Marx Bros Cafe

4.9
1336 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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HCTECH
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my #1 top choice in a town with many really good restaurants. They are noted for the Ceaser salad made from scratch at the table and it is phenomenal. But so is the rest of the food. This time we had the King crab stuffed halibut and it was served with thin, tender green beans and spinach that was served with a Vinaigrette dressing. As always, everything was superb and the Halibut was exceptional. Perfectly cooked (and it's really easy to overcook that fish). Even next to top restaurants like Kincaid Grill and Jen's, I have to give the top nod to Marx Bros.

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and service. A little noisy in the area we sat.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, service and wine

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vipLogistician
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marx Brothers Cafe is an excellent place to have a quiet intimate meal. The service, food and ambience are excellent. You are treated as a valued personal client which is rare these days. You cannot go wrong by dining here.

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vipJenn
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time capsule ambience, super nice staff and very good entrees.

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DarrylM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great attentive service. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We were underwhelmed by the experience. Appetizers did not have any flare, tasted bland, presentation was very poor. We had a bisque and eggplant salata. For dinner we split macadamia crusted halibut. Fish was dry, garnish was over cooked, vegetables turned brown and lost all of their flavors and texture. More so, the garnish did not complement the fish. Presentation was also very poor. I was looking forward to this dinner as it has been a few years since my last visit. The restaurant has been the community staple for years, it is unfortunate our experience did not live up to the expectations.

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Greg
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seating was very tight.

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AVCSH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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AndrewH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Our thanks to Van & Jack

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Marx Bros is a wonderful dining experience. It's one of those unique places that you will always walk away saying, "there is no way I could have ever created these dishes at home. It was well worth the expense." Each plate has something satisfying about it. Flavors you wouldn't think about combining, or it's prepared in an unexpected way. Highly recommend. Go be surprised!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, outstanding food cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Favorite spot in Anchorage.

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vipTeresaM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Marx Bros for our last night in Alaska & it was the best meal we had during our 2 week vacation throughout Alaska.
We loved the house special Cesar salad, prepared table side and the macadamia crusted halibut was to die for! Antonio our waiter was wonderful & attentive! We would definitely return.
Highly recommend!

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Francie
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to the outstanding food, the friendly staff made it a very special dinner. We will definitely return.

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NateW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience you can have in Anchorage.

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MikeA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night for our anniversary.

The food was amazing - portions were good and it tasted great - appetizer to dessert.

The service was the best I've had in Alaska.

We will definitely go again.

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Lisa
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner here. The restaurant is in a small house so the seating is quite quaint. Our meals - salmon and halibut were delicious. The flavors stood out, the fish was cooked perfectly and the vegetables / grains complemented the dish very well. We finished our meal with the berry crisp and enjoyed that too. The flavor of the berries jumped out.
The servers and owners paid attention to detail and were very attentive. The owners were present and made us feel at home. If we lived in Anchorage we would definitely return for future meals.

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AlaskaFoodie1
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and expert staff.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing everything. Must try the caesar salad!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 48th anniversary and had wonderful meal with great service. When we ordered dessert it came with lighted candles for our celebration and was provided free with management’s compliments! Great evening!

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vipDough
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! From the salmon mousse to the table side Caesar to the salmon and halibut to the chocolate mousse…excellent

(Nice wines too!)

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KeatonAK
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in Alaska for 40 years and have always wanted to try the Marx Brothers, but I never found the occasion. I finally just went with a good friend and the experience was great. The prices were a little on the high side but the quality is on par with the best in the state. I also think that is also due to the economy we find ourselves in. Overall I would highly recommend the Marx Brothers Café!

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MalenyL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was were good and the environment was very peaceful and pleasant

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! The owner came and introduced himself and asked how everything was which was very kind and impressive.

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SharonH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Halibut was overcooked
Jasmine rice was tasteless and too sticky
Berry cobbler, green beans, potatoes and baby bok Choy - all very good as was the Sauv Blanc, sparkling wine and coffee
Our table was halfway in a doorway. My husband had to move his chair every time the Caesar salad cart came into the dining room

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PamelaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find in Anchorage. One of the oldest historical homes. Excellent service and we had an exceptional meal! Highly recommend and we will be back for certain! Great place for special occasions!

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vipMattG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Alaska after a 2 1/2 week trip. Simply outstanding all round.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food constantly awesome and creative.

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ThreeBlondesandthedevil
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best place in town to eat. My favorite. Ask for help on the wine. You wont go wrong with Antonio. The crowd is always friendly too. This may not be the best place for introverts.

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JoshB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, perfectly prepared with attention given to every detail in a charming dining room with convivial service. Every course, from the gnocchi appetizer to the duck and the rockfish special, to the desserts could not have been better. We really appreciated the attention from everyone on staff, including the owner. It was a special occasion for us and we really felt like special guests. The best meal we had in Alaska!

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KatA
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Good, food well done, crowded place

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vipPhilD
Anchorage
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent and attentive service. My wife enjoyed the poached salmon and I had the filet. Both were excellent. I had the grav lox appetizer as well as the seafood mousse since they are my favorites. Gave us our favorite table.

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ChrisS
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is still the one of the best places in Anchorage. The food is exquisite, and the service excellent. If you order the Cesar salad, it is made table side, by the owner himself. He truly wants to spend a little time with each guest. It's a place you must experience at least once.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Cesar salad. Best rack of lamb I have ever had. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review