La Toque

4.5
2091 Reviews
$50 and over
French

About

Chef Ken Frank’s landmark restaurant, La Toque has earned a Michelin Star every year they have been awarded in Wine Country. We are also the recipient of Wine Spectator’s highest honor, The Grand Award, for our wine list and service excellence.
Pairing wine and food is our passion. The pairings on our menus are considered by many to be the ultimate food and wine experience. Our culinary team and Sommeliers taste together daily, constantly exploring, looking for combinations that elevate both the food and wine, creating harmony.

We offer 3 different menus nightly at La Toque.
The Core Menu, where you can make your selections from a list of savory dishes and desserts.
Or choose the Vegetable Tasting Menu of five courses and dessert.
And for the ultimate La Toque experience, put yourself in Chef’s hands and go with The Chef’s Table Menu, a pre-selected menu of nine courses including 6 savory dishes, cheese, and two desserts.

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vipDMR2016
New York Area
34 reviews
Reviewed on August 25, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Been meaning to write this review for a while now as La Toque was sincerely the lowest point of our May 2019 Napa vacation. I cannot express in words how simply disappointing our whole dining experience was from start to finish. We arrived for an early reservation but were still surprised to see we were the only table in the restaurant. This should have been a huge red flag.

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vipMarcA
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Did is really nice, but it doesn't feel very special inside and not as great an experience as their old location

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jezza
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Clearly a bad night at the office when both service and food suffered, seemingly because of a large private room booking which is no excuse. My Halibut was partially overcooked as prep was uneven; the veal chop was not a great piece of meat and as for the strawberry shortbread it was the worst ever - just bread. A small point but should diners have to pour their own wine in a Michelin Star restaurant? I don't think so. All these points were raised with our waiter at the end of the evening. It would have been nice to get some acknowledgement from the restaurant subsequently.

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ChristineG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Location in a hotel made it less of a memorable experience though. Would recommend better ambiance music and guests should be required to dress up for such an amazing food experience!

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vipSyvdeanne
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience4

Wow 2 years later and what a difference in experience - and not good. The food and the wine were just mediocre. The flavors did not work with the wines served. The wines served were less than 40 per bottle as well. And nothing was outstanding. 650 for 2people. I feel taken advantage and will NOT be back.

Wonderful food, and wine pairing dinner. The staff was great, and they provided excellent service. This is dinner not to be missed! There were 4 people in our party and we all loved every food and every wine that was poured.

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RussellM
Amarillo
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and did the 5 course menu. I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere couldn’t ask for a better experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We were extremely disappointed in La Toque. The service was subpar and the food was not good. We waited an average of 30 minutes between each course. When the food finally got to us, one of our items was cold (when not supposed to be). The flavors were just okay. Each time, we had someone new delivering our food and sometimes they’d tell us about it, sometimes not. We have no problem paying $500 for two people when it’s worth it. This just wasn’t even close.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for any occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Food is amazing and service is too!

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vipRenobound
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd time dining at this restaurant and it was amazing again!

DA
vipDinaA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Its unfortunate that there isn't a main dish for pescatarians. There should be a way to make a seafood dish for people that don't eat meat.

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DonnaK
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at La Toque and we are all hoping that it won’t be our last. We did the 9 course paring and we were not disappointed. Phenomenal!

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SauraN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience. Great waitress. Wine sommelier was impatient and short. Food was good - duck was our favorite

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vipMammolina3
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a lovely restaurant, the service is exquisite, the staff knowledgable, the food was amazing. This is not a restaurant that I would consider an “everyday” restaurant. The menu is strictly a tasting menu, with 9, 4, or 3 options from the menu. The 9 dish option looked amazing, and was the Chef’s pick, It is the only menu section that may not be part of any of the smaller tasting selections. All in all, it was an amazing experience and I would definitely go back.

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vipAnneW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food and service were good but the meal took over 4 hours for the 5-course tasting menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.

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napavintner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Toque is a gem ! Absolutely great in every way! Food, service and just the overall general experience were pitch perfect. A 3 hour dinner with our own perfectly decanted wine made for a most memorable dining experience.

