Bar Marseille

4.5
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Named after the famed port city in southern France, Bar Marseille celebrates the eclectic collection of flavors that can be found along the coast.

The menu – led by chef Nicholas Morales – will feature Provençal cuisine with highlights like Nicoise Salad with Shaved Tuna; Mussels and Fries with Coconut Lemongrass; Olive Tapenade with Warm Baguette; Bouillabaisse; and Braised Chicken with Turnips and Artichoke, as well as bistro classics like French Onion Soup, Steak Frites and a signature Burger.

A robust wine list, curated by Partner Kylie Monagan and Sommelier Despoina Karapostolaki, will offer 100+ selections and will focus on the Provence appellation, while Partner Tanya Saxena’s beverage program will offer a wide variety of French aperitifs and digestifs.

The restaurant design features a blue marble bar, spacious seating and a second story outdoor dining patio and lounge.

Experiences

  • The French Feast

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy the very best of French culture and cuisine by partaking in our Chef's specially curated family style feast including a Prosecco Toast, Choice of Three Appetizers, Three Entrees and Three Sides (some up charges will apply for premium items), Chocolate Pot de Creme for the table and after dinner drinks. $65pp exclusive of tax and gratuity. Available for parties of 4 or more.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Thu - Sat 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance & service. Food was reasonably priced and equally tasty! Highly recommended! Can’t wait to revisit during the summer time when the rooftop is open.

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ChristineJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went last Friday evening for the first time. I loved the place. There was a three man band and I thought they were great. Service was great. The waitress was very attentive and kind. The food was great. I will go again very soon. I love to support Rockaway businesses and this is a great addition to the Rockaways. What better way to show your appreciation for making Rockaway great than to eat locally and enjoy yourself.

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KTM329
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Bar Marseille. The oysters were amazing.

CA
CAMELA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place is a gem. I’ve eaten there more than three times since they opened. The food is always fresh and delicious, the deviled eggs and moule frites are favorites, as well as the chicken Provençal. Great drinks as well. The staff are extremely attentive and friendly. Great spot!!

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robins
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

overpriced for quality
onion soup was on the sweet side
tunal burger just ok

EA
lizElizabethA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Expand the menu a bit. I'm sure the experience would improve in warm weather

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jessicad
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diner during Covid time and it was such a pleasure to be out on Friday night in a great space with god food and the bonus they had live music. The band was awesome! Everything was perfect!

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suezq1013
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great new option for rockaway! The food is fabulous and wait staff couldn’t be more professional! I love the crispy artichokes and the pork chop was cooked perfectly!

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Galaxycat522
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Definitely going back to try the rest of the menu! Recommend the grilled oysters, French onion soup, eggplant gratin, grilled octopus!

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MichaelO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff would definitely recommend it

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JayW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service is off the charts fabulous. Worth the trip!

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KatieNY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious drinks and appetizers.

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EldaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious endive salad, bouillabaisse and chicken Provençal. We will be trying the other dishes soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and courteous. The restaurant is very modern, clean, and spacious. The "French Kiss" cocktail was delicious. All of the courses were excellent. The "Broadway Brunch" was wonderful. Great food, and amazing live music. I will definitely be back again.

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pamelaa
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern French🇫🇷🗼Cuisine for 17yr of #LIFE 🤙🏽Hands down the BEST hidden gem in Breezy Point, Queens. The Lemon Olive Oil🧁was to die for !! #PartyInMyMouth💋
#OystersRockefeller #Bouillabaisse #SteakFrites #GrilledPorkChop #FrenchOnionSoup #GoodEATS🤤😋 #ClassyDining

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SMilton
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Really sad to admit this was not at all what I expected from a new and seemingly fun and diverse restaurant. Especially during COVID. I’m adamant about supporting others during this time, especially in my community because I want to see it flourish and for other people to do well. But not at the expense of mistreating or devaluing me.

We were poorly greeted upon arrival; looking to enjoy a few drinks, midday, we were asked if we made a reservation. I hadn’t because I didn’t want to take away from those who were going for meals. Instead of finding out if there was room for us, we were fed a huge, unnecessary, explanation about the need for a reservation. I asked if there was room for us now or could the gentleman put in a reservation in which he replied, while holding his iPad, he was unaware of what was available.

That should have been my first clue to just leave but I didn’t. I went outside, booked a reservation and waited until the time, thinking all the while “this is crazy, he could have done this himself”.

It didn’t get any better once there. We ordered drinks that were served barely over half the glass and weren’t very tasteful. When we expressed our desire to change to the all you can drink buffet pitcher we were told that it ends soon. That’s it, no follow up until the very end when asked “were your drinks okay?” To which I replied “no, but you didn’t seem very concerned by that.”

So while I’m interested in supporting local businesses, I expect local business to be intentional about making it worth it. If food and drinks are less than desirable, that’s one thing; if service is subpar at best, that’s an entirely different story and one I’m not willing to invest my time nor money in, again.

I hope they get it together and soon, they are competing with neighboring restaurants who are much, much more pleasant and kind.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice. Staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Drinks were made good hope it stays that way!

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vipAdamK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered 5 apps and 1 main dish.
mussels were goos but sauce could use more salt. also not sure why onions were not chopped
oysters were good, mingnette sauce was perfect.
octopus was very good
i was not a fan of the charcuterie board. one meat, no cheese, chicken pate and salmon pate.
fried artichokes were great.

branzino was delicious and so was the nicolese salad.

really nice wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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riggsy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal for my husbands birthday , but do not wait for a special occasion to try this bistro-esqe French influenced establishment. The bar is beautiful ( tho not currently seating in the downstairs area) and well stocked. Signature cocktails served are city priced. We had oysters Rockefeller, Lou Lou salad, chicken Provençal & pasta piccata. Nice size servings . As for desert, wanted to try the olive oil lemon cake but it was not available.
Get there early and enjoy the sunset

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RoseanneH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service- food very good - ambiance fair considering your looking pretty much at construction site- music was on point - going back Friday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sorry but hated the drinks.

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EricN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful new French bistro in Rockaway is and was a delight! Amazing food - Beautiful atmosphere ... what an incredible dining experience!

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vipChrisM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a stellar setting overlooking the ocean.

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CindyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in the Rockaway area. The food is absolutely amazing, in particular the Rockefeller oysters. The cherry on top was finding out they offer a bottomless brunch special on the weekends at an affordable price and use veuve cliquot champagne to make their Bellini‘s. Our waiter Edwin was amazing and offered Exceptional customer service. My friend and I made reservations to come with a larger party next week as we were more than pleased with the service and food offered at this establishment. I will be recommending this place to all my friends and family.

KJ
KarlJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A new nice and clean place. Friendly and competent staff. Excellent food. Gorgeous roof terrace for outdoor dining.

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LizP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to the Rockaways!!! Best of luck ! Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately we had a terrible experience in visiting this new restaurant. Our tiny gin cocktail for $16 was served with a solid floating, not-at-all foamed egg white. When we mentioned it to one of the servers he dismissed it and did not remove it from our check or ask if there was anything else we wanted. Our bouillabaisse was inedible. The shrimp were still raw and the broth and cod had no flavor.
We hope that other people have a better experience here and will be looking forward to hearing that the food and service improve with time.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Really delicious food. Cant wait to come back here.

FAQs

Bar Marseille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 513-2474.

Bar Marseille is rated 4.5 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.