Troquet

4.2
48 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
TROQUET is the newest Corner Bistro of Grand and Lafayette. Longtime friends Clement & Thomas, have made thoughtful food, wine and atmosphere, the heart of their Wine Bar & Restaurant. By day the breeze whispers through the open doors, the sun illuminating a lunch or coffee, the break you are looking for with friends. A long marble bar runs the length of the space and tempts you with a glass of chardonnay and plate of oysters. By night the convivial space welcomes guests with a curated wine list and stylish takes on French American fare prepared by talented & seasoned Chef Solene HERARD. You will come for the food & wine and stay for the atmosphere !
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Wine Bar, International
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:30 pm
Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 343-4295
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Solene HERARD
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Catering
We provide catering options. Please contact us: clement.mery@actventures-nyc.com to discuss about your project !
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lafayette Street
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N, Q, R, W, J, Z to Canal Street
6 to Spring Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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62% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience. Had gone for lunch a few days ago and it was good, so wanted to try it for dinner. There was a party of probably 10-12 people with 3-4 kids under the age of 3. They were screaming, crying, running around the whole restaurant, and outside the restaurant, hanging on all the tables, etc. no one said a thing. It was so unprofessional and irresponsible of both the parents and restaurant as a whole, it was shocking. No regard for anyone. At one point a dad picked up his crying child who was having a temper tantrum off of the ground, the child kicks me in the back, the dad semi-apologized to the table NEXT to me. Those people said “your kid actually kicked her” and he turned to me and shrugged. It was a horrendous experience. The staff could not have cared less what was going on around them. That restaurant will never last.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly & food amazing. I'd definitely go again!

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D
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Waiter got the order wrong and ended up being charged for his mistake. Food was overcooked and lacking any redeeming qualities. I've had much better food at a place for less.

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d
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

horrible food. took 45 min for our order. pancakes flavorless and completely BURNT! I could not swallow them. Sent back. Ordered yogurt and granola. Granola SOGGY. UGGG not going back anytime soon.

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NK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Casual dining and friendly service, and affordable.

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k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It's a cute place and the food is just okay....not particularly special but okay. The first time I was there I had the caesar salad and a burger .
But the second time we tried mussel dish and it felt like the mussels came out of a can.
My wife had the grilled octopus and it was inedible.
I tried the rack of lamb which was nothing special .
Our biggest issue was with the bartender. I ordered a very dry Tito's Martini for my wife. Unfortunately, it arrived about 2/3 vodka and 1/3 vermouth.
My wife very politely said she was sorry to do this, but she would like to send it back and try again.
We watched as the waitress brought the drink back to the bartender who very clearly was unhappy, argued with the waitress, took her time and then sent us back a martini that was half full, watery but yes, dry.
I guess we got punished for her incompetence and apparent bad mood.
It's a shame because I stay right down the street at 11 Howard quite frequently now and thought this could be a fun place to hang out .
Unfortunately, not.
P.S. The waitress was lovely, apologetic and 100 per cent professional.
Bartender was the opposite .

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NF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had the french restaurant week lunch menu in July 2018. The fish entree was delicious and perfectly cooked. The soy sauce based beef dish was pretty bad, too salty over cooked. The gazpacho was not tasty, food processed tomato really, but was still nice to have something cold in the summer heat.

The service was good and location nice. I would give them another try on their regular menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nothing French in le Troquet apart from the name.
Way too loud American music that you would never be abused with in France.
No French decorum.
Bottom line an American restaurant with a French name.

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RG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The food was not very good. I got the charcuterie plate, asked if the foie gras was seared or terrine. Was told seared. It was not. It was the terrine, which I was not interested in. The country pate was not good. No pistachios. Gray with black specks in color. No pronounced flavor. The foie gras terrine was not very good. There were pockets of HUGE salt flavor. Way oversalted in areas. The brie was a very inexpensive brie. The bleu was quite good. The duck rillette was pretty good. The cured meats were marginal at best. Overall the charcuterie was an immense disappointment.
The tuna tartare with avocado cream should really be called what it is: Tuna Tartare with Pureed Avocado. There was no cream. The presentation was embarrassing, to say the least. The flavor was passable.

The Waygu Burger did not come with caramelized onions. Instead, a slice of tomato, AN END SLICE OF TOMATO! Really? Again, very disappointing. As for the burger, the bun was 1/3 bigger than the bigger and the burger itself was quite unlike the Foie Gras Terrine in that there was NO SEASONING. So, there was little flavor to dissect and absorb. Incredibly disappointing.

The ambience is quite appealing. The Manhattan on the rocks was very good. The wine selections were quite good as well.

Overall, the food really brought this place down. I had such high hopes for a fantastic evening and it was severely crushed by the disappointing food. Maybe go for drinks and the staff. Don't stay for the food.

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience !!! The food is just amazing and the decor is super nice. I’ll be back for sure ...

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MC
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint corner restaurant with nice ambiance and great service. Food was good and the wine I ordered (by the glass) was really good. It always helps when you describe what you like and they allow you to sample before you get stuck with something you don’t enjoy.

