6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003634.071655 -118.359935
Neighborhoods: La Brea, Central LA
The market at Monsieur Marcel is my go-to place whenever I need a hard to find French liqueur. The cafe serves homestyle French fare and is one of the few places in the Farmers Market that has table service. If you're trying to impress a date, order a bottle of white Bordeaux and the fondue savoyarde to share. Stop by the shop and take home a bottle of wine from their French regional selections.
Came to the market here and they had candies that I usually only find in Italy when visiting my grandma. They also have a great selection of drinks and kitchen gadgets.
Oh Monsieur, oh how you please my palate! The grilled cheese sandwich, charcuterie + cheese plate, and the onion soup is superb! Start with bubbles, end with chocolate.
I love coming here, sitting outside and order a few appetizers and two glasses of wine. It's super romantic and you'll completely forget that you're next to a kiosk that sells stickers.
Nice selection of cheese and charcuteries. Lovely place to enjoy a leisurely glass of wine.
Poor service, undercooked food=severe disappointment – I used to really enjoy this restaurant. The atmosphere is pleasant. And the wait staff seem like nice people. But not very competent. We arrived five minutes early for a reservation (seven people) only to watch it be given away to another party (oops, we thought they were you!). But rather than tell the other party they made a mistake, they made us wait. And wait. A good half hour.
Just when we were about to leave, they seated us. We were starving, so we stayed. Stayed for the undercooked rice (sorry, but crunchy rice is not how "they do it in France," like the waiter explained). But to make it up to us, the manager very generously offered to take a whopping 10 percent off the bill. Pinch me!
I say, poor service, long waits and bad food rate this place a big old waste of time and money. But the attached grocery store is nice. That I would go to again.
Wonderful French Restaurant – Wonderful food and service everytime I have had the pleasure to dine at this charming bit of Paris in Los Angeles. For any out of town guests this is a terrific choice. With outdoor and indoor dinning it is perfect all year around. Romantic at night but also fun with friends for wine and cheese before a movie.
i love this place! – i happened upon the last review and it broke my heart, so i had to write my own. i have been going to this place almost 3 times a month for the last two years, and i have never had a bad experience. the waiters are always nice, thoughtful, and quick to smile. the food is great, whether its a cheese plate, steak, or a just a salad. i always bring my family and friends here, and we always have an amazing time. the atmosphere is wonderful. i love getting the server's opinion on wine, they are never condescending and have never steered me wrong. i highly suggest this place to EVERYONE, and have always heard the same glowing reviews. go eat the cheese fondue! delicious!
Unreliable – My friends and I have given this restaurant many chances, but something always seems to go wrong. We've had disappearing waiters, forgotten orders, overcooked fish and undercooked vegetables, among other things. Most recently, they gave away our reserved table even though we were there before the reservation time. They admitted their mistake but weren't terribly apologetic and wouldn't fix it. They kept seating other people, so we had to wait another 30 minutes for a table. That's the 2nd time they've done that to us, so we've sworn never to go there again. We're not willing to take the risk anymore.
Great food, Great atmosphere, Great Service – This place is located in the farmer's market, yet it is still a very cozy and quaint atmosphere. The french onion soup is great and so is mostly everything else on the menu. I ordered a side of mashed potatoes that apparently the cooks messed up, but the waiter was so nice and apologetic and even offered us desert on the house. He was very attentive the whole time. Its a great casual restaurant with reasonable prices.
Affordable Excellence – My girlfriend and I went here for dinner last night, and it was excellent.
I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but wanted something that was GOOD.
She had fillet mignon, I had the lamb- we split a bottle of Rioja wine, and the tab was $67.
Not *completely* cheap, but it didn't break the bank either-- and for the price, *exceptional* food in a neat atmosphere.
I had read on this site that the service was slow, but I had no complaints.
...If you go at night, you might want to bring a jacket or a sweater.
...One question though-- where do they hide the kitchen??
Charming Parisian Vibe – The whole thing is very "marche" with a los angeles priced menu. The nicest place to get lunch in the farmers market, with an extensive wine list with authentic and good, albeit expensive, french fare.
Best Selection of Wines. Excellent French Cuisine.Superb customer service. – I believe that their wine selections is one the best in Los Angeles. Stepping inside of monsieur marcel reminds me of Paris ,where me and my wife had our honeymoon about two years ago. They offer such a great French ambience and I personally love their french musics.
They also have a wide selection of foods and I highly recommend the escargot and froie gras for appettizers.
It's a place where you want to bring your family and friends just to relax, enjoy the great wine and foods, and to take a break from ones very busy life.
But don't just take my words, I suggest you try visiting them and I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy/love the experience!
wow!!! great place in the grove(farmers market) – the best wine list in town , great selection from all around the world , try the pinot from south africa or the st emilion from bordeaux, food was excelent, nice music and atmosphere , parking was very dificult (saturday) I did valet parking at the grove.will comme back for sure (alredy made a reservation for next friday) .staff was nice siiting was fast.
Felt like in France – I went there for dinner last week and I had a great time. This is probably the best French Bistro in LA. The food is great and very affordable. Good wine list with 30 or 40 wines by the glass and a comprehensive selection of imported wines by the botlle (starting around $16 a botlle!!!!).Friendly and professional staff. Great atmosphere in the farmer's market, I felt like in France. I don't understand some previous reviewer saying "the food wasn't french at all..", they're probably never been to France.
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