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“Fantastic food, wonderful flair”
Review of Chez Marcel

Chez Marcel
Ranked #157 of 17,611 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 71
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Direct in front of our hotel Le Six we found the Restaurant Chez Marcel. This is a typical french Brasserie. The place small but very cosy. The staff extreme heartily you will feel you welcome for the first second. The food was excellent. Traditional french cuisine with finest ingredients. This restaurant is worth a visit and I can recommend it.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We asked our driver "if there is only 1 restaurant in Paris that we should eat at, where is it?" "Chez Marcel". We were in Paris for 6 days, and could only get reservations for one of our nights because they were booked solid....they actually squeezed us in for an early seating because we are polite Canadian's and there is a connection there. Even though it is the Montreal Canadiens....Go Leafs!

As others have written, it is a typical Parisian restaurant, packed with locals who seems to know each other, a good sign. Everyone was friendly and wanted to make sure we were having a good time in Paris and enjoying our meal. The waiter helped us with the translation and in the end we just told him what we like and left it up to him to decide. Unbelievable fresh food. We both had a meat dish, and for the first time some sort of cheese dish that you eat the root of the leaf...sorry I can't remember the food item but it was to die for. AND THE DESERTS! I had a cake that had crushed red nuts (?) on top. I think it may be a regular dish. And my partner had a fresh cream filled pastry that he actually watched them make behind the bar. Can't get any fresher than that. Like Phil H in another review said, we felt we were at a private party where everyone in the restaurant was having a good time with everyone. Merci!

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stayed across the street at Hotel Le Six and got reservations across the street. Thank God we did!! We ended up eating there 3 times and got invited to their xmas party down the street. Great people even better food. The escargots were amazing and had a special lamb dish which was the best. Honestly a top 3 meal of all time for me and my wife. It's 5 star all day long!!

Thank Jeremy N
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Bumped into this tiny restaurant last night and had one of the best dinners by myself ever.

If you need to go out for dinner alone service speed is often the main criteria. In Chez Marcel however you not easily feel alone. Squeezed between the other guests you easily feel part of the whole group.

If you look for an intimate place don't go here, if you are in for great food, service and a cozy atmosphere this is the place.

Had great "cochon carpaccio", "rognon de veau moutarde" served by fun loving Vincent and Pierre. Just wondering what's down in the basement.

Thank Erik-Jan R
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Seriously thought we had crashed a private party but within 15 min we were special guests of the party. Our fellow diners were talking, advising, translating and generally being very gracious towards us.
Food amazing and staff incredible - the waiter sat down beside us and made sue we understood the whole menu.

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