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About Marche aux Fleurs
The Marché aux Fleurs is the famous farmers' market in Nice, France. It is a daily place of community and connection over food; in emulating this principle, we hope to offer a place of conviviality and community for you here in Marin.
Ross, CA 94957
Farm-to-table, Californian, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday beginning at 5:30
Sir Francis Drake, Lagunitas
$31 to $50
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Please call for details.
Private Party Facilities:
There are private, semi-private, and buy out accommodations available.
Private Party Contact:
Holly Baker: (415) 925-9200
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Marche aux Fleurs Ratings and Reviews
As usual, Holly and Dan the ever gracious hosts delivered a delicious meal in a friendly and comfortable setting. Tonight they held a fund raiser for a food repurposing organization called ExtraFood and they donated a percentage of the evening’s checks. We started with an avocado toast that was so fresh tasting and vibrant. My wife had the Halibut and I had the Duck confit and we couldn’t stop raving about our dishes. My wife always gets the warm chocolate cake and as it’s so delicious that she’s reluctant to share. Like Holly and Dan, the rest of the staff is warm and knowledgeable about the dinner and the wines.
I so wanted to love this local restaurant. It is a charming space with outdoor dining in the summer that looked lovely. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to the ambiance. The cauliflower soup was so bland it was almost inedible. I had to add a lot of salt and pepper for it to taste better than paste. The gnocchi were overcooked as so many place do. The noise level was deafening--I can usually hear in any restaurant but found myself straining to hear both of my guests. It is unlikely I will be back very soon.
Food was not good. Burger was just ok and soup was terrible. Drinks were not delivered until after food arrived and we asked again for them. And then they were still slow in coming. Restaurant said they were sold out of burgers when we were ordering but then 15 minutes later said three were available for the next table.
Nice ambiance and a well presented menu yet their was no "wow" with the dishes we had. Octopus was well cooked and tasty yet it was served with way too spicy (harissa) beans and veggies that overshadowed the octopus. Bacon wrapped dates were very good but just 3 dates!? Come on. Cauliflower soup was good as was the halibut. Good but not very good. Too small list of wines by the glass (6 total). Those choices were well made and paired nicely with the dishes. Servings were quite small and prices high ($30-40 per entre).
Lastly the service was spotty. They appeared under staffed. Server had to be reminded twice about a few things. Wine glass was empty for 10 minutes with no one checking on us.
We loved our dinner. The wait staff and hostess were excellent, and made note of the fact that it was our anniversary, which I noted in my reservation notes. This is such a nice, quiet neighborhood restaurant, and they seem to follow the farm to table concept. We loved the watermelon feta salad, the halibut dish, the Wednesday night "special", the meatballs, and the overall atmosphere. I often forget about this little gem, but we'll be back.
There were 4 of us. First, only 2 received their drinks order. It took 3 tries to get the other two. The steak was inedible. The substitute chosen (halibut) was so dry and overcooked it too wasn't good. The duck confits were OK. The date appetizer was OK, not great. The dessert was OK, not great. The service was confused and a bit surly. We used to love this restaurant but will take it off our list of places to go back to ... really too bad.
On a suggestion from a friend for the local food and outdoor dining Marches aux Fleurs
offers we gave it a try. The outside seating was lovely. Service was friendly and attentive. Menu had a good variety of choices. My husband had the roast chicken with vegetable and I ordered the Gnocchi. The chicken was prepared wonderfully. The sauce on my gnocchi was a bit heavy on the cream but with good flavor. The gnocchi were tough for my liking. The bread they serve was some of the best I've ever eaten.
Our dessert was the lemon Brulè which was more like a creamy lemon pie, with out the crust. I like lemon but it overpowered any custard in this dessert.
Dan and Holly continue to provide perfect hospitality, excellent personable wait staff service, delicious local foodshed organic dishes with just the right combo of traditional cooking techniques and new ideas, and an excellent set of wine choices. A tried and true local spot over the years that never disappoints.
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