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely addition to the neighborhood. The food was great, the service was polite and quick. The doors were wide open the the street with a delicious breeze on an early summer day. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible service and terrible time. It was just the four of us planning to have brunch on a rainy Saturday. The place is very small and music is too loud- people talk even louder because of the music. We basically ordered off the menu that only had the eggs and small pancakes to be cooked, everything else was salad, fruits, bread and salmon. Tell me how the two girls sitting next to us ordered their food 30mins after us and had their food arrive way before ours-and they had a BURGER! After trying to be patient, our food comes-BURNT, the pancakes were black on one side and the eggs were overly cooked. And my food did not come out along with the rest, the waiter assured me it will take a min. It came out after my friends were finished with theirs. So I asked the waiter what's going on, and he said the kitchen's system went down-that's no excuse for us to wait for our food when just the eggs had to be cooked, and while everyone else who arrived much later than us got their food. So either you risk your time going here, or be like us having to wait over an hr for our food to come out burnt. Shame on them.

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DN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Troquet is a nice, friendly, relaxed environment. The food was delicious as well as deserts. The service was great and very accommodating. It gets loud; however, the music was good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went there for brunch. Food was not remarkable; pretty standard and not particularly creative. Service was great and the space is small and cozy

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

le service est deplorable , c'est honteux ! a deconseiller.
De plus on nous fixe un tip de 20. % ( inclus dans la note ) et la serveuse pretend d une facon arrogante que c est ce qui se pratique a NYC ( d inclure 20% d office dans la note ) mais pour qui nous prend on dans ce restaurant ..
Passez votre chemin , il y a bien mieux dans le soho

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for lunch and sat by the open doors on a lovely sunny day. The menu isn't very big (actually its quite limited) but what they do have is excellent. The caesar salad had a twist to the conventional caesar. Lovely place to hang and enjoy some vino. And the staff is very friendly.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice food and service!
Unfortunately very crowded with lots of people and high volyme of people speaking very loudly

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was such a pleasure. Food was great. Will come back again.

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F
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great surprise!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service was amazing. They were very accommodating to all my food restrictions. Just all over lovely. I will definitely be back here again! And it's female-led!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food a little noise for lunch

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LI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small restaurant with creative food selections. I had their hamburger which was very good and the fries which were excellent. My wife has the vegetarian salad which she enjoyed very much. They have a good selection of wines also. We selected the Aix Rose that they were featuring and enjoyed it. We went for brunch but do plan to return to try their dinner menu.

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AA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for anyone who is actually hungry when they go out to dinner: the prices are very high for a very small amount of food. My boyfriend ordered the seabass which was delicious, but it was about the size of my fist served along huge sauteed onions. I ordered the duck, but again it was two small strips of meat and 4 thin asparagus spears, both meals were about $30 each. The strange part was that it took them almost 40 min to bring out our meals but the restaurant was half empty. We left hungry and ended up going to eat at another restaurant afterward.

The food was very tasty, but it just wasn't enough to fill up two people. Save your money and go elsewhere, as they will likely feed you more.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner in a great place !!! Food is super good, team is super nice and the place is great. I deeply recommand it :)

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bonne expérience au Troquet. Si vous devez ne manger qu'une seule fois une salade César c'est ICI: une pure merveille! Quand on sait faire de l'exeptionnel avec un plat si ordinaire, on est assurément un grand cuisinier! Ne ratez pas cette adresse, dans quelque temps où il faudra des semaines pour avoir une table, j'en suis persuadée.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good service. The personal was really friendly.

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place, good vibe
Delicious burger and fries
Good wine list

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and welcome, nice cozy place.
Wine list offers great choices, excellent wine.
Delicious authentic french cheese and fantastic dishes. Compliments to the chef!
The polenta gnocchis we're fabulous and so was the dessert (pistachio mascarpone mousse, to die for!!!)
Congrats to the team, great place that I warmly recommend.

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Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service bad, food bad, bad bad bad

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KB
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I stopped by Troquet to share a small bite and a glass of wine on a chilly night. It was very cozy with a nice buzz, but we didn't have any trouble getting a table at 7:30. Our wines were very nice, and the waitress recommended the stuffed mushroom enthusiastically. It was absolutely delicious. I'd definitely come back!

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P
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and still love it. I wanted to taste every item on the menu but had to make a difficult choice. The ravioles and the duck were certainly two excellent choice. The section of wines by the glass is also worth mentioning.

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C
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent happy hour and good vibes, perfect spot for a relaxes late Saturday afternoon!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place ,had a beautiful Dame de Cour ,superiore Bordeaux wine from Chateau Peyfaure,nice sea bass fish .

Had the pleasure of meeting and share a glass of wine the owner Clément Méry ,The manage and as well the chef .
I recommend any day of the week ,great wine ,amazing food ,great ambient and vibe

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great but just a little too loud to catch up with a friend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very chic, up-and-coming place! We had to wait quite a while to order, get our food, etc., but we were happy to have time to chat with one another. The owner introduced himself and was SUPER kind. Also, THE DESSERTS WERE AMAZING! We tried all three and had such a hard time picking which was our favorite.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with a large group (over 10) and the the service was excellent! The food was authentic and extremely delicious, not one person had a bad thing to say. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. It's a smaller seating area so probably best for smaller groups. Our highlights were the beef tartare and the gnocchi!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh and fine food! Great young and talented french Chef. Nice staff and great atmosphere. We will come back again! If you are looking for a good french restaurant in Manhattan, do not hesitate, go there.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

This is a cute wine bar good for drinks with one other person. It's very small and despite having open windows, our entire party of 10 was left sweating in the corner. Service was friendly but slow at times.

The croquettes and meat & cheese plate was good. AVOID THE OYSTERS at all cost. They did not look fresh and weren't served on ice - just slapped on a plate.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The waitress dropped

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