Marvelous Marcel'sCould not have been better. The service and food were outstanding-worth every penny. (And you will spend quite a few!). We both had the 4 course tasting menu and each dish was delicious. Would highly recommend and will return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Place for Special OccasionThe food is good in general. One of the meat courses we picked could have served warmer.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a lovely evening forWhat a lovely evening for a special occasion. Marcel's is fantastic! Definitely one of the top spots in DC.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSit back and leave the restSit back and leave the rest to Marcel's! Attentive wait staff, not overbearing. We enjoyed every aspect of our meal, from the meal choices to wine smartly paired to our courses. Surprisingly, upbeat atmosphere where one could have thought it to be quite stuffy. Eclectic, international staff added more color to the evening. Expensive, but, worth the experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful in every wayI have been back to Marcel's numerous times and every occasion has been nearly perfect. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend it for a special evening or for out of town guests.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMarcel's always excels!The service was impeccable, and the food excellent and no course was heavy.
It is my favorite restaurant in Washington. Dr. Jocelyn Hicks-Brody5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for pre theater. theyGreat for pre theater. they will take you to the Kennedy Center after dinner then pick you up after the show. Great meal. I will go again.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal We've Ever HadOur dinner at Marcel's was one of the most incredible dining experiences we've ever had. Amazing service, and the food was exquisite; every course!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional gourmet experienceAmazing menu, with wide variety of choices, all exceptionally prepared, served with finesse and paired with wonderful wine choices recommended by the wine steward. A memorable evening. Money well spent.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pre-show dinner!They have a special menu for those heading out to a show at the Kennedy Center and they keep track of the time for you, making sure that you get to enjoy your divine multi-course dinner and make it to your show on time. The food was superb and our waiter was extremely attentive (gave my mom a free glass of wine!) and friendly.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM25th Wedding AnniversaryThe chef wrote Happy 25th Anniversary in chocolate on our dessert plates. A very special touch. My present is to come back to Marcels at least once every year.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of best in DCFound this listed online as one of the best and it truly is. Of the three I went to while I was there, I would put this at the top. Fine french dining. Need I say more! I will definitely return.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMarcel's ReviewThe food was great and the chef's tasting menu was amazing. What made the occasion perfect was the service. We started the night Rebecca and later she had to leave so Ihsan took over our table. Both were amazing and really made the evening for us. The food is pricey but certainly worth it for a special occasion.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMInnovative, excellent!There were four of us for dinner, and we chose the six-course dinner. Highlights were the cocktails, tartare three ways, foie gras, mussels, oysters, lobster ravioli, flounder, bison, beef tenderloin, and the carrot cake souffle! The menu is interesting, as is the method of choosing. You can choose a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-course menu, and any of the choices can be from any category! Hungry eaters can select all the entrees if they want to; light eaters can choose six or seven appetizers. Whatever the choices, the food was excellent; beautifully plated and served.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went to Marcel'sMy husband and I went to Marcel's while in DC from Seattle. Since we are from out-of -town we didn't really know what to expect. Both of us were pleasantly surprised. The staff was helpful, friendly, and attentive. The food was all beautifully presented, creative in composition, and delicious. We so not usually splurge on dinner the way you have to at Marcel's but it was worth every dollar. They really earned it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe quiet, serene atmosphereThe quiet, serene atmosphere is wonderful for a quiet high level business meal i.e., 2-3 Board members; a significant date; a romantic evening. It covers that broad gamut very well. Service is attentive but not intrusive. The food is delicious and the variety significant.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMarcel's is a great restaurant.Marcel's is a great restaurant. The food is always wonderful, and sometimes a revelation. The atmosphere is elegant without being cold, and the service is refined and precise, but not aloof or off-putting. In short, this is a restaurant we want to return to again and again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect forEverything was perfect for my husband's birthday. I have never been to a restaurant with a tasting menu that was so flexible. You could choose whichever items you wanted to get up to the number of courses you selected, and my husband and I didn't have to do the same thing. Most tasting menus are so rigid - it was a delight to have so much freedom! I definitely recommend Marcel's.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on a Monday night andWent on a Monday night and had the seven course tasting menu. The food was all amazing. The service started out fantastic, but became slower as the meal progressed. The last two courses (cheese and dessert) were both delayed. They both tasted great and the meal ended on a good note food wise, though not time wise.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for my friend's birthday.We went for my friend's birthday. The food was delightful but they nickel and dimed us for everything. Not to mention they tried shoving champagne down our throats as if there was nothing else to drink without alcohol.Of course you go in knowing that this establishment is very costly, but with every small item there was a large price. I'd go back again but only for special occasions.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were outstanding.Food and service were outstanding. We had 5 course tasting menu. The lamb, halibut and duck were our favorites.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding service. Madeoutstanding service. Made the price of the meal worth it. Very special occasion place4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI was a little dissappointedI was a little dissappointed with the food, but over all a great experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a terrific restaurant.This is a terrific restaurant. We had the seven course tasting menu. You can construct your own menu from a choice of four or five offerings under each category and you can order different dishes from your dining companions--you just must order the same number of courses. What a great concept versus having to accept whatever is offered. Each dish was outstanding. Wines by the glass are excellent and very affordable. Will definitely return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Special Occasion ExperienIt was a special occasion and Marcel's lived up to the task! Wonderful food - special presentation - spectacular service. Always a pleasure! Expensive but worth it - totally worth it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious. A greatFood was delicious. A great place for Easter brunch. Service was very attentive.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPricy, but worth it for aPricy, but worth it for a special occasion. Impeccable service.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my second visit.This is my second visit. Johnathan was our liason for the evening and we had the 4/5 course tasting menu. Everything was fabulous. We'll be back!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience and Jonathan,Wonderful experience and Jonathan, our head waiter, was marvelous!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been often to Marcel'sI have been often to Marcel's and have been disappointed. The food is both superb and imaginative. The service is excellent and this time, due to theater ticket time constraints, they served a three course divine dinner.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb AnniversaryWe couldn't have asked for a greater night out to celebrate. Marcel's was attentive to every need and made every effort to accomodate us on our special night. Well worth every dollar spent.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but not greatWe went for my husbands 60 th birthday and had the 4 course tasting menu. The waiter brought my husband the wrong entree for his main course, he iffeted to correct it and spologized several tomes, but given the caliber of the restaurant, he should have offered to take something off the bill, a glass of wine or offered an extra dessert, something given the cost of the meal.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly memorable experience.A truly memorable experience. Our waitress knew every nook and cranny of the menu, and handled her recommendations with confidence and ease. She tailored each of our menus to suit our tastes and preferences with an easy style that made the evening that much better.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMService especially notable.Service especially notable. Just the right amount of attention w/out going overboard. Very helpful with menu recomendations.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and only exceeded by the superb service of the entire staff.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM