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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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving holiday inspired three-course prix fixe menu all day from 11:45am to 9pm.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving holiday inspired three-course prix fixe menu 5pm until 9pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving holiday inspired three-course prix fixe menu all day from 11:45am to 9pm.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving holiday inspired three-course prix fixe menu all day from 5:30pm until 11pm.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2579 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend found this place and it surprised both of us with the food and service for this first time of our visit! We had a couple of drinks at the bar before dinner. The forest and New Fashion were coming together with the little cheese bread and my friend loved it so much. What surprised me was when I go to the restroom, the hostess was opening the door waiting for me already! She is super friendly. Our captain Miguel suggested the signature dish from their restaurant. We had scallops with foie gras and we just enjoyed this amazing night! Will come back!

FI
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid in all ways.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tocqueville has always been me and my husband’s favourite! This is the first time for us to dine here after they do the renovation and we love the new style. We tried a bit new things from the menu and the sphere just became our new favourite. The staffs are nice and friendly as always, our captain MD provided great service! Thanks to the sommelier Bruno, we have tried an amazing wine from Greece. Will come back for our private event soon!

JC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The establishment is very posh and chic. the staff is warm welcoming and impressive when catering to each and every guest! wonderful place to wine and dine and have an awesome dinner night in new york city

RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really really good. We did the a la carte and tried a few different dishes of appetizers, entrees, desserts, and pretty much everything was excellent. The service was also really friendly and welcoming. Loved it and highly recommend it!

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This has always been a favorite of ours, but either there is a new chef or it has simply lost its way. Will not return.

b
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Table of 4 had 4 apps, 4 entrees and 4 desserts and all the food was 10 out of 10 on the deliciousness scale. Well prepared, well proportioned and well paced dinner. The cocktails were excellent too. Great evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, perfect

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Restaurant's food is not all it should be at the prices it charges. Essentially the place is grossly overpriced. Yu can get a respectable but not at all outstanding dinner with the advantage of beautiful room which is sufficiently quiet so that one can enjoy a conversation at your own table and not everyone else's table.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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f
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the city! Great service and delicious food. And a beautiful room to top it all.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service excellent. Cost very high.

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Have lived in the neighborhood for >5 yrs and walked by it countless times and im so glad that i finally went in. Will be coming back and bring everyone!

JF
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having moved West I had not been to the restaurant in several years. The experience of this visit lived up to all the memories of previous years. Superb menu, beautifully prepared and presented, smooth service, and wonderful choices of wine to fit the food. A sophisticated place !

JK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but I probably won't be coming here after the poor service I received last time. From the reservation to the service to the food:. NOT good. They couldn't find the reservation at first (the hostess seemed really lost and mistook me for someone else), the food was mediocre at best, we weren't offered any bread while the table next to us were served this cheese bread, the server was snooty and aloof and made us feel like we were an inconvenience. It was a really lousy evening. My friend was unimpressed so we left immediately after the main course was finished. I don't know what happened, as I've been here many times before. But this left such a bad impression that I don't think I'll be coming back.

CW
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Looking forward to returning soon

KO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a refined dining experience where each course was a culinary delight and the wine selection complimented every dish perfectly. The service was exceptional - reserved and attentive, somehow knowing what we wanted befor we asked for it. Wonderful and we can’t wait for the next time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had the 6 course prefix with wine pairing. Sometimes we had the food before the wine and another course we finished the wine before the food came. For the price, the service needs to be better.
Thought, will say the food was amazing.

EM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The value for the Tasting Dinner was not what expected
Only 3 of the courses were outstanding while others were ok
The value for the price not as expected
The service was also underpar if compared to other restaurants visited at same level.

t
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING GIANTS OF NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS FOR EVERYTHING THAT MAKES DINING IN NYC THE BEST IN THE WORLD.

RD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, food was superb and so was the service, perfect for date night

y
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday at Tocqueville was perfection! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
The entire experience was lovely.
The classic French fair was just what I needed and was superb. The staff couldn't have made our visit any better. What really stands out is that everything was timed perfectly and everyone is trained
Beautifully! We are so tired of 'Hey Guys how ya doing!' school of eating, as you can't call most restaurants a dining experience. We are in a service business as well and we truly appreciate professional, high quality service and fine food.
The most perfect celebration, we will be back soon!
Many Thanks

N
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a sophisticated restaurant that offers fine food and service in a beautiful, romantic setting for discerning diners.

AT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Wonderful restaurant to celebrate anything !!

CJ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday & the evening was impeccable and memorable. Servers were professional: not cloying, but intuited when you needed something.
The food, across the board, was fabulous. The sauces were complex & flavorful, but also light. Fish cooked perfectly. Our vegetarian daughter was ecstatic about her quinoa & vegetable tagine. We shared the uni carbonara, which was to die for. Will definitely return for a non-Occasion.

FI
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a superb meal - a seven-course lunch, with every course exquisite. Bravo, Tocqueville!

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest, elegant, refined restaurants in NYC. Superb dining for the most sophisticated diner. A gourmet experience.

N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place, great for a quiet leisurely dinner or a special occasion. It is an oasis in a city where everyone moves fast and the noise is often a deterrent to a great conversation over dinner.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good as always but hugely disappointing that the sea urchin bolognaise wasn’t available. I had talked it up with my colleague and we were both going to get it.

d
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a stellar dining experience from start to finish. Our server Miguel was informed, efficient & eager to please. The food was exceptional & the gin cocktail w/brut & Pavon was perfection. The asparagus soup with cheese dumpling was divine-- the cheese creamy & light. The mushrooms risotto was perfectly cooked & beyond flavorful. The sea bass with mustard seeds & blood orange was the best fish I have ever had in a restaurant. My husband had the filet mignon marinated in Siracha. I don't even like filet mignon & thought it was delectable. For dessert I had the passion fruit trifle----- I have run out of superlatives. It was not too sweet but was fresh, clean tasting ---- again, one of the best desserts I have ever had in a restaurant. We will definitely be back--- & the sooner the better!!!!!

TF
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated dining in an elegant, low-key setting.

S
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A long-time favorite, with friends in from England wanted a place where conversation was possible. Aside from the pricey prix fixe, the a la carte prices are also quite high. Everything we ate was imaginatively prepared, beautifully presented and quite tasty. Don't recall music in the past; a mild intrusion(I'm a musician). Service pleasant. If its peace and quiet and good food, you might consider Tocqueville.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best adult restaurant in New York for food, service and decor.

V
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love food ambience and quiet!!

DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exquisite. Delicious food served at the perfect pace. Atmosphere super comfortable and noise level such that you can actually have a conversation - rare in NYC these days! Wonderful and I can't wait to return!

R
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently excellent. Don’t miss the mushroom risotto and the lobster!

FJ
Jacksonville
87 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious. Beautiful room and great service. Fine dining!

EC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

The staff were very attentive , courteous, and professional.
The atmosphere was very dull and subdued.
The food was certainly subpar especially for the pricing. The risotto was good; however, the Foie Gras was not special. The Wagyu picanha steak was very bland (had to add pepper and salt to give it some flavor).
May have gone there on a bad night for them but certainly this place does not match the description and ratings on Open Table and Zagat.

B
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old school, and all the better for it! 40 covers, so nice and intimate. Beautifully maintained 1970/80's double height interior, with good lighting, perfect for a first date, or even a night out. Small menu means no agonising about what to eat.
And it's possible to get in without booking weeks in advance!
Recommended!

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with top service and food. A great place for special gatherings, nothing is overlooked. Great staff and service.