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Marseille

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630 9th Ave (at Between 44th Street and 45th Street)
New York, NY 10036
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(212) 333-3410
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Reviews

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Best

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 ...

Worst

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. Pros: Winter, C...

Great pre-theater spot 2/28/2010

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. Pros: location, ambience Cons: can be a little loud if it's crowded more

A Little Piece of Heaven in Hell's Kitchen 7/10/2009

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! Pros: ambiance, food more

ITS A HEAT BOX! 4/28/2009

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. Pros: Winter, Cold Beverages, Cons: NO A/C, sweaty waiters, No A/C more

Pretty Good 1/24/2009

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. Pros: Quick seating Cons: service more

It's worth every penny 12/2/2008

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. Pros: food,service more

Abysmal Evening 10/28/2008

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. more

Outstanding 9/21/2008

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. Pros: Food & Service more

Worst place to spend an evening 7/28/2008

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. more

bistro at its best 7/8/2008

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. Pros: food, ambience Cons: almost nosy service more

Great Food and Atmosphere! 6/16/2008

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! more

Grendel 4/14/2008

We used to go there quite often for dinner and brunch but lately the service, esp. their reception, has been in a downward spiral. Twice when we got there for brunch, the hostess was inattentive at best, rude at worst. One time the hostess not just failed to greet us, but outright ignored us when chatting with one of the waiters for a few minutes, leaving us standing there, amused. Pros: Ambience Cons: Poor service - beware of the cold reception. more

Very tasty, great service!! 2/26/2008

My husband and i had dinner at Marseille's last night and we both loved everything we had!! We shared the warm goat cheese Salad which they split for us on two separate plates. My Husband had a white fish ( not sure what it was exactly) but it was served on a bed of Lentils with sweet little carrots... he was amazed and loved every bite!! I had the short ribs and they were fantastically tender and served with caramelized pears and super creamy mash potatoes. The sauce was simply scrumptious !!!! We will go back for sure!!! Pros: great neighborhood, fast service, nice bar, friendly staff, great prices...ect!! Cons: non whatsoever!! more

Great Chicken Sandwich! 1/16/2008

This is one of my favorites in the neighborhood. I usually get the Chicken sandwich for lunch and everything else I had has not disappointed. Sometimes the crowd is a bit older and the service at lunch can be slow even when there's no on in the restaurant. If they could speed up the service I would give this place five stars. Pros: Pastis-like Ambiance, Great Food, Comfy Cons: Somewhat Slow Service more

Wonderful food, nice atmosphere 11/12/2007

Just came back from New York for my girlfriend's birthday. Missed our dinner resevations at The Place and just happened to end up at Marseille as we were about to grab a taxi. The hostess was great, got us a table almost immediatley(it was 7:00 on a Saturday). We each had the reasonably priced $35 Prix fixe menu, and shared an appetizer. It was sensational! The app was Riccotta Gnocchi with mushrooms (I believe chanterelles?) and it was divine- I need the recipe!! She had salmon and I quote ""the best salmon I've ever had"", I had the vegetarian coscous which was a tasty morrocan stew with a seperate dish of coscous. The desserts were good, nothing to write home about, but the banna sorbet was so tasty! Martinis and beer were pricey but good. Bus staff was prompt in removing plates and putting out new settings. My only complaint was that our waiter was not quite attentive enough, as I received my relishes for the stew 5 minutes after it came out, and my espresso only after asking a second time and finishing my dessert. But overall this place was the best experience I've had in New York and well worth the price!!!! Pros: food, drinks, hostess Cons: waitstaff could be more attentive more

Atypical, french inspired cuisine 8/25/2007

What the other reviews of Marseille are missing is that the menu has some really interesting finds -- sure you can find bouillabaisse and salad nicoise, but if you are willing to explore, there is a host of food that incorporates Moroccan seasonings and even East Asian flavors. Two recent examples -- curried carrot soup, served chilled was not just refreshing, but also had a nice subtlety of flavor. Monkfish, served with water chestnuts, grapes, and olives somehow managed to pull together those disparate ingredients into a spectacularly original dish. The kitchen also excels at perfect preparations of fish and meat -- on my visits, the fish tastes genuinely fresh and never over cooked -- the monkfish had a delicate softness that made me understand why it's called poor man's lobster. Pros: Intriguing food at a great price Cons: Why is it not more popular? more

Marseille - great local find 6/13/2007

I randomly went here for dinner the other night and was pleasantly surprised. The cocktails are inventive and delicious, the service was fantastic, and the food was scrumptious. We had the Moroccan chicken, the Tuna with fennel, and the berries for dessert. Every dish was yummy. Pros: great food, yummy cocktails, lovely interior Cons: a little on the pricey side, but worth it more

Fun and differnt business dinner 3/14/2007

I had dinner in Marseille two nights ago. I was entertaining business associates from out of town and a French restaurant seemed to be a nice break from the steak house routine. We were promptly seated, and immediately were charmed by the excellent cocktails. The wine list has a very nice selection and is fairly priced. The food was amazing, very nice little plates to share with drinks, fresh and creative salads and an outstanding Daube Provencal and seafood cous cous. The service was engaging and precise. Over all a great experience, I will definitely go back. Pros: Food, beverages and service more

great service, pretty good food 2/18/2007

I went to Marseille on Valentines Day when the big snow storm occured. The decor of the restaurant was warm and inviting. The service was good, the waiter was readily available and answered any questions we had about the menu. We ordered the panisses as an appetizer, which was delicious. I ordered the duck breast for the entree and was slightly disappointed because the watercrest was raw and the duck breast was a bit tough and red in the middle. If I were to order it again, I'd ask them to cook it well done. My boyfriend had the shortribs and that was delicious. It was tender and the sauce was just right, not overwhelming. Be careful what you choose to drink. We ordered two glasses of merlot without checking the price and were charged $15 per glass! The dessert was great though ...we ordered the chocolate coulant. The experience was great overall and I would go back but be a bit more careful about what drinks I ordered and ask more in depth questions about the preparation of the dishes. Pros: great service, shortribs were delicious! Cons: small servings, expensive wine more

Food Still Good... Everything Else Used To Be Better 2/9/2007

I don't know what happened here. I still ove the room. Though the food is still good, it almost seems as though everything is an afterthought, like eveyone else has stopped caring (except the Chef). Great lobster soup and Kobe burger ! Pros: Food, Decor Cons: Service, Management more

A Must 1/30/2007

I went to Marseille with a group of about eight friends and had a great time. The staff was friendly, the room was awsome, and the meal was delicious. We came just after the theatre rush and the restaurant still had a nice amount of people, so you still felt it was a good thing to be there. The shades of red provided a warm, welcomed feel in the cold weather. The drinks were delightful and the food was perfect for all of us. There was an autumn salad with dried cranberries and a lamb paella with merguez that everyone should try. Marseille is a must. Pros: ambience Cons: you don't really see the host stand when you walk in more
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  • Step into the vibrant and colorful world of Marseille, a proud and integral landmark of the thriving Hell's Kitchen neighborhood since 2001. Chef Andy D'Amico creates exciting, flavorful, and authentic cuisine celebrating a mix of French, Italian, Greek,...

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  • The Scene
    Little about this modest-looking Mediterranean restaurant gives it away as a place for such original and refined food. The atmosphere is brasserie-like; once a bank, the dark,...

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  • Hours:

    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
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Clinton, Midtown

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