630 9th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.760051 -73.991193
Mon: 11:30am-3pm, 5:15pm-11pm
Tues-Fri: 11:30am-3pm, 5:15pm-12am
Sat: 11am-3pm, 5:15pm-12am
Sun: 11am-3pm, 5:15pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Great pre-theater spot – The food is really good for the money. You can easily have an entree, glass of wine and dessert for about $35 - and served quickly enough to come from work, have a relaxed meal and then catch a show. Nice ambience, generally good service, wines are decent. I recommend the steak frites and the shrimp beignets. the panna cotta is also good.
A Little Piece of Heaven in Hell's Kitchen – What a beautiful restaurant! I truly felt as though I was somewhere in France. My waitress was attentive and patient, and once the food came I was sold.
I didn't want my meal to end, i was with five people and all of us enjoyed everything we got. The waitress was attentive with just the right balance of checking on us without being over-bearing.
Marseille was a true dining experience and I can't wait to get back together with my friends and go back!
ITS A HEAT BOX! – As the review states below, it is a lot of great rich food in this place but only go November through March, After that it is simply to hot in the room to eat.
I forget it is a French Restaurant so usually that means they have no air conditioning.
I have to say it was rather gross to have the waiter come up to me as pleasant as he was, dripping in sweat.
But if you can manage to go there in the coldest night of winter it is a lovely place to be.
Pretty Good – I went to Marseilles during restaurant week with 3 other friends. It was my first time trying French Cuisine, and we thought the food was good if you enjoy food that is cooked with heavy cream, butter and cheese. I had the potato, leek, clam soup for appetizer, Mushroom risotto as the entree (nice and creamy), and their hot chocolate soup for dessert (mediocre). Their beef carpaccio was good according to my friend, and my bf praised their pistachio crusted tuna. Their service could have been better, our waitress was not as attentive as we would've liked. It took over a half-hour for the dessert to come out. despite their service, it was overall a good experience.
Absolutely love Marseille, we had a wonderful experience--this may be my favorite New York restaurant. The menu is interesting and varied, the service is excellent and the ambiance and decor reflects the clean delicious flavors on the menu. Our server was really helpful with wine selections but not overbearing where we felt we had to order what server suggested.
It's worth every penny and I will definitely go back here, hopefully sooner than later.
Abysmal Evening – I ate at Marseille last night and the evening -- to say the least -- left a bad taste in my mouth. I've eaten at this restaurant numerous times before without incident, and I would go more often but I find the waiters generally pushy and impolite. Last night was no exception. My order came out wrong -- and cold too boot -- so I attempted to send it back and was treated extremely poorly. I don't want to go into detail other than to say I end up paying for everything that was ordered at the table --- even though I never got the meal I asked for. I know the same people own Nizza and 5 Nakpin, and I find the service at all three is across the board dismissive and rude. I eat out six nights a week and can honestly say that the incident last night was definitely one of my top five (mabye top 2) worst dining experiences in over 20 years.
Outstanding – Highly reccomended by a friend of ours who lives in the nighborhood and wow!!! what a wonderful experience we had. I was most amazed by the seemless transition of the restaurant, from pre theater to a chic NYC restaurant. The food was amazing specially, the shortribs, It just melts in your mouth. You really don't need a knife at all. Come dessert time I was blown away by the sparkling dessert wine that was served alongside of my dessert. Everyone in the staff was very hospitable and accomodating. Its a must in NYC.
Worst place to spend an evening – The moment we walked in, it is an utter disappointment. In spite of making reservations, we were offered a corner table opposite bar, next to kitchen with a bunch of young men making loud noise and making P----figures with table cloths. We were dressed for a broadway show and the hostess should have known better than to seat a young couple looking for a romantic dinner next to loud young people. The waiter had no idea about wine list when asked for suggestion. He just kept looking at the list and pointing at only one wine which is the costliest on the list. Food was awful and during the entire dinner the waiter showed up only once. Rest of the time other waiters keep showing up to take order or offering dessert menu having no clue that we already ordered. Desserts were disspeakable and a shame. If you plan to have a depressed evening, this is the best palce to be.
bistro at its best – Our "special occasion" dinner of the weekend. We picked a fine bottle of burgundy. I had the special appetizer (grilled, HUGE calamari with a really interesting raspberry sauce - delicious!). Seafood couscous - like seafood & potato stew in a tagine with flavorful couscous on the side. I love the three condiments they give you (hot paste, apricot chutney, spiced sea salt) to mix with your couscous -- expanded the already flavorful dish. Dad & husband did the prix-fixe. They loved the mediterranean salad, lamb, and cheese plate for dessert. Mom had a delicious, interesting preparation of sea scallops, and we split the creme brulee. Mmmm! French bistro at its yummiest. Can't say I'll be going back on my own dime (thanks mom!), but the ambience was lovely. We ate real early (5:30pm for a 7:30 show), but that was the perfect time to get our waiter's attention before the pre-theatre rush. The waiter was a bit overly attentive & chatty, but the place seemed well run.
Great Food and Atmosphere! – Our party found the food and value for the theater district to be excpetional. Salads were creative and fresh, and appetizers unique and full of flavor, and the waiter and hostesses attentive and friendly. Would recommend steak au poivre, excellent!
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