Marion

Marion is a culmination of everything you find charming and rustic in a European market/brasserie.  It’s a Mediterranean focused restaurant, market, bar, grand cafe, and overall beautiful space.  Certainly, no details were left behind on creating the aesthetic of the restaurant.  The same commitment can be seen at its sister venues; El Tucan and Baoli.

After grabbing drinks in Brickell, my friend and I wanted to finally try Marion.  We were in the mood for a quality cheese board, some scrumptious bites and of course dessert! 🙂

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Private venue space
Private venue space

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Firstly, we ordered glasses of Perrier Jouet and decided to get a few slices of their artisanal cheeses.  The waiter then came around with an abundant cheese cart, explained the different flavor profiles and helped us determine what selection we wanted.  The cheeses were great alongside a medley of dried fruits and pain au noix (nut bread).  I only wish they had reminded us of each type when they served us the cheese board.  My favorites were the Camembert & San Simon cheeses.

The Cheese Cart!
The Cheese Cart!
Slices of artisanal cheeses, dried fruit, pain au noix
Slices of artisanal cheeses, dried fruit, pain au noix

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Tarte du jour
Tarte du jour

The tarte du jour was very nice, with plenty of fruits, a creamy custard center.  We also ordered the “Twenty Five Tomatoes” which of course has tomatoes of different varieties, local burrata and a tomato vinaigrette.  I didn’t get a picture of this dish but it was good, the burrata was very soft and fresh.  It’s a simple appetizer.

I have to say the ambiance and decor of the restaurant was beautiful.  Keeping in mind, we only tried their cheeses, an appetizer and a dessert, I though the food was good and fresh tasting, but did not blow me away.  Our waiter was very nice and courteous but for some reason it always took a very long time to get our glasses of champagne.
I would be open to visiting again and trying other dishes because it really was a lovely evening overall.

 

Marion

Brickell, 1111 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130

(786) 717-7512

 

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