Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

4.9
3398 Reviews
$50 and over
European
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier is DC's premier fine dining establishment for over two decades. During Covid we have been open and closed numerous times with very little notice and doing our best to keep up the times. We profoundly thank our customers who return everytime after we reopen, who have generously donated to our employee fund and purchased RW Restaurant Group gift certficates. One day soon, we hope to return driving you to Kennedy Center for their fabulous shows and concerts, hosting your private parties and work functions and seeing your maskless smiles. For the time being, we are open five evenings a week with limited capacity and offering a curbside three-course dinner. Curbside menu is available by ordering on TOCK.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipEMIL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way, from the wine and food to the service.

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Danielleg
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night... we had the 4 course with a little treats from the chef. Everything was amazing

JH
vipJeffH
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary service and wonderful food. Valentine’s Day portions could have been larger but were certainly adequate.

Valentines was the first time my wife and I have been out in quite some time. This experience will be memorable for a long time.

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Nick
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting for a date or a celebration! Superb service and delicious dishes! Great bar area too!

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vipMarcoP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food

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vipCarmen
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas Eve reservation was cancelled when the mayor closed all indoor dining, so we were excited to have an early Valentine’s dinner at Marcel’s. Everything was delicious: cod, lamb duck, scallops.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent service & divine cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and experience at Marcel’s. All areas exceeded expectations. Vinny and staff were outstanding and made us feel at home. The chef delivered perfect courses. We were so impressed that we look forward to our next visit. A sincere thank you to this wonderful group!

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ClarksofMonterey
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have been wanting to dine at Marcel’s for a while now and we decided to celebrate our anniversary there. It was amazing!!! We cannot extol the virtues of Marcel’s enough. The service, the food, the wine and ambiance was simply second to none. Incomparable! Thank you to the staff for a memorable evening.

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vipvadiner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to be back at Marcel’s. Chef was in the kitchen and greeted us warmly upon arrival and departure. Neither the food nor service has suffered during the shutdown. Both were up to their usual high standards. Tables were well spaced and all safety precautions were being followed. 4 of us had a very enjoyable evening.

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vipJohnB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall experience there was great. Wish the servers, they’d pay more attention to each table. It was confusing who our waiter/server was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal menu, food, service, atmosphere and hospitality!!! Our go to for over 10 years!

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Sass
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcel’s was the perfect place for our special date night. They had very thoughtfully prepared a customized menu for us that highlighted our anniversary. The service and food were absolutely impeccable. COVID precautions were in place, and we felt very safe (we were one of three tables in the whole dining room). I can’t say enough good things about Marcel’s. Really hoping this restaurant makes it through the tough times of the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely terrific. Vinny, our waiter was attentive but not too aggressive. We had the 4-course tasting menu. Each course's evolution was explained to us with all of its ingredients. We weren't rushed in any way and had a most pleasurable two-hour repast. Everyone (maitre d, buser, and waiter) was very courteous and careful to distance. A great restaurant for a birthday (mine) and they gave me a souvenir menu, signed and tied with a Marcel's ribbon. COuld not have been treated any better, felt like we were regulars.

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vipAndrewB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, service, and ambiance. Best restaurant in DC!!

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vipABDUL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark from Chicago is the best waiter ever !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel often. This is from top to bottom one of the best experiences I have ever jad

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KristenK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a native Washingtonian, I believe Marcel’s is the finest dining in the district. I’ve been a customer since Robert opened the doors in 1999 and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The staff is impeccable yet incredibly friendly. The food is exquisite. The ambiance is at once tranquil and exciting. Perfection all around!

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vipLynne
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner! 4 tasting sized portions. Perfect service. , Quiet romantic setting. Few diners which was perfect for us in these times. Pricey but well worth it! Can’t wait to return.

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JonH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dining experience. Food is fantastic but the service is better.

JH
vipJeffH
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinnie is one of the best in the Business! A true classic!

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vipTCBC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday dinner for my wife and all of the staff that we encountered took the extra effort to ensure that she had a wonderful time! She enjoyed her Lobster, Scallops and Bass very much, but not half as much as I loved the squab (Divine), Duck (Lovely) & the Boudin (very different presentation, but absolutely Delicious)! I sooooo wish we did the 5-course offering vs the 4-course..... but I know for the next visit!!!!!

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vipTheRetiree
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe experience in a lovely large room with widely dispersed tables and few fellow diners. Our only personal interaction was with the host, who served our meal, and the silent but attentive assistant who refilled our water glasses and bread dishes. As the "Post" says, a world-class experience with a wide-ranging menu of all small plates--but how else do you get lobster, duck, and venison all during the same dinner? Less playful than Inn at Little Washington, and much smaller portions than Auberge Chez Francois, but much closer to home. Very expensive, but some reasonably choices on the wine list.

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JustinW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent cannot praise enough, the service was top notch Vinny was our waiter and made our experience that much better. He made the perfect recommendations and was attentive to our wants/needs that we didn't know we needed. Very elegant and worth every penny spent.

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vipMike
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and wonderful service. Interior was socially distant and I felt quite safe. It's pricey, but a great destination to celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adnane and staff were amazing. Enjoyed their company and had a great overall experience.

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Justaguy
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10th anniversary was made special by Vinny! Amazing service all around.

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vipCarmen
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, with beautifully prepared and delicious courses and attentive service. We look forward to our next visit.

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RogersS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.

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RenK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, impeccable service and stunning food that hits every mark. Not a blip in service or taste, and every precaution taken. We will be back.

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vipGary
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Marcel's was terrific, greeting our party of four at the door, being able, safely, to sit at the bar for cocktails, something we hadn't done since February, and then a most memorable dinner of four courses. We all commented it was feeling like what normal used to be, if only for an evening. And even when we departed, waiting outside for our Uber, the staff made sure we were okay. We did not feel at all unsafe being inside, and the experience of a five star dinner put smiles back on our faces. Thank you!

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vipBillyT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny. Dinning is a experience is a culinary delight and not just a meal.

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vipVictor
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Marcel’s with my teenage daughters to celebrate my birthday, and it was a great experience. Absolutely the best meal in D.C.
Marcel’s has wonderful wines, a welcoming ambiance, and extremely knowledgeable staff, who made great recommendations. I certainly recommend Marcel’s.

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vipMTMcD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Marcel’s does not miss the mark. The food and service is flawless. There’s a reason Marcel’s is considered among the best restaurants in the city. Milos and Adnane went out of their way to foster a world-class dining experience. Can’t recommend highly enough and can’t wait to go back.

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Dell
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and customer service...............

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond amazing and service (Mark, especially) was the highlight of the night!

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Marlowe17
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Marcel's a number of times over the years, and we appreciate the efforts they clearly have undertaken to maintain their commitment to service and ambience despite the difficulties posed by the pandemic.

FAQs

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 296-1166.

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier is rated 4.9 stars by 3398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.