Like many good things, Marché aux Fleurs was inspired by a trip to Europe. Dan and Holly Baker’s post-college graduation adventure in France and italy turned into a life-changing food experience. Inspired by the tradition of daily food markets filled with local produce, the feeling of familial intimacy in restaurant dining, and the focus on simple ingredients highlighted with masterful cooking techniques, they came back to the U.S. with a seed planted. On Valentine’s day in 2001, that seed bloomed into Marché aux Fleurs, named after their favorite daily farmers' market in Nice.
Marché aux Fleurs’ menu is informed by the French and Italian tradition of highlighting local ingredients in a simple yet masterful way. Each Thursday and Sunday, Dan and Holly make a trip to the San Rafael Civic Center Farmer’s Market where they pick up what’s fresh, seasonal, and local from their longtime friends and vendors. The cuisine is a mix of European and Californian influences with a heavy focus on seasonality and quality of ingredients above all else. Marché aux Fleurs also boasts an extensive wine list, filled with boutique and small-batch wines chosen specifically to complement the dishes.
Do you offer food to go?
May I bring a special bottle of wine?
Yes. There is $30 corkage fee for each of the first two 750ml bottles, $50 for each btl thereafter.
$50 for a magnum, $20 for a half bottle.
May I bring a cake?
Of course, you may. $3.50 per person cake cutting charge, $6.00 includes a scoop of ice cream
Do you have a private room?
No, but you may rent out the entire restaurant. Please inquire via email as to the details. Thanks!
Do you take reservations?
Yes, up to one month in advance.
Do you sell gift cards?
We are not currently selling gift cards.
Where will I park my car?
Street parking is readily available.
When is your patio open?
Our patio is now open when weather permits. When it is available you will select "Outdoor" when making your reservation.
Do you allow dogs on your patio?
Only service dogs are permitted, thank you.
What are your holiday hours?
Open: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & Valentines Day.
Closed: New Year's Day, Presidents Week, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.