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Le Grain de Sel

#284 of 1,882 Restaurants in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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39 rue de la Paix Marcel Paul, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 54 47 30
12:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 22:00
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Washington, DC
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

A friend of a friend had given us a photocopy of a tour book with some restaurants in Marseilles. This place had a good review so we decided to leave the tourist bustle of the old port and seek it out (really just 10 minutes walk from the old port). It's small and unassuming but the food was delicious and... More 

1 Thank DRK5
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Highly recommend this small (maybe 30-seat) establishment, which well merits a hike up some daunting hill stairs south of the Vieux Port. Polished friendly service in the front of the house, and three diligent chefs toiling in the compact, exposed kitchen -- all smiling as they work meticulously. (There are two seats at the bar overlooking the kitchen, for true... More 

Thank Murray M
Oxford UK
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Imaginative and adventurous food, great value wine list, and friendly, efficient and professional service

Thank Ruth B
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch...it's a bit off the beaten path but so worth it. (Just a 5 min walk from the touristy port and up a set of stairs from the large square with bigger restaurants). I had the menu du jour which changes daily or weekly. I savored every flavor, texture, and bite! Very inventive food. I've had a lot... More 

1 Thank choxke
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

superb service and food! With a packed restaurant and only 2 staff on the floor and 2 more in the kitchen the service was friendly, excellent, efficient and all you could want. The food was delicious, with a small menu based around locally sourced fare, every mouthful was delicious. Excellent attention to detail, an absolute delight!

Thank D3cadence
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

My wife and I had lunch at Le Grain Du Sel on Saturday, and were blown away by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the service. My wife is vegetarian, a fact that we had mentioned when we booked, so for her they had altered one of the starters to make it suitable, and made a main... More 

Thank Whaddney
Paris, France
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Honest, tasty, beautiful dishes with seasonal ingredients fresh from the market. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank oliviacho
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

I wish I could eat there every day - I had the set menu and loved every mouthful. Great wines too. Wonderful people and wonderful food!

Thank genkiLF
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

We were recommended to try Le Grain de Sel by a local journalist and am very glad we followed her advice. Unfortunately we were very rushed for time so skipped starters and went straight for a main course. Both my wife and I ordered the gnocchi casserole with clams and veal. I thought it was a nice dish, with very... More 

1 Thank Rene M
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204 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Rave reviews, high ranking as one of the best in Marseilles led me to try this restaurant. They have a 26 euro lunch menu, no choices, an entree, a main dish and a desert. I was not impressed, the taste of each was just OK, nothing more, and much less than expectations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 rue de la Paix Marcel Paul, 13001 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 54 47 30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?