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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
We made our first visit to the restaurant on our anniversary. The food was very good. We began with a beet salad with goat cheese, which was very small but beautifully presented. We also had a delicious salmon and avocado appetizer, which was probably the stand-out dish of the evening. The tiny poached lobster entree was delicious although the vegetables on which it sat were unremarkable. The duck entree was also very good. One key disappointment: the room was rather dreary, poorly lit by mainly ceiling lights that did not light the space attractively, and walls that were rather dark and essentially un-decorated. On the way out of the restaurant, I was struck by the contrast between the stark dining room and the very beautifully decorated small bar area; it led me to wish that they had seated us at the bar. I'm being picky, but for a restaurant with these ratings, and at this price point, diners should be picky. Overall, given all of the other fine restaurants in NYC that have considered these details, I doubt that I will be back.
The lunch tasting menu with wine was wonderful. Several different amuses. Great selection of breads, served with lots of house made butter. My only complaint is that at least two of the courses were not served hot. I was also surprised not to see any chocolates or petit fours at the end of the meal.
There are not many restaurants like this left in NYC.
Excellent food. Knowledgeable, thoughtful, delicious wine pairing with the Che’s menu.
Gracious, genial service. Nice pace.
The high ceiling and distance between the tables permits quiet, intimate conversation.
We will absolutely return.
We were at Tocqueville to celebrate a birthday. We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings and enjoyed one of the best meals we've ever eaten. From the moment we walked into the restaurant we felt that we were treated specially. The table was cleared and reset for each course. The sommelier described and poured the wine before each course with incredible panache with each wine beautifully complementing the flavors in each course. The food was served with grace and likewise beautifully described by the maitre d'.
This was indeed a fabulous evening.
Ordered white truffle risotto after asking specifically if it contained truffle oil (which I don't like) and being told no. Upon first bite overwhelming taste of truffle oil, when questions again the server checked with the chef and told us he does use 'a little bit'. Really disappointing, especially at the price charged. The Sea Trout is some sort of salmon that is drowned in red wine reduction - tastes like farmed salmon restaurants often serve buried in a sauce as the fish is flavorless. The duck was very good however, and the uni capellini was also good. Sommelier recommended a very good bottle of wine. We were comp'd a cheese plate which was a nice gesture, but unnecessary.
Nice room - however the food seems like it is right out of the 1990s - I think it sorely needs an update. And the servers should know what is in the food. I never complain about restaurants but I was so disappointed I couldn't let it go unsaid. Would not return.
The noise level was distracting, we were never offered bread, while waiting for appetizer. Main dish was unappetizing. All staff was polite but somewhat disorganized. Meal of another table was delivered to my table. Finally the waiter seemed to indicate the 18% tip wasn’t adequate.
They practically ruined our Thanksgiving dinner. We (and many others) were waited 30+ minutes to be seated, the food was so so (and we’ve been to many fine dining restaurants) and the staff was not better than you would see at Chuck E Cheese; bringing our desserts before main course, then doing the same to the next table.
This place is a joke. I’m surprised by their high ranking... Maybe understaffed / overbooked for the Thanksgiving. But I won’t set foot again.
The bar was well stocked with the largest variety of scotch and bourbon that I have ever seen in NYC. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. The service was impeccable without being intrusive. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. An oasis of quiet in a busy and noisy city.
Excellent if you are in the mood for a staid experience. Food is excellent: consistent, beautifully-plated, and service is also professional. Decor and atmosphere is a bit dated and heavy - think Restaurant Daniel pre-renovation. Prices are VERY high ($ 16 desserts!) but not surprisingly so.
An expense account GO!
Toqueville is well out of its slump of a few years back. Food was great and imaginative.
The beef dish portion of the tasting menu was not what my wife expected, although nothing wrong with it. They graciously offered her an alternative.
Looking forward to going back
We ordered the 5 course tasting menu. Each course got progressively worse as the meal
continued Paired with sauternes. sweet wines. Never going back again.
Having been to just about all the fine restaurants in Gramercy/Flatiron thought we would try something different. Big mistake.
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