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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Troquet reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)notable wine list (60)fit for foodies (59)romantic (45)scenic view (43)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (9)late-night find (6)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Hadn't been in years. Was very happy to go back and find it just as wonderful as I remembered it being. I would recommend Troquet to anyone. Service, food, atmosphere- all of it was perfect. We had an early reservation and were the first ones at the restaurant that evening and got seated at a table by the window overlooking the common. There are only 3 tables overlooking the common, so we were lucky to get sat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Troquet
    Sherlock333
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been to Trpquet many times, and each time I appreciate it more. The food and wine list are beyond outstanding. It is one of the premier restaurants in Boston. I went there Friday, to celebrate my son's engagement. In every way they were attentive and the evening was superb. Do not miss the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but pricey
    IHeartFrenchFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was exceptional but the ambiance was lacking and made the price tag hard to swallow. Wine list was also impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We've never had a bad meal here yet. Wonderful food and service, especially if you're lucky enough to get Rick as your server. He had to deal with our nut allergy and gluten free celiac, and made us feel so well looked after. Great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but ambiance lacking
    EdgedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I went on a Saturday evening. The food was very good indeed but somewhat spoiled by what I would describe as rather old decor in the restaurant and, with limited soft furnishings in a corridor like room fairly high noise levels. The views as mentioned by other reviewers (and part of the reason for going) aren't that great, it's on the second floor above Boylston Street looking into what appeared to be a cemetery part of Boston common. So if you focus on the food and zone the other diners and decor out, it's great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not just about the wine . . .
    Houston
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Arrived on time for our reservation and were promptly seated upstairs several seats away from the view of the common. Dining room was somewhat small but well put-together with some large mirrors on the walls for diners having to face the wall (a nice touch I appreciated). Wife started with the beet salad while I tried the ricotta cavatelli; beet salad was nicely done (not overdressed) with many large, multicolored beets. The cavatelli was earthy and excellent. Main courses were the duck and lamb; good amount of food extremely well done -- I've never tried lamb bacon before! Wine list is all you've heard: had 2 splits of '79 Guigal Cote Rotie that were divine. Service was perfect: there when needed but not hovering. Would go again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner in Boston
    foodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I flew in from Toronto just to meet a friend from Australia that I hadn't seen in years for dinner only. Torquet did not disappoint. We both started with the soft shell crab sushi roll which was crunchy and delicious. I had the halibut which was cooked perfectly and my friend had the scallops. We both finished off with the panna cotta. Perfectly light after a filling meal. It was a great time. BTW the bread (crunchy roll) and butter were terrific too.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious pre-show dinner
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed the view of the Boston Common and a delicious meal prior to attending the theater. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the dinners, how they were prepared, and what ingredients were used. The gazpacho was beautifully presented and tasty. The entree of scallops was outstanding as was the halibut. All courses were artfully displayed and the dessert especially so. As it was midweek, the dining room was quiet, but we could see it being quite noisy as the tables are very close together along the walls and we could hear all that was said 2 tables from us. A great place but pricey, especially the wine even by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Boston
    Ssech422VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always an amazing experience. We had a beautiful table overlooking the commons. Service was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. For appetizers we had the ricotta cavatelli and the foie gras. The foie offered both a seared and torchon portion. It paired perfectly with a glass of sauterne--one of many on their extensive by the glass list. For entrees we had the duo of painted hills beef and the suckling pig. I highly recommend both. To finish off we decided on the cheese course. They offer a vast selection and servers explain each one thoroughly during a table side presentation. Hands down, the best for fine dining in the city
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Troquet
    NEEMorganizer
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A friend and I had dinner at Troquet before theatre. I chose the restaurant because of past good experiences there. My friend was actually treating me for my pending retirement. Since she hadn't been there before, I thought she would enjoy it. while the seating was on the 2nd floor, we were pleased to see that they had an elevator, as my friend has trouble climbing stairs. From our table we had an excellent view of the Boston Common. The service was polite, quick and friendly. My friend was excited to have Peking Duck for the first time ever. She had spotted it on there on-line menu. I had the chicken entrée. We both thought the food was splendid. And we were able to leave in time to attend the opening performance of The Lion King.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Diningdame
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a very nice evening at Troquet. The service was excellent, and as always, the wine selection was superb. The food was overall quite good but one dish was oddly under-seasoned -- almost bland -- and another appetizer was rubbery. An off night for the kitchen? Due to a couple of very noisy groups (and one raucous laugher), the noise level in the room was at times uncomfortable. Overall, though, we had a lovely time and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The tables are very close together and the restaurant is quite noisy making it hard not to hear other conversations. Most tables do not have any view of the park. Food was ok, but not at the level of expectations. Wines list was excellent. We went for our anniversary and are planning a redo somewhere else.
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  • Overpriced!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I selected this resturant based on a google search of Best Resturanys in Boston. The menu was limited, the waitress got unfriendlier with each additional question regarding the food options (or lack there of). The worst part is overpriced food for mediocre quality. Nothing special. Would not recommend nor will I rush back.
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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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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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    • 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
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    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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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    LongTimeFanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our favorite spot for special occasions that call for intimacy and exceptional cuisine.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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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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    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 ....
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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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
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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
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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
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    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.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 860 reviews are from the Troquet reviews archive.
  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • 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