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  • Atmosphere: 3.9/5
  • Food: 3.1/5
  • Service: 3/5
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Nice Spot

Proper. Local. Fresh.

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Restaurantica12
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terrible

Terrible service..I understand that we have to pay gratuity, but they charge us 20% which is rediculous. The only service we got was ordering food and bringing the bill to us. My gf had to wait for 45 mins for a cup of hot water. And the server said she just forgot. And my friend wait for an hour for a single beer. One thing I have to mention that don't order the 42oz steak. It's becuase 1/4 of that is BONE !! so the steak is only around 30oz. Definitly won't visit again..I mean forever.

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Restaurantica12
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Great food , amazing service, chef explained the hulibut I was eating was swimming that morning, fresh, fresh everything. very up beat staff, helpful with the menu, and wine chef came to our table to explain some of the dishes. very warm, will visit again when in T.O Loved Marben

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Restaurantica12
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Hot atmosphere...filled with beautiful people. We came in as a group of 8 looking for good scenery, and funky atmosphere, along with a good meal. It didn't disappoint. Service was ok, nothing spectacular, and the food was good...have had better, but good. In the end it didn't really matter...if you are looking for a fun energetic funky place to go, Marben is a good choice.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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A terrible restaurant, a huge disappointment...

A terrible restaurant, a huge disappointment. There were FLIES in our watery, overpriced cocktails and a piece of plastic wrap in my dessert!!!! The service was horrid: SLOW, sullen, ignorant. For all the hype about the chef, his food was ok, some dishes were not bad, others were overseasoned and my lamb was so rubbery it could have bounced off the floor. It took over an hour just to get bread on the table, more than two hours for our main course. I had to ask passing bus-boys to get our waiter twice. A frustrating, horrible experience. And...it was my birthday!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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I had the chance to finally try Marben for my...

I had the chance to finally try Marben for my best friends birthday and I have to say it lives up to all of the hype..When my party and I walked in the Door the host/manager Sam welcomed us with the greatest warmth and led us to our table the beautiful lit onix celebration table..about 3 minutes later Sam returned with a birthday present for my friend from the staff @ Marben what a great touch! Our Service by our server Lawrence was over the top he was real friendly quick knowable & provided us a ultimate dinning experience..The food was mouth watering I started off with the duck tacos and the black cod for my dinner both absolutely amazing!..The chef has some great skills and knows how to build a plate of wonderful flavors..None of my friends and I had been out in the city and wanted place to party after the staff had informed us that a DJ comes in and the party starts around 11 finding this information we decided to stay at Marben and must say it was one of the best Saturday nights I have had in a long time..Its a great feeling to be able to go somewhere with friends for an incredible dining experience and not have to rush out to go and line up at a club after dinner the party starts around you there an absolutely an a Amazing night..My Hands Down! to the Manager/Chef and all of the servers @ Marben

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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incredibly over priced for very mediocre food...

incredibly over priced for very mediocre food - horrible service, pretentious atmosphere. It is one of worst dining experiences i have ever had.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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Last night I was at Marben for a friends birthday...

Last night I was at Marben for a friends birthday celebration. To be quite honest, the service and atmosphere were excellent, but the food quality was disgustingly bad. I had ordered the vegetarian option, and having eaten dinner earlier that night, plus appetizers at the restaurant, I really wasn't that hungry. So I asked our server if it was ok that my friend and I share the vegetarian meal, since it was pasta, and pasta can be quite filling. She said yes, with no questions asked. When we received our meal, I was shocked to see that there were only 2 pieces of ravioli, about 8 slices of mushrooms, and some spinach on my plate. Not only was this meal not acceptable to serve to two people sharing, it was not even acceptable to serve to a person eating it by them self! When the server asked if everything was alright, I told her that it tasted fine, but that I expected there to be a little bit more on the plate. She went and told the chef, and came back with the response that the ravioli are in place of the 'meat' in my dish, so I received 4 ounces like every other plate. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A PASTA DISH CAN NEVER BE COMPARED TO A MEAT DISH. 4 ounces of steak with sides is enough food to fill one person, but 2 pieces of ravioli are not even enough to taste! I was actually embarrassed to be sitting in a restaurant where a person has the audacity to send that to a table. Even though I wasn't even hungry to begin with, if I had eaten that meal entirely by myself, it still wouldn't have been enough to satisfy my small appetite. Needless to say, I will NEVER attend Marben again, or refer it to my friends - meat eating or not. The chef in charge of the kitchen clearly thinks his food is way too good since 2 bites are enough to satisfy! Give me a break.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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The best meal I've ever had, start to finish...

My husband and I eat out almost every meal, 7 days a week, and I can honestly say that the food here was the best I've ever had, anywhere in the world, from the first bite to the last. I'm not sure the chef there even knows how good he is...

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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