The Marc
The Marc

The Marc

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Marc reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (148)special occasion (140)neighborhood gem (89)romantic (88)notable wine list (66)great for lunch (65)good for groups (59)hot spot (44)great for outdoor dining (31)late-night find (25)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • delicious food and minimalist decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Food was very good. Medium rare beef was done perfect. Server was attentive. Prices are quite reasonable for a business lunch kind of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch spot!
    Roberto48
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Business lunch was good, pleasant atmosphere, attentive service. Salmon filet was almost burnt on one side and "brisket" was corned beef with sauerkraut and cheese. Small serving and not good brisket.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast & fantastic
    Rosieinedmonton
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were 6 celebrating a few of life's milestones, dinning prior to heading out to the Fleetwood Mac concert. The service was perfect, our waitress directed us to items that would assisted with getting us out in time without making us feel rushed...that's a gift. The food was fabulous. I was wrapped in our own fun so much so I wasn't aware of the room until we were leaving, it looked like everyone was having the time of their lives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Rhodna
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    After our first visit to this restaurant, we are looking forward to our next visit. Fantastic food and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, ambience and service ...excellent !
    Gillian4
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The atmosphere was wonderful. Upscale restaurant without the upscale prices ! From the server to the food to the atmosphere. A real gem. We had the duck , artic char , scallops and rib eye. No one was disappointed!! Appetizers incredible ! From the soup to the octopus. Foodies will love this place ! Not stuffy at all. The desserts and lattes, coffees no disappointments in this restaurant at all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not vegetarian friendly
    Xiaomo
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was good generally. However, there's only one option for vegetarian, also, the vegetarian dish for that night was just poor made.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of the best in Edmonton
    CCampbellVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    sophisticated , friendly , a beautiful restaurant with food that is always exceptional. I go there as often as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful staff!
    TOMM
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had dinner with three friends this weekend. The staff were wonderful - attentive, friendly, and helpful with great suggestions. I had the Entrecote Frites - the best steak I've had in a long time! Delicious! I will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good
    Smurfy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Went to The Marc again. Had the steak frites and started with the Caesar salad. The salad had a smaller portion than I remember last time, but the taste was good as usual. Steak was a little overdone, requested medium rare but it was more medium/mid well. Still tasted good, but a little tougher than usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Chambers
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My wife and I had out first date night out months and chose The Marc on a recommendation from family. We were overwhelmed with the friendly phone-manners to the fantastic service to the incredible food. Our compliments to the whole establishment, we will be returning many, many times.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food!
    tmwp
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    What a find! We had a recommendation from a friend and we are so glad to have gone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    Brett
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The server was very polite and welcoming, but really pressured us to order very quickly. As soon as we sat down, we were in a race to order. I asked him to repeat the evening specials, instead he quickly pushed my date and I to order the “Entrecote Frites” which I didn't realize meant Steak and French Fries. The cuts of steak that we received had a lot of fat on them and were cooked more rare than how we ordered. At one point my date chewed into way too much fat, and had to spit it out into her napkin. I may have had too high of expectations, but I feel that I should expect more out of your restaurant than your average franchise style. For $130 dinner, we weren't very happy and unfortunately we don't plan on returning anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best night
    Karma
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been to the Marc several time. This last time I had the pork belly and did not like it (too much fat and the rest of the plate was kind of a "mush". I was not the only one that had this meal and the consensus was the same all around; even my ceasar salad was limpy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food is so excellent as was the service. We are not fans of the open room concept but there seems to be less of an echo at the Marc which is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Matt
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our group of 6 people had an outstanding time at Marc's. The food was amazing with friendly, attentive service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Lulu123VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had dinner at the Marc last night with a colleague and it was excellent. Our server was very attentive and we both appreciated how passionate she was when we asked her to explain the French wines for us. We shared a plate of Frites to start and I swear they are the best in the city! I had the flank steak which was tender and delicious and my colleague had the haddock which she really enjoyed. We both loved that as we walked past the kitchen we could see staff working with fresh, local foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kick
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great food and great service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant without pretention
    BobbyG
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Superb service in terms of courtesy and expedited food serving. Nice atmosphere and convenient location. Food was great and affordable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alternative eating downtown
    DowntownDiner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Although I have eaten dinner many times at The Marc, this was the first time I had the opportunity to have lunch there. Although the menu was limited, the selection was broad enough for most to find something appealing. I ordered the hamburger special - which was minced meat mixed with Montreal smoked meat. All I can say is it worked in theory but not in application. The two meats never blended: the minced meat was cooked but the Montreal smoked meat gave the burger a "steak tartare" feeling. The presentation was good though and the hand made French fries superb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food mediocre, lovely atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I went with my partner. Great lighting and wonderful service, our server was knowledgeable and suitably attentive. Concerns: I ordered a cocktail and the glass was short and packed with so much ice my nose hit it with every sip. I could not taste the drink. Some of the sides were overdone and the dish was not well balanced. We had the special, venison sausage and I remember having better as a kid from the local butcher. Our appetizer of duck "pate," which is a dish served cold and to our knowledge, tasted like plain old chicken salad. The wine was delicious. We liked their selection. I had high culinary expectations which were not met, but I enjoyed the ambience and vibe of the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great farewell lunch
    ShannanB
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My friend and I had lunch at the Marc which was fantastic. I had the steak and my dining companion had the smoked salmon. Both of us thuroughly enjoyed our meals. We also had the lemon tart for dessert which was really great but I would have liked something with it to cut the powerful lemon flavour, perhaps some lightly sweetened whipped cream or some blueberries but otherwise lunch was amazing and as always, the service was excellent. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is our favourite restaurant in Edmonton! The food is amazing and the servers are knowledgeable and warm. This place is perfect for a date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simple and sophisticated
    Hellokitty
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall my husband and I were pleased with our experience. Would like to come back and try more of their drinks, they looked like they were well-made.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Steak!
