Bar Marcel

4.7
63 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bar Marcel is now open for lunch and dinner service with brunch coming soon! We cant wait to meet you!
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Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Ambiance
Music in which one can have conversation
Lovely Wine List
Crafty Cocktails
Seasonal Menu
Professional, Knowledgable Friendly Service
Bone In Rib Eye Rocks every time!

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Charlotte
155 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Fun vibe, great cocktails with a good pour, interesting and different menu. Service was ok, some food was very good, some just ok. Think once they work out kinks, it will be great. We’ll be back.

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Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

They're still working out some kinks with food prep and availability.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

outstanding food and vibe on a Saturday night. We can't wait to go back.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and airy, nicely decorated. Food was good, I had the Agnotteli and my wife had the Paella Valenciana. My plate was bursting with subtle flavors... well done. Only complaint is that my plate was a bit cold. Overall pleasant experience and will go back

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KB
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Warm décor, friendly and knowledgeable staff, many different types of seating, great menu and delicious food! Definitely going back!

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HM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome new restaurant- delicious food -
Menu could have more selection-we go frequently and would like to see a little variation

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful new restaurant. Food and service were excellent. Good noise level. Easy to talk to everyone at the table

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Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit in as many nights. I was so impressed the first night that I couldn't wait to bring my wife and sister. Again, it was outstanding. The menu selections should satisfy anyone and the service is professional, friendly and on point.
The ambiance and decor is bright and cheery and very comfortable.
As to the food, everything we had was excellent. Hot food hot, cold food cold.
To begin, we had the Spring Melon Gazpacho, Tuna Tartar and Octopus. Next, came Agnolotti with braised rabbit, Lamb Chops and Nicoise salad.
From a good news standpoint, Nick Tarnate has recently joined as executive chef. We know him from Aix en Provence where his food was creative and always good.
Chef Josh Oakley who opened Mar Marcel is now the culinary director of The Urban Food Group. He's done a wonderful job of getting Bar Marcel up and running.
It will not be long before we return.

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience. The paella is delicious. Only negative is that the cocktails and beer are a bit overpriced for what they are.

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Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed Bar Marcel and I cannot wait to go back. The menu is fresh and fun and interesting. It is hard to pin down if it is more Italian or Spanish and I think that makes it very interesting. They have great cocktails, great ambiance, and we had great service. And the prices did not break the bank. Very excited to return.

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Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Not great. My husband and I both ordered FLAT BREADS. I had the pesto mushroom flatbread. Really bad!! Wonderful flatbread crust with not very good toppings!! The pesto seemed dry, the mushrooms were too, not subtle, plentiful and the blob of Feta was the typical blob of dry, unmelting solid Feta. There would be nothing wrong with following the pizza of Princess Marguerite’s day, a long long time ago;it has stood the test of time SO why would you “ fix it when it ain’t broke?” Johnson and Wales doesn’t know EVERYTHING about food.
Loved the interior, our waitress and valet parking but we won’t be back until you work things out and thus, stop being so avant-garde with pizza on a wonderful and wonderfully sized, length, width and thickness of a great crust,

My husband had the Roman flatbread which he said wasn’t any good. Let us know when you have fixed the obvious.
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Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Eddie, was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave great suggestions! The kale salad was a bit bland but everything else we had was fantastic! Pasta was spot on! Would definitely recommend!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! From service to plate love that we discovered this place!

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was very good. The cocktails were well made and delivered in good time. This was our second visit. The food was good, bu the meal I ordered during our first visit was better. The flatbread appetizer was nothing special and I wouldn’t order it again.

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Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Marcel is a great addition to South Park, Charlotte. The food was yummy, the atmosphere is lovely and the service was impeccable. I will def return!

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new restaurant in South Park.

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SD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we ate was delicious! We especially loved the wild mushroom flatbread, gnocchi and crispy Brussels. Servers and rest of staff were very friendly and attentive. We will he back!

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RG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. The staff is superb. Will definitely be back!!

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DL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Susan and Eddy took care of us and it was amazing!! Can’t wait to go back

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CF
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Ambiance were amazing. Drinks were so good and not overpriced! I recommend the Brussel Sprouts and rabbit ravioli !

