Bar Marcel

4.7
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian

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Bar Marcel is now open for lunch, dinner & brunch service !
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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vipChristineS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience both food and service! Can’t wait to return

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vipVickiS
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ran out of the dessert we wanted to order - place was so noisy you literally could not speak to anyone around you (including the servers)

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vipJessica
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A little pricey for what it was. Food was okay but bland and the waiter was a little in and out. We had a lot of different apps, entrees and desserts too and still all were just ok. Sad since it was $400 for 5 people.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Vermicelli dish very over salted. Hamburger tasty but messy to eat. Eddie was excellent. Wine by the glass prices are over the top and I would come again more often with a lesser corkage fee ( $20 too steep, try $15 and see what happens). I am in the Tastevin group and enjoyed the Christmas luncheon and lots of "wino" friends would enjoy BM more often with a liberal corkage. Thanks, Bill Clark

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SusanY
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had dinner on NYE and the servers and staff were very friendly and in a festive mood. However, when I called the week before to inquire about a New Year’s menu, I was told it would be the regular menu, so much to our surprise when we arrived and there was a pre-fixed menu. Everyone in our party was fine, but wish the communication had be better. Overall it was a delight experience, champagne toast was very nice, just wish it had been served in champagne glass instead of big white wine glass.

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PamC282
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. Server was attentive and helpful in selecting cocktails.

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vipStew
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will be back again soon.

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vipFredS
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and lovely ambience. Our food was good, but eggs were overcooked somewhat (was there for brunch). Will definitely eat there again.

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vipjeanie
Charlotte
79 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and I thought the service and food was great! I’ll be back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We truly enjoyed our first time and will be back! Everything we ordered was excellent. The cocktails are creative and delish. The wine list has some great options. We enjoyed every course and a few of our favorites; the carpaccio, the crispy duck, and the coffee and donut dessert. Our server was also excellent. He was attentive and made great recommendations. Can’t wait to try more next time ... soon!

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PauletteB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We spent a delightful Christmas Eve at Bar Marcel.
The service was excellent as were the modules frites.
I however cannot give it a 5 star due to the fact that I had asked not to be seated in a corner. Our table for two was indeed placed in the tiniest corner with one of us having to face the wall.

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vipCarloL
Columbus
67 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipJGwynn
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant! Eddie,our server is the best waiter I Charlotte. Manager Susan always makes us feel at home. The food is impeccable. Great bar and in 8 visits this year every meal has been special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cocktails and small plates were very good. But short rib entree was overly salty, seems like nobody is checking these things before serving. Staff handled it very professionally and substituted another dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is the second time we’ve tried this restaurant. Both times we’ve been disappointed with beer/wine selection, appetizers (charcuterie board was skimpy) and dinner (lamb chops and pasta). I don’t envision this place being around for a considerable amount of time. Expensive and not worth the portions or experience sadly.

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vipBeBe
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had exceptional service last night. Our drinks and meal were served in a timely manner. The special was explained in detail by our server. We all enjoyed our salad, appetizer and entree. It was a perfect dining experience.

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vipkens
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner. Eddie was our server—genuine and knowledgeable. He helped us select a bottle of wine and made some recommendations from the menu. Melanie also checked on us a couple of times. All were friendly. Food was excellent. Brussels sprouts as an app, and we had salmon, risotto, the zucchini pasta, and a fish special—red snapper that was amazing.

We live nearby and will definitely return soon.

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vipChris1
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant, nicely decorated. We were there before the restaurant got busy, don’t know why they chose to sit us by a brown wall when there was only one other party there. We did move.
My dinner, Brussels sprouts which was a share dish was delicious. The Scottish salmon dish very good. My husband enjoyed the bouillabaisse.
Not impressed by dessert choices. We enjoyed the restaurant very much and will go back.

