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Since 2000 Tocqueville Restaurant has been serving innovative American cuisine to its loyal clientele. You will find the most seasonal local ingredients scattered throughout the menu during every season. The hospitable staff and comfortable décor make this an excellent spot for special occasions and neighborhood dining.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:45am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Union Square and Fifth Avenue
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Extravagant cocktails, special celebrations, wine pairing tasting dinners 8 - 800.
Garage on 15th Street, street parking 7:00am Saturday all day, meters also located on the block.
Union Square 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L,F,M
Executive Chef & Proprietor: Marco A Moreira
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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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.
Tocqueville Ratings and Reviews
Celebrated post-Valentine's Dinner and wife's birthday, and it was a phenomenal experience & cuisine. Ordered off the a la carte menu with some customization. Our splendid waiter was quite helpful with specifics & wine pairings by the glass. Some not even on the menu. Our table for two was recessed and so romantic. Service was impeccable. The discreet remembrance of my wife’s birthday was quite nice with a custom dessert to accompany the one we ordered.
Everything we had - we loved. Truly amazing was the artic char tartare, Followed by Sea Urchin pasta and duck. We were not be disappointed with anything on the menu and could not ask for better service.
We celebrated Valentine's Day a day late and were not disappointed by the food or the service. The service was attentive with out being overbearing and very warm. We both ordered the Wagyu Steak dish and were blown away by the tender meat and its succulent juices. We also had wine pairing with the help of the knowledgeable and courteous Somm. We will definitely be coming back again to experience more of the expertly chosen wine list. Dessert was perfectly portioned and capped off the meal wonderfully. We finished our meal with a lovely Hennessey Paradis.
Booked a month in advance and were seated upstairs in the hall by the bathrooms. Guess we just don't deserve the main dining room. Service was slow and food was completely average. Yes it was Valentine's Day. They were packing us in and doubling the prices. The meal was worth about a third of what we paid. Should have known better.
I began my evening at Tocqueville greeted with smiles and warmth. The service was impeccable and the food was truly lovely. I had the very rich and creamy Uni Carbarnara, which was delicious but not for anyone on a diet. I later had the Trout dish, which was both visually and palette pleasing as well as totally creative. For dessert my guest and I shared an assortment of house made ice-creams and sorbets. The overall ambiance of the restuarant was classy and still cozy and comfortable. The staff was very informative and friendly. Cannot wait to come back again to try the duck dish.
A definite must try. We opted for the 7 course tasting menu which turned out to be more like 11 courses. First came a few bite size courses from off the menu and each was delicious. Then we had our 7 courses and the portions were appropriately sized and each dish excelled in taste and presentation. It was nice that we also had some flexibility in what we chose from the menu. A variety of sweets to follow the dessert course rounded out the 11th course.
Cocktails were good. We didn't do the wine pairing.
Service was excellent.
My husband and I celebrated our 3 year Anniversary here at Tocqueville and I am thrilled to say this place is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The Ambiance , The Food, The drinks and the service was beyond expectations! We ordered appetizers, entrees, and desserts and each course was quite impressive. Our server made our night very special and I would recommend anyone that is celebrating a romantic night to dine here.
Tocqueville is truly one of the Gems in NYC. As I entered the restaurant the ambiance was very sophisticated and elegant. The host welcomed me with a smile and overall the service was very pleasing. I ordered the California Sea Urchin and Angel Hair Carbonara as an appetizer and it was delicious and creamy!, the Smoked Duck Breast was exceptional. My date and I had an amazing time, I cannot wait to come back again.
Their lunch continues to be my favorite way to spend a couple hours on a Saturday afternoon. Delicious from start to finish, delightful and welcoming staff, well priced for what you get, and a peaceful respite from chaotic and noisy atmospheres compared to damn near every other option.
