Luc’s Café has for nearly 20 years provided an outstanding dining experience. It was on the leading edge of Ridgefield’s restaurant renaissance. When the authentic French bistro opened in 2001, the other upscale options were Bernard’s, The Elms, and Stonehenge, and the latter two are gone. Today, town is filled with many great dining options.
Herve Aussavis, Luc’s thoroughly French purveyor, just opened a second eatery, called Marc’s Place, named after his son, Luc’s little brother. It’s a British gastropub, with a French influence, filling the space vacated by Little Pub.
Marc’s has a similar feel to Luc’s—the same menu design—and has made great improvement to the space, incorporating what was an enclosed patio into a permanent enclosure, with open walls and black leather banquettes similar to Luc’s. An old map of England and classic family crests adorn the walls. The bar is steel-top. The dining-room layout generally the same, but with lower tables giving the appearance of more space.
The menu has a decidedly British twist and strong pub influence: a Yorkshire pudding popover ($6), chicken liver and foie gras parfait ($17), angus burger ($18), mac & cheese with smoked bacon breadcrumbs ($15), and of course fish & chips ($24).
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