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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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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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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
Maybe the best dinner in Anchorage

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Len G
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Veneta, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Veneta, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good thing this is a written review and not spoken in person, as my garlic breath would knock you over! Halfway kidding, but the tableside Ceasar, a feature of this establishment, is drop-dead Garlic Heaven. Prepared tableside by the owner and proprietor, Van Hale, ((not Van Halen as my friend had said)) really "rocks!" (pun intended). We tried the Veal,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is tiny and super noisy. We couldn't even hear the waitress when she was talking to us. The food was very good, but it was not very enjoyable due to the noise level.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Both times I visited were extraordinary. Set in a house downtown with quiet ambiance and mouth watering dishes. Service matches the quality of the food and the wine menu is extensive. One of my favorite things about this place is the table side caeser salad preparation. It is so good I can barely believe it. They have classes occasionally to... More 

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Murphysboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I went to Marx Brothers on my last visit to Anchorage in 1999 and feel in love with the place! When we decided to travel to Alaska this June one of the first I did was to make reservations. I was not disappointed. They have a very nice wine list and, of course, they are famous for their Cesar Salad... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wow! We were so surprised by the amazing food at Marx Brothers. Who would have thought such an excellent restaurant would be in Anchorage! We ordered the Salmon Gravlax appetizer which was amazing! It went well with the bottle of wine we ordered from their extensive wine list. Be sure to order the table side Ceasar salad! We could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was the most beautiful food experience I have had in a long time. The restaurant is in a small house and the Chef even catches the Salmon everyday for the evenings menu! The menu is simple, which is good and what they do with it is unreal! Highly recommend the Ceasar salad which is made table side and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My favorite "date" place to go. Very intimate setting (a house) and great food. Love that they make the Caesar salad at your table. The fresh fish is amazing when it's in season. My boyfriend gets the macadamia halibut every time and it's delicious.

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant which is a favorite of those who live in Anchorage. The owner, ever visible, took a real interest in each of his guest's dinner experiences. Its a small restaurant, less than 20 tables, and it intimate. The menu had a wide selection of local fish and some great meat dishes as well. The meal was... 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, International, Contemporary

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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: Doing business, 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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