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Marx Bros Cafe

4.8
4.8
1451 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (907) 278-2133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jack Amon

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining room for parties of 10-12. The restaurant can be booked for private parties up to 40 people.

  • Private party contact

    Van Hale: (907) 278-2133

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Cross street

    F Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Chris

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! Overall a great dining experience in downtown Anchorage!
  2. a

    akdine

    Anchorage

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Marx Bros used to be one our favorite fine dining restaurants in Anchorage that we went to on Anniversaries and special occasions. But it has gone downhill over the past 10 years. Some of the servers are outstanding, but others are obviously new to fine dining. With help hard to find lately that can be overlooked, but the food just isn’t consistent anymore. On this past visit my halibut was overcooked and seasoning bland. I don’t know if there was a back up chef that night, but it was very disappointing. As for ambiance, it is a small space and when there is a group larger than four they tend to be too loud for the room. There was a group of six when we were there and we could not have a normal conversation for most of our meal because we had to compete with them. And, looking out the window at the staff on smoke breaks out back isn’t what you’d like on your romantic night out. Unfortunately, I’m not sure we will be returning to Marx Bros.
  3. RF

    RachelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caesar salad is a must!! Incredible food, wine and service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Will be back regularly
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service, warm ambiance. A very special place.
  6. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Worth every penny. The service is only outdone by their flavors. Best date night spot I’ve been to in anchorage. The Caesar is a must.
  7. TB

    ThreeBlondesandtheDevil

    Anchorage

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Our sons first exposure to Marx Bros and he loved it. The foie gras was impeccable, if small. It was difficult to share with three. Van is apparently traveling so the salad duties were handled by a worthy stand in. Between you and me, she did it better than Van. Shhhh. There was wagyu on the menu and two of us ordered that delicious buttery goodness. The meat equivalent of skiing untracked powder: soft and succulent and pillowy and gone too soon. Our teenage compadre went for the duck and was not disappointed. I don't know where Van finds his wines and I never recognize the names on his list. I just get some help from the Somme and it goes well. But I do know port. One hundred years of it split among the legal ones at the table. So perfect eating cheesecake and arguing over what age is better. Yet another great evening. Thank you!
  8. JR

    JoeR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had our first date here 17 years ago and it was great to go back. Ambiance is still amazing. The food as always was on point. Spectacular service. Love this place.
  9. VC

    VolodymyrC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience. The food, service and wine did not disappoint. From the table side made Cesar Salad to the fantastic Halibut Cheeks we love every bite. The staff was wonderful and attentive.
  10. TF

    Time2FlyAway

    Oklahoma City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a special place. Our entire experience from start to finish was 1st class. The food is excellent.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Marx Brothers. One of our favorites. The Caesar Salad made table side. The Crème Brûlée was voted best by my grandson and he has tried it all over Alaska in the last two weeks. Don’t miss this restaurant while visiting Anchorage.
  12. MV

    MikeV

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining during our stay in Anchorage! Asked waiter to choose my dessert and he chose the chocolate mouse—Devine
  13. T

    Trigrantm

    Staffordshire

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting and would recommend the Gravalax
  14. K

    Klim

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fish under seasoned, parchment un edible. All well cooked. Caesar’s was a bit on the soggy side, tasted great.
  15. BC

    BillC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner to celebrate spending two glorious weeks seeing the great national parks of Alaska.
  16. HF

    HubertF

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service,quiet and tasteful interior, views less than appealing, prices high but worth the extra.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and superb service.
  18. TR

    TRISHAH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service. The cheesecake is to die for.
  19. AG

    AngelG

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GOOD SERVICE, NICE AMBIENCE, GOOD FOOD, LITTLE PRICEY
  20. F

    Fred41

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were welcomed and seated promptly. We had a classic Caesar salad expertly prepared table side, locally sourced halibut and rockfish, and a dessert of fresh berries with butter pecan ice cream.
  21. W

    Wrob

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, never disappoints. The food and service are impeccable. I highly suggest the table side Caesar.
  22. PE

    PickyEater

    Anchorage

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it !
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Service- food- wine list on point- you will not be disappointed.
  25. RK

    RobertK

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good atmosphere and good fun. Thanks
  26. MM

    MarkM

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another fine dining experience with excellent wines and service
  27. K

    Kris

    Anchorage

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite "go to" place for a fantastic dining experience!
  28. e

    edwardm

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food! Awesome team. Awesome Alaska foodie experience!
  29. S

    Sito

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Marx Brothers on some special occasions for the past 17 years (maybe longer?). It has yet to disappoint us. It is the best restaurant in Anchorage. We have tried all of the other good restaurants in town too, and some of them are quite good, but we keep going back to Marx Brothers because it is the best.
  30. PZ

    PennyZ

    Anchorage

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We ate at your cafe last night and would like you to know our impressions. We found the volume of customers and service staff loud enough to make it hard to hear each other. Also, the tight quarters made it hard to avoid other people’s business. This was our Anniversary and picked Marx Brothers as I heard it was the best! We started with the table side Caesar salad. Nice presentation but truly, 3 whole garlic cloves for 2 people - ouch. I had the wagu beef loin. I would have loved to see the steak but it was slathered with a super salty onion and mushroom sauce. Might suggest a gravy container with the sauce on the side. There was no way to control/avoid all the salt. All in all I thought the service was superb but atmosphere, prices and taste lacking.
  31. K

    jennK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute choice for fine dining during my trip. Service was amazing, food was even better.
  32. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service & food was excellent! A Caesar Salas made table side was unbelievably delicious! A bit noisy at times.
  33. I

    Impressed26

    Anchorage

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The ambiance was lovely and the service was excellent, but the food was very bland and disappointing. Might try them again in case it was an off night, but not completely sure at those prices.
  34. MA

    MAlaska

    Anchorage

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service as always!
  35. LM

    LMMinAK

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were AMAZING! We were not disappointed in the least! The small space made conversation a bit of a challenge as well as for the gentleman who prepares the Caesar salads table-side. We had the Wagyu beef tips which were prepared to perfection. Unfortunately, my steak knife was rather dull and I had a hard time slicing my steak. Overall, however, our experience was extremely positive.
  36. OC

    OperaCassidy

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word: sublime. The food was beyond delicious, so fresh, and the service was incredible. We will absolutely be back! Definitely order the table side caesar salad, it was delicious. I am memorizing the recipe.
  37. F

    Frugalandhonest

    Anchorage

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Stellar service and phenomenal food.
  38. l

    llhpcb

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved the wine, salad & halibut! People are so nice and accommodating!
  39. DG

    DanG

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So accommodating, wonderful food and wine suggestions!
  40. EK

    ElizabethK

    Jackson Hole

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. We are so glad we found this restaurant on our recent trip to Anchorage.

FAQs

Marx Bros Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (907) 278-2133.

Marx Bros Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Marx Bros Cafe

627 W Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    F Street

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jack Amon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (907) 278-2133

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining room for parties of 10-12. The restaurant can be booked for private parties up to 40 people.

  • Private party contact

    Van Hale: (907) 278-2133

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