Marcel

4.8
2428 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Marcel is a first-rate steakhouse and bar in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District. Named after Marcel Cerdan, the iconic French fighter and romantic, Marcel transports guests to the days when people appreciated every moment, when dull care was forgotten, when love lingered over the best meals – including, pound-for-pound, the best steaks money can buy. Indulge in our award winning wine list, recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants.

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $225.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Bring in the New Year in French style as Chef John Adamson offers two 4-course Prix Fixe Menu options with hand selected wine pairings from $225.00. Join us for a delightful evening of French New year Celebration and the best steak and seafood in the South East!

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 2428 people are saying
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vip770FF
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service started out great then just disappeared. After drinks, appetizers, and salads, it took 30 minutes to get our entrees, then forever to get our check and pay. Cool vibe, great menu, but wish service was more consistent from beginning to end.

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ATLfoodie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant 1) lives up to the hype, and 2) is absolutely worth the $$$$ for a special occasion. From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were greeted with beautiful and moody atmosphere, and deeply friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food and cocktails were some of the best I’ve had in Atlanta, made more charming by table side flame show for our Baked Alaska. That said, be prepared to drop some serious cash. It was a $600+ bill for 4 people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in search for a steakhouse for my husband’s birthday and a friend recommended Marcel. Our 10 and 12 year old boys joined us and we had the perfect experience from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Our server, Maurice, was very attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations for drinks, dinner, and dessert. It was fine dining at its best! The shrimp scampi was amazing and the sole was delicious. Watching the deboning was an artful experience. My husband got the NY strip and it did not disappoint. Drinks were great and we couldn’t pass up desert and tea service. Our server even serenaded us to a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday after watching the exciting flambé of the Baked Alaska. Although I knew the restaurant was upscale but did not expect the level of service and sophistication. We were truly pleased with every detail. The only draw back for us was the cost. We will definitely come back again for another special occasion.

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EricaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing but the SERVICE is what really took the cake. Our server Tiffany was attentive and knowledgeable. She made great menu recommendations from cocktails to our entrees. I especially loved how our champagne was never empty, its almost like the moment we were at a certain level she appear to refresh our glasses. We waited for nothing and everyone we interacted with was amazing.

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vipLocal
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, pricey and too loud, 2 top tables too close to each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great experience! Amazing food, atmosphere, and service! Would definitely recommend!

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KateA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The service was amazing. The food was amazing. Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, waiters were awesome and loved Bob!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!
The food quality and preparation were exquisite.
The location and decor are eclectic, chic and classic.
The service was 99% exceptional but it I don’t think it’s proper to giggle when a customer asks how to use a utensil. Other than that, the place is wonderful and is great to invite out of town visitors or enjoy a delicious meal

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vipFoodie
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Marcel is always delicious! The service is always outstanding. We always enjoy dining at Marcel! It’s such a treat! The moody atmosphere/decor is fabulous!

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JohnA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at Marcel but it definitely will not be my last. Everything was top-notch from the amazing food ( probably the best thing I've ever had ) to the ambiance, and the excellent service. This was definitely one of the best dining experiences that I've ever had. Perfect for a celebration or a very special date night. 10 out of 10, highly recommend.

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Hannah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was attentive and detailed. They made sure our experience was perfect. The food was incredible. Would have liked a bit more flavor in the corn side, but the pommes aligot and steaks were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were great!

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vipTakelaL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to celebrate my son’s 24th B-Day!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to make another reservation.

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vipAshleyD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went for my birthday and what a let down. Food isn’t worth the price and came out cold. A cold steak, asparagus, and potatoes. Servers don’t know what they have to drink at the bar and they will come by your table every 30 seconds so prepare to be rushed. Only giving this place 2 stars because the hostess sat us almost immediately upon arrival when we were 20 mins early for our reservation.

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KiaC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Our order was consistently wrong and it spoiled our experience.

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Jameson
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and service was great! A real treat! I would say as the night went on and it go busier that it was hard to get attention of staff. But every interaction was great - really special night.

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vipveronicat
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The all experience including the food was great ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and I must say everything was OUTSTANDING! We had a birthday dinner last year and the service was impeccable as well. This year it was just he and I. We enjoyed every single moment from arrival to departure. Someone sent us a bottle of champagne and swore the servers to secrecy, which they kept. We really wanted to know who it was but we respect them for holding their word. I believe their names were Sean and Kevin ( I hope I’m right ). Their service was top notch and perfectly balanced. Every staff member we encountered was very nice and accommodating. Great staff, phenomenal training, wonderful experience, absolutely delicious food cooked to perfection etc. I could rave on and on but you get it. Thank you again Marcel for creating a memorable experience.

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BillM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. We come here twice a year for a special experience. It never disappoints. Expect a very exclusive experience at an exclusive, but appropriate, price. We recommend it always for anyone looking for a special evening.

