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“Falafel”
Review of Chez Marianne

Chez Marianne
Ranked #7,422 of 17,892 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Le Marais
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I had read about L'As du Felafel and so we searched out this street after visiting the Flower and Bird Market near Notre Damn on Sunday morning. Unfortunately L'As du Felafel was closed so we opted for this place. Inside was very busy so we decided to get the falafel with salad and pitta for 5.50E and the falafel was lovely but the aubergine salad on top was really cold and we didn´t really like that at all, maybe at room temperature it would have been better. All around the restaurant are Jewish shops and restaurants so it was quite interesting to wander around.

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Thank bc2rlh
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Had a great evening at Chez Marianne with friends We had an astounding amount of food- (its like like a cross between meze and tapas) , two bottles of wine, coffees and liqueurs for a total bill of €120 for four adults. The staff are just lovely and the atmosphere is great. It is deservedly popular. Will be going again.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The best way to enjoy this restaurant is to linger while sharing the "assiette pour 2 persons". The tough part is choosing 10 different things from the long list (falafels, pastrami, aubergine caviar, houmous, tehina, tarama, feta, chopped liver, tuna salad, tsatsiki, ...just a few examples). The large plate will come with a basket of bread, or you can order extra, and it all goes down superbly with a bottle of wine. They also have a good selection of beer. The service is matter-of-fact and swift; and since they can afford to be, a little stuck up. Nevermind.

Prepare to stand in line if you go after 7pm on weekend evenings.

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1  Thank anitaiwase
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We called in here as we couldn't get into the famed falafel place and as one of our group had been before. We were welcomed (not effusively it must be said) and were treated to a wonderful meze. There were four of us and we asked if we could have the standard degustation for 4 and this was quickly provided. The variation of food was great and full of different flavours. We did think there wasn't that much food for the four of us, only to find out that it was really for two - our mistake, so we asked for another set which was quite different to the first but equally tasty. At the end of the meal we were offered a free "digestiv". Overall, we were impressed with the ambience of the restaurant, the quality of the food and even the service was nowhere near as bad as some of these other reviews. Is it because we go in to places and show some effort in trying out our schoolboy/girl French which results in us getting a different (more acceptable) experience?

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1  Thank ngkg
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The wonderful L'As du Felafel was closed and we fancied a glass of wine with our dinner so we settled for Chez Marianne since the interior looked very inviting. As other reviewers have noted, the waitress is definitely not, forcing us to upgrade to larger assiettes than we wanted. What a contrast to the cheery L'As.... and as for the food.... I don't think I've ever had such tough felafel that had clearly been twice deep fried in rather old oil. Aubergine in the baba ghanosh was mainly raw and there was a very bizarre artichoke and fennel salad that was more like a sweet stew with over brined preserved lemons - really nasty and my friend's digestion suffered the next day. And where were the lovely little relishes and pickled cabbage that are served at all the other cafes? The hummus was nice and creamy but overall nothing had been cooked or served with TLC.

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Thank Maggie040
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