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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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“tasting menu” (54 reviews)
“boudin blanc” (29 reviews)
“foie gras” (36 reviews)
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French, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
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1 - 10 of 538 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here for an extension of our anniversary (we celebrate for an entire week - not just on the actual date) and it was better than expected. We chose the 4 courses but we each ordered something different which enabled us to try a...More

Thank Daphne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had not been to Marcel's for several years. From reviews, we knew that it had been renovated and were curious to see if had kept its Old World panache. The space is very attractive. The service is the height of professionalism,...More

2  Thank dgillesp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marcel's is a perfectly good restaurant that doesn't reach a level of perfection that would justify their Michelin-level prices. At a truly great restaurant, each element of a dish gets the chef's full attention and is equally perfect; at Marcel's, by contrast, a delicious piece...More

2  Thank Dan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here for dinner last Saturday night with another couple. My wife and I arrived early so we took a seat at the bar and ordered a drink. Right off the bat we were impressed by the professional and friendly service both when we...More

Thank DLM212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been in awhile and went before a Kennedy Center play. The food was perfect. Not too much before a play but plenty if you want it. Getting a ride to the play was an added bonus! Can't wait to go back.

Thank petersox
Reviewed 5 June 2017

When we were picking a place to catch a nice dinner before a Kennedy Center show, Marcel's kept coming up on the very top of review lists, and after our first trip here this week, I can definitely see why. The dining room is spacious,...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Went with some friends from st thomas. Food was great and the service was tremendous. My wife is allergic to garlic and she able to order anything and it was made without any garlic. We can't wait to go again

Thank gary a
Reviewed 28 May 2017

You choose how many courses you want to eat. Some good, several outstanding. Pleasant space, great service.

Thank HansGH16
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Our family all agreed that our dinner at Marcel's was one of the best meals that we've ever eaten. The restaurant offers a tasting menu that changes regularly and features a choice of 4 to 7 courses. They are very flexible and will allow you...More

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Time and again when we return to Marcel’s, it meets our expectation of excellence - in cuisine preparation, presentation and sublime, subtle, nuanced, extraordinary dishes. Service is flawless. Servers are true professionals - knowledgable, discreet and well attuned to the rhythm of its guests/diners and...More

Thank GreatBlue2
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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