The Marc Restaurant - Edmonton
The Marc Restaurant in Edmonton - a solid choice for French food in Edmonton
|Moules Frites with crispy fries and a truffle aioli
Anytime anyone asks me what my favourite restaurants are in Edmonton, the Marc definitely makes my top 3. We have been going here steadily since it opened back in 2011, but I have never written about this fantastic place. My mom still talks about the amazing Artic Char that she had when we brought her there four or five years ago.
We recently went to The Marc on a Friday evening double date with some friends. We were happy that we made reservations in advance because the place quickly became packed with lots of other people enjoying a Valentine's Day evening dinner. We were tempted by the three course special, but opted to share some of our mainstays from the menu. This meant we started off with the Moules et frites (mussels and fries). Based on the recommendation of a friend, we asked for the fries to be cooked extra crispy and, as usual, The Marc did not disappoint.
|Moules et Frites - 1/2 pound of mussles, pernod-tomato broth ($14)
The extra hot fries and mussels paired perfectly with the the Pernod tomato broth. This dish could be a main course in itself but was great as an appetizer when shared among the four of us.
|Steak Tartare - mixed with cornichons, house made pickles ($16)
|Duck Breast - pan roasted, with hasselback potatoes, kale, roasted beets, brown butter vinaigrette, topped with a pumpkin seed crumble ($36).
|Braised Short Rib Bourguignon - with roasted carrots, mushrooms, lardons, potato puree & wilted greens ($34)
For our other main, we ordered the hearty Braised Short Rib Bourguignon. The meat was fork-tender and the smooth pureed potatoes were great. We barely could finish this dish because we knew had to save room for the dessert!
|the Marc's decadent chocolate cake ($10)
|Beignets - french style doughnuts with creme anglaise and caramel sauce ($10)
Over the years, some of the dishes may have changed but you are always guaranteed great French fare, in a relaxing restaurant environment and friendly service. The Marc is a great restaurant not just for special events but lunch, dinner or a night out. Patrick & Doris have done a fantastic job at consistently bringing high quality French dishes to Edmonton.
100 Sterling Place
9940 106 Street