Marseille

4.4
7037 Reviews
$30 and under
French

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Pre/post Theatre
For nearly two decades, Marseille has been the essential French brasserie of Broadway & Hell’s Kitchen, its favorite gathering place and its premiere dining destination. The brasserie has long been known as the heartbeat of its neighborhood, and as such Marseilles is beloved by neighbors, theatre goers, performers, tourists, and lovers of joie de vivre of all ages and backgrounds.
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  • Oyster Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, 4:45 PM - 10:00 PM, Mon - Tue 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, 4:45 PM - 10:00 PM, Wed - Fri 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, 4:45 PM - 11:00 PM, Sat 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, 4:45 PM - 11:00 PM

    $1.50 (ea) Oyster between 3:30PM - 6:30PM

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7037 people are saying
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vipMarkGilbert
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We arrived and ordered early but they must have forgot us because every table that arrived after us were served way before us. We had to ask several times where our food was. When it came it came separately to each of us, so either some of us start eating ahead of the others or we wait and eat cold food. The waiter was nice, but I do not know if he forgot our order or the kitchen was to blame.

I have had other meals there that were better, so this may have been a one off bad night, but I must say, I will never get the onion soup there, it was not up to anyone's liking.

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gricenyc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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Kyle
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pre-theatre dinner spot. Fast, reliable, consistent service with a delicious menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food

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vipMark
Denver
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great meal here, spent over $300, but did not receive my points, and I am unable to contact Open Table. This is the second time this month I got stiffed after spending a great deal through an Open Table reservation...

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DanaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You just can’t beat the bottomless bellinis!!! And the food…c’est magnifique!

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NeilM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Love the ambience. Great food. Service was poor. Left for 20+ minutes. Just not attentive enough. Would go back tho.

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JosephS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was nicely presented, but honestly pretty bland. The exception was the apple tart dessert, which was great.

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vipJamesW
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

High energy, great vibe French restaurant. We have dined here several times and always enjoyed. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly with our reservation. Nice selection menu and the food was good. We were sooo rushed though. We were done with appetizer and main in under 60 minutes. Our guest was still enjoying his onion soup when his steak frites was dropped off and was cold by the time he got to it. We had wanted to have a bit more leisurely experience. Will still come back but ask that the wait staff be more aware of how to sequence the courses.

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vipPhil
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A shadow of its former self. Mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice service and ambience for brunch. Most food was good but the eggs benedict came out with well-cooked eggs. Server was nice enough to replace one of them and offer to take half of the item off the bill. Bill came with the full price but I decided not to take the time to push it since we were headed to the theater. Would try somewhere else next time

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vipANB1
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good reliable restaurant in theater district. Good very good. It is noisy!

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HowardR
Toledo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was much too noisy. Food was fabulous but couldn’t relax and chat because of the noise level.

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Part of five. 3 enjoyed the duck, 1 the short ribs, but the moules frites were cold. Should have complained and sent them back but we had a curtain and it took 35 minutes to get our entrees initially.

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JamesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Marseille has always been a classy, pre-theatre bistro option in my neighborhood. They've dealt with the pandemic with grace, creating really nice outdoor seating. We had a light supper of appetizers. The fried artichokes were packed with flavor and the dipping sauce was the perfect counterpoint. The frisee salad with it was flavorless; more a garnish. The real disappointment came when the beet salad arrived, sans the goat cheese promised by the menu. We didn't have time to send it back...without it the salad was one I could make for maybe 4 bucks, and it cost $16.

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BillI
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff was lovely all around.
It was a Wednesday night and the music was really too loud. Next time I'd try to find a quieter place. We chose inside tables because we thought it would be quieter. Walking down the street after dinner past Marseille's outdoor tables we realized it would have been much quieter to eat at the tables on the street. I'd recommend it if it was a convenient place to go for someone but it was not something I'd go out of my way for.

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ElaineL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was terrible and food mediocre. Not what it used to be.

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vipKABKAB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

this is a lovely place, very friendly staff, really great. Food, however, is uneven, wine list is good, and the menu feels a bit limited... Lunchtime the food is truly not very good.. dinner it is better. But at such a nice place, it would be terrific to see the food improve and the menu brightened up.

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vipMartinM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Sent back a salad filled with sand. Ugh. Duck rubbery
Waiter excellent. Wine good. Decent theatre district dining but NY can do much better than this!

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vipHelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st Anniversary and they could not have been nicer to us! We had a marvelous time having great drinks, oysters and entrees plus a truly mouthwatering apple tart! We stayed for over 2 hours enjoying the ambiance and people watching and never felt rushed! It’s everything a truly good restaurant should be!

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HC12
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

We went to Marseille to celebrate two birthdays. The food is very good and it’s a pretty restaurant. However, the noise level is awful. It’s impossible to have a conversation and it’s not relaxing or pleasant at all to have to scream to be heard by the person sitting next to you. We had been there before for brunch and it was quiet. We will not go back for dinner.

