Tocqueville

4.6
2465 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Since 2000 Tocqueville Restaurant has been serving innovative New American French style cuisine to its loyal clientele. You will find locally sourced seasonal ingredients from purveyors including the Union Square Green Market. Our menu was carefully curated by our celebrity chef and owner, Chef Marco Moreira. The menu features signature dishes including Uni Carbonara, Seared Diver Sea Scallop and Foie Gras, Truffled Parmesan Grits, and a Lightly Smoked Duck Breast. We are a Zagat Award winning restaurant and are Michelin Star recommended. Our award winning wine list put together with the wine connoisseur in mind is sure to delight the finest of palettes. We feature a beautiful private dining room for events and provide full catering services as well. The hospitable staff, chic and lofty décor, and relaxed sophisticated atmosphere make this an excellent spot for special occasions and neighborhood dining.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tues - Saturday: 11:45am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thurs: 5:15pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 647-1515
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef & Proprietor: Marco A Moreira
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Private party facilities
Located steps from Union Square, this intimate private dining room is welcoming and sophisticated. Over looking our main dining room, you and your guests (up to 28) will enjoy a delicious French American meal paired with the appropriate wines hand picked by our Sommelier.
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Private party contact
fatima@tocquevillerestaurant.com: (877) 897-5959
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Catering
Extravagant cocktails, special celebrations, wine pairing tasting dinners 8 - 800.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Union Square and Fifth Avenue
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Parking details
Garage on 15th Street, street parking 7:00am Saturday all day, meters also located on the block.
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Public transit
Union Square 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L,F,M
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving a holiday inspired three-course prix fixe menu $125 per person

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving a holiday inspired three-course prix fixe menu $125 per person

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will have two seating: 5:30pm-7:30pm ($110 per person) and 8:00pm-11:00pm ($135 per person) Serving a three-course prix fixe menu

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2465 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is elegant and classy. The service was impeccable. Our waiter helped us choose the perfect wine, based on our description of what we like. The bread served was fresh and fantastic- good bread is usually the harbinger of what’s to come. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
They did forget our birthday dessert, even though I reminded them that we were there for my husband’s birthday, but we forgave them because all in all this was a wonderful evening.
This restaurant will become a favorite on our list.

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JY
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

After a marvelous time enjoying the tasting menu, dining room, and ambiance at Toqueville this past summer, we were terribly disappointed by our dining experience last night. True, the white truffle risotto was outstanding ($140 appetizer), however the sea bass was overwhelmed by an avalanche of mustard seeds and served inedible skin side up. The chicken galantine was not a galantine, but a breast accompanied by a chicken sausage with light foie gras.... However, the biggest disappointment was the service: our champagne by the glass was flat, we were asked if we were finished while obviously still eating (there were open tables...) not once, but twice... and the staff seemed to have attitude about it.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have been celebrating our birthdays at Tocqueville for five years. It is a large beautiful, spacious room with beautiful art and tables spaced well apart It is a quiet luxurious space. We always get the 3-course prix fixe lunch which is a good deal. There is always a fish option and a non-fish (meat or poultry) option on the menu. THe food is exquisitely prepared and delicious. Very fine cuisine. It is served in a gracious and elegant manner. We also get the wine parings with our first two courses--which are excellent wines that go well with food--and you get full, interesting explanations of what you are getting and why. If you don't like one wine, they are happy to bring another. Because they noticed it was our birthday, they brought us a second dessert free. I don't think there is a more elegant way to celebrate a birthday lunch available in NYC and for the quality it is a great value.

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f
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had not been to Tocqueville for a while. The atmosphere is lovely and welcoming. The food is excellent. A 5 course and a 7 course menu are mentioned but not explained. Good sommelier.

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is brilliant. The sea bass preparation was the best I have ever had..Bravo to Juliien

What a delightful experience. A must for lunch when you want to feel like you want great food, service and elegance.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious!

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m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern French at its best. Seamless service and outstanding food.

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L
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in NYC and a well kept secret. You are lucky if you come across this place. The food is impeccable and the service is wonderful.

The tastes are perfectly put together with many fresh ingredients. Certain to please even the most sophisticated palette.

Quite atmosphere, very local. Beautifully decorated restaurant, I can dine there for hours.

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CF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toqueville is the "grown up" restaurant in my neighborhood. The food is always unusual and delicious, beautifully presented and served. The ambiance is quiet and even when the place is filled, it's possible to have real conversations without asking someone to repeat themselves. The service is perfect, everyone seems intent on making your dining experience a good one.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Almodóvar there...

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G
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

You are clearly paying for the air in this place. I'm not sure where the money goes, because it isn't for the staff, an unhappy and ornery group, some lacking an ability to even enunciate enough so we can understand them. It doesn't go to the quality of the ingredients, I've never ordered such expensive duck that tasted so much like cheap ham steak. Would I recommend this? Only for someone trying to impress a cheap date who wouldn't know the difference.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular restaurant. Ambiance was quiet, sophisticated, warm. Service was perfect. Food was absolutely delicious.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect
Except the restaurant was very warm

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P
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant that reminds me of our long-gone favorite Chanterelle

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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this special place for special occasions. And love that they make each customer feel valued.

