless you really looking for a nice bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great!
    Stu1260
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We started with a friendly chat at the bar downstairs. Then we went upstairs to our table with a beautiful view of the Boston Common. Troquet has an extensive list of wines by the glass and some of us did the 2 ounce flights to get a great variety. All the dishes were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal; annoying hosts
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    great bartender, great drinks, great salads, great fish entrees and terrific service. so why not 5 stars? because of the thoroughly annoying host/hostess (who I assume are the owners?), who were sullen, smile-less and basically hovered over us at the bar until we finally agreed to be seated (to be clear: we were early, had plenty of time for a drink and weren't holding anyone up); why would anyone hire these two unless they're the owners?! get a real greeter/host, and you'll have a 5-star experience. such a shame for an otherwise terrific restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    FroggyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    we thoroughly enjoyed our evening there! We were REALLY impressed by the quality of the food (from starter to dessert) and by our wonderful waiter who was very polite and friendly. LOVED IT! Don't be fooled by the weird entryway (we almost walked out thinking we were going to be the only ones although it was 8:00 pm) as the buzz is upstairs!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food
    hildebeast1982VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    the restaurant, physically, leaves a bit to be desired, but the food is fantastic and the service is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate