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Marcel's
Marcel's
  • Address:
    315 King Street West
    Toronto, ON M5V 1J5
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Entertainment District
  • Cuisine:
    French
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Marcel's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.marcels.com
  • Phone: (416) 591-8600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Fabien Siebert
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for a truly memorable private party for your Company, Friends or Family?...think Marcel"s Bistro and Zazou Lounge! A relaxing atmosphere, plush sofas and cozy fireplaces await you in this chic lounge. Zazou Lounge is an ideal spot for your entire event needs. Whether you are looking for a pre-theatre drink, after work cocktail or full function, let Zazou Lounge create a unique experience for your next event! Located upstairs from Le Saint Tropez and next to the renowned Marcel's Bistro at 315 King Street West, Zazou can accommodate any size.
  • Private Party Contact: Fabien Siebert (416) 591-8600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between John & Peter Streets
  • Public Transit: Immediately accessible to the King Streetcar. A few short blocks to the St. Andrew subway entrance.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are numerous parking facilities in and around the Entertainment District and the Theatres in this popular area.
A word from Marcel's
The Best of France under one roof! Situated above Le Saint Tropez, Marcel's serves award winning French cuisine since 1984. Specialties include grilled venison with lingon berry jus; roasted rack of lamb with rosemary-juniper reduction; fennel seared Atlantic salmon filet with passion fruit beurre-blanc and daily specials. Classic French desserts include crème brulée and profiterole au chocolat. The space is bright, airy, with large mirrors listing daily specials and soft classical music wafts overhead. Perfect setting for business lunches and romantic dinners. Unpretentious, professional and impeccable service. Exclusive selection of fine wines, many by the glass.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went for a romantic (as romantic as it could be with our seven month old in tow) lunch during Summerlicious. The selections were great, the food was very good, although the veal was not as tender as we might have liked. The service was excellent, although there were only a few diners when we went. They were very friendly and most helpful. Would definitely recommend Marcel's."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It was slow and sometimes that can make the service a little more lackadaisical, it doesn't work for me. I prefer my wait staff to be attentive. The appetiser we wanted wasn't available. The pasta wasn't available and the bill was brought with asking about dessert. The bison was tasty but unevenly butchered, therefore well at one end and medium at the other (versus the medium rare ordered). "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I had been intrigued by the 30th Anniversary prix-fixe menu as it looked great with a lot of the French classics. I had often walked past this restaurant on King St. W. over the years but had never tried it. As much as I enjoy all trendy new restaurants with various eclectic presentation styles and ingredient combinations - there is something to be said for classic French food. Marcel's does a great job at that. Very attentive service by both our server and the manager. A very comfortable restaurant that you can spend hours in without wanting to leave. We both has the anniversary menu. The onion soup was very well prepared, in the classic style. The frog legs were very tasty. The beef, sweetbreads, liver & desserts were all great!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Room was empty - very few pre theatre diners Food was just passable There are too many choices in the theatre district to warrant returning for a mediocre meal here."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "A wonderful night to step out of the cold into a warm welcoming place and enjoy the fun side of life. The Menu has a good variety of food that is sure to please every one in a group. The staff kept a good eye on us always showing up at the right time with a friendly smile. This is a place that I would return to."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I love their appetizers and LOVE LOVE their desert. their portions are pretty good. Main course is a bit bland for my taste, but is very very healthy and I felt really good afterwards."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "WENT BECAUSE IT WAS CLOSE TO THE THEATER. DIDN,T REALIZE THAT WE COULD ONLY ORDER THE WINTERLICIOUS MENU, BUT WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED WITH THE MEAL"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "4 of us got together at Marcel's for the Winterlicious menu that they were offering. 3 of us ordered the same thing, the veal served with vegs. and a potato. It was pretty good but somehow not what I expected. Wish now that I had ordered the trout. The restaurant when we attended (5:30) was not too crowded which I preferred. Service was good, the ambience was quaint and the house wine was fine. Nothing over the top but all in all a decent meal and a nice night out."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Service was horrible; if you aren't staffed properly I don't know why you'd participate in Winterlicious. Half of the items on the menu were 'sold-out', not that the food was good anyway. Definitely never going back nor checking out the other associated restaurants."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the Valentine Day special. