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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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Tue, 6/25
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Seven courses 145.00
Six courses 125.00
Five courses 105.00
Four courses 85.00
Pre-theater (before 6:30pm) 65.00
This is a sample menu, menu changes daily.  We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, please notify captain as soon as your seated.
Cold Smoked Black Cod
Blood orange, red pepper, paprika croutons
Baby Arugula Salad
Balsamic shallots, Rocca cheese, aged sherry vinaigrette
Beet and Goat Cheese Trio
Napoleon, candy stripe and croquette, feuille de brick and marinated golden beets
Pan Seared Diver Scallop
Butternut squash and smoked bacon hash, sage beurre blanc
Icelandic Cod Brandade Fritter
Lemon, capers, herb aioli
Belgian Mussels and Chimay Gratinée
Sakify, bacon, peas, and thyme cream
Crispy Skate Wing
Sweet pea puree, asparagus, brown butter emulsion
American Red Snapper
Ratatouille, balsamic reduction
Roulade of Dover Sole
Garlic pomme puree, lobster essence
Chesapeake Rockfish, Pineapple Pico De Gallo
Pork belly, coconut cream
Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon
Black eyed peas, hickory smoked bacon, and pearl onions
Filet of Turbotin
Saffron risotto, cabernet reduction
Poached Farm Egg en Meurette
With house made duck prosciutto
Supplement +12.00
Marcel’S Classic Boudin Blanc, Black Mushroom Truffle Purée,
Truffle madeira sauce
Pan Seared Poussin
Butternut squash puree, baby sunburst
Squash, Tarragon Poussin Jus
Squid Ink Tagliatelle
With sautéed snails and crispy sweetbreads
La Belle Farm Duck Breast
Black trumpet mushrooms, roasted
Baby New Potatoes
Duck jus
Martin's Ranch Angus Beef Tenderloin
Wild‎ mushrooms, haricot
Vert, Potato Purée
With truffle essence and cabernet sauce
New Frontier Bison Strip Loin
Sunchoke flan, raisins, radicchio,
Sundried Tomato
Cabernet‎ reduction
Supplement +16.00
Cervena Venison and Foie Gras Wrapped
In phyllo, royal trumpet mushrooms
Melted Moniboissie
Over toasted pecan raisin bread
Humboldt Fog with Blackberry Port Geléc
Candied walnuts
Petit Pont L’Evêque
Chestnut honey, quince paste
Granny-smith apple, frisée
Blood Orange Brulee Napoleon
Almond crumble, blood orange champagne sauce
Pineapple Spice Cake
Frozen macademia nougat, gingersnap, lime air
Salted White Chocolate Dome
Peppermint ice, chocolate tuile
Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate sorl,et, cocoa crisp
Supplement +16.00
Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foic Gras, Red Currants, Dudk Confit
Roulade, toasted brioche
10oz 56.00
14oz 65.00
Martins Prime Angus Strip Steak, Wild Mushrooms, Potato Puree,
Melange of vegetables,
Supplement +25.00
Sliced Perigord Truffles
On any menu item 10 grams for
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.
$35 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
French, European, International
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This series of events happened a little while ago, but since it still bothers me I hope that finally sharing my bad experience will bring closure. I used to have a positive impression of the food and graciousness of Marcel’s. I am a wine geek,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Marcoherman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and service excellent on a very tired environment but the pricing in the menu and the misleading way in which options appear ruined an otherwise great evening when the check was presented to us. I suggest to the reader of this review...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank JoseM355
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the 7 course tasting dinner, accompanied by two bottles from private cellar. Elegant and comfortable dining room was the perfect stage setting - staff were gracious, efficient and a well-orchestrated ballet of unobtrusive service. Everything, from the amuse bouche, the bread, and dessert and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank highlandbride
Reviewed May 6, 2019

My wife and I went back to this fabulous restaurant after an long absence. It was absolutely delightful! Great service, wonderful live piano music, superb cuisine. Everything was perfect. My wife had the soft shell crab and the halibut; I had scallops and black bass....More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank dejindc
Reviewed April 15, 2019

An absolutely fantastic celebration diner! Vinnie was our waiter and made this dinner an event! Overall service A++, excellent and "interesting" food options. Food is actually reasonably priced considering the offering. Wine list a little expense. Would definitely return!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank danielfP7480NH
Reviewed April 14, 2019

I knew the restaurant would be kind of old-fashioned, but underestimated how much the dinner felt like being thrown back in the 80s. The service was very friendly (the water-ladies looked a bit sullen, though), the quality of the food (meat) was obviously high. Unfortunately...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank mourspe
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Was attending the Society for Neuroscience meeting in DC and was accompanied by my wife. We decided to try Marcels and were greatly surprised. Our waiter and the service were top-notch. The food was superb and beautifully presented. Sure, it was expensive but it really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank thomasmisko
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Top notch service and spacious dining rooms. They nail the classic French dishes, but don't get too experimental with their menu options. They have a complimentary car service to The Kennedy Center which is a fantastic perk.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank NeedAdventure
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

A wonderful, white table cloth experience. Superb wine list. Knowledgeable wait staff. Excellent personal service. Incredible food. A truly magnificent restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mobile753871
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Although this is a very expensive restaurant it is worth every penny. I have Reviewed it on my blog, Dining Out on an Expense Account, and it is better than ever. In the past, the service was a little stuffy and not very flexible. At...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Response from DRDC621 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding. I'd go with elegantly casual to dressy. It is definitely a special occasion place but a tie is not necessary.
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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.
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