The Marc
The Marc

The Marc

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themarc.ca/
  • Phone: 7804292828
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked
The Marc reviews from OpenTable diners
252 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (150)special occasion (138)neighborhood gem (80)romantic (79)great for lunch (75)good for groups (55)notable wine list (51)hot spot (47)great for outdoor dining (47)late-night find (16)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Never a disappointment!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food is always bang on and staff never forgets a face. The Owner always makes his way over to say hello which always makes us feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy
    dg123
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very good food, but quite noisy in the restaurant, difficult to talk to my date. A large group near us didnt help
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing anniversary dinner
    edmontonfoodfiend
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I chose the Marc to celebrate our 10 year anniversary because I have never had a bad meal there. Everything was lovely. Our server was attentive and had a good sense of humor. Our appetizer, the octopus salad, was cooked to perfection- a difficult task for land-locked Edmonton. I had the entrecôte frites and my husband had the scallops, also cooked to perfection. Our desert, the chocolate cake, is not my typical choice. I'm not much of a chocolate cake fan. But I told our server to surprise me with the desert, and I am so happy that she brought the chocolate cake. Once again, it was perfect. I wish I could eat every meal at the Marc!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Saskfoodies
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The best meal we have ever had. Great atmosphere. Our server made our experience that much better. Would recommend The Marc to anyone who is looking for great food in a wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DennisVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took me a year to finally get a reservation. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty Good Experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had an early reservation for 5:30 PM. Attentive service and a pleasant wait staff. Ordered the cornish hen and arctic char. Overall satisfied but nothing special or overly creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Marc Continues to Succeed
    Notanotherusername
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent. As always
    EdmontonDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu limited
    Lunchtime
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First but not last time!
    ChrispyBee
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food at the Marc
    DB49
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I like the Marc as it is reminiscent of Montreal bistros. The menu is not long but everything on it is creative and tasty. The bread to start is crisp and fresh. My table ordered the soup of the day - roasted cream of beet, the potato salad with smoked salmon, the croque madame and the mushrooms on toast with salad. All were well prepared, fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient and our server made the experience fun. I always know that when I take friends to The Marc we will all leave happy. A great neighbourhood bistro. It's a busy place so reservations are recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Arctic Char was splendid!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Boris
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Helping...
    spukspukVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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..!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique experience
    Georgas
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the Gals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Reviews-must be friends
    sadlyso
    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.
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  • We really enjoyed our lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak frites missed the Marc
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Rib eye and fantastic wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for a couples dinner
    HprunnerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I <3 the Marc
    beleiveinbee
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • birthdayboy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A definite must!
    SMACHNOHO
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a dining pleasure
    EdmontonJames
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have enjoyed many a meal at the Marc, excellent, interesting food, always a treat, always recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spicegirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great place for excellent food served with utmost in service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual atmosphere, average food
    dandyshoes14
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Another excellent meal!!! Our friends from Victoria had never been and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • justicejVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    still one of the best restaurant s in Edmonton -----------------------------------------------------------------
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buddy2
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    Paavo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
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  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it everytime
    bee2bee
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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]
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate Experience
    i8barbie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pc1961
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.