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“What a great find - will definitely return”
Review of Chez Marcel

Chez Marcel
Ranked #139 of 17,892 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $71
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Reviewed December 14, 2013

This one room restaurant (in existence since 1919) is packed full of quirky curios. It's a tight squeeze just getting through the front door! It can't seat more than 30 so I'd recommend booking. Delightful staff, all happy to attempt English if your French isn't up to it. We both chose from the daily menu. My companion had beetroot salad and rated it 10/10; I had scallops "au gratin" served in a shell, served too tepid for my liking but I still polished it off. We both had sole meuniere as a main, served whole on the bone, moist, meaty, buttery, divine! We shared a "mousse Javana", a globe of dark chocolate on top of the mousse over which the waitress poured hot white chocolate. A good dessert for those who don't want anything heavy or sickly sweet. With two glasses of champagne and a half bottle of Viognier, the bill came to just under €130. As we were leaving around 10pm, there were diners still coming in. It was busy and bustling all evening, really enjoyed the whole experience.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a traditional French restaurant opposite the Hotel Le Six where we were staying. We had a reservation and I think that is advisable (Hotel Le Six booked it for us). We would return there again. The owner operator is welcoming, engaging and flamboyant. The food is excellent and they gave us help with the menu. We had entrees of scallops (called Saint Jacques) and foie gras/cooked livers - both delicious. For main course we recommend the sole. We did not have dessert or coffee as both servings were of good size.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

we were guests at the hotel le six, just across the street. we checked the recomandation on chex marcel restorant and had hige expectations after we saw it was ranked 50 at tripadvisor. we were disapinted to find an average franch food restorant.for first dishes we had the artichoke which was cold and didn't have any special taste. so did the mashrooms with slices of jambon.for main dishes we had the cocovin which was very good bur the entricote that was terrible and sticky and we returned it to the kitchen. the lamb we got in replace was very well cooked.
nice gesture was that we were chrged only at price of the entricote even the lamb was more expensive. the atmosphere was warm and the sevice was wonderfull. the restorant is good but does not justify the high rank.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a pleasant evening in this great little bistro. As with all places in Paris, tables are squeezed in extremely tight. The decor looks like my grandmothers living room, which gives a nice atmosphere. Food was a bit pricy, but very good. I can recommend the millefeuille for desert.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

What a lovely surprise and right across the street from Le Six hotel on Stanislas street in the Montparsee area. Nice service, everyone eating there seemed to know eachother with the cook coming out and hanging with the patrons. The food was so good and very affordable. I will come to Paris JUST to eat this guys Pork loin!!! Great wine there too. Just ask them to pour you a glass of their 'house red' and don't worry! Of our whole Paris holiday, THAT little cafe, was the best part of the trip. Awesome!!!!

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