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Marx Brothers Cafe

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$$$
Downtown
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (F Street)
907-278-2133
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Cafe...
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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  • 18
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  • 5
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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
Marx Brothers is #1 in Achorage

This restaurant is in cozy and quaint elegant home. The service is fantastic as well as the food. The table side made Caesar salad is delicious. Recommend the Filet Mignon with truffle butter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Rob L
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This restaurant is in cozy and quaint elegant home. The service is fantastic as well as the food. The table side made Caesar salad is delicious. Recommend the Filet Mignon with truffle butter.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This small place is downtown may be hard to find. It's in an old house, no big sign and no parking space. Food is delicious, modest portions, may take long for service. Desserts are fantastic. Prepare to pay a hefty price.

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Thank 1snowangel50
Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Marx Brothers is an attractive small restaurant. We were seated in a very small front room with only three tables. It turned out that two couples (including us) were there to celebrate anniversaries. The waiter was attentive, but he forgot to bring one of the appetizers and had to be reminded when the salads arrived. He was apologetic and did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The black cod was to die for. Great deal on the Cambria Catherine's Vineyard Pinot Noir. Lovely evening.

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Thank Robyn G
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

At this price point I expect to be impressed. Unfortunately, I was not. Bread was obviously from the freezer case; Yes, Alexia makes a pretty good par-baked roll... But I can do that at home. At about $100 a diner (with wine), I would expect something from scratch. Halibut cheeks tasted fishy. Again, maybe that was the intention, but was... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I've eaten here with my husband, family, friends- in small and large groups and it is my favorite restaurant. It's in a small house on 3rd ave and has been here for many years. Excellent selection of wines, delicious Caesar salad made at the table, great seafood (scallops, Alaska King Crab, macadamia nut crusted Halibut, some times wild game, and... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This was the Best meal we had in Anchorage. It is a small but romantic setting with a fantastic staff, very good wine list ant phenomenal food. Make sure to make reservations well in advance since they will not rush you and there is limited seating.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were dining here with a group and the menu was preset but the food was excellent. Likewise, wine was predetermined but good. It a small place, a house overlooking Cook inlet and a charming venue

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1 Thank Paul P
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a must try restaurant in Anchorage. The setting is intimate, quiet, and the service is wonderful. Make sure you try the tableside caesar salade.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We liked the setting. The restaurant is in a house and we were sitting in a small room with two other couples. We had 3 fish moos and Halibut chick for appetizers. They were both very good. Berry crisp for desert is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
    (F Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 907-278-2133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
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

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