Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
Mon-Thurs 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Fri-Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:30pm -2:30pm
Bar Open Later on Weekends
Palladin Room seats 60, Buyout 120 seated, 175 receptionView Private Dining Details
Reliable Top-Level Food expertly prepared. We try to get there on our occasional visits to DC. The food never disappoints.
This was our second time at Marcel’s. The food was still amazing. However, the service was subpar. When after finishing my second drink in 2 hours, and not finishing my dessert, the server said to me “ Oh, I see you prefer to drink your calories” WTH? I was pretty offended. Then, after paying the bill, he implied he was concerned about us getting home and should he call us a taxi? Huh?? Are you kidding me? We ate a huge amount of food. And also, we sat there with empty glasses and dirty plates for quite a while tonight. Worst service in a high end restaurant for a long time. Super disappointing.
Extraordinary food with superb service by Jonathan. A winning combination! Looking forward to returning soon!
Amazing food 6 stars. Service was excellent
As promised, great food and great service. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. Learned about Nolet's Gin.
Another superb dinner at Marcel’s! The sumptuous sole was absolutely amazing as was the cod with truffles and perfectly cooked veal chop. Our server, Veronique, was just delightful - she’s a keeper! We can’t wait to come back!
Best dining experience of my life! Every dish was executed to perfection. The service was outstanding! Highly recommend to anyone visiting the D.C area!
Excellent unique food (loved the honey mussels). Very friendly delightful service!
One of the classist restaurants in DC. Excellent food, superb service, fine ambiance. It has never disappointed me for special occasions for 2-4 people.
Got engaged there the staff was helpful and amazing, my favorite restaurant.
Sorry to say, the meal was grossly overpriced. The quality was very good and the service expert and friendly. The decor was plain. But given our only upper-middle income, we would not repeat the experience nor recommend it to our friends. Marcel's, regrettably, is for the top 0.1 % only.
Great pre theater menu. My friend had the short ribs, I had the halibut. er both enjoyed our meals. The restaurant has a car to take you to the Kennedy Center after your dinner. Just lovely!
One does not need a special occasion to enjoy the food and the quiet, classy ambiance at Marcel’s, however, we did celebrate a return visit of a dear friend from Germany with a great meal and an opera at the KC afterwards. The food is consistently delicious and the service simply impeccable (thank you Jonathan!). The only disappointment we experienced was the early closing of the kitchen because it was a slow night. As a result, we were not able to return to Marcel’s after the opera for desserts or after drinks, something that Marcel’s is or was known for their limousine (now SUV) service to the KC for the show and back to the restaurant afterward to avoid rushing through a pre-theatre dinner. Minor disappointment, but not enough to keep us from coming back to Marcel’s.
Great food, great service and Vinny the waiter is fantastic.
Really first rate. After the tasting menu would have loved a small good bye that.
For the price that we paid, there are other restaurants in DC that have just the same quality for a lesser price.
The food is prepared perfectly. The taste is authentic to France. The harmony of the flavors is commendable to the chef. Thus, it's a treat to have in DC
If there is a better French restaurant in Washington, DC - I mean better restaurant period in Washington, DC - I would like to know. You get what you pay for. We have been twice in last couple of months. Perfect. Simply perfect.
The wonderful thing about Marcel’s is that it is always different. I’ve had sweetbreads there half a dozen times, and each time it was new and exciting. Last time I had the most flavorable venison ever. The presentations are amazing, too. And save room for dessert - creative and delicious!
Everything was perfect. We were
there before the theater and although we ran late everyone worked
To serve us a perfect and delicious dinner and make it to the theater on time.
7 Course menu was amazing! It was a little pricey but worth every bite. Service was perfect!
Loved the service, the dinner was delicious & beautifully presented. The service was outstanding, the birthday ladies were very happy. We will back!
Excellent food and service
Food was well prepared and tasty but not exceptional to warrant the high prices.
