Marche Artisan Foods

★★★★☆
  • 1000 Main St 101

    Nashville, TN 37206

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  • 615-262-1111

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Food is always good and creative. The only problem with the place is no place to stand when waiting and the acoustics make it hard sometimes to carry on a conversation. But it is still worth it for the food.

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★★★★★

Food is always good and creative. The only problem with the place is no place to stand when waiting and the acoustics make it hard sometimes to carry on a conversation. But it is still worth it for the food.

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The food is always yummy at Marche. However, the waiters & waitresses often are not very friendly or helpful. Especially if you bring a child. I'm not sure why they are all so grumpy--but it takes the fun out of eating there.

3
★★★★★

The food is always yummy at Marche. However, the waiters & waitresses often are not very friendly or helpful. Especially if you bring a child. I'm not sure why they are all so grumpy--but it takes the fun out of eating there.

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I have decided that the reason why I can't find more reviews about dinner at Marche is because those in the know don't want anyone else to know.

When my friend suggested it, I thought she was mistaken. I thought it was only brunch/lunch

3
★★★★★

I have decided that the reason why I can't find more reviews about dinner at Marche is because those in the know don't want anyone else to know.

When my friend suggested it, I thought she was mistaken. I thought it was only brunch/lunch

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I had the pork pasta at marche last night for dinner and today{thanksgiving day},i have food poisoning..i would steer clear of the pork to say the least.

3
★★★★★

I had the pork pasta at marche last night for dinner and today{thanksgiving day},i have food poisoning..i would steer clear of the pork to say the least.

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What has changed? Once one of my very favorite places to eat and some of the best entrees in town. Last couple months disastrous. Overcooked trout and duck and slimy mustard chicken. I hate that this has happened but 3 srikes and your are out!

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★★☆☆☆

What has changed? Once one of my very favorite places to eat and some of the best entrees in town. Last couple months disastrous. Overcooked trout and duck and slimy mustard chicken. I hate that this has happened but 3 srikes and your are out!

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The menu in the evening changes monthly so you can look forward to enjoying what each season has to offer. Go in February before the cassoulet is gone. It was delicious last night. I can't figure out why no one goes at night. It is casual, romantic perhaps and just very comfortable. The Mussels and Little neck clams in a fennel bacon and cream sauce was rich and satisfying. Can't wait to see what March brings.
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★★★★★

The menu in the evening changes monthly so you can look forward to enjoying what each season has to offer. Go in February before the cassoulet is gone. It was delicious last night. I can't figure out why no one goes at night. It is casual, romantic perhaps and just very comfortable. The Mussels and Little neck clams in a fennel bacon and cream sauce was rich and satisfying. Can't wait to see what March brings.
Read more on Nashville restaurants on my web site.

Pros: I love it all!

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amazing food. you will love it!!!

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★★★★★

amazing food. you will love it!!!

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Ordered the mouth-watering-sounding buttermilk breaded fried chicken sammy for lunch. It arrived obviously undercooked. I sent it back. When it came back to me, my lunch companions were halfway through their lunches and my chicken sammy was still UNDERCOOKED. As in difficult to cut with a knife, almost raw undercooked. I decided against sending it back a second time because... two chances to cook this chicken is one too many and we had to get back to work. I won't be dining there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ordered the mouth-watering-sounding buttermilk breaded fried chicken sammy for lunch. It arrived obviously undercooked. I sent it back. When it came back to me, my lunch companions were halfway through their lunches and my chicken sammy was still UNDERCOOKED. As in difficult to cut with a knife, almost raw undercooked. I decided against sending it back a second time because... two chances to cook this chicken is one too many and we had to get back to work. I won't be dining there again.

Pros: Sunny, Great Coffee

Cons: Undercooked chicken x2

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I was in town on business and brought my wife, so we decided to do an early Valentine meal. She loves French cuisine so I searched for good Nashville options. We were intending to go to Margots and when a parking spot was not readily available, we made the block and found this gem. I had seen it on this site earlier, but was under the mistaken impression that they did not serve dinner. As parking here was abundant we pulled in and I picked up a menu. We could not have been more pleased with our experience. We shared an appetizer of roasted tomatoes, cured olives and fried white beans and had a nice salad. For our entrees, I had the beef short rib special which melted in my mouth, and my wife had a beautifully presented vegetarian plate with a walnut encrusted portabello mushroom, a sweet potato mash, and roasted brussel sprouts with pine nuts. We finished our meal with a great pot-de-creme and a creme brulee. Everything was great, the service was excellent, and the price- with a glass of wine and coffees, under $75! I felt like we got a lot of quality and quantity for a good price. We are not high-dollar big spending foodies, but we love a good meal, and this one was definitely a great find.

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★★★★★

I was in town on business and brought my wife, so we decided to do an early Valentine meal. She loves French cuisine so I searched for good Nashville options. We were intending to go to Margots and when a parking spot was not readily available, we made the block and found this gem. I had seen it on this site earlier, but was under the mistaken impression that they did not serve dinner. As parking here was abundant we pulled in and I picked up a menu. We could not have been more pleased with our experience. We shared an appetizer of roasted tomatoes, cured olives and fried white beans and had a nice salad. For our entrees, I had the beef short rib special which melted in my mouth, and my wife had a beautifully presented vegetarian plate with a walnut encrusted portabello mushroom, a sweet potato mash, and roasted brussel sprouts with pine nuts. We finished our meal with a great pot-de-creme and a creme brulee. Everything was great, the service was excellent, and the price- with a glass of wine and coffees, under $75! I felt like we got a lot of quality and quantity for a good price. We are not high-dollar big spending foodies, but we love a good meal, and this one was definitely a great find.

Pros: quality, value and easy parking

Cons: ambiance

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As an employee of Marche Artisan Foods, I wanted to update everyone on the hours and offerings of Marche!
The hours are
Tues-Fri: Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-4pm and Dinner 5pm-9pm
Saturday (brunch): 8am-4pm
Sunday (brunch): 9am-4pm
We are closed on Mondays.
All of our menus are fabulous and well worth stopping in to try! Our Market features many local and regional items as well as a variety of world-renowned imported cheeses and homemeade pastries to die for! Come in and see us soon! We'd love to meet you!

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★★★★★

As an employee of Marche Artisan Foods, I wanted to update everyone on the hours and offerings of Marche!
The hours are
Tues-Fri: Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-4pm and Dinner 5pm-9pm
Saturday (brunch): 8am-4pm
Sunday (brunch): 9am-4pm
We are closed on Mondays.
All of our menus are fabulous and well worth stopping in to try! Our Market features many local and regional items as well as a variety of world-renowned imported cheeses and homemeade pastries to die for! Come in and see us soon! We'd love to meet you!

Pros: excellent pastries, fabulous affordable food, excellent and friendly service and warm atmosphere

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I love this place and CAN NOT believe I just discovered it. It makes me wish I lived in East Nashville so I could walk there everyday to eat. THe food is just amazing. And the prices are so low in comparison to how yummy the food is! AMZING. Go there! now!

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★★★★★

I love this place and CAN NOT believe I just discovered it. It makes me wish I lived in East Nashville so I could walk there everyday to eat. THe food is just amazing. And the prices are so low in comparison to how yummy the food is! AMZING. Go there! now!

Pros: food and prices

Cons: absolutely none.

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This is the best place for lunch in Nashville, no question. I "discovered" this place when a friend took my there for lunch and immediately I loved it. The large windows, eclectic selection of tables and other decor make the place feel very unique and charming. I cannot say enough good things about their food. I have had many different things--all vegetarian--and I have never been disappointed. I especially like all their fresh vegetables in their dishes they have a delicious salad that comes with some dishes that involves cucumber, beans, tomato, etc with a wonderful light vinaigrette. I know that it is open for dinner now too but I have not been there for that yet. I have taken many people here of all types, older people, business friends, family, and all of them loved it. My mother was even trying to figure out how she could try to replicate some of the dishes. It is also very progressive with things like heirloom tomatoes which I love. I have had dessert here and it was a berry tart and it was just the best thing ever. I would not recommend taking children here as it is not really that kind of place. The staff are incredibly friendly and provide great service. The only downside is that it is probably going to keep getting more popular and it is a bit small. Otherwise, perfection.

