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Marcel's: Any particular standouts?

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We are (finally!!) going to Marcel's next weekend for dinner before the ballet at the KC. We will be taking advantage of their pre-theater menu. Anything in particular you would recommend? Everything on the menu looks incredible but wanted to know if there's anything that's an absolute MUST order.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. The menu changes frequently, so it's hard to pick things. In fact, I don't actually see anything on the current menu that I recognize from last year!

    My only recommendation is to see if they are willing to do the dessert course AFTER your show (sometimes they will if they're not heavily booked late, and your show ends with enough time to get back while they're still open.) It is a real pleasure to not rush through your first couple of courses, and then come back for dessert or cheese and coffee after the show!

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    1. re: DanielK

      Daniel: We asked about that previously and unfortunately they wouldn't offer it to us. Perhaps things have changed though...?

      RE: Entrees, I can't remember which one of us had it but there was a phenomenal beef entree. It was either tournedos or filet mignon or beef tenderloin, in some kind of wine reduction. It was phenomenal.
      The boudin blanc is their house specialty but we weren't in an adventurous mood when we went.

      Service is impeccable. Enjoy!

      1. re: KWynn

        The post-show dessert is an inconsistently available option. Seems to be based on the time your show is scheduled to end, and how booked they are that late. Can't hurt to ask, though...

        And I agree with ktmoomau - if the boudon blanc is available, that's a must-order!

        1. re: KWynn

          Yes...I had inquired about the post-show dessert and they told me that it was no longer available due to the inconsistency DanielK mentioned.

          Thanks for boudin blanc rec...I will definitely report back!

      2. Yeah the only thing I see that we had and really liked was the boudin blanc. But we didn't really have anything we didn't like when we went last.