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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 19 times today


478 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic (14)
  • Good for a Date (13)
  • Special Occasion (13)
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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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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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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Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 478 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went here for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner and we are so happy that we did! The food was all delicious. We got the prix fixe menu and ordered the Perigord cheese, we added four extra sides, got the hanger steak and filet mignon with red wine broth, and got milk chocolate for dessert.

The cheese was out of this world amazing and we got the potatoes, broccoli, pears, and chorizo as extras to the croutons and salad, and it was beyond perfect. We enjoyed every bit. The meat was good, but of course, could not compare to the cheese and chocolate. The chocolate was also awesome, and came with a variety of dippers. The banana bread was my favorite.

Hope to come back for other special occasions!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food! I went with my sister and cousin and we all had a great time. This is the perfect setting for a date night.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was amazing!! Well worthy the price!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious but we had a reservation for 7:30 that they pushed back to 8 and then pushed again to 8:30. We got there at 8:30 and then still had to wait 20 minutes. They were very nice and apologetic and said they comp us something, which they did, but only after I reminded them. The food was really delicious, but eating a huge, heavy fondue dinner after 9 pm wasn’t ideal.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere. Lovely waitress. Be prepared to be there for at least 2-3 hours. It is a long meal with long breaks in between courses, but you need the breaks because it is heavy. I recommend the truffle flavored one for the cheese course and the filet mignon with red wine broth for the second course.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I've had the fondue experience before, but this was the best yet. The food was surprisingly good and fresh. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The whole experience gets an A+ from me.

carolineo (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We really had a great time. Love the simplicity of the menu, makes ordering a breeze. Enough variety to keep you coming back to try different cheeses. Food was delicious and the whole experience was chill. A very nice restaurant yet no frills. Just a really comforting low key vibe and perfect date night spot. Loved it!

Lisa (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We spent a really nice evening.
The setup was perfect!
And the perigord cheese fondu is amazing!

JonC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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!