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1 E 15th St, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 647-1515
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Ranked #45 of 11,629 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Union Square and Fifth Avenue
Transit: Union Square 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L,F,M
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89% Recommend
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English first
new york city
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

An understated, NYC celebration restaurant. We were 3 couples, all with very different ideas of a great dining experience. From a sans sauce diner to a vegan to a carnivore, plus three more, the dinner was superb! The men raved about the duck breast entrée! This diner loved the bay scallops. We all savored the blueberry soufflé!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Good food, good service. Nice place for a special meal. Went for my wife birthday and food was great. Definitely needed to book but nice lace for a special romantic meal.

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Jason Lawless is a genius. Everything was delicious, beautifully presented and inventive without being tricky. It was one of the best meals I have ever eaten...and I live in New York! In combination with a sensational wine pairing by Master Sommelier, Roger Dagorn (one of only 180 in the world; and formerly of Chanterelle) the dinner was incomparable.

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was our third visit to this restaurant. The food was excellent. My wife had oysters for the first course and lobster for the second. I had asparagus soup and duck. There was a bit of a delay getting served initially, but the restaurant offered us some free champagne before the meal and then provided a lovely dessert and chocolates... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I'm a food-loving, belly-filling kind of person and there's no shortage of options in NYC. Lucky to say I have tried most of the best and many of the rest. Yet I was caught completely by surprise during recent my lunch at Tocqueville. The beautiful room immediately transported me away from my workday. The menu presented the right number of... More

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New Rochelle, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A refined, quiet and peaceful setting for a meal that was impeccably prepared. The food was subtly complex, delicious and mirrored the setting- refined and elegant. The service was attentive, friendly and knowledgable . I would highly recommend this restaurant to all who are looking for an elegant and serene evening.

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Salem, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Tocqueville was the crown jewel in our recent dining weekend in NYC. First, the room is extremely elegant and refined. Off-white walls with muted artwork. The service was impeccable, with every desire met. Nothing was left to chance. The six diners split a tasting menu, which is comprised of five courses and we paired them with wine. The tasting menu... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Great brunch for mother day We were 8 people and no one had anything to complain Excellent ingredients and very well presented A bit expensive but worth it!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and was genuinely surprised. The atmosphere was beautiful. We sat a the bar rather than wait for a table. Get choice! The service was great! Had a few house special margaritas, that normally I wouldn't try. One was Pineapple with jalapeños. I want to go back just to get another one. We had Carne Asada... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Prix Fixe menu is nice and not too expensive, but with drinks, can quickly add up. Last time we here, the restaurant was not busy and we were able to secure table on spur of the moment without a reservation. But in an abundance of caution, I'd always make a reservation. Food is well prepared and presented. My wife and... More

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