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Marx Brothers Cafe

627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
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Ranked #13 of 674 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $45
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant has been one of my favorites for the past 15 years. I make a point of coming here on my frequent trips to Anchorage. Appetizers were great. Wine pairings were a delight--waitstaff was most accommodating in allowing for several different tastings. The table-made Caesar salad did not disappoint. Entrees--my salmon and my guest's halibut--were below par. We decided... More

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Bellevue, Nebraska
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This small restaurant has a wonderful selection prepared very well. Highly recommend reservations. Extensive wine list.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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203 reviews 203 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Came to dinner here with a friend with no real expectations, but the food was outstanding. Both of our meals tasted truly homeade (only better because I could never make perfectly cooked venison steak). Wine list was outstanding for such a small restaurant. Would absolutely come again!

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Anchorage, AK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As others have said, we loved the "table side" Caesar salad. My husband said he could have made his entire meal of just the salad. It was THAT GOOD! For our mains, he ordered the fillet mignon and I the duck. I am REALLY fond of duck so have eaten many different dishes at many different restaurants over the past... More

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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232 reviews 232 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked past this little place and stopped to check the menu. We couldn't pass it up! We tried the halibut cheeks, made at your table Cesar salad and the bread pudding. They menu had great options to choose from and a good wine list. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The place is small so reservations are recommended.

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I consider us fortunate to have dined here. We stumbled in on a crowded Friday night without a reservation and with very hungry belly's. Van, who happens to be the owner was in the front and got us a table! Yay, we had no idea how great our night was about to become. We started off with a great bottle... More

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Anchorage doesn't seem to be a town that's much interested in fine dining. So our dinner with friends at this tiny restaurant was a real delight. The view out the back windows, over the kitchen garden to the water, was wonderful. We really enjoyed the delicious Caesar salad, made table-side in the rare, old-fashioned way. And my husband, a serious... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner hoping to spend a special evening at a great restaurant as we had been told so many wonderful things about this place. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. Every dish we ordered from, appetizer to entrée was average at best. We were so disappointed that we skipped dessert and went over to... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Marx Bros Cafe is one of the best restaurants I've been to in town. The service was exceptional: my fiance and I were greeted warmly at the door, our servers were timely, friendly, and VERY knowledgeable about the wine offerings, and one of the owners took the time to come by and see how our dinner experience was. We could... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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