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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boudin blanc” (35 reviews)
“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
“foie gras” (40 reviews)
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French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier. Impeccable service (not stuffy) warm and professional. Perfectly cooked food, nicely presented . Perhaps some addition dessert choices would be nice to have. Great wine selection. ! I left the 20% off coupon at the hotel - so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rafie2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasure to go to a fine restaurant! Excellent service and a delicious meal. For me, the highlight was the duck breast--a generous portion, wonderfully tender, and presented with a pinot noir reduction and fruit puree. The appetizer of dover sole was well prepared...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Feistygal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my birthday last autumn My wife surprised me by taking me here before Kennedy Center performance Oh my god was it good!!! The finest meal. Finest service and most romantic restaurant I have ever been to and I travel and dine out a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 930clarkg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time dining at Marcel's. The outstanding service started with my telephone request for a special order to be ready when we arrived. The welcome was warm and we immediately knew we were in for a special evening. The service is outstanding...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank luckywashington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in DC last weekend for a quick getaway and made a reservation at Marcel's for last Saturday night. Not only did they make sure that they kept everything moving, but they made sure that I made it to the Kennedy Center before the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shane R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I viewed my visit to Marcel's as a special treat to myself and it was well worth the experience. Upon entering the restaurant, I was in the capable hands of an experienced staff, well-versed in the art of customer service and the restaurant business. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Marvin B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

My dinner at Marcel's was the best dining experience I've had in Washington, D.C. It was a perfect evening. The food and service were outstanding. My companions and I had the pretheater three course dinner. It was hard to choose from the offerings for each...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carolyn T
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We had a family dinner here recently - out first time at Marcel's. Vinny was our host for the evening. He made us feel welcome and appreciated. His food recommendations were spot on. We did the three course tasting menu which has many excellent selections....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank drj999999
Reviewed 21 October 2018

My dear colleague was to have me at Marcel's 2+ years ago, but I got sick, very sick. So, 2+ years later, this celebration of life with my colleague and friend and my 87 yo mum was without compare. Well deserving of its reputation and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank DNARNA2014
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The chef knows how much many customers like rich food, and he knows that people who can afford the prices charged here don’t want to be tempted to overeat. Last night the four of us feasted on such varied delights as a fricasse of honey...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank WashingtonTraveler21
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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.
3 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
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
  • 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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