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I choose to dine at Marcel's for dinner during Winterlicious. I was woefully disappointed with the vegetarian appetizer - a soup which was the right consistency but lacked any notable taste. The entree was slightly better, a risotto with spinach, and other vegetables - admittedly it had light taste, but it was rather bland overall. The dessert, something I looked forward to - was a further disappointment. It was a dark chocolate mousse with raspberry - it didn't achieve mousse-like consistency, rather, it was reminiscent of wet-frosting. I believe its meat options, steak, etc. were far more palatable and enjoyable. The ambiance, and the location are prime - but the food lacklustre at best."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Service was WONDERFUL. She made suggestions and offered alternatives that many servers do not think of. Three steaks were ordered. 2 at medium; They were a perfect. The other one wanted hers well done. We agreed and settled on Med/well, as the steak cut would be too hard at Well done. She got hers at Med, but on the rare side. She ate it as she didn't want it sent back. I had the apple tart and found it quite nice. 3 of the ladies had the mousse or cheese dessert from the Winterlicious fixed menu. I can't remember exactly what it was. They all had the same dessert and all 3 did not like it nor did they finish it. We all loved our entrees."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Came here for the first time with my hubby and was very disappointed with the quality of the food. It was supposed to be fine dining, but the food was just okay (the Keg is better). This was in the same price range as Rosewater Supper Club so we were expecting the same quality of food. Sadly it did not meet our expectation. Everything was mediocre and I don't think that this should be called fine dining. It was also supposed to be authentic south of France flair, but I have been to the south of France, and this was nothing close. Just fancy name for mediocre food."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Went on a very crowded Saturday night during the Winterlicious restaurant week for a $30 prix fixe dinner. 5 of us had 3 different appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Everything was acceptable, but the two fish dishes I tried were not particularly tasty. Fish seemed frozen/tasteless. Three of us got steak, which was quite good. At $44/bottle, the top priced wine (and the only French one of the 3 offerings at this French restaurant) offered as part of the promotion was a cote du rhone that was too young and tannic. Maybe this place does better when things are less frantic, and prices go back to their higher norm, but felt like a nice tourist trap rather than a restaurant that really cares about food and wine."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Restaurant is in a good location, clean, nice atmosphere and staff was very helpful and friendly. I came with a group of friends for the Winterlicious 2014 event. While the food was good, the portions were pretty small, especially for a $35 dinner menu. it was obvious the restaurant was skimping on food, in order to make a profit. All the portions, from the appetizer to the dessert, were moderately sized, and left me pretty hungry. Therefore, I will not be coming back again during Summerlicious/Winterlicious or otherwise."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We were attending a concert. We told the staff we were on a time restraint and they did everyjthing in their power to make our visit great. Good food, good service and we made the concert on time. Thumbs up from our family!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Marcel's is perfectly located for dining and going to the theatre. Excellent menu, and food well prepared. Waitress asked us if we had evening plans and our dinner was perfectly timed to allow us to make it to the theatre right on time. Made reservations and although we were a few minutes late our table was wating for us. Great atmosphere for 2 and or for friends to meet."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great location for a pre-theatre dinner. Nice space (upstairs) - reasonable privacy between tables, pleasant decor. Service was excellent. Food was okay - not something special; beef was rather more chewy than anticipated. Vegetables fresh and cooked to tender state. Upon departure, there were problems with their credit card payment machines which delayed us - a problem since we were on the way to theatre, and staff were apologetic. I'd probably go somewhere else next time."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Visited the restaurant for Winterlicious. Found the food to be overcooked and cold. Also found the wait staff to be panicked and unorganized to deal with. Unhappy with the quality of the food, the service and the overall experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The restaurant is on a second level, long staircase. It is kind of dangerous to walk up or down. I have to wait a long time before the waitress will come with a menu. Food overall good, but service is too slow."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely dinner, my friend had soup served in a"tureen" Don't remember what kind but he thought it was good. Service was great and very timely. Good wine and a lovely meal. We both had sole. The piano player was great and not too loud. We sat beside the piano and it was not one bit distracting. Good sound level. Overall 4 and half out of 5."