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Marx Brothers Cafe

627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
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Ranked #9 of 677 restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: F Street
Description: Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Cafe specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars. Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff. With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.
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128 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere and very friendly service, but my halibut was just a little dry and my husbands rock fish was bland. The Neapolitan Mousse was delicious! I'm still looking forward to celebrating a special occasion there . I'm positive i will enjoy it as i did this time.

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

In a historic (1916) home...with views of Cook Inlet. Luckily our positioning in the room meant that we couldn't see the fuel tanks that the view looks out onto as other clients' tables blocked that for us. Food was delicious. Yummy hot rolls to start. We enjoyed the Halibut macadamia with curry sauce and mango chutney. It's their signature dish... More

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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I visit Van Hale and Jack Amon at Marx Bros whenever I am in Anchorage. I love the extensive wine list and the often changing and far ranging menu offerings. These guys have been at the top of their game for many years and you can rely on getting a special meal. Get Van to make you a table side... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The halibut cheek is amazing! Succulent, meaty, served with black bean sauce and salmon roe which create a very delicate mixed of flavors. Didn't like the scallop dish as much. It's too salty.

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Atlanta, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We decided to go to one really nice restaurant during our trip and after reading lots of tour guides and websites we decided to try Marx Brothers Cafe. From the moment we saw the restaurant in a charming old house to the last good bye we were smitten. Be prepared for a warm welcome, great service and exceptional food.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had our anniversary dinner here, made reservations well in advance as did other diners. One would have thought that with a full house there would have been more than 3 people working the floor. One almost exclusively making salads. Service was very slow. It took 45 min. for our wine to arrive. Longer for our food order. Butter knives... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were greeted by the owner. Friendly and asked about our trip. Offered us a glass of wine. Poured it himself and brought it out. This was just the beginning. We had the table side Caesar salad. Very very good and fun to watch the owner make it for us. We then had dinner and it was... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We dined here last night as a post-marathon celebration, and everything was amazing. This is an intimate, cozy place owned by people with a lifelong passion for creating amazing meals that are well served. One of the owners (Van) greeted us at the door, made our salad table-side, and catches salmon himself for the restaurant. We ordered appetizers, salads, mains,... More

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Lisbon, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended to us and overall we were really glad we went.d service was at times a bit over-the-top constantly feeling our water glasses and several different people checking in on us so it got a little overwhelming.for appetizers we had the halibut cheeks (fabulous) and seafood mousse (left us flat) the Caesar salad is a must... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

When the Owner is there to greet you, you know you're in the right place. Coming from Guatemala, greetings by Van were the first step in making me like this restaurant, the second is the ellegance of the venue, third classy table setting, and fourth, but not last, the excellent choice of food and wow, the extensive wine list from... More

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