Marcel

4.8
1139 reviews
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Steakhouse
A first-rate steakhouse and bar by Ford Fry. Named after Marcel Cerdan, the iconic French fighter-romantic who endured ring rumbles, war, marriage, a famous affair with Edith Piaf (and could only be stopped from seeing his love when his plane crashed into a mountain), Marcel is a return 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.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is the best I've ever received. The food was prepared and presented extraordinarily well!

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G
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

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BB
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always they did not disappoint; this is our go to for special celebrations. It would be nice if they brought a compted dessert as we were celebrating a birthday and an engagement.

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J
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very swank spot! Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. We ordered the Beef Wellington. It was extremely well prepared but just not our cup of tea (definable not unhappy I tried it). Drinks were small pour but flavorful. It was a very dark intimate venue that I will visit again.

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T
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Our first time there. Highly recommend by a couple of our friends. Great food and service. We will definitely be back!

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. They manage to run the restaurant seamlessly. Excellent food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was not worth the money. You pay for the exceptional service. We went early, as the night went on more people came and the harder it was to carry on a conversation. Seating for two people is not very private as the tables are really close together.

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JT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Wonderful ambiance, atmosphere, service, and the food was delicious. Marcel's was exactly a place we have been looking for since moving here. We'll continue going back for sure. So far one of the best restaurants we've been to in Atlanta.

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GR
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot. Great steak - it has the wood flavor of Blue Ridge and the butter of Hals combined. The atmosphere is outstanding and the service is second to none. Great bar. Great location. Pricey but all good - and worth it.

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h
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My bone-in filet, ordered medium rare, came medium well. It took close 25 minutes for them to return with a new filet cooked medium rare. By that time, my dinner companion was finished with her meal and my appetite was gone. Very disappointing. The restaurant is very dark, which is fine for a French-style bistro but a tad too dark. Won't be returning anytime soon.

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m
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and atmosphere was amazing. Service was impeccable.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was excellent, but the service was poor. There were several times when the servers “lost touch” with our table. The most notable example of this was from the time we order dessert until it was actually received—at least a 30 minute delay. Please note the wait was so long we asked for the check and ultimately the desserts did arrive but we decided to take the desserts to go—chocolate cake and creme brûlée. Also we weren’t advised there would be an extended delay preparing the desserts.

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KB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, outstanding atmosphere, and excellent service. We will be back!

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ED
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael and the entire bar staff were great! The ambiance and kind people around the bar were an added plus. Service across the board was exceptional and I hope to visit more regularly.

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SD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Shola’s Birthday and the Marcel team made it very special. 😉

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

Waiters were outstanding and so was the owner. He made my sins Birthday very special with champagne and dessert!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the ambiance was superior, more importantly the service and food was exceptional. The barman was prompt and attentive. Where as the lightly grilled bread , herb butter and select charcuterie was unexpected and fabulous. Meanwhile our bib salads were simple yet so very tasty, my 14oz bone in filet was the best ever. Her tartare was interpretive yet excellent. All said, I have travel the globe and this was perhaps the finest restaurant I have ever visited. Oh yes Katie, our server was well informed and oh so professional...a delight.

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M
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service overall great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! Best steak I’ve ever had!

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French fares. Elegant presentation with superb service. Scallops and the desserts were especially memorable. Provides complementary shuttle service to and from the Kennedy center after the pre-theatre supper.

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CP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, the building was fantastic, the food was just okay. I think that it wave overpriced for what it was.

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CF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Marcel. As always, the service and food were impeccable. My date and I ordered the crab salad and lobster chowder for appetizers, both delicious. Our entrees were two filet madame with the cacio e pepe and mushrooms; again, delicious. Our steaks were cooked to perfection; we could have cut them with a butter knife. For dessert, we ordered the signature baked Alaska, which was flambéed at the table. For drinks, we had cocktails, wine, and finished with port. It really was a perfect dinner.

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AF
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcel NEVER disappoints! This is our favorite steakhouse in ATL. The service, food, drinks and ambiance is top notch. If you’re in ATL, skip the “see and be seen” overrated Buckhead spots and hit this joint in West Midtown!

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RM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic with the customer service to match!!!

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DD
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in town hands down. Plus you can have a nice glass of wine with it.

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N
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle & Alexander were great!

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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Tanner and team killed it

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QT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there as a late Valentines celebration since I travel for work. It’s a quaint establishment, so it’s quiet intimate. We ordered the Tomahawk steak to share .. lightly charred, words cannot describe how delicious, mouth watering, and very tender. Our sides were the pommel purée (mash potatoes) and the cream corn, again and excellent choice. They have a very extensive bar so they can make or create anything. It’s the place to go if you are looking for romance, a great bar, hanging with the girls or fellas.
Our Server Kyle and Yaseen (hopefully spelled correctly) were the icing on the cake!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good experience. I was a little disappointed in my steak as was over cooked almost burnt for a med-well. The baked alaska was excellent. I wish he had prepared our table a little more before lighting everything to make sure we got pictures of the birthday girl enjoying the experience or seeing it.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks and sides in the south. Excellent ambiance and service. Amazing burger lunch (and late night) option.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch at Marcel. Milkshake was awesome!!

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N
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience here at this restaurant thanks

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DR
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Marcel! The food, service & drinks are always exceptional!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my dad to Marcel for his Birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. We will definitely be back.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Such a cool fun vibe all around... decor, lighting and music.
The staff went above and beyond for our special occasion. The hostess who seated was so warm and welcoming. The bartender making a custom cocktail specific to our tastes and serving it himself. His passion for craft cocktails truly showed. The sever Drew really is an example of sincere hospitality on all levels. Knowledge of the menu and guiding us through the entire meal (checking in at the perfect moments) and an amazing ending with dessert. We cannot say enough, but this dinner made our trip to Atlanta. Couldn’t come back to town without checking this place out.

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AP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Marcel's for most special occasions and it never disappoints. Atmosphere is dark and romantic, service is impeccable and the food spectacular.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its was our first time dining at Marcel's was amazing. Our wait staff was awesome

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d
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on time for our reservation, the greeters were wonderful. I would have preferred to have someone ask me for a drink when we had to wait 25 minutes for a table. We had to fight at the bar to get a drink once we did all was well. It’s certainly remains one of my top favorite restaurants in Atlanta!

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish there were more appetizers that did not have seafood as my wife does not eat any. Other that than the meal was great. The service was exceptional and we will definitely return.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experiece!! This was my son’s 21st birthday celebration. I’m usually nervous about eating dinner at restaurants because I have Celiac but my food was delicious and the service was better than we’ve ever had.

Recommended Marcel to many people since then!!

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