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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” (33 reviews)
“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
“foie gras” (39 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 yesterday via mobile

Had a beautiful pre-theater dinner at Marcel’s prior to seeing a play at the Kennedy Center. The pre-theater dinner was delicious, beautiful and reasonably priced. Customer service was excellent. They were very cognizant of our timing and also offered a shuttle to and from the...More

Thank DRDC621
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had the complimentary watermelon gazpacho amuse bouche, scallops (oh my g delicious), salad, roasted chicken, panna cotta and chocolate mousse. All were fantastic as was service. Car service to the Kennedy Center was very convenient - it’s first come first served...More

Thank shardog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the money we paid ($370 for three course meal for two including tip and one glass of wine) I expected the ambiance and food to be something very special but neither were. While the service and presentation of the food was very good, the...More

Thank mark5872
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting on a Saturday night, the atmosphere was a bit loud because there was live music. Food was excellent! If you haven't visited Marcel's in a couple of years, please know that the menu has changed to the following choices: 1) 4 choice vegetarian plate;...More

Thank Georgia814
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened in here while on vacation we had tried to eat at our hotels restaurant and fortunately they never sat us and took way to long . We were greeted from the front door .We were treated like gold despite being under a time...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Three couples celebrating a birthday. Great food! Great Service! What more can one expect? Thanks so much for the great evening.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxed dinner at Marcel's. The staff is attentive without hovering. The wine recommendations were spot on; I am not very familiar with French wines, but by describing what my wife and I like in a California Chardonnay, the sommelier...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice. Has a soft ambience but not the usual French restaurant. Piano music in another room is very enjoyable. The wine menu is diverse. Wines from all over, varied prices from reasonable to very expensive. The food menu has lots to...More

Thank Neildash1
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I have had the pleasure of dining at Marcel's over the years and have never been disappointed. The food menu, service, food quality and preparation is flawless. Our decision to dine at Marcel's was more due to the location of the restaurant to that of...More

Thank gatormotherof2
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in DC. It is expensive but you get what you pay for. The menu offers you several options on how many courses you want to have and they are priced accordingly but it’s worthwhile. It also offers an...More

Thank IDC637
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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
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
  • 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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