The lighting is dim, the wine is fantastic, and the ingredients are all high quality and imported. When you visit, you will note that to your right sits a gorgeous bar, to your left, a quaint coffee station, and a few steps ahead of you, a display of cured, hanging meats, cheeses, breads and fresh fish that will make your mouth water. Near the entrance is an old-school rack displaying current magazines and newspapers; a testament to the level of attention paid to detail.
|Indoor bar at Marion|
The attention to detail, both aesthetically and culinarily speaking, is what makes this place great. Owners Michael Ridard and Mathieu Massa seem to have knocked it out of the park with this latest venture.
FOOD. Let's talk about it! To start, our meal began with a great wine, the M Rose Chateau Minuty. Delicate and flavorful, it paired well with everything we ordered.
The burrata is spectacular. The best. This is typically one of my favorite appetizer selections so I was eager to try it. I was happy to find that we were served a large portion, of course it was chilled, served with a selection of grape tomatoes and fresh ground pepper. It was heaven.
Next in line, the charcuterie plate, you have the option of 3, 5 or 7 different selections of delicious cured meats, hams, salamis and cheeses.
|Charcuterie at Marion|
|Oysters & Burrata|
|Marion main entrance|
Location: 1111 SW 1st Avenue (click here for directions)
Reservations: Opentable.com or 786-717-7512
Hours: 11:00-3:00; 5:30-11:30. Closed on Sundays.
My meal at Marion was complimentary. My review is honest. The food was good and the atmosphere was very nice.