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Marx Brothers Cafe

627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
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Ranked #16 of 687 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
Des Moines, Iowa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Three complaints. First, a cramped dining room. My chair bumped the chair of the person seated at another table behind me. They have way too many tables in such small square footage. It's very uncomfortable. It's also very very loud. Second, very confused, poor service. There were three persons serving in my area. Each came to take my order....even after... More 

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King Salmon, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The first thing to know about Marx Bros. is that they are seriously impressed with themselves. Given the venue (Anchorage), the competition for a fine dining is pretty thin, so it's big frog, little pond. Interesting ala carte menu, the prices are not out of line, dinner for three with wine came to only $300. The wine list is extensive... More 

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Indian Land
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We had an intimate dinner in one of the side rooms and were not disappointed. It was wonderful to be able to carry a conversation and enjoy an excellent meal. Our party of four started with the best Caesars salad any of us have ever had. It was prepared tableside. We ordered two orders which was more than enough for... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Marx Bros Cafe is likely the best restaurant in Alaska. It starts with the reservation process and takes you right through the amazing food, excellent wine recommendations, superbly professional and friendly staff, and ends with their help in calling a cab for you. The ambiance is perfect: intimate, cozy, casual and refined, and comfortable. There is no pretense, which... More 

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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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226 reviews 226 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Additional Information about Marx Brothers Cafe

Address: 627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: 907-278-2133
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic

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