Search More



1 E. 15th St. New York, NY 10003 | East Village | 212-647-1515

Location Description:

Executive chef and owner Marco Moreira was born in Brazil but earned his culinary bona fides right here in New York at restaurants like Bouley and the once legendary Quilted Giraffe. Tocqueville, which he opened back in 2006, adds slight international touches to classic French cuisine. Honey-glazed Peking duck breast and leg terrine, curry-dusted Chatham cod and medallions of veal filet mignon served with truffled polenta all show off Moreira's versatility as a chef. Serious diners can choose the $125, four-course hunter's menu, complete with upscale rustic fare like the seared sirloin of elk carpaccio. White tablecloths, long drapes, tasteful mustard-colored walls and glowing chandeliers give the dining room a subtle sophistication. The wine list is a sight to behold, featuring around 650 bottles and 15 to 20 wines by the glass with a focus on organic and biodynamic wines mostly from Europe and North America.—Keith Wagstaff

Related Stories (5)


  • Cuisine(s): French, New American
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 11:45am-10:30pm
  • Price: $$$, $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: dressy
  • Features: Business Dining, Catering, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible

Related Stories

  • Fork in the Road: Lists
    Nothing makes us happier than traipsing through a Greenmarket in full swing (we've been known to skip as well) checking out the rhubarb, fresh lettuces, asparagus, and, of course, ramps...
  • Fork in the Road: Cocktails
    We've been offered a lot of fairly obvious flu-fighting tips lately, like avoiding close contact with sick people and washing our hands. But what to eat and drink? Chefs fight off the flu...
  • Fork in the Road: Cooking
    Each week, we feature a recipe from one of New York City's restaurants. Today, it's a creamy chowder from Tocqueville starring early summer squash and spring vegetables from the Union...
  • Fork in the Road: Events
    Wednesday, May 30 Tocqueville's New Greenmarket Menu Tocqueville's Greenmarket menu is launching on Wednesday. The Greenmarket menu is available for lunch ($39) and dinner ($55) with a...
  • Fork in the Road: Interviews
    Tocqueville is getting a new chef de cuisine. David Coleman left the restaurant and Gregory Vernick, a Jean Georges and Per Se alum, is taking over. [Eater] Pranna is getting a new menu...