Marie Jo’s pretty Moroccan restaurant may feel luxe, but it’s a casual oasis to lounge for hours eating family-style tagines, couscous, grilled merguez sausages dipped into Mont d’Or fondue and drinking bottles of natural wine.
If you are looking for a romantic ambiance, reserve on the earlier side - the atmosphere and music is more festive after the second seating.
What to Order:
Sharing the spicy grilled merguez sausages that you dip into melted Mont d'Or fondue-style cheese is a must. Tagines: Lamb, pigeon, chicken & canard / Couscous / Goat cheese beignets / Any of the house made desserts. Don't miss the sea urchin tarama (pictured) appetizer served alongside house made bread, it is out-of-this-world.
You can try to drop in, but Le Tagine is wildly popular for groups of friends and families, especially on Sunday when everything else is closed. Definitely, reserve in advance.
What you can expect:
Gracious Marie Jo is a natural hostess who has transformed her dining room into a warm intimate setting you’d find in her home – low music, lit candles, gorgeous textiles, overstuffed pillows on plush banquettes, thick napkins, beautiful table ware … and upon entering there are bowls of fresh fruits & dates and fresh flower arrangements. The dramatic tea presentation is something I never get tired of.