Troquet is a cozy two-story restaurant overlooking the Boston Common in the Theater District. The restaurant, which first opened in 2001, prides itself on their wine list and the modern French food that accompanies it (and in precisely that order). The menu is set up with wine suggestions from a numbered list by the bottle and glass that you can order for every entree.
Troquet is worth visiting if you’ve never been or if it has been a while since your last visit. My preference is to go earlier in the week before the mad rush of the theater crowds hit in full force, which means on a Tuesday or Wednesday since the restaurant is closed on Mondays.
Troquet’s marinated beet salad with herbs, hazelnuts, and creamy Bucheron goat cheese for $14 was how I started my dinner but a camera failure on my part prevents me from sharing the starter which was flavorful, textured and refreshing. My dining companion skipped a starter and ordered the Black Sea Bass which comes presented in a large plate / bowl with saffron gnocchi, fava beans and New England shellfish bouillabaisse.
For my main dish I ordered the Roasted Chicken, which came served on a bed of ditali pasta, cippolini onions, chanterelle mushrooms, asparagus and a Madiera jus that was so deliciously flavorful that no trace of the food was left when our server came to take away our plates.