Boston's most exciting & comprehensive wine list cannot be found at a steakhouse or hotel; it is at Troquet, where cutting-edge cuisine & a killer view of the Boston Common act as accompaniments to an evening guaranteed to fulfill any wine connoisseur's fantasies. Please allow a minimum of two hours for dinner.
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Charles and Tremont
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Green line to Boylston Street.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Troquet Ratings and Reviews
The service was impeccable yet friendly. ...
The service was impeccable yet friendly. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and wine offerings and was eager to answer questions and offer comments about both.
The food was creative and terrific. Troquet carries a rating that deservedly stands above other fine restaurants in the area. I was just visiting Boston for the weekend, but wish I could return to dine there again.
I've been coming to Troquet for years bu ...
I've been coming to Troquet for years but never wrote a review - long overdue for someone who deserves my support! The owner, Chris, and the chef, Scott, are really operating at a level which would merit Michelin stars if Boston were included in the review. The menu is a thing of beauty - everything is great. You can't put a foot wrong. In addition, this is the single best wine list in the world - especially during the summer when there is a nightly cellar sale to supplement the wine list. If you're uncomfortable spending >$150 for a bottle, no worry - there's a fantastic by the glass list which is stunningly high quality (you can get half glasses or glasses which is great if you'd like to try a themed flight). Top it all off with a view of the Boston common that can't be beat, warm service, and a marvelous ambiance which is perfect for any setting (date, business, any given Wednesday night). Bottom line - go now.
We have dined here many times food/servi ...
We have dined here many times food/service has always been outstanding.
The bread was not as fresh and tasty as it has always been. They may have even changed it.
My entree was superb, my wife's scallops very salty.
Cheese selection at the end was a little disappointing.
Definately go back, still love the food.
VERY noisy environment. The service was ...
VERY noisy environment. The service was adequate but not up to the standards you expect in a restaurant at this price point. The food was good but, again, not up to the standards you expect at this price. We will not be returning nor recommending Troquet to others.
OMG Great Food and Wine!
If you are looking to drink some of the finest wines in the world at exceptionally fair prices and pair them with beautifully prepared, creative food, you need look no further. What a little gem this is. All of the service staff were personable and professional and Scott's (the Chef) cuisine is both creative and beautifully executed. I really enjoyed Troquet...enough so that I went back the very next night!!
Extraordinary as Usual
If it's possible for a restaurant to set a minimum standard of extraordinary and meet it every time, it's Troquet. Our group of 6 had the Beef Duo; Lamb; and Scallops. Each dish was impeccable. The service was great and evening was a great success.
Smiling all the way through the meal....
Troquet consistently prepares outstanding food accompanied by the best wine list in the city. The menu is just the right length to allow for creating outstanding blends of flavors and textures with incredibly consistent execution. From the foie gras to the cavetellin to the masterfully prepared duck, I am always impressed. A perfect combo of medium duck breast, with crisp skin, rendered fat and a thigh that falls apart like confit is hard to match. Kudos to Scott and the kitchen. I love tapping into Chris' extensive wine knowledge and his laid back counsel on choices.
Adequate food; interesting wines
The food sounds better than it is. The pasta appetizer, with mushrooms, which I had for a main course was delicious. Not spectacular, but very very tasty. The duck frisse salad was just okay. The greens were not as fresh as one would hope, although the duck was delicious (a bit too salty) it didn't come together to produce anything special. The prices are high for the quality of the cuisine. I have had better meals there in the past.
The experience was perfect and the food is divine!
The staff, owner and food are always memorable. They can not do enough to accomodate everyone's needs. The ambiance is always warm and inviting with a few of the Commons.
There isn't a better restaurant or wine list in the city!!
You have to order the Cavatelli- outstanding.
We will go back again and again and again.
An Outstanding Birthday Dinner
We arrived for our 7PM reservation and were seated immediately. We asked about the 7 course wine-pairing menu, which we selected. We were not disappointed. This is the 2nd time we have been to Troquet, and the food continues to be over the moon. We had (ratings in parens) tuna sushi (9), octopus(10), sea bass (9), scallop (10), shortribs (8), duck (10), cheese plate (8), and dessert (7). When I rate something a 10, it means that this is the best octopus, scallop, or duck that I have ever tasted. The quality and attention to detail is outstanding.
Things to improve: the service was too fast, quickly taking away half-finished dishes. There could have been more description of the selected wines. It would be nice if the 7 course meal could be packagked with the wine for a single price. The cost of the meal was very high - again, the food was outstanding, so it is hard to complain.
We will return to Troquet for another memorable evening in the future.
a GREAT find in Boston
We were so excited to have found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint . Felt like a "real" French restaurant. Food was not only beautifully presented, but the flavors were outstanding and not ridiculously huge portions either, which was refreshing to clean the plates and feel full but not gorged. I can't wait for an opportunity to go back there again. The restaurant was practically empty because we went there after a matinee show of the Ballet, so I don't know what it would be like if it were packed with people, noise-wise.
Excellent Wine, Great Food
My boyfriend and I came to Troquet for the notable wine list and it did not disappoint! The food was very good but for the price it should all be outstanding! I ordered the Octopus appetizer and it was not mediocre, it was honestly just bad. I was actually quite upset because my expectations were high because of the prices and the reviews. Our waiter was fantastic and he brought me something else that I loved. Good save on his part :) My boyfriend's app was amazing and we would come back just for that! It was the Short Rib with Polenta Pasta and I highly recommend it. Troquet should honestly reconsider that octopus dish; I love octopus but that dish was simply off-putting and not worth $19. Other than that, I would absolutely come back!
One of Our Favorites in All of Boston
The view of the Boston Commons is lovely from the second floor of this charming restaurant, but the food and accommodating service are the real standouts. There was a chilled lobster crape with a light citrus flavor on the appetizer menu that was out of this world. And the best part was that when I mentioned I couldn't have the crape part, they arranged it in a kind of lobster salad for me so I could still enjoy it. My husband had the scollops and I enjoyed the lamb dish. We both agreed it was one of the best meals we've had in a long time, and we dine out regularly in the city.
Good wine and cheese could not change poor food.
Great selection of good wine by the glass. Excellent cheese selection. However, ricotta cavetelli was completely overpowered by truffle oil, making it nearly inedible. In addition, scallops were way too salty.
Very friendly server and nice view of Boston Common. Not enough to overcome poor food experience. Would not go again.
The food is great and service is attentive without being overbearing. Their cheese plate selections are excellent - taste thrills galore! The guidance on wine is spot on with a great selection. This is a great spot to eat before a show - the service is so consistent that you never worry that you'll be late for start times.
Had an amazing meal....The Duo of Foie, ...
Had an amazing meal....The Duo of Foie, the Scallops with morel, and the Lamb were absolutely perfect. The others in my party had the signature ricotta cavatelli, as well as the Bass, Chicken and the celery root and shrimp bisque--All were great. All dishes have a numerous wines paired with them and you can even do a 2oz flight of each. Save room for the date pudding. I have dined at this restaurant several times over the years and it never stops impressing me.
Overall --- nice dinner
My husband and I finally tried Troquet after talking about it for a few years. We had an 8 pm show, so perfect spot around the corner. Our server was excellent and she was mindful of getting us out in time. Food was very good. Started with the lobster crepes and pasta/ricotta dish. Both were delicious. For dinner I had the Dover Sole and my husband the scallops. Again, delicious. We even saved a little room for dessert -- key lime pie and the date sticky pudding. And again, delicious. It is small place and the tables are close together as other reviewers have noted. My one disappointment is the atmosphere. Besides the close tables, it just isn't that pretty inside. A bit boring and sterile. The tables by the window would be a score --- fun to look out at the park. But we did not get one of those. So overall -- really good and I would probably come back.
Very disappointed regarding the reviews ...
Very disappointed regarding the reviews and the price range. The pork was overpowered by way too much cumin and the rhubarb crumble didn't taste rhubarb either because again, something else (that I couldn't identify) overpowered the fruit... Won't return and don't recommend to a gourmet. Additionally, very noisy restaurant. Service was pleasant. Bottom line, go spend your money elsewhere.
This restaurant was memorable, for its lovely ambiance, interesting menu, superbly prepared and presented food, excellent service and extraordinary wine list. The attention to detail was evident and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We will return for sure.
I came here for the Valentine's Day prix-fixe dinner with my husband.
Food: If all you want are heavy flavors in your face plate after plate then great, but I prefer balanced flavors where everything on the plate compliments each other and gives you a break from heavy flavors so that you can actually enjoy the complexity and flavors of every bite.
Service: It's not enough to be polite. The atmosphere was too stiff for me.
Our wait staff was great. We took their ...
Our wait staff was great. We took their suggestions on meals and we were not disappointed. Our waiter, Andy, was really professional and made amazing recommendations.
I got the duo beef...this is a MUST HAVE item on the menu. Order it, and you won't be disappointed.
Pre-Valentine's Day Dinner & Theater Night
As my date and I were not going to be together for V-day, we made plans to celebrate with a special dinner and attend "Love Letters" at the Shubert. We were seated promptly, service was attentive and the menu was interesting and varied. While service was adequate, it wasn't what I would call polished or professional. The food itself was plated beautifully and tasted exceptional. Dessert was also very good. We agreed that $20 for a glass of the most inexpensive champagne was a bit much, but we were out for a night on the town and accepted it. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and would recommend it to friends.
Great wines, dessert souffles, wine
The food is excellent, but the wines are spectacular. Especially. The wine pairings are in groups of 3 to 5 and you can get all of the group (2 ounces each). I had the 3 German Rieslings with the soup, saving the Auslese (sweetest) fo dessert. I had the three Pinot Noir with the main (meat) course. The there are the dessert souffles!! Never the routine chocolate or grand marnier. This time it was a yogurt and another time a pistachio. And always a matching homemade ice cream. It is business casual and very friendly. Server Alex 2as,special.
One of the best restaurants in Boston
Troquet continues to go quietly about its business providing first rate food, wine and service in a great location easily accessible by public transportation. My wife and I have been there on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The wine list, while relatively short, is impressive for the high quality, difficult-to-find older Bordeaux wines at reasonable prices. As a special occasion restaurant, you can't beat it in my view.
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