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“A great opportunity to discover the French Mediterranean cuisine”
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Les Fenetres
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Ranked #202 of 2,256 Restaurants in Marseille
Price range: $40 - $110
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Run by acclaimed local top chef Lionel Levy (awarded a michelin star), settled in the Hotel Intercontinental- ancient Hotel Dieu, this brasserie is a great opportunity to discover the French Mediterranean cuisine. It’s a perfect combination of comfort and elegance. Gourmet meals and attentive service make having lunch here the perfect complement to a great day in Marseille. At the same time, you can enjoy an spectacular view over Marseille’s old port.
Food is excellent. Enjoy creative cuisine, while you can savour local treats like Bouillabaisse milkshake, pissaladière or risotto with “noix saint Jacques”. Desserts are delicious and worth trying. Meal was paired with a bottle of Clos Sainte Magdeleine. Price is high but it’s worth every single euro. Don’t miss it if you are visiting Marseille.

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François P, Direction de la restauration at Les Fenetres, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Dear Amore64,
Thank you so very for your comments and visiting us from Spain.
It is a real pleaser to read such good thinks.
See you for your next vacation.
Best regards
Aurelie Nicolas

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The "brasserie" in the title is a misnomer - the food is nothing like you'd expect in a traditional French brasserie. When we went there, I didn't know the chef was a local celeb Michelin star type, but perhaps in retrospect I could have guessed from the section in the menu called "signature dishes". This being France, you have to run the gauntlet of truffles and fois gras and if you don't care for either of those (as I don't) the menu is a bit tricky to choose from. Many of the dishes had one ingredient too many. But there were some interesting options and some reworkings of Provencal specialities. Between us we tried as starters the fricassee of snails with parsley - very tasty - and a posh version of pissaladiere, made with rosti potato instead of a pizza base and fresh sardines instead of anchovies. It was very good indeed although a large portion for a starter. For our main courses, we had the scallop risotto and the entrecote de boeuf - both good, although the risotto succumbed to the modern chef's obsession with foams. A word of warning, although the cheaper of the hotel's two restaurants, the cost was still pretty high - we paid 132 Euros for two courses for two, with no alcohol. The food was good, but not that good. But it seemed to be very popular - completely full the night we were there.

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François P, Direction de la restauration at Les Fenetres, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Dear Susan8552,
So nice to have some news from London, thank you very much to visiting us!!!
We appreciate your comments which help us to improve and more important from people from other country who have some expectations regarding French and also Provençal food.
Thank you to share with us.
I hope to see you soon.
Best regards,
Aurelie Nicolas

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Chef Levy, formerly from "Une table au Sud" (1 star Michelin) on the harbour, has found his new home here at the Intercontinental Hotel Dieu. And it shows.

The food is very creative and there is something there that make this place very difficult to rate (in a good way): Between a high-end brasserie and a gastronomic restaurant is the best definition I can come up with.

I have been there several times and to me, the service was always up to par.
The restaurant is open every day, including sundays, which is not so easy to find in Marseille ....

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The menu is inventive without trying too hard, and like most of France, each meal is a treat to the senses. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not yet adequately staffed, and so on a cool night in September, we would have preferred to eat inside but, as they were serving outdoors on the balcony, they would not serve indoors. Our table was among the few without a heat lamp, and our waiter was inattentive, rude and just plain out of his league. It made what should have been a perfect evening less than it might have been. However, some training and some more hiring should solve the problem. I will look forward to their growth.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Chef is creative, and can adapt your desire to your plate ; the service is elegant smart and smiling even when there is "Le coup de feu" in the kitchen ... And the view is extraordinary ...

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