2
★★★★★

This is the best place for lunch in Nashville, no question. I "discovered" this place when a friend took my there for lunch and immediately I loved it. The large windows, eclectic selection of tables and other decor make the place feel very unique and charming. I cannot say enough good things about their food. I have had many different things--all vegetarian--and I have never been disappointed. I especially like all their fresh vegetables in their dishes they have a delicious salad that comes with some dishes that involves cucumber, beans, tomato, etc with a wonderful light vinaigrette. I know that it is open for dinner now too but I have not been there for that yet. I have taken many people here of all types, older people, business friends, family, and all of them loved it. My mother was even trying to figure out how she could try to replicate some of the dishes. It is also very progressive with things like heirloom tomatoes which I love. I have had dessert here and it was a berry tart and it was just the best thing ever. I would not recommend taking children here as it is not really that kind of place. The staff are incredibly friendly and provide great service. The only downside is that it is probably going to keep getting more popular and it is a bit small. Otherwise, perfection.

Pros: Very fair pricing for this type of quality, great service, food atmosphere

Cons: A bit small

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Have to wait for a table because it is the best brunch in town, but worth it. Fun bistro atmosphere. Very good French rustic-style food. The pastries are phenomenal. Food was amazing. This food is not "run of the mill". Pleasant atmosphere, light, bright, and airy space. Service was great.

4
★★★★☆

Have to wait for a table because it is the best brunch in town, but worth it. Fun bistro atmosphere. Very good French rustic-style food. The pastries are phenomenal. Food was amazing. This food is not "run of the mill". Pleasant atmosphere, light, bright, and airy space. Service was great.

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We went for brunch on Saturday, and only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. So we ordered coffee and drinks and hung out until they called us. We ordered the bread basket with 6 different spreads and it was so good! Then we got our entrees, which were all very flavorful and were made with fresh ingredients. Croissant french toast, eggs and prosciutto with arugula on tuscan bread, beef brisket with eggs and bread, and granola were all very tasty and light. The omelets and quiche looked great too. It was a good atmosphere (very European), very relaxing, especially all the natural light from the windows. You can even watch them make the meals, so you know that you are getting great service. We will definitely be back soon!

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★★★★★

We went for brunch on Saturday, and only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. So we ordered coffee and drinks and hung out until they called us. We ordered the bread basket with 6 different spreads and it was so good! Then we got our entrees, which were all very flavorful and were made with fresh ingredients. Croissant french toast, eggs and prosciutto with arugula on tuscan bread, beef brisket with eggs and bread, and granola were all very tasty and light. The omelets and quiche looked great too. It was a good atmosphere (very European), very relaxing, especially all the natural light from the windows. You can even watch them make the meals, so you know that you are getting great service. We will definitely be back soon!

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Sunday brunch was my first trip to Marche. There was a few minute wait, but it was worth the wait. The food was excellent, and the service was satisfactory. There were seven in our party, and they were able to accomodate this size party. I look forward to returning to Marche.

2
★★★★★

Sunday brunch was my first trip to Marche. There was a few minute wait, but it was worth the wait. The food was excellent, and the service was satisfactory. There were seven in our party, and they were able to accomodate this size party. I look forward to returning to Marche.

Pros: Excellent food.

Cons: Limited space

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If you're looking for bruch, I'd skip Marche...its sister restaurant, Margot, has a much bigger and better brunch menu, but you can't beat Marche for a light weekday or weekend lunch. The food is fresh and delicious-- I have never had anything there that I did not like. The coffee (Drew's Brews) is excellent. The service is always efficient and quick, if not overly friendly. The menu changes weekly, but standouts I've had in the past are the steak sandwich, a savory goat cheese and leek tart, and the strawberry marscapone sponge cake. The soup and salads are always interesting and tasty. This is a good option for vegetarians; there is always at least one creative veggie entree on the menu. Never been there for dinner, but I hear it is good as well.

