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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)
+1 202-296-1166
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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Gainesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on an off night in respect to business--a Tuesday. We were treated royally and offered every courtesy. The food was inspired. All three courses offered interesting blends of great foods--the mussels were embedded in a great tomato-based sauce, the ravioli was accompanied by bright fresh peas, the salmon was encrusted and layered with mashed and fried potatoes, and... More 

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Newbridge England
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

24 hours ago, I wrote a review about an evening my wife and I spent at Marcel's earlier this year. We generally post only positive reviews as I hope other TA users will be able to see from my review history . We made an exception here as we thought that Marcel's was so poor. In my original review I... More 

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marcel's provides high quality Belgian/French cuisine with top service. The problem is the atmosphere. The layout of the restuarant is akward. More troubling is the odd lighting, which give a yellow/orange hue to everything including the food. Not appetizing,

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled upon Marcel’s by mistake. My wife and I had guest finished seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, and were looking for a place to eat. Being new to DC, I made a reservation at Jardenia, across the street from Marcel’s. As soon as we got to Jardenia, we were disappointed. It was hard to find a host,... More 

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Washington, DC
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining during my early days in Washington alternated between a group of upscale French restaurants and...everything else that was okay but seldom interesting. Times have changed greatly with a proliferation of fine restaurants in a variety of cuisines hardly imaginable 30 years ago. The old guard French places have largely gone, and largely without regret save for one -- Jean... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service are good, but not up to the hype or price. The "formal" French is not there. Ambiance is nice.

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Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous evening. Excellent food. Nice to have options of size of tasting menu (4 course, 5 course and up). Perfect location for those "special dinners".

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27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second trip-- better than I remembered. Every item is exquisite and there is a real variety to please every palate. The foie gras is phenomenal. This is prie fixe, so chose 4, 5, or more courses. My only negative is that there isn't a three-course option: four is just too much food for me! And I do wish there... More 

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Rottach-Egern, Germany
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Robert brings the cuisine of Belgium to DC with flair and focus as he has since his son Marcel was an infant. Among my favorites, the staff is stable, attentive and flexible in regard to service. The menu is designed as a multi course tasting menu. If you prefer an appetizer and Entre the kitchen accommodates. Select wine list. Full... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the honor of experiencing Marcel's brunch today. Comparable to the "best of the best" anywhere on either side of the pond. Atmosphere, service, presentation, taste all outstanding....and 1/2 price bottles of wine to boot! Great for a special occasion outing, or just a wonderful place to catch-up and break bread with old friends. Thank you Chef Wiedmaier for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
French, European, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +1 202-296-1166
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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