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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 - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Great Falls, Virginia
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner there the night before the Michelin Guide for Washington was released. If I were a Michelin inspector Marcel's would have 3 Stars. It is better than many on the list by a wide margin. My wife and I eat out six nights a week and Marcel's was her choice for her Birthday dinner. Chef Wiedmaier is a master... More 

Thank Wayne N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every course was better than the last! I very much enjoyed the presentation and taste of everything we tried. We did the four course meal and I was full, but a few of my colleagues would have liked to have done another course. It's pricey, but delicious.

Thank Victali B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey but good. Had the four course with wine and it was more than sufficient. Had the "box" which was a medley of small bites - wonderful. The boudin blanc was good but frankly a little overrated. The lamb was a little gamey. Chocolate dessert was great. Too bad we could not really take pics. Service was flawless. Go with... More 

Thank Al-Net-Olo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the 4 course dinner and it was very satisfying. The food was superb! The service was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. Can't wait to eat at Marcel's again!

Thank myrtol
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marcel's provides a classic white table setting with modern decor, rich in texture and a warm ambiance - perfect for a romantic evening or special celebration. As more restaurants are remodeled in the D.C. area, it appears they lean toward the more industrial design which really takes away from the overall experience; this is why Marcel's is a real gem.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 4 dishes tasting menu at Marcel and found reasonable priced. We especially liked the scallops, boudin, bison, lamb and the doughnut. The bread was also fantastic, one of the best I have ever eaten. Service is very attentive.

Thank Helder S
Indialantic, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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