Restaurant Review: Monsieur Marcel

Helena Heslov October 29, 2013 2
Restaurant Review: Monsieur Marcel
  • Ambiance
  • Service
  • Quality
  • Diversity of menu options

Monsieur Marcel is a French café and market that will make you feel as if you have stopped for a delicious lunch on the streets of Paris. From the exquisite macaroons to the eye-catching quiches, every cuisine available at this restaurant truly resembles a piece of art. 

According to the restaurant’s website, Stephane Strouk, who was born and raised in France, and his wife Katy Strouk, who is a California native, own Monsieur Marcel. Strouk’s philosophy for the restaurant is, “If you never try, you’ll never know.” There are so many different options at Monsieur Marcel— one should definitely try to order each object on the menu at one point or another.

After dinner, the waiter brings customers a giant platter of desserts. The menu also offers special single desserts, such as their melt-in-your-mouth créme brûlée or their traditional French chocolate mousse. Monsieur Marcel’s fun and flavorful assortment of macaroons make a delicious advisory snack. Customers miss out if they leave Monsieur Marcel without a dessert.

This trendy restaurant has an outdoor patio kept cool with colorful umbrellas— perfect for a sunny day in Los Angeles. You might forget you are not dining at a local Café on L’avenue des Champs Elysees.

The last time I ate at Monsieur Marcel, I ordered the “Quiche Lorraine,” a French quiche made with ham and Gruyère cheese. It is tasty and so satisfying— I now order it every time I visit.

It’s pretty much guaranteed that you will not walk out of Monsieur Marcel without feeling fulfilled and already planning your next visit! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monsieur Marcel is a great place to have a fun meal out with your family or friends. With Monsieur’s joyful atmosphere and excitable employees, you might even want to add it to the list of your favorite restaurants in LA.

Featured Image: Crispy Salmon with Spaghetti Squash Photography: Helena Heslov ’16


  1. Ana Berman December 6, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    MM is a great restaurant and I have been there many times!

  2. Roxy Strouk November 1, 2013 at 6:21 am - Reply

    thank you soo much for writing about MM.

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