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I had previously eaten in their other restaurant, St. Tropez and I was looking forward to real French Onion Soup which is not on Marcel's menu. To be honest, when you start off a little disappointed, it is difficult to give a really good revue. I found the menu very limiting and there was nothing that really appealed to me. I did have the mussels and they were good although the sauce was not overly tasty. I will probably not go to the restaurant again. Also, for senior, the stairs are difficult and the washrooms are up another flight of stairs."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Marcel is a French cuisine restaurant on second floor at a vibrant part of King Street close to University Avenue, Spadina area. Food was unexpectedly good. Three persons with a half bottle of wine: a little over 200 with tips. Not inexpensive but food quality is worth it. Cream Brulee was one of the best we have tasted in a string of French restaurants. The monkfish was done with a flair and experience. Steak was very well as well. Mussels were small but sauce was good. Will go back again."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I came here for my anniversary as part of a mirvish theatre package. Our meals were a prix-fixed and the food was great. I got a preview of the a la carte menu and another prix-fixe menu, both of which had very interesting and tasty selections. However for us, the best part was the service! Not to say the food wasn't great but the service was on a whole other level. Our server was polite and courteous and made very sure everything was perfect to our liking. Came by the table the right number of times (without intruding or being forgetful we were there - just right). On top of that, it wasn't just our one server, but everyone, popped in to check on us. The lighting, the crowd, and ambience was very romantic. A must go!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We had never been to Marcel's previously and have tried almost all the restaurant around the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandria theatres and Marcel's was by far the best. Our server was delightful and the food absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Was there for a Summerlicious lunch. Food was very well executed. Expresso was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "Great views of Luma and street below. Summerlicious menu was good, and all the food was well prepared and presented beautifully."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "We went to Marcel's for dinner on the last night of Toronto's Summerlicious promotion that featured a 3-course dinner for a fixed price. The food, from appetizer to dessert was delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. I don't know much about wine but we selected a recommended house wine and it was very good. Very good food, not cheap but well worth the price."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "The food was great especially the peppery and slightly salty salmon carpaccio! I'd definitely get another slice of the grand marnier cheesecake too."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "We went to Marcel's for lunch before the theatre. The service was attentive and the server was very pleasant. We ordered off the summerlicious menu and the food was fresh, tasty and well presented."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "My friend and I went to Marcel's Bistro as she is vegan and they had good vegan selections. The food was excellent. The waiter was very nice and friendly. The vegetable risotto was excellent and the creme caramel was just to die for. I would for sure go again."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "We have been supremely satisfied for 20 years. Though we love to try varied spots in Toronto, when we want a "go to" place for dinner, Marcel's is a "sure thing".....service, locale, food....cannot be beaten. We will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Good food for Summerlicious 2013, good menu good options, friendly staff, nice decor."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "See my title...what else you expect. Nice small restaurant. Easy location and good for a break during work (that’s what we had….) good food and the service was great. Will visit again for sure."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "We went for the Summerlious dinner menu before attending the Princess of Wales theatre. We picked Marcel's because of the menu that was offered for summerlious as well as its location to the theatre. Be aware that there is a lot of steep stairs up to the restaurant. Well worth the effort. The food was outstanding and so was the service. It was nicely air-conditioned. My daughter and myself had different menu and both were very good. We both had half of each deserts as we couldn't choose which one to pick."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Very nice setting.....very good food...very personable waiter...enjoyable evening. Worth a visit."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "It was a very hot day but the restaurant did not have a/c. There were also candles that didn't help. The waiters were all sweating but were pleasant. The food was bland and not very good. Unfortunately, I won't be recommending Marcel's or going back."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "The setting was lovely, and the service friendly, but the food was bland and boring. We were there during summerlicious. Perhaps that cramped the chefs style, but it was a real disappointment. We had much better and more interesting meals elsewhere. Also, the wine was only so so-- I do not think it was the wine advertised on the menu in the carafe."
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "The service is like taking a page from France, very laidback, not too enthusiastic for your dining experience or your meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "the food was terrible. totally not worth what we paid."
    Dined on 7/12/2013