Marche
Marche

Marche

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marcherestaurant.com/home.php
  • Phone: (541) 342-3612
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Small Plates: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Rocky Maselli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Celebrating life with locally grown and gathered food, prepared witch care and served with elegance and flair. Whether it's a luncheon, tasteful business gathering, stylish cocktail party, exquisite dinner, fabulous wedding celebration, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, the attentive staff will bring the pleasure of dining at Marche to the event. Exclusive catering at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon or any other location of choice.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Courtyard Room accommodates groups of up to 25. Marche is happy to create special menus and can custom print the menu with your unique heading. Audio-visual equipment, flowers and other decor can be arranged.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Blaine 5413423612

Getting there

  • Cross Street: High & Pearl
  • Public Transit: City Bus Stop adjacent to Market
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private 5th Street Public Market Lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Marche
Marche, located in Eugene, Oregon, opened in August 1998. The restaurant, which seats 80 guests, has an exhibition kitchen featuring a beautiful wood-fired oven. There is also a stylish bar and a large outdoor dining area, covered with awnings and umbrellas and surrounded by a garden of herbs and edible flowers. Marche takes its name from the French word for market – a word that describes our location in the bustling 5th street Market and more importantly, our philosophy of cooking. The menu is based on the foods one would find at a farmer’s market: fresh, seasonal, and regional. Marche is committed to using only those ingredients that are at their best, so our menu evolves as we move through the seasons of the year. Marche also believes in using the highest quality and most healthful ingredients available and to that end use organic, free range, and chemical free products. The culinary technique is French-based: intensely flavored and simply but beautifully presented.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Marche reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)special occasion (63)notable wine list (30)neighborhood gem (30)great for brunch (26)romantic (25)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dining at Marche
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We have eaten at Marche Restaurant in Eugene many times since we moved to Oregon 10 years ago. Although we live in Florence, the trip to Eugene is definitely worth it in order to dine at this magnificent restaurant. The menu is seasonal and the items are composed of local ingredients. All items whether it be mesculin greens salad or steak frites have beenprepared to perfection every time we have eaten there. Sunday Brunch is elegant as well. Service is very important to us, and the service is always timely, efficient, and the staff are very well trained. We prefer the warm months when tables are available on the patio, but any table is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marche continues to excel
    jciii
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    food is excellent, service was friendly and helpful. Wine list is creative and full of new wines to try with a wine staff who really knows what they are talking about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful find in Eugene
    Rick
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner at Marche. The dining room has a comfortable feeling to it albeit energetic with the open kitchen. The service was very good--attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine. The menu was small but varied. Oysters on the half shell were fresh and tasty. My beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection and sat upon a crispy strata of potatoes. Delicious! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and wine list
    KASB
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We enjoyed a great 4 course dinner at Marche. Everything from the oysters on the half shell to the home made desserts was made with very fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Our waiter was the best at making recommendations for wine pairings as well as good "foodie" conversation. We will definitely be planning more dinners at Marche.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Libby
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food was terrific and the atmosphere was very subdued. Very attentive staff. The parking was more than adequate and close by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's always a pleasure to dine at Marché!
    Fluffy
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We dine regularly at Le Bar but decided to sit at the chef's bar for our wedding anniversary celebration. The drinks were great, the food very good, the service absolutely perfect. Thank you for a memorable celebration, Marché!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some things didn't work
    KirklandboyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Ling cod Miso style was a big disappointment. Very boring treatment of a boring fish. Otherwise fine. Good wine list and apps. We will be back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good atmosphere
    beachgal20
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great for business meeting, interesting, awesome food. Great wine and drinks.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu, great location
    Cook4me
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We ate a light dinner. Olives with citrus & herbs (spicy), mussels (great sauce), pumpkin pizzetta, beet salad and a romaine salad and a Rosé. All were fresh and good, and the beet salad was really wonderful. If you're from out of town, this restaurant is nestled in a really interesting small shopping center (french market, a couple of clothing stores, and boutique garden/decor store) and a great hotel, Inn at the 5th.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went for brunch, remembering that their eggs Benedict were very very good. Again, they were wonderful. Exquisitely prepared. We were well tended by the wait staff, the whole experience was spacious and heart warming, and we left already savoring the next time we would come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Birthday Celebration.
