+
Restaurants & Bars

Someone was asking about Marche in Menlo Park

Puppy Chow | Jan 18, 200411:38 AM     1

all the entrees were standouts - monkfish, guinea hen and lamb - and very pricey for SF, let alone Peninsula (low $30s). Starters were solid but not as special (baked oysters, fennel and apple salad and caesar salad) and the mushroom soup amuse was fantastic. seems like the sort of place where you would expect the caeasar to be prepared tableside but there is no room for that in the tightly paced space. seasonings on the starters seemed off, especially compared to the perfection of the entrees.

open kitchen (via windows, not open air) provides a bit of a 'peep show' but you can't really see much.

i'd request a booth next time, if possible.

wine list is very interesting, extensive and expensive. markups on many bottles approach 3 times retail. you can only partially get around this buy bringing in a bottle. corkage policy is $25 per bottle, 2 bottle limit but corkage is waived for every bottle purchased.

i definitely would go back for another special event if the dining location is peninsula.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving
Entertaining

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive...

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie
Food and Cooking

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you've got to make...

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package
Food Trends

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

by Kelsey Butler | Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes...

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online
Shop

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online

by David Klein | Mail order cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats are better (and more prolific) than ever...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.