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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
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Special Occasion (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The ambiance in Margaux is lovely. The food is good. The service was quick and attentive. A very enjoyable lunch!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Perfect for Christmas Day! Not the usual mob scene but still cool vibe. Warm ,cozy atmosphere with great staff. The food was great-comfort food with imaginative twist.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Poor service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were seated next to a waiter station / exit area.
We asked to be moved due to this and the noise level of a neighboring group. When our food arrived it was lukewarm and the pastas’ in particular were mediocre. Unfortunately, the actual space is charming but we were dissatisfied with the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food and wine in a lovely, cosy, comfortable elegant room. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Love the fireplace and vibe here. Great for our girl's get together.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food, outstanding service, lovely atmosphere, very reasonable prices, will definitely return many times - have already started recommending to family , friends and business associates.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great boutique hotel restaurant with a very European feel. Not fussy but nice and very cozy. Went for Brunch and def recommend the Kouign-amann Puff pastry which is worth the trip just for that and coffee!

Will def be back but server was just ok not engaging or helpful but would not deter me from going back and just a great spot to meet in lobby for drinks near the cozy fireplace.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is my second visit to cafe Margaux. I love the ambiance and it's great for get togethers, both cozy and for large groups. It feels like a little bit of Paris in Greenwich Village. The portions are perfect and great for sharing. Extensive wine list and cocktails. Plan a visit and expect to linger, it's a great place just to catch up and linger.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Asked for a quieter booth for a date, and they saved me the perfect spot!!! I really appreciated it! Food was overall delicious. Not a fan of the ice-cream sandwich with bacon- it had way too much bacon (can’t believe I’m saying that).

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I took a friend to Margaux for his birthday. He loved the old style look of the place and had never eaten there. I made the reservation and were seated at a wonderful table. Unfortunately the menu listed on line is not the menu that they had. The two things we had pre-decided to order weren't offered. The waiter stated that the menu changes every day. This is fine but then the restaurant shouldn't post an invalid menu. My friend is a vegetarian and there was only one entrée offered. We started with the Farmers board and were very disappointed when it arrived. Each of the selections were mashed up like baby food. And it's served with rather bland crackers. My friend was disappointed and suggested that we go elsewhere for dinner. The Hotel is gorgeous. I would recommend just going there for coffee to enjoy the surroundings.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We arrived promptly at 6:00pm. And chose to have drinks in the lounge area before we were seated at our table.
Thanksgiving dinner was good. I had a wonderful squid ink lobster pasta. Great Granache Spanish red wine.
We had a lovely time. Third time we had dinner here.
Will always come back.

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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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vip
 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I like this restaurant. It has different dining areas with a variety of moods. It has comfortable booths or an indoor area that feels like a garden setting. The food was excellent, creative and a good value!

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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