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Taureau

4.7
4.7
585 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
It's a place we're dubbing a Certified First Date Safe ZoneTM. And it's open now...

Introducing Taureau, a fondue spot in SOHO helmed by a charismatic Frenchie, awaiting your next first date.

Opened by a seasoned fondue pro (Didier, who perfected his trade at his own Parisian fondue spot for 13 years), the small, space is decked in white and red, spotted with two-person tables and set up for serving one food and one food only: bubbling cauldrons of cheese, oil and chocolate.

This is pretty much all you need to know. Start with cheese, move to meat, finish with chocolate.

And don't worry about the stove-like contraption built into the surface of your table: it's designed to heat up the cauldron of fondue, but remain completely cold to the touch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 228-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Didier Pawlicki

  • Private party facilities

    Lunch time and / or Sunday through Thursday.

  • Private party contact

    Isabelle: (212) 228-2222

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Cross street

    Varick St

  • Parking details

    Easy parking evening time and no traffic (after Avenue of America) :)

  • Public transit

    Canal 1 Subway 2 blocks South Spring Street E and C 2 blocks North

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 585 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Romantic

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Special Occasion

  • Manhattan

    Romantic

  • Manhattan

    Special Occasion

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  1. P

    Putch

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was very good. It was crowded so we felt a bit cramped and it was difficult to get the waitress attention.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff, absolutely delicious meal, sat there for 3.5 hours enjoying the 3-course fondu and catching up with friends, was the perfect ambience and well worth the price!!
  3. CB

    CatherineB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Taureau and have been coming here for years. Food, ambience, and service always wonderful
  4. MS

    MegS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Unfortunately, our evening was tainted by a screaming baby at the table next to us (I’m a mother of 4 and have been there, but this was beyond), so my review may be overly harsh. The fact that the menu is so rigid and very “upgrade” has a hefty surcharge is off-putting when you think about what you are actually getting: bread, (really good) cheese and boiled meat and an overly stuffy atmosphere.
  5. CS

    CharityS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - great service! Highly recommend (especially escargot, mussels (creole) and very small but tasty, raviolis!
  6. RD

    RandallDavid

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to have fondue. Great service, great food. Some of the new price changes (somewhat hidden as add-ons) aren't cool, but after the two years we've all just had, I won't be a curmudgeon about it but would instead ask for just a bit more transparency upfront, especially for us customers who've been returning for the special fondues special year after year. That small point aside, this restaurant remains an absolute gem. So glad they are still around.
  7. RP

    RestaurantPerson2022

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Somewhat bait and switched. Asked if they had Béarnaise Sauce, a very popular French dipping sauce, and they said they did. When arriving at the restaurant, they did not have it. Secondly, none of the staff was French at this French restaurant, so it was hard to get any solid suggestions for our first-time Fondue experience. Lastly, definitely a sus. payment system: Amex, Cash, or Crypto only? Odd.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fondue!
  9. M

    Maria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The place is very nice and ideal for a date but it is expensive and you cannot just ear cheese fondue, hence you have to add some other dish that could be boiled meat or chocolate fondue (you have to pay extra for the meat and it was not good). Overall was nice but we ended up paying a lot for something we didn't want to consume
  10. p

    philippeparis

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très sympa et très copieux Service impeccable Viande de bœuf excellente Une bonne adresse
  11. EH

    EricH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our time there and this was no exception!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. VERRRRY expensive surcharge for the filet that was never there before. Otherwise great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem but definitely gets pricey with 4 people and alcohol. Absolutely recommend for special occasions
  15. c

    cesny

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming old world environment with delicious fondu options. Wish they had decorated for the season.
  16. LB

    LeonB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our anniversary. Decided on the three-course fondue prix fixe, which included cheese, broth/oil, and chocolate fondue. The Perigord was to die for and had lot of sliced truffle in it, NOT fake truffle oil. We went for the red wine broth fondue, which was delicious, but you may want to test out the cooking times yourself. The thicker pieces of beef/pork will take close to two minutes to cook. And what can I say about the chocolate fondue? Just to die for. House Bordeaux was also excellent. Thanks for the amazing night, Taureau!
  17. MP

