Marrakech
Marrakech

Marrakech

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marrakechrestaurantdc.com/
  • Phone: 2027751882x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday to Wednesday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday to Saturday :11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday :11:00am - 10:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Belly dancing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd and P Streets, NW
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available, and there are several parking garages nearby.
A word from Marrakech
Marrakech Restaurant is a unique dining experience with three stories and five large versatile rooms, it's fit for any special occasion, large party, or intimate affair. Through our doors you'll experience a culinary and sensory adventure brimming with exotic flavors, colors, and spices.

Located in the heart of DC's bohemian Dupont Circle neighborhood, Marrakech couples delicious Mediterranean signature dishes with legendary Moroccan hospitality in an exquisite old world setting.

We take great pleasure in welcoming you to our table!
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Marrakech reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)special occasion (9)fit for foodies (7)romantic (6)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Take off open table
    Betterthancooking
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We're always had good success with Open Table reservations. Not this time. We were told it would be a 5 wait minute, past our reservation time. Instead, we waited 30 minutes and got seated when we asked for a refund on the $20 valet charge. Then, they sat us at a 4-top(there were 2 of us) that had been open the entire time. Also.. No parking nearby and belly dancing was very amateurish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Mediterranean cuisine!
    GFM99
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great mezzas and tagine. Couscous was awesome. Brings me back to my travel days to the Middle East and North Africa. Wow! Great wait staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, expensive drinks!
    velasq19
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent service and ambiance, we got the restaurant week fixed menu and it was great. Very generous portion of tasty chicken couscous. The typical Moroccan soup is awesome and they serve bread with a tomato/olive oil dipping sauce that is very tasty. Only observation is that 2 drinks (beer and a glass of wine) costs as much as the food. I will definitely go back to try other interesting options of their menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A group of us ate at Marrakech over the weekend. Overall the food was delicious. The ambiance was relaxing, with great entertainment including two belly-dancers and a spanish guitarist. We really enjoyed our evening at Marrakech!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    when a group of us showed up for lunch as advertised on open table and the restaurants website we were greated told they were not open for lunch and that it was because the health inspector was coming. i will not be returning to marrakech in the future
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  • Nice Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went for dinner for the first time. The Lamb was very good. The belly dancing was unexpected but was alot of fun. Would go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere
    semoge
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We got there early so we went upstairs first for happy hour. The food was really good, especially the chicken tagine. The waiter was very attentive. Later into the night the belly dancer came out. They gave us complimentary shots while we enjoyed the show. It a great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Eattolivelivetoeat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was great, the service was great. Amir, our server gave good suggestions. Whatever you do, do not leave without having the cold carrots! Great flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's all for the experience
    thetruckguyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have been to other restaurants that are Moroccan, and food, atmosphere and experience has been more traditional. Since I have seen that in the past, this felt just okay. Overall it is good for a one time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THEY MADE MY WEEK
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Having a group of friends visiting from Seattle, I wanted to introduce them to Mediterranean tasting, and I was so happy with my choice. we had a very nice dinner, savored food, great Moroccan sunny wines.....and the most....an envouting belly dancing show....the gorgeous dancer invited all the table to dance, and we had a wonderful time......the staff was so helpful specially with our allergic and kids issues......I definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Melissa
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The staff at Marrakech went out of their way on a Tuesday night to ensure that our family had a special evening. We went to celebrate two family birthdays. Our waiter was kind, knowledgeable, attentive. It was normally not a night when there was a belly dancer but they made sure she was there! She was fabulous and even invited our daughters to dance. The food was very good and we felt the waiter gave excellent advice in terms of choices and portions. The staff then brought out two slices of delicious chocolate cake complete with a very impressive fire cracker-type candle. All & all, a wonderful place to go for any type of evening but especially so for a family occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NICE DINNER
    Dani
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    "My husband and I metroed and then walked to p street , which is so much easier than trying to find parking. We sat on the patio . My husband got the lamb tagine and I got the veggie tagine. Several items were real stsnd outs, like the chicken pastry, the Merguez, eggplant, Their mojitos and mango were also very good, especially tea Moroccan . Our server was gracious and attentive. We left with a vow to come back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but service was lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We found this via Open Table and decided to give it a try. The food was very good - great spices and all he dishes were well executed. We had great appetizers of hummus and baba ganoush. However, the service was lacking. We were in the back room which was perfect for our group of 6 as it was easy to converse. As more people arrived though, they turned up the music to a point where it was difficult to hear. My wife at one point had to go to the bar to get us more water as the waiter disappeared for over 20 minutes. While I appreciate not being hounded to death by wait staff, I do want them to check and make sure everyone has water, drinks, etc. we may have ordered dessert if they had come to check on us. Overall, very good for though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible
    girasole
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    8:15 reservations: seated at 9:15; no recognition at entry, no bar service offered or seating for 1 hour wait. Early diners wouldn't leave because belly dancer hadn't appeared. However, Food was authentic although presented to table very randomly. Very unpleasant experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Meals
    cynoxure
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We tried the lamb sausages for an appetizer and we're surprised at the favors. The cous-cous with lamb for an entree was fantastic as well. In addition, the 'table wine' from turkey was surprisingly delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Marrakech reviews archive.