    Frenchie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Four of us went to Marche to celebrate a brother and sister's birthday. Entrees that were enjoyed were lamb, duck and steak tartar. They were all delicious. The oysters on the half shell were very fresh and very tasty. It was a fun evening and the deserts were yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite meal of our vacation!
    Lisa
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We used Open Table to find you, and actually expected something more casual / ordinary. Boy, were we surprised! The menu was unique and wonderful! We came for lunch, so being able to order and share several plates was great. My husband loves Steak Tartare, and we rarely find it offered, he said it was one of the best he's had. We had a seat near the (open) kitchen, and it was fun to see the other dishes coming out, too. All around a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, imaginative menu
    Lefty
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Fun menu with interesting choices in all categories--entree, starters, small plates, etc which made ordering fun. Excellent service. Not really romantic, but suitable for a special occasion. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch!
    vawterb
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Took my daughter and a friend and had such a great time. Such creative and beautiful plates! Get a reservation because the line went out the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to restaurant in Eugene
    jciii
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    In Eugene for a U of O football game- did our "tail-gate" at Marche- good food, creative preparation and good servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal I've had at marche
    Jenny
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Over the years, I've gone to marche many times. My recent visit was the best, remarkable fried oysters and greens and the rest of the meal lived up to that high bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    noteztopleez
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    As always, a lovely meal. My favorite restaurant in Eugene. Consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Nice downtown restaurant, comfortable decor, fine dining. Menu has changed since previous visits, nice selections, but fewer choices, same great food. Great service, server knew menu well, helped with item recommendations. Food well prepared, tasty, nice portion sizes. One entree slight under cooked, though still very tasty and edible. Nice wine list to complement menu offerings. Nice dessert selections, though passed as was full enough with prior appetizer and entree. Have eaten at Marche many times, always consistently good to great meal and overall pleasant dining experience. Will definietly return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice setting
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We eat here every time we're in Eugene. The menu is always changing, never boring. The food and service are always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food, wine, and service. A little too noisy but otherwise great. Have already recommended it! Thanks, MJP
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely birthday dinner
    Froudie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We've enjoyed Marche in the past -- it's a great upscale "special occasion" restaurant. So when I made the reservation for my wife's birthday on OpenTable I let them know the occasion and asked for a nice table. They came through with flying colors! From the moment we entered, we were treated to a warm, relaxed, and Eugene-friendly ambiance. We chose to share a range of starters and mains: a seasonal pumpkin and onion pizzetta, a rich and interesting braised duck with anise, and the best moules frites we've ever had; the latter were served in a fabulous apple cider-reduced cream sauce. Our server was delightful. The remarkably delicious sorbet came with a candle! A memorable dinner that left us feeling very well fed and taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant packed but still great
    SuzanneandDick
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    On our drive from Canada to California, we make a point of overnighting in Eugene solely because we can eat dinner and breakfast at at Marche. Although the restaurant was packed, causing service to be slow (our waiter did apoligize), the meals were great. Marche uses fresh ingredients and their chefs know how to properly prepare and present their meals. I had beet salad and the tuna-both flavouful and not overcooked. My husdand, charcuterie plate and steak tartar-excellent. We were able to find a moderately priced excellent French wine on their extensive wine list. Too full to enjoy a dessert. For breakfast I had a wonderful Croque Madame while my husband had the poacked eggs on ratatouille. Thoroughly enjoyable, we will always come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and fantasic
    ReviewNoob
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Brunch at the Marche is always a good idea. The service is efficient and gracious. The food is simply delicious. Using fresh and seasonal ingredients, the Marche makes each meal feel like a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Restaurant
    Patricia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Perfect choice for a wonderful evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • off to school
    GoldieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The location and food were good as was the service. The only thing that seemed out of place was the price. Everything on the menu was about 15% higher than the value provided. The night we were there, the attendance appeared to convey that as well. The restaurant was not full on a Friday night. Good but too expensive, we will not go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoyable
    sybersprite
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We always have a delicious meal at Marche. Try the burger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail
    1111VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    As usual, wonderful food well prepared and imaginatively designed. Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff make it even more enjoyable. Most memorable tonight was the triple sorbet dessert, three melons, clear and wonderful complex flavors. Wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite in Eugene
