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Marx Brothers Cafe

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$$$
Downtown
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic
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627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (F Street)
907-278-2133
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
In search of another fine dining experience

We had heard about Marx Brother Café, their reputation for great food and excellent service, so decided to check it out on a Saturday Night before Easter. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding. The Caesar Salad prepared next to your table was delicious and watching it being prepared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
WMH_AK
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Anchorage, Alaska
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had heard about Marx Brother Café, their reputation for great food and excellent service, so decided to check it out on a Saturday Night before Easter. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding. The Caesar Salad prepared next to your table was delicious and watching it being prepared from fresh ingredient's was a nice touch. I had... More 

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Greenfield Center, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

On a recent stop in Anchorage, at the end of ski trip to Alyeska, we were looking for an intimate dining experience with great food. MBC offered all the amenities we desired as well as an attentive detail oriented staff. Don't miss the Caesar salad prepared right at your table with fresh ingredients. Chris makes a mean Caesar salad. The... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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124 reviews 124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
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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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 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
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9 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?