  • Mischief in Morocco
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This place was a lot of fun. The bartender made us delicious cocktails (I recommend the mango martini), and the meal was very tasty. The tomato/olive spread for the bread was great, and my chicken and couscous was enjoyable. My wife had a nice lamb appetizer. But the best part of the night was when I was plucked from my seat to join the belly dancer. I am usually quite shy, but when she put the hip scarf around my waist, I did moves I never knew I had!! And while my hips don't lie, I'm not going to become a belly dancer - I'll leave that to the professionals! But if you're ready for a good drink, a tasty eats and a little shake-shake to go with meal, Marrakech could be the way to go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AnGeLinA
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was only my second time coming here. I came based on my initial experience, which was perfect. This time our waiter was unfriendly, no personality at all. I ordered the lamb couscous which had small sharp bones in it. I came close to cutting my gums from the bone and had to end up sending my meal back. I wasn't interested in looking at the menu again so I asked for a dish with chicken and potatoes. The waiter suggested chicken tangine, and all it was was chicken. No couscous no potatoes nothing but chicken. I was very disappointed in the service and my meal. I took the chicken home to end up throwing it away. So I paid $19 for an entree that wasn't worth $9. I was very discouraged and I don't think I will ever be back there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • is a different Marrakech
    elimail
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The original restaurant used to have private rooms. Separate spaces for each group. A big dancers show. This one has nothing to do with the one at new york ave. Is a regural restaurant with Moroccan food. And one girl dances for a while.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • <3 <3 <3
    yummm
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Such a fun atmosphere ;) great food. Nice servers. If your up to trying something new this is it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    Nava
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great place for fantastic food. Bastia and martinis were superb. The service is friendly and efficient. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty tidbits
    FormerFedVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Hadn't been here for a while, so accepted Open Table's suggestion when Ezme had no tables at 8 PM on a Friday. "Mezed" (or "grazed") on appetizers and a side dish. Had the Morrocan soup, lamb sausage, stuffed grape leaves, and homous along with the vegetable couscouse. Enjoyed everything. Service was a bit slow, possibly because a foursome seated at a neighboring table needed lots of descriptions and explanations. The noisy table next to me and the belly dancer definitely made the noise level "energetic".
