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Tocqueville

1 E 15th St, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 647-1515
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Ranked #45 of 11,596 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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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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158 reviews 158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Paris, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Tocquevile is perfection. The food is consistently sublime, the ambience is refined and welcoming and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive. It is definitely a place to go for a special occasion when you want everything to be perfect and memorable. My only criticism is the wine list--it is expensive and not as deep as you might expect in a... More

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NYC
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Beautiful French food presented at its best. The place could use redecoration, but the service and food is so consistently excellent, I would give that a pass. A simple pasta with cream sauce and truffles, pasta served at the perfect moment of relaxation - the covering the stuff of dreams. If you are looking for "Daniel" type creativity and fussiness,... More

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NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had the chef's tasting with wine pairnings. This was a GREAT meal for the price. Expensive, yes-I believe about $150 p/p, but the food was just so unique and DIVINE. Well worth it for the cost. The dining area is quite formal, so we would have prefered a more laid back atmosphere, but overall--a great meal.

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