Marx Bros Cafe

4.8
1342 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Café specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars. Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff. With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.
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JoeG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute home run of a restaurant! You will make your lady super happy here.

Get the Caesar!

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RobertC
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an anniversary dinner, as expected, all expectations were met. Food quality was consistently fantastic, service exceptional and a warm environment.

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vipPhilD
Anchorage
42 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special was white king salmon which was delicious. The pickled vegetables were a tasty accompaniment. It went well with the quinoa.

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BillM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our dinner at Marx Brothers was extraordinary. Van and the serving team provided a warm and welcoming atmosphere while Jack and the kitchen crew served the best food in Alaska.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Christmas and family!

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Marissa
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great and Van’s caeser salad was the highlight! It was pretty noisy mostly because of a big group that were loud, but the overall ambience is nice and quaint. The food was overall very good. The only thing we didn’t enjoy is the berry crisp. It wasn’t our taste (the topping had too much spice and was lacking sugar) but otherwise it was a great experience and we’ll be back!

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DirkN
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and personal service. A true Anchorage gem.

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vipLDavis
Anchorage
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a really great experience and the food was amazing. The overall experience was very intimate and welcoming. Owner Van welcomed us at the door, visited briefly prior to dinner to talk about wine, etc. We also enjoyed watching him prepare Caesar salads table side for other guests.
The scallop dish was excellent - huge and perfectly cooked. The filet was tender and delish. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because the menu was very limited and several things listed on the online menu were not on the in house menu (halibut olympia and seafood soup) and the duck entree was not yet ready.
But this is a great and unique spot for dinner. All of the staff was extremely welcoming and the food is some of the best Anchorage has to offer. We appreciated the small yet elegant atmosphere.

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MickB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects. Courteous, prompt table, wonderful meal.

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IndyAci
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent - with Van making the Caesar Salad table side - wine selection was fantastic

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KevinT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and am never disappointed. The food, the people and the atmosphere are the reason I return. They are always consistently good. Never have to worry about anything when I take guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, ambiance, and service. Probably the best restaurant in Anchorage.

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AKVinoVeritas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Thank you so very much! We’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Do get the oysters and Caesar salad.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We had dinner there while in our honeymoon. They gave us the greatest service. 100% recommended.

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CaraS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely experience. helpful and experienced staff. Best Cesar salad ever!

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was perfect. I would go there again when I’m back in Anchorage.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary, at The Marx Brothers Cafe.
From the second we walked in the doors to the second we left, we were treated so warmly. Excellent service, ans excellent food. We were checked up on by both owners, several times throughout the night, and were treated with complimentary desserts in honor of our anniversary. Will definitely be visiting there again!

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are NEVER disappointed on any level at Marx Bros.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, exceptional food and atmosphere, and delightful owners. Also the wine menu was amount the best I have seen. A remarkable selection of desert wines which was a pleasant surprise.

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RonaldJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The food was delicious and the presentation was very well done. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Marx Bros.

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NicholasB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was the definition of class. Food, excellent. A wonderful experience as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was phenomenal. Table side salad is a must. Always a few great experience at Marx Bros.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. The food was delicious and the owner was on hand to personally make our Caesar salad. Restaurant is great for intimate meals.

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ToddH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get the Caesar Salad!
Steak cooked perfectly and Ossobucco was delicious!

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WyattW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food, evolving menu, service with a human touch. Marx Bros goes beyond just tasting good it also has nearly perfect textures and consistency.

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Delightedcustomer
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a fantastic dinner! I’d read about this place, had a high recommendation, and the food and service exceeded both. I’ll definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! Loved the Cesar salad and rack of lamb. My 2nd experience and will go again.

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Birthday
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a special evening. Excellent and friendly service, fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best Caesar salad ever. One of the best meals I’ve ever had . Love this place !

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful. Oyster appetizer with ginger sorbet was a combination I’ve never had before but went beautifully together. Van’s Caesar salad was as good as we remembered. Our halibut and shrimp entree’s were perfectly cooked. Enjoyed a variety of quality wines by the glass and delectable desserts. Highly recommend.

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MaryP
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For almost 40 years Marx Bros has been my absolute favorite restaurant n Anchorage! And, it did not disappoint last night. Van’s Caesar salad prepared table side has always been “to die for!” The halibut Olympia melted n my mouth……the sauce exquisite.
Some may consider it pricey but it’s worth every nickel!!

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Dave
Las Vegas
7 reviews