2
★★★★☆

If you're looking for bruch, I'd skip Marche...its sister restaurant, Margot, has a much bigger and better brunch menu, but you can't beat Marche for a light weekday or weekend lunch. The food is fresh and delicious-- I have never had anything there that I did not like. The coffee (Drew's Brews) is excellent. The service is always efficient and quick, if not overly friendly. The menu changes weekly, but standouts I've had in the past are the steak sandwich, a savory goat cheese and leek tart, and the strawberry marscapone sponge cake. The soup and salads are always interesting and tasty. This is a good option for vegetarians; there is always at least one creative veggie entree on the menu. Never been there for dinner, but I hear it is good as well.

Pros: The food, fresh ingredients, creative kitchen

Cons: Reservations not accepted, often a wait

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I'd heard great things about Marche so maybe my expectations were too high, but I was kind of disappointed after my visit today. It was Mother's Day so I'm sure it was much busier than normal but it just didn't live up to the hype. We had a 45 minute wait (understandably so) but I liked the European feel and interior and was looking forward to the food.

When we sat down I was kind of disappointed with the menu. I was hoping that a place renowned for brunch would have more brunch-type options. There was only one quiche and one omelette on the menu and then entrees like pork chop, steak/eggs, pasta, salmon, and some others. I decided on the omelette and my boyfriend decided on the quiche (since we were both in the mood for brunch). After ordering, our waitress told us they were out of the quiche listed and the replacement was a broccoli cheddar quiche. The broccoli cheddar sounded kind of ordinary so my boyfriend had to pick something else and defaulted to the same omelette that I was ordering. I wish she'd told us about the menu change when we first sat down, but was still looking forward to the food. We also ordered the salmon tartar appetizer.

Our omelets arrived, but no salmon tartar. We had to ask for it and our waitress brought it out immediately but it's a pet peeve of mine to not receive an appetizer before my meal. Both the tartar and omelets were good, but not great. Also the tartar came with only 4 pieces of toast (which really wasn't enough) so we asked for more. Our waitress asked if we wanted toast or bread and we said whatever is easier and it still took about 10 minutes for two slices of bread to get to the table. Overall, it was a less than stellar experience but I'd be willing to give Marche another visit, maybe next time for lunch or dinner.

For anyone who lives around South Nashville, I think Sofie's Bistro has a better brunch menu (Sundays only) and since I don't live in East Nashville, I'll probably stick with Sofie's for Sunday brunch.

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★★★★☆

I'd heard great things about Marche so maybe my expectations were too high, but I was kind of disappointed after my visit today. It was Mother's Day so I'm sure it was much busier than normal but it just didn't live up to the hype. We had a 45 minute wait (understandably so) but I liked the European feel and interior and was looking forward to the food.

When we sat down I was kind of disappointed with the menu. I was hoping that a place renowned for brunch would have more brunch-type options. There was only one quiche and one omelette on the menu and then entrees like pork chop, steak/eggs, pasta, salmon, and some others. I decided on the omelette and my boyfriend decided on the quiche (since we were both in the mood for brunch). After ordering, our waitress told us they were out of the quiche listed and the replacement was a broccoli cheddar quiche. The broccoli cheddar sounded kind of ordinary so my boyfriend had to pick something else and defaulted to the same omelette that I was ordering. I wish she'd told us about the menu change when we first sat down, but was still looking forward to the food. We also ordered the salmon tartar appetizer.

Our omelets arrived, but no salmon tartar. We had to ask for it and our waitress brought it out immediately but it's a pet peeve of mine to not receive an appetizer before my meal. Both the tartar and omelets were good, but not great. Also the tartar came with only 4 pieces of toast (which really wasn't enough) so we asked for more. Our waitress asked if we wanted toast or bread and we said whatever is easier and it still took about 10 minutes for two slices of bread to get to the table. Overall, it was a less than stellar experience but I'd be willing to give Marche another visit, maybe next time for lunch or dinner.

For anyone who lives around South Nashville, I think Sofie's Bistro has a better brunch menu (Sundays only) and since I don't live in East Nashville, I'll probably stick with Sofie's for Sunday brunch.

Pros: Good food, nice interior

Cons: Seating is limited, no waiting area

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fabulous for a group brunch or take home for dinner during the week. they close early so be prepared if you go for dinner!
love the mimosa on a Saturday morning!

