Restaurant Toque!

4.6
2517 reviews
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French / Canadian
In 1993, Toqué! opened featuring local produce: a showcase for Quebec's terroir and its suppliers. The ongoing contributions of these artisans is no less important today. We have them to thank for foie gras de canard or salicornia; lamb of heirloom vegetables; seafood or fine herbs. These tireless farmers, foragers and fishermen inspire Toqué!'s cuisine, on which they bestow tastes, textures and natural aromas and unparalleled freshness.

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New England
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 !!!!!
Formidable

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OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons passé une excellente soirée. Les plats et le service ont surpassé nos attentes. Merci à Denis et à toute l’équipe qui se sont occupés de nous. Vous êtes tous formidables.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Très chic.
C était excellent. Plats et vins.
C est intéressant qu il y ait une suggestion des vins pour chaque plat et une proposition de demi verre.
Nous sommes venus le midi.
Nos reviendrons un soir.

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S
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was not up to par for such an establishment and quite frankly was disappointing
Excellent Service though

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GL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food, but start saving up, the most expensive restaurant in Montreal.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Superb top flight dining with price tomatch

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a second experience with Toque and it was as delightful as the first. The food and service were outstanding and the wines pared perfectly. We brought friends from San Diego to share with us and they couldn't have been more impressed. A lovely evening with delightful surprises from the 'Tasting Menu'. We will definitely return on our next trip to Montreal.

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RG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good culinary experience and awesome service. I would just caution as my date pointed out that it is kind of stuffy with the service being almost too meticulous. She pointed out that the waiter kept the wine bottle from the table and that she likes to pour her own wine as an example.

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DC
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The experience was first class and memorable.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s very good experience.Thant day is my daughter birthday,she is very happy and like this restaurant.

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LH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service made the experience memorable. Le sommelier et le serveur étaient très amicales ceux ci ont rendus l'expérience mémorable. The food was good but for the price i would have expect something more impressive

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OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

service sublime

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and place.
What would make this even better is some special sauces with meals.
A young team front of house doing a great job

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Le restaurent est très classique. Personnellement, je préfère les endroit où on voit la cuisine, plus petit et plus conviviale. Le personnel est solide quant à la connaissance de leurs plats et vins. Les prix sont assez élevé, mais les plats sont excellent.

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IL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nous avons beaucoup aimé le menu dégustation, le service courtois était un peu trop lent. Pour le prix, nous nous saurions attendu à vivre une expérience culinaire et à avoir un service impeccable.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Fantastic use of regional vegetables, cheeses and other ingredients that I’ve never tasted or heard of before. Our best meal in Montreal.

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EP
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the cocktails to the dessert was perfect. Their sommelier was incredibly helpful to pick out a beautiful wine and our server gave us such genuine service throughout the evening. For any occasion, this place lives up to its reputation!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une expérience hors du commun. Un service impeccable.

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M
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super expérience comme à l’habitude! C’est un incontournable à Montréal.

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PF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, with a good cuisine and a very good wine selection. A very nice service

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SE
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nous fêtions nos 10 de mariage : l'ambiance (décoration et agencement) nous a fortement perturbé à notre entrée dans le restaurant mais pas dans le bon sens du terme, ce qui nous a inquiété pour la suite...
et finalement, très bonne surprise : la cuisine est excellente : qualité de présentation et qualité de mélange des saveurs de la mise en bouche jusqu'au dessert.
Service impeccable également, tout le personnel est attentif sur le déroulement du repas.
Très gentille attention avec un petit mot du chef pour nous souhaiter un joyeux anniversaire.
A recommander fortement donc… et nous y retournerons lors de notre prochain séjour au Canada.

