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Marco New American Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS AND SALADS‏
4.00
Soup
Classic French onion with garlic crouton and gruyere cheese
7.00
Olives
Assorted tunesian-style olives marinated with hot pepper, lemon and cinnamon
7.00
Tart
Roma tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and red onion baked on a pastry crust, balsamic reduction
12.00
Liver and Onion
Seared foie gras with caramelized onions, berry compote, pomegranate molasses
8.00
Gnocchi
Brown butter gnocchi, shrimp, artichokes and prosciutto in a pesto cream with toasted walnuts
7.00
Calamari
Flash fried, tossed with fresh herbs and tomato, greek skorthalia dipping sauce
7.00
Gratin
Exotic mushrooms baked in herbed mushroom broth, fontina and asiago cheeses, white truffle oil
6.50
House
Baby gourmet greens, walnuts, apple, and honey balsamic vinaigrette
8.00
Wedge
Iceberg, roasted tomato, avocado, dry-cured bacon, shallot, spiced pepitas, gorgonzola vinaigrette
7.50
Spinach
Baby spinach, avocado, tomato, onion, pepper, shaved reggiano, pepitas, mustard vinaigrette
SANDWICHES
All sandwiches served with herbed french fries, pasta salad, or tossed greens
9.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Bistro Burger
Grilled kobe and sirloin blend, aged provolone, bacon, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato and mustard aioli
9.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Wellington
Marinated portabella mushroom, spinach, onion, sun dried tomato tapenade and fontina cheese baked in a flaky puff pastry shell
Mkt
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Risotto
Carnaroli rice prepared with an ever-changing variety of ingredients
17.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Garganelli
Pasta tossed with smoked chicken, wild mushrooms, asparagus, sundried tomator butter
20.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Linguine
Sauteed shrimp, calamari, mussels, tomato, garlic, white wine, fennel, chile, saffron cream
18.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Boar Ragu Pappardelle
Ribbon pasta with a stew of boar, pancetta, red wine, tomato, and parmesan
20.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Lobster
Gnocchi sauteed‏ with lobster meat, asparagus, tomatoes in a sherry-corn cream
12.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Flatbread
Baked with‏ creme fraiche and caramelized onion, topped with cold smoked salmon, arugula and wild salmon caviar
13.00
French fries
Pasta salad
Tossed greens
Chicken
Pizza with smoked chicken, pesto, sun tried tomato, feta and mozzarella cheeses
MAINS‏
16.00
Pappardelle
Wide ribbon pasta with fresh seasonal mushrooms, asparagus, prosciutto, peas and fresh herbs in a light parmesan cream
16.00
Walleye
Pan fried with lemon beurre blanc, olive oil roasted potatoes, spring vegetable sauté
14.00
Bolognese
Rich meat sauce with pork, veal and beef tossed with penne pasta, parmesan and fresh basil
16.00
Salmon
Hoisin-soy glazed with mango sesame vinaigrette, ginger-cucumber slaw and brown sushi rice
14.00
Pad thai
Rice noodles, chicken, egg, scallions, bean sprouts and fresh cilantro stir fried in a spicy-sweet tamarind sauce, topped with chopped peanuts 10 with shrimp
Mkt
Risotto
An ever changing variety
13.00
Chicken pizza
With smoked chicken, pesto, sun dried tomato, feta and mozzarella cheeses
11.00
Mushroom
Pizza with exotic mushrooms, asparagus, roasted garlic and asiago cheese
12.00
Chorizo
Pizza with house made chorizo sausage, roasted pepper sauce, pineapple, red onion, mozzarella and fresh cilantro
About
Since 2002, award-winning Marco Bistro has been the neighborhood bistro in Grand Rapids. Chef Mark McNamara and his staff prepare a seasonal menu featuring regional American and European cuisine, all hand made, using the finest ingredients, sourced locally when available. Complemented by gracious service, a full bar, engaging wine list and a quaint, comfortable atmosphere, there is nothing else quite like it in Grand Rapids. "Marco excels in everything fine dining is about: attentive service, an exceptional and singular menu, a solid selection of wines and beers and a relaxed-but-not-noisy atmosphere that caters as much to diners inclined to dress up as well as those in the mood to wear jeans."
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I said before, I'm no Italian food expert and maybe I've just been spoiled by some of the truly amazing Italian food restaurants I've had the pleasure of sampling. But as the title suggests, for $17 pasta shouldn't come out of a box. Admittedly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank trickynick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother in law took me here for dinner. She is a regular and talks highly of this place. We ate in the bar area. It was low key and quiet - no loud music. The service was outstanding! They have a nice selection of...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Joel L
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The food and atmosphere is wonderful. It feels like you are in Tuscany! The appetizers are creative and every night is a different risotto. They also have an excellent wine list and bar. The desserts never disappoint. The owners are a family and very friendly.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank PedsPulm
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

This is a really comfortable place inside, obviously popular with the locals. There is a nice dining room and a bar area with tables. The menu has interesting items, including duck breast. I had a mushroom gratin starter, which looked great and tasted good, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

Others have talked about how quiet and intimate this place is...very true. It's worth finding it not only for the great service and for the experience....it was refreshing to share a meal with a small group (7) and to be able to hear each other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bob E
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We have had dinner here a few times and we do like how quiet and intimate this restaurant feels. Waitress was very professional. Not my favorite menu but they have interesting choices. Great soups on a snowy night!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank susan W
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch with friends; the service and the food were outstanding. I had the Brussels Sprouts salad and others had the French onion soup and the Cuban sandwich. All the items were very tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This place will be added to my go to restaurants when in Grand Rapids for work. I went with the salmon main entree w brown rice and green beans and carrots. It is by far the best salmon I have ever eaten. The service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank courtneymccollum
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We were shopping in GR and stumbled on this restaurant hidden between buildings. Out of curiosity we decided to try this place for lunch. I had the French Onion soup (one of the best I have ever had), and the house salad (filled with walnuts,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PattiB273
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

It had been a while since we had been to Marco’s, so we decided to drop in again. I had the seasonal lobster roll, which was outstanding! It was probably the best lobster roll I’ve ever had, including New England. Lots of chunky lobster meat...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Meaghan G
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Yes we do have a children's menu.
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