When I visited: May 2013
Team: Andy D’Amico (Head Chef)
Rating in the Michelin Guide: Not in Guide (used to be recommended)
What to wear: Men – jeans or nice trousers and a shirt; women – jeans and a smart top or a smart dress (could go more casual)
Ambience: Friendly, fairly casual
Course of the meal: Steak frites
If I could change one thing: Smaller portion options
One of the things I like about shows on Broadway as opposed to in the West End is the fact that you get a free playbill (not that this justifies the inflated ticket prices which has unfortunately become a trend over in London too …). I made use of my playbill for the sparkling Kinky Boots to pick a post-theatre restaurant, and was very glad that Marseille was featured.
I have a penchant for big menus … even if the choices I make don’t end up being that varied, I just love to have lots of choice. Marseille certainly ticks that box, with an array of available pastas, salads, meat with fries, great wine and cocktails at pretty reasonable prices. It’s also a lot more ‘fun’ than a lot of fine dining restaurants; you feel that you could stay there for hours just enjoying yourself. This is definitely worth a visit if you’re lucky enough to be in NYC.