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The Marans

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US$9 - US$26
Canadian, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

We were there for a birthday celebration dinner. From start to finish, we were very pleased with how Jennifer, our server and hostess, handled us all on a busy evening. The Mezzo and bread platters were more than adequate and the lamb shank delicious. A...good and reasonably priced wine list made up for the lack of selection in beers...no dark beer available.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed November 11, 2021 via mobile

If you are looking for an experience out of the ordinary then The Marans would be it! Exquisite food beautifully presented in a warm and spacious dining environment, with service that is genuine and unpretentious…. nothing short of total satisfaction!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 18, 2021

We booked our table well in advance as we were warned about the popularity and small size of the restaurant. The atmosphere is very welcoming, with simple but inviting decor. We were very impressed with the execution of the dishes we ordered. The plating of...all dishes, and the flavour profiles were well thought out, and the portions ample. Perhaps there could have been more choice of wine by the glass, especially to promote the local wineries. For the most part, service was attentive and concerns regarding dietary restrictions were addressed by our server and the kitchen. We were disappointed that cell phone usage was not monitored by the staff, who enabled a Facetime conversation that was disruptive in the setting. This is not a Kelsey's Roadhouse type of environment, but a fine dining establishment. No matter what the circumstances were for the call, perhaps it could have taken place in another location, such as outside the restaurant. We have eaten in many establishments the world over, where cell phone usage is prohibited so that every guest has the opportunity for an enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2021

I don't know how this is not the best restaurant in Picton according to TripAdvisor. The food was excellent, service was impeccable and the decor perfect. We are fortunate to have quite a few great restaurants in Montreal and the Marans would absolutely be very...competitive if it was transported in our city. To the chef, the owner and staff, I say well done.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 23, 2021

Service was very good. Meal was outstanding. Apps were Halloumi & Tomato Salad and Pork Dumplings. Mains: Braised Beef Shank and the special Atlantic Salmon. Desert of Chocolate Torte and "French Toast". Everything was done to perfection. One of the best meals we have had...in a long time. It was fully booked for the evening and the restaurant had clearly planned for numbers that could be handled with the staff available. We had no feeling of being rushed even though we were in the first sitting.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021

I considered myself fortunate to get a reservation because very few restaurants offer Ceviche on the menu. The ceviche was excellent. The chef put his own spin on the dish by including shrimp. Not something included where I had ceviche before. Not a vegetarian but...the MUSHROOM EN CROUTE description seemed to appeal to me. I should have asked more questions because the the puff pastry did not hold any mushrooms as I expected. A small puff, surrounded by the sauce, greens and a variety of mushrooms some of which were very salty. The plating was not appealing and I ended up leaving half of the food. My server, Jenny was excellent, Supporting local produce is important and I give them a pass on my entree.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

We ate at Marrans last night. What a wonderful experience. The perfectly executed farm to table dinner was the pinnacle of culinary art with total respect for the taste of the best ingredients. No contrived cooking here, just expertly prepared delicious local products. The decor...is simple and simply beautiful with everything in total harmony. Special mention to our server Jenny, who was the cherry on top of an exquisite dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021

My sister and I had a meal here, having a little vacation, we ordered the 5 course tasting menu and opted to be surprised. We were both surprised and delighted, the food was presented beautifully and each plate tasted amazing. We both agreed our favourite...was the first one, a roasted tomato dish, followed closely by the beef and roasted vegetable one. Service was friendly and kind. We both agreed we would remember this meal for a long time!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

Looking to try something new so we ate here for dinner during a long weekend in the County. Menu online looked fantastic so our expectations were very high. We found the ultimate result a little over zealous. Execution on some dishes missed the mark. Appetizers...were devilled eggs (FANTASTIC - best dish of the night) and beef carpaccio (total miss - worst dish of the night, beef was too thick and fatty, too many garnishes on the plate were confusing). Mains were lamb shank and duck lo mein. Both proteins were great. I really liked the orange flavour on the duck however The lo mein noodles were inedible after a few bites. Waaaaay to much ginger. Shared the chocolate torte for desert. The torte itself was great. Very decadent as described. The accompanying poached pear was poorly executed with skin and core still attached. Understand the restaurant has only been open for a month in this location and they are new to dinner service. If the kinks are worked out and execution improves this place has the potential to be a star in the County.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021

Wow! The food here was absolutely divine! We were very lucky enough to get a last minute reservation due to someone cancelling and I couldn't be happier with the service or quality of food! Everything is perfectly portioned, fresh, tasty and unique. I love that...you can tell the chef has put together the menu with expertise in regards to flavours, textures and colours. It's not a menu you will see anywhere else and that just adds to your unique dining experience. I will 100% be coming back and recommend The Marans to anyone who wants an upscale elevated meal!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Yes, The Marans offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Marans is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Marans is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5