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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
French, Belgian, Seafood, International, European
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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 - 9:00 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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  • 26
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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
Great fine dining

We choose set menu. All service sequence was very nice. Crab avocado and tomato, lobster ravioli, scallop and the fantastic peach soufflé. This is a great place for a romantic dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We choose set menu. All service sequence was very nice. Crab avocado and tomato, lobster ravioli, scallop and the fantastic peach soufflé. This is a great place for a romantic dinner.

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LITTLE ROCK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have been a fan of Marcel's since they opened more than 10 years ago and have eaten there on numerous occations. It is not a cheap restaurant, but worth every penny, in my opinion. They have a 4-7 course prix-fixe menu and consistently serve a great meal that leaves nothing to be desired. Keep up the good work, Marcel's,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in DC. The food is delicious and the service exceptional. If you available, try to sit in John's section... what a wonderful person, funny, witty, patient... we just love him.

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Vienna, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Try going to 2941 in Virginia for something with better French food and a nice setting. Try Iron Gate, Proof, little Inn at Washington, or even things like Zaitinya or Zengo for better food and wine. Even the Jefferson which I didnt love was better wine wise. The food was moderately good (but not as good as the last time... More 

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Frederick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We have dined at Marcel's before and it was a truly memorable experience. It was memorable again this time, but for all the wrong reasons. Our party of six, which may be too large for this establishment, but once you accept the reservation, and are will to charge $1,000.00 for dinner, it should be perfect. This dinner was far from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

One of our absolute favorites in Washington. Food is always top notch, wine pairings and service are impeccable, and Jonathan is a star at making you comfortable. It's been a while since we last visited, but a return needs to come up soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I dined at Marcel's early (~5:30pm) on a Saturday evening before seeing a show at the Kennedy Center. We assumed we would order the condensed, fixed pre-theater menu, but our waiter advised that we could order a la carte from the full menu, which we chose to do. We were advised that four courses would be appropriate,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had heard so many great things about Marcel's that on my last visit, it was a mandatory stop. The menu is a pre-fixe for three different course levels (4 courses, 5 courses, 6 courses or 7 courses). You can then pick from their list of suggested course items. Everything we tried was no less than spectacular, and while traditionally,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Okay, so you need a place which lets yo know from the outset that,"this is going to be a very very very special evening". Marcel's. You can order 4,5,6 or 7 courses and will marvel at most of them and be disappointed in none. the portions are small enough that you do not have to be a 28 year old... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A first class restaurant, particularly for an occasion. This was a birthday celebration, and the service was attentive and very helpful in working out the selections from an amazing menu and wine list. The food was superb, and it was really quite difficult to limit ourselves when selecting our courses. A memorable occasion.

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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, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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