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The Marc
The Marc

The Marc Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themarc.ca
  • Phone: (780) 429-2828
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 Am - 2:30 Pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Cruz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 100 ave and 106 street
  • Public Transit: We are just off many popular Jasper Avenue routes on 106 street as well as 1 1/2 blocks south of the Corona LRT station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample meter parking during the day with convenient access. Evening offers plenty of free surface lot parking and street parking after 6 PM.
A word from The Marc
A newcomer to Edmonton's independent food scene The Marc serves up traditional offerings of classic French bistro fare. The daily fresh board offers up worthy specials that compliment this vibrant and bustling room. The Marc has quickly become a must visit as guests delight in rich duck confit and enjoy hefty pours of cheap and cheerful.
Relax at the bar and enjoy a special pour or grab a quick plate at the communal table. Join your friends and allow us to take you to France for a few hours.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great location and menu for both social and/or business lunches. Food quality was great and staff very friendly but professinal. Loking forward to going again."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The Marc is a favorite for business lunches or for special-occasion dinners. The menu is fresh, seasonal and creative, and we have never been disappointed in a meal here. Service is always friendly, knowledgeable and efficient."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excellent food with beautiful presentation. Extremely comfortable - fine dining without being pretentious. Reserve early... Fills up fast!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food & service!! I have recommended this place to all of my friends!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went with a small group of friends-had arranged a patio sitting but Edmonton weather does not always cooperate. Staff happily served us beverages outside with the understanding we would move inside for dinner. Great flexibility as one friend had to exit early to make other familial commitments -so the Marc accommodated serving dinner to one one the rest indulged in appies. On to the main course and the table got quieter as we all enjoyed varied treats from the menu. Everyone said their main course was great- steak frites, fish specials, and other delights. Split 3 desserts between 5 people and the beignets, chocolate-wlanet- caramel cake and lemon pie all disappeared too quickly. Make a reservation today-we'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The decor of this place is very minimalist but charming. The scallops and lamb were perfectly cooked. Grilled octopus was so tender it could have been a chicken tentacle! For this quality of food we would have paid much more in Calgary."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to The Marc serveral times and enjoy it each time. We like fine dining and always prefer a restaurant that is not part of a chain. One of the best deals for foodies in the city."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food was very good, service was not. Finished plates left on table for long periods of time. Not much action/support from waitress."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The Marc was a pleasant surprise. I actually decided to go there after reading reviews and knowing that my future daughter-in-law liked steak and finding that they were awarded "best steak" in 2013 . We enjoyed our evening, our service was very good and the food was done per our requests. I would definitely return and I would also recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal with great service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The Marc is one of my "go-to" places. I know I can rely on a great meal, with friendly and professional service. This time we both enjoyed the superb mushrooms on toast, with a slice of lemon tart for dessert. Sublime, plate-licking dishes. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The service was amazing bar none the food was unbelievable waitress was friendly knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Marc's"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dined at The Marc on Thursday night. We'd made the reservation about 2 months prior. Our table..in a half empty restaurant was located right beside the door. Not a good start. We were moved to a banquette. Our server was fantastic. She was energetic, knew the menu and wine list. We started with a very good the house pate. My entree, skate wing, was OK. The sides /starch of lentils and snap peas was fine. My companion's entree, scallops was good. 3 large scallops on pea puree. He found the raw oats a bit offputting. The menu is adventurous. Dessert of mini beignets with sides of caramel and creme anglaise for dipping. Good, but the mini doughnuts at 100 are better. Overall - it was fine. Don't know if we'd go back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Overall a great experience. The food was fantastic, many good choices and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. Would Recommend to anyone looking for a special night out."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Specifically, the beet sorbet appetizer, scallops, lemon tart and vanilla cake with blueberry drizzle. Both times i have eaten here I have loved it. I really enjoyed the night time dining environment."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Marc was good, but not fantastic, like I had been led to believe. The food was fine, adequate but no one had something that they thought was the best they'd had, or anything like that. I had the sablefish with risotto: way too much risotto, quite gooey. Menu was pretty limited as well. We ordered cocktails, which took forever to arrive, and before we had started to enjoy them, our appetizers arrived. Not ideal -- our wiater should have been paying attention to the delay in bringing the drinks and advised the kitchen to hold the food. Minor annoyance : booked in advance for a mid-week sitting, yet were allocated a table in the back, so that half the table looked right into a wall. Ask for a table in the middle of the room."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Although we made reservations about a month in advance, we still had to wait about 20 minutes to get our table. They were very apologetic and brought us a complimentary glass of red wine while we waited...nice touch. Food was quite good, could have been a little hotter in temperature. Overall we would recommend The Marc."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Not the best restaurant for day to day, not very exciting or varied menu, but impeccable service and ambiance. Great for anniversaries or birthdays and such occasions, but otherwise, it is definitely not worth the heavy price charged. Good arctic char! Chicken was too sweet but it's up to your judgement as to individual taste. The steak was very well prepared, quite delicious though it might appear to be a very small portion."