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Taureau

4.4
470 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue, French
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Hours of operation
Sunday thru Thursday: 5pm to 11:30pm (kitchen closes at 10:30pm)
Friday, Saturday and Holidays from 5pm to 12:30am (kitchen closes at 11:30pm)
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Phone number
(212) 228-2222
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Payment options
AMEX
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Didier Pawlicki
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Cross street
Varick St
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Parking details
Easy parking evening time and no traffic (after Avenue of America) :)
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Public transit
Canal 1 Subway 2 blocks South
Spring Street E and C 2 blocks North
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 470 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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JonC 
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

AJ was a great server, very informative and friendly on top of being attentive. We got a bottle of wine which made the meal about $200 after tip which is a bit pricey but worth it. Had a great time

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

It was wonderful overall! I haven’t had fondue in years and this experience has made me appreciate it evermore. Great and very courteous service!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Went with 2 friends and we had a great experience. We ordered 2 2-course prix fixe dinners which included a first course of cheese fondue, bread and salad, and second course of choice of meat, which you cook at the table in pots of hot oil or red wine broth, and one 3-course prix fixe which also included chocolate fondue for dessert! Since we got 3 dinners, we were able to choose 2 cheeses and 3 meats. We got the hangar steak, filet mignon and pork tenderloin. The steaks were the best! But everything was delicious and we left stuffed to the gills! Our server was super friendly and helpful.
I would highly recommend, especially on a chilly winter's night.

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vipLooking4gems (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding dinner! Most fondue restaurants I’ve been to deliver on the cheese and chocolate courses but fail on the main course. Taureau delivers top quality food satisfaction across the board. Get the slab bacon topping with the cheese...

Went for my daughter’s 12th birthday, and her sister wants to come back in the Spring for her’s.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is so delicious and fun. Staff is friend but very few (2) servers for the whole place. Be prepared to spend 2 hours here - which is long but allows you to eat more and waste less of the dipping sauces.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Fondue and did the 3 dinner option. It was excellent. The service was very good and the ambiance is great. We chose it for an early New Year's Eve dinner and was perfect. Have already recommended it and will definitely be back.

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vipCsquared (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to have fondue and the food's great and authentic

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

We love Taureau. We’ve been there way too many times but won’t stop going.

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BGElisabeth (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Really enjoyed our 3-course dinner at Taureau. The traditional fondue was especially good. Service was excellent. A great venue for meeting old friends.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

We were limited to choosing from two set menus. We were not allowed to share the meat fondu with our children otherwise we would be charged double. Expensive, average meal with no ambience.

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