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first visit to Marche and it has become our new favorite. My daughter attends U of O and I am an alum so I spend time in Eugene as possible. The folks at Marche welcomed us and their friendliness made our meal better. The fresh tomatoes were lovely in a salad. The smoked pork chop takes top honors in my book. Yep. We liked it and will return. Also appreciate the complimentary parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not my Style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Don't get me wrong. Marche' is a nice dining experience. They are on the high end of what I like to spend, and I reserve those times for a more intimate dining experience. The proximity of other diners is pretty close. The food is exceptionally good. Every facet of the meal is delectable. The portions though are quite small. Admittedly we only went to Marche' because we had a gift card. I was surprised at how many people were there, casually dressed like they were at a Chili's for a quick evening meal, but were going to drop three figures to eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    PickyEater45
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We received a gift certificate to Marche and decided to have dinner there. The service was okay until the server brought my entree to the table with my husband's. When I tasted it it was barely warm. I asked the server if it was supposed to be served hot. She answered it was and took it off to be warmed up. When I got it back, my husband was halfway through his and mine was now overcooked, the "homemade mozzarella" melted off into non-existence. The eggplant was now tough. I think this restaurant is overpriced for what it delivers. I will not be a return customer.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of those places that just seemed "right". Really good food - with some interesting/unique (but not weird) choices (e.g. bison steak which had amazingly rich flavors). Great wine selections and a sommelier who was helpful, knowledgable and totally unpretentious. Breakfast was also really outstanding. Will plan to eat there every time we are back in Eugene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh Oh
    Tweety
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was special occasion and so looked forward to a great meal. Not happening. Ordered pork chop. When meal came was the Halibut. I said no and all seemed no problem. Told about 8 minutes for meal I ordered. Meal came and was just perfect. Enjoyed. Ordered dessert and was again disappointed cake seemed stale and a bit dry. Drinks were good but not outstanding. My biggest complaint would be no comp for the huge mix up. Bill close to 100 for 2 over 100 with tip. Think their menu should be more diverse. Am local and that would not be my choice to treat out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salad nicoise
    Maryeats
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is the best salad nicoise available. Fresh, light, perfect portion, it's my favorite menu item. Great spot for lunch meetings, special occasions, intimate dining or party! And sometimes the waiters will sing - beautifully!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    Returntoportland
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When only the best will do, we would strongly recommend Marche. What an incredible find in a small college town. It could easily be one of the top restaurants in it's large cousin to the North, Portland. Always local and fresh ingredients, cooked so that every nuance dances on your pallet. The service here is the only thing that could be better than the meal. We have enjoyed dinner and breakfast here, and all were second to none. It always a must stop when we travel to Eugene from Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eugene Surprise
    PJL922
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Far Far exceeded our expectations. Fresh ingredients with vibrant flavor profiles but always in balance. e.g a novel approach to gazpacho utilizing watermelon. There was a very nice acidity to balance the sweetness of the watermelon. A thoughtful wine list which paired well with the menu offerings. At lunch the next day, I tried a pork-belly BLT off the bar menu that was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food at Marche was delicious, however our service was slow and inattentive. The service issue appears to be hit and miss since we could hear and see the waiter in another section being informative, attentive and on point. If we had sat inhis section, the rating for this review would likely be a 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun final evening ......
    FoodIsFunInDC
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Marche is remnant of The Excelsior when it was under the care of Stephanie Pearl. Bright and entertaining servers. Very good, seasonal food - some of it outstanding, all of it very good. As usual the desserts were impressive, outstanding, fun and a few to die for. We were a group of seven so we tried all of the desserts, sharing them. I was visiting from the east coast so this was a fun farewell dinner with close friends. Last year I was in Eugene and one evening ate at the bar - food was equal to the dinner this week - but the service was as arrogant as service can be under the Pearl regime - and he did not even get the order correct! - I thought it was pretty funny - and indeed a good meal. By all means go to the Marche!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't go back
    Nothappy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Waiter dose not belong in food service industry,only nice thing manager comp our meals after I refuse to pay for a eight $ half glass mimosa
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  • My favorite eugene Resturaunt
    D3Jr
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have been going to Marche since it opened. I knew Stephanie before then and was aware of her skills. I go more often for lunch because I work downtown. I was recently married there had had our wedding group dinner there. It was wonderful. Food great and service by Phil exceptional. It will remain a regular for me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food, Pleasing Service
    jimofseattleVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate at this restaurant when we stayed at the Inn at 5th for a night in mid-August. I was delighted with my meal which consisted of two items for the bar menu (which is also served in the dining room upon request). I shared a generous plate of fried oysters and then had the Salad Nicoise as my main course. It was delicious. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet