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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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Belmont, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance is beautiful and cozy. The staff go above and beyond anything you would get in most restaurants accept in Europe. The food is amazing to the palate. What is ordered will be a delight. The scallop, shrimp, duck, venison dishes were to melt your taste buds into heaven. What a creative and talented kitchen.

Thank davidbermanesq
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday with my significant other and was beyond impressed with the food. Each of us did the 4 course entrée and it was the perfect amount for each of us. The duck was one of my favorite courses I ordered. Would highly reccomend this place for a special occasion or for a nice quiet dinner.

Thank ash2366
columbia, south carolina
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Old fashioned refinement and great food. Probably the top dining experience for a person now on Earth for 66 years. Highly recommended if you are looking for first class. $110 for a splendid pre-fixe dinner. Go if you are in DC, as you will not regret.

Thank Thornwell
Rottach-Egern, Germany
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Robert named this classic bistro for his son. Setting a gracious table he has honed a professional staff stable over years Ahmed works front of the house Trust your server to guide you through the menu From classic recipes to novel presentations this is a favorite of those in the know Near GW Med Center in the West End near... More 

Thank RMJ11
Oakland, California
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience. This French restaurant was really impecable in terms of the quality (and quantity) of the meal served and the service provided.

Thank Graciela A
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled all over the world. Marcel's is one of the best restaurants I've ap eaten at. Food was inventive, but not over-the-top ( meaning it was creative, yummy, fun + nutritious) and service was impeccable.

Thank emna3396
Vancouver, Washington
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For an extremely high end wine dinner, our host selected Marcel's as really the only venue in the city able to handle all the details perfectly, and they did. Extremely attentive but almost invisible service throughout a many course meal. Careful, complex and dramatically presented dishes are the word here, and the fish and meat dishes were all spectacular. The... More 

Thank David P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is quite a traditional high end French style restaurant - I think jackets for men are compulsory or at least strongly encouraged. Now and again, I enjoy a more formal, subdued dining experience and for this Marcel's is a good choice. I opted for a five course dinner which included a wonderful boudin blanc. Great service and a wholly... More 

Thank Simon C
Mill Valley, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Business-appropriate - quiet & formal. Excellent service. Delicious food, in particular: scallop appetizer & short ribs. The dessert was ok: creme brûlée was fine (but not special), & chocolate bombe was good.

Thank MarinGirl94920
Great Falls, Virginia
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309 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had dinner there the night before the Michelin Guide for Washington was released. If I were a Michelin inspector Marcel's would have 3 Stars. It is better than many on the list by a wide margin. My wife and I eat out six nights a week and Marcel's was her choice for her Birthday dinner. Chef Wiedmaier is a master... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
French, European, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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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