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Mar 9, 2010 07:44 AM

Dinner at Marseille -- What to Order?

This will be my first time dining at Marseille. What have you had there that's particularly good? Is that anything that's disappointed you? Thanks for your advice!

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  1. I think Marseille makes one of the city's most delicious burgers, which comes topped with gruyere and caramelized onions...served with homemade frites and a great aioli.

    1. The Burger is good, the steak frites very good, the cous cous is good, I have never had a dish there that was actually bad. I think Marseille is a board fave for mid priced bistro in mid town. That said, it is a very good value in the category but it is unlikely that any particular dish is transcendent.

      1. Just had a wonderful dinner there tonight. I had the crab cake which was superb, my partner had the alsatian munster tart with short ribs (yes, these were appetizers, but could have almost been main courses) then we both had the Moroccan lamb, which is really great (I also love the lamb couscous), and for dessert (if you have dessert you MUST have it) the chocolate expresso parfait. Calamari salad is another nice appetizer, and the duck main is really good. You really can't go wrong just ordering whatever appeals to you on the menu. Each dish incorporates many flavors that work wonderfully together.

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        1. re: rrems

          The gnocchi are ?is? fabulous. And for dessert we often order the cookies - to go! - and have them as an intermission snack at the theater. The cookies are wonderful and you get 2 of each.

          1. re: rrems

            I was SUPPOSED to have been there last night, too, but ran into a last-minute snag and had to cancel. I was especially disappointed because I was looking forward to their offerings for the "Stinky Cheese Festival." I'll definitely keep Marseille in mind next time I'm scouting for a lunch or dinner place in the theater district.

          2. The lamb! The couscous dishes are also terrific.

            1. Don't order the moules frites. Had dinner there last night for the first time in a long time and was surprised at how tasteless the broth was. The mussels themselves were lovely, plump, and well cooked. But the broth was little better than dishwater. The frites, however, were really good. Double cooked and crispy.

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