    Drsteak
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I went for the steak tartar and was sadly disappointed, but the ribeye may have been one of the best I've ever eaten!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    Knuckles
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My spouse and I went to The Marc for our anniversary. We greatly enjoyed the food, the service was great, and I personally enjoyed their selection of beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for visiting with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We love to go here with friends. It is a great place for a group of 4 to 6 people to go to enjoy a really nice dinner out and have a relaxed visit. You can actually have a conversation here without having to "up the volume". Service is nicely paced, and we have never felt rushed here. Always a real pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hype is accurate
    FoodieAmber
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I loved the food! Simple, delicious French dishes expertly prepared and without compare in the city. WAY underpriced and over-delivered. Would go again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    fitfoodie123
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My first time dining at this restaurant for my moms birthday and it was just so much more than we expected! Looked it up on Urban Spoon and after eating there I was suprised that it only had a rating in the 80's. Would definitely go here again with my partner! I love that they had a small menu but that it was DONE WELL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nightout
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was very good, nicely spiced. The steak ended up a bit over cooked, but the duck was fabulous. The atmosphere was good. The only down side was the table for two was very long across making it difficult to hear each other. I am looking forward to coming again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another enjoyable meal at the Marc
    2lambchops
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very refreshing to find owners who take such pride in caring for their patrons. Excellent service, meal and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobswife
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Husband loved it, I found the menu far too limited. Service was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but less than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I found the food to be slightly blah. The only outstanding things were the salad dressings. We had 3 salads at our table to start and each one was delicious. I had the Entrecote Fries as highly recommended by many and it was good. Not amazing, but good. I ended up wishing I chose something more creative because I wasn't wowed. Had 2 cocktails and they were good. I was underwhelmed so I wouldn't recommend The Marc for a really special occasion but more for a nice plain night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gerry
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food is exceptional and service friendly and personable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    Mazz
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were able to quickly, and effortlessly reserve on open table. As we were there to celabrate an important milestone, the staff went out of its way to accommodate us. We ate our meal backwards, meaning starting with deserts, which made it a fun evening. The food is to die for and we enjoy The Marc every time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    SoccerMom
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our service representative (or waitress if you prefer) was fantastic! She spoke of the menu with such vibrance I wanted to order everything!!! Especially when she indicated that the delicious tasting fries were calorie free *wink wink*. The whole lunch hour experience was amazing. I'm so pleased to have celebrated my two year work anniversary with my coworkers and the boss at The Marc. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent family dinner for a 21st birthday event ! Wonderful french cuisine ..we loved the Cornish Hen and Duck ..Excellent desserts and champagne. Service was outstanding ! Highly recommended !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening at The Marc
    FromtherockVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Table not ready when we arrived so we sat at the bar and had a great glass of wine recommended by the bartender. When we got our table in about 15 minutes our server was excellent. The appie and meal were both great, recommend you have an appie prior to your meal. Will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it's great, wish be better
    rebecca
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    everything is perfect, friendly service, nice environment, close to home
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You have to try it
    DaddyDiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything about this place is top tier. The food is above traditional fine dining standards. Food fit for royals. It was disappointing however that the lamb can't seem to stay on the menu. Maybe one more exotic red meat would be suggested. Venison? But the service is the best you will find anywhere Our host Luann always makes our visits special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I came to The Marc for the first time last Thursday and the restaurant ambiance, was excellent. I had shared a taste of my partners Duck breast and it was excellent, tender and perfectly prepared. The flank steak was also perfect rare. I wouldn't recommend to anyone who cannot eat rare meat, but for me it was perfect. There was a red pepper sauce underneath that complimented it so well. The service was friendly. In hindsight, I would have appreciated some suggestions on wine for my meal, but I also didn't ask. I would definitely come back to The Marc again to try more dishes. The scallops look delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.