Casual French Cuisine at BISTRO MARX in Ginza
My lunch this time was a BISTRO MARX on the 7th floor of the GINZA PLACE building.
This is the world’s first branch of the Grand Bistro, supervised by Thierry Marx, head chef of 2-star Paris restaurants. Here you can enjoy Marx-styled French cuisine themed after “a fusion of cooking and bread” for a reasonable price.
GINZA PLACE can be entered by elevator from “Ginza Station.”
An even higher-class gastronomic restaurant, “THIERRY MARX,” opened on the same 7th floor at the same time as BISTRO MARX.
It requires reservations.
Ordering the Prefix Lunch
This time I ordered the Prefix Lunch for 3800 yen (tax excl., service charge excl.).
It comes with an appetizer, main course, dessert, and coffee.
I was thirsty, so I also ordered spumante (and Italian sparkling wine)!
I chose soup as my appetizer.
Today’s soup was chestnut soup. It was mellow, had some sweetness to it, and was delicious.
The bread was an original brioche, created by Chef Marx, who is also a baker.
The bread had a light, flaky texture and a delightful buttery flavor! It was so good that you might even think it’s the main course.
The brioche is also so popular that it’s available to purchase for to go orders.
I chose a fish dish for my main course.
I received a unique dish, with red snapper poêlé sandwiched between two pieces of bread.
The plump, thick snapper was absolutely delicious.
Dessert was a lemon and meringue mousse.
The view was beautiful, and it gave a resort-like feeling even in the middle of the city.
Incidentally, the terrace seats are open until midnight as a “premium terrace bar.”
Takeout of a MARX BURGER!
I visited again on another day. It was pretty crowded that day, so I got takeout of a MARX BURGER (3,132 yen)!
After a wait of about 15 minutes, I was able to walk away with my order in a nice paper bag.
I quickly put it all on a plate.
The hamburger came with house-made pickles and wedges.
The bun was a brioche hamburger bun.
The bread I had in the restaurant was so good that, comparatively, it was unfortunately a bit tough.
The patty was made with a generous portion of domestic Kuroge wagyu beef. It was tender, juicy, and delicious! You can tell that it’s quality meat while you’re eating it.
It’s a luxury burger, so it’s not something to buy every day, but it was a burger with absolutely delicious meat.
Basic information on BISTRO MARX
- 7F GINZA PLACE 5-8-1 GINZA CHUO-KU, TOKYO
- Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, Hibiya Line: Ginza Station A4 Exit Direct connection
- Business Hours
- Lunch 11:30-2:30 (Last Order 2:00), Café 2:00-4:30 (Last Order 3:30), Dinner 6:00-11:00 (Last Order for food 9:30), Bar 9:30-12:00 midnight (Last Order for food 11:00)
- Never (Bar closed Sundays and holidays)
Birth place: Kanagawa prefecture
In addition to running an IT consulting firm, I spend my lunch hours scouring the nearby Ginza area for the best places to eat.