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About Tocqueville

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.

1 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:45am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Union Square and Fifth Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 647-1515

Website:
http://www.tocquevillerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Extravagant cocktails, special celebrations, wine pairing tasting dinners 8 - 800.

Parking Details:
Garage on 15th Street, street parking 7:00am Saturday all day, meters also located on the block.

Public Transit:
Union Square 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L,F,M

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef & Proprietor: Marco A Moreira

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Fri 5:30PM - 6:30PM 10:00PM - 10:30PM

Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 10:30PM

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Private Dining

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

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.7

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4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (35)
Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Tasting Menu (22)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Cozy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice atmosphere and service is great. Perfect for special occasions.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Tocqueville was outstanding. Everyone is our group thought each course was exceptional. The service was very good and not intrusive. The room is beautiful and every table has a great deal of space. What a New York treasure- so civilized.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

OUTSTANDING. REALLY SPECIAL. DESERVES MORE ACCLAIM. LOVED IT.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Tocqueville is excellent in every way. From the perfect oysters trough the blue cheese course, food, service and ambience are world class. The wine list is excellent as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Calm, professional, beautifully understated, delicious!

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

really amazing! food was delicious and the service was impeccable

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Friendly, elegant with great food. Loved the tasting menu and wine pairing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant. We eat here every time we come to New York and are never disappointed. Wonderful wait staff, great wine pairings and beautiful quiet dining room. We love this restaurant!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

One of the best meals I️ have hand in a long Time. Very good potion sizes, and the service was amazing. I️ will come back as long as it is there.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Tocqueville is always a special treat. The food, service, and ambiance are outstanding. We love every opportunity to dine there.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of the finest dining experiences ever in NYC. Everything was simply perfect.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Another wonderful meal (lunch this time) at Tocqueville in one of the most civilized rooms in the city. As it was a late lunch, we had the room almost to ourselves and felt especially well taken care of. Food/beverages/service all outstanding. Perfect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good meal and service. Sea urchin pasta is the most notable dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in the area and the experience is always a home run!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Meal was disappointing. Risotto was bland and a little off; scallops lacked seasoning; foie gras a bit spongy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent in every way. Beautiful room, professional service, wonderful food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They can’t do a medium steak, only medium rare, apparently. The short rib had no flavor. Terribly overpriced; a disappointing NewYear’s Eve dinner. :(

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Not your everyday restaurant. Food quality, preparation, creativity way above the norm. In other words exquisite!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Reunion with high-school friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I don't understand how this restaurant is not on "best of" lists with Michelin stars. The food was wonderful - inventive but not pretentious. The wine pairings were exact - they were also paired with the best sommelier with whom I have ever interacted.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent! Great food, great room, great wine! What else do you need!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Purtroppo in 6 ci hanno messo al piano di sopra . Bruttino direi ... tavolo minuscolo . Il cibo è buono ma molto caro , servizio nella nota ma ma non al livello al quale si vuole porre il ristorante .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

5 Stars for a beautiful restaurant in downtown Manhattan that does not skimp on service or culinary adventures!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a great dining experience. Pricey, yes but well worth it for a special occasion. Elegant yet comfortable. Creative, well prepared dishes and friendly, efficient yet unobtrusive service.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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