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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Troquet reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)fit for foodies (64)notable wine list (63)romantic (51)scenic view (39)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A Perfect Place
    bob0314
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My wife and I shared the foie gras (outstanding); she had rice-coated halibut (outstanding), I had the Dover sole, on the bone at my request (outstanding). The wine list is extensive and well-chosen. Service was outstanding: timely, not pushy, not overbearing, friendly. A bit noisy, but still possible to have a conversation without raising your voice. Overall, one of the very best in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • wonderful experience
    DBigZ
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    recently enjoyed an outstanding meal. Every course was a work of art. The wine pairings were outstanding. The waiter was knowledgable and gave great reccomendations. The service was fast and impeccable. Can't say enough.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Thoughtful menu, beautifully presented plates! Foie gras appetizer is melt-in-your-mouth; rolled lobster crepe was fresh and light. My husband, who doesn't usually eat lamb, wished he'd had my entree. The scallops he ordered were rich and perfectly cooked. We shared the chocolate souffle for dessert -- also incredible. Lengthy list of wines by the glass, with pairing suggesting for each menu item. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understated and Outstanding
    Donna429
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I love Troquet for so many reasons! The food is just some of the best you will get in Boston and there is no place better to get a great bottle of wine to pair perfectly with your meal. The single glass suggestions that accompany each menu item is the best idea ever! It feels like a neighborhood place to come back to again and again and I know I will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    Lianne
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were there for a special occasion and were delighted by the wonderful food and exceptional wine list. The personal attention was also a plus. My husband had the perfectly cooked scallops and I had the lamb...fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful celebratory dinner
    Mshariat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First ones in the restaurant on a Saturday night, but the meal was delicious. Server was friendly and the wines were fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hhwdsfarnsworthVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have always loved Troquet, and this meal did not disappoint. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all excellent. Paired wines make wine selection easier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Lovely
    BSOgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Just lovely,particularly just before a show. Wine list excellent , including 2 oz pours. Food light ,fresh, and excellent. We will be bacK
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Another great dining experience
    Walthamflyer
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've been to Troquet a number of times. The service is impeccable. The creativity and quality of the menu is superb and matched by an equally impressive wine list. I love pairing my meal with the recommended wine by the glass (printed right on the menu). Always a hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • URLSVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Superb food and outstanding service. One of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative & Delicious Menu
    Coachjude
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here after a theater matinee. The food was outstandingly creative, with surprises to the palate in every course. This is definitely a destination on the pricey side, but well worth it for a special evening of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Erin
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My mother and I had a wonderful time at Troquet celebrating her birthday. She had the duck, I had the lamb and both were extraordinaryily good as were the apps and the almond/apple tart. The wine suggestions were spot on. The atmosphere is very nice with a lot of energy, but not overly crowded or loud at all (even on a Friday night). Service was outstanding. It was an overall fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime!
    EllDee
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Extraordinary food, service, ambiance! What took me so long to spot this gem! Each bite was better than the last - sheer perfection. I think I'll forever dream of the duck confit salad. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • a little below our expectation
    Ororoina
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife ad me we both had the (of course pricey) sole. Good but the presentation was a bit surprising: usually you are presented with the whole fish and then they prepare it; at Troquet you are served directly witht the fish slides. As to the wine we followed one the suggested choices, two glasses of an Italian unknown wine. Really disappointing but the negative side has been that you are not presented with the bottle but directly the glasses; at same time you are not proposed to taste... So we asked to change the wine and the waiter's reaction has been almost rude (but she recovered later on). In a nutshell: a good place, but it could (perhaps: should) be better.
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  • 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!
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    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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  • 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.
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    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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  • 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.
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    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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • 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.
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    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.
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    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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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    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.
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    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.
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    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