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About Troquet on South
Boston's most exciting & comprehensive wine list is at Troquet on South, where you are guaranteed to fulfill your wine connoisseur's fantasies. The kitchen will thrill you with modern French cuisine, and Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Langille will delight your senses with exquisite desserts. Come see the champagne cart, and our lovely lounge area with contemporary cocktails.
Located near the Theater District, Troquet on South is still only five blocks away from the Opera House. Reservations are ONLY for the dining room; the bar seating is first-come, first served.
Boston, MA 02111
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30 am–1:00 am
Mon, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tufts and South
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available in the evenings from Tuesday through Saturday. Street parking is available, and there are parking garages at 2 Financial Center and next to Chinatown.
Red Line to South Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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Enjoy our award-winning wine list paired with modern French cuisine, and a cocktail bar focused on the grain and the grape.
Troquet on South Ratings and Reviews
We really looking forward to our visit to Toquet as it was reviewed highly by Trip Adviser. We were very disappointed and the restaurant certainly did not live up to its reputation. Before we got there we were informed that they had valet parking for $18, ridiculous at a restaurant where the bill is at last $75 a person. I had the smallest martini I had ever been served and I believe it cost about $15. The directions they gave for arriving by public transportation were confusing. We were not off to a good start. The food was generally quite good but not at all worth the price. This is by no means an upscale restaurant or a place for fine dining. Even though we ate there late on a weeknight and there were few other patrons, the noise level was ridiculously loud. The exposed pipe decor is at least a decade outdated. Our server was helpful, gracious and welcoming, but she brought a second pricey bottle of sparkling water that we did not request nor want; she immediately removed it from our bill but this shouldn't happen in what is supposed to be first-rate dining. The bread was amazing - fresh, hot and delicious! Glad we indulged on that. My oysters were fresh, delicious and plump and were served with interesting sauces. My husband's octopus appetizer was not accurately described. He enjoyed it but it was a very meager portion, especially light on the octopus. He also enjoyed his lamb chops. I ordered my Peking Duck medium rare and it arrived practically raw and hard to chew. Yes I could have and probably should have asked to have it cooked some more, but by that time we just wanted to eat and leave. I did enjoy the accompaniments to the main course. Any resemblance this duck had to "Peking" certainly escaped me; it had neither the seasoning nor the presentation that fits that description.
So overall, the food was good, but overpriced for what you got and not a comfortable dining experience. We left feeling we had paid a lot and not gotten our money's worth.
We had been to Troquet a few times at their previous location. This was our first time here. It's attractive but not sure it's an improvement over being on the Commons. It was a Sunday night and it was very quiet... though apparently the restaurant was previously closed on Sundays so perhaps many aren't aware they are open on Sundays. After they offered water, they offered champagne and since we were there for a special occasion, we each chose to have a glass. It was interesting to compare our choices but note for the future - ask the price! They were good champagnes but ahem, the price was hefty. The wine list is impressive. While the wine we chose was very good, it wasn't quite what we were looking for but we still enjoyed. As we were leaving, they did ask us what we thought of the wine and when we shared this comment, they said they would make a note of it for the future. And then there was the food... it was fantastic! We can't say enough good things about the food!! We loved it all and will definitely be back!
This is one of our favorite restaurants over the past year. Great wine list with about 40 by the glass. Only downside to that was they are stored chilled and served too cold.
Dover sole and Ragu pasta were excellent.
The bread was like mini baguettes seven warm. Terrific service.
First off, this place is amazing. The food, the atmosphere, the staff! I often used their old location as a regular spot to take friends and family from out of town.
They have paired wine flights for every dish on the menu! And every dish I've had has been delicious!
But tonight has been the best experience I've ever had at Troquet. I had a wonderful discussion with the manager about how to pick vintage wines, what to look for and what to expect.
Without going into too much detail because what he did is so far above and beyond, the manager really went out of his way to make sure we had a magical evening! I can't recommend Troquet highly enough!
Overall, the dinner experience was OK.
We went for the 5-course menu option, and asked for a wine pairing. The food was very good, but the wine pairing was average at best. The wine selection was taken from the "by the glass" menu, which is not that exciting. In some cases, the wines were just disappointing.
Service was average. Our waiter had little to no personality. With these prix-fixe options, what I expect is a bit more enthusiasm from the waiter about the food description as well as the wine description (including vintage and location, reason for the selection, and noteworthy items), and both fell terribly flat.
Side note: Walking out, we noticed that the bar area looked quite lively, and the bar menu looked very interesting. This may be a spot where the bar should be tried before the main dining room.
We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary with dinner at Troquet and the evening was even better than anticipated. Service was great - attentive and helpful without being too intrusive. Extensive wine list and with the ability to purchase small pours we were able to enjoy a few different wines. The food did not disappoint - I started with the octopus and my husband the duck confit salad - both were so full of flavor and perfectly cooked. For entrees I had the sea bass and my husband the pasta with lamb ragout - just as enjoyable. For dessert we shared the chocolate soufflé with chocolate chip skillet cookie - wow. I'd go back just for this.
