Troquet

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4.3
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63 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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TROQUET is the newest Corner Bistro of Grand and Lafayette. Longtime friends Clement & Thomas, have made thoughtful food, wine and atmosphere, the heart of their Wine Bar & Restaurant. By day the breeze whispers through the open doors, the sun illuminating a lunch or coffee, the break you are looking for with friends. A long marble bar runs the length of the space and tempts you with a glass of chardonnay and plate of oysters. By night the convivial space welcomes guests with a curated wine list and stylish takes on French American fare prepared by talented & seasoned Chef Solene HERARD. You will come for the food & wine and stay for the atmosphere !

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Happy Hour TROQUET - Every day - 4PM / 7PM

Enjoy beer $5 / Cocktail $9 / Food $5 / Wine $8

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 9 January 2019

Ends: 10 January 2118

Availability: Daily 16:00-19:00

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

What 63 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner ! The food, the service and the vibe were amazing.
Will definitely be back for dinner or will come for brunch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Nice French restaurant, but nothing exceptional

O
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

French Bistro with a marble bar and simplistic décor, right on the corner of Lafayette and Grand. My friend saw this place on Instagram and suggested we should give it a try.

We had a reservation for 8pm, not sure if was needed but anyway, we arrived there a few minutes early and were promptly seated. Service was pretty friendly and attentive (big bonus points!)

Food:

Gnocchi de pomme terre
Troquet burger
Frisee aux lardons

Food was ok but nothing that I would be rushing back there for. I would definitely go again if Im in the area with no other plans or if you are looking for a relaxed open place to have some decent French bistro fare while catching up with friends.

Drinks:

White Bordeaux (yes, I like to be boring and skip the cute cocktails!)
Negroni Spritz
Peach Sangria

Dessert:

Carrot cake, was OK a little on the sweet side. Also, maybe a bit dry?? (don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad just that I have had better)

Our waitress was super sweet and offered us a shot of tequila along with our shot. I skipped but is the thought that counts right?

SW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Really, more of a bar than a French bistro. Very loud. Chefs board selections uninspired.

LI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best little French restaurant in my neighborhood. The staff, to food, the vibe all la
parfait!!!

SS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was overpriced and not as good as expected. They never really come to take order, we had to keep asking to menu, orders, etc...
Atmosphere was just ok

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a blast - food was amazing - great wine - wonderful service !!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Entered this place at 7p

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Our server was very nice but service unprofessional.
Kitchen doesn’t seem to know how to cook meats with temperatures requested or our server put it in wrong .
Our meats were over cooked and some of the portions sort of unacceptable. My friend who ordered a hanger steak had his piece that was around 6 ounces.

I wanted to give this place a try , especially for the Cote de bœuf which was a let down (lacked that dry age flavor)

Deserts lacked creativity and some I could tell were sourced outside, the tarte tatin was the saddest I’ve seen in my life.
I truly hope they improve but
I won’t be back at Troquet

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, cute place but v loud and overpriced for very small portions

JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in every regard

j
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

My friends and I dined at Troquet around the holidays. I always pass by since it's so conveniently located near all major subway lines. The ambiance is quite cozy, but a bit cramped. Evenings can get a little too loud, so if you're looking for something quiet, probably not the place. The food was good, locally sourced ingredients, great wine list. The bill for 3 inc. a bottle of wine came out to $160 excluding tip. The polenta gnocchi is an interesting choice, not too heavy and can be an appetizer size if you're really hungry. The fries look delicious. I will definitely have to try those next time. The steak for two also looked great as well.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good, but the Bloody Mary's were outstanding!

AV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a cozy restaurant with a small menu but packs a punch. The noise level is quite high but the overall ambiance and the food make up for it. Their wine list is exquisite.

SF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Over priced, slow service that kept forgetting our order. I had the croque - way too much truffle oil. The avocado toast was small and served weirdly. Skip.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible experience. Had gone for lunch a few days ago and it was good, so wanted to try it for dinner. There was a party of probably 10-12 people with 3-4 kids under the age of 3. They were screaming, crying, running around the whole restaurant, and outside the restaurant, hanging on all the tables, etc. no one said a thing. It was so unprofessional and irresponsible of both the parents and restaurant as a whole, it was shocking. No regard for anyone. At one point a dad picked up his crying child who was having a temper tantrum off of the ground, the child kicks me in the back, the dad semi-apologized to the table NEXT to me. Those people said “your kid actually kicked her” and he turned to me and shrugged. It was a horrendous experience. The staff could not have cared less what was going on around them. That restaurant will never last.

SW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was very friendly & food amazing. I'd definitely go again!

D
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Waiter got the order wrong and ended up being charged for his mistake. Food was overcooked and lacking any redeeming qualities. I've had much better food at a place for less.

d
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

horrible food. took 45 min for our order. pancakes flavorless and completely BURNT! I could not swallow them. Sent back. Ordered yogurt and granola. Granola SOGGY. UGGG not going back anytime soon.

KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Casual dining and friendly service, and affordable.

k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

It's a cute place and the food is just okay....not particularly special but okay. The first time I was there I had the caesar salad and a burger .
But the second time we tried mussel dish and it felt like the mussels came out of a can.
My wife had the grilled octopus and it was inedible.
I tried the rack of lamb which was nothing special .
Our biggest issue was with the bartender. I ordered a very dry Tito's Martini for my wife. Unfortunately, it arrived about 2/3 vodka and 1/3 vermouth.
My wife very politely said she was sorry to do this, but she would like to send it back and try again.
We watched as the waitress brought the drink back to the bartender who very clearly was unhappy, argued with the waitress, took her time and then sent us back a martini that was half full, watery but yes, dry.
I guess we got punished for her incompetence and apparent bad mood.
It's a shame because I stay right down the street at 11 Howard quite frequently now and thought this could be a fun place to hang out .
Unfortunately, not.
P.S. The waitress was lovely, apologetic and 100 per cent professional.
Bartender was the opposite .