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Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! All 4 of us ordered winners. The Shrimp tagliatelle was divine. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the pasta ended up being passed around the table. The agnolotti with a rabbit ragu was “clean the plate” good. The micro diced carrots added a crunch to the dish that added a wonderful feel that one would not expect from this combination.
The Old Fashion was one of the best I have had in years. The service was timed perfectly. Hard to believe they have been open only 7 weeks.
We will be back.

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MW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 1

First time at Bar Marcel. Very friendly staff met us at the door. The food was delicious. Wish it hadn’t been too hot to sit on the patio because it looked lovely.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us had a Wonderful Experience in Dining and Service.

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been twice dinner was amazing it was three of us so we ordered up! Pate was light and and flavorful. My husband had monkfish wonderful! Our dining companion had lamb chops and said they were some of the best he has had. I had stake that was perfectly prepared lots of flavor. Then 2 of us went to lunch I had the quinoa salad with shrimp best salad in town. Goat cheese, pickled carrots and greens. Order it!! My husband had beef tartar and thought it was really good. The staff is well trained Melanie was fantastic and Ricky is quite impressive he remembered my name and is super gracious. Thank for a relaxing time both times!

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance inside and on the patio was wonderful. We chose to eat outside and the staff, especially Haylee, our server, was just wonderful. The bartender was very knowledgeable and the food was excellent. We’ll definitely be back!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful space and delicious food. They are still working out a few kinks with service (timing of plates coming out and properly sized plates for sharing) but we loved our meal. The interior is so beautiful, especially in comparison to the unassuming front. A great place for anything from an intimate date to lively group gathering.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and outdoor area. Have been there twice in one week
Go there, you won’t be disappointed.

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Charlotte
129 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

In view of the fact that Bar Marcel had been open barely one week when my wife and I dined there, I would give it high marks and have already recommended it to two friends.

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MB
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bar Marcel is a stylish new addition to Charlotte’s Southpark, and it truly seems to have great potential. The menu choices were tantalizing, both food & drink. Yet our experience was, to be kind, sub-optimal.

First, this restaurant is very noisy. We like places with a buzz, but the acoustics in BM were deficient enough to have drawn notice from everyone in our party

Second, the service: we got to know Bar Marcel very well because we were there for a long time. Now in fairness, we did have some specific dietary needs, but it took more than an hour & a half for the dishes to arrive, and when they did, they arrived lukewarm.

Third, there was a skimpiness to the portions & ingredients. The Bar Marcel salad indicated avocado, and probably there was some in there, but it required serious looking. The same for the salad with beats. The entrees also didn’t provide enough. I’m not a large person with a big appetite, but I did stop for a burger on the way home.

Management was receptive to our complaints, and explained that they are still new & working through issues. We believe them. Very possibly they will get the kinks worked out. Maybe give them a few weeks. Until then, the drinks & vibe are cool.

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MW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new restaurant with delicious food, great service and nice ambiance.

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Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Four of us loved it & had great service. Good wine selection. Look forward to going back soon.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The overall evening and dinner was good....food good...sat beside a table with 6 women and that might have reduced the experience just a little....

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Three very different entrees all done to perfection. Quality staff from first greet to our server Haley. We'll be back.

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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our 4th time at Bar Marcel and it's one of our new favorites in Charlotte. The food is great and one thing often missed in new restaurants is great service. Victor has helped us 3 of the 4 times and he is outstanding. Even better, we can walk there! Keep up the great work!

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MM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Susan has wonderful command of the eclectic and well appointed wine list!

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CF
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful! We loved the variety of small plates. Service from the time we entered the front door to our outstanding server was excellent!!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, drinks and great service! I feel like people don’t know about this place! I went two times in a week and love everything about it. Great for A date night, girls night out etc.

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MG
Charlotte
86 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This is our 2nd time here and probably will not go back. Our 1st experience was much better. This time the Pate came out with one small slice and stale bread. Our table of 4 ordered another order and the 2nd order came out with 2 slices of Pate which is what we had remembered from our first visit. Also one of the main reasons we came back for a 2nd visit was the Octopus appetizer - major disappointment this time around. Bad taste and came out room temperature to almost cold. Also noticed for a Saturday, the place was not even half full - That right there tells you the quality has gone down hill since opening. This place just had no "Vibe" on our 2nd and most likely last visit...................

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RB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this new restaurant! The ambience was perfect, our service was amazing and we even had the the sommelier helping to choose the perfect wine with our dinner.
We will definitely be back and as of now, it’s my new fav restaurant in Charlotte!

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