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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boudin blanc” (33 reviews)
“tasting menu” (54 reviews)
“foie gras” (37 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived today in Washington DC and we were looking for a great experience dining out. Marcel happened to be very close to our hotel and the reviews were great so we decided to go. It did not disappoint! What a delicious meal! Fine, savory,...More

1  Thank Florencia S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Marcel's during an anniversary trip to DC and loved everything about it. The food and service were both amazing and the restaurant is lovely. Highly recommend the 7 course tasting menu- it was outstanding. After our dinner, they offered to drive us back...More

Thank lisabarnes2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier is a lovely dining experience.. Both front end and kitchen provide great attention to detail. Mary Ann and I were seated in a corner table around 5:30 p.m... Through the mirror on the far wall, Mary Ann could see what was...More

Thank davidvalk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 31st anniversary and had the most wonderful time. The food, service and ambiance were wonderful. Chef Wiedmaier is an amazing chef. Marcel’s is absolutely our favorite restaurant in Washington DC. Lastly, a special thanks to Jonathan who outstanding service,...More

Thank F6245GKpaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding experience. It exceeded our expectations. Impeccable service, wonderful food and atmosphere. We had the 7 course tasting menu which was phenomenal. Would highly recommend visiting Marcel’s.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I went for being adventurous because my daughter wanted to try a seven course meal and we both had to commit. I went along and the seven turned into about eleven. It was excellent. The squash blossom and the lamb were two of the...More

Thank wendylps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined at Marcel’s for many years, indeed, a Washington institution. Consistent is the word that comes to mind - it is consistently very good. I had occasion to dine here alone last night which shed a different perspective on the restaurant, perhaps because...More

Thank CatGirlUSUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could not have asked for a better experience. The food was outstanding as was the service and ambiance.

Thank Drew L
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Creative and exquisitely prepared menu. A little put off by the high pressure up-sell efforts from the wait-staff but just stand your ground and order what you want. Even for someone used to San Francisco prices, this was a spendy meal, but this kind of...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Very good service and food quality was excellent.( perhaps other than the colossal scallop, which was unusually flavorless, and the pasta course, which was dry and tasteless) Wine service was very attentive, but super expensive for the offerings....we'd skip ordering the way over- priced bottles...More

Thank gretaLewes
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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