Café Marly, Paris

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93 rue Rivoli 75001 01 49 26 06 60

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    Café Marly: Food With a View

    by ExGuyParis Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    photo from the Louvre website: louvre.fr

    You couldn’t dream of a better location; this café is located in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre and overlooks the Cour Napoléon and its pyramid. In nice weather, you can drink and dine on the outside terrace and appreciate the grand views.

    Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week (8 AM until 2 AM). It is also a great place for a drink.

    The café is in fashion, and is often populated with the fashion crowd. The decor is striking, with deep reds, gold, and teal tones. Prices are a bit high, but of course you are paying for the location as well as the food. It offers an atmosphere much more refined and calm compared to the other high-priced tourist dining traps in the area.

    Café Marly is another successful creation of the very successful Costes brothers.

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    Café Marly: People Watching while Dining at the Louvre

    by BeatChick Updated Jun 5, 2011
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    Another affordable luxury and in the same vicinity of Angélina is Café Marly located in the Louvre.

    What you'll love is the great people watching afforded from its balconies! In front of us was the grand view of the Pyramide du Louvre (main entrance to the museum). We also enjoyed views of The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Carrousel du Louvre all in one lovely shot. See what I mean about people watching?

    We dined on breakfast à la Café Marly which consisted of coffee, "toast" (toasted baguette), butter, confiture (jam & honey), and fresh-squeezed oj. Mmmm... Don't tell anyone, but we took some of the sealed confiture with us to Dublin. AND (horror of horrors) we DIDN'T declare them (as food prods nor as liquids).

    Make sure you arrive early as Café Marly was COMPLETELY out of croissants when we arrived.

    Café Marly is open daily from 8am-2am. If you'd like to see menus, please visit my travelogue pages:
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    Favorite Dish: This place is known more for the views and the see-and-be-seen scene than for its overpriced food. But if I must pick a favorite, it'd be the fresh-squeezed orange juice. Which can you can get practically anywhere in Paris.

    Photos: April 2010

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    Café Marly: Lunch with a view : Eating at the Louvre

    by mariev Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    La galerie du Cafe Marly

    Situated in the Louvre itself, overlooking the square and the pyramid, The cafe Marly offers an unique location.

    Sure, it's a bit pricey (count some 50 Euros for a lunch with a glass of wine) but having done that you may tell everybody that you ate at Louis XIII's terrace, just some feet away from Mona Lisa...

    If not exceptional, the food is good (refined and traditional french cooking) and once again, what an emplacement.

    The cafe Marly beeing famous and considered 'in', reservation is recommended (either for lunch or for dinner) but you can always have a snack here inbetween (and it will be more affordable).
    The cafe Marly is open from 8am to 2am 7/7.

    Favorite Dish: Chose what you want, but try to be seated at the terrace facing the Pyramid (at sundown or after dark when the Pyramid is alight, it's feeric).

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    Café Marly: Chic Place to recover after the Louvre.....

    by Lady_Mystique Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Karl Lagerfeld  (website pic)

    A charming bistro/cafe with Continental cuisine: The Café Marly, which is considered a chic place to meet, is located under the arcades of the Louvre in front of the pyramid.

    This is one of the best places to recover from your trek through the Louvre!
    There is a sunny terrace where you can enjoy a drink at sunset or have an excellent meal.

    Some will even say you can't get a feel for Paris without sitting at least once on the terrace of the Cafe Marly, facing Pei's beautiful glass pyramids at the Louvre...no more than 50 yards away.

    The food is a touch on the expensive side but its lush red decor and amazing views make it one of the nicest place to dine in Paris.

    A very dressy crowd of fashion and literary notables has staked out its turf here---you may find yourself sitting next to Karl Lagerfeld! Fans are optional! ;o)

    ~ Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily

    Favorite Dish: On the terrace, under the sun have a very tasty club-sandwich (14euros) and a café (4euros).

    It's expensive...but what a view!!!

