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“Wonderful spot in the Old Cite”

Restaurant La Marquiere
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Ranked #2 of 349 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $47
Cuisines: European, Diner, French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A family business rooted in the City whose reputation is honoured in the greatest guides.Charming, elegant, cordial welcome in this little restaurant, which serves simple and tasty regional cooking.You can enjoy various specialities according to the seasons, followed by the best wines of the region.On sunny days you can have dinner in the inner patio.To share with your friends the pleasure of a traditional cuisine we offer gift vouchers
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great restaurant in the old Cite of Carcassonne.

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner here on a very chilly night in Carcassonne..

In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, we enjoyed the lobster salad, seared foie gras with foie gras ravioli in a foie gras demiglace as starters. I enjoyed an excellent cassoulet and my wife had the duck in a raspberry vinegar sauce.

Try the chocolate bombe for dessert!

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Thank vinomon
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went to eat here on two of our 3 nights in Carcassonne, after reading the trip advisor reviews. The menu is either 2 or 3 courses and good value at around 36 euros for 3 courses. Added to this for another 14 euros the sommelier will match 3 wines to each of your courses. The food was solid French cuisine and the service excellent. Don't go if you are vegetarian as they (as in a lot of of France) don't cater for vegetarians. A must if you are staying in the Old City.

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3  Thank Lisa011
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We visited Carcasonne in April this year and per booked a table given there were 6 of us the menu choice was limited but tgt is a sign of a great restaurant we all tried different things andy he food was wonderful well worth a visit a little expensive but our best meal of the trip

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2  Thank scouser79
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at La Marquiere based on the favorable reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. I had made our reservation through Tripadvisor and La Fourchette and received several reminders of our reservation.

We were early for our reservation; we had been exploring the hilltop Cité de Carcassonne that evening and wondered if they would let us start 15 minutes early. When we entered they were clearly not ready; the staff was obviously still finishing their dinner. We were ready to excuse ourselves and come back but the waiter indicated that we should wait. He disappeared, came back pulling on his waiter's jacket, and took us upstairs to our table. We were dining mid-week and it was easily an hour before other diners showed up.

The waiter was very attentive and helpful. Water glasses were kept full. A small amuse-bouche or appetizer accompanied our aperitif. We chose "Foie Gras de canard" for our entrées and the duck confit and cassoulet for our "plats" or main courses. All classic dishes in a traditional styled restaurant. Some may view the decor as outdated but, given the Medieval town that surrounds it, I think it entirely apropos for the location. We chose a Minervois red wine from Chateau Vassiere, a local vineyard. I chose the cassoulet as this region, Languedoc, is where the dish originated. Carcassonne, along with nearby towns of Toulouse and Castelnaudry. claims to being THE place where cassoulet was invented.

We had a good time. Despite the traditional, almost formal decor, we had a relaxed meal. Even when there were more diners the atmosphere was fairly hushed. The food and ambiance were pretty good. Definitely consider La Marquiere for a romantic dinner for two when visiting Carcassonne.

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Thank ImmerWandern
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Sunday evening dining in Carcassonne usually means the castle as few places in the town are open.This smallish place is in an alley but well signed. Initial impressions were of a formal ambience with a very correct sommelier. Food was refined French cooking-two courses for 26 euros,3 for 36 euros.(some supplements apply).
The lobster bisque amuse bouche was a shot glass of intense flavour.
The foie gras ravioli,in a woody mushroom sauce topped with a slice of liver was very fine.
The foie gras terrine was a generous portion ,with three small pots of toppings(onion jam, ground pistachios and fruit chutney) with toast.
We both had the cote de boeuf which was beautifully cooked and topped with more foie gras! Vegetable balls(carrot,courgette, mushroom, turnip) in a filo basket was a nice presentational touch,but lacked seasoning to bring out the flavours.
The cheese plate was 5 French cheeses ,but served chilled which did not make the best of their potential.
We chose a Faugeres red at 28 euro-highly recommended.
Freebies of meringue cylinders and orange pastilles came with the bill.
Overall an excellent meal for 109 euros,service incl.Only the vegetables and the cheese prevented a five star recommendation.

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Thank ian h
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