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Amazing food and interior. Good staff and service. Food served in good timing too.
Great service and food! We loved the ravioli and desserts.
Love the ambience and food! Especially the French toast :)
Really love the place! Will definitely come back again and introduce this place to more people!
Experience: Forgot to consult me about the seats change before my arrival, I requested to sit round table at courtyard for pre-valentines dinner. After seated than they ask if I wanted to change to courtyard, giving reason that the area is warm due to afternoon heat. The reason I requested courtyard was because the seats are normal chairs as my girlfriend may be wearing skirt/dress. Main dining area seats are high seats facing the bar counter with square tables very close side by side. Good warm persian chic ambience at main dining area but is noisy when full house mainly due to close proximity of square tables. Food: Tarte flambee was not available that day (13th Feb 2018). There is a selection of wine to accompany the food. Ordered pork tenderloin, ceviche red snapper and crab rillettes, food was excellent. More notable was sweet flavourful tender pork tenderloin using caramelised onions, non-porky taste. Next is the toasted crispy sourdough (4 small half-palm sized pieces) that compliment well with smooth marinated crab rillettes. The rillettes has a slightly saltiness with the marinate, flavour of the meat is abit lacking. Lastly is the ceviche red snapper, sweet oniony tasting, the fish is chewy and in cube like shape. Price: Higher than average cafe pricing. About $50 per pax with non-alcoholic drinks. Thoughts / Suggestions: May return if time and opportunity arises, hope to try the tarte flambe and other offerings. Recommend diners to come at a non festive season or non-peak period. Recommend cafe provide free flow of bread for the rillettes for diners to mop it all up. Hope they will indicate food items that are not available during festive season on social media minimum a week earlier.
Nice quaint restaurant in Tiong Bahru. Ordered the Marinated crab rillette which was a refreshing change from the usual duck rillette. The only downside was that the sourdough bread that came with it was way too hard. Ravioles de Royan is a must try for cheese lovers. It's creamy and yet not too heavy. I really enjoyed this dish. The highly recommended angus beef by fellow diners were unfortunately just a 7/10 for me. It was a little too lean and not juicy enough. But it was well cooked and the sauce didn't overwhelm. Lastly, ordered the strawberry soup for dessert and it was exactly as how you would imagine it to be - a bowl of strawberry juice/puree. Would come back to try their cheeseboards and brunch menu.
The inner ambience is better than the alfresco. The texture of the food was great and each dish has been out of expectation. The portion of the food is small, so it is better accepted by small eaters who go for quality instead of quantity. We had 6 dishes, and clearly, the plates are emptied at the end of the meal. Last kudos to the service staff who managed their diners well & professionally and gotten us a new table at our last minute request. Service was personal and well-delivered. We are sure to visit you again!
It a really enjoyable evening. Food recommended by the waitress was great. Fish with fennel - a non-menu special for that evening .... we were apprehensive but it turned out to be our favourite for the night. We had the grilled chicken, pork tenderloin and roasted asparagus. All dishes were yummy! Ambience was good as well. A suggestion to consider changing some of the sofa-style seats though... not comfortable as it was too low... we changed table to one with normal seats. Merci Marcel! We will be back again soon!
Merci Marcel's lovely bistro-type atmosphere and delicious food is enhanced by it's terrific service. We ordered the three-cheese tasting plate + pork tenderloin with an asparagus side and two glasses of rose. The generous serving-size cheese plate was delicious with fresh, ripe cheeses. My only quibble is that I wish there had been more bread. The pork tenderloin was well cooked and flavourful and the asparagus was lovely—again, well cooked and flavourful. We tried this as part of our Survival Chic package and will definitely return.
Merci Marcel is a very beautiful place with attentive staff. The whole experience is quite personalised and the staff who recommended really good dishes to us as it was our first visit. However, the only thing was that the bread was really tough to eat. But I'll definitely go there again!