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vipWorthtrying
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice room and great service. It was a Sunday so not fully crowded and not loud and it seemed that the noise level would be ok even when full. Food v good although not exceptional. I had the zucchini pasta which was a welcome edition to the menu for a low carb person and it was plentiful but way too salty. Others seemed to enjoy their meals. We will go back. Certainly worth checking out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amzing place! Food is as outstanding as the staff!

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vipChef0902
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Our server was helpful with wine and food selection and the pace was perfect! There was a large party near us that made it difficult to hear ourselves although no fault of the restaurant. Maybe seating us further away would have helped. Even when they left, the noise level from the music was high. A minor complaint however. All in all, really good and will come back!

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vipBrinkley
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Marcel is a local favorite and Tuesday nights are the best!

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vipMaryAnn
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is very cosmopolitan with just the right amount of lighting. Some restaurants are so dark I need to use the flashlight on my menu in order to read the menu! The decor had an upscale feel to it but it wasn’t overpriced. The food was very good and we will definitely be going back there again. I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you’re trying to impress someone. The only reason I did it give it 5 stars is because the parking can be a bit inconvenient but I wouldn’t let that deter our dining here again. Wish we had thought about parking in Earth Fare!

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MissyCat
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place, Service, Food, Atmosphere all 5 Stars. We will return

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JoyceT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved this restaurant. The octopus is outstanding as is the tuna and the short ribs. Our waiter and all of the staff are very accommodating.

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Mom2boys
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Loved the atmosphere.. upscale and hip but not over the top.. Our server must have been new bc she did not know much about the menu and had trouble answering questions. Drinks were slow to be delivered. Food was delicious BUT one of our medium salmons came out VERY rare and had to be sent back.. (we were given a complimentary dessert) and the charcuterie board was a little lacking in quantity- lots of bread but not a lot of meat/cheese. I would def give it another try bc I did enjoy the vibe and the food was good.

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Love
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here!

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vipSporteater
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought we had lost Nicholas when Aix closed. So glad he is working the same magic at Bar. We ate and drank way more than we had planned, all was superb. Congrats to the Bar staff, along with Stagioni and Volo, this is now one of our favorites.

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Charlie
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be making our second dinner with another couple of friends this coming Sunday... my wife’s birthday. The reservation is in their name... Howard Nelson. Happy to introduce both couples and ourselves to such a great restaurant.

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vipBeBe
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The bar was understaffed so it took a while to get our glass of wine. The manager apologized for the wait and explained the issue. The rest of the service was excellent. The food is always superb. We were given a choice of quiet tables which made our dining experience more enjoyable.

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nctrace711
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best meal!! We had to find a replacement for our favorite restaurant that closed, Aix en Provence, and Bar Marcel did not disappoint!! The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Love the vibe in there. Can’t wait to go back!

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AndyD
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

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DaveC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time there and I enjoyed it. Will be back soon.

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vipHeidiF
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe! Pretty, upscale but casual
My hanger steak was outstanding

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vipTEG4344
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Service was excellent. Food was delicious and served hot.

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vipJoannZ
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding job in transforming a cool space. Great staff. Appreciate there friendliness, Knowledge and professionalism. We loved the food. Delicious! Cant wait to bring our friends. Well done.

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mak704
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lively crowd on Friday night makes date night conversations difficult. If you are looking for quiet, go at lunch or a different weeknight. Food was great but a bit pricey for the portions. Everything we tried was great and the service was outstanding.

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JenniferM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch to celebrate a birthday. Service, food and atmosphere all fantastic! Can't wait to go back.

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vipElizabeth
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Marcel is excellent in every way! The food, service and ambience is consistently good! I highly recommend!

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MaryT
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A new, trendy spot in SouthPark. I went to celebrate my friend's birthday. I mentioned such when making my reservation. Throughout the evening, each person who serviced our table, mentioned her birthday, and at the end, she was presented with a card signed by the staff working that night. Pretty classy! I will certainly return based on their customer service alone!

FAQs

Bar Marcel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 237-1919.

Bar Marcel is rated 4.7 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.