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Bar Marseille

4.4
82 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Named after the famed port city in southern France, Bar Marseille celebrates the eclectic collection of flavors that can be found along the coast.

The menu – led by chef Nicholas Morales – features Provençal cuisine with highlights like Mussels and Fries with Coconut Lemongrass; Steak Tartare; Bouillabaisse; and Loup de Mer, as well as bistro classics like French Onion Soup, Steak Frites and a signature Burger.

A robust wine list, curated by Partner Kylie Monagan and Sommelier Despoina Karapostolaki, offers 100+ selections focused on the Provence appellation. Partner Tanya Saxena’s beverage program offers a wide variety of French aperitifs and digestifs.

The restaurant design features a blue marble bar, spacious seating and a second story outdoor dining patio and lounge.

Experiences

  • The French Feast

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy the very best of French culture and cuisine by partaking in our Chef's specially curated family style feast including a Prosecco Toast, Choice of Three Appetizers, Three Entrees and Three Sides (some up charges will apply for premium items), Chocolate Pot de Creme for the table and after dinner drinks. $65pp exclusive of tax and gratuity. Available for parties of 4 or more.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Thu - Sat 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7
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4.3
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4.2
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GAlvin
New England
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. A tiny bit loud but very bistro-like experience. Second floor deck would be great on a warm evening. Excellent experience!

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Adams
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved the food. The service was great. We were a little disappointed in the ambiance. Unfortunately there is a lot of construction going on across the way so our view was of the empty lots. Because of the weather (not their fault) we couldn't enjoy their rooftop.

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Aleksandra
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was amazing! Super cozy with that beach vibe. We went for dinner on Friday evening and surprise- live music! Fantastic. Dominique and all bussers took an exceptional care of us and food was deliscious,thank you for making this experience unique.
Will definitely come back for more dinners :)

Bar Marseille
Responded 10 hours ago

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our live Friday night band, the energy at Bar Marseille is unbeatable. We hope to see you again soon!

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Finn
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food very good. Wait staff were the best I have come across in quite a while.

Bar Marseille
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for your review, our staff are very passionate about upholding the best service at Bar Marseille. We hope to see you again!

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Kbravo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely brunch out in the top deck area was spacious & pleasant.

Bar Marseille
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for the review! Our rooftop is unlike anything in the Rockaways and we are so glad you enjoyed dining al fresco. We hope to see you again!

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vipEllie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time there and everyone @ Bar Marseilles was so lovely and attentive and all our choices were very delicious! We will definitely be back!!

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AmritaG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent but the view is really not good. The pictures on Google maps were kind of misleading. There is no view of the ocean even though the person on the phone said you could see it from the rooftop. Anyway, the food is kind of pricey but it’s worth it!

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NewYorkNewbie
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. I’d like the rooftop experience. Good ambience

Bar Marseille
Responded on June 2, 2021

NewYorkNewbie- Thank you for the notes. We hope to see you again soon, the rooftop never disappoints. -James

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vipImpressMe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The pea and ricotta salad was outstanding. The onion soup was good, the mussels and bouillabaisse were ok.

The place was loud and energetic but not what I would call a relaxed French Bistro vibe where I would want to linger; so not what I expected from the descriptions I had read. It was a Saturday night however, and the DJ was good and added to the energy of the restaurant.

The staff was eager and active but I felt a little rushed.

I would go back to try the $1 oysters on Wednesdays but not for a weekend dinner.

Bar Marseille
Responded on June 2, 2021

ImpressMe- Thank you for the review. It is upsetting to hear we did not live up to your high standards and hope you will come back to give us another try. We do have a lively crowd on the weekends so please visit us mid week if you're looking to relax. Hope to see you soon. -James

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great addition to rockaways restaurant scene. The food was good. Our bottle of wine was not chilled properly. We had a noisy table next to us in which we had to speak over. The service was excellent.
Overall, nice evening. Would go back again.

Bar Marseille
Responded on June 2, 2021

AlisonS- Thank you for the 5 star review and noting the great service. We hope the warm weather brings you back soon. Stay well- James

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vipStevenF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Decor - minimalist
Ambiance - none
Food - very good
Service - excellent

I ordered bouillabaisse. Unfortunately the fish and the shrimp were both very bad (not fresh!!). I told the waitstaff that I could not eat this dish. Without any hesitation on their part they removed the dish and replaced it. No questions asked. We were hoping to seat on their roof deck and enjoy the ocean views. Unfortunately the deck was closed. Suggestion call ahead and ask.