    MPrata

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I’ve eaten here many times and have always really enjoyed myself however the prices on the menu online are inaccurate. They’ve increased their prices significantly and given that they only accept cash or Amex this is a big inconvenience if you plan for a certain amount and bring cash along only to find out that it’s much more. Frustrating experience but the food and ambiance is still excellent.
  18. S

    Sandeep

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were very friendly, welcoming and explained the menu well. Great atmosphere. Will be back again . Thank You.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food. Great service. Love this place.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and yummy
  21. V

    Victoria

    Miami

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been many times. Love this restaurant and refer it to others. Phenomenal food, great value and a wonderful experience! Highly recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They recommended the olive oil over the broths and Swiss cheese and both were great. The house Bordeaux was good as well. All in all a great experience!
  23. AP

    AylanneP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    It wasn’t the best time like the others day I went but was good.
  24. JW

    JamieW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taureau is easily the most consistent restaurant in our rotation. Their fondue is top-notch; every meal here has been excellent and we can't wait to go back again and again!
  25. w

    wrmjr

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great cheese fondue
  26. B

    Blonde74

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday it was excellent. The service, food, ambiance were amazing will be going back
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, very quite and romantic setting.
  28. T

    Tess

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was good. The staff were not very attentive. Seemed to move away before we had finished our sentence. Worth the trip for the food
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my girlfriend for her birthday. To say it was incredible would be an understatement. The service was excellent, the food was the best fondue experience I’ve ever had, and the prices were very reasonable (especially for the experience). We will definitely return!
  30. FN

    FoodieNyc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really nice experience. Please note they only take AMEX or cash.
  31. OR

    OccasionalReviewer

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Very little choice, my daughter and I wanted 3 course prix fixe and my son wanted 2. We were told that we all had to have three courses. The bill for a mother a 13-year-old and a 10-year-old came out to be $300 with the tip. The cheese fondue for whatever reason was bulked with flour. I am gluten free and there was no bread choice, Which did not really upset me, but who makes Swiss traditional fondue with flour in it? And shouldn’t the waiter have told me so as I asked for the gluten-free bread?
  32. DJ

    DebbieJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fondue ever! We chose the traditional Swiss cheese and they provided unlimited salad and croutons to dip. So crazy good! We finished with the (milk) chocolate fondue (over the top yummy) and they provided unlimited food for dipping (fruit, cake, marshmallows). Service was awesome too! I give them a 10 for 10! 🤩
  33. DC

    DanteC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place with a very tasty meal. Excellent service by all employees in the restaurant.
  34. JJ

    JamesJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not just dinner but also an experience and fun time. The three courses offer a good variety to the meal and also something fun to do while chatting over dinner. A good amount of cheese options, simple and tender meats, and fantastic dessert treats with your chocolate. Highly recommend! Three course dinner can take upwards of two hours if not rushed through.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Server was helpful, friendly and experienced.

    TaureauResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you :)

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The Meat Fondue and the Chocolate Fondue is simply amazing

    TaureauResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent with great service and environment
  38. BD

    BreD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff was very knowledgable about recommendations and attentive throughout

    TaureauResponded on June 8, 2021Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

  39. CB

    CatherineB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. So romantic and amazing food and wine.

    TaureauResponded on June 2, 2021Thank you so much for your review Catherine! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

  40. AR

    AlexR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Way overpriced for what you get. The meal isn’t that satisfying, ESPECIALLY for the price

    TaureauResponded on June 2, 2021Dear Alex, we're sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. Most patrons will not be able to completely finish each course and are satisfied after a big pot of cheese, meat and chocolate. As always, please do not hesitate to ask for more croutons as long as you have cheese, and for more fruits/cakes/marshmallows as long as you have chocolate :) Sincerely, Benjamin

FAQs

Taureau is rated 4.7 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

Taureau does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Taureau

558 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Varick St

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Easy parking evening time and no traffic (after Avenue of America) :)

  • Public transit

    Canal 1 Subway 2 blocks South Spring Street E and C 2 blocks North

  • Payment options

    AMEX

  • Executive chef

    Didier Pawlicki

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 228-2222

  • Private party facilities

    Lunch time and / or Sunday through Thursday.

  • Private party contact

    Isabelle: (212) 228-2222

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