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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” (30 reviews)
“foie gras” (37 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always have our celebratory dinners at Marcel's, because we can anticipate excellent food, service and ambience. And best of all, you can hear yourself talk because it's a quiet but lively place to dine. We enjoy selecting from the four, five or six course...More

Thank Jeri G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is far and away our family's favorite place in DC. The menu is flexible and almost every dish can be modified to accommodate allergies, dining preferences, etc. The seasonal lobster bisque is literally mouth-watering, as is my favorite mussels gratin dish, which is...More

Thank Garciajaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary here, and have been several times before. This is the best French restaurant in DC, and one of the finest of any cuisine in the City. The food is incredible, the service is fantastic, and the ambience is superb. The restaurant...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you are going to find a short menu to choose the degustation menu you wanna ate. everything is great, but for me that i don't eat to much if was a little bit big. is a great food with great presentation and great service. you...More

Thank adrianauribe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy on a Sat. night in summer lull with Embassy and K St. power types, i.e. seemed like most of the guests were charging the meal and not paying these prices themselves as we were. Seated half hour after our reservation time, then, inexcusably, waited...More

Thank dkberman
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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 July 2017

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 23 June 2017

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

3  Thank Dan G
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

1  Thank DLM212
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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
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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.
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
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
  • 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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