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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Mushrooms, Garlic Potato Pure, Roasted Shallot & Thyme Red Wine Sauce
Melange of Summer Melons, Cucumber Gel, Lychee Vinaigrette
Roasted Smoked Salmon
Pepper Coulis, Glazed Carrots, Cippolini, Goldew Peppers, Citrus Beurre Blanc
Enjoyed celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.
The food was exceptional. The service was wonderful.
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.
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!
Worth every penny. Dinning is a experience is a culinary delight and not just a meal.
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.
Excellent food and customer service...............
Food was beyond amazing and service (Mark, especially) was the highlight of the night!
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.
Life is beginning to come back to normal with the reopening of Marcel's. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent dinner. Washington's best place to dine!! I am already planning me next visit! Thank you Robert and staff for a wonderful evening!
Fantastic experience especially during covid. Great food and service!
Wonderful as always. Great to see the staff, as they all excel at what they do
Extraordinary in every way. Chef Wiedmaier is truly gifted. Exceptional food; gorgeous presentation; highly professional & warm, loving staff.
Outstanding! Marcel's is Washington's premier restaurant, fine dining, superior service without the hype. I love taking out of town guests here because Marcel's is such a special place and feels so "Washington" and they always love it and tell me it was the most memorable part of their visit! the new faces in the kitchen have made Marcel's better than it has ever been, we had a memorable meal and experience.
A classic dining experience, starting with delicious drinks at the bar and an excellent jazz pianist. The Tasting menu offerings are exciting and choices are flexible. Excellent spot for a special occasion.
My husband and I had dinner at Marcel’s before attending a performance at the Kennedy Center. We opted for the theater menu. It was one of the nicest meals we have had in DC in a while. The service was impeccable — they even provided a selection of reading glasses so my husband could read the menu. Service was attentive without being intrusive or rushed. Service was great, and not just by DC standards. The food was excellent, as well. They even have a complementary car service to the Kennedy Center. I would definitely go back again, and we will certainly make this our go to dinner spot before heading the KC.
Fabulous as always!
It was such a pleasure to go to a restaurant where you are taken care of so completely. The QUIET dining room allows for normal and even whispered conversation. The wait staff are extremely professional remembering everything you’ve order and examining every plate prior to serving your dinner for quality control. I can not recommend Marcel’s too highly.
Our entire evening could not have gone better. They were out of our selected caviar, so they upgraded us at no charge. The scallop starter and the squab were outstanding. The staff was impeccable, warm, knowledgeable, just the right amount of presence. The decor sumptuous and restrained.
I know we will return again and again.
Terrific meal. Each dish was special. with a unique blend.
the restaurant met our expectations in terms of food that was delicious, elegance and courtesy of the staff
We had a fabulous evening at Marcel's. The service from the front of the house was perfectly balanced between attentiveness and discretion. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and delicious in every way. Marcel's is elegant and we enjoyed the evening very much. What is Musak everywhere else is a the gentle jazz piano in the bar at Marcel's. The perfect atmosphere for a special evening. Recommended.
Two items that detracted somewhat, but never interfered. There appeared to be some tension between the wait staff and the support staff - maybe just the usual search for perfection but we overheard more than one impatient comment. Second, for a prix fixe menu offering we were surprised there was no option for wine pairings and when we asked if one could be provided received a frustrated response that sure, we could do that if you wanted. That said, the pairing were from the wine-by-the-glass menu and were splendid!
Always an exceptional experience. We had the 4-course menu option and sat at the bar before our show at the Kennedy Center. We loved all our dishes - I had the black cod, salmon, and lobster timbale. The poached pear dessert was delightful. Highly recommend!
Lovely dinner, we were well taken care of, and the food was outstanding. We'll be back!
We had a great experience. And they offer a car service to the Kennedy Center, which was an added bonus.
This was our second time; it won't be our last. Jonathan is the epitome of five-star service, perfectly paired with Chef Robert's exquisitely delicious and beautifully presented dishes. The dining room is an oasis of peace away from the noise of this area. Gentle jazz and live piano play softly. Sight, sound, smell, taste, texture - Marcel's perfectly attends to every sense. There is a reason Marcel's is in Tom Sietsema's Hall of Fame for DC dining. We look forward to our next experience at Marcel's.
Another enchanting evening at Marcel’s - a wonderful dinner with great service. The creativity never stops. There is always something new to try. And Marcel’s will always accommodate food allergies without compromising quality.
This was our second time here, and it was equally good. It is a new favorite for special occasion/Kennedy Center evening dining. What a nice dinner out should be.
Great food and amazing service.
Great for special events. We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary and our son's acceptance into the MD and DC Bars. We chose the 5 course tasting menu. Everything was perfect. Great job by Vinny and Staff. Kudos!
Soup to nuts, outstanding in every way -- perfect service; beautifully plated; lovely wines; and correct portions for me! We loved the food, the service, particularly our waiter, and the seamless experience of dining, having Real French Food, with nouvelle twists, and the car service to and from the Kennedy Center is a terrific perk!
Food and service were impeccable. The three course pre theatre menu is full of great choices and a good value. The chicken in tarragon buerre blanc was amazing.
Vinny is a fantastic server. Highly recommend
One of the best restaurants in Washington DC now and form many years. Great food, quiet lovely ambience and attentive and pleasant service.
Phenomenal food, great service and nice ambiance. Good wine list but overpriced. Easily 4x market prices.
Meet an old classmate you haven't seen in years
We had an excellent time - food, presentation, service, atmosphere all exceeded expectations. It was one of the few top-notch restaurants where you can have a decent conversation. Yes, you pay for that privilege (tables aren't crammed together) but it was surprisingly reasonable given the quality of the experience.
We are coming back within two weeks of our first visit. It is rare to have a nice place live up to expectations, but Marcel's did. My husband said this was his favorite meal since we went to French Laundry, and that was about a year-and-half ago of regular restaurant going (West Coast and DC). We go out to eat a fair amount in all price ranges and in this range, once expects more than just good food. We got great food and great service executed by professionals, not just folks who want to wait tables for a couple years before they move on to their "real job". And, yes, it is not a bargain dining hall, but we felt it was a good value for the quality, portions, presentation, and vibe (great jazz pianist in the lounge, complimentary swank ride to the Kennedy Center for show). Plus, the wines by the glass were priced very accessibly and tasted like much more expensive price points. If you appreciate a more traditional fine dining experience with professional, adult staff and are tired of dropping a couple of bills only to see everyone around you dressed like slobs, make your next date at Marcel's.
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 3368 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.