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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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Diner Reviews
  • "The Marc has been on the scene for a while now and I'd say it gets better. we were a table of 8, which is always a bit of a challenge. The Marc managed it with aplomb. The service was thoughtful and prompt. Drinks were great, food allergies were noted and all went perfectly, and the Arctic Char was outstanding. Always a good choice when looking for a place to dine."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "We've been to The Marc many times, as a couple and with groups as large as 8. The food has always been amazing and the service has always been top notch. Never a single disappointment."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "The food is always excellent but the choices are very limited. The choices are always changing and at time I have been hard pressed to find something to choose. There is nothing really to choose that is lighter in calories . However , no matter what your choice you will enjoy it."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "My sister & I took ourselves out for our birthdays - can't say enough about how great the whole experience was - friendly staff, great food, well-priced. My first time going to the Marc, but my sister is a vet & raves about their lunch time salmon/dill potato salad (will go back for that!). Our server knew her stuff, was friendly, cheerful & helpful. My sister had Caesar salad, seared scallops & creme caramel (I think) - I had the green bean & tomato salad, entrecote frites (steak & fries - ordered medium rare & it was bang on), & the lemon tart. Steak comes with a gooey, yummy melting slice of foie gras butter...OMG...truffle aioli for the fries...One word for the whole thing - DELECTABLE!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend again!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We had an amazing night! The arctic char was a highlight, and the chocolate ckae with the salted caramel walnut filling was inspired! Josh's service was attendtive without being over-bearing, and his suggestions were right on "the Marc"! Cheesy....but true :) Thank you"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We went to the Marc to celebrate an anniversary. That atmosphere was friendly and casual but not too casual which suited us perfectly. Overall excellent food, my lamb was some of the best I have ever had. Plate presentation was excellent and the quality of the food and ingredients was top notch. Service was very good and the price for a bottle of wine, 2 appetizers 2 entries and a shared dessert was $125.00 before tip which I thought was a very fair price."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Second time around, & worth it. I tell this to, friends etc., and heeding to once own advice, confirms it. A visit near opening of Marc, didn't impress me a 2 years back. Now .. time for a "re-do". Friday night, place is full, staff are busy, but... an attentive server starts a conversation and the repoirer begins with laughter. A bottle of Stags Leap, and now for a pork pate' appetizer. Simple, but nice with pickled shallots sprinklings, and a German grained dijon mustard. Its good, different that it wasn't a fine ground pate' , but course in texture. 8 out of 10. The main, simple dish to the eye yet deverse. Pork andoulle and Elk sausage, made in-house, couscous, & local in season veg's. 9 out of 10. Here's to the staff of Marc..!!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The Marc was referred to me from a colleague. This is the second visit to this restaurant. Both times has been fully enjoyable, excellent and unique food with a great atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The dinner at The Marc was for a special occasion - it was the night before my wedding and I was dining with my bridesmaids. We had a spectacular evening; martinis, appetizers, main course and of course DESSERT. What a great evening!! Thank you again!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Don't get all the great reviews. Food okay - not bad, not good just okay - thankfully the prices are good. They need to learn what a sauce is - everything is so dry. Tables are so close together you can't help but overhear all the conversations around you. Service was okay, but it is customary to check with guest to see if everything is okay - no such luck here. This place is okay for a reasonably priced meal if you're not too fussy about the food. PS getting phone calls from staff asking if we will make our reservation while we're sitting down to eat tells the tale of poor training."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The tables, however, are quite close together and it is quite noisy when full of people. It is sometimes difficult to have a conversation or to avoid hearing the conversations of the people beside you."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "For the most part our experience was a good one! Service was awesome, so were our drinks, appy, dessert. Also the scallops were delicious too. We had been recommended the steak frites and it was sub par especially in comparison with everything else. The fries were over cooked (brown n mushy). The steak was done ok in the centre. My husband ordered it rare. But was quite heavily charred on the outside the dominant flavour was char. We also felt the steak was too thin for the calibre we were expecting. And in general a plate with just a mediocre steak and mound of fries for $30 was a bit disappointing. In the end we would go back and recommend The Marc but not the steak frites."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "My wife and I shared our first wedding anniversary and chose the Marc...good choice. The food was exquisite and service was educated. The space is tight so not for the anti social but an overall incredible experience. Yes, we will be back...for the patio this time :)"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Went here with friends on a recommendation. Helped that I had won a gift certificate too. Started with fresh baked bread and cocktails. I thought the cocktails were expensive for what we got. Ordered a bottle of wine that was fantastic. Our waitress told us that the owner had selects them. Appetizers were good. Dinner was great - interesting that each dish incorporated smoked paprika. Ordered dessert and when one didn't get theirs, the promptly put in the order (beignets so they take time) and comped them. Overall very nice and I would go there again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • " Have been here four times and the quality of the food is dependable. Beautifully presented and tasty meals that were sensibly sized. Staff always welcoming."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Impossible not to love. Everyone always makes an effort to welcome guests . The service is great and attentive, Patrick always makes a point to say hi and check in with his guests, the menu is fresh and classic, and the wine list is refreshing in its gumption to push peoples pallets! Respect ladies and gents, respect! Thank you"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Our waitress, Jael was very helpful and attentive. The rack of lamb was the best ever. We have frequented this restaurant several times before, but this was first time we ate in the outside patio. The ambiance was great and the setting added to the enjoyment of the evening. We have to do this again."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Service and Food was great. Menu had a great selection. Best fries i have ever tasted. Would deffinetly go again."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Have enjoyed many a meal at the Marc, excellent, interesting food, always a treat, always recommend to friends."