Our dinner was the best we have had anywhere in the States and on a par with the very best abroad. The food - dover sole with truffle, steak medallions, lamb in pastry, baked apple with speculoos -- was exquisite. The restaurant added special touches - a lobster flan with crouton and caviar to start, lemon tartlets to clear palates at the end. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Our waiter's advice was spot-on and he seemed like a very erudite old friend. This is our new favorite DC restaurant for a pair of longtime residents.
Our go to spot for friendship, good food & wine. Live Jazz on weekends. Sexy decor & cool vibe.
We went to Marcel's for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The service was impeccable. The food wasn't perfect, but was overall excellent. In particular the scallops and fish were overcooked, but the rest of the courses were great. I hope they get their Michelin star soon - they deserve it!
Surprisingly fantastic food. But once I learned the Robert replaced Jean Louis Paladin at the Watergate, in the era of Le Lion D’ior, Jean Pierre’s and well, Jean Louis’, it’s not surprising how good it was given that I grew up eating at those restaurants. Having eaten at Le Diplomat quite a few times, it’s shocking that while it’s decent, it doesn’t hold a candle to Marcel’s. I find Marcel’s to be the best continental European food in D.C.
My wife and I went here for our 22nd anniversary. The ambiance was very nice and the staff were very welcoming. However, things started off on a sour note when I tipped the piano player and asked if they would play our song. I confirmed whether he knew the song I was asking for by saying it was by Harry Connick. He snapped back at me with "I don't play Harry Connick's version; I play mine!" Wow...OK then.
During dinner I ordered the Dover Sole Premier Plat which was just average. I followed with the Snapper entree which was dry and rather bland. To our server's credit, she offered to replace my entree so I tried the Salmon. Nothing to write home about. Fortunately, my wife's lamb pyramids were very good and both of our desserts were tasty. Having worked in restaurants during my younger days I try to be very patient and low key about restaurant experiences. But for close to $500 for two, we should expect perfection. Hence this review. Our server and the host were very professional and accommodating, which we appreciated. But overall we didn't have a great experience.
Our server Vinnie was outstanding. He selected a wonderful wine for us and was on top of our table. The food was very good. We especially enjoyed the mussel dish and the veal chop. The snapper was a little over cooked and it's plate presentation was a little 80's for my liking but overall the experience was 4 to 5 stars. The desserts were the highlight of the show especially the deconstructed pineapple cheesecake. On a funny note, our dogs went bananas over the leftover veal chop that we took home.
Lovely Restaurant. Excellent food, superb service. Great ambience. Will return, next time in DC.
Incredible! A perfect start to a romantic evening of Theater. We celebrated my husbands birthday and it was luxurious and fabulous! Marvelous wine menu, and spectacular serivce. Can't wait to return!
As always, exceptional in all areas -- food, service, and fun with the champagne model. The boudin is a consistent favorite. The portions dare just the right size. Service is impeccable.
My dear colleague was to have me at Marcel's 2+ years ago, but I got sick, very sick. So, 2+ years later, this celebration of life with my colleague and friend and my 87 yo mum was without compare. Well deserving of its reputation and acclaim, this outstanding 7-course tasting menu with wine pairing was exquisite (the exquisite designation is only reserved for a few places, like Per Se and the now shuttered Juni), with impeccable attentive service without over-fawning.
Marcel’s is always a delight. Jonathan is a world class server, but everyone on staff is professional, welcoming, and attentive. Nothing escapes their attention. Chicken is the best. Arugula salad delicious. Salmon as good as it gets. And then...there’s dessert. Fabulous wine selection. Special occasion or any time you want to deep special.
Meat Entree portions were generous, however more veggies and some starch would make a better balance.
We went for our anniversary and enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was AMAZING! One of the best meals and pairing I have ever had. Service was impeccable. The food was thoughtful and delicious. Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommended!
I love eating at Marcel's. Our dinner was excellent. The service for the most part was attentive. However, I wish the antiquated practice of asking the "gentleman" at the table to taste the wine, while the "lady" sits there twirling her thumbs should be done away with. Often my tastes do not match my husband's as far as wine goes.
Food and service was around what I expected going in, however the price point was disappointing. Have had better testing menus for less. Overall a good experience though.