This trip was partly inspired by a somewhat lackluster experience earlier in the week at a midtown Restaurant Week option. The service and food at that Fifth Avenue option left me craving Tocqueville all the more, and I was relieved and refreshed to enjoy once again the wonderful focaccia, the cheese puffs (that should be enjoyed swiftly while warm!), the always-good salads, tasty and comforting duck parmentier, and the housemade ice creams and sorbets.
Tocqueville is a small masterpiece of a French restaurant. From the moment you enter this its aura of luxurious, yet simple, ambiance, you are embraced by the attentive and highly professional staff. Details of fine dining are meticulously executed as to comfort, service, knowledge of food and wine and, of course, splendid classic French cuisine designed with imagination and cooked with formidable skill. Note that the atmosphere and tone of the house is wonderfully civilized, yet never stuffy. Tocqueville understands that its clients come for a delightful dining experience, and that is precisely what they get. Enjoyment prevails.
I was shopping at the USQ Market and decided to treat myself to lunch. I've heard wonderful things about their prix fixe and gave it a shot. First off, I thought it was great that they have a 2 or 3 course option. I'm a light eater and went with just appetizer and entree. Secondly, the food was delicious. The butternut squash was so rich and hearty and perfect on a cold day! And the duck parmentier was just as incredibly rich and delicious. I will be back again, next time I will bring a guest to share this wonderful food with!
Lovely, mostly quiet room with smooth, polite service and excellent food. We were given a delicious amuse bouche followed by the tasty cheddar salad and a well-crafted serving of steak and short ribs, not heavy as it may sound. We'd definitely go again. Only downside: the menu is heavy on fois gras.
Staff had attitude
Prefix lunch entree was a misnomer; duck leg parmentier was mostly mashed potatoes. It was difficult to find any taste or sight of duck.
Despite the complimentary amuse Bouche and extra dessert, it was not a positive eating experience.
Quietness was the best characteristic.
I had been to the bar many times and had a few bites which were always good. This was my first dinner experience and was phenomenal. I had the mushroom risotto as an appetizer. This was the highlight of my meal. So delicious, creamy, not heavy. For dinner I had the cod. The dish itself was delicious but its presentation was amazing. For dessert I had the chestnut Napoleon. Very light and flavorful and the perfect ending. The staff are always extremely attentive to your every need and wish. The bartender was very gracious and every dish was carefully paired by the Sommelier. Definitely a spot for a special occasion!
My wife and I had dinner there on New Year's Eve. It was wonderful. We have been there before. It is quiet, which we like. The service was excellent. The food was also excellent. We had three courses. We both had the same appetizer: roasted butternut squash soup. My wife had the day boat cod and brandade. She liked that. I had the lightly smoked duck breast, which I liked. For a dessert, I had the bittersweet chocolate soufflé. My wife had the Greenmarket Granny Smith Apple Tart. The decor is subdued. It was full there. We were seated right away. The other diners were a mix of old, middle-aged and young, which we like.
Have not been back to Tocqueville in a while......and I am sorry it took so long. The food was excellent and the staff attentive without hovering over you. Our waiter was beyond excellent even recommending appetizers that married well with the entree. The space is elegant but inviting. If you haven't been....GO.....if you have been.....GO BACK!
My family and I had a lovely holiday dinner at Tocqueville. As soon as we walked in, it felt as though we were transported from the hustle and bustle of the city into a dining oasis. The ambiance was warm and welcoming, and the tranquility was much needed after a day of shopping!
We sat in a beautiful and elegant dining room with high ceilings. The restaurant was tastefully decorated for the holiday season, subtle, yet festive. As for the food, I think this could have been the best meal I have eaten in New York City in the past 10 years. The quality, portions and presentation were beyond our satisfaction. The star dish (which I could have eaten three portions of) was the duck, which was lightly smoked and the perfect temperature. My wife had the Cod Brandade, which she raved about all night and the next day. The staff was well seasoned and very gracious, you just can't find this type of service anymore. Well done, Tocqueville!
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