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Marx Brothers Cafe

627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
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Ranked #11 of 667 restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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86% Recommend
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No. VA
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226 reviews 226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Marx Brothers Cafe is absolutely and excellent restaurant! I was extremely impressed by the quality of the food, the service and the atmosphere at Marx Brothers. When we walked in, we smelled the wonderful aroma of the tableside cesar salad, and knew immediately that was on our list. It was delicious! We went from there to a macadamia crusted hallibut... More

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Murrieta, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I don't know where to begin with the appetizer, the entrée, the desert, or the incredible wine pairing. You have to try the incredible four layer seafood knock your socks off appetizer. I had scallops cooked to perfection with the forbidden rice the owner paired my dish with an incredible Chardonnay. My date enjoyed the filet, once again cooked to... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is one of the best dining experiences in Anchorage. Fresh, tasty food year round. They have there own garden for fresh herbs in the summer. The food and the service are both outstanding. We never felt rushed through a course, or as if someone was hovering. There is a great sense of a well-established routine amongst the wait staff... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We love this restaurant and it is one of our favorite places to eat in Anchorage. It's in a small house downtown. Their halibut is excellent, great Caesar salad, very good wines. Because the restaurant is small it's quiet dining. Service may appear slow but the staff want you to enjoy your meal! The restaurant is closed on Sundays and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Restaurent was picked by Anchorage colleagues. Small restaurant. firnedly and knowledgable owner. whot table linen (not comon in Anchorage). The cesar is a little bit of a show but good but it may not be necessary to make it that big as an appetizer. I had salmon which was really good. very good wine list with some really interesting Columbia... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We made a tradition of Valentine's dinner at Marx Brother's. For the cost we deserve the best. My rating: Timeliness = F Food = C considering the cost ( should be A) The quantity of wine appears an attempt to disguise the quality. Presentation = A For the price we deserve service and quality. Overall Value = D. If they... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We decided to go to the Marx Brothers Cafe as we read a lot of good reviews on tripadvisor, however we were thoroughly disappointed. Perhaps our expectations were too high based on the reviews - the speciality was a Caesar salad which the waiter made in front of you - there is no culinary skill required in mixed leaves in... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We visited Marx Brother's based on its reputation on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. The place is quite small (they only have about 18 tables) but feels very intimate and cozy, especially on this snowy, cold evening. The hostess took our coats and seated us immediately (we had reservations--highly recommended). The server brought a small variety of freshly baked... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I live in Anchorage. I have eaten a lot of meals all over the world. This is one of my favorite all time meals. We came here for our 27th Wedding Anniversary. The ambiance is very intimate. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. I enjoyed the pheasant with a couscous pilaf, and the berry crisp for dessert. I am... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for the Italian paired wine dinner. Not to be disappointed, the food and wine pairs where excellent. Great to have the wine wholesaler there that gave interesting stories, and descriptions for each wine.

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