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“Best Dining Experience of our Visit to DC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marcel's

Marcel's
2401 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
(202) 296-1166
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Ranked #12 of 2,497 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: French, Belgian, Seafood, Continental
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: 24th and 25th
Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro
Description: Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's elegant haute French flagship restaurant. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital, in 2011 and 2012, it was rated the top restaurant for food by Zagat as well as one of the top five restaurants for service.
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Dining Experience of our Visit to DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Catching up on my reviews; the fact that i remember the details is a testament to the great dinner and service experience we had here in October 2013 during the government shutdown.

Pre-theater prefix dinner was outstanding especially the Norwegian salmon with truffle sauce. The complimentary limo shuttle service to the Kennedy Center was especially appreciated.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Virginia
1 review
“Favorite Restaurant in DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This has been my favorite restaurant in DC for years. I don't get to go very often, but always a memorable experience when I do. Came here to celebrate my anniversary and birthday since the occasions are only two days apart. Can never say enough about the food that is prepared. Outstanding food and exquisite presentation. That along with Jonathan Crayne's service, made it a night to remember. Look forward to returning soon!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic cuisine but completely overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Marcel's chef prepares top notch cuisine but the rest is unfortunately not at par: the room is completely outdated and the atmosphere depressing, the service is unprofessional being mostly concerned by how much you will end up ordering (asking if you want more wine every 5 mns..) and leaving on the table (this is probably called incentives, but not necessarily the right ones..). Bottom line: a shame given the level of the cuisine, but clearly overpriced at $100 per head.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Top notch service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Marcel's is an elegant restaurant with an impressive menu and top notch service. They did an excellent job helping us choose the right wine to accompany several different dishes. The place is among the best in DC and I recommend it for business dinners and special occasions.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

European style restaurant, great place to be in and relaxed atmosphere was there as a part of a big group but the level of service was great. The full 3 course menu was brilliant and not like in so many restaurants when they serve half a beast, just perfect.

Visited July 2014
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