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“Excellent service, limited menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Marc

The Marc
100 Sterling Place, 9940 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2N2, Canada
1-780-429-2828
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Ranked #25 of 1,887 Restaurants in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 100 ave and 106 street
Transit: We are just off many popular Jasper Avenue routes on 106 street as well as 1 1/2 blocks south of the Corona LRT station.
Edmonton, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
“Excellent service, limited menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Came here last night with my family to celebrate Father's Day, on the recommendation of a colleague. You would be wise to make a reservation well in advance, as they are always booked up on the weekends.

The restaurant is located on the main floor of a business building, you'll easily miss it if you weren't looking for it. There is limited metered parking on the street but there is a paid parking lot across the street. The decor is simple.

The service is exceptional! I was greeted at the door by the owner BY NAME, even though I have never been there before! That was a really nice touch. We had called ahead to say we were going to be a bit late (as we got stuck behind a train - twice!) and I apologized again when we got there, but they were very kind and indicated that it was no problem and that they wanted us to enjoy now that we were there and not be rushed. Our server was attentive and knowledgable. Our water glasses were kept full throughout our meal and bread was served promptly after we ordered.

The food and wine were priced very reasonably, for the quality of the restaurant. We did, however, find the menu somewhat limited and were surprised to see one of the specials for the night sold out by 6:30pm! What we did have was very good. I had the octopus appy, my daughter had the arctic char cakes and my husband had the escargot - all very well done. The octopus was BETTER than what I had in Mykonos, Greece! It was cooked just right (as you know, one can easily overcook octopus and turn it rubbery). For entree, my daughter and I had the steak and my husband had the pork shoulder. The steaks are done medium rare unless you request differently. The best part of my meal - their home fries! They are so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside - I could eat that all day. The steak was tasty but was a bit greasy for me (lots of melted butter on top). My husband enjoyed his pork shoulder and cabbage meal but felt there was something missing - a starch - maybe some polenta or potatoes would be nice to accompany the dish. For dessert, we had the beignet and the special - shortcake with blueberry puree - both very nice, accompanied by a perfectly prepared latte. The final bill, with a bottle of wine and 2 cocktails, was very reasonable.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
glasgow
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Managed to get a booking for this rightly popular eaterie! Good welcome with water and bread served promptly. Starters v good esp the char cakes! Steaks were amazing - best I've ever had! Desserts excellent esp the beigne! Overall bill very reasonable - hope to return next time we are back in Ab!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Best lunch in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We found this place by accident - never heard of it but thought we would give it a try. Wow! Food was amazing - small menu though. Decently priced for the quality you get.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Still great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I first enjoyed the food at The Marc over a year ago, and they are still doing a great job, creating and presenting excellent food, at reasonable prices, with friendly service. I enjoyed a dinner last night, and once again it was excellent. Roasted Octopus salad with chorizo was fantastic. The Marc is now my "go to French restaurant" in Edmonton.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited this restaurant on the advise of friends and it was AMAZING! The chefs here bring you the best flavors you are going to find anywhere. And I mean anywhere globally. There were four of us and I was able to sample everyone else's entrees and desserts. Especially memorable are the scallops, the arctic char and the salted chocolate caramel cake. Who would imagine that salt and caramel on a chocolate cake would be so wonderful. I don't really even like chocolate cake but my husband ordered it and I am SOLD!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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