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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24th and 25th)
(202) 296-1166
5:00 pm - 9:30 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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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for our fifth year anniversary dinner and we enjoyed it thoroughly. They first offered us a drink, which was served very quickly. I liked that they left us alone to enjoy the drink and offered the menu about halfway through our drink. They thoroughly explained the options on the menu and made some excellent recommendations. This is... More 

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Arlington, VIrginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not typically Sunday brunch people - hate buffets. But Marcel's has a lovely, quiet, "off the menu" brunch with both breakfast and light lunch options. Surprisingly, the restaurant was nearly empty - maybe it is because it is summer. Needless to say, the service was quite good - attentive without being unctuous. I had the lightest, fluffiest pancakes... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our 3 year stay in DC we have eaten out a lot and tried many many places. This is my 3rd favourite place to eat out in DC. If your in the area I highly recommend a visit, you won't be disappointed. BOOK - If you want a table you really need to book, and book well in advance.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I try most of the hottest or most iconic fine dining restaurants in DC each year. Marcels has been a regular favorite for more than 7 years and we keep coming back because of the consistently excellent food and service here. Jonathan, who keeps the severs running, and the maitre d' are both exceptional and Washington institutions in their own... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Marcel's has the most flexible menu I have ever encountered. It was such a treat having the freedom to order any number of dishes from 4 to 8, in any order we wanted it to be served, and we can repeat a dish as many times as we want. What an ingenious concept. My family can't wait to come back... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Expensive, beautiful food. It is quiet and gracious, with waiters who put your napkin in your lap. You can order a la carte or from the tasting menu with 4, 5, 6, or 7 items of your choice; the menu varies. Everything is gorgeous, complex, delicious. It's hard to single out anything, but the duck, filet, and rabbit on a... 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, 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 Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (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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