MB
MonicaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service… attentive staff … great ambiance

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McKenizeC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed! Incredible food and service. We were seated very close to the table next to us and they were very loud so difficult to hear our own party talk. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have probably been to Marcel 15 times. Each time it is amazing. We continue to be impressed by the consistency with the steaks and The impeccable service. We have been to every high end steak restaurant in Atlanta and Marcel by far hits the mark.

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MichaelL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 3 restaurants I've ever been to. Have been 5 times, perfect experience every time.

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vipRossA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaman and Mark were fabulous. We had the best time with them.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was by far the worst dining experience I have ever had in Atlanta. Marcel’s reputation is great so I was excited to go for our anniversary. Unfortunately, I will not return. Everything started off great from the gentleman who checked us in, and all of the other servers who were “helping” were extremely nice. But wow, our actual server was horrible and I hate to write a review like this but he either needs dramatically better training or should not be working at a high end restaurant. He did say it was only his 2nd day working when he came to double check our steak order, but that is no excuse for the horrendous service. Something was off with him. We were dropped off a wine list, and said our server would be by to explain. Not only did he never explain the wine, he never even come to take our drink order. I had to order cocktails when he finally came to take our food order and after ordering food I had to ask to order the drinks. It didn’t even cross his mind to ask us about drinks. I understand there is a labor shortage and service can be slow but this was just ridiculous. We we continuously walked by and passed over so many times. I would have loved to order more drinks and even dessert. I had to ask for a dessert menu and he literally walked by 10 times and took better care of the couple next to us. I sat there frustrated and on the 11th time he walked by I had to stop him and ask for the check. I refused to sit there and wait any longer just to order dessert after such a bad dining experience. Two plus hours and a few hundred dollars wasted. The food was just okay but the service is why I will never be back, and I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone in town.

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Foodie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great as always. Our service started out well, we had two servers that were very nice. However towards the end we had to get their attention to move in from the main course to another round of drinks and get the dessert menu. By the time they came to take our dessert order we had already finished our drinks and grew tired of waiting so we ultimately just closed out. This definitely won’t stop us from dining here, just a tad disappointed since we had expressed interest in a dessert he had previously served the next table over.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible and the food was delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We checked in for our reservation and did not get seated for 30 minutes. Two tables were seated before us, including another table of 2 that arrived after us with a later reservation.

It took 45 minutes before someone approached us for our order. He mentioned we order everything at once but due to the time it took for him to tell us that we asked to order our drinks ahead of time. Server mentions that there is complimentary bread service and 30 minutes into waiting for our meal it did not arrive. The bread came after our appetizers arrived

Our entree came out and we never saw our server. So much so that my boyfriend got up and took two smaller plates from the server cart. We were hoping to order wine with our meals but we were never given the opportunity. We had to ask another server for boxes and our check. After she walked around and could not find our server she decided to box our food and provide us with our check. We never saw our server. A table of 4 with reservations an hour after us received their entree before us, had their food boxed, and had dessert before we got our check.

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and we had such a terrible experience. I had to repeatedly apologize that his birthday did not end as planned (we were also not given the opportunity to order dessert)


Terrible experience. Unfortunately will never be back.

TJ
TaraJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The environment and ambiance is very pleasant and attractive. The servers were professional and attentive. The food is

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks at Marcel are some of the best I've ever had. Great service and immaculately prepared food. Wonderful for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife and I’s 1 year wedding anniversary and Marcel made it a great experience. The service was outstanding and the food was so good. Our steaks were cooked perfectly! Thank you again for the great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have visited Marcel multiple times over the last two years. This week I went twice in one week for different occasions. Something truly seems off.

The first night my food was not what I usually expect. I ordered the chicken and it was so salty I literally had to spit it out. I’m not sure if the chef changed or if it was an error but it was like the top fell off of the salt.

We were also asked to order all of our food at once. Instead of the more 5 star course/pace yourself style I’m used to. The service felt rushed.

The second night I went we had a reservation for 9pm. We were not seated until 9:40 and honestly the front of house staff treated us like we were a bother.
On previous visits while waiting I’ve been offered a beverage menu and options while we wait in the lounge. None of this occurred and very few updates were provided.

My steak that night was over cooked. Other items were salty etc.

To be fair our actual servers were great and a form of compensation was offered (free dessert) but…

Honestly I was shocked. As a restaurant that I frequent and have bragged about to others, my last few experiences have been underwhelming to say the least. I hope management/the chef gets it back on track soon, but to pay what you pay to eat here there is a certain expectation that has sadly not been met the last few visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Worth the price. Had an excellent experience there. Get the scalloped potatoes

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vipDLJJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Restaurant must have been short people

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vipTylerB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Best steak I’ve had in the city. And then asked Alaska dessert…wow!!!

AJ
AJWiles02
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd or 4th time at Marcel and it is always such an incredible experience l. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Marcel is rated 4.8 stars by 2428 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.