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“Very elegant restaurant and meal”

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
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Ranked #70 of 3,300 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: 24th and 25th
Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 11, 2012

I liked the multicourse meals, but prepare to be shocked when you get the bill at the end. Very pricey especially if you are drinking. I would recommend it for special occasions or expense account dining.

Thank Harring10
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Although other restaurants may be rated higher by the critics, my take is there is no better restaurant in the region. Belgian/French, formal, fabulous service and just great food make Marcel's worth a visit. It is pricey, but well worth every penny. The pre-theatre menu is affordable and great.

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Thank cps108
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We have been going to this restaurant for many years and have never had anything but wonderful food and marvelous (formal) service. It's pricey but well worth it.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

We were in Washington for my daughter's graduation from George Washington and wanted a fitting spot to celebrate her achievement. We found Marcel's through the Zagat guide and it came highly recommended. It was a special evening and our family will remember it for a long time. The "you pick how many courses and which ones you'd like" is fun and reminds me of Restaurant Gary Danko in SF. The tough part is there are so many good choices. I seem to recall it was Rebecca that skillfully guided us through these difficult choices, the sequencing of our courses, specials for the day, and the wine list. She became part of the celebration with us. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, and the memories will live on. Marcel's lived up to the hype and rose close to the top of our all-time list.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We had the four course degustation and the wine flight. Jonathon, the Head Captain is worth a mention. He made a great night even better with his excellent service and attention to detail.

Thank Kathy348
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