The Marc Restaurant

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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Atmosphere

  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • French,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
9940 106th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

Patrick Saurette, who co-owns The Marc with his wife, says his favourite thing about running the downtown French restaurant is the staff. The group is like a big family, he says, many of whom followed Patrick from his former business Il Portico to a completely new venture in 2010.

When he first opened The Marc, he heard a story of a husband and wife who had been frequent customers of Il Portico. The restaurant had been the backdrop for their first date, their engagement and anniversaries. When the restaurant closed, the husband still wanted to do something special for an upcoming anniversary – his solution was to get some takeout and enjoy it with his wife in the former Il Portico parking lot.

“I think the story shows the importance people place on restaurants,” says Patrick. “For sure food is important, but underlying all of that is the experience of breaking bread with special people in your life. And that experience is created by them,” he says, pointing towards several staff members busy working in the kitchen.

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Ratings & Reviews - The Marc Restaurant

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November 26, 2020

Great food and service as always. Very comfortable atmosphere and an amazing experience all around!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 27, 2020

Great food and great service. Will be back again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2020

Everything at the Marc is professional. Service staff are pros, they are there when you need anything otherwise they are out of the way. Food is always great and interesting. They have done a great job adjusting to covid restrictions.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2020

I was going a little stir crazy and felt the need for an amazing meal surrounded by the wonderful people of The Marc! I was completely spoiled from start to finish and even left with some duck confit from The Pantry to prep for myself at home. Best night out I have had by myself in a long time. Thank you!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2020

I went with my wife and another couple. 3 of us had the Entrecote Frites, and 1 had the duck breast. We also had the escargot and cheese for appetizers. Everything was perfect, as it has been each time I have gone. The cocktails we quite good as well. I make a point of going every time I go to Edmonton, and usually bring people with me. Everyone has agreed that The Marc is top notch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2020

Food and drinks were great as usual. Service was good for the most part. However, the entire meal did take about 3 hours due to some longer waiting periods for the server to come back to check on us. Whether it was intentional or not, it did seem a bit longer than usual and we truly felt that it could have been cut down by an hour. We wouldn't let this discourage us from returning though.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

November 21, 2020

Excellent meal. Will be back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2020

Wonderful experience through and through, would dine again here without a doubt!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 15, 2020

Delicious as always the cocktails were an unexpected treat!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 15, 2020

Food is amazing, service is great. A warm and friendly environment that keeps you safe while letting you forget there’s a pandemic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 15, 2020

The Marc never disappoints. Great spot for any occasion and the best serving staff in the city!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 15, 2020

My partner and I have visiting the Marc for the last five years and always have a great experience. We have done anniversaries, New Years, Valentine’s Days and even surprise birthdays at the Marc. I am very particular, a vegetarian and have a seafood allergy and somehow they accommodate.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2020

One of our favorite places - still shining in COVID times

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2020

Wonderful luncheon. Two Atlantic salmon, one pork schnitzel special, and one short rib pouting, and everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. Always a great meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2020

The Marc is a real winner.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2020

One of the best restaurant meals we've had in a long time. We were there for the Downtown Dining Week. Each of the three courses was outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2020

Outstanding food and service as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2020

The Marc NEVER disappoints. Spectacular food, over the top excellence in service and the team has gone above and beyond to make you feel safe during these challenging times. HIGHLY recommend

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2020

So tasty and service always great !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2020

Folks at The Marc do an excellent job welcoming their customers while maintaining a safe dining environment. Food and service is always first class!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 4, 2020

Very delicious food and attentive service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 2, 2020

This was my first dinner out with a friend in 7 months and it was the perfect place for my re-entry! We always partake in Downtown Dining Week and we’re thrilled to be able to order from the regular menu as well as the DDW menu. A perfectly crafted Vesper started off my triumphant return to fine dining! The duck was amazing, as always, and “the best ribeye steak frites in town” lived up to its reputation. Our Server was in tune with our personalities and appetites and made us feel extremely comfortable - so much so that we were the last customers out the door! Ps: the German chocolate French cake in a mug was perfect😉wink wink!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2020

Great evening at The Marc. Great food & service as usual. The staff go out of their way to make everyone feel safe in these Covid times. We'll be back soon. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

Lovely evening out! Even during Covid you feel like you can enjoy a night out with the atmosphere. Tables aren’t crowded and spaced out nicely. Service is top notch all the time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

Superb service, excellent food - especially good value during Downtown Dining Week. The Marc never disappoints!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

Great food ams great service 😊

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 31, 2020

Space between tables has been well separated for dining during the pandemic. Staff are experienced, consistently top notch in part due to low turnover. The menu sources food locally and is keeps it uncomplicated but inventive. Wine list is expertly chosen and straightforward.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 31, 2020

Food was exceptional tonite, but more than that the hosts Doris & Patrick treat everyone like good friends. All staff are so conscientious which makes for an enjoyable and safe dining experience in these Covid times. I would never hesitate to recommend this restaurant—for special treat or just the first Thursday of the week, the Marc is always my first pick.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2020

As always, the food and the service were spectacular. The Marc is my favourite restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2020

Yet another perfect evening at The Marc to push the Covid blues away. The duck was spectacular! Thanks Patrick and crew.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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