Latour Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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French
Welcome to Chef-Owner Michael Latour's fabulous French-American Cuisine Restaurant!
Latour's is known as a refreshing innovation on the restaurant scene ... a place to sample a type and quality of cuisine that is difficult to find!
Latour, A French-American Grill has been rated in the Top 40 for Best Food Ranking in the Zagat Survey for New Jersey ... has received a Three Star rating in the Bergen Record and Star Ledger newspapers ... has been featured in 201 Magazine and Bergen Health and Life ... and the New York Times has given Latour a rating of Excellent!
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RG
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Latour restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ, is our go-to place when we want carefully prepared food--from entree to dessert--in an adult setting. Even when full, the restaurant is never uncomfortably noisy, because people who frequent it are conversing not shouting across the table at each other. And Chief Latour's visit to the tables of his guests are always welcome and delightful. A local gem.

OT
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner

WM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Latour since it opened and we think it's the best restaurant in Ridgewood. It's quiet, intimate and perfect for special occasions.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. The food was excellent. The chef even came out to say hello.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we seated and had our appetizers starting with the crabmeat and scallops dishes that were superb to our entrees of braised beef that was off the charts and my wife Lisa had the dinner portion of the scallops appetizer that was simply deeelish!! We finished of the night with 2 orders of the profiteroles that was fresh and oh so good!! A must if your in the Bergen county area!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. The chef spent time chatting with the diners which is very good.

MW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Latour Restaurant was excellent. I had chicken coq au vin which was so tender and delicious. The service was very attentive. My dessert...ice cream in a cream puff shell with warm chocolate sauce was so wonderful. My husband and I will definitely return!!

OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal always!

f
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were two couples out celebrating a special occasion. Had not been to Latour in over a year. It was a very memorable experience from the service to the food to the ambience. We each had a different appetizer, all of which were delicious. We also ordered some of the specials - the Dover sole, the venison and the beef Wellington, all amazing. One of the best meals in a long time. And how nice to have Mr. Latour himself come out to chat with us about his food, his restaurant, and life in general. Very charming man.

g
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding selection and value on their tuesday/wednesday/thursday/sunday price fix meal.

r
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food at moderate prices. Tasting menu when available is a great deal. It is byob

Y
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Latour! The food, service and ambiance are wonderful! Michael, the owner/chef is definitely hands on.

DA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife and I read the reviews and decided this place was worth a try. The decor was light blue with vintage drapery try hard to be a French country cottage. We both started with the appetizer special which was an herb Fettuccini with Mushrooms and crab meat which was good. The brad brought to the table was a crusty french baguette with cinnamon swirl. I do not know why. My wife ordered the Salmon with horseradish that came with mashed potatoes and a few shred of carrot. She was expecting it to be flavorful with a little kick. It was bland. I had the Beef Wellington which was what I would call deconstructed (not typical). This was not bad with mashed potatoes and vegetables. It was good but not outstanding in my book. The service was good this is BYOB. We were not impressed. This is no Balthazar.

LB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always had a great meal. Michael Latour is fabulous and visits every table to chat and make sure you are happy. Have been going for 15 years. Our “go to place” for excellent French food. Treat yourself.

TJ
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first visit nor will it be our last. Highly recommend.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for New Years Eve and service and food were fabulous!

FV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great planning and attention to detail. Food was excellent, along with the impeccable service. French cuisine with a gourmet "twist". The ambience was reminiscent of a quiet, French café; perfect atmosphere for a perfect meal.

RT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Latour on New Year’s Eve. It was simply fantastic. We began with a sampling of all the appetizers, although we were allowed to mix-and-match as we desired. The menu of entrees was somewhat limited but with several specials it was extensive and well-balanced. Our meal ended with a sampling of all of their dessert offerings. The service was excellent as usual having visited Latour over a dozen times. Great French cuisine without NYC traffic!

HM
40 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent. Service is top shelf

OT
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner. Service was fantastic the staff friendly and easy to talk to. Our dinners were over the top awesome and the chef came out to the tables, a very nice touch we certainly will be back.

HM
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and service can always be counted on to be outstanding

BC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Latour. We know that we can always count on exceptional food in a lovely, quiet atmosphere. On a recent night, we both had the lamb special and it was tender and flavorful. The prix fixe dinner is unbeatable! We had the lamb special, fallen cheese soufle for an appetizer, onion soup and lobster bisque , and cheesecake for dessert. Everything was wonderful and tasty. Latour can't be beat! And don't forget: It's BYOB!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the ambiance perfect for the restaurant. Michael and his team created a perfect experience for us.

FW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous job, prepared in the classic French style...
Consistently great, kudos to the chef...
Souffle & French nougat were perfect...

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable lamb with everything else as perfectly relaxing as expected

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food is exceptional

m
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful anniversary celebration. The entire meal was delicious. Wait staff was attentive and the owner greets diners at their table. Will return for sure.

OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a bad experience. Food and service top notch. The midweek special is the best deal around

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 4 course prize fixe is terrific value. Food was excellent. I love the onion soup and the beet salad. Duck breast is cooked just right. The atmosphere is very relaxing. I’ve been there multiple times and l’ve never been disappointed. I love to go there for special occasions.

JP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was disappointing. It usually is very attentive.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Best Restaurant in Ridgewood for many years.

O
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For 23 years, Michael Latour has maintained the top quality French cuisine he is famous for. To experience a little bit of Paris in Ridgewood, complete with Edith Piaf in the background, You can't miss with Latour. The prix fixe is a special bargain.

c
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We continue to return because it was our favorite restaurant in town, and I keep Hoping it Will return to its former 5 star self. It is obvious when chef is not in the kitchen. The venison , a go to dish for my husband, was not up to The standard expected. The goat cheese ravioli were swimming in a fig sauce The sauce was delicious but overpowered the dry, yes sadly dry, ravioli The profiteroles, on the other hand, never disappoint

The servers should not take smoking breaks. No one wants to smell the remnants of cigarette smoke on a server when he is pouring wine across a table

In the past, someone offered to hang a diner’ coat. It’s a pity that they are draped all over the backs of chairs.


Sadly, What was once ‘special’, seems dialed in now

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great staff and the owner/chef always makes a point to make great food with great presentation and, time willing, comes out and talks to the guests.

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

d
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are always great choices on the printed seasonal menu. Add in a number of daily specials and it gets harder to decide. We both had the seafood crepe which was very tasty, followed by the lamb duo special and the boneless spare ribs from the regular menu. All great choices on a rainy, chilly evening. Thank you, Chef Michael.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere and it is quiet! Friendly staff as well.

SF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food.

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This may be the most consistently good restaurant in the area. The tasting menu is both excellent from a taste standpoint but equally great for its variety of choices and cost. The main menu offers the classic French dishes so it's hard to go wrong with any selection.

BT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food, great service, great value. We'll be back.