Tocqueville

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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.
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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and some of the food was outstanding but some was just ok and for the price all the food should have been a taste sensation!

J
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Valentines day on February 15th, my best move ever! We had a chance to order their famous chef's tasting menu with unique wine pairings. The service was superb, drinks the best I had in a while. New Fashion is the must to try!
Great place for special occasion, or quick dinner at the bar ( YES, they serve special menu at the bar plus a la carte) !

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we've ever had. First, the service was impeccable. We had the 6 course tasting menu, and one of us had the wine pairing. Every dish was creatively prepared and each dish tasted terrific. There wasn't one dish that we didn't rave about. We will certainly be back.

RA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines dinner!
We asked for table upstairs in their lovely mezzanine skybox as it was more intimate and Romantic- perfect for the occasion! Gnocchi with black truffles were To die for and filet mignon, best I ever had. My wife who loves to learn about wine couldn’t stop talking to lady som. I guess we kept her too long at our table;) (sorry not sorry!) . Service was great, bravo to Adrian and Dolores, they made our night very special!

E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest dining experiences I’ve ever had. I’m not a fan of eating out on Valentine’s Day, in fact I was dreading it. My girlfriend insisted on doing something special this year, and my dad highly recommended Tocqueville and insisted it would be perfect for the occasion. And well...He was spot on! Our table was ready upon arrival (which I have never experienced dining out on Valentine’s Day). I wasn’t thrilled about having a prix fixe menu, but every dish we ordered was outstanding and beautifully presented. Staff not only accommodated all of my girlfriends crazy allergies, but they did it graciously - which was truly appreciated on such a busy night. The tables were a little close together, but to be expected on the busiest eating out Hallmark holiday. I would highly recommend for a special occasion and will definitely be back

HD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adult dining with outstanding food Nd service

JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was the worst meal I have had in NYC in 2 years. They were so underwhelming for Valentine’s Day it wasn’t funny. People always say, “don’t go out for Valentines” day but we thought that with a restaurant of this reputation it wouldn’t be an issue. We were crammed in like sardines, spoken down to by a jerk “somm” serving junk wine in Home Goods glasses. Thanks for finishing the meal with stale macaroons - great touch. Should have gone to Le CouCou or somewhere similar that is reliable for such a special occasion. I’d say beware, but this place will be closed by next Valentine’s Day.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

He staff are wonderful
Bruno, Miguel are tops - attentive and accommodating always

PM
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to take my mom to a special dinner on her short visit to NYC. From the moment we walked in the door we were treated like family. Everyone from our waiter, who had an incredible knowledge of the menu, to the manager, made sure everything was perfectly to our liking. What set our experience over the top was the sommelier, Bruno. He took the time to explain each wine we were drinking and how it related to the dish. We started with a glass of champagne while we decided on our courses. We wanted to try different wine with each course and having this mini master class was truly special. It made the whole night so unique and a true experience. We had the beet salad, the squash soup (my favorite), the butter poached lobster and the sea trout. Every dish was amazing and beautifully presented. This is a must try and a hidden gem.

MA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service in an elegant and subdued environment. A great "serious" date place.

CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the whole experience !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice dinner venue for quiet, relaxing, romantic environment.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff made the experience wonderful. The food was very very good. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Tocqueville.

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic! Wonderful gastronomic experience.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tocqueville did a renovation over the summer. Don't worry. It is spruced up but not changed. The atmosphere is quiet and luxurious. The food is outstanding. The service is attentive. Be warned. It is expensive...but worth the price.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu affords the chance to ssmple the breadth of dishes served, all creative and tasty. Exquisitely designed space and fantastic service, plus a good cocktail menu. Expensive and elegant fine dining, perfect for a special occasion or for when you want to treat yourself.

AF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if the very best restaurants in NYC! Recently underwent a subtle renovation that makes it seems a little younger and hipper. Lighting is great! Love this place! Best dark chocolate soufflé in the city!

JB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem! So glad I finally tried it. The food was wonderful and the service was amazing. Could not have had a better experience.

