Marin Restaurant & Bar is an inviting combination of Northern California and Minnesota influences. It’s a showcase for inventive, health-conscious cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients served in a beautiful and refined urban setting.
"From all the rave reviews, I really wanted to love Marin. The focus on veg & seafood was an exciting idea, especially in downtown. But it just fell short in many ways. The watermelon salad was fairly flat, with unripe watermelon and peaches. It's October, so no wonder, right? But then why wouldn't the head chef just take it off the menu and accept that watermelon & peaches aren't going to make an impression this late in the season? It seemed like a misstep; to be fair, I should have known better than to order it, but it also shouldn't have been on the menu past August. My Roasted Vegetables entree was also disappointing and, simply unsubstantial. It needed to be on a bed of polenta or accompanied with similarly roasted potatoes."