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Margaux at the Marlton Hotel
Hip all-day hotel cafe with an old-world vibe serving seasonal French-Mediterranean fare & drinks.
New York, NY 10011
Mediterranean, French, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 7am – 12pm (Monday - Friday)
Lunch 12pm – 6pm (Monday - Friday)
Dinner 6pm – 12am, 7 days/week (Bar is open until 2am)
Brunch 10am – 5pm (Saturday & Sunday)
5th Avenue & 8th Street
$31 to $50
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Margaux Ratings and Reviews
Service is NY brusque, which is not necessarily a bad thing if you are a New Yorker, but Margaux takes it bit too far. For example, when I approached the reception area, the person there was talking to a fellow employee about nothing special and finished up (ca. 45 seconds) before turning to me. The server of my pasta (cavatelli in a thick undistinguished tomato sauce: avoid) departed quickly, without asking whether I wanted parmesan and/or freshly ground pepper, both of which would have improved the dish. It took a second request to get a glass of (decent) wine. None of this is terrible in itself, but overall it palls. On the plus side, my martini was dry without my having to ask (and they had Martin Miller gin, not a common brand). My recommendation is go to nearby Knickerbocker instead.
The food was good and the wait staff were all friendly. The only weird thing was that they brought the main dishes out at the same time as the appetizers for some reason. We had a small table, so all of the dishes were crammed together, and it meant that the main dish food was cold by the time we got to it.
My husband and I spent our wedding night at The Marlton and dined at Margaux. The entire experience was perfect for the occasion. We prefer quiet dining and the garden room delivered. I don't think the same can be expected of the indoor dining room - it was chatty but not overwhelming. Margaux is best described as intimate. The food and wine were delicious.
We hadn't been to Margaux's in quite a few years, but we decided to go for our anniversary on Monday because it's close by and they had a special prix fixe menu all evening. It did not disappoint, from the crab-cake appetizer to my husband's salmon and my steak, and our creme brûlée and blueberry tart desserts, all were excellent. It was moderately crowded yet service was excellent.
Globally, we had a good time but the place was empty on a Sunday for brunch which kind of kills the ambiance. But better that than waiting 2 hours I guess.
The waiter was really nice and the French fries were good but the food was not outstanding. One friend for the scrambled eggs with wild salmon and the presentation was a joke: it was just eggs on one side, wild salmon thrown on the other side of the plate and a plain toast. no presentation effort whatsoever. I would not go back there.
Everything was delicious. Standouts were the smoked fish platter and my crispy chicken sandwich. Great professional service. Can't vouch for dinner, but if you want to have an actual human lunchtime conversation in a beautiful, relaxed environment, go here.
We were there for a very late mother's day brunch. We were one of only three tables when we arrived and quickly thereafter we were the only table. Initially getting service was pretty rough which was disappointing considering they were not very busy. But eventually they got into the groove. The food was delicious. The atmosphere is nice. Not sure what its like when it's full.
My friend and I dined at Margaux for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Keep it in mind it is within the Marlton Hotel, so you will see a few travelers in/out. The restaurant is through the hotel lounge and bar. A handful of people were on their laptops or just reading. It's a great place to come solo during the day. I can see it getting busy at night. My friend and I were seated in the garden in the back. It feels like a peaceful oasis away from 8th street. The menu consists of sandwiches, and a few entrees, definitely cozy comfort style cuisine. The staff were friendly and efficient. We stayed for over 3 hours and no one bothered us. It 's a lovely place to bring a date to, or book a booth with family and/or friends. I would definitely come back.
Three of us (two women and a 12 year old child) traveled across town to dine at Margaux. We had heard that it was a charming (complete with a fireplace), cozy, friendly restaurant which would be good for a catch up among old friends. Our server was excellent.. attentive, kind, responsive.
The food was good. Had things not rapidly gone south due to the intercession of Keith, the night manager, I would be writing a very different review.
As my girlfriend and I caught up over a second glass of wine, my 12 year old daughter got sleepy. She made the mistake of putting her head down on my bag on the bench she and I were sitting on. Keith, who I assumed to be the night manager, came over and said that "it is against regulation to sleep" in a NYC restaurant. I asked him what I should do given the circumstances. He suggested "poking her a few times". We asked "Why"? He mentioned vague NYC regulations about alcohol and sleeping. Does he (or would some mythical "regulator") think that my 12 year old was sleeping off a series of cocktails??? And, what if she were a baby in a stroller? Would the baby need to stay awake too for fear of being accused of being in a drink induced stupor.
I ignored Keith's advice and worked on finishing my wine so we might exit gracefully. No... Keith had to win. So... back he came. We were forced to poke the child, leave the wine and then the restaurant under a cloud of suspicion. This after paying 270 dollars and sitting for at most 2 hours.
So... I am forced to suggest that, in my experience Margaux is not actually a charming, cozy, friendly place, good for a catch up among old friends. McDonalds might be better for that. At least they don't kick you out for the sin of child dozing.
Located in a hotel, in the rear of the lobby. Generous sized booths seat four or six. Our party of four ordered drinks, appetizers and burgers. Lots of specialty cocktails. Beet chips were tasty. The generously large house burger comes with peppers, cheese wnd spicy aioli. The pencil-thin fries were plentiful and greasy. $176 for four, including tip.
This was my third time at Margaux, but my first time having brunch. The restaurant and bar are truly lovely. This is why I wanted to return. It always makes a nice impression. Unfortunately the food does not live up to the decor. The service is also quite lacking. It's too bad that the space outshines the business.
Not worth the money. Nice place, interesting menu, but not good enough for the price. I ordered the salmon medium rare and what arrived was something resembling a small plank of wood, decidedly overdone. I sent it back and they brought me a new piece, still very small but at least not overcooked. The accompanying "spicy broccoli" were no more than four tiny pieces.
Super over cooked salmon served with mustard that I could have made at home. The farmers platter, while lovely looking, tasted like nothing. Veggie sides were super over cooked and over sauced and the server seemed to forget we were there after he seated us, not to mention we were told we couldn't add anyone to our resso, despite there being an entire room full of empty tables. And no, they hadn't closed the front dining room bc there were 2-3 tables seated so...
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