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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

4.9
3370 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's contemporary European cuisine. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital on Zagat, Washingtonian. Trip Advisor and others, Marcel's is well-known for its service and provides complimentary driving service to and from the nearby Kennedy Center (when Kennedy Center is open). Marcel's is part of the RW Restaurant Group restaurant, www.rwrestaurantgroup.com

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3370 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Justaguy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCarmen
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipGary
Washington DC
15 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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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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vipBillyT
Washington DC
29 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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vipMTMcD
Richmond
5 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.

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vipB3RG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience especially during covid. Great food and service!

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winelover
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Great to see the staff, as they all excel at what they do

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vipExquisite
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary in every way. Chef Wiedmaier is truly gifted. Exceptional food; gorgeous presentation; highly professional & warm, loving staff.

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vipDinersFromDC
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDavid
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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zonker
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipAlyssaB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDouglasE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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vipMARYR
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipEmily
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAnthonyM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal. Each dish was special. with a unique blend.

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vippexo
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the restaurant met our expectations in terms of food that was delicious, elegance and courtesy of the staff

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vipRestlessInDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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vipNicS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, we were well taken care of, and the food was outstanding. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. And they offer a car service to the Kennedy Center, which was an added bonus.

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vipFrankS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJamesD
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Kraft
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

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vipBFritz
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLibbyS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Dininggirl
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinny is a fantastic server. Highly recommend

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vipbarmike
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Washington DC now and form many years. Great food, quiet lovely ambience and attentive and pleasant service.

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vipMarcusB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, great service and nice ambiance. Good wine list but overpriced. Easily 4x market prices.

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 3370 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.