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 and reconstructed foams - just nice hearty delicious combinations that were expertly prepared and served hot. I find that in restaurants where there is an emphasis on presentation it is rare to actually have dishes served at proper temperature - not here - all was on point - just perfect. Of course, the wine selection is appropriate and no one will be without something they are looking forward to drinking.
Certainly among if not the best in DC.
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