Marcel's
Marcel's

Marcel's

  • 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: Mediterranean, French
  • 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 4165918600

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Marcel's reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)special occasion (4)good for groups (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Dinner before Thearte
    Bubbles123
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We had dinner prior to the Thearte. We had the "Tour du France" - it was terrific - I had the Rabbit and my husband the pork. I especially enjoyed the appetizer of Benedictine blue cheese with pear and salad. Portion size was just right. The flavurs were fabulous for each of our three courses.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pavb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent restaurant. The food was terrific. The service was first class.a great restaurant for theatre dis trict
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before Theatre Dinner
    merk28
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Marcel's is our favourite before theater restaurant on King Street. The foods is always delicious and the service excellent. Never an issue getting to the theater on time. This was the case again last Saturday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not meet expectations
    Iwantpoutine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Based on reviews and prices and menu we were expecting a fine dining experience. Food was way overpriced and did not meet quality and taste expectations.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, very quiet
    neens36VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a hidden gem. Perhaps because it's upstairs from St. Tropez, I'd never noticed it before. The food was absolutely delicious, the service attentive, and it was very quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlipps
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    this is a must for French loving foodies! do not skip out on trying the escargot in the champagne cream sauce with butter puff pastry! yum! also server was amazing too! I think his name is allen?? hes very lively!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • why no customers
    jsoc
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have been going to Marcel's for thirty years and have never seen it so empty....was there 5.30 to 6.50, before a baseball game and there was only 4 people in the restaurant...the food and the service were good, so why so few customers....the street was busy with people and most restaurants were busy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Marcel's reviews archive.
  • Great Service & delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent service by all staff... server checked after each course, manager also came by to see if all ok. Food was delicious and portion sizes were perfect for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious 2014
    fidcas
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I came for dinner at Marcels and wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent and food was served promptly. I started with the terrine which was delicious and had peppercorns that added a nice spice. Next was the steak and potatoes and it was perfectly cooked and tasty. The crust on the meat was just the right texture. Dessert was the tart normande which I've never had and it was terrific with a delicious caramel sauce that set off the apple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    CNBlackwell87
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Simply awesome service, good food, and non- pretentious ambience! Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The services was excellent. The presentation of the food was so creative and the portion of the food was just right. I took my daughter there for her birthday treat and she has the smiles on her face all the time there. Thank you Marcel's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious lunch
    LiquidLunchMD
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Came to Marcel's for a summerlicious lunch and had a great and filling meal. My two friends had the salmon crepe appetizer and the flank steak with potatoes. I had the chicken pate and the scallop linguini. For dessert I had a puff pastry with chocolate sauce, one friend has the mousse and the other had vanilla caramel. All delicious. My only negative comment would be regarding our server. We asked him what he would recommend from the lunch menu and he said "dinner" and then told us that he didn't like any of the appetizers and then quickly told us his picks for mains and dessert. He had quite the attitude and it wasn't appreciated. We also were charged for the water that was on the table and we weren't told that it wasn't complimentary
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great. Review below.
    Mattius
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great dining experience. Waitress and other staff were fabulous and gave me and my guests an opportunity to speak french. Loved it so much, I brought another group of friends to Marcel's two days later.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem on King West
    TravellingFoodie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The restaurant has a great European vibe with a menu to match. The filet cod left your taste buds wanting more and the apple tart had a Parisian taste to it. Very hard to find desserts that taste French in Canada. The ambiance was quite but friendly for conversation. The service timely and friendly. A place true Torontonian want would love to eat at and enjoy the view of king west.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, ok service
    Samantita22
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I went with my family to have lunch and two of then ending up being late to lunch. It took almost 15min for our server to finally notice we were trying to catch his attention. It would be like that for the rest of lunch. We tried several times to flag him down when we wanted to order more drinks, but he always seemed to miss us. From the time my two family members came in late, he never asked us if we wanted to order drinks. I understand if it was maybe a packed restaurant or if there was a line up of people, and my family arriving late didn't help the situation, but it wasn't too busy and my family actually apologized for being late. Otherwise, the food was amazing. I was happy with my food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Français, mai le cuisine ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    No double the place has the french bistro feel, and tables are not crowded together which was very nice. Service was professional if a little on the cool side. We didn't drink at lunch so can't comment on the wine list. What was disappointing was the food. They are simply not prepared with the level of care expected from an establishment with its long held reputation as a true french cuisine purveyor. Fish was overcooked and tasteless. Veal was unmemorable. Desserts were on par with what ones gets at a buffet table. Although it can be a pleasant place for a hot summer evening but if the regular menu tastes the same as what we have sampled in Summerlicious, there are better alternatives in that busy strip of King St.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food You Won't Find Everywhere
    Dino
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Marcel's has a refreshingly original menu and a great lunch menu. I have been in search of a good Financial District location with interesting menu de jour options. Marcel's fits the bill. The food is good rather than excellent, but definitely a cut above the average fare and very good value. I would definitely return, especially given lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average eatery
    goodfoodfan
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was good but not outstanding. Not sure whether this is just because of the special pricing for summerlicious and if the regular menu offerings would be superior. We appreciated having a bread basket before the meal arrived as some restaurants no longer provide one. The ambiance would have been enhanced by some French music. The waiter's pacing was just right but he showed dissatisfaction with his 15% tip. We felt this was a rather impolite reaction as we had been very easy customers.
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  • Delicious Summerlicious Menu
    JChimera
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Very good menu, excellent food quality and wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Even better service
    Bannock
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My girlfriends and I recently had dinner at Marcel's during the Summerlicious menu. The food was very good and the service was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch spot
    Hungrybaby47
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perhaps an off night
    thegirlca
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic fine dining
    Luv2DineVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passable
    Imissbarootes
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful night to step
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NIce spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the Valentine Day special. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Piquant but not satisfying
    Francophile
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 of us got together at Marcel's
    cully
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was horrible; if you
    sharkfin
    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.
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  • Service was WONDERFUL. She
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • winterlicious was just so-so
    Virchoweats
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winterlicious Dinner
    LIBatious
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WENT BECAUSE IT WAS CLOSE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winterlicious Experience
    HungryLady
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Visited the restaurant for
    NotGreat
    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.
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  • first time winterlisious person
    concertgoer
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and Theatre
    Dintheatre
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location - food only fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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  • Fantastic
    Lorrie
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet