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Marche aux Fleurs
Marche aux Fleurs

Marche aux Fleurs Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marcheauxfleursrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 925-9200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Baker
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: There are private, semi-private, and buy out accommodations available.
  • Private Party Contact: Holly Baker (415) 925-9200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sir Francis Drake, Lagunitas
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Marche aux Fleurs
The Marche aux Fleurs is the farmer's market in the south of France. We have taken this name for our restaurant because we base our cuisine on the seasons and the best the local farmer's markets have to offer. Our produce is locally farmed, our seafood is wild and sustainable, and our meats are range-fed. These ingredients comprise the selections on our menu, and the flavors are clean and expressive. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "For a lovely evening of al fresco dining on a warm night in Marin, Marche aux Fleurs is the place to go. The food is consistent and always good. The service is excellent. One recommended dish is the their Gnocchi. Light and delicious. We split an order as a appetizer. I had the thin pork chop which was tasty. My husband had the steak which was quite good. Sitting outside is a delight."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant for years for birthdays and anniversaries. We love the intimate setting and the lovely outdoor patio seating. The wine list is fabulous and always comes with good recommendations to pair with our dinner choices. The food is delicious, using great blends of flavors and fresh produce."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Terrible food. No way near anything French. Not even faux French. Food arrived before the drinks. Go figure the rest!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining. Nice staff. Very good food. What else do you want?"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had four people and most of us thought the food was great. There were a few niggles, so as a bit too much salt in the gnocchi but it was tasty none the less. The corn, leek soup was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is a great little place with lots of potential. The menu was great and the food was good. I was a little turned off by walking in and getting greeted by staff who are folding napkins as they check you in for dinner. Looked like they were not ready. Also the busboy seated us was not very friendly. When we asked to not sit in the blazing sun when there were at least 5 other tables open in the shade he made us feel like it was a big deal to switch. The same busboy brought everyone one (1) slice of bread starved from a basket and never came back. Kind of crummy. The waitress was friendly and it was nice to see the chef bring out meals too. This seems to be a local joint - but it is nice."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Nice ambiance in the garden patio, but the food was way too salty (and I like saltier food than most). My companion couldn't eat it at all. Service mediocre at best."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Everything was perfect starting with the French 75s right through and including the fresh plum and berry crisp. The cornbread was amazing, and I don't like cornbread."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The warm evening in Ross made this a delightful event as we dined outdoors in the quiet of the sunset. Both my wife and I enjoyed the halibut baked perfectly and served with a melange of vegetables. Finishing with a flowerless chocolate cake topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream was a perfect ending."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I happen to love country French food. But this is so good. The staff are all wonderful. Not over priced. My absolute favorite is the gnocchi. Second recommendation is the Duck con fit, the Duck is so tender it practically melts in your mouth. In the autumn they make the best French Onion soup I have ever had. Just go. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "MaF was as always excellent. Nearly every dish was pitch perfect. Spectacular corn bread accompanying the pork chops, wonderful duck confit, and the dates - well I can still taste the dates. The crowd is not exactly hip but guess that with age comes wisdom that you don't need to endure the line at Picco to have the best Marin has to offer"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Veggies can't be much more than a day old before they hit the plate. So sweet."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Talk about atrocious service. It's hard to enjoy the food when the bread and water service comes with such an attitude and eye rolling. Main course flavors were good but we couldn't figure out why so stingy on gnocchi toppings. Not to mention the menu inaccurately stated the gnocchi dish had chanterelles which were in fact porcini. Not remotely close. The "famous" chocolate dessert doesn't deserve to be so famous. It's barely enough for one serving and the amaretto cookie was great, if only there was more of it. Overall the beautiful evening weather made the date, not the food or service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The choices made my mouth water. We went to celebrate a birthday and it was indeed the right place to make someone fell special."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Outstanding country Provencal fare. Enjoyed the relaxed rustic setting with Provencal cuisind. It was as if dinning outside in Provence next to a "Flower Market"!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at Marche aux Fleurs many times and its always the same experience: great food and excellent service!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends at this neighborhood restaurant that has fabulous ambiance and a charming indoor/outdoor feel. The food was fresh and creative and had beautiful presentation. We would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal. The food was outstanding. Organic, sustainable, farm to table type of menu, but with an elegant and charming atmosphere. We don't want to tell too many about this neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This restaurant is our daughter's favorite in Marin, so when she came to town we had to go. We've been here before and thought the food was pretty good and overall have had a nice experience. This was not the case this time around. The food was okay, but not worth coming back for. The staff were pleasant enough, but just barely. My daughter asked for a side order of the cornbread they were offering as part of the meal special and they made some lame excuse about portion control. My husband asked about sitting outside (they had us at some weird 3 person configuration) we were told that special requests needed to be made in advance - they had plenty open tables outside. Too many excuses for so so food. Not going to be going back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday there on Friday Eve. Bad table to begin with, had an end table against the wall hitting me in the back for two hours. The place was full at 7:30. Our pregnant server was harried and unattentive. The food was disappointing on top of it!! I had salmon that was rubberized and awful, but never got the service to ask alter the experience. So sad, as this restaurant WAS excellent. Please get it back to its standards!!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Chef Dan Baker served smoked octopus with garlic greens and homemade pasta, accompanied by a vintage Bordeaux. The pairing was superb and the staff are always attentive. Our favorite neighborhood dining."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "we love Marche, but services was forgetful and spotty. I think they were missing a busboy.... had to ask for coffee refills and wine to be poured several times. Squid Ink Pasta was very good- perfectly done octopus and scallop. Love, Love the bbq date appetizer and the avocado crostini!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My bride likes to come to Marche aux Fleur for Mother's Day. The place was jammed, as usual for MOther's Day. The food was great. I started with the green garlic soup, had the steak, and finished with the profiteroles. Our go-to server, Peter, was great, just a bit on overload. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a superb and delicious Mother's Day dinner with our children - the salad, halibut and apricot tart dessert were all divine, topped by glasses of bubbly and rose. A memorable meal - thank, you - Marche aux Fleurs!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Marche remains one of our favorites. Dan and Holly are active owners with Dan as head chef and Holly running the floor. There's always a tough choice between old favorites and something new and equally tempting. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "but as usual everything was perfect. This is a go to place that just keeps keeping on with the best. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great twist using local organic produce. Really delicious. Only wish they had more wines by the glass to choose from. Learned about it watching Check Please."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Holly and Dan are very friendly ..the menu is outstanding .thanks to Dan; the wine selection is excellent .thanks to Holly.. a very nice atmosphere to have dinner out ."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We like Marche aux Fleurs, but on this occasion, the quality of the entrees was uneven with 2 delicious and 2 marginal. The appetizers and salads were interesting and tasty. It is a friendly restaurant with attentive service. We liked the fact that it was quiet so we could actually talk to the people at our table"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Marche aux Fleurs continues to deliver a first rate dinning experience with graceful service and very good to excellent food. And, they do it at a reasonable price. When summer finally arrives, the courtyard will be one of the best places to dine in all of Marin."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Loved the food, service outstanding and would go back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Marche aux Fleurs is a comfortable, relaxing restaurant set in quiet Ross. The service is efficient and menu selections include items to meet everyone's preferences. The food, while not exceptional is wholesome, well flavored and nicely presented. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have been coming to Marche for years, always a great spot. This was a BAD experience. Noise level excessive. Waiter gave very poor service. Food not as good as used to be, items were heavily salted. Would hesitate ever recommending to anyone in future."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We enjoy each of our dining experiences at Marche Aux Fleur whether it is a regular dinner or for special occasion such a birthday, anniversary or Valentine's Day. Appreciate the restaurant keeps track of our visits and our orders and that they acknowledge our return visits. We feel very much at home at this gem of a place that reminds us of a bistro in Paris and France. The food is always well prepared with creativity and freshness. The portions are the right size for us. Their wine list is excellent with a cross section of domestic and foreign that complements the food. Service is very attentive, ambience is cozy, comfy and conversations can be held at a moderate tone. Overall, a very relaxing atmosphere for dinner."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "One word "Delicious", and we are very picky but everything was fresh, high quality, and amazing preparation."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This restaurant was a real uneven experience. My husband and I thought most of the appetizers were very good but found the "famous" hamburger far below our normal SF experience. The home made bun was very good but too small for the large, very big burger. I ask for medium and I was given rare. Even when it was cook properly it was tasteless and bland. The accompanying sauted onions were a nice touch but did not have much flavor. Just not a memorable burger, hence the low food rating. Atmosphere was okay but the place was very cold and I wasn't the only one as most of the other dinners were wearing sweaters or other clothing over their "summer" outfits.......I doubt we would come back again...."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous. We had a negroni that made with sake instead of gin that was great. Light and refreshing. We had the gnocchi with mushrooms that was absolutely to die for. Very light and creamy with just the right seasoning. Our entrees were delicious. We had the poached halibut, sea scallops and the steak. Each entree was perfectly presented and very tasty. The bread was home made by Holly and the dessert was also made by Holly. We recommend the restaurant for anyone who enjoys good food and who enjoys great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious in this charming restaurant; I felt like I was in the French countryside. The menu had a cosmopolitan flavor with both French and Italian options. We split the chevre salad and the portions were perfect. The bacon and goat cheese topping was very tasty! I ordered the cassoulet and my husband ordered the chicken. We were quite happy with our choices. And don't miss the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Sublime!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We are always treated as special guests here. The food is fabulous, the service good and personal. You will love it! EH and GT"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything here is delicious, have yet to be disappointed. Knowledgeable staff and good wine selection."
    Dined on 3/8/2014