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What should I order at Tocqueville?

ManhattanLawyer Jun 18, 2007 08:02 AM

I'm going this weekend. Thanks in advance.

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    RGR RE: ManhattanLawyer Jun 18, 2007 11:01 AM

    We haven't been to Tocqueville since the move into the current space. But we had a number of excellent meals in the old location. If you've never been to Tocqueville before, I recommend one of their signature dishes: seared diver scallops with foie gras. In a word: Sensationa!

    There have been conflicting reports about the status of the cuisine at Tocqueville since the move. So, I hope you'll report back about your experience there.

    Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

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      richardiculous RE: ManhattanLawyer Jun 18, 2007 02:50 PM

      The angel hair carbonara with sea urchin appetizer was one of the most memorable dishes I've ever had. The angel hair was executed perfectly here, not a second overdone. The smooth texture and savory taste of the uni was balanced very nicely with a little acidity from the lime, which brightens up the dish overall--simple approach, and absolutely delicious. I crave this.

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        ahr RE: ManhattanLawyer Jun 19, 2007 01:25 PM

        Tocqueville is to large extent a market-driven restaurant, so I'd go seasonal right now, considering especially carefully the specials of the day.

        1. Tom Steele RE: ManhattanLawyer Jun 19, 2007 01:42 PM

          I heartily second the sea urchin carbonara. The chicken entree is very special--milk-fed chickens from Four-Story Hills Farm in Eastern Pennsylvania, as rich and delicious as any chicken I've had in years. Also on the plate is a smooth "sausage" made of dark meat and chicken liver. And I highly recommend the cheese course.

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