Inspired by the story of Marvin Gaye's infamous two years in self-imposed exile in the small Belgian town of Ostend, we have combined the cafe society of Belgium, with the proud soul of Shaw. Belgian moulles-frites are served along side southern-style shrimp and grits. The classic steak-frites and fried chicken with Belgian waffles are just two of the many top dishes created by Chef Jonathan Nickerson. Adding to the experience is a soundtrack of rare funk, soul, ska, and jazz created by Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton. Upstairs at Marvin , we have our rooftop deck, private dining room and lounge. The turntables inside the lounge are manned by a collective of friends that have been digging for rare soul gems to create the right atmosphere. The roof deck, is heated, partially covered, and open year round.
- The Restaurant Writes...
Located in the Shaw area of D.C., Marvin serves American comfort food and a few soup-inspired dishes (shrimp and grits), and is named in homage to Marvin Gaye - a huge mural of Marvin is painted on a main dining room wall. The restaurant decor gives some of the feel of a traditional local place, with a cool vibe as you enter the upstairs lounge.
- Contact MJ at (888) 640-7986