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Troquet - 19 Reviews - 140 Boylston St, Boston, MA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (617) 695-9463


140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 695-9463
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Troquet - Boston, MA
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Troquet has the most interesting wine list in Boston. It has something for everyone--some outstanding and expensive wines, but not as expensive as elsewhere. Also, some medium p...


My wife and I had dinner on Saturday. The yellowfin tuna sashimi was good quality product but needed more flavors. My wife ordered the muscovy duck which came to the table underco...

Great food and wine selection, service pretentious, price high 7/17/2007

Caesar salad was delicious, as was the Duo of Foie Gras (served two ways, with pear), would not suggest the Roasted Organic Chicken (way dry), nor the Suckling Pig (too salty). Go somewhere else for Rib Steak. Excellent wine selection. Wait staff was self congratulatory and tried to be more than they are. Prices were high- expect to pay at least $60 per person for three courses and wine. more

Excellent food paired with excellent wine 9/2/2006

Troquet has the most interesting wine list in Boston. It has something for everyone--some outstanding and expensive wines, but not as expensive as elsewhere. Also, some medium priced wines that are very good. Chris, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and always has interesting recomendaions. Or you can choose the wine pairing with the food for a good combination. The food is also excellent and has improved recently. I had an excellent frisee salad and outstanding halibut for a great dinner experience. more

Be prepared for some sticker shock... 3/26/2006

Troquet is a great dining experience. Wonderful food, a mellow, cozy atmosphere and a great wait staff. What is particularly nice is not only do they have a good selection of wines available by the glass, they list them with the appetizers/entrees that best suit them, so theres less guesswork pairing food and wine. They also have a great bartender who mixes up some terrific cocktails (try the caipirinha). The only downside is that the wine list is amazingly expensive, with the majority of bottles at $99+, kind of disappointing for a place that bills itself as a wine bar. On the other hand, you do get a phenomenal selection of wines to choose from. Pros: great food & service, cozy atmosphere, wine selection Cons: most wine is $$$$ more

Wonderful experience 8/3/2005

I was able to treat my girlfriend to a wonderful evening at Troquet last weekend. The ambiance was dark and romantic, the service impeccable. We got the 6-course chef tasting menu, and at least in our short lives neither of us has had a better meal. Her favorite-the short ribs, mine the roast duck. (got to try both). Also, the chef chose goat cheesecake and the signature cake. Both were terrific selections and highly recommended. Although the meal is pricy, the wine selection, impeccable service, and quality in both appearance and taste of the food all make it well worth it. Highly recommended. more

Very good place for fine dining/wine. 6/13/2005

We did a six course tasting menu here on Valentine's Day and enjoyed it very much. The Nantucket bay scallops were the best that I have ever had. This is quite a statement, since I grew up on Nantucket and they are a personal favorite. The halibut was also excellent. The menu style and wine list were a nice touch. We had ten different wines from their list, and probably seven were strong choices/values. The service was solid as well. After a second trip here, I was even more impressed. Crispy pork was spectacular and all in my dinner party were extremely impressed. Pros: Chef, Wine list, Service more

a gem 12/9/2003

Troquet is excellent. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday on a cold winter night and everything was fabulous. The service is attentive without being overwhelming, and they are extremely knowledgeable about the menu as well as the extensive wine list. The food and wine are amazing, the pre-pairing of the wines with the food on the menu is very nice but we ordered a bottle and were not disappointed, the server was right on the mark. I didn't get a feeling of the ""turn and burn"" mentality which sometimes permeates restaurants...we were there a very leisurely 2 hrs or so. Also, definitely give the cheese plate a try as opposed to regular dessert. They have about half a dozen choices that you can pick from and present it with little accompaniments. All in all, I think one of Boston's best restaurants. Pros: everything!! more

u know nothing, until u eat here!!! 12/8/2003

sooooooooo unbelievably good. it would be a sheer display of egoism on my part to pontificate on the cuisine served here. also, the service was OUTSTANDING. waiters actually look you in the eye and smile with apparent genuineness. food is brought out with minimal time, while not detracting from the quality. desserts are of equal caliber and very complimentary to the entrees. i will make note of the average age of the clientele: late 30s to late 50s. also, on a thursday night, it got quite bustling around 8:30ish, so that the waiter could not give prompt service and the noise level become bothersome. Pros: decor, service, FOOD!!!! more

Simply the best 9/17/2003

By far, the best restaurant in town! So much better than all these other pretentious restaurants with stuffy service and ridiculous recipes... Great service, simple and nice and creative cooking. Wine list is amazing and choice of meals limited but very balanced. And better than anything... you don't need to have dinner at 5pm! They serve until midnight... The first civilized restaurant in town! more

