Marble & Grain

4.3
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388 reviews
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$40 and under
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European
The simple philosophy of Marble & Grain is to look at the classic elements of European Steakhouses and deliver them in a modern form. Created by the award-winning Australian architecture firm, Paul Kelly Designs, Marble & Grain covers two distinct spaces. The first is the bar area, featuring high tables and stools, as well as a row of low tables that take full advantage of the extensive bi-fold windows without blocking the view of those gathered around the beautiful marble bar. Exposed concrete walls create a contrast to soft leather seating while presenting a matte surface that plays off the polished brass highlights within.
What 388 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was slow. Drinks were not what was ordered and steaks were overcooked and disappointing for the price.

CB
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was awesome! Both steaks were cooked to perfection!
Our server wasn’t all that present but we both loved that, as it allowed us to just enjoy our night
Overall very impressed

WW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was fabulous, but the service was lacklustre. Not worth it :(

JW
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Marble and Grain. the service could not be faulted and our meal was delivered very quickly after ordering. Thank you

OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Food very good as always.

Service terrible, for example long long delays in finding a waiter (a lot there but not all of them working); had to get up and ask for menus etc; main plates never cleared and still on table for dessert; very minor issue with eftpos but waiter very rude.

We have been here often for a nice meal, pricey but food and service always good. Based on this experience we won’t be back.

HM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable evening with options to suit every member of our party

JM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good restaurant but difficult to find a park near it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The only thing I can really fault about my experience was that both myself and one of my guests both ordered a side of greens. The side would have been enough for two people yet there was no suggestion to only get one to share. I know it's not in your interest to down size an order but there the little things from a customer service aspect that would set you apart.
I loved the industrial style and like the idea of having both a more casual bar setting as well as the table dinning. It was a bucket list restaurant for me before I move from Canberra and it certainly did not disappoint. The Tenderloin was just perfect and the blue cheese sauce was fantastic.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I had the Wagyu beef. I assumed this would be melt in the mouth, unfortunately it wasn't. For $65 I was disappointed.
Having to pay for $9 for cheap greens (beans, snow peas, zucchini) was also disappointing.
I gave my duck fat potato to my date as pretty tasteless.
The chocolate mousse was hard and more like caramel. Tasted weird.
The strawberry bomb Alaska was amazing and I loved it.
I recommend this restaurant, but I doubt whether I'll go back.
Good for a date I suppose.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was very high quality. The steak delicious as was the lamb shoulder. The share plates are great.
The service let the restaurant down. Very slow to be served and get the first drinks. Not attentive, though was friendly when we could get someone.
The coffee machine was turned off before closing so couldn’t get a coffee after dinner.
Overall a good place, for the price I would expect much better service.

GT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was nice. All four steaks were done to order with no issues.

Service was a wee bit slow and the single glass pour was a little light-3 oz at best.

AB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we caught up with friends had a lovely meal and enjoyed a few cocktails great night out

SF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and service was outstanding.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

CM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steaks and a comprehensive, complementary wine list

N
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and amazing food! There was a special $99 three course menu for 2 people (Sunday and a Monday only) which I didn’t know about when I booked but it was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

JP
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were all looked after for my daughter’s 18th birthday. Our waitress was very attentive and very helpful with the cake that we brought along. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Marble & Grain. We’ll be back.

D
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Service was ok, entrees were overpriced, mains were good, dessert was great.
Came to Marble & Grain because I thought it is a higher standard steak dinner, however, as a birthday celebration, not so great. The candle on the cake was not lighted before served, and the staffs didn’t come and celebrate with my partner and I. I found it pretty strange as usually staffs would be the ones that’s singing the birthday song along with the customers as that’s what I have experienced in other restaurants. Overall, my experience was a little bit disappointing.

GW
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

DE
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, noticed all service was exceptional. Food great as always.

GF
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Portion serving was incredibly small compared to others on the night and previous visits.

p
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and excellent food and a very nice ambience

KK
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I was shocked that we had so many issues with a multiple payment option. There were 5 people and we understand you don't split bills so we tried to gather 1 payment. 3 of 5 of us had cash, so we were going to pay cash and the rest in card. This appeared to be difficult and not condoned by the lady at the register taking our payment.

A dampner on the evening as everything else was great

T
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Laura is the best! The steak tasking plate... next level. One question, what is flat iron steak?! Delicious, but a mystery ;)

HB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great last minute booking. Glad we booked as it appeared busy. Staff were great and food was very good. Scotch fillet was cooked medium rare as ordered. Will be back

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Good food, but expected higher level of service from staff. Music too loud and not appropriate, Were not made aware of high fee for public holiday penalty rates. Tables old, scratched, no tablecloth, menus dirty, had to fill my own wine after initial pour, table not cleaned after our plates were empty, did not remove pre dinner empty glasses. We were 10 min early before restaurant opened and asked to sit at bar, waiter did not invite us over to our table when restaurant opened. Waiter not knowledgeable of names of wine served, had to show her on menu. Very disappointed.

BE
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beauitful food and great service! Can't wait to return on my next visit to Canberra.

E
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Some of the best food I’ve had, with a great variety of options available to choose from. It’s a relaxed atmosphere. I look forward to going back.

PM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Meat on the pork ribs was far too tough and chewy. We only enjoyed 2 out of three meals

NS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

high end atmosphere with exceptional food and great service! Highly recommended

OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and food

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Good for everyday dining

Z
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with great service!
I enjoyed every moments spent there!

H
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Our table ordered a steak and the BBQ Ribs on Friday 20 Sep for dinner. The steak was good (as usual) but the ribs were dry with a tiny serving. $32 was paid for about 100 gm of protein, not very impressive. The sauce smothered on the corn wasn't very nice either. The same dish at Civic Pub has a comparable price but is much more substantial, has decent sauce and is always perfectly cooked.

I don't usually leave M&G hungry and disappointed (especially after spending $94), but this night I did. Good thing Maccas was next door.

BC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

After eating here last year we made a reservation expecting the same level of service and quality of food.
The table was booked for 6pm. The service was terrible, took ages to order just a drink. There were tables sat next to us waiting longer.
The steaks were all ordered medium rare but my husbands came our rare. When we called the lady over she said "wow" and took off with the plate. No apologies. We then saw the chef call the steak guy over and have a go at it being wrong. Then they bought the same steak back with no jus drizzled over it. We then had to complain about that. By the time myself and our daughter had eaten the steak and my husband had to eat his by himself. Really disappointed.

GM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice ambience, very nice entree. The main dish was a bit chewy with more fat that I expected. It was a nice experience overall, but I wouldn’t say it was great value.

RR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

High steaks, but Marble and Grain will meat even the grazest of expectations!

BM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed an antipasto platter and the share the love kilo of lamb and steak tasting platter. The meat was all cooked beautifully and the sides complimented the meat. I definitely left feeling 3kgs heavier but it was worth it!

c
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The steak tasting board is wonderful. Steaks are very tender. Remarkable!

TA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful steak and sides, cooked to perfection. would recommend other bread be on offer, other than just sourdough. Also the sticky date pudding dessert was way too rich.... think about offering a cheesecake for dessert and you will have our hearts. we come here every year for the steak and you certainly do not let us down in this department.

BC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Excited to check this place out, but it was disappointing. The food was sub-par, my steak was gristly and not a good cut of meat. It came with a grand total of 2 duck fat potato wedges. The service was lovely, but there are better places in Canberra to go for a steak and are better value too.