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  • Cafe Marly: Don't Let Them Know You're American!

    by lizzymenilmontant Written Sep 18, 2008

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    There are waiters at Cafe Marly who are more than willing to take absolute advantage of their american customers. When the bill came after a very nice meal, our waiter asked, "Would Monsieur like to add a tip?" Most americans don't realize that the tip is ALWAYS AND COMPLETELY included in the price of the bill. The Cafe Marly waiters take advantage of that cultural difference and, as in our case, insist that the tip "is not included." Our waiter told us, "That number by the subtotal is a tax that goes to pay for Sarkozy's social programs." Our waiter then added $50 on our $110 dinner and said, "Would Monsieur like to pay this?" My husband, who wasn't as keyed into the scam was about to say "OK" when I did some quick math and said "NO WAY". He then added a slightly smaller number to the bill - the whole while explaining how the waiters depended on tips 'to survive' - and said, "Would Monsieur like to pay this?" Again, I yelled NO WAY. Finally after more arguing, haggling over the bill and Sarkozy's social programs, my husband gave up. We ended up spending an extra 15 Euros ($25) on the 'tip.' It is a sick, sad, insulting scam that these waiters are pulling. Please be aware! I will not recommend Marly simply for this reason. They allow disgusting unethical behaviour to go on in their establishment.

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    Café Marly: Bad service and Bad Food

    by tintingerri Updated Jul 1, 2007

    We were here after our long trip in Louvre. The service was so bad that they denied us to take the free seats with a view instead they placed us next to some smoking snob French. I ordered a club sandwich and asked if they can eliminate eggs on it but the waiter said its not possible because its already prepared which gave me the hint that the food they served was not fresh. The pasta my husband ordered was overcooked. No need to say, that everything was highly overpriced... I was disappointed with their service and the food. If you still want to go there, but not feel like eating bad and expensive food, sit down at one of the tables in front of the café on the square (they only serve drinks there) - but also be prepared...

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    Café Marly: Bad Service and Bad food

    by tintingerri Updated Jul 1, 2007

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    We were here after our long trip in Louvre. The service was so bad that they denied us to take the free seats with a view instead they placed us next to some smoking snob French. I ordered a club sandwich and asked if they can eliminate eggs on it but the waiter said its not possible because its already prepared which gave me the hint that the food they served was not fresh. The pasta my husband ordered was overcooked. No need to say, that everything was highly overpriced... I was disappointed with their service and the food. If you still want to go there, but not feel like eating bad and expensive food, sit down at one of the tables in front of the café on the square (they only serve drinks there) - but also be prepared...

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    Café Marly: TRES BRANCHÉ, VERY HIP

    by ForestqueenNYC Updated May 25, 2007

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    Le Caf�� Marly, Terrace

    Cafe Marly is known to be one of the hippest and most trendy restaurants in Paris. It is very pretty and it is perfectly placed in the courtyard of the former home of Catherine di Medici which is now the Louvre. You may find yourself sitting among celebs, but for sure you will be among very chic and well dressed people. This would be the time to leave your trainers at home and put on your Manolo's unless you are going there after the museum tour and are sitting outside. The food is good, but nothing was memorable for me. If you get an invitation to go there, however, don't turn it down. That is how I ended up there.

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    Café Marly: Better than the Louvre itself!

    by aflaneur Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Cafe Marly is not your ordinary museum restaurant. It is excellent. Fois gras is great, the salads impeccably fresh and flavorful, and standards well above average. Had the croque monsier as a main, which was toothsome. Nice list of wines by the glass. Best dish: gateaux aux tomates avec chevre frais...the dense flavor culled from the tomatoes combined with the incredibly fresh goat cheese will beat anything hanging on the walls of the Louvre. I eat in the exterior tables looking out onto the throngs queuing to enter the Louvre and couldn't be more content.

    Favorite Dish: Gateaux aux tomates avec chevre frais...Not to be missed!

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