C'est Formidable!! 5/30/2003

Troquet is, in a word, phenomenal. I have been there twice, most recently for my boyfriend's birthday. It seemed fitting to celebrate his turning 21 at a restaurant specializing in wine. We shared one of the 2-oz samplers with our appetizers, and switched to different 4-oz glasses with our entrees and cheese. The wine pairings were lovely, obviously made by educated oenophiles, but more importantly the food was a triumph. Obviously French with international influences -- just enough not to overwhelm -- each dish was rather stunning. Overall, a truly perfect experience. Pros: attentive service, lovely decor, delicious food more

OVER RASTED...!!! 4/28/2003

My wife and I had dinner on Saturday. The yellowfin tuna sashimi was good quality product but needed more flavors. My wife ordered the muscovy duck which came to the table undercooked...let me be was raw. I ordered the suckling pig which was tasty but I don't know who they were feeding. The portion was minuscule. The place is noisy which I wouldn't say is romantic...! Try Pigalle around the corner for supassed food, atmosphere, value, romanticsm. Cons: expensive, noisy more

The Best in Boston! 3/12/2003

Troquet is the Best! The mix of wine and delightful dishes is unbelievable. The staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is perfect for a date or a group, but not too large of a group it is a small restaurant. Pros: Wine and Food, Atmosphere, Location Cons: Space for Groups more

service. style. grace. taste. 3/4/2003

Troquet is still a hidden jewel in Boston. So hurry up and go before you can't get in. The food is wonderful. I had a lobster appetizer that was buttery and lovely. My friend had the foie gras which was decadent. For dinner, we split a delicious salad and the cavatelli pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil. Sounds simple but it's full of flavor and hands down, one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. The wine list is great. Enabling you to sample a flight of 2 oz glasses or go for the 4 oz. Service great and friendly. Cheese cart a nice touch. They wheel it over and let you choose. Enjoy! more

good vegetarian option 2/17/2003

i've been to a lot of nicer restaurants by now and even ones that are famous like cafe baulud in new york have had little vegetarian fare have been disappointing. the only exception that i can think of offhand is troquet, which had a mushroom pasta dish that was actually worth the price for once. thumbs up. more

great wine, great food 12/26/2002

being a small place lacking a glamorously catchy door on bolyston street, troquet really impressed me on my first visit. the extensive choice of wine really amazed me, and what's more exciting is that they serve most of them by the glass, allowing you to try fine selections in small portions. the food was impressive, as well as the service. more

Wine list to die for 11/17/2002

Troquet is 'runner up' for the past year - food is fantastic, not to mention the wine list ... Super service with no attitude. Great! Pros: Winelist, Food, Service Cons: Expensive valet pk. more

perfect birthday dinner 11/11/2002

I recently went to Troquet for my birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect. My boyfriend and I had a romantic and intimate spot by the window, and the service was excellent. I loved the concept of pairing tastings of wines with each dish. We got 2 appetizers, each with an appropriate glass of wine, then ordered probably the best Pinot Noir I've ever had to go with dinner (thanks to the wonderful reccomendation by the owner and our server). I ordered the duck special which was perfect! Crispy on the outside and perfectly medium rare on the inside. Plus, the pieces of foie gras garnishing the dish was a nice touch and a pleasant surprise. Although it's not the most inexpensive restaurant, the prices were more than fair for the quality, quantity, and service we received. Everything was perfect and I can't wait to go back! Pros: romantic, great food/wine, great service Cons: difficult parking more

Just what Boston needs 9/3/2002

Extremely high quality and good value. Excellent wine choices without the usual high markups. Foods goes well with the wine and excellent advice about matching food and wine. No other restaurant in Boston offers this combination. more

They're family there at Troquet 8/19/2002

I didn't apply in time to work there, but as someone who loves food and wine about as much as anything I can think of, I would list this as one of the top restaurants in Boston. Outstanding food, a RIDICULOUS wine list, and good friends make this a great time. I'm moving soon and will miss you terribly, fellas! -mike PS--damn the haters--the salmon confit was one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. more

Troquet may look like the typical trendy 6/16/2002

restaurant, but have a seat... We found a great blend of wine, food, and an experienced staff. First, we were early for our reservations, and didnt have to wait for our table. And while the wall seating felt narrow, once the courses came, there was no concern. The menu is thoughtfully planned for experiencing the food and wine combinations. The pea soup and soft shell crab starters, and the lamb and fish entrees were a big hit. We chose the cheese platter over sweets. The gentleman who described/served the cheeses was great. We tried six! The demitasse settings were a great conversation piece. Lastly, the wait staff; They bring courses in an entourage, and disappear as quickly as they came; And the bread just keeps coming! First class service all around, with prices more than on par with the rest of Boston. Troquet gets the Picky Eaters stamp of approval! more
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  • With a stylishly narrow second-floor dining room and impressive views of Boston Common and the State House, Troquet presents an attractive choice for theatergoers in search of a luxurious pre-show...

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  • Hours:

    Tuesday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM
  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, Cash, Master Card, Diner's Club, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Beacon Hill, Back Bay