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“Good food, great place to sit outside and watch the world go by” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Restaurant DC

Marrakech Restaurant DC
2147 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Formerly Marrakesh Palace) (Dupont Circle)
(202) 775-1882
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Ranked #387 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Moroccan
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: 22nd and P Streets, NW
Transit: 2 blocks from Red Line Dupont Circle & Foggy Bottom Blue Line
Description: Our Executive Chef and Owner, Amin Jabri is excited to bring Morocco to Washington DC and share his experience and his love of food with all of our guests. Born in Morocco and raised in a house that catered to royals and heads of state, Chef Amin learned early on how to prepare the delicious and savory food that is so unique to Morocco. After attending culinary school in France, Chef Amin returned to Morocco to begin his own catering company. After moving between Africa, Europe, and Morocco, Chef Amin came to settle in Washington DC. Here he is able to do what he loves and share a little taste of Morocco with the nation's capital. Marrakesh P Street is a wonderful combination of the taste of Morocco and warm hospitality. Upon entering the doors, you will be greeted with the lush atmosphere of a classic Moroccan lounge. Order from some of our classic, traditional Moroccan dishes and experience something completely unique in the heart of Dupont Circle.
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“Good food, great place to sit outside and watch the world go by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After walking around the neighborhood (which has restaurants to cater to every taste) I chose the Marrakech because of the outside seating and the menu.

The food did not disappoint and the lamb dish was excellent. The staff were very attentive and friendly and provided excellent service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Moroccan restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We picked this restaurant just by walking around the DuPont Circle neighborhood. Restaurant offers several different couscous and tagine dishes as well as kabobs. We had the chicken tagine and lamb tagine, both very flavorful. The lamb was on the bone (pieces of lamb shank), so was a little difficult to eat.

There is a set menu of $35/person which gives a great variety of dishes - probably recommended for a larger group or people who want to sample everything. It would have been a lot for two people.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“I felt like I was in Morocco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

From the outside, the restaurant is unremarkable. However, as one enters, the environment is transformed into a Mideastern feel. Everything from the waiters to the seating, and no utensils, clearly make one feel like they are partaking in a feast. The food was tasty and service was good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clinton, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“If you like Morroccan food - excellent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Was a bit disappointed that there were no 'American' kid friendly foods on the menu. We ordered Shish-Ka-Bobs for the kids but the seasoning (Coriander) was a bit of a fail. The Belly Dancer was fun and the kids were mesmerized. Bread was great as was the olive dipping sauce.

Visited April 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

You definitely feel like you enter an other continent when you enter the restaurant. The music and decoration make you have a quick trip across the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean see. We had a few starters that were quite good (salad, beans, aubergines) and then 3 different dishes: prune lamb Tagine that was tasty but i felt the lamb had a bit too much fat pieces; a vegetable couscous which wAs really good and a chicken Tagine which had a very tasty sauce. My wife had asked for chicken breast only but it was actually chicken pieces which was disappointing. Still tasty though. Note that the tagine's are served without any couscous, potato or rice so remember to order them as sides when you place your order.

We ended with a Moroccan mint tee which was nice even if slightly on the bitter side.

We would probably go back there again.

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