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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
  • "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
  • "We went to The Marc for a business/social dinner. Fantastic meals and atmosphere to wind down after a long day. The server was attentive and very helpful, and not intrusive. At his suggestion, we ended up ordering all of their four desserts to share."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "Excellent food with beautiful presentation. Extremely comfortable - fine dining without being pretentious. Reserve early... Fills up fast!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I love the Marc, it's one of my favorite restaurants, but on this occasion it let me down. On pur arrival at 11:30 we were advised that the outdoor terrace would get very sunny (we watched, it didn't) so ate indoors, and we're placed right by the kitchen and entrance to the terrace so it was a busy spot. My beef brisket lunch selection was very heavy - all bun, meat and fries and very heavily seasoned. I had thought there was a salad, it was my fault for not checking more closely! surprising to see no greens on the plate. We couldn't get a refill on our water until we'd finished our meal - I understand lunch is a busy time but it should be possible to catch a server's eye in the space of an hour."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food & service!! I have recommended this place to all of my friends!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The service was amazing bar none the food was unbelievable waitress was friendly knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Marc's"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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