Toutant

4.7
1402 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Toutant**(pronounced too-tawnt) offers contemporary country cuisine and libations, served in a comfortable, casual setting. Focusing on high-quality, seasonal ingredients, Roberts’ Southern Louisiana roots and dedication to New York’s farming community provides Buffalo diners with access to modern, fresh cuisine influenced by the American South.

Ideally, Toutant seeks to invoke the memories of its guests’ early childhood family dinners, demonstrating the heart, preparation, and comfort experienced at those gatherings. Guests are able to enjoy upscale Southern comfort fare from a menu featuring vast amounts of fresh Gulf seafood and shellfish, buttermilk fried chicken, and accurate renditions of numerous Southern favorites like jambalaya, house-smoked sausages, cast iron skillet cornbread, and authentic barbecue offerings. The beverage program features seasonal frozen daiquiris, local cider, beer and wine, as well as hand-selected bourbons, whiskeys, and moonshine.
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff. Delicious food. Perfect for friends, family, date, or special occasion.

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AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Sat within 5 min of our reservation time (noon), despite a very packed and busy brunch service. Attentive server and assistants throughout, delicious food and cocktails, and the coffee kept coming. One of my favorite brunches in the city for sure.

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r
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very comfortable atmosphere, food was excellent and service perfect.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a quiet atmosphere (upstairs seating). Very attentive service without being overbearing.

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GL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner (5 people) at Toutant. Service was efficient and friendly.
Cocktails were excellent, and we found the food to be the perfect combination of upscale and comforting. We will be back in the near future.

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LV
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went Toutant on the snowiest night of the year so far. We were extremely late for our reservation beacuse of the snow and getting lost on the way. They were so gracious when we arrived. They seated us quickly and the service was excellent as we were trying to make a show for 8 at Sheas. The food came out quickly. It was hot and delicious. Only thing I would pass on was the cornbread. The drinks that the waitress recommended were fabulous. I definitely would go back. Everyone in our group enjoyed our meals. The shrimp Jambalya {loved it}, fried chicken {according to my goddaughter it was the best she ever had}, the shrimp po boy [vegetarian choice and she loved it} and beef brisket {soft and juicy} all excellent.

The waitress gave us tips on how to get to the theatre quickly which allowed us to relax chat and enjoy the meals. Wen were out and made it to the theatre in time for our show. If you are going to a show at Shea's thearre this is the place to eat. Only thing to be aware of the seating area is up a flight of stairs

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were blown away. The restaurant was so cozy and had great atmosphere. Our food was awesome! Jambalaya with crab meat and pot roast. We had hand crafted drinks which were so unusual. We are going to go there again, prices reasonable.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level got too high briefly when a large group of ladies were seated but after a bit it quieted down Food and service was excellent would return any time

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wonderful, attentive service.

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! From the drink and whisky selection, to the service, and the quality and inventiveness of the cuisine, I was impressed start to finish. I’d highly recommend Toutant, and my only regret was that it has taken me this long to dine there.

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p
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere is nice. But food was just so so, not a lot of choices and a bit bland.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night

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C
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space, excellent food. Service was very attentive. Overall wonderful and tasty experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the first time Monday evening. Such a wonderful ambiance throughout the restaurant. Was seated exactly at our reservations time, and all of the staff was absolutely outstanding. Food was INCREDIBLE, and we all left very happy and full. Mackenzie was an outstanding server and was incredibly informative about the menu and cuisine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right from the beginning our experience was great! We were greeted with a pleasant hostess and seated promptly. The service from then on was excellent as well. Our server gave recommendations and made sure we understood everything we had questions about. The food was delicious, particularly the biscuits! We will definitely be coming back!

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B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, gluten free fried chicken was amazing, I mean excellent, best I’ve had. Everything else was a bit off. Corn bread is one of our favorite dishes at Toutant, but was undercooked and mushy. Fried bologna was dried out. Food was not reflective of the typical meals we had previously. The staff was VERY understanding of our concerns and went out of their way to make sure we had a good experience. 1 off night will not keep us away, we will be back!

Please bring the muffuletta sandwich back. It was one of the best features on the menu.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. There fried chicken is made so good. Will definitely be returning to try other items on the menu.

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J
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The building and decor were so very nice and the staff was wonderful. I was not so impressed with my meal, I had the buttermilk chicken with a side of greens and ordered a side of yams. The greens were just too overcooked for my taste and the chicken wasnt as flavorful to me. It could have been more of a personal preference as the rest of my party enjoyed thier meals. I would definitely try Toutant again and just try something different.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My date and i loved the atmosphere. The service was excellent and the drinks were amazing.

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M
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I visited for the first time. Loved the urban chic decor. Food choices were great. I had the fried chicken - it’s rare to find a place that offers more than a chicken breast. They has a combo special. My only issue, having grown up near several cooks that made incredible tasty well seasoned fried chicken, this was flavorful but for my liking the breading was overdone. I’m used to golden brown chicken. This was just left a little too long or they used something in the coating that gave it a color that looked overdone to me. The chicken once I cut through the coating was tender and juicy and did have a great flavor so it is most likely that it was the type of breading and seasoning was just not something I was used too and there colored my impression.
I subbed mashed potatoes for the collard greens and they were amazing. Creamy. I requested nothing to on them initially but fully expected I would need to ask for butter. They did not need anything — no extra salt or pepper and were just creamy goodness.
I enjoyed the bread pudding. The serving was over generous. I wish I hadn’t been in town alone for business since more than 1 person should eat. It was incredible though. Came out hot and bubbling. Overall well worth a visit!

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience really nice place excellent food. Lots of stairs for those whom can’t go upstairs.

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been here for dinner, but never for brunch and we were very impressed. The coffee was amazing, and came with real cream and cane sugar. We both ordered the BBQ hash and it was sooo yummy! We will definitely be back to try some other menu items :)

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E
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great waitstaff. Not crazy about the layout and noise level. Food is very good.

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MR
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. The service was great and the food was even better. Their extensive options for Gluten Free Entrees really helped me enjoy the evening since I cannot have gluten. We ordered the corn bread and corn dumplings for an appetizer and they were delicious as well as our meals. We were greeted by our lovely waitress with complimentary champagne for our anniversary which was a very nice touch. Their wine list is extensive and had great options for beer on draft as well. We will definitely be back and are looking forward to trying their brunch in the future as well.

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BL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Toutant the brisket was excellent along with the fried chicken. You will try to decide whether to get cornbread or biscuits. No decision needed get them both they are tremendous.

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W
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toutant always impresses. The menu is always changing with a few favorites always around. The sausage special was a “deconstructed hot dog” it was fun to eat! The shrimp Poy Boy which is always on the menu was fantastic with homemade bread. Toutant is always a favorite of ours.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Sherri! She made our dinner very enjoyable. Great night.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Toutant did not disappoint. The food was fantastic. Our server, Malcolm, was tentative, friendly, and extremely helpful when asked for recommendations/questions. We will continue to come back!

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

New Years Eve dinner. Pleasantly surprised to see they were serving their full menu, plus specials. As always, the food was delicious. Jambalaya spiced just right, moist and tasty fried chicken. Service was pleasant and we were not rushed at all, even given the busy holiday. Dessert was fantastic! Warm, soft and just right sweet beignets and brown butter ice cream. So yummy!

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Years dinner

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TO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I finally had my first experience at Toutant on New Year's Eve! Friends of mine have been talking up Toutant since they opened up and they did not disappoint. The service was outstanding- a designated person to fill your water and clear your plates and our waitress was very knowledgeable of the food and cocktail menus.

We split two small plates (hot chicken and beef hush puppies) and an entree (BBQ of the week meal). Since they knew we were splitting our meals, they were nice enough to plate the entree for both of us to enjoy without the awkwardness of scooping off of one plate. The portions were a good size to share and to have leftovers! The hot chicken wasn't really hot but was seasoned nicely. The BBQ of the week included jalapeno potatoes and the tenderest brisket.

Their menu is constantly updating with variations, which is a nice change of pace so you can always taste something different. I will definitely return to try more entrees and cocktails.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was just ok this visit. Past visit food was outstanding. Service was good. Ambiance was good but we were seated next to the kitchen and the wait staff traffic was busy and distracting to our enjoyment of our meal. We love the restaurant and wi probably return but the food took a very long time to be served (2 glasses of wine while waiting).

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Toutant is a fantastic restaurant located close to the electric tower in downtown buffalo. the food was perfectly prepared and flavorful. I enjoyed the fried chicken, while my fiance had the daily special brisket. Do not shy away from appetizers! I recommend the cracklin's and the hushpuppies are also a treat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jambalaya was delicious!

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been multiple times and have left satisfied every time. My most recent visit was my first time bringing someone there and they had a fantastic experience.

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SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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DK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the interesting ways they present the food selection. It's my 2nd time and I ordered the catfish and was not disappointed. Very moist and flavorful and the portions are just right with leftovers for the next day. Service is good and the cocktail drinks were well prepared also. Next time we will do the small plates and share so we have room to try the dessert selections.

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Food, service and drinks were outstanding. We will 100% be back.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. My husband and I chose several different small plates, including the hot chicken, corn dumplings, and corn bread, as well as one of the specials of the night. Our waitress, Torrie, was very helpful in choosing different dishes when we were unsure which to go with, including our dessert choice. We went with the ooey gooey cake, which was delicious! Overall, delicious food, excellent service, and great atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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