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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. Food was superb and the wine selection was appropriate

I always look foward to this dinner , will make it an annaul event with my family

I have been going here since it first opened

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic experience. Our go-to entree, scallops and foie gras, is the house speciality. Exceptional restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Christmas lunch with my sister.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As always, a relaxing way to have a wonderful meal served by a very attentive staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

One of the best dinners we’ve had anywhere in the world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We've been coming to Tocqueville for years now, and it always delights us. Miguel somehow remembers what we like, and the service is fabulous. We'll keep coming back, it's an experience we always look forward to.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The best meal and overall experience that I’ve had all year. Wonderful dining room. Service and everything that was served was impeccable and well valued. Five stars

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

If Eleven Madison Park is #1 in the world I guess then it would be fitting to call Tocqueville # 1 in the universe. Simply put Tocqueville>11MP!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had their prix fixe lunch with wine pairing. It was a wonderful! Great bargain too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great experience in a nice and ambient setting. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and service. But not the most healthy so go to the gym the following day

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We all had a fabulous dining experience.
The staff, the food and the ambiance made for a splendid evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food, have been several times. We started off with the butternut squash soup and sea urchin. That was great. This time we had the duck, and the steak and short ribs. Everything was good and service was excellent. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Terrific evening. Although people adjacent got up 4 times to go to restroom. Too tiny a space to get between. Not your fault but wish we had had a better table. Hard to ignore. I told him to check his prostate. I am married to a dr

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had the 5 course meal. Service was excellent and the volumes were sufficient. The options were limited but overalll a really nice restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Comfortable restaurant with attentive staff and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

everything that came out of the kitchen was outstanding....expensive but good for a special occasion

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Chef Julien was amazing as always and the risotto with truffles, scallops with foie gras was to die for. We had the 5-course with wine pairing and it was simply divine. Can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Just a lovely meal at a lovely place. Can't go wrong.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

the restaurant was nice food very nice but over price personal very nice

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very pretty restaurant - very pricey even for NYC standards. Mushroom Risotto was outstanding, Cod was tasteless and dry.
Chocolate souffle was amazing!
Staff very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Staff is amazing, specially Ignacio, the mexican manager from Veracruz, Mexico. Food was great!!!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Tocqueville is an elegant, sophisticated restaurant that serves beautifully prepared and delicious food. It is expensive, but if you are looking for a top notch dining experience, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quite expensive - and worth it. Food, ambiance, service, presentation all excellent. Perhaps for an "institution" of this caliber the menu could be a bit more avant guarde, but they certainly excel at what they do

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As usual, an exceptional eating experience with service and ambiance to match.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The sommelier is a genius! I loved the wine he recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had the 7 course chef tasting menu. It was a wonderful experience but the duck in particular was exquisite!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We all had a wonderful experience.
We were impressed with the food, service and ambiance.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is the perfect Manhattan restaurant for sophisticated yet intimate dining. The quality and presentation of the food is 4-star, but it is the ambience and attentive service that completes the picture.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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