As much as I enjoyed the food and appreciated the waitstaff, I would not go back. Plastic chairs and tables, no decor adds up to a lack of ambiance, which adds so much to the dining experience.

Bar Marseille
Responded on June 2, 2021

StevenF-Thank you for the notes. Unfortunately the roof has been closed due to weather. It is always far colder than expected and we hope the Summer season will make it possible soon. I hope that you are willing to give us another try. We take pride in serving fresh fish (and all other foods) and your experience was not the norm. Best regards- James

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. Staff is very attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipRainbow3fe
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lovely restaurant has delicious food and a very interesting wine list. The staff are friendly and professional. There are many great menu options. We love the French Onion Soup and Bouilabaisse. We enjoyed our oysters on the half shell.

Bar Marseille
Responded on June 2, 2021

Rainbow4fe- Thank you for the wonderful review of both your dining experience and our staff. The soup is a favorite of mine as well! We take pride in both! Hope to see you again soon! -James

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I went in with my boyfriend at 7pm for dinner on a Saturday night. We felt like the staff there was a bit overwhelmed. When we walked in were weren’t greeted for awhile and no smiles from the staff. The host came by and started to say “Sorry we aren’t taking walk-ins” but I let her know that we actually had a reservation. We thought it was weird because the restaurant was practically empty and she assumed we were just walk-ins? Maybe because we look young, who knows.

My cocktail was good, I had the “French Kiss”, he ordered a whiskey neat.

The food was decent but I don’t think it was worth the price. We had the cheese board and charcuterie for an appetizer. Which we ordered first, with our drinks. Then the bartender came back and took our entree orders. He ordered the steak and I ordered the Provencal moules. The bartender brought out my entree with the apps. The mussels were room temp a few even cold and I could tell the fries had been sitting out :( So I let him know that they weren’t hot and to bring it out with the steak.

The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare! When my mussels came out they were nice and hot, however they didn’t add any of the sauce and the mussels were gritty. Maybe it was just an off night, but I was disappointed.

The place is super cute and has that hotel restaurant vibe.

It definitely has potential but our experience wasn’t the best. We might come back and try again in a few months, as we do want to support local restaurants. Right now, I recommend coming in to sit on the roof top for a cocktail and an app, but that’s it.

Bar Marseille
Responded on June 2, 2021

Sydney- Thank you for the notes. I'm sorry that the food was not up to standards and that upon entering you did not feel well met. I am glad you enjoyed the environment and cocktails. Please come back and give us another try. -James

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alimentaryadventurer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

This is a restaurant that holds promise but is not able to deliver. The food is exceptional but the service, ambience, noise makes what could be a high end restaurant in Rockaway a poor representation. My suggestion would be to develop 2 alternatives. A high end eat in restaurant and the beachy snack bar and drink that it is. The food is worthy of dining but not in its current form.

Bar Marseille
Responded on June 2, 2021

I am sorry you did not like the ambiance and are looking for a different vibe. It is good to hear that the food was a consistent positive. Thanks for coming in! -James

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WashicaL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services waiter was very helpful and professional. Food was delicious had a lovely brunch with friends will be going back soon.

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LennoxG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and ambience. Food was very good and arrived in a timely fashion.

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Gabi
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

had a nice time overall. Excited for summer so we can sit on the upper deck outside

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came here on a whim after reading about their live music and mussels ! Honestly, the food was good. Some things were way better than others. But that’s at any place really. Grilled Oysters are amazing as are their Oysters Rockefeller. I was really excited about the deviled eggs, but they weren’t what I was expecting. Shrimp are HUGE and the mussels in the Thai sauce were amazing !! We also had their cheese board, eggplant gratin and my fave ... the chocolate pot de creme. THIS IS WHAT SOLD IT FOR ME ! Beside the service being top notch, the live music was a beautiful touch.

I think this is an amazing little hidden gem :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the staff/ servers great will attend again🔥

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viplefty
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were disappointed that the roof terrace is not yet open. However, when we arrived, it was about 15 degrees colder in Rockaway than in Central Queens. Staff was lovely and helpful. Meal was very good. Martini was a bit small. Good variety of pastis.

