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About Taureau

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.

558 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, French

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)

Cross Street:
Varick St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX

Phone Number:
(212) 228-2222

Website:
http://www.taureaunyc.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Didier Pawlicki

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Taureau Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.1

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3.8

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Romantic (7)
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Special Occasion (5)
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Fun (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Oh baby was this place a tasty treat!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice little fondue restaurant. Food was well prepared and the service was great. Wine list was nice, since it had inexpensive and expensive wines available. Note that the only credit card they take is American Express.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

There were some rowdy children there, but the staff handled them as best they could. They managed to still make our night feel special with skipping 8 year olds making them hold their breath. A little disappointed that fruits that I did not like couldn't be substituted for the ones I did.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

There are not a lot of fondue options in New York City. This place is hidden behind an adorable French restaurant so it feels like you are in the know to be able to find it. It’s very small and intimate. And you are sharing food so also romantic. The cheese options were amazing. The service was great. There are good options for vegetarians (vegans need not bother). We had a lovely romantic birthday dinner before heading to City Winery (2 blocks away) for a show. We were so full we could not even finish the cheese or chocolate. They are generous with both as well as the things to dip in. It’s price fix only. No Visa or MC but they called me ahead of time to let me know that.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Aniversary

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Delicious fondue with a great selection of different cheeses. The restaurant has a great ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lovely little restaurant and the fondue was delicious! Our waiter was great and provided suggestions to help us choose the best fondue. We enjoyed ourselves a lot!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pot of cheese was huge, main course not so much. It was good, but overpriced in my opinion. And feels more like a factory than a fun, unique dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A tiny fondue restaurant attached to a somewhat larger and more generalized French restaurant. One goes to Taureau with one lover or date, and one shares a dinner of fondue, fondue, and fondue while conversing happily and gazing into one's partner's eyes. The fondue is classic and perfect. (Contrast with the Melting Pot chain, whose fondue is an overdone mess of sixty zillion competing inconsistent flavors.)

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Visited Taureau with a friend for fondue night. The selections are simple with the biggest decision being around the type of cheese fondue. Service was well timed, our waiter was attentive and engaging and the food and drinks were delicious. The waiter was also knowledgeable and able to provide details when asked for a recommendation. Fondue is never a cheap/quick dinner experience and we were able to sit and chat without being rushed which was greatly appreciated. I imagine this spot gets quite crowded on busy nights but we were in on a Wednesday night and had the fondue side practically to ourselves so it was lovely. One odd thing is that you have to enter through the main Taureau entrance and then go through a very narrow entry to the fondue side - if using a wheelchair I don't think that part of the dining room would be accessible. I struggled a bit to get through with my cane. Oh and they accept bitcoin and personal but not visa/mastercard - they make this very clear in their reservation confirmation email as well as in the phone call confirmation, so no surprises or issues, the options just surprised me. :) Would definitely recommend this spot!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wow. Excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

great service, Great cheese, great wine! just perfect.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was amazing

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were extremely late for our reservation and kept calling to keep the restaurant informed. They were very understanding and allowed us to move our reservation to a later time. The only thing that surprised us is that they only take cash, Amex, personal cheque or BIT COINS!?!? Wth? That seems a little sketchy to me. And they don't even mention this on their website. We only found out because we called to say we're going to be late which then made us even later because we had to find an ATM. Regardless, the cheese fondue is to die for. Worth checking out but make sure you have plenty of cash!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toledo)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Brought my wife for our 11th wedding anniversary. She loves fondue and our meal was delicious. Portions were just about right, and price was reasonable (considering it’s a Manhattan eatery). Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