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★★★★★

fabulous for a group brunch or take home for dinner during the week. they close early so be prepared if you go for dinner!
love the mimosa on a Saturday morning!

Pros: great food, service, and specialty items

Cons: none other than closing at 7 pm!

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Some of their things are pretty tasty (like the blt, although sometimes it's too rich), and it's good to have a place like this in East Nashville. However, the staff is annoying with their upselling, it has taken 20 minutes for me to get a take-out sandwich, and service can be either great or below average. For someone who spent most of their adult life in a city with a real restaurant scene, it continues to be a disappointment. Since there is little competition in Nashville, they get away with a lot that wouldn't fly elsewhere. If you like cheese, the cheese plate is good, but I was really disappointed to find there was only one kind of cheese offered. Come on!

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★★★☆☆

Some of their things are pretty tasty (like the blt, although sometimes it's too rich), and it's good to have a place like this in East Nashville. However, the staff is annoying with their upselling, it has taken 20 minutes for me to get a take-out sandwich, and service can be either great or below average. For someone who spent most of their adult life in a city with a real restaurant scene, it continues to be a disappointment. Since there is little competition in Nashville, they get away with a lot that wouldn't fly elsewhere. If you like cheese, the cheese plate is good, but I was really disappointed to find there was only one kind of cheese offered. Come on!

Pros: one of the only places for brunch in East Nashville, cute interior

Cons: overhyped in general, service can be terrible and pretentious

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I first visited Marche' for my birthday as a gift from a friend-and I loved it. I planned to visit the restaurant often, the prices were affordable and the food was great. I visited the establishment the next week and it was awful. The server was rude and not very attentive. I order a dessert that was absolutely awful, it seemed to have been cooked days before it was serve-in turn I advised the waiter that I did not want it and was it possible to get something else. He had already brought the ticket and seemed to be very upset that he had to charge me .75 more cent for the difference in the price of the dessert. It seemed to me that the dessert was so old that they could spot me the 75 cent for the inconvience but they did not. As if that was not bad enough about the ticket the waiter then snatched the plate out of my hand to take back the hardened rock they called blondie. It took longer to get the dessert than to get my actual main course. The server then sent someone else to bring it to me but he followed within seconds to bring the check. We paid the check and proceeded out of the restaurant. We were then abruptly chased out of the restaurant by the General Manager. She wanted to know if everything was okay and we said yes. She then proceeds to tell us that our tip did not indicate that everything was okay. We gave a tip of 14% of the whole ticket-etiquette clearly states that you tip 15% of the price of the food not on drinks, so if we tipped 14% of the total ticket I know we were okay. I have never been disrespected in such a way. We have complained to the restaurant but no response has been given. I am telling everyone I know that if unless you want to be treated poorly do not set foot in there door. I commend the cooks because they are keeping the place open because if it was up the wait staff the place would have closed before they even opened. For a bunch of people who try to be the upper crest they surely don't know much about etiquette. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I first visited Marche' for my birthday as a gift from a friend-and I loved it. I planned to visit the restaurant often, the prices were affordable and the food was great. I visited the establishment the next week and it was awful. The server was rude and not very attentive. I order a dessert that was absolutely awful, it seemed to have been cooked days before it was serve-in turn I advised the waiter that I did not want it and was it possible to get something else. He had already brought the ticket and seemed to be very upset that he had to charge me .75 more cent for the difference in the price of the dessert. It seemed to me that the dessert was so old that they could spot me the 75 cent for the inconvience but they did not. As if that was not bad enough about the ticket the waiter then snatched the plate out of my hand to take back the hardened rock they called blondie. It took longer to get the dessert than to get my actual main course. The server then sent someone else to bring it to me but he followed within seconds to bring the check. We paid the check and proceeded out of the restaurant. We were then abruptly chased out of the restaurant by the General Manager. She wanted to know if everything was okay and we said yes. She then proceeds to tell us that our tip did not indicate that everything was okay. We gave a tip of 14% of the whole ticket-etiquette clearly states that you tip 15% of the price of the food not on drinks, so if we tipped 14% of the total ticket I know we were okay. I have never been disrespected in such a way. We have complained to the restaurant but no response has been given. I am telling everyone I know that if unless you want to be treated poorly do not set foot in there door. I commend the cooks because they are keeping the place open because if it was up the wait staff the place would have closed before they even opened. For a bunch of people who try to be the upper crest they surely don't know much about etiquette. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!