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vipGeorge
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is authentic and very well prepared. Only one item to avoid: The steak frites. You want steak, go to a steakhouse. Here it is so-so, not very flavorful. Everthing else is very good to superb. Superb soup, mussels, burger, mahi mahi and all the appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The mussels provencale were exceptional. So was the olive oil lemon cake although there always too much cream on it. Some baguette would have been nice. It’s a lovely addition to the neighborhood and will be greet on the rooftop when the weather gets warmer.

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EldaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went to dinner at Bar Marseille Friday evening. The food and service were wonderful. Also, the tables were at least six feet apart which added to our enjoyment.

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DavidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

We were not told tip was included- we were scammed. Included gratuity is called Administrative Fee. Creepy

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vipChris
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I recently visited Bar Marseille on a Saturday night with another couple. We were celebrating my friend and my girlfriend, both of whom recently got new jobs. Let me start by saying the staff was extremely attentive and friendly. They gave us multiple rounds of free shots later in the evening and showed us the roof deck after dinner (it will be opened in 2 weeks). The food was also excellent. We started with some grilled oysters and the burrata app special. For mains, my friend and I both got the steak frites (go with the grass fed strip - it was worth the extra money), and the steak was cooked perfectly. The girls got the bouillabaisse and the tuna burger, which were very fresh and delicious. The cocktails were also well done and the decor was inventive (themed after Art Deco Miami - they have a framed photo from The Birdcage on the wall). Will definitely be going back once the roof deck is open for some live music on Friday nights.

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AKHobbes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go, you won't regret it. Lemon Olive Oil Cake. You're welcome.

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MarkM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Little ambiance in the outdoor seating area. Attentive wait staff but entrees took forever. Pricey wine list.

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vipAnnFnp
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service. Very accommodating . Had outside reservations but it was cold and they graciously put us inside.
All dishes were delicious

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vipelizabethe
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! Delicious French-inspired food and cocktails in the heart of Rockaway's Renaissance. A great après place --the ambiance is a beautiful mash-up of Marseille and Miami Beach. We will be back!

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Flimnap
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Markups on the wine list are astronomical! Oysters were very clean and properly opened. preparation and seasoning of steak tartare and grilled octopus salad was a little heavy-handed and over-seasoned, but we were happily surprised the octopus wasn't over-cooked and the tartare was hand-cut, rather than ground. Wait staff was enthusiastic and friendly.

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Caryn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More casual than I expected so that I feel comfortable that I can just call to see if they have a table available and pop in for a quick drink and appetizer, and don't have to save this for a full dinner. I will be back with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food and good steak and fries. Definitely try the cream of spinach with breadcrumbs called (winter greens).

Bar Marseille
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars. Our chef loves to hear such positive feedback. Come back soon! -James

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viplisa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We really liked the decor and feel of the reataurant. The menu was somewhat limited but that was okay. The

Bar Marseille
Responded on April 13, 2021

Lisa- Thank you for your thoughts. Please know that the warm weather is brining some exciting changes to our menu and hope you return to try us again. -James

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SusanW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

Bar Marseille
Responded on April 13, 2021

SusanW- Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate the full scope review. -James

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun ambience and delicious food!

Bar Marseille
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing ! Great addition to The Rockaways !

Bar Marseille
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you! Come back soon when the rooftop terrace is open, great views and fun vibes. - James

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MartaR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious meal served in a well designed and pleasant environment. The service was excellent as well.

Bar Marseille
Responded on April 13, 2021

MartaR- We appreciate the 5 stars and we appreciate the great words for our staff. Spring/Summer has an exciting entertainment lineup coming and we hope that you stop by to enjoy. -James

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Jayc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch grilled chicken sandwich is great and it’s a big sandwich, mahi magi sandwich is also great and if you love fries get the the truffle fries! And a side of aoili

Bar Marseille
Responded on March 30, 2021

Jayc- Thank you for the great review. I love the mahi sandwich myself and who doesn't adore truffle fries?! We have a fun music schedule as well as the rooftop opening soon so hopefully you will stop by again! -James

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I looooove this place !

Bar Marseille
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you!

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You can order delivery directly from Bar Marseille using the Order Online button. Bar Marseille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 513-2474.

Bar Marseille is rated 4.4 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.