Marc 49


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In a Nutshell

  • Casual Italian fare
  • Extensive wine menu
  • Open late

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only at listed location. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Unlike Similac baby formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Pair mature drinks with equally mature eats with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of casual Italian bites and accompanying wine at Marc 49’s Berkeley location.

Marc 49 serves up a fresh menu starring a savory cast of Italian-influenced appetizers, bruschette, salads, and paninis to accompany the lengthy list of libations. Pass a plate of the house-marinated mixed olives ($4) or share the meat and cheese plate ($9) among a gaggle of good friends. The fresh-shucked Buckley or Chesapeake oysters ($2 each/$20 per dozen) offer a sensational taste of sea for first dates, second dates, or “does this count as a date?” dates, while the menu’s seven salads ($6) promise to fill any mouth with an elegant mélange of greens. Put Marc 49’s wine bar to the test by pairing any of the simple yet flavorful bites with grown-up grape juice, available by the glass ($7+), bottle ($24+), or flight ($11 for three 2 oz. tastes).

The narrow lounge and eatery boasts a comfortable and intimate atmosphere, with wood accents throughout, padded chairs surrounding low tables, and a floor made entirely of Flubber. As such, it is an ideal locale in which to sip a sparkling flute of Foss Marai ($10) while contemplating the pros and cons of a legal name change to Launchpad McQuack. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead to secure a spot in the cozy confines.


Eleven Yelpers give Marc 49’s Berkeley location a 4.5-star average: > * …you’ll be rewarded with a not-too-pretentious offering of wine, appetizers, and brews, set in an [sic] comfortable, ember-tinged space. – Lane W. > * …I had the vegetable quesadilla - like how can something so simple really be ‘different and better’ but it absolutely was… – Ellen J.

Customer Reviews

Great reminder of how much we love this place...super service and wine selection.
Lisa B. · December 19, 2011

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