Taureau

4.6
605 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.

Support Taureau during COVID-19

What 605 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
p
philippeparis
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très sympa et très copieux
Service impeccable
Viande de bœuf excellente
Une bonne adresse

Report
EH
EricH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time there and this was no exception!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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

c
cesny
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
LeonB
New York Area
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!

MP
vipMPrata
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 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.

S
Sandeep
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food. Great service. Love this place.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and yummy

V
vipVictoria
Miami
59 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!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 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!

AP
AylanneP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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

JW
vipJamieW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 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!

w
wrmjr
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cheese fondue

Report
B
Blonde74
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very quite and romantic setting.

T
Tess
New York Area
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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!

FN
FoodieNyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OR
OccasionalReviewer
New York Area
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?

DJ
DebbieJ
Central Coast
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! 🤩

DC
DanteC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JJ
JamesJ
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Server was helpful, friendly and experienced.

Taureau
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you :)

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!

The Meat Fondue and the Chocolate Fondue is simply amazing

Taureau
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent with great service and environment

BD
BreD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Taureau
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

Report
CB
CatherineB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Taureau
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Catherine! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

Report
AR
AlexR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Way overpriced for what you get.

The meal isn’t that satisfying, ESPECIALLY for the price

Taureau
Responded on June 2, 2021

Dear 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

Report
JK
vipJakeK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

For what it's worth, restaurant is extremely over priced and food is subpar. Ordered salami as a dipper and it was horrific. Was cut up in massive chunks and tasted horrible to the point where I couldn't even eat it. Major waste of a meal. Very dissapointing!

Taureau
Responded on May 26, 2021

Dear Jake, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that we couldn't live up to your expectations. Next time, please do not hesitate to alert your server if anything is wrong with the food. We will always make it right immediately :) Sincerely, Benjamin

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot

Taureau
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

Report
KP
KristineP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I'm a fondue lover. I was really hoping they would have Gruyere cheese in their original Swiss but they did not. They served croutons and lettuce for the cheese dipping, anything else was a la carte. I'm used to dipping fresh bread with cheese so the croutons took some getting used to. I think fresh is best. The restaurant is quaint, intimate and likable, the service is very nice, however we were given a menu that gives 2 different pre fixe options, the '2-meal' cheese dipping and chocolate dipping, or the '3-meal' which was $15 more and included meat. I'm a vegetarian and had no interest in meat, however because I was sitting with a party of 7 and the rest of them wanted the '3-meal' option, I was told that I needed to have the same! Explaining I'm vegetarian and didn't want meat, they offered to let me pick from the menu to substitute but I honestly just wanted the cheese and chocolate. The manager finally said he would allow it this time but in the future that was not 'how it worked'. That's not very customer friendly in my opinion. My friends however were pleased with their meat and we all enjoyed the dessert chocolate dipping.

Taureau
Responded on April 13, 2021

Dear Kristine, thank you for your feedback. Traditional Alpine fondue is commonly had with croutons but we do have fresh bread, do not hesitate to request it next time :) In essence, fondue is to be shared among people of a same table as every course comes in a big sharing pot. That is why everyone at a table needs to do the same prix fixe. Sincerely, Benjamin Taureau

Report
W
Waltbeth
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Great fondue Good service. Very pleasant

v
vipvera
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very expensive for cheese & chocolate

NI
NIKAN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their fondue is amazing! Interior looked a bit weird to me but it's was great for a nice quiet dinner. And was surprising to see they accept only cash, amex or bunch of cryptos, no visa or mc

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Cheese seems to be packaged cheese rather than fresh cheese. The bread to dip the fondue is croutons rather than fresh bread. Silverware was wet, place seemed dirty.

Taureau
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear patron, Sorry to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations. We use high quality, aged (not "fresh") cheese that we cut and mix in-house. It is not processed if that's what you were referring to. Croutons are the way fondue is consumed originally in France. We bake them from fresh bread we get from Gran Daisy Bakery in Soho. Finally, rest assured we take health and hygiene extremely seriously and thoroughly clean and disinfect our silverware and premises daily. Sincerely, Benjamin

Report
f
vipfeng
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really excellent fondue - both cheese and meat. Also, our server was exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome fondue

Z
Zuhdi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fondue and a great date spot

FAQs

Taureau is rated 4.6 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

Taureau does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/T95TF7G9YP8KX/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.