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“Where was the staff?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Marx Wine Bar and Grill

Marx Wine Bar and Grill
241 Main St S, Stillwater, MN 55082-5123
651-439-8333
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Ranked #7 of 86 restaurants in Stillwater
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Where was the staff?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We ate at Marx yesterday using a gift certificate. We arrived at 1:20 and even though there were at least 6 open tables, we weren't seated for about 10-15 minutes. Once seated, it was at least another 10+ minutes before we were asked for a drink order. Thankfully the bartender stepped in to take our order even though we weren't in the bar. We were quick to order both drinks and our meal at the same time. It was about 1 hour before we got our food...3 of us, a pizza and two pasta dishes...nothing too complicated. There are only about 24 things on the lunch menu overall. The pizza and the scallop pasta were yummy. My husband ordered a chicken pasta dish that was made with dark meat not white meat chicken (not indicated on the menu)...so glad I didn't order that! This was by far the Longest we have ever waited for a meal. Kind of unfortunate the it was using a gift card that was given as a thank you. I don't see us eating here again...too many other good places to eat around Stillwater to settle for such poor service. I just kept wondering where management was????

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Food and Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We had dinner here last night. Staff was very friendly and our meals were great! They weren't real hot, but the flavor was wonderful! We had the Penne with Italian sausage and peppers/ Penne with chicken both delsih!

Visited September 2012
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Been going weekly for years, never had a bad meal! And I travel the US weekly, there is nothing like it anywhere, is awesome!

Visited August 2012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food but noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Food was tasty and our server was great. The decor was different; interesting. But they really, really need to do something about the noise. Made it hard to converse or relax. Pricey, in my opinion, but the detail to the dishes warranted that. Would not likely go back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Anoka
1 review
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The unique flavor combinations sounded interesting but in reality were just kind of "odd". Not bad, but not great. Service was not that great, not bad, but real mediocre. And it wasn't busy, as we were there at 5:00. The place had a feel like a cafeteria with the cheap chairs and tables and bad acuousitcs, it was not much of a fine dining experience. Super super expensive, not worth the price. It was "ok" but not worth going back to for us 4.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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