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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730 (24th and 25th)
(202) 296-1166
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Indialantic, Florida
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325 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had tickets for The Marriage of Figaro at the Kennedy Center and decided to go to Marcel's because of their pre-theater menu and car service to and from the Kennedy Center. The pre-theater menu offers approximately three choices of appetizer, three choices of entree, and two choices of dessert for $70 per person which includes the car service to/from... More 

Thank RBD930
Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marcel´s food is good, not the best but good, but for the price you pay, you could be better served somewhere else. The service is impeccable, the decor is old and the restaurant looks also old and old fashioned.

Thank epmichel
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the Friday night of our Washington trip we splurged on some nice french food. Unfortunately the staff and service were not up to the task. With wine our meal was over $150 each, and after converting that to Canadian we were spending about $200 each. For that, I expect quality on all fronts. The food was quite good, and... More 

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Paynesville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waiter was knowledgable, courteous and sensitive to our questions. The food was exquisitely presented and timed to our needs, we never felt pressured to finish a course or order more wines. The champagne and wines (we chose French of course) were entirely suitable and easily matched to the meal chosen.

Thank BenitoAndersoni
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door until we left. There was so much to choose from on the menu, making your decision extremely hard. Food was fabulous as it just melted away in your mouth. A great night out celebrating our birthdays.

Thank 576Rosie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I visited DC last summer and we have been dreaming about dinner at Marcel's ever since. We just returned and it exceeded our already high expectations. We love Foie Gras and they prepare it amazingly. This year's preparation was served expertly seared with crispy thin waffles & blueberry puree. The menu at Marcel's is served in small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my fiancé here for her birthday dinner. We had the 3 course dinner menu and each of the courses were equally amazing. We had tickets to watch the Phantom of the Opera at the Kennedy Center so they sent a complimentary black car. After the show Marcel's had a black car waiting to take us back to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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sewickley, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 

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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.

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