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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Certificate of Excellence
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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Spicewood, Texas
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289 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Number1green
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank LisaMDL
Davidsonville, Maryland
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

What a treat. Nice tight menu still with enough choices to make choosing tough. I had the warm and mouthwatering asparagus soup. My wife a mussel grattan prepared differently than any she has had before but of course wonderful. I had tan authentic veal schnetizel dish half of which I bought home. So good but such a generous portion. My... More 

Thank Wayne N
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The service was impeccable and ambiance was amazing. The food, I was happy about but wasn't overly impressed. I have had many fine dining experiences and this was not a stand out on food. Temp was lukewarm and flavor components didn't stand out. My dining mate felt the same. The very good rating to overall service .

Thank Ariana J
Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The ambiance is beautiful and cozy. The staff go above and beyond anything you would get in most restaurants accept in Europe. The food is amazing to the palate. What is ordered will be a delight. The scallop, shrimp, duck, venison dishes were to melt your taste buds into heaven. What a creative and talented kitchen.

Thank davidbermanesq
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for my birthday with my significant other and was beyond impressed with the food. Each of us did the 4 course entrée and it was the perfect amount for each of us. The duck was one of my favorite courses I ordered. Would highly reccomend this place for a special occasion or for a nice quiet dinner.

Thank ash2366
columbia, south carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place. Old fashioned refinement and great food. Probably the top dining experience for a person now on Earth for 66 years. Highly recommended if you are looking for first class. $110 for a splendid pre-fixe dinner. Go if you are in DC, as you will not regret.

Thank Thornwell

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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