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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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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
Amazing!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
NiraNaor
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'm a picky foodie who is not easily pleased. Everything about the place pleased me: ambiance, service, food and wine. We were greater by the owner, Van, and made to feel welcome from the start. This fellow and his partners have run the business since 1979. You would think he would be worn out by now. Instead, he personal make... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

14 table restaurant in a house on 3rd Ave which oozes class and dining tradition. We had their halibut cheeks as an app - probably the best thing I tasted up here over the past week. Get wine by the glass instead of bottle - they free-pour big glasses of high-end Merlot & Zin. My scallops were excellent, as was... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great service and great food... the ceasar salad is incredible... all food is great need reservations... perfect for the special occasion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This beautiful and intimate restaurant is a wonderful place to dine in Anchorage. The food is superb, and the service is extraordinary. Everything was fresh and presented perfectly. Lettuce and herbs were grown in the back yard! Don't miss this restaurant.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a fine place. Folks really appreciate your business. Excellent service, food, wine selection, and ambiance for Alaska. everything was nice including the bathroom. Just an all around upscale eating place. Would visit again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been visiting in Alaska for a month. We have eaten at many of the fine dining restaurants both in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Marx Brothers Café is not the best in town. I had halibut and my wife had king crab leg. With our wine, salads, meals and deserts our bill (including tip) was over $200. We order the... More 

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Veneta, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The restaurant is crowded in to a small residential house, but it doesn't feel crowded. The Caesar salad made at your table (in our case by the owner), was the best I have ever tasted. It is unfortunate that in our case we experienced some GI issues at three the next morning, but that's, in a sense, beyond the restaurant's... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I had been telling my wife about visiting Marx brothers 20 years ago with my Dad. so she and I made a special trip on our Alaska RV trip this July. The return trip did not disappoint Seafood mousse is light and tasty. Macadamia nut crusted halibut was outstanding with mango and curry, and the Berkshire pork was in a... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had anniversary dinner and food and service excellent!! Would definitely recommend while in Anchorage. Staff and ambience wonderful.

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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?