One of the best I have had - anywhere!
This may very well be the best meal I have ever eaten, and the service was impeccable. Recommend the steaks - absolutely top notch, aged perfectly.
I ordered a petite filet cooked medium. I didn't receive a very good piece of meat. It had many rolled layers to it, and it was overcooked to the point of the outside being hard and stringy.
Everything was wonderful, and our leftovers the next night were just as good. The fillets were awesome, particularly with the peppercorn sauce. The sides are so huge, it's best to order one and share. We had one huge twice-baked potato between us, and we still took some home. Same story with the braised baby asparagus. Pricey, but worth it.
For the first time in about 20 visits I received a steak (delmonico) that was quite poor - it was immediately replaced (my usual filet) without the slightest question, and that matched my customary feeling that Mark's serves the best steaks I have ever had anywhere. This is the place to take people you want to impress in Gainesville.
Our first trip to Gainsville from Daytona and we would go back just to eat at Marks!
We've been 3 times. Dinner with one of my sons. Dinner / birthday party for my other son. And the other nite with both sons. Service attentive, friendly , and knowledgeable . One person took a seafood dish....plus/ minus. It is a steak house and all of those were great. Quiet murmuring and laughter easily carry on a table conversation.
Everything was fantastic, service to food. A little expensive, but totally worth it.
This is my local special occasion restaurant. The steak was outstanding as were the blue cheese salad, steamed spinach, and brussels sprouts sides. The butternut squash risotto was a disappointment - clumpy and starchy. The chocolate paradise dessert was more cloyingly sweet than I remembered.
Marks has been a wonderful establishment that always fulfills any need a customer wishes.
I love steak tartare, and if they can make it for me, they do. The happy hour specials are also great, and with me, always leading me into dinner ! Drinks are well poured, servers are courteous and attentive !
We will always come back. My husband in fact bought a gift card for 100.00 to assure a return soon for a special occasion.
Dine at Marks..They are consistent and great !