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Marrakech
Marrakech

Marrakech Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marrakechrestaurantdc.com
  • Phone: (202) 775-1882
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • ""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!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We ate here for the first time on my birthday and it was a huge disappointment. We were seated in a corner near an emergency exit door, which was leaking cold air and letting cigarette smoke in from the street. We never even saw the main dining room. The service was slow and our waiter was inattentive. The food was ok, but I have had much better food at other restaurants in D.C. I will never go back. "
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I see many comparing this to the other marrakesh on NY ave. I forunately have been to both. They are under different owners and certainly not the same. HOWEVER, they offer the same concept just as good. In fact, this marrakech even offers a la carte menu with many traditional morroccan flavorful dishes. As soon as you enter the restaurant you feel you are stepping into morrocco, belly dancing is a plus to the experience, but the great food makes this restaurant an amazing "different" that can't be compared. It a MUST TRY! I havent been disappointed. "
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Such a fun atmosphere ;) great food. Nice servers. If your up to trying something new this is it!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Great place for fantastic food. Bastia and martinis were superb. The service is friendly and efficient. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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"."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great food and great service make this a must visit place for authentic food."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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!"
    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..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a fun time, although, the food was disappointing for how exciting the atmosphere was; belly dancers on Saturday night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I used to live in Morocco and wanted to introduce a friend to the food. We chose this lovely little neighborhood spot and weren't disappointed. Mohammed was adorable and attentive. The owner came through to check on us and we spoke French all night. The lamb tagine, the chicken Bastilla and, surprisingly, the Malbec bottle were all really good. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We made reservations for 7:30 and as of 8 pm had still not been seated. many other people were waiting at the entry with no host appearing for about 10 minutes. Things seemed very disorganized and the restaurant overwhelmed. We left without being seated and let the host/owner know and he just said "okay" no apology and appeared indifferent to the fact that people were leaving."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the food that they are very blend and they used the same sauce for everything"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I went to the Marrakech for my Birthday, I had high expectations for an awesome dining experience. The website boasted a "Dining Experience" It was far from that, I was very dissatisfied in the level of customer service and the fact that the room we were in was very crowded. It was very loud and service took forever. The wait staff was rude, the manager was taking orders from customers and the service was very slow. Busy or not, waiting an hour for our drink orders to be taken was unacceptable. We almost left to to another place to eat. I would not recommend this as a place to go unless you have low expectations for service."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The highlight of our night was our server, Khaled (sp?). He recommended and explained dishes through each course of dinner. The food was wonderful because we knew just what to order with Khaled's help. The only complaint we walked away with was that the restaurant was very cold. There were not many people in the evening we were there, so the temperature kept dropping as it got colder outside."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We took my collage age daughter and her boyfriend from Pittsburgh to dinner. It was a real experience for them. The food and entertainment were excellent."
    Dined on 2/1/2014