MARBL Toronto

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45 reviews
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New to the Toronto area. MARBL!
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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch menu is lovely.
The French toast with fresh berries and cheese fabulous.
Lobster omelette yummy.

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NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food had no taste. The owner tried to fix the situation but it was still so bland. I'm a foodie and I dine out regularly. Wouldn't dine here again. Nice decor and very loud music.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Misogynistic Service and mediocre food at best. Male server solely regarded my boyfriend the entire night, as if his opinion is the only valid one. Worst squid ever, could not even chew it. Not worth 250$ at all.
When I e-mailed them about my experience, the manager responded with a weird a comment about how she knows that surely my complaint is not "in search of a refund"; as if to suggest that i'm solely complaining in search of a refund. I never asked for a refund, as good service and an adequate response would have been to offer immediately. There were no proper recovery services offered during dinner when the food was in fact terrible. I have never complained about my dining experience in a way of an e-mail and now a follow-up review, but this was an exceptionally horrible experience. The way they handled my private complaint is a further reflection of how MARBL is run. Offering to have us back with a complementary experience...why would I want to come back?

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VC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We really do regret that we had to tear you away from folding table napkins and talking with your friend, but the dinner we ordered was ready, and, well, it was cold. Forced and cold. Cold and not really all that special.

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FI
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very elegant and upbeat. Service and food was excellent. I would highly recommend this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the braised lamb shank. Absolutely amazing, meat falls off the bone. Cooked to perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food but kitchen was really slow

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I enjoyed the food at marbl. The apps and our entrees were amazing. I really enjoyed every part of the food. Unfortunately I was given unethusiastic service. When you spend 300$ you expect a little attention to detail. Waited long to order drinks and waited long to place my food order. The kitchen team did a great job but FOH needs to work on serving tables especially when it’s empty and there are no guest in the restaurant.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would not recommend this place to anyone. Poor food and service.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Waiter spilled my water and my cocktail, didn’t apologize for either. Waited over an hour and a half between the mediocre appetizer and the mediocre main. Very expensive for what you’re getting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome and food was great! The club downstairs is also really nice.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The server was pushy, food was over cooked. And they were out of all bottles of wine under $100...

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I’ve been here twice. I love the place great vibe . My second experience wasn’t the greatest. The food was ok had to send two dishes back. The manager didn’t even come to us to ask us if their was anything they can get us . Poor management. They need to work on their customer service and food service.
The place wasn’t even busy so no excuse. In order for me to return I would only go for drinks. But then again their are other places on king street I would prefer.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic, however the food came out luke warm, but as it was on un-warmed plates, the food became cold quite quickly. After informing restaurant management, no steps were taken to address the issue. This is unfortunate as the experience was quite good until then.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and food but it was was too loud to even have a conversation.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a good experience. Service started a little rough but was smooth. Food was flavourful but our mains arrived cold, which was disappointing considering the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Spent about $200 for two people which is on the high end.

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KS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We loved the appetizers but were disappointed with the entrees (pork and pasta) that we chose.

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e
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The revitalized space is nice. Not as dark and more open than previous establishment. We liked the space.
The food was good: b-sprouts, smoked octopus 👌🏼, ceasar, striploin, frites and catch of the day. All done well and all good.
The ambience at 8-9:30 had a bit of buzz but after 9:30 it was pretty packed.
Service—-mostly good with one bad apple. The hostesses were nice/friendly. Our server I can only describe politely through an emoji😳——After we ordered our drinks we did not see our server or our drinks for at least 30minutes. We actually had to stop another server to ask them about our drinks & if we can order food. He kindly took our order for food and he told our server we complained. Well she still came later to give us our now warm drinks. One of the orders was wrong & when my sister told her it was not suppose to be a dirty martini she said “oh yeah you did say that” & then she just stared blankly at my sister who then told her “then shouldn’t you bring it back to the bar and have them make what I asked for?” 🤦🏻‍♀️
When she came back with my sisters drink she asked us if we wanted to order food just as our food order came to the table and she said “oh” & then left.
Someone must have told the manager (Peter?) because out of the blue he came & asked us how our night was & when we said the food was good but ... he gave us fresh cold drinks & treated us to his favourite dessert as an apology. Also after he came other servers came over a few times to make sure we were okay etc. Our server f-d off again to who knows where. We don’t even think she knew what was going on because when she finally came round she asked us if we wanted to order a dessert just as our dessert came 🤦🏻‍♀️
Oh & if you haven’t noticed in this long drawn out comment that I haven’t mentioned she apologized, well it’s because she never did.
The stars are not for her but for everyone else on the ball. Thanks to Peter and the rest of the team for saving the evening.

