Saturday, January 19, 2008

Marc's Italian Resturant and Wine Lounge


Video of Marcs Resturant and Wine Lounge
videoMarc's has been around in the same location for quite a while and has earned accolades from City Life and Zagat. We dined at Marc's almost 2 years ago so we were way over due for a visit.



We enjoyed speaking with Chef Marc on our first visit and the food was good . We were looking forward to a repeat performance. We made a last minuet reservation and were promptly seated with no wait. The hostess was friendly and professional. Unfortunately that was the last of the professionalism we would see.



The wine list was small but adequate and we settled for a Tobin James "Rock N Roll" Syrah 2005 Paso Robles. Our next task was to get someone to bring it to us ! Our "first" waiter of the night came by as we were looking at the wine list and I asked him to come back around in a couple of mins. That turned into at least 10 mins when our "second" waiter noticed we were waiting with the wine list opened. I gave him our selection and he said he would return with our choice. Another 10 mins went by when waiter "one" finally came back and asked us if someone had helped us. I said yes ! Then he disappeared without taking our Food order. 10 mins went by when I "flagged" down waiter "one " and told him we were waiting for our wine selection. I explained it was the Tobin James and he left once again, STILL without taking our Food order.


Waiter "one " returned with the proper bottle and I told him that Elaine will do the "honors" in tasting the wine as we normally do. He opened the bottle improperly, leaving foil on the lip of the bottle , smelled the cork and placed it in front of me. Then he proceeded to pour the taste for me and not for Elaine ! We shrugged that off and ordered our Food.


The wine was very nice as we expected. Waiter " three" peaked around the corner of our booth and was surprised that we had received our bottle ! We can only guess that he was maybe their version of a Sommelier. We never spoke to him at all. !


The Food was good but not what we expected. Overall we were disappointed with the service. Our entree of Chicken Florentine was unique. It was wrapped in prosciutto then covered with spinach with a white cream sauce. The Cesar salad was very large and enough for two.


Marc's has been around for a long time and we hope they can work out whatever service problems they have if we should ever decide to return.



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