I felt that I had to comment on this restaurant as I have seen so many mixed reviews on the board. I am a New Yorker who has high standards of cuisine, and when planning my recent trip to Montreal I wanted to eat at only the best.
I went this past weekend and enjoyed the tasting menu, with wine pairings and foie gras.
It was fantastic!
The food was inventive and delicious. Service from start to finish was attentive and complemented the meal greatly. The timing of the food was superb- it took approximately four hours to go through the entire meal. The wine pairings were perfect.
The only complainant that I have is the attire of fellow diners. I do not appreciate going out for a meal that I am going to spend large amounts of money on and see diners in polo shirts and sneakers. I believe that Toque needs to implement a stricter dress code- certainly jackets for the men. This will enhance the entire experience.
Other than that Toque is a great restaurant, worth the steep price.