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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ED
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went for Thanksgiving. The food was cold, the menu limited, the service slow and unfriendly. The bill, however, didn't reflect any of this - quite pricey. I won't be going back.

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I asked for water and no ice - room temperature- but when it arrived it was ice water with ice. I asked for water with no ice and the busboy just dumped the water and ice out and filled it with water bringing back soaking wet glasses. Turned me off. They don't carry a brand of still water in a glass bottle and I don't prefer sparkling and the only still they had was Evian in a plastic bottle. I don't like using plastic for environmental reasons. The purpose for asking for "no ice " is so there won't be bacteria in the glass. Once you dump it out the bacteria is still there. Ice is one of the grossest things you can have at a restaurant. And then I went to the bathroom to see them carrying up buckets of ice. Which is a little gross too. Cause who makes sure the buckets stay clean all day?
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The food was good. Loved the truffle tagliatelle and the tuna tartare. The main waiter was good although it took awhile for us to order even though we said "we are ready to order". It was still another 10 minutes. I don't recommend the Thanksgiving Sundae. It was not made fresh. It had been previously made and stuck in the freezer. A little unappetizing but my husband's chocolate cake was excellent. And the sommelier was super cool.

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h
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great time and best french in NYC for our 10 years wedding anniversary

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RC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was fantastic. The sommelier made on point recommendations and our server was extremely attentive to our pace. Never rushing in any way.

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JQ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had theater tickets for an 8 p.m. curtain so we arrived at 6.10 and it worked out extremely well.
We were greeted warmly and whisked to a great table. Service was impeccable, reserved but friendly. Absolutely first class.
Our two courses with wine pairing were terrific. The wine presentation was especially wonderful. Could not have asked for a
Better dinner. We look forward to returning for the tasting menu.

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r
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal and very attentive staff. Will definitely go there again

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The experience was enjoyable except for my partner's lobster was undercooked which necessitated him having to order something else off the menu.

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AP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tocqueville never disappoints! Two friends and I enjoyed the 3-course Greenmarket Prix Fixe lunch - everything was beautifully presented and served, and delicious. Totally worth the $36. The suggested wine pairing was well-matched to the dishes and a veritable bargain at $16 for 2 different wines, one with starter and one with main. The room is so lovely and comfortable. Tables are spaced far apart, so one can really enjoy a good conversation. We will definitely go back!

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W
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about the place. Food is top notch. Service is professional and just the right amount of friendly. Can’t wait to go back

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J
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitivamente regresaría.

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. One of the best and most enjoyable meals in recent memory. Classic, elegant and delicious in equal proportions.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food is very good, wine list is superb. Unfortunately the service was horrible. We were not seated right away, even though our table was ready. Had to ask to coat girl to find our waiter after sitting with the menu for about 30 minutes. The time between the apps and entree's was way too long. This is not a restaurant where a Saturday night dinner should take 3 hours for a party of 5. Will never return as there are thousands of other restaurants in NYC.

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c
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tocqueville never disappoints! Everything is on target and the impeccable service combined with the delicious food in a lovely atmosphere is deserving of 5 stars!

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PP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tocqueville maintains its level of excellence year after year. The food is superb. The staff is excellent. They are always so happy to see you. They anticipate your every need. No sooner do I think "Oh that bread was delicious", than the waiter is there with more bread. I always enjoy my visits there.

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RT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a declicious lunch in a quiet, comfortable and elegant setting that is probably the best value in Manhattan, look no further than Tocqueville!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Foreign friends visiting

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j
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in New York City (and I live here and go to many restaurants).
The the service is always terrific; the place is lovely; and the food is magnificent. The dishes
are creative, beautiful, and always taste delicious.
Lunch is a fun time to go as it is never crowded and they have a lovely 3 course pre fixe for $36. I had
a wonderful cauliflower soup followed by Wild Sea Bass that had tiny pieces of vegetables, croutons, and
seasoning on the top. I had never had Sea Bass and suspect that I will never have any as good as this dish was.
Dessert was an incredible apple tart that tasted as though it was made in Vienna or Paris.

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SR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific, service excellent in a lovely quiet environment

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

While the restaurant offered a lovely atmosphere and attentive service, portions were absurdly small, particularly the signature scallops. Only two scallops for an entree size portion at these prices is rather ridiculous. As s group of eight, all diners felt portions were strangely small. We’ve all dined here before, but last evening was rather disappointing.

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RA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and great wine list (albeit a bit over priced). We loved the place great meal tons of service and incredible flavor. The dining room is very nice, conservative but appropriate. Not a place for kids, but for a special night out it was great!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Very lovely dinner.

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BA
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the tasting menu. The meal was really perfect, although expensive. You get what you pay for!

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to go for their tasting menu. A couple of dishes didn’t quite hit but overall fantastic.

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PD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and value. Every dish was spot on and comparable to the one Michelin star resturants in the area. It was our second time and we look forward to the next time.

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