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Marche Aux Fleurs
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Ross
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sir Francis Drake, Lagunitas
Napa, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Go Here”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I can't write enough great things about this place. Perfect menu on Thursdays includes their hamburger which, at $19 isn't free, but is well worth it. Fries are great, and are included. Start with one of their great pastas (gnocchi is superb), bib salad with perfectly crunchy rendered bacon, and wash it with some reasonably priced wine from their by-the-glass list. Their ice cream Sunday is perhaps as amazing as their chocolate budino-style desert- with homemade ice cream.

In warm weather months, ask to sit outside. This is the perfect place to have a very good meal, equally great service, and a nice ambiance. The husband/wife owners (chef/ dining room manager respectively), make sure everything is done right.

Good for a date, a date night, or special occasion.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank NapaTravels
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English first
San Francisco, California
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207 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Marin.”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Marche aux Fleurs is an outstanding French-Californian restaurant, and our favorite restaurant in Marin. The "nibbles" are all good--our favorites are the bacon-wrapped dates, the boccherones, and the olive. When available, the gazpacho soup is killer, with the beet salad a close second. The orechiette with Italian Sausage and Calabrian peppers is a wonderful mainstay, if you can't find something new and different on the changing menu to tempt you. Service is personable and well-timed, and the wine list is both interesting and (mostly) moderately priced.

No, this is not French Laundry or Daniel, but it does not aspire to be. The cuisine is creative and well-prepared, while avoiding preciosity, and the portions and prices are far more in line with normal appetites and pocketbooks.

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Robert D
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San Francisco
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Special find in Ross”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Owned by a great couple, Dan and Holly, who are there to greet you. Nice patio for warm nights. The have a really good wine list and Holly is there to assist. Dan is an excellent chef who focuses on fresh, seasonal products cooked with a deft hand. Definitely find this place.

Visited June 2012
4 Thank Carol S
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Wonderful restaurant! We arrived on a Thursday without reservations and was actually seated! We had just a wonderful dinner. Everything was fresh, homeade and delicious. I highly recommend this establishment.

  • Visited June 2012
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4 Thank cottoneyedjoe314
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San Rafael, California
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Top Five in Marin”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The quality of the ingredients that come from local farmers is superb. Preparation superior...service great!

3 Thank TheRuppanners
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