Marcel

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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, nominated by Wine Enthusiast.
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CS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.
They offered to put your leftovers in your car!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Okay. A very good friend of mine frequents this restaurant and I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHY. The ambience is very nice. Very plush and cozy. Leather and wood. Beautiful jazz music playing and top notch staff. My servers were not only dashing, but knowledgable and friendly. I had the Filet Madame and the Marcel salad which is fantastic but the STEAK just melts in your mouth. I had a nice white wine from near Sancerre and the server even brought me a taste of a red. I opted for the coffee almond ice cream as dessert. It was just PERFECT. Overall a PHENOMENAL experience. I parked just over in the parking structure where West Egg is but there is also a valet just out front of the building the restaurant is in. On a warmer evening, I would have gone for a stroll. Well, all the more reason to return. This is an experience everyone should enjoy at least once. Worth every penny!

SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to leave before we ate due to water main break forcing the restaurant to close. Can’t wait to go back and try it again...it seems like an amazing restaurant!

SB
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an exceptional experience from start to finish. The decor and atmosphere are among the most unique and beautiful in the city. The sommelier was very professional and helped us navigate their perfect wine list. Our server immediately greeted us and set the tone for an upscale experience. All of our courses we prepared and presented beautifully. Marcel is a must in Atlanta.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

ML
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to see beautiful dining and service back in Atlanta! Bravo Marcel!!

a
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Atlanta. Gave me the table that I asked for (round booth) and it set the tone for my visit. Other than the first course taking a little time to arrive, the food was one of the best I experienced in Atlanta. Highly recommend the filet. John was a seasoned professional service captain. Won't take long to return!

T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mother-in-law out for her 77th birthday dinner and it was perfect. The food and wine were delicious. It was expensive but worth it. She felt very special and a gentleman with an operatic voice sang her happy birthday.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as always, Tanner was an excellent custodian of our evening.

AR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoy this restaurant as the food is outstanding. It's just really expensive, and I am used to paying well for good meals.

However, my biggest complaint would be how dark, dark, dark the restaurant is. This is why I don't come more often.

SS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Emily and I had dinner at Marcel on my 77th birthday - it was our first time at Marcel.

Our experience started out well (w/ free parking at an adjacent parking garage). The ambiance in Marcel is absolutely first rate - almost a feeling that we had gone back in time to a happier place!

We had an early reservation and manager Bob came to our table and gave us a very friendly 5 minute welcome including multiple “happy birthdays”.

We had 2 waiters- Maurice & his assistant Larry. Maurice took time to explain the menu in great detail which was much appreciated.

PROBLEM 1 - The restaurant is dark and reading the menu was difficult for my old eyes. More importantly, the darkness led later to further difficulty just seeing my food.

PROBLEM 2 - Because waiter Maurice was also handling an adjacent table of ten diners, we saw little of him after we ordered and we were mostly taken care of by the Larry.

So, we started with very good drinks from the bar. Emily had an Oysters Rockefeller type appetizer that she absolutely loved; I had an unexceptional Caesar Salad.

Emily’s main course was Veal Parmesan.

PROBLEM 3 - Emily expected veal filets in tomato sauce but what she got was a bone in veal chop smothered in cheese. She was not happy with her choice.

I ordered the 22 ounce “Cote de Boeuf” medium rare ribeye (warm RED center). BTW - This is the most expensive steak I have ever ordered in my life at a hefty $79.00.

PROBLEM 4 - I love steak but don’t usually order filet or strip steak which were the only beef options on the menu under $70! So I took a chance and was not rewarded. The steak was a bit overcooked (though it was so dark that it was hard to tell). And the steak was tough.

NOTE: Part of the toughness problem may have been the flimsy steak knife provided.

PROBLEM 5 - Our side dish (potatoes au gratin) was served cold but replaced.

PROBLEM 6 - So end of meal and NO FREE b’day dessert.

The bill was $220 plus tip.

We will not be back.

WT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, but it ain't cheap. Great food, great service, great ambiance. Don't let the curbside view fool you!

Z
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top! Lovely restaurant. One of my favorites. Beautiful ambience and delicious, well presented food with amazing service.

JI
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just found my favorite Atlanta reataurant. Francophile that I am.....this restaurant filled a deep void. Thank you!!! Jim Glover

D
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome night. The food and service was outstanding. The ribeye was so tasty with the oscar on top. Best tasting steak in the ATL.....

J
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, food & service!