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vipAragon
San Francisco
240 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Are we talking about the same restaurant? This was a tourist restaurant disaster. Kudos to the maître d’s upon entering: smiled, were welcoming, friendly. All downhill from there. I sat a good while before a manager asked me if anyone had stopped by. I said “no.” He disappears, and a bus person arrives with bread. The waitperson arrives 10 mins later to take my order. The beet and goat cheese salad was the worst. I was skeptical when it arrived within a minute or two of placing the order. The manager guy told me that the dressing likely wilted the arugula, which is why it didn’t appear fresh. That made no sense, but let’s go with that. Where there was no dressing on the greens, you could see the leaves were old, wilted, and had an awful smell. Arugula is a favorite green of mine – I know when it’s gone bad. They brought another undressed salad with all components individualized. I’m fine making my own salad. These greens were fresh, the goat cheese had zero flavor, and I passed on their dressing – it did not look appealing. I’m also skeptical when a French restaurant has a shaker of ground pepper on the table, and no one offers you fresh pepper. The salad fiasco? All that was done in the absence of the waitperson as she never returned during this episode. After the salad dishes were taken away, the waitperson reappears and asked if I wanted dessert. Huh?? I reminded her I hadn’t yet had the entrée. That tells you how attentive she was. The short ribs arrived and another disappointment: perfectly square chunks of beef, mushrooms, mushy peas, and onions in a wine sauce. Beef stew masquerading as short ribs. Really? I didn’t finish the dish. I had a side of French fries. They would have been good had they been hot. I passed on dessert. I asked for the check, and it took 10 mins before the check arrived. Just an awful dinner - food and service. But let’s blame the pandemic. It’s often the scapegoat for things that go wrong in a restaurant these days.

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vippatty
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive service and excellent food.

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Jdfoodie
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were outside (with Shawn) who was fantastic. When it rained, we moved inside for our entree (server was thin with reddish hair and he was awful. He ignored us and we had to practically stand on our heads to order a bottle of wine! Food was great and it’s a really cute place. Loved the oysters and escargot!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was great and made sure we got to our theater show on time. The sommelier was amazing and found the perfect bottle for our tastes and in our price point. I would go back again and again.

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vipGlennH
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and varied brunch menu served by especially friendly staff in vibrant setting.

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MaryA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marseille is our-go-to restaurant when we come to the ballet. We usually go for brunch. The food is delicious, the OJ is fresh-squeezed, and the coffee alone is worth the trip from Pennsylvania. The wait staff and hosts are very warm and friendly. We love it there.

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SaraG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have always had outstanding meals and service here, but both were lacking on our last visit. Our table had two orders of mussels that were sent back for being cold. Twice. Our waiter stopped serving us and the hostess stepped in. Not sure if this is just another symptom of covid (inexperienced staff) but will try them again in a year before writing them off.

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AnnaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional meal prior to our theater date. Food was delicious and service was great!

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vipCynthiaN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, attentive staff. Great service, many selections, delicious food. Celebrated birthday there and staff was very solicitous. Can’t wait to return..
Many thanks

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JoanM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. One of our favorite spots pre or post theatre

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JohnO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible in every way imagineable!!!!! We will definitely return in the near future!!!

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CelebratingGoodFood
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay, about average on all accounts. Ambiance was a bit noisy and service was less than expected for a restaurant of this price point.

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vipMichelena
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great! I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. And the service was impeccable; a real feat during these difficult times.

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burgerguy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice table, pace was fine, food and wine were good; waiter was excellent.

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CarolT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pre-Broadway Show dinner spot. Fast service, but we did not feel rushed. Food was excellent.

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vipNewington
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like Marseilles so much I'd consider eating here even if it wasn't pre-theater. The interior is charming, old school French and they have also created some relatively tranquil outdoor seating--amazing for this noisy Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Tried duck liver paté served with grilled toast and skate in beurre blanc for the first time ever: both were excellent. My companion and I both loved her fried artichoke hearts and she raved about her steak frites. We thoroughly enjoyed their wonderful bread and butter, and our deftly made aperitifs. At dessert, I did leave most of my ice cream uneaten; it tasted a bit stale--as if it had been in the freezer too long. That was the only weakness in the entire meal: even the espresso was very good. Our waiter was kind and attentive. He got us out right on time for the pre-Covid check at our 7 pm show.

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NicholasA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The first thing they ask is “are you seeing a show tonight?” so they make sure to get you out on time.

Food was delicious and the restaurant looks nicer in person than it does in pictures.

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dine2share
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always hard to decide what to choose from the lunch menu at Marseille, but we went with the Croque Madame because that is something you don't have all the time; add a nice glass of wine and you feel like you're at a cafe in Paris.
Our server, Jhonny M. was very solicitous, making sure we were enjoying the meal and had everything we needed at all times.
If you happen to be in the theater district (44th & 9th) Marseille should be on your list to stop in for a some French fare.
Highly recommend.

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Marseille is rated 4.4 stars by 7037 OpenTable diners.

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