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KD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had a reservation and they made us wait in the basement bar and did not have a table for us at the upper bar we had reserved for. We ended up joining a friends table instead due to lack of seating. - not cool!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible! I don’t normally write reviews but I had to for Marbl! Too good to not share. I had the 14oz striploin and my girlfriend had the tagliatelle pomodoro and we both loved it! Service was amazing too. Great vibes and perfect spot to go if you’re planning on having some drinks after dinner

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FZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Not a good first impression at all. We went downstairs to go to the washroom, and when we came back, they had seated a couple at our table who had their drinks and everything already served. Meanwhile our waiter arrived with our food and looked around in confusion to what was going on. And we were awkwardly standing there for ten minutes while they sorted this out. But hey, I’m sure the free dessert (which was OK at best), more than made up for that embarrassment. The food was good though, so at least they have that going for them. I doubt I’ll be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service, a little slow but appreciated the attention and efforts of the dedicated staff

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HD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening! Food was incredible! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails and wines. After dinner we went downstairs to the champagne room which was fun too!!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We waited 30 mins for a drink (which they got wrong, then charged for wrong drink and the right one) over an hour just for appetizers (salads)
The chairs were so uncomfortable my back hurt when we left.
Overall terrible experience.

Nicest part of this restaurant is the bathroom

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TD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Expensive for a fine-but-not-rock-my-world dinner. Waiter was hovering around the whole evening and when we went to order a bottle of wine, he told us they were out of anything under $300 - which clearly wasn't true because the manager came over and proceeded to give us a bottle of what we asked for once we complained!!!!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The food was not what they said in their menu they supposed to serve 48 oz steak which in reality it was 20 oz of meat and 28 oz bone . Also their appetizers was way over price and low quality. We have to wait 1 hour and a half for our food to come.

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JM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was very good however it took us over one hour to get our main course entrées after our appetizers… Extremely slow and much of the food was bland....

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

All red wines by the glass were sold out
The waitress didn’t know her menu and wine prices
Poor service
Very disappointing

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WB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

MARBL is trying to strike a delicate balance that few Toronto restaurants are able to achieve. It aspires to be a hip place to "see and be seen", while at the same time catering to those who enjoy good food and drink and are prepared to pay dearly for both.

Unfortunately, MARBL has a long way to go before it can achieve that balance. It certainly succeeds on the first count (hip and cool) - but when we were there on a busy Saturday night, it fell far short of the mark on the gourmet dining experience we were expecting.

Fortunately for MARBL, the demographic it appears to be most concerned about does not seem too concerned about (a) dishes being served lukewarm after waiting far too long under heat lamps, or (b) Caesar salad being served with enough dressing for 3 times the serving size, or other major shortcomings - they are there to have a good time before hitting the clubs afterward, and they are clearly enjoying themselves. As for the rest of us (for whom the food and drink does matter first and foremost), MARBL has a long way to go to get where it aspires to be. Fortunately the ownership and management does seem concerned about that, so maybe if they work hard at it they can get there - but as they say on Shark Tank, "I'm out".

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N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The service was pretty slow all night. The food was average food but dressed up nicely. I enjoyed the ambiance and cocktails. I’d maybe go back for drinks but nothing more. One of my friends complained but only her bill was compensated. A bit disappointing since there were 5 other people who had the same experience.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant!

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT, TOP NOTCH customer service. Our server was so accommodating without being annoying. The women were so friendly at the front (which is rare for hostesses who sometimes come off as snobbish). The chicken tasted like rubber. I didn’t eat it so our server took it off the bill. Very kind of him

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Cool spot.

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MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good. I think the restaurant should consider a corking fee. The wine list is decent but when I know I'm going to spend a few hundred on food I would really like to make sure I'm having a wine I know and enjoy drinking. Would recommend Marbl

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OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great location. This place has a lot of potential. Unfortunately there was only 1 desert on the menu. Incomplete spirits menu, the server had the list written on a piece of paper. Server must move faster on the customers drink refills. The main course came immediately after the appetizers which was a bit too fast. The chefs were kind to make an exception and add black truffles to my main course which was a delight. Will return over time when the restaurant is more settled in but overall it’s a nice place. The managers are very attentive and welcoming along with the hostesses. Ambiance is great. Stylish furniture and set up. Love that you can see the kitchen live in action.

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SA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food!

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B
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Although the restaurant had just opened I thought the wine list was pricy and not inclusive of Ontario and British Columian wines. The food was good but not over the top. Would have been nice to know the breed of cattle, what was the feed, and where raised.Will come back for a second look in Januar

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OT
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was decent. It was a bit loud, but a good vibe, flow could be better.

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E
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Elegant space with comfy banquettes. Delicious apps like fondue with baguettes; meatballs and pesto atop soft polenta.
Friendly service. Can’t wait to return.

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