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ok. i live within walking distance of marche'. i am obsessed with it and eat there wayyy more than i should, probably 3-4 times a week. if you go around lunch and opt to get a sandwich, order a side of their "apricot chutney" they may say they don't have it, but ask for what was on the benton's country ham sandwich. IT WILL MAKE YOUR SANDWICH THE TASTIEST THING YOU'VE EVER HAD IN YOUR LIFE. this is serious. write that down....apri-cot chut-ney....amazing. every waiter/waitress is fun and friendly and ready to help you in any way...i really love it...also i see famous people sometimes if you're into that sort of thing.....anyway, it's awesome...i eat there enough to know. it's consistently delicious/amazing/fun/relatively inexpensive

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★★★★★

ok. i live within walking distance of marche'. i am obsessed with it and eat there wayyy more than i should, probably 3-4 times a week. if you go around lunch and opt to get a sandwich, order a side of their "apricot chutney" they may say they don't have it, but ask for what was on the benton's country ham sandwich. IT WILL MAKE YOUR SANDWICH THE TASTIEST THING YOU'VE EVER HAD IN YOUR LIFE. this is serious. write that down....apri-cot chut-ney....amazing. every waiter/waitress is fun and friendly and ready to help you in any way...i really love it...also i see famous people sometimes if you're into that sort of thing.....anyway, it's awesome...i eat there enough to know. it's consistently delicious/amazing/fun/relatively inexpensive

Pros: food, waitstaff, ambience, parking

Cons: sometimes the bill...but not usually

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We went to Marche two weekends ago for brunch. The restaurant was crowded and we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table, but it was well worth it. The quaint atmosphere and decor made the wait more enjoyable. We were pretty hungry when we sat down, so we ordered several dishes and shared them all. Our server was pleasant and offered his recommendations. The omlette was delicious and the crepes were to die for. We also tried several other smaller items and all were incredible. I would recommend anyone go to Marche, but make sure you're not in a hurry because it's not a big place and it fills up fast. I don't venture into East Nashville much, but I will for Marche!

2
★★★★★

We went to Marche two weekends ago for brunch. The restaurant was crowded and we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table, but it was well worth it. The quaint atmosphere and decor made the wait more enjoyable. We were pretty hungry when we sat down, so we ordered several dishes and shared them all. Our server was pleasant and offered his recommendations. The omlette was delicious and the crepes were to die for. We also tried several other smaller items and all were incredible. I would recommend anyone go to Marche, but make sure you're not in a hurry because it's not a big place and it fills up fast. I don't venture into East Nashville much, but I will for Marche!

Pros: great food, good service, quaint atmosphere

Cons: crowded, tables somewhat close

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I've had issues with the fancier Cafe Margot but they get every single thing right at Marche. I recently had creamed chicken for lunch here and I almost burst into tears because it was SO right for the rainy, cool day. And here was this plate of delicious creamed chicken and toasted baguette....oh, dear. I wanted to stay all day and keep eating it until they closed.

I like the room, I like that it's bustling without being panicky, I like that I can choose to have waiter-service or self-service, I like that it's inexpensive, I like that it's delicious. It's just like eating in a medium-sized French town, only you get the added benefit of being able to keep an eye on Hunter's Auto as well. I love this place. And I'm a difficult person, so that's saying something.

If I had to say anything negative, I'd say that the "market" selection is borderline anemic. Expensive oatmeal and Nutella. Eh. They have the space; there should be more.

But I love the restaurant part. LOVE. Love.

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★★★★★

I've had issues with the fancier Cafe Margot but they get every single thing right at Marche. I recently had creamed chicken for lunch here and I almost burst into tears because it was SO right for the rainy, cool day. And here was this plate of delicious creamed chicken and toasted baguette....oh, dear. I wanted to stay all day and keep eating it until they closed.