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PV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

This is rated as one of the best restaurants in the country, so naturally my expectations were quite high. I have been to many other top notch restaurants all over the country. This restaurant is pricey - it is not obnoxiously expensive, but it is what you would expect for a fine dining experience. I still think the appetizer portions were unacceptably small. 32 dollars gets you the meat from about one crab leg, cut into six or seven pieces...however the presentation was marvelous. Five dollars will get you a single oyster...good quality oyster, but I have not paid five dollars for an oyster before. The service was professional, but not particularly friendly, and I felt a little intimidated after I asked for plain oysters on the half shell and received a bit of a weird look and arrogant response. Value-wise, it's not there, even for a high end restaurant. Service is good but not great. Most importantly, the food is just average. Great lengths are taken for presentation and the plating was beautiful, but looks can be deceiving. The crab was...well, basic snow crab with some decorations. The roast suckling pork loin rack was just flat out awful. It was not evenly cooked and was chewy and raw in the middle. The parts that were cooked at least medium were bland...the food wad delayed because the chef was not "happy" with the first attempt...so we got some complimentary pasta with mushroom sauce which was very good.

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GB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Really disappointing, didn't meet expectations. Long list of little things that were wrong with my experience - chipped plate, no sommelier advice, too casual cutlery placement, mediocre food, ambiance not at all special (most upscale chain restaurants have better ambiance). For the price, it was just disappointing. Come on Relais & Chateau, snap their chain - not in the same league as some of your other properties. Not sure how it even made a 100 best list, never mind #3 spot!

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quel restaurant !
Parfait du début à la fin.
Personnel courtois et professionnel
Merci spécial à Samuel !

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MS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant ambiance was great, beautiful room. Service was top notch. I tried the tasting menu with champagne appetizers with oysters. Many of the dishes were home runs, but there were a few that were average, which was disappointing considering it was ranked number 3 in Canada. When you pay such a high amount you expect everything to be a knock out!

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons passé une très belle soirée. Belle expérience. L’accord des vins avec les assiettes était parfait. Très bon service!

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H
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the first greeting of bonjour/hello the experience is exceptional. Arrive early, enjoy a bar that would feel perfectly at home in a Connery era Bond or in a funky modern club. The wine list is delightfully playful and even the glass offerings are reasonably priced and interesting. We chose the tasting menu and I cannot recommend it enough. Almost every dish had a clarity of focus and provided an amusing experience in my mouth. Local ingredients played perfectly with modern cooking techniques but it didn't tip into an experiencal restaurant (which isn't a bad thing, just not what they are doing). Service was unfailingly pleasant with just the right amount of thoughtful patter but never getting in the way of the star of the show, the plates. The tasting menu changes with such alacrity that it would be a bit of schadenfreude to write about details here, but every dish we had worked well when all the components came together in a bite. If you are so inclined the wine pairings with the courses struck the perfect side notes to the stars. One of the whites was just a little over chilled at time of serving but nothing a warm hand and 1 minute couldn't fix. Just go, order the tasting, order the wine. If you need a different endorsement Martin Picard was at the bar nearly our entire time here and he looked like he was having a good evening. Thank you Toque! For taking amazing local food and letting me experience it in a whole new way.

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B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

cold food, slow service, stock up ambiance, overpriced, not enjoyable at all, far from being the best restaurant in Montreal, the biggest disappointment during my 10 day trip to Canada

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T
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal and experience at Toque was amazing. Everything we ate was delicious and staff was knowledgable and attentive. I would definitely recommend it as a fine dining experience in Montreal and would return next time I visit the city.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Nous venions éblouir notre palais avec celui de vos chefs, nous venions pour un service d’excellence et peut-être excessif. Et nous avons payé l’imaginaire du luxe, seulement l’imaginaire. Il n’y a pas eu d’éblouissement. Il y a plutôt eu un établissement qui plait sûrement aux ingénues, mais non pas aux avertis. Vous surfez sur la vague de la méconnaissance de vos invités en termes de plats, car oui les goûts sont présents et l’alliance de certains agréables, mais c’est tout. Il n’y a pas d’histoire racontée quand on mange votre cuisine. Chaque mets était bien présenté, cependant pourquoi nous dire : Mélangez tout, c’est comme cela que le plat a été pensé. Cela ne fait aucun sens ! Nous n’avons pas rencontré de mentor culinaire, mais des gens qui portaient des plats les uns après les autres, sans envie quelconque de les partager.

