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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” (31 reviews)
“tasting menu” (54 reviews)
“foie gras” (37 reviews)
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French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this restaurant for dinner and were not disappointed. The menu consists of 6 courses and the pricing is for four, five, six and seven courses. Any of the course can be mixed and matched. We were three in the group and two of us...More

Thank Yusuf M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Marcel’s is one of our favorites and one of the best in DC. Super nice atmosphere, perfect for quiet romantic dinner. It is a nice place to go before a show at Kennedy Center...they offer a free ride over and back. While the food is...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a truly delightful place to eat with it’s unique approach to fare choice providing diners with the opportunity to select between 4 and 7 courses from 7 selections of food. Within these 7 sections there are several choices providing an overall extremely varied...More

Thank Von1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the chance to go eat in Marcel's and had a wonderful experience. Lovely appetizers and drinks followed by a nice salad, a steak from heaven and a desert that looked and tasted out of this world. Congratulations - but glad i didn't have to...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serene tasteful atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation without speaking loudly! There is a wonderful semi-private table in a corner with drapes that can be closed for total privacy!!

Thank ProfessionalMom3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding restaurant. A friend in from Qatar and I needed a “bite to eat and a glass of wine” before we headed to the Kennedy Center, so I took a risk that pre-theater prix-fixe would suit us. What a lucky choice! They...More

Thank DohaTravelingmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional is the word that resonated throughout this memorable meal. We had booked a 5 pm reservation to have time to get to the Kennedy Center in time for a 7:30 PM curtain call. Unfortunately, we hit a lot of traffic en route to the...More

Thank 4JAAZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Marcel's for the pre-theater prix fixe dinner prior to a show at the Kennedy Center. They were right on top of making sure we were able to have a well-timed and unrushed meal, and made it to our show in plenty of...More

Thank Susan18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit and we will definitely go back. Had a guest from England with very high standards and we all were extremely impressed. The Venison was one stand out dish, but all courses were first rate. At least one Michelin star worthy...More

Thank Thomas443
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Curious to indulge a gourmet experience. Set too high expectations. The food was nothing wow at all, the salad was average and the chicken also common. Ambiance was poor, attitude was low. The least professional was one of the waiters, very arrogant and uninspired. Sorry...More

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Questions & Answers
4 March 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.
3 June 2016|
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Response from rhdilworth | Reviewed this property |
The price is per person. It is pricey but very good,
3 October 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
US$ 35 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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