My daughter was determined to do fondue on this last trip to NYC. I got the reservation from OT on a day when we were going to an Improv show. We showed up early for dinner, and they seated us. (it was a Sunday so we opened the place at 5pm). the dinner is based around the fondue, and it is prix fixe. there are choices for the cheese for the apps- i got the Perigord with truffle oil (delicious) and my daughter got the swiss cheese (basic but good). entree i got the chicken breast and my kids got the filet. there is a choice of using oil or broth to cook the meat, we got one of each and they were both good. Dessert was the best: dark chocolate and milk chocolate with fruit and cut up pound cake to dip. yummy.
there is a more limited edition where you can get just the app and dessert.
personally i thought this was fun, but it's a novelty thing for me. if you want to try fondue Taureau is good, though pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The service was a bit slow in ordering the food & drinks however once my order was placed the waitor did a good job of timing the three courses which was great.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was copious (oh my god, so much cheese fondue) and utterly delicious -- we were thoroughly satisfied!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I've been here before, on a Sunday perhaps and service was great. This time it was noisy and very busy. I'd still go again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Simply amazing!!!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I really liked this restaurant. All three of the courses we had were excellent (cheese, meat, dessert). Just make sure that you cook your meat long enough because their 15 second suggestion seemed too short. Also, it was a nice restaurant but it needs to upgrade to a bigger space.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wonderful experience! We had the fondu, which was a gourmet experience that I had not expected. The service was wonderful, the food was off the charts, and the house red was delicious. A great restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We love this place in general. My wife gets the Fondu and I order from the regular restaurant menu -- which is fantastic. Authentic and savory French food. This time, however, two of the entrees did not come out until 2 people had finished their entrees. I had to get the waiter to ask him about it because he never came to see how we were doing. What upset me the most was that he did not seem very apologetic or concerned. The manager did give us a discount on the next meal so we felt a little better. I just hope the service returns to its usual form.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Nice dinner, fondue was great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Amazing fondue. My daughter and I shared the fondue with black truffles. We ended the meal with chocolate fondue. Small restaurant great environment. I felt like I was in France.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2014

If you are in the mood for fondue this is the place to go. Everything was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great fondue and really good, attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2014

I used to love this place, but have not been back in a few years. Unfortunately, it has gone downhill. Price is high for what you get. Very little meat per serving. Seating is much more uncomfortable than I remember. It was hot. While they got our order correct, they messed up the orders on either side of us, which caused such a disruption that we could never find a server for water or anything. This is the first negative review I have ever written on open table, as usually my experience is rather positive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2014

Great place to eat for special occasions, very romantic, more suited for couples, small tables, don't recommend for groups bigger than 4, wonderful service, cheese fondue is to die for

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2014

Nice new concept- 3 course fondue. one of the servers with short hair was so sweet- gave us great service. The other asian girl was just okay. Tghe marinated meats were nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2014

The location was a little off the main street but not inconvenient at all. The service was great, servers- friendly, and although it was a voucher they were very accommodating for vegetarians. Nice variety of choices for fondue including the fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and dark or milk chocolate! Overall, lovely experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2014

The unlimited menu offers a variety of dipping items. I especially enjoyed the Perigord cheese, and the milk chocolate. The banana and chocolate combination seemed a bit heavy. The restaurant is cozy and romantic, but the mood was spoiled when we noticed a roach crawling on the wall beside us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2014

This was my first fondue experience, and it was incredible! I was here to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday and the eating experience puts a fun spin on eating. Be warned: you should come hungry, because everything is delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2014

The food was good but disapointing compared to what you expect watching the website. The quality is so so. But still it was good. Nice waitress that was in charge of Taureau & La Sirene at the same time. And sharing the food is always a noce experience to me. The beverage list is really overpriced though.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2014

Eveything lived up to my expectations, all the fondues were great and the service was really good. BYOB is no longer a possibility so spare your time and money buying a bottle elsewhere. I would certainly go again.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2014

We were VERY happy with our experience at Taureau restaurant. It was the best dining experience we had in the city. It was romantic, the lighting is great and the food was awesome. We have already recommended it to friends who live in the area.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2014

We will be back here. Servers get lost sometimes but they are very nice. The place is small and you will hear the conversation of the people next to you. Outside a couple places I've been in Europe this is the best fondue I've had. Can't wait to go back and try all the other fondue creations.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2014

We order just Cheese fondue for both the one with truffle was amazing and the traditional one with nutmeg is very good. And for being the only fondue restaurant in Manhattan we are lucky to have such a good place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2014

Very good cheese selections, plenty of food well presented, attentive, friendly, helpful service. If you enjoy fondue, this is a good find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner here with outstanding service - the owner was particularly present and thoughtful and attentive to everyone in this and his adjoining restaurant La Sirene. The wine was excellent (yes it's not BYOB but I've paid more for bottles that were worth less!) and the fondue was terrific. I also especially enjoyed the sides of thick bacon and chorizo. Dessert, well that was the best. Give me a pot of quality dark chocolate like they have here and I'll dip anything I can find in it to eat! Great experience despite a small space, it's decorated well and people clearly come and have a great time. Quite a nice night!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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