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Great food and great service make this a must visit place for authentic food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I had a great time having dinner with my fiancé. It was a great romantic night for 2. We wantes to try something different and it was the best choice we could made! We eill definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My husband and I were excited to visit this place. We like Moroccan food and ambiance, thus the choice of restaurant. He got the Tangine Lamb and liked it; my chicken Tangine was too salty and nothing special. The babaganoush and tabbouleh were were nice. The noise level in the restaurant was quite high even though we were in the quiet room. The server was very nice in the beginning but then forgot about us...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A taste of Morocco
    Luv2travelVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We enjoyed the dining experience - soup was great, lots of vegeterian choices and an overall authentic experience. The portions are pretty large so 2 people might want to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food great service
    loove
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Marrakech is a hidden gem. Great food, ambience and service. Wine list is superb as well. Can't wait for warmer weather to enjoy outside seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    Dani
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This restaurant is fabulous! Seriously, the moment you enter, you feel like you are stepping into Morocco. The decor inside is absolutely gorgeous and the ambience is lovely. Also, the owner is very friendly and the service is excellent. I can't say enough about this place! The portions are very generous! I ordered chicken couscous and it was delicious. If you want to experience traditional Moroccan dining, you should try this restaurant. You will be very pleased!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    benn
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The dancing was great to watch, the staff were extremely friendly, and the energy in the room was awesome, People were dancing between the tables. And I haven't even mentioned how good the food tasted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    No reservations were available for 7:00 pm, so we took the 6:00 pm reservation. The restuarant was empty and when we asked, we were told that the restaurant wanted to ensure that we did not overstay. We left at 8:30 and 1/2 the restaurant was till empty. The waiter rushed us for each course, which we were happy to do -- we only stayed as long as we did to see the belly dancer perform -- who did not arrive to 8:15. We went there for an experience similar to Marrekesh on NY Ave which recently closed, but were extremely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We used to go to Marrakech when it was on NEw York Ave all the time and the food was amazing. Had not been there in awhile since we have kids and was excited to go back. They moved locations. Was worries when I saw they changed their menu a little. The food was definitely not of the same caliber. Some items did tase the same but the chicken, lamb and Bastille which were all to die for before where just mediocre now. The chicken was even dry. Match that with horrible service and we were very disappointed. Luckily we were with good friends so had a great night. Will probably not be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marrakech is outstanding!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    A colleague and I were in DC and staying close to Marrakech, the staff at my hotel highly recommended it, so we gave it a try. Staff were very accommodating and made our meal a real adventure. The food was great and well proportioned. They even threw in a dessert on the house! Just a great experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Step in to the back room and be transported to Morocco. Very tasty food. Belly dancers to entertain. And a charming host to keep you happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time overall...
    hUNGRYmANdcVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Went here to celebrate a friend's birthday. Overall, we all liked the restaurant. The food was pretty good and we enjoyed the ambiance. The major complaint was the service, or lack thereof. Our waiter(s) didn't check in on us regularly for drink refills or to see if we needed anything. Despite that, I might return again if I'm in the mood for Moroccan food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and a show
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I came here on a busy Saturday night around 730. The restaurant was packed, yet we were still given great service. Although a bit slow, it was well worth it all. The food was fresh and hot, the chicken and lamb couscous was delicious and presented on a authentic Moroccan plate. Luckily, we were able to catch two beautiful belly dancers one at 8 and another at 9. I will definitely come back for an entertaining, great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my third time to marrakech
    Dani
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The food and service are very consistent chicken pastry is so good highly recommend we both had set menu Food was excellent service was good too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food delicious but service SO SLOW
    gapatel
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    While Moroccan dining can be expected to take longer than regular cuisines, the service at Marrakesh was incredibly slow and irritating. Despite having a reservation, it took nearly 20 minutes to get us seated and another 20 minutes just to get menus. The drinks came about 30 minutes after we were seated and after us having to ask for them three times. The final straw was when it took nearly 20 minutes just to get our check at the end of the meal. The belly dancer was OK - she performed for about 10 minutes and did nothing particularly noteworthy. On the plus side, the main course was excellent and the decor of the restaurant was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A taste of morocco
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This is my third time to Marrakech with a group of coworkers and food is always flavorful and service keeps getting better. The host is very welcoming and makes you feel at home and makes sure you are having the fullest Moroccan experience. Although nothing like the other Marrakesh on NY ave, this is nothing to turn down or compare. It has it's own flavor and flare and beautiful belly dancers will entertain you during dinner. My guests and I were not disappointed with the changes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Merrakech
    RHelp
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had a fun time, although, the food was disappointing for how exciting the atmosphere was; belly dancers on Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best dinning experiencin
    heartofcity
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    One of the best dinning experiencing I had in recent months. The food was outstanding and the service was great. The host made me and my lady feel like we were family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and ambience
    Juan15
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Outstanding service and nice ambience. We went for Valentine's Day. The only thing we would recommend is to have the option to have dinner a la carte or a nicer dinner for $50 on Valentine's Day.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic