While French cooking techniques are part of culinary school basics, for many, many years, we have associated French cuisine with a kind of stuffiness. While other cuisines were branded as homey (think Italian), French cooking was treated as if it belonged to a special club of black-tie elites.
The modern era of fine dining is definitely more no-jacket-required; The Marc was at the forefront of this movement, and continues to be the standard-bearer when it comes to making French-influenced dishes and serving them in an atmosphere that mixes class with accessibility. With great servers who are happy to help guide you through the wine list to dishes that are simple yet wonderful, The Marc has removed the stuffiness from French cuisine without compromising what comes out of the kitchen. –Steven Sandor
9940 106 St., 780-429-2828, themarc.ca