Marcel

4.8
1042 reviews
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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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience eating at the bar. Michael and Kimmy took good care.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! Food and ambiance were top notch.

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you can, ask for Maurice to be your server. We absolutely loved him. And the food was incredible.

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JC
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience - our service team was friendly, knowledgeable, fun and professional. They elevated a good meal into a memorable evening. And Bob the maître d’ is the host (and life) of the party - so refreshing to have an old school pro at the front door. The somm was aces - even the valet team had our car coming before we handed them a ticket. Marcel hit it out of the park. Thank you

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Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined in some of the best restaurants in North America, Marcels food & service has surpassed any other experience! Our server Anthony couldn't be more accommodating & attentive, as well as their amazing sommelier Josh who was right on point looking after the vintage 1990 Bordeaux we brought as well as treating us to his immense knowledge & palate! Bravo Ford Fry for this exceptional restaurant!

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With this being my first time visiting Marcell, I was actually unaware as to what to exactly expect. However once my girlfriend and I arrived we were more than impressed. I've always been fond of prohibition aesthetic and jazz music and it pleased me automatically with both. The ambiance was both inviting yet calming from the time you meet the hostess, to Tanner and John who were a pleasure to meet and were well versed in their respective positions and were a joy to be around personality wise and it showed through their presentation. They were awesome the entire night and it is great to know people such as these two gentlemen were there to make our experience pleasurable beyond question. The food was beyond exquisite and I enjoyed every bit of our meal. She couldn't finish it so we had to take it to go but she was beyond satisfied. We will definitely be looking forward to returning and will tell our friends about this "hidden" gem.

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AJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Overall service was excellent. I ordered a pasta dish and my noodles weren’t cooked throughly and were still fairly hard. I was highly disappointed because everything else was going so well.

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AM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality food and top quality service. They go above and beyond here. Everything done here is done to the next level.

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ML
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To start the customer service was great, from the hostess to the three servers we had just for two people. Food was great really enjoyed my steak, drinks were on point. Such a great experience really enjoyable.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our main waitress was not pleasant she was dry and had a slight attitude maybe she was having a bad day. This was my second visit. My first visit was nice my waiter was great. It also was a tad bit too loud.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a new favorite restaurant! Well-done Ford Fry! The best escargot we have ever eaten and the sauce they were prepared in was outstanding; rich but not overly so. The servers worked hard to find just the right wine for my preference and did so again with an after-dinner cordial. My husband and I both enjoyed perfectly prepared filets and paired them with whipped potatoes and a mushroom medley! Glad we are moving to Atlanta next month so that we can make Marcel a regular spot for dinner!

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EB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have had Marcel on our "to try" list for a while now, and I'm so glad we finally made reservations for this place! As soon as we walked in, we just loved the old-school, speak-easy feel of the restaurant. The service was top notch, the drinks were delicious, the food was FANTASTIC! We had a fantastic experience and will definitely be back!

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this restaurant is cozy and dark (in a good way). Perfect for a meal with your special someone. The Beef Wellington was amazing! It is a must try. Remember though, it requires 24 hour advance notice. Marcel is going on our list of favorites and worthy of visiting again.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and service made our experience great. All the food, unfortunately, was way over seasoned. We pre-ordered the beef Wellington, and added two sides: mushrooms and French fries.

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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal, loved the chopped salad and Porterhouse was cooked perfectly.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Marcel but went in to try their burger at lunchtime and it was literally the best burger I’ve ever had! The meat was melt in your mouth, and the bun was fresh and soaked up all the goodness. I will definitely be back soon!

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1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Chip, was phenomenal. The Beef Wellington was excellent. I wish there was more of a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, maybe some teetotaler mock tails, and I prefer a restaurant with a bit more lighting; however, my wife thought the ambiance “romantic”. All in all, it was an enjoyable dining experience. I can’t say enough about Chip and the staff. We will definitely return.

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MB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can grill a better steak purchased from Whole Foods, but I say that about every steak joint. Great food, and atmosphere. I'd go again, but i need my bank account to replenish first!!!!

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K
Austria
78 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved this place! Love the ambiance....reminds of being in France in the Roaring 20's.....the sole that I ordered was just perfect. Loved the complimentary charcuterie beforehand- great touch! Service was a little off because our entrees arrived before our salad, but they "made it right" and it was appreciated! It's pricey, but worth it. Can't wait to go back.

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E
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration on our first visit; had to try the beef Wellington I’d heard about. The service presentation was top notch from Bob’s greeting to the huge team that pulled the meal off. I had read negative responses to their team approach, but our experience was very smooth and efficient. Food was exquisite but expensive - as expected- the shrimp scampi app and elaborate bread service were highlights! The mushroom component on the Wellington was a bit over the top, drowning out the delicate flavor of the tenderloin, but would order again. Awesome special occasion venue!

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M
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as always. From the valet, to the hostess to the servers to the sommelier. . . all excellent.

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J
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Food spectacular. Service superb.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed sitting at the bar with not one but three people serving us! Highly recommend the desserts.

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RS
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, niece and I went for lunch last week. My husband and I had the cheeseburger and fries and my niece the salad with chicken. We all enjoyed our food. The service was great. I also recommend the Boozy Shakes (yummy).

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The place feels special, but it is just too dark. For the price, the food was just ok.

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Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I love Marcel. Unfortunately, the last two times (once for dinner and most recently for lunch), the service has been very disappointing. Please fix this as I want to continue coming here.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall we enjoyed our NYE dinner. The only issue we had was timing. We had at 10:15 reservation and didn’t get seated until 10:45. 1. Because our table wasn’t ready when we arrived. 2. They initially tried to seat us in the bar area, I usually wouldn’t mind but it was really crowded being that it was NYE. Didn’t seem ideal for a intimate dinner for two. Once seated the service and food was great.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful New Year’s Eve! Beautiful atmosphere. Wonderful service!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef Wellington was outstanding more than enough for two people. My favorite restaurant in Atlanta.

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ST
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 4TH year in a row for 12/31 NYE dinner - It was better than ever. The bar scene, service and food quality was off the charts good and made the evening very memorable.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcel is a weekly date night adventure for us. We LOVE everything about it! The servers treat us like old friends and are able to predict our needs. Bob is always joyful and puts a big smile on our faces. We went for NYE and took a few people who had never been and they were all very impressed! Can’t recommend Marcel enough!

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AM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lamb I have ever had. My husband got the filet which was the juciest and most tender piece of meat. As delicious and decadent as the food was, the service was beyond outstanding. They were so attentive and accommodating, my husband mentioned later that they must have thought we were someone else. They seriously treated us like we were celebrities. This is not your average steakhouse and certainly is worth every penny.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was fantastic, and ambiance was lovely.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner celebration at Marcel. Service was excellent and food was decadent. We enjoyed the roomy booths and cocktails as well.

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N
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Impeccable food, wine and cocktails. Baked Alaska, wow. Everything here is superb.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal. Great service. Loved it and will be back soon!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Kyle as our waiter. He was amazing and made the experience so much fun!

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s
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Simple.....overpriced and over rated. My bone in Filet was below average. Read a review that mentioned the tables being too close. Should have paid attention, there are much better options for the $ in midtown.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely best foodie steak. Old school favorites. These folks know how to do it right. Baked Alaska - yes!. Be sure to order beef Wellington 24 hours ahead. More over, their bar staff knows their alchohol.

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