The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

  • Sept. 2-6, 2004
  • Boston, MA

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November 10, 2003

Marche Movenpick

This is an unusual concept restaurant - you are handed a "passport" as you walk in. Food is prepared in several "stations". You take a tray and go from station to station, ordering what you want. You watch the food prepared, and then your passport is stamped for each item you pick. You then take a seat in one of several themed seating areas and eat. Food is fresh and good, but expensive. They do have vegetarian options. An 11% service fee is automatically added to each check. Be careful - you may end up spending more than you bargained for! Do NOT lose your passport - you will pay a substantial penalty if you do. If you're not sure, just take a passport and browse. If you don't like what you see, turn in your unstamped passport at the door and leave. Marche does have a take-out outlet called Marchelino if you're in a hurry. There is also a wine bar called Caveau and an international grocery called Take Me! Marche.

-- Debra Cebulski

Marche Movenpick
The Shops at Prudential Center
Open 11:30 A.M. - Midnight 7 days

November 10, 2003 | Permalink


Also has a little breakfast café opposite the main Marché that features muffins and coffee and Petit Marchelino just outside the back door of the Sheraton that opens very early and serves breakfast omelets as well as steaks, soup, and chicken dishes later. Downstairs, at the basement level (out the Sheraton's front door, turn left and down the block) there is a market, where grocery ingredients for fannish parties may be obtained.

Posted by: Sally Mayer | August 4, 2004 05:45 PM

The Marche places *are* somewhat expensive, but they're useful for groups when you have a lot of people with different likes, dislikes, and allergies. And I really like their dessert crepes.

Posted by: Adina Adler | July 20, 2004 06:24 AM

When you leave the Sheraton exit to the Prudential Mall, Marchelino is right there. This is more of a cafeteria-style place; no passports, you just get what you want and pay as you exit. There's also an Au Bon Pan next door, if you want some of the same kinds of food in a much less confusing setting.

Overall I find all the Marche places to be expensive for what you get. I find Marchelino to be confusing and cramped (especially at mealtimes), and Marche Movenpick to be confusing, loud, and expensive. Some of the food is very good and some is only so-so. Maybe if you're pining for a "european" experience, you'll like it.

Posted by: Merryl Gross | June 13, 2004 08:45 PM

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