TH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing and accommodating. Our waiter, Tanner, was the best!!!

n
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting. Since it was New Year’s Eve, there was a slight delay in seating but the food immediately made up for it with the serving of the bread and a little cocktail. Overall, the food was delicious. I was disappointed that a menu dessert staple (Baked Alaska) that receives rave reviews from customers was not offered. Very sad since the regular menu was offered and we were looking forward to this treat.

Great service from our table servers!!! Will be back....

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing night at Marcel.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and an exceptional dining experience for an early New Year’s Eve dinner. Arrived a bit early and was able to enjoy a drink at the bar. Seated promptly and staff was very attentive to our needs.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had. The ambiance was magical, the food was phenomenal & the service was truly perfect. If you’re looking for the best steak in Atlanta and a restaurant that treats you like you’re the only guest in the building this is the place for you. We will be back!

CT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and very welcoming. The food was delicious even the lobster risotto which was fantastic. Highly recommend for a special dinner

ST
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5TH DEC 31st in a row and it continues to inspire...Love this place and will continue to be a patron.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant and amazing atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

T
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great atmosphere, great food and great service!

MK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I’ve been to Marcel many times and hate to rate based upon one experience. It was still a very enjoyable night and has become a December family tradition celebrating our two sons’ birthdays with their spouses. We also go there frequently with friends. This visit the food was not up to our previous experiences and our waiter was rather rude and less than attentive. His assistants were the only saving grace. Several of our dinner items were improperly entered and we received food we didn’t order. The waiter refused to allow a steak order than was prepared less than medium. Never heard of that in a steak house. He also rarely came around to top off our wine.

I won’t let one bad experience deter me from returning. I still believe Marcel to be a great place.

M
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Marcel and we were pleased beyond expectations. Excellent service and food. I would like to have seen a broader selection of wine in the 'by the glass' category, but that was the only thing I'd change on the menu.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

H
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Really reminds me of a classy NYC Steakhouse

OU
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! This is a Steakhouse, but with a completely unique vibe. As the name implies, it has a French flair, but make no mistake, you can get the great steakhouse favorites. The service was outstanding and every course of the meal was perfect.

RR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service- at the bar and table. Great food!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our initial impression was that the decor created an eclectic feel. Something like an old Victorian museum. With that in mind the service made us right at home. Jimmy was phenomenal! The food was complimentary to Jimmy’s hospitality skill. We will make it our business to return and invite friends and family next occasion. Jimmy we will be looking for you. Thank you for the worthy experience and may 2020 bring you the level of accolades deserving of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

S
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a surprise birthday party and it could not have been any better. The entire Marcel team was fantastic and the food superb.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Will be back soon!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glorious. Amazing. The best.

PS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent 4.5 hours here catching up with great friends. First class experience. Justine and Pam were fantastic. Thanks for letting us close the restaurant down!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Fine food. Great service.

JW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fact that a place like Marcel could get anything less than 5* on any review is proof there are crazy people in this world. My wife and I came for an early Christmas outing, and I can hardly put into words how amazing our experience was (but I'll do my best!) To start, the restaurant can be a tad tricky to find. While the address (1170 Howell Mill Rd) pops up easy enough on the GPS, Marcel is actually located above Aziza, which isn't immediately obvious until you go up the stairwell, across from Yeah! Burger. Parking was free and plentiful. Inside, the decor of the restaurant is stunning - dimly lit with a fancy yet modern/cool vibe. I'll state it now because I'm sure I'll repeat several more times: our server, Maurice, was completely fantastic. Now for the food. We had the Escargots ($17.95 for 7 snails) to start - both my wife and mine's first time trying snail - and it was excellent. The parsley butter sauce and the sourdough you dip it in were essentially legal crack. We then split the Salad Marcel (1 salad is PLENTY enough to share, and because we mentioned we were splitting it they brought it out on 2 plates. Highly recommend.) I called in 24 hours in advance for the Beef Wellington ($119.95), which was possibly the best meal I've ever had, no exaggeration. The meat was tender and juicy, and the pastry perfection. For our side we split the Cacio e Pepe ($13.95), or as Maurice put it, fancy macaroni & cheese with black pepper. That's exactly what it was, and we loved it. For desert, the Creme Brulee ($9.95) which was hands down the best I've ever had. My wife also had a cocktail, though the name slips my mind. All in all, we spent $260 including tip, and drove home mutually convinced we'd both eaten the best meal we'd ever had. EVERYTHING, from the decor, to the service (Maurice is the best!!), to the escargot, salad, beef wellington desert, was perfect. Heck, even the complimentary bread they brought out was arguably the best I've ever had. In summary, this

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clayton was an amazing waiter. Excellent service, excellent experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service