While I wouldn't call it a "cozy" atmosphere - we did enjoy the spaciousness and not being on top of the table next to us. The only thing missing was some background music!
I would highly recommend Troquet for a special occasion or dinner date and look forward to going back!
We came in for our anniversary last week and were incredibly happy we chose this place. Great ambiance and some of the best food I have ever had in Boston. This was truly a culinary experience; from the wide array of French cuisine on the menu, to the extensive wine list and extremely knowledgable staff, this restaurant deserves all of the praise it gets as a true hidden gem in Boston. We will definitely be back.
Had a fantastic meal; everything was wonderful. My dinner companions are very knowledgeable about wine and the wine list is varied and deep. The food and presentation are beyond wonderful. I would go back for business or for a date experience. Ambiance was wonderful; atmosphere very relaxed but sophisticated; not pretentious at all. The owner came over and spoke with us and he is a great person.
Try this restaurant if you have not already. Fabulous find. Will be back.
Awesome food and hospitality. Came in late from theater but were made to feel very welcome. Bartender Matt was so friendly and really into his cocktails. Extremely delicious food all around and great cocktails and service. A bit pricey but worth the quality. Awesome wines by the glass as well.
The usual heaps of praise are not only in order but amplified every summer when owner/sommelier pulls gems from his cellar to offer at serious discounts. I'm talking 1950s-1970s Bordeaux bargains as well as aged-burgundy and a sometimes-overlooked but excellent selection of whites. Together with Chef Herbert's evolving and exquisite menu, there is no better place to eat well in Boston. Period.
Hats off to the chef and waitstaff for one of the best meals we have ever had. If "experiences" are in vogue, then this should be at the top of the gastronomic experience charts. We opted for the tasting menu, accompanies by our wiater's recommended pairings from the extensive and well-reputed wine list.
The tasting menu kicked off with a smoked salmon and caviar tartare accompanies by a two bite-size frisee salade on crisp toast. This was followed by a giant scallop topped with Maine lobster, a panko-dusted (lightly crusted) fish fillet with broccoli and white asparagus, and a lamb trio. The trio included a crunchy lamb bacon, lamb should fillets and a middle eastern inspired lamb couscous. Dessert included an airy chocolate sorbet topped with fresh berris and a goat cheescake topped with bing cherries in a savory syrup.
Our waiter and the staff were very attentive, pleasant and helpful.
What a delight to have booked our meal here. We drive into Boston for shows and Troquet on South is a short walk from the Theater District. We were there Saturday and although we arrived a bit early we were graciously seated early. Water, water or more water, we were offered water, sparkling, with gas or without or any other water we desired. We settled on plain and ordered from the wine list. Great wine selections.
Our waiter was Rick and he made wonderful recommendations for our meals. He also was very pleasant, charming and never pushy.
I had noted it was a birthday celebration when I made the reservation and when the delicious soufflé arrived it had a candle on it with Rick’s best wishes, even more so when he discovered it was both our birthdays.
We plan on returning for the food and for Rick next time we’re in town for a show.
Our dining party tried a range of dishes, all of which were very well-executed: beet salad, octopus, ribeye, and a pasta. There was some confusion due to a computer glitch but the manager on duty handled it very well. Our waiter insisted on choosing our wines by the glass without telling us what it was he would be bringing us, which really irritated us and led to some awkward exchanges. I like to see what has been suggested and what it will cost, before I order it especially when there is a wide range of pricepoints for the wines on the list. I have dined here at the bar on a few occasions and have never had a problem.
They had a large selection of wine but way overpriced. I did love the option of smaller pours so you can taste many wines. We ordered the 7 course chef tasting which included a cheese course. The tasting menu was a chef's choice which I love but I felt it was a little too much fish and seafood courses. The scallop was to die for paired with seasonal ramps and morels. The tasting menu is a lot of food so go hungry.
Great appetizers, one of the best fois gras dishes I've ever had. Casual/elegant atmosphere, white painted brick walls, low lighting, half open kitchen, tablecloths. You get the idea. Apps were stronger than entrees, but amazing staff and wine list, no stuffiness. Nice night out.
Troquet was recommended to me by a European colleague who said "I go there all the time. It is simply perfectly prepared food. And they have the best wine list." Having been there four times now, I agree. In my view, Troquet is at or near the top of Boston restaurants (and I go to many of them, often). For example, I would rank it above L'Espalier because the food is better and the service less pretentious.
Troquet perfectly executes sophisticated French cuisine, and does so without pretension. The dishes are nicely presented, but the focus is on the delicious taste. The waiters are almost goofy in an endearing way. And over 50 wines are available by the glass or half-glass, many of which are very good.
The food at ToS was amazing and the wine list is out if this world. Each meal had it's own wine pairing which was a excellent complement to the dish. We would go back just for the Normandy butter alone! It is an expensive dinner but certainly worth the price of admission. We will be back for another celebration.
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