The Marlton Hotel has been around since the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until its restaurant, Margaux, opened earlier this year that the hotel became a common hangout for bloggers, foodies, and anyone else who appreciates a good meal and great cocktails. Located just above Washington Square Park, Margaux is in the perfect location to attract people from every New York City neighborhood, and with an interesting menu featuring seafood and other Mediterranean/American favorites, I highly recommend this cozy and trendy spot for everyone, especially the nobread crowd…
To start, I highly recommend kale salad and dabbling in the complimentary vegetable crudite dish that is brought to your table. The pastas all look delicious but there are NO gluten free pastas offered. The rissotto, however, is gluten free! Not to worry, there are plenty of other nobread approved meals listed on the menu. The menu changes often, but my waiter informed me that the entrees were all 100% gluten free, and I recommend the cod (most popular), diver scallops, wild striped bass, arctic char, rib eye for two, and rotisserie chicken. Lastly, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t initially drawn to the menu at Margaux because of their side orders. Roasted cauliflower, brussels sprouts, braised greens, and sweet potato noyogurt are some of my favorite sides and I wish I could have tasted them all! Orders are small, so be sure to supplement your entree with a starter or side. The french fries and crispy sunchokes (when in season) are also very popular. These favorites are cooked in a fryer that uses rice oil, but all fried foods share the same fryer, so be careful if you are sensitive to cross contamination.
I’ve also heard plenty about Margaux’s breakfast, and by the looks of the menu I know I need to come back and give it a try. A gluten free and vegan breakfast cookie is FIRST on the menu, and GF muffins and scones are available, too. Also, the poached eggs with quinoa and roasted fall vegetables and scrambled eggs with kale, rotisserie chicken, and avocado sound absolutely delicious. See you soon, Margaux!