Chef Jason Lawless and Sommelier Nick Adams Robinson of Tocqueville - New York, NY

1 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 647-1515
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:45am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm

In the heavy foot traffic and shopping bag scuffle of Union Square, Tocqueville is all the more welcome, a nerves-calming oasis of warm tones and restrained elegance.  But what’s most inviting about the restaurant is what’s behind the burners: Chef Jason Lawless is a young, confident chef to watch. His take on the restaurant’s modern American-European menu is full of clever integrations and elevations of flavor, with deft use of aromatics like lemon balm and star anise that brighten already addictive flavor profiles.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Poached Maine Lobster with Fennel, Green and White Celery, Sweet Peppers, Lobster Demi-Glace, and Lemon Balm
  • Lightly Smoked Duck Breast and Seared Foie Gras with Asian Pear and Parsley Salad and Orange, Star Anise, and Black Tea Consommé

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