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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24th and 25th)
Foggy Bottom Metro
(202) 296-1166
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's...
Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's elegant haute French flagship restaurant. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital, in 2011 and 2012, it was rated the top restaurant for food by Zagat as well as one of the top five restaurants for service.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Perfect evening, became an event"

Highly suggest Marcel's for a grand experience. One of the finest restaurant delights my wife and I have ever enjoyed. The food and service could not be outdone. The staff was very attentive, informed, and impressive. If you are planning an important event, or want to have a perfect evening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Highly suggest Marcel's for a grand experience. One of the finest restaurant delights my wife and I have ever enjoyed. The food and service could not be outdone. The staff was very attentive, informed, and impressive. If you are planning an important event, or want to have a perfect evening, try Marcel's. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Although a bit out of the Hotel District at 2401 Penn NW it was a great meal. I wanted less food so did courses 1, 2, Foie Gras, Cheese and Dessert. My wife and nephew did 1,2,3,4, and 5. Worked out well. My wife said it was one of the best filets she ever had. The only dish that she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

You think you are in Paris Service and food excellent. Very French influence. Staff very attentive. One of the best restaurant in the Washington DC area

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Highly recommend Marcel's, especially if you are planning an event at the Kennedy Center. They offer not only a delightful pre fixe menu (with great choices for each course), they provide car service to the Kennedy, which is a lovely way to arrive. They were not completely swamped on the Sunday evening when we were there, so the driver was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is located in the West End section of the city. It has wonderful food and outstanding service. It is perfect for a romantic dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was recently entertaining an important business colleague in Washington DC. At the last minute we decided to grab dinner and were able to get a reservation at Marcel's. It was an outstanding experience. We started with wine on the patio that fronts Pennsylvania Avenue. The wine list is extensive, bordering on overwhelming, and offers many world class wines. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

You know you're about to get some haute cuisine when you are seated and notice the selection of specialty salts.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Celebrated our fifth anniversary at this famous French eatery in D.C. After reading the reviews--mostly good- wanted to give it a try and we were not disappointed. Wonderful food -- all seven courses were beautifully prepared, artfully served, delicious and cooked to perfection. The mussels and Boudin were to die for. The desserts were heavenly -- and even the cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Just a block NW of Washington Circle on a fairly busy Penn. Avenue (in the 2401 Building) you will find the understated Marcel's. Once inside you find calm, a remove from the busy street, and a high-class dinning experience. We went for our anniversary. The staff was very accommodating to vegan adjustments to the menu for my wife, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband chose Marcel's for my birthday dinner. It was a place I had wanted to try for many years. It did not disappoint. From the first warm greeting by the maitre'd and getting a personalized happy birthday menu to the excellent service and the magnificent dinner, this was a night I won't soon forget. Marcel's menu is a tasting... More 

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Additional Information about Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Address: 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Phone Number: (202) 296-1166
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: French, Belgian, Seafood, Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24th and 25th)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: (202) 296-1166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Seafood, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's elegant haute French flagship restaurant. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital, in 2011 and 2012, it was rated the top restaurant for food by Zagat as well as one of the top five restaurants for service.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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