This lovely restuarant provides the people of France with a little bit of Spain. With hues of red and brown, the restaurant’s interior is intimate with a romantic atmosphere. However, La Tasca also has an outdoor patio with bright white furniture, and pops of green nature throughout, creating a lively environment. Ideal for groups, La Tasca is the best place to split a few plates of appetizers, including an Iberian ham plate, calamari, patatas bravas, and more. You can also enjoy a full dinner, with dishes such as pulpo, or octopus, and paella. Either way, everything on the menu pairs perfectly with a delicious red wine or Spanish cava. If you’re looking for a place that offers diverse finger foods as well as formal dinners, La Tasca is the right choice for you.
Al Dente is an Italian bistro with dishes so delectable you won’t believe it. The contemporary restaurant features modern décor with art on the walls, and a staircase in the center, similar to that of a trendy loft. The menu features Italian eats, such as Ossobuco, Tagilatelle with scallops and saffron sauce, focaccia caprese, macaroni salad, pesto and spinach ravioli, and more. For dessert, indulge in their famous chocolate profiteroles. All the meals are prepared with fresh, local ingredients, and presented so beautifully that you won’t even want to eat it. Dining at Al Dente will be a wonderful, and elegant, experience you won’t ever forget.
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La Caravelle is the restaurant and wine bar located inside of the Hôtel Bellevue. Complete with unique décor, the lounge has a nautical sailor theme, which perfectly compliments the view of Vieux Port de Marseille. Whether or not you’re a guest of the hotel, grab a group of friends and enjoy a drink out on the comfortable patio, while snacking on a few of their most popular appetizers. A few local favorites include their large tapas plate, mixed salad with prosciutto, and cuttlefish. In addition to the creative cocktails and diverse menu, La Caravelle hosts live music throughout the week. Listen to local artists perform a variety of genres, but especially jazz. If you can’t make it for dinner, be sure to try their breakfast.
There’s a good chance that when you walk past Dos Hermanas, you’ll hear a lot of noise, but that’s just the sound of people laughing and having a good time. The funky cantina serves the very best of Spanish tapas, including calamari, patatas bravas, ham and cheese plates, pulpo, and more. With everything on the menu being so delicious, most people order a number of dishes and share amongst the table. The food isn’t the only thing at Dos Hermanas that’s good for sharing. Order a pitcher of Spanish sangria, made with fresh fruit and fine, red wine. The restaurant has eclectic décor all over the walls and windows, and is even complete with a little stage for when they host live music performances. You will definitely enjoy yourself here, but be sure that your eyes aren’t bigger than your stomach, it’s easy to get swept away.
La Part Des Anges
Wine Bar, Bar, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Pub Grub, French
Adjacent to the Marseille Opera House, La Part des Anges is an eclectic restaurant that serves the best of French, Spanish, and Italian dishes. Munch on fish and chips, French onion soup, patatas bravas, and a diverse ham and cheese platter. Although the food is outstanding, the wine list is heavenly. Sip on a glass of red or white at the bar, or purchase a bottle to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. La Part des Anges also offers whiskies from all over the world, including Japan and Ireland. From the welcoming staff to the comfortable atmosphere, this Canebiére bistro is dedicated to making you feel at home.
A popular destination for breakfast, Melo provides a sunny terrace to enjoy a gourmet coffee and cake in the morning. While this experience is certainly pleasant, it’s not necessarily exciting, but return to Melo Café during the evening and watch the restaurant transform into a festive dance club. Break out into a sweat out on the dance floor while you rock out to a live band performing your favorite tunes. Once you work up an appetite, relax in a booth and enjoy everything from a juicy burger with fries to a thick steak and a fresh salad. In addition to dancing, Melo Café hosts a popular karaoke night throughout the week. So, whether you prefer to sing or to dance, Melo is the place for you.
Located in the heart of the city next to the Opera house and other tourist attractions, Le Grand Latin is a popular place for people spending a night out on the town. The restaurant is quite spacious inside, so feel free to dine in a large group. However, the small terrace is intimately cozy, and provides a perfect view for people watching. Feast on classic Italian pastas such as risotto, penne, ravioli, spaghetti, and more. Then for dessert, enjoy a molten chocolate cake or a refreshing raspberry sorbet. Both the wine and coffee lists are pretty extensive, so you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll enjoy, whether you’re looking to wind down and relax, or have a late night pick me up. Le Grand Latin gets loud fairly often, but if you’re quiet, you may hear a few lovely sounds from the orchestra at the nearby Opera.
While many of the restaurants in the area feature cuisine from other countries, La Côte de Boeuf serves classic French favorites, many of which include hearty meats and satisfying chowders. Sample appetizers such as foie gras and bone marrow, before filling up on plates like steak tartare and French onion soup. The wine list is almost the size of a book, with endless options on dozens and dozens of pages. Though Côte de Bouef may be on the smaller side, the first-class fair, cozy atmosphere, pleasant staff, and reasonable prices more than make up for it. Be sure to try all of their meat dishes, including pork ribs, beef tenderloin, the meats and cheese tapas plate, and of course, the côte de bouef.
Fishmonger, Restaurant, Seafood, Vegetarian, French
Along with the exquisite views, one of the other benefits of being so close to the Port is the freshness of fish and seafood. To make it even better, there is a fish market directly in front of Toinou, which sells to both the restaurant and the public. Guests of the restaurant get to pick out the exact piece of seafood that they want, and then the chefs at Toinou go in the back and prepare it for you. Lobster is a very popular choice, although there are platters available that include muses, clams, and shrimp. Meals are served with fries to create fish and chips, although you can substitute them for a healthy, crisp salad. Even though seafood is Toinou’s specialty, the desserts are surprisingly delicious, so be sure to order one when you finish up your meal. Address and Telephone: 3 Cours Saint-Louis Marseille, FR
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