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Earthling
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere and presentation of food is fine dining quality. The servers are friendly and attentive. However, when the food goes into your mouth, I felt that there was something lacking. Maybe it was flavor, nor was the fish extraordinarily fresh. The mouth experience wasn’t as nice as the eye experience. Overall it is a nice restaurant but I’m not sure about the Michelin Star.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The wine pairing with the tasting menu had NO local wines on it.

There were NO local ports on the wine list.

The food was good, but not what I would expect from a Michelin star.

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vipMauraan
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Incredibly disappointed. Service was good but not Michelin level. Food left much to be desired for price point. Would not recommend, nor return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Vegetarian dishes are also very classic and memorable dinners

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vipSoutherngirl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Becky was very knowledgeable of the wines. Thank you.

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vipPaulS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Our “special occasional” spot

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KATHIEK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

La Toque is a beautiful culinary experience, but you get what you pay for. The menu is pricey and there is a minimum 3 course dinner requirement, so this is not a place to go for a quick bite. However, the service was impeccable as you would expect from a Michelin star restaurant. We fully enjoyed watching the plating of large parties nearby. If you are looking to indulge, this is the place to go.

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nebo343
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The big drawback to this restaurant is the location: inside a tourist hotel. The decor is drab and uninteresting, the dining room is visually uninspiring and boring. Since it contributes to the dining experience, we thought it was a huge negative. The food was very good, as was the plating and the service. We had the cod, bass, rabbit, and veal, all good. We celebrated a big occasion and they were kind enough to bring us champagne gratis. The sommelier shared excellent info re the wine list. For this level of restaurant, however, and at this cost, something’s lacking: there’s no real personality or majesty. The service, though good, was not particularly sophisticated and not what we expected from this level restaurant. So it fell short and we won’t be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Boyfriend’s birthday

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vipJandrewterry
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant. Make it a point to have dinner at La Toque the next time you are in Napa...

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Colorado1999
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary of our first date.

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vipSean
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

For the price paid, food was ok, don’t mind spending the money, but the food needs to live up to the expectation

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vipLMRONE
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening on Valentine’s Day. Terrific menu and wine pairings.

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JOSEPHC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, they have an excellent wine list particularly strong in California Cult wines in vintages dating back 10-20 years. There Burgundies,Rhone, and Bordeaux wines are also impressive in the choices that are available of some of the more recent vintages. We shared a black truffle toast that was infused with cheese, the caviar course was excellent, and the duck and steak were superb and cooked perfectly. We ordered a 2002 Le Moine Corton Charlemagne and brought a 1996 Leroy Chambertin. Both were drinking really well. I would highly recommend this restaurant and would eat there again

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Marty
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent wine list; very attentive staff; explained menu well. Great sommelier.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This restaurant was easy to get a reservation for and was at our hotel, so we booked it. Wine pairings were great, however the food wasn’t bad, but just fell short of being worth the price tag. The crudo could’ve had more bright citrus, the vegetarian pasta could’ve had a bit more flavor. Again, nothing was bad, but for what we paid, we were expecting a mind blowing experience. Have no complaints about the service. Sommelier was spectacular.

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vipBend
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was amazing and the whole staff was so accommodating that I can understand the Michelin star. Will definitely be back.

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vipMike
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than expected! Overachieved Michelin Star!

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LarryR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

It took 4 hours.
The food was great. The restaurant experience was truly like being punished or tortured.
The menu was very difficult to figure out. The waiters never gave us a simple. straight answer on our questions on the menu.

It took 4 hours. Ridiculous. We felt like we were being punished. Waiting Waiting

Will never go back

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Birthday
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef K has always done a marvelous job and he made my friend's birthday dinner shine - he and his staff are terrific

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good but not fantastic

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January30guests
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite in every tasting item. This paired with service that was impeccable and friendly. The server and wine sommelier did an exception job of listening to hints in taste and likes to pick the most excellent pairing n wine. Together it was an exceptional experience.

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La Toque is rated 4.5 stars by 2091 OpenTable diners.

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