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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
GINZA PLACE

GINZA PLACE can be entered by elevator from “Ginza Station.”

Floor Map
Floor Map

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.

Spumante 1000 yen
Spumante 1000 yen

I was thirsty, so I also ordered spumante (and Italian sparkling wine)!

Appetizer
Appetizer

I chose soup as my appetizer.
Today’s soup was chestnut soup. It was mellow, had some sweetness to it, and was delicious.

Brioche
Brioche

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.

Red Snapper Poêlé
Red Snapper Poêlé

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
Dessert

Dessert was a lemon and meringue mousse.

Coffee
Coffee
There was a great view of Ginza 4-Chome from the window.
There was a great view of Ginza 4-Chome from the window.

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)!

Takeout Paper Bag
Takeout Paper Bag

After a wait of about 15 minutes, I was able to walk away with my order in a nice paper bag.

The food was in a paper box.
The food was in a paper box.
MARX BURGER
MARX BURGER

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.

Super Juicy Burger
Super Juicy Burger

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

OPEN
Address
7F GINZA PLACE 5-8-1 GINZA CHUO-KU, TOKYO[MAP]
Access
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, Hibiya Line: Ginza Station A4 Exit Direct connection
Tel
03-6280-6234
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)
Closed
Never (Bar closed Sundays and holidays)
WEB
URL(Japanese)