We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Certificate of Excellence
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730 (24th and 25th)
(202) 296-1166
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

502 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 474: English reviews
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Marcel's based on various reviews and found that it lived up to everything we read! The menu is set up in "courses" where you select from seven different groupings according to your particular tastes. They price the meals by the number of courses selected -- from four to seven. After reviewing the offerings we settled on five.... More 

Thank William S
sewickley, pa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the pre-theater dinner. The food was exceptional, and our waiter was charming and attentive. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank vlkm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impeccable service with knowledgeable staff. I really appreciated the recommendations and flexibility of choosing anything from the menu. If you wanted four courses, you can pick any four items on the menu, even if you want all four to be savory or all four to be desserts. I opted for mussels, sausage, lamb and cheese. All dishes were beautifully proportioned... More 

Thank Brandy B
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a lovely pre-theater program. Not only will they manage to keep you on track to depart on time to make the curtain, they will drive you as well! This just takes a whole level of concern off the night and makes it so much more enjoyable and is the way to go. My wife has done this... More 

Thank smokeater55
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Level Contributor
77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Marcel's twice -- both times excellent. Once on my wife's birthday, we were seated in "private area." Great service and food. Last week I was there with two other couples and enjoyed the service and food so much. One couple was high level State Department; the other a distinguished social couple -- we had a ball. And... More 

1 Thank William M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This was my first time to Marcel's although I have passed by it almost every day on my way to work since it opened. It's location in Foggy Bottom is a short walk from Georgetown and the Kennedy Center. We had a drink at the bar before moving to our table. The bar is understated and comfortable, and the Manhattan... More 

Thank sl3854
Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I dined mid week at Marcels with a group of 5. I never saw a menu as the host had pre-arranged. I was not looking forward to it as I expected an ultra fussy, over-hyped, tiny portion pretentious dinner. I could not have been more wrong - it was excellent. The dishes were inventive but not ridiculous - not unconstrained... More 

Thank RR22RR
Level Contributor
133 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

If you want an elegant dinner in DC with the finest gourmet-level food, I don't think there is a better place in DC.

Thank travelerBobDc
Great Falls, Virginia
Level Contributor
287 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Marcel's last night. The amuse bouche was a wonderfully flavored cigar shaped duck wonton. We both enjoyed the tempura styled soft shell crab, also perfect. My wife had a light but tasty tomato salad. I had an unusual but wonderful cheese filled agnolotti with Bolognese sauce. Stuffed by then we still couldn't resist the... More 

Thank Wayne N
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

My wife and I went here for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were BLOWN AWAY! Every dish was absolutely amazing - very unique and interesting. The wine pairings were very well done. And our service staff were very enjoyable. It is rare that my wife and I are surprised by a restaurant, but in this case we were.... More 

Thank Paul-T-Canada

Travelers who viewed Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier also viewed

Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC

Been to Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
French, European, Belgian, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
    (24th and 25th)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: (202) 296-1166
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?