When looking for a great pre- or post-theater experience with fine dining, style and ambience, look no further. This charming theater-district Brasserie has seating for 150 in dining room, and can additionally accommodate 25 at upstairs the handsome zinc bar and 45 to 60 in lower-level bar. Vibrant and colorful, Marseille takes its aesthetic cues from the port city of the same name, one of France's most culturally-diverse areas. A former bank vault protects the restaurant's considerable and excellent collection of wines from the Mediterranean. While Marseille is, of course, a predominantly French restaurant, it takes the city's same mixture of Italian, Greek, and even North African influences into culinary consideration, creating a menu that ranges deftly around the region, celebrating the unique landmark fare of each area.
Terrific appetizers include a fine goat cheese tart, a wonderful preparation of scallops, and some rather amusing shrimp beignets. You might also opt for house-cured sardines or grilled octopus. Soups are delightful, and main courses span the range from a decent bouillabaisse marseillaise (no shellfish), steak frites, moules provençale and Moroccan chicken. Marseille even bows to its American home with a devilishly good "five napkin" burger that is the height of gourmet sinfulness.
Certified Green Restaurant®
This restaurant has been certified according to the GRA's Green Restaurant® 4.0
criteria, which provides a comprehensive and user-friendly method of rewarding
existing restaurants & foodservice operations, new builds, and events with points
in each of the GRA's Seven Environmental Categories.
Telephone: (212) 333-2323
Address: 630 9th Ave
Cross Streets West 44th Street
Hours And Additional Info
Price: Expensive. About $31 to $50 per person.
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