RD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special restaurant. The food is amazing, top notch French cuisine. The ambiance is wonderful, as well as the service. A gem!!

NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious and inventive. Chef gave many amuse bouches plus extra dessert. Tables are nicely separated for privacy. Servers are great. Sometimes their strong accents are difficult to understand. Music was very good early on; as evening wore on it got faster and more energetic, not conducive to enjoying a relaxed meal. But mostly positives with our experience, not complaining! Would’ve been 5 stars except for those tiny negatives.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is attentive but do not hover. The food-from appetizer to dessert-is amazing. We loved each part of our tasting menu

GW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great and unique meal. Best filet mignon I have ever eaten.

RA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Birthday

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, and lovely dining room . Very accommodating on dietary restrictions - chef customized the tasting menu for us and every dish was perfection and creative. Definitely will dine here again.

NY
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS, the preparation lovely, the service attentive and welcoming. The restauant was welcoming and lively but not noisy, and the tables were not jammed on top of each other.

MM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Although the food was delicious and the service quite good, the room itself reminded us of the 1950's - way too formal.

J
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful Birthday dinner! Exquisite, elegant, gracious and exciting describes everything from the service to the presentation and experience of each course! Special Thank you to both of the managers, Fran and Fatima, for their patience on the phone, special accommodations and lovely surprises throughout the dinner. TOCQUEVILLE is number 1 on my list!

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We hate fouls gras- it is cruel

JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent dining experience over the years

AC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best meal I’ve ever had. Period. We enjoyed ever appreciate, entree, and dessert we ordered. Plus, the chef’s compliments were stunningly beautiful and delicious. The sommeliers were experts, helping us pair our food with world-class wine. Nothing but compliments and good memories. We’ll be back hopefully very soon.

LH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

My daughter ordered the bouche de noel, and I did not know that there were brandied cherries in it. It was my oversight to not see it in the menu bc there were four of us and four desserts on the menu, we just decided to get one of each. My daughter ate one cherry and she said it tasted funny. I tasted it and it was very boozy. I told the waiter that they should've told us that it contains alcohol, and rather than downright apologizing, the waiter said they will notify the chef. When I mentioned that if they see a kid ordering that they should let the customers know next time or double check that it contains alcohol, the guy had the audacity to say, they have been serving this to a bunch of kids all day and no one had an issue. What do you know, they serve boozy desserts to kids and they have no qualms about it. My daughter had a headache and she felt ill. What a sad ending to a great Christmas day.

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tuna tarter is particularly tasty. The combination is unique for the city

PJ
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Christmas Day dinner was lovely. Everything was good and there were some interesting combinations like the cassoulet style beans with lobster. We will definitely dine here again.

WM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated, elegant, amazing food, service and staff

CH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spacious place to enjoy a special occasion.
All the staff on duty on Christmas day were fantastic. In particular Peter who was very friendly and warm we asked him for reccomendations in the city and he was so helpful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

AG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 50th Anniversary dinner was beyond compare. Perfection!

W
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tocqueville is our favorite upscale restaurant in New York. The food is fabulous, and the chef sends out small, delicious bites at various points in the meal. Every time we come, they remember what we like to drink and other personal details that make it very pleasant. Our favorite host, Miguel, makes the meal extra fun and has a grin that lights up the room. The sommelier is also terrific, knowledgeable and helpful without being stuffy. Tocqueville is a special-occasion place. Each time we come, we feel pampered and perfectly satisfied. How many restaurants can you really say that about?

DD
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This evening we had a great experience at tocqueville. Our server was incredibly polite. Initially were thrown off by the maitre d who appeared to have an arrogant are about them but onward to the rest of the evening everything turned out amazing. I highly recommend the scallops with foie gras as well as the passionfruit gratinee dessert. I'm sure we will be back sometime in the future. Glad we got to check out this french-inspired elegant eatery this evening

SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the superb food here. The staff is so warm and inviting, it feels like coming home.