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Apr 30, 2013 06:45 AM

Where is Marcel now- from Marcel's King St, then on Yonge St (years ago)?


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  1. Do you mean this Marcel?
    The last resto I am aware of where he was involved was Quartier at Yonge/Eg, which closed in 2005 or so.

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    1. re: Cat123

      He's the one. Marcel Rethore.
      A talent that didn't fit into Toronto. He had too much respect for his customer base.
      Thank you.

      1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

        I don't know why but I really love this comment.

    2. I recall Marcel, an old-pro restaurateur with a distinct French accent, from both the above-mentioned French bistros. The restos he oversaw and/or managed were always well-run and delivered solid value - at least at first. Then prices inevitably spiralled upward and Marcel moved on. Last I saw him was when he headed the front of the house at Steakfrites, a pretty good French bistro that opened several years ago on Yonge St. north of Lawrence Ave. Indeed, I'm pretty sure that's him in the photo on the Steakfrites website. But he seemed to disappear, once again, a year or two ago, and I was told by the staff at Steakfrites that he had health problems. I haven't been back to Steakfrites for quite awhile, so I don't know if he's back in action there - or elsewhere.