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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
French, Belgian, Seafood, International
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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, 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
Lovely setting, delicious dinner

The menu is interesting and you decide how many courses you will have. The price is set by the number of courses rather than indiidual dishes. Our waiter helped us choose wonderful meals. The restaurant was quiet and conducive to conversation. We truly enjoyed our meals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu is interesting and you decide how many courses you will have. The price is set by the number of courses rather than indiidual dishes. Our waiter helped us choose wonderful meals. The restaurant was quiet and conducive to conversation. We truly enjoyed our meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Charming atmosphere, nice delicate service. If you come here, you have to try Boudin Blanc. It is very good! I also enjoyed the mussels and sardines. An unforgettable gastronomic experience!

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Overall, we had a fine evening. The décor and the service were at par with what it charged. Although, there were unpredictable wait time intervals between courses (varied from 1 to over 10 minutes). The rather unfortunate part was the food. The seafood dishes tasted better than the meat ones in general, but many of them were flat; lacking the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a large group to impress and Marcel's helped us to have a fabulous evening. The food was excellent and so was the service. The location was an easy walk from our Georgetown hotel and we were able to use the outdoor terrace as well for a reception. The staff knew what we were trying to do and gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been on a French kick lately and so why not try one of the best rated restaurants in Washington DC? My friend and I went with the four course option. We mixed things up and started with a cheese, which I'm sure probably gave the chef a heart attack, but we are still American after all. Next, I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had the brunch for three last Easter (OK, I'm late writing this). We went with the limited selection prix fixe, but the selections were excellent. Sadly, I can't recall what my wife and son had, but my main course was a Virginia trout served in an unusual way (belly down, swimming in a lovely sauce). The service (both the head... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I left the restaurant with the impression that Marcel's is trying too hard to get a Michelin star...or dare I say, a Michelin star wanna-be. The food was as we expected or may be a little less then what we expected but that is fine...What we (party of 4) did not like about Marcel's was the wait staff and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We took our mother here for her birthday and it was a great choice! The place is really nice and clean, the service was exquisite and their desserts, omg. Please visit Marcel's, top 5 in DC!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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

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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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, International

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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