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New Marche downtown low on quality, high on service charges


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New Marche downtown low on quality, high on service charges

BitesandNibbles | Sep 13, 2010 04:01 PM

We were going to check out the newly reopened Marche in Brookfield Place downtown last week. There is a sign greeting patrons by the front door saying they are charging an extra 12 per cent automatic service fee on top of your bill for service, however. You also get incorrectly charged HST on the service fee, which means it works out to more than 12 per cent.

Inside the cafeteria style restaurant, the service is anything but worth the money. It appears as if staff don't care. Dirty dishes are left on tables, cooks at the food stations act as if customers are interrupting their important work and everything is rushed.

You could do better at the nearby Ryerson University student cafeteria, for a fraction of the price.

Food quality is even worse. Salmon looks grey and out of date, potato rosti is served cold and vegetables are lifeless. I can't see this lasting very long.

4061 Rue Hochelaga, Montreal, QC H1V, CA

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