One of our favorite restaurants in Japan, St. Marc’s is a beautiful restaurant with an attached bakery where you can stop by and pick up excellent fresh bread, sandwiches and homemade salad dressings. The restaurant has quite a romantic atmosphere, frequently with a live pianist. For dinner, you pay a set ¥1800 price for which you get to choose a soup, a salad, a main course, a dessert, and either tea, coffee, or juice. Lunch is equally nice and somewhat cheaper. All the food is excellent! The English menu shows you the free options and the “upgrade” options for which you pay the price listed below the item (from ¥50-300) in addition to the set price. The set price for dinner includes all-you-can-eat rolls fresh from the oven. You can eat in a glass sunroom surrounded by cherry trees in a small garden outside, which they illuminate at night, making an absolutely gorgeous view during cherry blossom season. St. Marc also offers a delicious breakfast, including their fresh baked breads. The “American Breakfast” is ¥780 (as of 2012) for an egg, bacon, coffee, soup and the endless bread basket.
DIRECTIONS: Go straight out the Fussa Gate. At the first light (“Y” intersection) bear left. St. Marc will be a couple of blocks ahead on the left, at the intersection with Yanagi Dori (Seiyu Street). It’s just before Tsutaya Book & CD. There is ample free parking (with validation), but it’s an easy 10-minute walk from the gate. Hours: 9am-11pm. Telephone 042-552-0309. GPS: 35.7405,139.3305. Brian & Kristen Marriott. Kyoko Bissell, 2010, photos by Kelly O’Donnell, April 2013.