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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Overall a great experience. The food was fantastic, many good choices and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. Would Recommend to anyone looking for a special night out."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Specifically, the beet sorbet appetizer, scallops, lemon tart and vanilla cake with blueberry drizzle. Both times i have eaten here I have loved it. I really enjoyed the night time dining environment."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Although we made reservations about a month in advance, we still had to wait about 20 minutes to get our table. They were very apologetic and brought us a complimentary glass of red wine while we waited...nice touch. Food was quite good, could have been a little hotter in temperature. Overall we would recommend The Marc."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Marc is a favorite for business lunches or for special-occasion dinners. The menu is fresh, seasonal and creative, and we have never been disappointed in a meal here. Service is always friendly, knowledgeable and efficient."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Not the best restaurant for day to day, not very exciting or varied menu, but impeccable service and ambiance. Great for anniversaries or birthdays and such occasions, but otherwise, it is definitely not worth the heavy price charged. Good arctic char! Chicken was too sweet but it's up to your judgement as to individual taste. The steak was very well prepared, quite delicious though it might appear to be a very small portion."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The Marc was good, but not fantastic, like I had been led to believe. The food was fine, adequate but no one had something that they thought was the best they'd had, or anything like that. I had the sablefish with risotto: way too much risotto, quite gooey. Menu was pretty limited as well. We ordered cocktails, which took forever to arrive, and before we had started to enjoy them, our appetizers arrived. Not ideal -- our wiater should have been paying attention to the delay in bringing the drinks and advised the kitchen to hold the food. Minor annoyance : booked in advance for a mid-week sitting, yet were allocated a table in the back, so that half the table looked right into a wall. Ask for a table in the middle of the room."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food: heirloom tomato and green bean salad was simple yet excellent. grilled octopus was prepared sous-vide and while the flavours were nice, we weren't a fan of the texture. Arctic char dish was great - fish was cooked to perfection and the herb puree was a great accompaniment. Grilled bavette is good if you don't want the full 10oz ribeye - very flavourful piece of meat, but we still prefer the entrecote frites! For dessert, how can you not get the beignets? Service: The Marc has the service nailed down. Servers are warm, helpful and not intrusive at all. I can't say anything negative about the service at The Marc. The Marc is one of my two favourite restaurants in Edmonton - can't recommend it enough."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a tasty meal at the Marc at the weekend. Shared the Arctic Char cakes for appy...delicious, I loved the accompanying slaw...very tasty! My husband ordered the seared scallops and was very pleased. I opted for the entrecôte & frites paired with a large glass of pinot noir....très bon! We managed to squeeze in a shared portion of their infamous chocolate walnut cake with salted caramel and it finished us off nicely!! Service was excellent and the meal was priced very reasonably. Very impressed with our debut visit to the Marc...we shall be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great experience was had by the whole group. Food was outstanding with really good service!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First two known choices of restaurant were not available so we tried The Marc. We were not disappointed. It was a fitting start to our three-week vacation in France. We will visit again!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Casual service. A blend of French and other. The wine list is extensive with plenty of good wine under $50 a bottle. The owner, Patrick, is very attentive to his clientele."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "GReat fo rlunch found it very loud always busy. Great food always tasty love the specials every day"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent, with nice portions. There was an original touch to the plates; I had the scallops that were served with a hazelnut and oat crumble, great ! The wine list offers a nice variety of wines, fit for all budget. We also greatly enjoyed the open space in the restaurant, it wasn't too crowded as some other places where your elbows are almost in the neighbour's plate and where your afraid something will fall off the table everytime you take a bite."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We he decided last minute to have a late lunch me were able to sit on the patio. It we a sunny day, but still a little cool. In addition to the food (daily fish special has never failed to please) and attentive service, the staff bought a small blanket/wrap to keep the chill away. I have dined there often and will return again. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The haddock and the vegetables taste was out of this world, very, very nice! It did not dissapoint and followed by the lemmon tartar, made it for a superb lunch, the day was beautiful too, so we got to eat outside!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We've gone here twice already in the last month, and are eager to came back here again. This restaraunt is well worth the title of being one of the greatest in Edmonton."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was rated very high so we decided to celebrate my birthday there. The interior is very simple, and a little bit "cold". The view is not spectacular. The staff was pleasant, but we waited over an hour for the food. The beef and lamb portions were fairly small, contrary to pork that was big. So if you are really hungry go for the pork. Side dish is very small, too. Honestly, we expected more from a restaurant that was so highly rated."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I don't get to this place often enough. French bistro style food prepared simply and beautifully. Service is top notch but not stuffy."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went to ‘The Marc’ for our wedding anniversary, and had a wonderful dinner. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The house cocktails were refreshing, and the starters were perfect. For our mains, I went with the bison steak special, and loved it. My wife had the steak frites, which was cooked exactly as promised. Everything was very flavorful; what a great restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "First time here, will be back. Excellent restaurant. The crab cakes appy was great. I had the Pork Shoulder Chop. I'd probably try something else next time, but it was still very good. My wife's Pintade was excellent. Would recommend The Marc for sure."
    Dined on 5/31/2014