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great place for excellent food served with utmost in service."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Nice spot for a relatively quite meal. A nice casual atmosphere coupled with good food made for an enjoyable all around experience. The food was certainly good, just not quite what you would hope for at the given price range. I would return again, perhaps to try different items to see if I could find a favorite or gem that would elevate my opinion of the food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Another excellent meal!!! Our friends from Victoria had never been and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "still one of the best restaurant s in Edmonton -----------------------------------------------------------------"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We were celebrating two birthdays so decided to try somewhere new to us. We tried tomato and fennel soup which was smooth and lightly spiced, the escargot was savory, the duck was plain (would not order the dish again) and ceasar salad which was delicious. Two people ordered the lamb and thought it was delicious. They thought the best part was the coucous dish that accompanied the lamb. The steak dish was ordered and we were extremely disappointed to see it come with plain french fries. The accompanying dip was very tasty as was the steak. It was cooked perfectly and was tender but it still came with french fries. Desert was delicious!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for our anniversary. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a quiet evening with delicious food and wine with great service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I come here a lot but last Friday was off the chart! Duck and Arctic char were excellent as always, but the special attention paid to diet restrictions, while providing a delicious solution took the evening to a select experience. Outstanding food and service. Thank you LuAnne, Doris and Patrick! You keep getting better"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The menu has changed and the new menu is disappionting. The lovely salads are no more and the mains are uninspiring. The brisket sandwhich was barely ok- could not taste the saurekraut or the dijon and the meat could have been more tender. The salted carmel chocolate cake was great. Won't be back for lunch for some time."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a fantastic time. Everything about this place is amazing. The menu is small but everything we tried from it was incredible. A great place, we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I just always feel welcome here and enjoy the simple yet tasty menu. The service is on point, attentive yet not over-baring, and always dishing out a little extra on the experience points. Really appreciate the unique wine list and the ease that they push the envelope with some different wines that are amazing, loved the tradition style pinot grigio with a slight rose blush. Really recommend The Marc for honest good dining."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Great restaurant ,nice service Food was prezented nicely and very tasty , one problem wine is too expensive ,iIam europien and for me wine is just addition to good meal ,,you dont need to spend 50$ for botle of wine ..Every restaurant in France has also house wine list .and you should be able to get bottle of house wine for around 20$ . YOU DONT NEED TO ORDER EXPENSIVE WINE TO FINISH YOUR GREAT MEAL Derek[dkwolos@shaw.ca]"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I called ahead for a friends birthday and set up a veg dish for myself, and chocolate cake with a sparkler for her. When we arrived, they did not have a table set up for us and asked where we wanted to be seated. The server asked for our order, even though I had called ahead. The "special" vegetarian dish was a few lentils, wilted spinach, and peppers. It was very unappetizing/bland and was about the size of the palm of my hand. The server then ruined the surprise by asking if we wanted dessert, and I had to admit that it was her birthday. They offered her a free birthday drink, which curdled when it arrived. They did offer to remove my meal, but I had to pull the server aside to explain the frustration first. Fine dining? I think not."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "As we walked up, the aromas wafting from the kitchen were fantastic. Modern decor. Attentive service, without being intrusive. Excellent food, well prepared ... flavourful is an understatement. Interesting menu (in a good way). I almost hate to recommend this place in case I can't get a reservation myself!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I've been to the Marc three times now, each time finding it simply okay. I keep going back as so many love it. If you are not a big meat eater, there is very little on the menu for you to choose from. This last trip we had the Arctic Char fish cakes to start. They were not very good. I had the duck and my husband had the steak frites. His steak was the winner. The Marc isn't bad, just not worth it for me. I don't recommend going if you don't want a meat dish for an entree."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were given a gift certificate for the Marc from some friends after we had done them a favour. They said that the Marc is their favourite restaurant in Edmonton and it isn't hard to see why. The food here is AMAZING! Good quality food, I found the portion sizes to be a good size but they are not large. It is a fairly small restaurant with the tables fairly close together, so do not expect a romantic or intimate atmosphere. The servers are very friendly and very prompt, your water glass is never empty. And did I mention that the food is delicious?"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were a group of four. Cauliflower soup was delicious. Artic Char cakes were delicious. Octopus appetizer was a little chewy and tasteless. Rib eye steak was tender, tasty, an cook perfectly. Just lovely. Pork tenderloin was also perfectly cooked and mushroom based side that went with it was highly praised. Scallops were absolutely wonderful. And I have to say that I loved the beignets for desert. Overall food was wonderful, service was fine, and other than having water spilled on one of our party (I know, accidents happen) it was a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I've only been to the Marc for lunch, but I love it. The omelettes are my go-to favourite. Stuffed with anything from lamb, arugula and asiago to the one I had the other day with beef and red peppers and possibly gruyere. They come with toast and a crisp salad of mixed greens and house dressing. Light but filling. Carb-free if you skip the toast and perfectly yummy every single time. I can't even say how many of these I've eaten in the last year and every one has been as good as the last."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Super place to go for any occasion or no occasion at all... Great food, great waiting staff and fantastic prices. We ate on the patio and as the night went on I started to get a chill... They have wraps/blankets to use! How perfect is that!? Loved it! We didn't feel rush out and staff were ever present, but not hovering- all was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We were treated to another special evening with great food and terrific service from Jenni. Always an enjoyable outing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The Marc is not only my favourite downtown restaurant for business lunches, any type of dinner occasion; formal or informal but has become our family's restaurant of choice for special occasions. Their people are second to none and treat you so well. Food is always terrific and service amazing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014