I like the room, I like that it's bustling without being panicky, I like that I can choose to have waiter-service or self-service, I like that it's inexpensive, I like that it's delicious. It's just like eating in a medium-sized French town, only you get the added benefit of being able to keep an eye on Hunter's Auto as well. I love this place. And I'm a difficult person, so that's saying something.

If I had to say anything negative, I'd say that the "market" selection is borderline anemic. Expensive oatmeal and Nutella. Eh. They have the space; there should be more.

But I love the restaurant part. LOVE. Love.

Pros: Fantastic flavor, lovely room

Cons: Practically none

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OK, so EVERY new restaurant has some start-up pains, and it takes more than one bad experience to sour me on a restaurant. Thankfully, that policy is irrelevant since, unlike the previous reviewer, my partner, best friend and myself had a GREAT first experience at Marche last Saturday.

We arrived at around 12:30 and the place was full, but not crammed; we lucked up and caught someone leaving and sat right down. Our server was friendly and attentive, and best of all knew the menu well enough to be able to make accurate recommendations. We started out with a bowl of the soup du jour (veg. white bean) and the artisanal cheese plate which arrived promptly, in just the right size portions, and were delicious. The blood-orange mimosas were an ever-so-slightly upscale version of the familiar brunch-time favorite, and good enough that we had two each.

Main courses were the omlettes du jour (mushroom and mozarella) for two of us and the crepes du jour (salmon) for myself. All arrived freshly prepared, perfectly seasoned and portioned just right to fill, but not stuff.

When the check arrived, it turned out to be one of the better non-Waffle House brunches we'd shared in a while. ;-)

On top of the great in-house food, the store also features some fairly hard to find grocery items (for those of us who don't live next door to Wild Oats) like stone-cut oatmeal and one of my personal favorite little luxuries, Nutella (a European chocolate hazelnut butter.) WOOHOO!!!!

We'll be back!!!

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★★★★★

OK, so EVERY new restaurant has some start-up pains, and it takes more than one bad experience to sour me on a restaurant. Thankfully, that policy is irrelevant since, unlike the previous reviewer, my partner, best friend and myself had a GREAT first experience at Marche last Saturday.

We arrived at around 12:30 and the place was full, but not crammed; we lucked up and caught someone leaving and sat right down. Our server was friendly and attentive, and best of all knew the menu well enough to be able to make accurate recommendations. We started out with a bowl of the soup du jour (veg. white bean) and the artisanal cheese plate which arrived promptly, in just the right size portions, and were delicious. The blood-orange mimosas were an ever-so-slightly upscale version of the familiar brunch-time favorite, and good enough that we had two each.

Main courses were the omlettes du jour (mushroom and mozarella) for two of us and the crepes du jour (salmon) for myself. All arrived freshly prepared, perfectly seasoned and portioned just right to fill, but not stuff.

When the check arrived, it turned out to be one of the better non-Waffle House brunches we'd shared in a while. ;-)

On top of the great in-house food, the store also features some fairly hard to find grocery items (for those of us who don't live next door to Wild Oats) like stone-cut oatmeal and one of my personal favorite little luxuries, Nutella (a European chocolate hazelnut butter.) WOOHOO!!!!

We'll be back!!!

Pros: Unique dishes, grocery items, great service

Cons: Too many "du jours" to be able to try them all!

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First of all, I always try to support new businesses in East Nashville and appreciate their efforts. Needless to say, when I heard that Margot's (possibly my favorite restaurant in all of Nashville) was opening a sister restaurant I was thrilled!
However, disappointed does not even begin to describe how I felt last weekend eating breakfast at Marche. The horrible service and bad attitude was almost unbelievable! After an entire conversation about how much we love the artisan cheese and bread plate, the waitress forgot to bring it out. One of our guest finally flagged down the waitress for a refill of coffee... she filled only that one of the three cups then walked off not to be seen again until the meal was over. I ordered the quiche du jore which is normally fantastic, however this time it came with what looked like paint on the crust. Marche management explained it was probably part of the pan that had come off. Management then asked if I would like something else so I ordered the cheese plate... again. Apparently they wanted us out of there at that point and served the cheese plate to me in a plastic "to go" box. We asked the waitress why she erved the main course of my breakfast in the plastic container only to have the box snatched from the table and the manager to snap "For God sakes, I have another up front"

I have never been treated so rudely, received such horrible service or felt worse about giving someone my hard earned money. As I said ealier, Margot's may be my favorite restaurant in all of Nashville, but because of how poorly I was treated last weekend I will probably never go to her restaurant and will certainly never step foot in the artisan bakery again.

