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“Best service I have ever experienced”
Review of Monsieur Marcel's

Monsieur Marcel's
Ranked #91 of 10,202 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Lovely little French bistro with excellent food and the best service I have ever had anywhere.
Prices were slightly above average but acceptable because of the quality of food and service.

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Thank barbie1977
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Monsieur Marcel is one of the few restaurants in the original Farmers Market where you can sit down in a pleasant outdoor restaurant (instead of ordering take-out from a counter and eating it there). It's tricky to find it, kind of at the southeast corner of the market). The setting is relaxed and casual with a great view of the regulars and tourists who walk through the Farmers Market. The menu is traditional and creative French cooking. I went for lunch and enjoyed a fabulous artichoke quiche and spectacular salad. I will definitely return to try more of the menu.

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Thank Randi R
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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Firstly, this place is on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, not LA. It's actually an oblong space in the middle of the street, near the Xing w/ Arizona. Great atmosphere in good weather. Mocha cafe, eggs Benedict, & sweet crepe all very good. Prices typical for the area.

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Thank Tubman74
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

To avoid confusion, there are two Monsieur Marcel restaurants, one at the Original Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, and a second at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. They both offer informal cafe style dining that features French specialties e.g. Croque Monsieur, various salads, steak or chicken with pommel frites, that kind of thing. The Farmer's Market location has a wonderful gourmet market adjacent that is wonderful for browsing and locating that unique spice you've needed but have been unable to find. As a pescatarian, I can't vouch for the various meat or charcuterie selections but the lunch salads are all excellent. The salmon carpaccio could have been sliced thinner and had a bit more onion, capers and cucumbers on top. The iced tea could be more interesting. The service is attentive and you can't go wrong.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

This restaurant is located in the 3rd Street Promenade. In the week that we were in Santa Monica, this is the only restaurant that my son and I ate at twice. All of the seating is outside cafe style. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Mr. Marcel could not have been nicer to us. His warmth an personality made a wonderful dining experience even more memorable.

There is a very good wine menu. Each night we ordered a bottle of wine that paired perfectly with our meal.

Both nights we started with the cheese selection. It's served with crusty bread, candied walnuts, grapes and a quince spread. We loved it all, especially the blue cheese.

Tom ordered the Coc au Vin and I had the mussels and clams in a wine cream broth. Is it polite to lick the plate??

After our meal Mr. Marcel brought us a complimentary glass of dessert wine. It was the perfect finish to our evening!!

You truly will have a teriffic dining experience at Monsier Marcel's. Don't miss it!!!

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