NF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had the french restaurant week lunch menu in July 2018. The fish entree was delicious and perfectly cooked. The soy sauce based beef dish was pretty bad, too salty over cooked. The gazpacho was not tasty, food processed tomato really, but was still nice to have something cold in the summer heat.

The service was good and location nice. I would give them another try on their regular menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Nothing French in le Troquet apart from the name.
Way too loud American music that you would never be abused with in France.
No French decorum.
Bottom line an American restaurant with a French name.

RG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The food was not very good. I got the charcuterie plate, asked if the foie gras was seared or terrine. Was told seared. It was not. It was the terrine, which I was not interested in. The country pate was not good. No pistachios. Gray with black specks in color. No pronounced flavor. The foie gras terrine was not very good. There were pockets of HUGE salt flavor. Way oversalted in areas. The brie was a very inexpensive brie. The bleu was quite good. The duck rillette was pretty good. The cured meats were marginal at best. Overall the charcuterie was an immense disappointment.
The tuna tartare with avocado cream should really be called what it is: Tuna Tartare with Pureed Avocado. There was no cream. The presentation was embarrassing, to say the least. The flavor was passable.

The Waygu Burger did not come with caramelized onions. Instead, a slice of tomato, AN END SLICE OF TOMATO! Really? Again, very disappointing. As for the burger, the bun was 1/3 bigger than the bigger and the burger itself was quite unlike the Foie Gras Terrine in that there was NO SEASONING. So, there was little flavor to dissect and absorb. Incredibly disappointing.

The ambience is quite appealing. The Manhattan on the rocks was very good. The wine selections were quite good as well.

Overall, the food really brought this place down. I had such high hopes for a fantastic evening and it was severely crushed by the disappointing food. Maybe go for drinks and the staff. Don't stay for the food.

t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great experience !!! The food is just amazing and the decor is super nice. I’ll be back for sure ...

MC
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quaint corner restaurant with nice ambiance and great service. Food was good and the wine I ordered (by the glass) was really good. It always helps when you describe what you like and they allow you to sample before you get stuck with something you don’t enjoy.

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely addition to the neighborhood. The food was great, the service was polite and quick. The doors were wide open the the street with a delicious breeze on an early summer day. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Terrible service and terrible time. It was just the four of us planning to have brunch on a rainy Saturday. The place is very small and music is too loud- people talk even louder because of the music. We basically ordered off the menu that only had the eggs and small pancakes to be cooked, everything else was salad, fruits, bread and salmon. Tell me how the two girls sitting next to us ordered their food 30mins after us and had their food arrive way before ours-and they had a BURGER! After trying to be patient, our food comes-BURNT, the pancakes were black on one side and the eggs were overly cooked. And my food did not come out along with the rest, the waiter assured me it will take a min. It came out after my friends were finished with theirs. So I asked the waiter what's going on, and he said the kitchen's system went down-that's no excuse for us to wait for our food when just the eggs had to be cooked, and while everyone else who arrived much later than us got their food. So either you risk your time going here, or be like us having to wait over an hr for our food to come out burnt. Shame on them.

DN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Troquet is a nice, friendly, relaxed environment. The food was delicious as well as deserts. The service was great and very accommodating. It gets loud; however, the music was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Went there for brunch. Food was not remarkable; pretty standard and not particularly creative. Service was great and the space is small and cozy

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

le service est deplorable , c'est honteux ! a deconseiller.
De plus on nous fixe un tip de 20. % ( inclus dans la note ) et la serveuse pretend d une facon arrogante que c est ce qui se pratique a NYC ( d inclure 20% d office dans la note ) mais pour qui nous prend on dans ce restaurant ..
Passez votre chemin , il y a bien mieux dans le soho

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for lunch and sat by the open doors on a lovely sunny day. The menu isn't very big (actually its quite limited) but what they do have is excellent. The caesar salad had a twist to the conventional caesar. Lovely place to hang and enjoy some vino. And the staff is very friendly.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice food and service!
Unfortunately very crowded with lots of people and high volyme of people speaking very loudly

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was such a pleasure. Food was great. Will come back again.

F
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great surprise!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great. Service was amazing. They were very accommodating to all my food restrictions. Just all over lovely. I will definitely be back here again! And it's female-led!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food a little noise for lunch

LI
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Small restaurant with creative food selections. I had their hamburger which was very good and the fries which were excellent. My wife has the vegetarian salad which she enjoyed very much. They have a good selection of wines also. We selected the Aix Rose that they were featuring and enjoyed it. We went for brunch but do plan to return to try their dinner menu.

AA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for anyone who is actually hungry when they go out to dinner: the prices are very high for a very small amount of food. My boyfriend ordered the seabass which was delicious, but it was about the size of my fist served along huge sauteed onions. I ordered the duck, but again it was two small strips of meat and 4 thin asparagus spears, both meals were about $30 each. The strange part was that it took them almost 40 min to bring out our meals but the restaurant was half empty. We left hungry and ended up going to eat at another restaurant afterward.

The food was very tasty, but it just wasn't enough to fill up two people. Save your money and go elsewhere, as they will likely feed you more.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dinner in a great place !!! Food is super good, team is super nice and the place is great. I deeply recommand it :)

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