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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
+1 202-296-1166
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boudin blanc” (33 reviews)
“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
“foie gras” (39 reviews)
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French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We happened in here while on vacation we had tried to eat at our hotels restaurant and fortunately they never sat us and took way to long . We were greeted from the front door .We were treated like gold despite being under a time...More

Thank Janine S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Three couples celebrating a birthday. Great food! Great Service! What more can one expect? Thanks so much for the great evening.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxed dinner at Marcel's. The staff is attentive without hovering. The wine recommendations were spot on; I am not very familiar with French wines, but by describing what my wife and I like in a California Chardonnay, the sommelier...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very nice. Has a soft ambience but not the usual French restaurant. Piano music in another room is very enjoyable. The wine menu is diverse. Wines from all over, varied prices from reasonable to very expensive. The food menu has lots to...More

Thank Neildash1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had the pleasure of dining at Marcel's over the years and have never been disappointed. The food menu, service, food quality and preparation is flawless. Our decision to dine at Marcel's was more due to the location of the restaurant to that of...More

Thank gatormotherof2
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in DC. It is expensive but you get what you pay for. The menu offers you several options on how many courses you want to have and they are priced accordingly but it’s worthwhile. It also offers an...More

Thank IDC637
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I’d made a reservation for the pre-theater three course dinner. I called the day before, because I was dining alone and wanted to get a feel as to whether I’d be comfortable. They were very reassuring, explaining where they would seat me, to be comfortable...More

Thank DelRayKate1
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We arrived today in Washington DC and we were looking for a great experience dining out. Marcel happened to be very close to our hotel and the reviews were great so we decided to go. It did not disappoint! What a delicious meal! Fine, savory,...More

1  Thank Florencia S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visited Marcel's during an anniversary trip to DC and loved everything about it. The food and service were both amazing and the restaurant is lovely. Highly recommend the 7 course tasting menu- it was outstanding. After our dinner, they offered to drive us back...More

Thank lisabarnes2017
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier is a lovely dining experience.. Both front end and kitchen provide great attention to detail. Mary Ann and I were seated in a corner table around 5:30 p.m... Through the mirror on the far wall, Mary Ann could see what was...More

Thank davidvalk
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March 4, 2017|
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Response from ash2366 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. It's highly expensive so I wouldn't recommend bringing lots of kids nor do they have a kids menu.
June 2, 2016|
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Response from rhdilworth | Reviewed this property |
The price is per person. It is pricey but very good,
October 3, 2015|
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Response from adnane056 |
Hi there Of course you can order a la carte at Marcel's , any dish that we have on the tasting menu can be ordered as an appetizer or a main course We look forward to host you Best regards Maitre d'
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$35 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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 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
  • E-mail
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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