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed a tasty meal at the Marc at the weekend. Shared the Arctic Char cakes for appy...delicious, I loved the accompanying slaw...very tasty! My husband ordered the seared scallops and was very pleased. I opted for the entrecôte & frites paired with a large glass of pinot noir....très bon! We managed to squeeze in a shared portion of their infamous chocolate walnut cake with salted caramel and it finished us off nicely!! Service was excellent and the meal was priced very reasonably. Very impressed with our debut visit to the Marc...we shall be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I don't get to this place often enough. French bistro style food prepared simply and beautifully. Service is top notch but not stuffy."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "First two known choices of restaurant were not available so we tried The Marc. We were not disappointed. It was a fitting start to our three-week vacation in France. We will visit again!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food: heirloom tomato and green bean salad was simple yet excellent. grilled octopus was prepared sous-vide and while the flavours were nice, we weren't a fan of the texture. Arctic char dish was great - fish was cooked to perfection and the herb puree was a great accompaniment. Grilled bavette is good if you don't want the full 10oz ribeye - very flavourful piece of meat, but we still prefer the entrecote frites! For dessert, how can you not get the beignets? Service: The Marc has the service nailed down. Servers are warm, helpful and not intrusive at all. I can't say anything negative about the service at The Marc. The Marc is one of my two favourite restaurants in Edmonton - can't recommend it enough."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Casual service. A blend of French and other. The wine list is extensive with plenty of good wine under $50 a bottle. The owner, Patrick, is very attentive to his clientele."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great experience was had by the whole group. Food was outstanding with really good service!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "GReat fo rlunch found it very loud always busy. Great food always tasty love the specials every day"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The haddock and the vegetables taste was out of this world, very, very nice! It did not dissapoint and followed by the lemmon tartar, made it for a superb lunch, the day was beautiful too, so we got to eat outside!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We he decided last minute to have a late lunch me were able to sit on the patio. It we a sunny day, but still a little cool. In addition to the food (daily fish special has never failed to please) and attentive service, the staff bought a small blanket/wrap to keep the chill away. I have dined there often and will return again. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We've gone here twice already in the last month, and are eager to came back here again. This restaraunt is well worth the title of being one of the greatest in Edmonton."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent, with nice portions. There was an original touch to the plates; I had the scallops that were served with a hazelnut and oat crumble, great ! The wine list offers a nice variety of wines, fit for all budget. We also greatly enjoyed the open space in the restaurant, it wasn't too crowded as some other places where your elbows are almost in the neighbour's plate and where your afraid something will fall off the table everytime you take a bite."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This restaurant was rated very high so we decided to celebrate my birthday there. The interior is very simple, and a little bit "cold". The view is not spectacular. The staff was pleasant, but we waited over an hour for the food. The beef and lamb portions were fairly small, contrary to pork that was big. So if you are really hungry go for the pork. Side dish is very small, too. Honestly, we expected more from a restaurant that was so highly rated."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Great place to eat, the service and food were both amazing and the prices weren't outrageous for a nice french restaurant. The only thing that might concern some was that the tables are situated a little close to each other (which is understandable because this is a small restaurant) and this doesn't lend itself to a very private dining experience. But overall I am very happy with my experience!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "First time here, will be back. Excellent restaurant. The crab cakes appy was great. I had the Pork Shoulder Chop. I'd probably try something else next time, but it was still very good. My wife's Pintade was excellent. Would recommend The Marc for sure."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I went to ‘The Marc’ for our wedding anniversary, and had a wonderful dinner. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The house cocktails were refreshing, and the starters were perfect. For our mains, I went with the bison steak special, and loved it. My wife had the steak frites, which was cooked exactly as promised. Everything was very flavorful; what a great restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our server Jayelle helped us pick out wine with our dinner it paired perfectly and the food was amazing. Met our expectations!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was excellent, save for the dessert (chocolate caramel walnut cake) which was very rich on its own and then smothered in caramel sauce. But shouldn't really complain as this is what I ordered - a calorie-loaded dessert. The servers were very friendly and accomodating, however the place was busy and the wait for our dinner was not acceptable. Certainly not expected from the Marc. Still, the place has very pleasant ambiance and it's definitely worth it for the food. I would come back anytime."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Good good , great service. . Wonderful open concept with windows on three sides . "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Service was awesome. Great recommendation for wine pairing and appetizers. Food well prepared and very tasty."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere and the food. Will definitely be going back. Best service, attentive and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I love when a server can recommend the perfect wine to accompany you and your date's dishes and tastes- now that is awesome service!! Love this place, the service, and of course the food!! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was very good, and the service was excellent. I found this restaurant on open table and reserved a table for our anniversary. This is not a romantic location. White Painted brick wall, concrete floor, and painted drop ceiling does not make for a romantic setting. It was also extremely noisy! I'm not complaining, it's just not what I was expecting for a "fine dining" establishment. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Went to The Marc on Friday May 23rd, we were greeted and seated immediately by friendly staff, we were informed of the specials for that night and given recommendations for the wine. The artic char and the seared scallops were wonderful, our server Heidi was friendly, helpful and provided excellent service. We would recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 5/23/2014