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Tocqueville

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Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
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1 E 15th St, New York City, NY 10003 (Union Square and Fifth Avenue)
Union Square 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L,F,M
(212) 647-1515
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11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
5 Star Service and Food without the Snooty Attitude

My Mom and I dined here for a late Saturday lunch (2pm). We had the $29 Prix Fixe menu. It was wonderful! And the staff was also wonderful. So accommodating and down-to-Earth. We had a glorious meal and a very relaxing experience. Thank you to all the staff! We will be returning the next time we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
AustinDMD
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South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Carolina
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My Mom and I dined here for a late Saturday lunch (2pm). We had the $29 Prix Fixe menu. It was wonderful! And the staff was also wonderful. So accommodating and down-to-Earth. We had a glorious meal and a very relaxing experience. Thank you to all the staff! We will be returning the next time we are in NYC.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The pear and cheddar salad was one of the best salads I have ever eaten. The scallops were cooked to perfection and sitting in a delicious broth with amazing mushrooms. My husband loved the sashimi tasting and the beef. The food was outstanding. The service was really bad. Our server had too many tables. We waited for a for a... More 

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I reserved a table at Toqueville for a business dinner without any prior knowledge of the restaurant. I was looking for a quiet place with good (TripAdvisor) reviews in or around Chelsea. I was really impressed from start to finish. The food was excellent - extremely high quality, beautifully prepared and so good - and the service was attentive and... More 

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Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very good food but I found the elegant dining room rather cramped and the service to be attentive but cold. The sea urchin and angel hair carbonara was excellent and I don't usually like sea urchin! The chanterelle mushroom risotto was equally good. The poached lobster was very delicious. But the best part was the chestnut napoleon for dessert which... More 

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fort lee , new jersey
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264 reviews 264 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with very high ceilings and nice well supported banquettes. Every staff person attentive. Only once they did not clear the crumbs just before the entrees. Imaginative well prepared French / Mediterranean cuisine. Expensive wine list, but I chose the bottle that they serve by the glass for white and it was very good. From lobster to guinea hen... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very reliable upscale modern American restaurant. Have dined here 3 times previously. Elegant setting, quiet consistent service. Food is beautifully cooked and presented. Portions not very large but adequate if you plan on eating 3 courses. I do love their uni pasta and the grilled octopus. Other diners in our group enjoyed the mushroom risotto, smoked duck breast and sea... More 

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Big Sky, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ambience and decor is what you would expect of a formal French dining experience but not too stuffy. Menu offerings what you would expect but with a nice modern flair. Good cordial service that was slow paced but not overly so. Sommelier helped us with matching a good valued wine to our dinners.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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353 reviews 353 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Only the glacial service kept this from an excellent rating. Dinner for three couples was planned for weeks and highly anticipated. The coat check is efficient and the welcome genuine and warm. Our table was well situated and the main dining room is quiet and elegant. We chose a Pol Roger champagne to begin and accompanied it with a cheddar... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's fairly rare to find a Manhattan restaurant presently that has a rather formal ambience: fantastic, stylish cuisine and an elegant yet stylish dining room. For a restaurant located in trendy downtown it was great to find a restaurant with white tablecloths, supremely comfortable velvet chairs and well-spaced tables. Mind you, it definitely did not look like an UES restaurant... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I had a wonderful meal at Tocqueville fall of 2014 so I was anxious to take my husband and our friends who were visiting from Dayton, Oh. I made a reservation for 10:30 - we were going to a show. I called a week before to say that I was not sure we could make it to the restaurant by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 E 15th St, New York City, NY 10003
    (Union Square and Fifth Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Union Square 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L,F,M
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: (212) 647-1515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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