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Marx Brothers Cafe

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$$$$
Downtown
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124 (F Street)
+1 907-278-2133
Today
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Eagle River, Alaska
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Marx Brothers Cafe to celebrate her birthday. It had been recommended as a place to go for special occasions. That was definitely a good recommendation. The food was excellent. We had Van's Caesar salad prepared tableside and it was marvelous. I tried the veal entree - loved it. Very tasty. The wine choices were... More 

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1 Thank David H
Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not ever having been to Alaska before, I wasn't sure to expect in the way of foodie spots, other than anticipating good salmon and halibut. But I wouldn't have guessed that I'd find one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while in Anchorage! Marx Brothers Cafe has (rightly) won a slew of awards (which you'll see on... More 

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torrington, connecticut
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were on a group tour and this was the final nights get together. A little small for a group of 30. Food was average to above average but not great. Staff had trouble keeping up with tables.

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Thank kenney234
Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

very disapointing food preparation. The Halibut was overcooked and tasteless. I had such great memories of this place from my visits 10 years ago, but it is not the same.

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Thank Eytan M
Sierra Foothills
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe has had the same owner for over 30 years. The service was impeccable. The food was excellently prepared. Reservations recommended.

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Thank GoldCountry2
Anchorage, Alaska
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I took my wife to this restaurant for our anniversary. It was our first time here. We had heard many good things about it. Our experience was disappointing to say the least. We had a reservation and were seated in a timely manner. It wasn't very busy so I could not understand why our waitress ignored us for a full... More 

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1 Thank David L
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Famous for their halibut. But I found it overwhelmed by the sauce and preparation. All the nuances of the fish were lost. Trying to be upscale fine dining but all the elements were not there, food presentation, atmosphere, decor... except for price

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, terrific service and a very good wine list! The halibut was fresh and the macadamia crust was light and tastey. The Veal was very good. Turamisu was light and luscious.

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New York City, New York, USA
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Marx Brothers on our final night of vacation. A fitting climax to a great vacation. Great gravalox and Caesar salad followed by delicious filet mignon and halibut; finished up with yummy cheese cake and chocolate mousse. Excellent attentive service. Go and enjoy!

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Thank Charles G
Evergreen, Colorado
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great service. Friendly people. Generous portions. Caesar salad was everything that people say. Made fresh at the table by the friendly owner. However, the crab cakes were not lump, lots of filler. This was more like a low end fried food place type of cake not a high end place. The halibut was even more disappointing. It didn't seem fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
    (F Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 907-278-2133
Description
Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Cafe specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars.


Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff.


With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?