Settle into one of the deep booths in the beautiful and spacious dining room at this upscale restaurant and prepare for elegant courses like foie gras with fig terrine, escargot, and the L’Entrecôte steak with fries and insanely flavorful sauce verte. Don't be deceived by the French-leaning menu though, Marcel isn't a brasserie; it's a steakhouse, and the two-person Beef Wellington is a sight to behold (and requires 24-hour notice).
Marcel is a West Midtown steakhouse named after the French boxer, Marcel Cerdan, a man who was also known to have made steak dinners mainstream. The dining area is luxurious and has the ambiance of a classic film from the 1930s. The aged steaks ranged from your traditional New York strip to a 30-ounce Tomahawk ribeye. There is also seafood and unique hors d’oeuvres to pick from, as well as a dessert list of cakes and crème brulee. Marcel also features a 32-page wine selection (yes, you read it correctly) and a cigar bar that sets it apart from many other restaurants. “Love” and “steaks” are the main themes in this establishment, so if you love steaks then this is the place for you.
Marcel is dark and moody and, sometimes, that’s just what you need for date night. Ford Fry’s steakhouse serves classic fare with seasonal sides, and a deep wine list is stacked with interesting choices from around the world. Is there a dessert more romantic than a baked Alaska set aflame table-side? Probably not, which is why you have to order it if you really want to impress your date.