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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” (32 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional food & service always!! Our favorite restaurant in DC Love it😍amazing - always our special occasion choice

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to dine at Marcel's prior to going to the Kennedy Center for a show. My husband son and I selected the 3-course menu since we didn't have much time. This occasion was also a special one. It was to celebrate my...More

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time at Marcel's but Jonathan made me feel like an old returning customer (as indeed most of the other patrons seemed to be). The prix fixe is flexible (you can have 4, 5, 6, or 7 items), which is really helpful...More

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marcel's is the perfect place for a special occasion or for a quiet, romantic dinner. The menu, a true tasting menu, has something for every palate and every morsel is delicious. The courses come at your pace, which allows you time to savor each bite....More

Thank CTTravels001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place for an elegant dinner. The service was top notch, very friendly, efficient and attentive. The staff was fun and lively. The food very tasty and well prepared. Love the flexibility with the menu. 4-7 courses, you pick what you want for each...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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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.
2 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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