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★★★☆☆

First of all, I always try to support new businesses in East Nashville and appreciate their efforts. Needless to say, when I heard that Margot's (possibly my favorite restaurant in all of Nashville) was opening a sister restaurant I was thrilled!
However, disappointed does not even begin to describe how I felt last weekend eating breakfast at Marche. The horrible service and bad attitude was almost unbelievable! After an entire conversation about how much we love the artisan cheese and bread plate, the waitress forgot to bring it out. One of our guest finally flagged down the waitress for a refill of coffee... she filled only that one of the three cups then walked off not to be seen again until the meal was over. I ordered the quiche du jore which is normally fantastic, however this time it came with what looked like paint on the crust. Marche management explained it was probably part of the pan that had come off. Management then asked if I would like something else so I ordered the cheese plate... again. Apparently they wanted us out of there at that point and served the cheese plate to me in a plastic "to go" box. We asked the waitress why she erved the main course of my breakfast in the plastic container only to have the box snatched from the table and the manager to snap "For God sakes, I have another up front"

I have never been treated so rudely, received such horrible service or felt worse about giving someone my hard earned money. As I said ealier, Margot's may be my favorite restaurant in all of Nashville, but because of how poorly I was treated last weekend I will probably never go to her restaurant and will certainly never step foot in the artisan bakery again.

Pros: Convenient location, Nice renovation for East Nashville

Cons: Service, Attitude, Selection

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My friend told me that this was a great little place, but I did not find it to be so enjoyable. If you like listening to a bell being rang repeatedly while your trying to enjoy your cold soup ( i think it was supposed to be warm?) However, if you like a snotty crowd and an overpriced menu this place might be for you!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend told me that this was a great little place, but I did not find it to be so enjoyable. If you like listening to a bell being rang repeatedly while your trying to enjoy your cold soup ( i think it was supposed to be warm?) However, if you like a snotty crowd and an overpriced menu this place might be for you!

Pros: Not many

Cons: Everything

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It is so refreshing to have a reasonably priced meal that is delicious. My experience was ideal from the service to the food. Our waiter was attentive but not too attentive and eager to recommend items on the menu. (you can tell when a waitperson really likes the food) I had the soup of the day which was a delightful potato leek. I ate the autumn salad and my friend had the crepes. My salad was piled high with roasted fall vegetables and topped with shaved parmesan. My friend commented that her crepes were some of the best she's ever eaten. For dessert we shared the almond bread pudding. Yummmmmm! I can still remember the taste and how the creme anglaise was the perfect consistancy with bits of vanilla bean. This is my favorite place to eat lunch. By the way, I don't live in east Nashville. I can't wait to try breakfast. I took home the granola and I'm addicted to it!

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★★★★★

It is so refreshing to have a reasonably priced meal that is delicious. My experience was ideal from the service to the food. Our waiter was attentive but not too attentive and eager to recommend items on the menu. (you can tell when a waitperson really likes the food) I had the soup of the day which was a delightful potato leek. I ate the autumn salad and my friend had the crepes. My salad was piled high with roasted fall vegetables and topped with shaved parmesan. My friend commented that her crepes were some of the best she's ever eaten. For dessert we shared the almond bread pudding. Yummmmmm! I can still remember the taste and how the creme anglaise was the perfect consistancy with bits of vanilla bean. This is my favorite place to eat lunch. By the way, I don't live in east Nashville. I can't wait to try breakfast. I took home the granola and I'm addicted to it!

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Chef Margot McCormack has enjoyed success for a long while at her restaurant Margot, and just around the corner in East Nashville her brunch-breakfast-lunch spot, Marche, offers the same dedication to organic and local ingredients at a…

 

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