Marx Bros Cafe

4.9
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1206 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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ShakW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Van’s table side Caesar salad was delicious! Will definitely be back

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AkGardener
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT was terrific to celebrate my sister in law's 50th birthday here! We are so glad tht they reopened and the caesar salad lived up to my memory!

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vipDavidM
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service. We really enjoyed our dining experience and the staff could not have been nicer.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was awesome as always, and the team did an outstanding job especially with managing the COVID distancing! Very professional and for my guest it was her first time dining at Marx Brothers. She was impressed which made me look awesome on my taste in restaurants. Thanks again!!!

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Travis
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of Anchorage. Outstanding dinner and service. Great wine list as well.

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KirkH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really good....the staff was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners where incredibly friendly and made us feel very welcomed. The food was utterly amazing and the environment was beautiful! Will be back next week !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Alwaysa wonderful experience at the Marx brothers

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RaquelE
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! Social distancing was done well and the atmosphere was fantastic.
The food and service were outstanding. I ate the Waygu New York and it was simply
amazing. We had a great bottle of Heitz 2007 that was perfect with my meal. I
recommend Marx Brothers to everyone!

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Snowcap
Anchorage
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was superb and service outstanding. The wife and I have been dining at Marx Brother’s for almost 20 years. It’s definitely one of our favorite places to eat a fine meal.

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Robert
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Superb service; Food dishes were variable in quality. Better to offer smaller portions of higher quality. My duck dish was a bit cold when it arrived at the table.
It seems a bit strange as well compared to the best European restaurants for a fine restaurant to be boxing up left overs.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From making the reservation through being seated, appetizers, salad prepared at the table, entree, wine and dessert, it was smooth and easy, relaxed, and delightful. For me, gnocchis always sound better in the description than they are in reality. These were the exception! Tender, delicious, seasoned perfectly and accompanied by luscious king crab meat.
Went tonight with a girlfriend, can’t wait to go back for date night with my husband.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. The food and service was delectable, best Caesar salad and steak I’ve ever had. Great experience from start to finish.

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KristaD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very intimate- special occasion dining. Delicious food- Caesar salad is indeed all that.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second to none

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BoulderGal
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite dining experience. We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday, made reservations in advance, and we were seated immediately. The dining room is lovely with view of the garden in the back and truly lovely artwork to admire. Our service was the best I have had in years with the right mix of friendly, knowledge of the menu and wine pairing, and true professionalism. We tried two appetizers - oysters and the eggplant hummus. Both were excellent! Each of us tried different entrees, mine was the king salmon special. My daughter had the filet and her date ordered the lamb. They were all cooked perfectly, presented beautifully, and in no way could have been any better. It was a lovely evening and one we need to repeat soon!

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vipBradandKarenAnchorage
Anchorage
30 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Dining here was wonderful, as always, especially the Caesar salad prepared table side. We recommend that you come back again if you haven’t dined out for a while.

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GregoryG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with an enjoyable dinner. Staff were all very friendly and were taking appropriate measure with distancing as well as wearing masks. They had capacity at 50% so it was easy to maintain separation from other dinners.

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Goodfood
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a great place to dine. Consistently very good to excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner Saturday night and we were walked to our table by the hostess who was also our server where she then pulled out my chair and placed a napkin on my lap. Complimentary bread and olives were brought out, my husband asked for a second plate of bread they were so good. We ordered the seafood mousse with toast points and it was phenomenal without tasting too fishy, it comprised of lobster, halibut, and salmon. I swear the lobster tasted like buttered lobster. I ordered the filet medium, I was served a rare steak but I didn’t mind. The size of the steak was humongous for a filet mingnon. My husband got the Waygu NY strip which was cooked medium rare like he wanted and that dish comes with mushrooms, and I don’t like mushrooms but those mushrooms were like the bacon of funguses. They were delicious. The whole filling up a goblet of ice with a splash of soda was a little annoying, even though I asked for light ice but everything from the decor to the ambience was amazing so I wasn’t about to complain for little things. In the end the bill was a little over $150 but I was already expecting to spend over $100 and it was worth it.

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ScharlaB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simons used to be our Anniversary go to....Not anymore. Can’t wait to go back to Marx Bros. Tiramisu was the best I’ve ever had.

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JShar
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, attentive service and overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down my favorite restaurant not only in AK but of all time! Everything I’ve tried is absolutely delicious. The salad Van makes in front of you, the gnocchi, the filet mignon...the best. The quant atmosphere, the service, the quiet ambiance of it all - it’s my go-to for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

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GinaY
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from greeting to the rich desserts!!! Outstanding! Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! Staff was helpful, prompt, and personable. Food was outstanding and prices reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely dinner in a wonderful environment!!! The halibut was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
Ayrshire
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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KayeP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good friends. Good service. Best wine. Had a pleasant time. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Such a great experience and the food was amazing.

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RRock
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Finally able to eat dinner without the kids. The food was great. The only thing is the chair had a nail sticking out in the upholstery and snagged my wife’s leggings.

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TomN
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Without a doubt the best food in Anchorage. Never disappointed from appetizers to desert. I didn't ask our waitress because very few restaurants in town have non-alcoholic wine. If Marx Bros has NA wine available that great. There are only a few out there, Arial and Free.

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vipPhilD
Anchorage
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Mardi Gras meal. Thoroughly enjoyed the red snapper.

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ShannonB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stellar- we love dining here! Looking forward to our next eating experience at Marx Bros!

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BTBfromAK
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been coming to MarxBrothers for more than 35 years (like hundreds of other Alaskans, we had our engagement dinner here!), and it never disappoints. Unlike other famous places that USED TO BE good, and then something happened to make them a disappointment, Marx Brothers continues to be the BEST RESTAURANT in Alaska. Staff, servers, food quality, ambiance (we sat next to a cozy fireplace), Marx Brother has it all. Cheap? God, no. But NOT excessively expensive either. Come here for any adult special occasion. (Please don’t bring small noisy children). And yes, you can dress for dinner if you want. Classy place!

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karenk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's always a good night at the Marx Bros. I enjoy their special dinners -- those drive me into the restaurant for something special, themed often around great seafood they bring in -- but, whether a themed dinner, or just a nice Saturday night: good people, good service, good food, good wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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HerbS
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the top restaurants in Alaska and never disappoints

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MAlaska
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, great place for a special meal.

FAQs

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

Marx Bros Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.