Présenter une carte des vins bien construite est un art, en faire une liste ne l’est pas. Être amateur de vin ne vous fait pas sommelier. La personne responsable de nous conseiller était perdue dès que nous remettions en question l’accord proposé. Elle ne fut pas en mesure de répondre à nos demandes, et essaya de faire de l’humour pour cacher son incapacité à discuter du goût des vins.

Nous vous invitons à traiter vos invités, quels qu’ils soient, de la personne qui a économisé plusieurs mois pour venir chez vous au CEO qui vient régulièrement avec ses amis, à la même hauteur. Pour chacun, vous vous devez de vous dépasser. Ce ne fut malheureusement pas notre expérience.

Bref, vous vous complaisez à donner une image de votre célébrité et non à créer une excellence. Il y a une grande différence entre nous vendre une expérience inoubliable et la réaliser, surtout quand vos invités sont des connaisseurs des plus grands restaurants qui eux la réalisent.

Nous ne reviendrons pas. Et dans l’état, il nous est impossible de recommander votre établissement.

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G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Expensive but worth the price. Highlights:
- Kate, our waitress
- prestige wine pairing (chateau d'yquem, pommerol, ...)
- the riesling from the standard wine pairing
- tasing menu (venison, duck, salmon, fois gras, pasta ...)

We returned after a poor experience 10 years ago (not the restaurant itself but the clientele (surrounded by flip-flops, cell phones, plastic bags)). This time we had an excellent evening - everything you would expect from a top restaurant. We will be back for the next 'special occasion'.

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AM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Had high expectations given lots of previous positive reviews. Chose the chefs tasting courses with wine pairing. Wines were fabulous but food was not anything to impress the pallet (although presentation was great). For spending over $200/person, there are simply too many other great places in Montreal for me to come back

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JB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

J'ai la chance de venir à votre restaurant quelques fois par an. J'ai toujours été éblouie par la nourriture et la qualité du service. Je suis venue souper avec une amie vendredi soir dernier. La nourriture était encore une fois d'une qualité exceptionnelle. Par contre, le service a vraiment laissé à désirer... À tel point que si cela avait été ma première visite, j'aurais été réticente à revenir. L'accueil était bien, mais une fois assises, il s'est passé un bon moment avant qu'on vienne nous voir. Après notre commande (7 services et accords mets-vins), le pain a tardé à arriver, le service de l'eau également, j'ai du remplir mon verre à quelques occasions et même redemander du pain, qui est arrivé 15 minutes après ma demande. J'avais l'impression que peut-être il manquait de personnel, car lors de mes visites précédentes, le service était irréprochable. J'ai eu l'impression d'être servie en vitesse, un peu comme au restaurant du coin, avec un minimum d'explications. Le service des vins était excellent par contre. Je ne sais pas ce qui s'est passé vendredi dernier, mais c'était très décevant. Peut-être l'absence de Monsieur Laprise ? Je ne sais pas. Je reviendrai vous voir, car un repas médiocre au niveau du service ne gâche pas tous les bons souvenirs que j'ai eu chez vous.

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YL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Je ne sais pas pourquoi les communications se font en anglais?
Mon épouse et moi avons eu une excellente expérience.
Le serveur et le sommelier étaient attentionnées.
La nourriture délicieuse, bien apprêtée et bien présentée.
Un bémol pour le plat de chevreau: un peu coriace.
Pour l'apéro nous avons préféré le champagne de pinot noir (Moutard), au chardonnay.
Les blancs étaient un bon choix, et les rouges bien appréciés.

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TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the reviews are true and the reputation is well deserved. Should have two Michelin stars (if Michelin didn’t hate Canada). Brilliant.

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RD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with matching wines. I love the quality of everything there!

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice street view, friendly service, and heart warming little things, nice choice with friends.

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L
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good experience, take lots of money. The food was exceptional.

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic meal for a birthday. Amazing 7 course tasting menu.

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