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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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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348 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marcel's is a great restaurant near the foggy bottom region in D.C. I have had dinners there but never a brunch. We had brunch the other day and it was great. It is definitely a more formal place for brunch than many young people are looking for these days but it is a very enjoyable experience. The wine on that... More 

Thank Scott M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner before Chicago at JFK about three weeks ago. Food was excellent and so was the service. Was pleasantly surprised when we were told of their car service to the JFK after dinner. Will be back again soon.

Thank Tony2005contour
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great for a special occasion. We came here for our 1 year anniversary. They asked us if we were there for anything special and then wrote happy anniversary on the menu! We each ordered 5 courses and would have been stuffed had we ordered more. They are very welcoming, friendly and accommodating here. We did not need... More 

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Nice, France
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marcel's is the perfect place to dine for a special occasion or simply to treat yourself. The menu is a tasting menu with multiple options for each course but, unlike most places which force you to chose course by course, you decide how many courses you would like and then pick from anything on the menu. As a result, no... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on an off night in respect to business--a Tuesday. We were treated royally and offered every courtesy. The food was inspired. All three courses offered interesting blends of great foods--the mussels were embedded in a great tomato-based sauce, the ravioli was accompanied by bright fresh peas, the salmon was encrusted and layered with mashed and fried potatoes, and... More 

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Newbridge England
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

24 hours ago, I wrote a review about an evening my wife and I spent at Marcel's earlier this year. We generally post only positive reviews as I hope other TA users will be able to see from my review history . We made an exception here as we thought that Marcel's was so poor. In my original review I... More 

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Marcel's provides high quality Belgian/French cuisine with top service. The problem is the atmosphere. The layout of the restuarant is akward. More troubling is the odd lighting, which give a yellow/orange hue to everything including the food. Not appetizing,

1 Thank L R D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I stumbled upon Marcel’s by mistake. My wife and I had guest finished seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, and were looking for a place to eat. Being new to DC, I made a reservation at Jardenia, across the street from Marcel’s. As soon as we got to Jardenia, we were disappointed. It was hard to find a host,... More 

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Washington, DC
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Dining during my early days in Washington alternated between a group of upscale French restaurants and...everything else that was okay but seldom interesting. Times have changed greatly with a proliferation of fine restaurants in a variety of cuisines hardly imaginable 30 years ago. The old guard French places have largely gone, and largely without regret save for one -- Jean... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The food and service are good, but not up to the hype or price. The "formal" French is not there. Ambiance is nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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