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The Marcel

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5 rue Lazare Carnot, 34200 Sete, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and very friendly service!! I can really recommend this restaurant...you will not meet many tourists here...ideal for tasting real French food and atmosphere!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Good service Nice ambient The fish was very fresh and we'll prepared but as Italian I would not suggest the pasta with mussels The baby squid was very very good 140 euro 2 people 1 bottle wine 35 euro

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Thank Lukebaz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat in a quiet Saturday night in Sete and thought this looked a pleasant restaurant. It was very tasteful inside with linen tablecloths and napkins. The food was well-presented and tasty. Unfortunately the service stopped us giving more stars. It may have been that the proprietors are very serious people, but we did feel... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes,the restaurant is quite charming inside but the food was a disappointment after reading so many positive reviews.The meals are bordering on nouveau, small serves for the money spent.My wife had a so called minestrone with prawns for a main but it looked more like an entree hardly any vegetables and in a very small bowl.I ordered the bouillabaisse expecting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate at Marcel's when the Sete carnival was on and it was such a lovely experience. On first appearance peeking around the door we thought it might be a bit quiet (given how busy the rest of town was) and a bad sign but it soon livened up as several tables of locals came in. Clearly regulars and/or friends... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant has to the THE best restaurant in Sete - away from the tourist fish places all along the canal side . It's tucked away across the bridge and it has the best ambiance in town with intimate tables , discreet lighting and equally pleasant and discreet service by the owners. I have been coming here for ten years... More 

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Thank Glen B
Olonzac, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Reservation is recommended at this restaurant. I tried to call them 4 times during opening hours, but only reached the answering machine - which did not want to take any message, since it's storage was full. I shall never find out about the food...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Rick's place has nothing on Marcel. The joint is out of a 40's film noir. And the overall atmosphere matches the quality of the food, which if not great is certainly very very good. We started with clams with parsley, and nearly a hundred of these little treasures came on each plate. The best clams ever. We followed with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Lazare Carnot, 34200 Sete, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Sete

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?