Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Triomphe is a bit of a discreet gem hidden in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Located in the theater district near Times Square, this restaurant is a regular haunt of theatergoers and definitely deserves a try if you're looking for a fancy (but pricey) French restaurant to try while in town in NYC. The ceiling fresco and ambient lighting gives off a very warm and cozy atmosphere and it would be the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with a refined dining experience like this one.

For appetizers, we shared the seared sea scallops with porcini mushroom and foie gras butter ($16). Without question, these were probably the best scallops I've ever had. The exterior was appetizingly prepared with the flavorful herbs and butter oozing into the mollusk meat which was tenderly cooked to perfection.

As for the entrees, we had ordered the braised shrimp, mussels and scallops in white wine ragout ($29) which came out as a delicious seafood dish. Although the shrimp and scallops were slightly overdone, this was certainly not a bad dish at all although it felt a bit pricey especially coming after that remarkable appetizer.

The grilled salmon with spinach, olives and falafel ($29) was a bit more tasteful with the strong flavors from the goat cheese and olives giving the grilled fish a much stronger impression.

While this restaurant was really a bit pricey, especially when compared to the great set lunch menu at Jean Georges' Nougatine and the set dinner Sachikos, their food was certainly top notch and I have to say the scallops truly made my day!

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