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About Margaux

Margaux at the Marlton Hotel
Hip all-day hotel cafe with an old-world vibe serving seasonal French-Mediterranean fare & drinks.

5 West 8th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
5th Avenue & 8th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 321-0111

Website:
http://www.margauxnyc.com/

Public Transit:
A, C, E, B, D, F, M at W. 4th Street.

Executive Chef:
Michael Reardon

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please email margaux@marltonhotel.com with any inquiries for private events. Please be sure to send the date, time, approximate number of guests, and the nature of the event. Merci!

Margaux Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Cozy (4)
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Special Occasion (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I booked a reservation during lunchtime and the place was perfect. The ambiance was romantic and lovely. The waitress made sure to accommodate what we needed for our party. Food was great, and I couldn't ask for better service.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Unpleasant staff at the front desk . We felt unwelcome . Snotty, indifferent attendant . Seemed to be disturbed by our arrival . Enough to spoil our dinner . We should have walked out upon our arrival .
Food was OK , no more .

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I used to enjoy this restaurant especially since it was in my neighborhood but lately it has been just so-so. The menu (which is not that extensive) has been the same for months. Why can't it be updated more often?

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was slightly overpriced and slightly under-fulfilled--i.e., the peppardelle with braised lamb had almost no detectable braised lamb, and the cheese board samples were excruciatingly small.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Terrible service - inattentive and wrong order
Ambiance was dead
Food was ok

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was really good and I felt like it was healthy. The environment was also tasteful and nice. My friend and I were reconnecting after some time and the space and food were a great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It was dead on a Friday evening. The board dips were bland & the chip stale. We left after appetizers to enjoy a superb dinner at Nix!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Service was friendly, but very slow. If we weren't in a meeting and distracted by conversation, the slowness/lack of service and attention would have been quite frustrating. That said, the ambiance is great and the food was genuinely good.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The solarium area is nice with space between tables so that It is possible to talk. Food (i was there for brunch) is disappointing but i will try again before remove it from my list.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

My worst experience ... careless hostess, empty restaurant on lunch time, still out food came very late and the burger was burned ... very bad day ... I am used to a better experience in this restaurent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant.
The food was not well prepared and they were out of several
Options.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Margaux is fine, but our table felt forgotten after our entrees. After about 45 minutes we finally had to flag down a waiter to ask for water and the bill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This restaurant was so very accommodating for a last minute table for 12. The servers were wonderful, food excellent and we would definitely go back and recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was spotty. It took a while for the waiter to take our drink order and then after our food arrived he dissappeared

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Relaxed, good for conversation, good food with good presentation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Excellent service, mistake in side dish was corrected at once, then was not added to the bill, friendly staff, our server was a really cool guy, we loved it and will return. The ambiance is one of the best in NY.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Looking for a quiet place to chat over breakfast and this was great. Good food, service and quiet surroundings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

This is a neighborhood place for us and I have been here a few.timea.for dinner. It is always enjoyable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Good ambience, quiet, fun, great service. Will definitely come out again

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food was ok, but pricey. The waitstaff was very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Went there on a Monday night with a friend I had not seen in years - it was very quiet, service was excelllent and food was very good. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This place is very picturesque. The menu options are that of a brasserie - upscale burgers, squid ink pasta, roast chicken, streak frites. Everything was delicious and well-made.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We got into NYC late and Margaux was available in our hotel. The food was well prepared and the fish perfectly done. We liked the ambience as well in this very old hotel. They've kept a lot of the original design, which added to our experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

It's a very charming restaurant and bar, and the staff is friendly. The food is ok - could be slightly larger portions on the main dishes
- and they should expand their beer offerings - and include hard cider!

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Fantastic experience all around! Came for the food and the decor, stayed for the Krombacher Hell.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Would give 0 stars if I could. Worst service. Less than average food. Dined before with a completely experience. Something's happened.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very cozy & fun place. Food is very expensive for the quality (good not great), but the environment is cool and unique and overall a really nice place to enjoy a pleasant meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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...

Tags: Business Meals
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