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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730 (24th and 25th)
+1 202-296-1166
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Easton, Maryland
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful ingredients, superb flavors and presentation and impeccable service. Valentine's Day menu was $165/person, plus beverage and service -- $550 all in. Price never advertised/printed. Waited 20 minutes for drinks to be served in bar.

Thank Thomas T
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to this restaurant not knowing a thing about it. Expensive, but the food and service were superb. Jonathan Crayne, the senior captain made it all the more so. He suggested some things we'd never have tried and they were wonderful!! Thank you Jonathan.

Thank carlok
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at Marcel's and it could not have been better. It is one of the single best restaurants I have ever experienced and the service was unbeatable. The wine list is extensive and the staff knowlegdable. The lobster bisque is a must, along with the souffle of the day. We selected the 5 course... More 

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Mexico City
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is well located, close to all the main high end hotels at the West end and Georgetown. It has lots of glamour, everybody well dressed. You can choose from a menu of 3 to 6 different plates, as you desire. We had the smaller option, the lobster bisque was spectacular and my scallops were well done and tasty.... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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155 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marcel's is a great restaurant, but I will not return. The food was amazing and challenged each of us to try something we would not normally eat, and none of us was disappointed. The service by the wait staff was also very good, we really enjoyed the back and forth about certain items on the menu to help us make... More 

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Spicewood, Texas
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293 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed in DC for a week during the inauguration and Marcel's was the best of all the fine dining restaurants we experienced. You choose how many courses (which are many) to order from their French cuisine tasting menu. Each dish was wonderful and specially presented. The foie gras may have been the best we've ever tasted!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wonderful from start to finish. There is a VERY good reason why they recommend the lobster bisque and the boudin blanc - both dishes are close to heaven! (as was the souffle du jour!) Very interesting and flexible menu, which is an excellent way to do a tasting menu without being lumbered with a full 7 courses that you simply... More 

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Marcel's on Christmas Eve and had the tasting menu. First of all, great that the restaurant is open at that time. There were several options for the tasting menu: we had the 6 course, which was more than enough. Our server was Jonathan, professional, pleasant and personal. The atmosphere is very pleasant, relaxed but exquisite, as expected... More 

Thank Michel W
United Kingdom
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166 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Food was delicious but the atmosphere was all very pretentious They need to put the heating on too because I was freezing all evening .I actually had my napkin wrapped around my legs

Thank lynne l
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

It's amazing that Marcel is 18 -- not the restaurant, but the chef's son! Bob named it after him when he opened, and Marcel has grown as well as his dad's restaurant, he must he a handsome and exquisite young man. The menu now offers an exceptional choice of a la carte and degustation alternatives. Our party of five had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
French, European, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?