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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Marc reviews from OpenTable diners
260 reviews since June 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 (158)special occasion (141)romantic (92)neighborhood gem (89)great for lunch (72)good for groups (61)notable wine list (58)hot spot (44)great for outdoor dining (41)late-night find (22)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Needing a well deserved break from parenthood we went to the Marc for some good food and wine and were not disappointed. Not being overly familiar with French wine, the amazing server helped us out and brought us so to try before we made a decision. She never made us feel dumb for not knowing what everything was. Appetizer (arctic char cakes and steak tartare) were quick to the table and amazing. Our entrees (lamb and ribeye) were soon to follow and were also perfect. Excellent service, excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I love the relaxed atmosphere and personalized attention. The food combinations are quite unique and very tasty. The smoked salmon salad was made with salmon that was smoked in chunks vs lox and the cucumber salad complimented it exquisitely. It is my favourite go to place for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Awesome!!! The Marc continues to rise above the rest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently a great experience
    bee2bee
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The menu is also vibrant and fresh. The wines The daily catch is always my favourite and desserts are a strong point for the Marc, I recommend the Lemon tart and the beignets with the vanilla and caramel sauce. Super tasty
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem downtown
    Lily4thevalley
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As always, The Marc hit the mark! We had a wonderful dining experience that was relaxed, well paced and delicious. Patrick and the staff were friendly and knowledgable and went above and beyond to ensure we were well looked after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious french find
    Scott4wine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went here for our anniversary. Caesar salad and potato leak soup were excellent. 10 oz rub eye was sublime and Cornish hen was very good. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious duck
    urbanfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant is small but quaint. The open concept of it does make the noise level climb quite easily. Our meals were delicious - the duck was divine - I absolutely loved every part of it - the pears were so amazing, and the beet chips in the dish blew my mind! My husband enjoyed the pork belly - and it was a great medley of flavors - the pumpkin seeds were very yummy on top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent for some
    mauricsb
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We were three for dinner... service was superb, and two of us had absolutely memorable meals. A third person ordered the scallops and wasn't too thrilled... said they tasted like they had been frozen. The same diner also thought the creme caramel was good, but not exceptional. On the other hand, the two of us who had the salted caramel chocolate cake were NOT disappointed. :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at the Marc. I had the lamb chops, which weren't as satisfying as the lamb shank, but perhaps it is a seasonal switch. I just wish I had more lamb. I would have tried the seared scallop, but wasn't sure about the pea puree. Otherwise, everything else was good. However, I noticed that there wasn't a pasta or vegetarian dish that night, which was certainly missed. I would return for a lamb shank in the fall/winter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    WoodlandNinja
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you're in the mood for some outstanding food, excellent service, and/or a romantic venue, this is the place. The noise level is quite high during peak dinner hour, but later on around 830 it settles down and the true nature of this place reveals itself. Even the desserts here are too notch, so save room, or ask which is suitable to take home. It's worth it!
    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.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went to The Marc to celebrate my friend's birthday on the recommendation of another friend. Wow, it was amazing from start to finish. The service was impeccable. Our server was more than happy to make recommendations on the wine and food choice and she was spot on with both choices. We started with the octopus appetizer and, having never tried octopus before, it was excellent. The smoky glaze on it made for a delicious combination. For the main course, I ordered the chef's special, which was duck confit with duck sausage, and my friend had the Arctic Char. Again, both dishes were amazingly good. That was probably the best and most tender duck I've ever had. For dessert we opted for the beignets. Again, excellent!! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • staff very personable
    enjoyable63birthday
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were greeted at the door with our name in a warm friendly manner, before we said anything and immediately brought to our table. The waitress was wonderfully helpful and made suggestions on food and wine, she was right about everything. We choose both bottles of wine she suggested, a white and red, which were excellent. Her support staff were always attentive and maintained both our water and wine glasses but never seemed to be hovering or present. Our group will recommend THE MARC to all our friends and family. It was another wonderful birthday memory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I highly recommend this restaurant because you will find an excellent service, great food, and a notable wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Some hits, some misses
    feedme
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The starters of olives and okra on grilled bread were phenomenal. Soup (corn, bacon and potato chowder) was very good and octopus was really exceptional - charred on the outside, tender, with great little taste explosions from the accompaniments. For mains, the duck breast special was nice, a little chewy, but the house-made duck sausage took it way over the top - the flavour and texture were wonderful. Accompaniments were perfect, from presentation to texture to complementary flavours. The steak frites were competently done, but the steak was a bit bland. Next time we'll try the flank steak, as it's marinated extensively beforehand. Servers were very friendly and approachable and really knew the offerings. Attentive but discreet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Qtfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Friendly service, amazing food and charming character!! Great place for a classy dinner with friends or an elegant one on one. Would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suculicious
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Consistently great food and great service at value prices:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better
    Willreturn
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Two out of three of the main courses we ordered were over-salted. I ordered the scallops and there were only three on the plate. Even though they were large scallops, that seemed stingy to me. The preparation was also so so. I have eaten at the Marc many times. This was the first time I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marvelous food, excellent service
    Eateateat
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I love the Marc. It rarely disappoints, and this time was no exception. I went for the daily special of the fish cakes, and my companions selected my very favorite, mushrooms on toast. The fish cakes were very, very good - but those mushrooms on toast can't Be beat! We had great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place!
    TravelKat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The Marc is a very versatile restaurant, great for brunch, dinner meetings or celebrating those special occasions. The food and service are excellent and the atmosphere is peaceful and elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Been here a few times now and I am never disappointed. Best restaurant in the city hands down. Very underrated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.