Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

4.9
3444 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
What 3444 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJeffH
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect service, led by Vinny, and wonderful food!

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vipAnon
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent meal in a lovely, relaxing setting, start to finish!

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PauletteO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great date night
Delightful experience & great service!

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vipJojug
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hamachi had the best mushroom “sauce” blending all the flavors of the dish together in one spoonful was the best ever!

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vipKarla
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day was great

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vipTimT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! No, not an all-you-can eat type. The menu choices, though few, were exceptional. The high level of quality and preparation made this a brunch that one can sit over and enjoy. It's unfortunate that there aren't enough diners to appreciate this level of quality to justify it being open every Sunday.

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Bethesdafoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We went on Mothers Day and there was a much more limited menu than on their website. So we paid a lot of money for average food which came out very slowly. Theservice was very, very good,

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vipDeeDee
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch all was outstanding!

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vipJillTuchmann
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening in every way
We started with Cavier at the bar and then went to our table for our dinner reservation
Every step of the way the service and the food was incredible
We will continue to love this dining experience for years to come

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JChef
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined in many places in our travels. This was a flawless experience, front to back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcel's - the ambiance, people, and food make me happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! We couldn't decide what courses we wanted to have so Vinny picked our courses and did a great job. Each course was brought to the table with a description of the plate and the best way to indulge.

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LBReviews
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Great ambiance, the pianist was wonderful. Mark, my waiter, was top notch! Very personable and attentive. The entire crew was 10/10. The mussels in tomato fondue were the best I’d ever had, hands down. The boudin blanc was so light and airy, such a lovely texture. My only complaints are the steak could have used a bit more seasoning and the blueberry garnish on the fois gras were salty. I would absolutely dine here again and have already recommended it to friends.

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vipKurtJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional.Polished service and from beginning to end the staff make you feel special. A MUST for any foodie. DC's Best Kept Secret; go on Fri or Sat and request a lounge table with chic decor and an Amazing pianist!! Always top notch.

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Kirsten
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, elegant dining particularly suited for a special occasion. Wonderful food paired with robust wine options. I highly recommend Marcel's!

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vipPeggy
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food experience. Each dish was unique and tasty. Will be going back again

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vipCraS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

A lot to like when you are in the mood to splurge. Food and service are top-notch. However, gave only one star for service because when the bill came, the bottle of wine I ordered was listed at $185 instead of the correct price of $85. Check those bills folks!

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vipdcdiner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting menu with adequate seat spacing during this pandemic, live piano player.

JD
vipJamesD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcel's has survived the pandemic with flying colors. The tables were always sufficiently far apart to permit social distancing, and the food and the service remain exceptional. Still the best restaurant in DC!

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vipJudyB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service impeccable and we all throughly enjoyed ourselves.
I highly recommend Marcel's.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu with wines paired by our talented waiter. It was a lovely anniversary dinner...very special!

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viplouiseb
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was a wonderful waiter- helped make the meal outstanding

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vipDebbie
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinny was amazing!

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vipTimT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcel's continues to deliver! Always a great dining experience. Also appreciate the steps taken during this trying time to keep customers socially distant and for the staff to continue wearing masks.

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vipkgindc
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely terrific dinner! My first experience in 15 months eating inside a restaurant and it was superb in every way!

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SalD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was superb. Highly recommend eating here if you are visiting DC.

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Andy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. If you are going to try new food, do it at the best possible place you can. Marcel's did not disappoint. Everything was well described, prepared and delicious. Our waiter was entertaining, very helpful, and attentive. When he said meat marshmallow, we doubted but he was dead on and it was amazing. There's no question this was an expensive night but very well spent and a great time had by all.

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vipCindy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joint birthday celebration

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RobertS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were served by a lovely, friendly waiter. Drinks and service was prompt. Many courses were quite good but a few were just average and did not seem freshly prepared. Seemed to be a refined atmosphere but a nearby noisy table was fairly distracting. Not the restaurant’s fault! Nice place but not terribly special.

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vipGourmond
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first trip to an upscale restaurant since the pandemic started and our experience turned out to be as excellent as we expected. While we are not big fans of tasting menus, the four course offering was quite good although we will happy when the full menu is offered again. The staff went out of the way to make us feel welcome and comfortable even though we had not been there for two or more years. A wonderful evening...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience. Food was amazing!! Pricey but worth it. We will be back!!

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MITRA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night or client dinners, good is excellent, great single malt options

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Affie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Marcel’s. The service was impeccable- the servers made us feel welcome and comfortable. The atmosphere is formal but not snooty. The food was amazing. It was a very special dinner experience. I would recommend it highly.

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RoseX
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and setting. We selected the 4 course tasting and it was amazing food. We really enjoyed it.

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highlyed
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Safety protocols in place ...we had the tasting menu 85.00. All the choices were available to us which was different. My wife likes Marcel’s. Maybe I should have let her write this review.

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Buckie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our Brooklyn daughter to Marcel’s to celebrate the end of family distancing. We dressed up a bit! We had dined here twice previously but she had not. We went full of anticipation for a great evening. Every exceeded our expectations. We chose 5 course dinners. All agreed that every course was so delicious. I had scallops, Red Sea bass, lamb, chocolate dessert (and one more...) the Sommelier chose an excellent wine for us. Our waiter Milos was elegant, attentive, kind, and unobtrusive. We talked a lot about the dinner afterwards, expressing our appreciation for the professionalism of all that was done. What a superb group performance. Such expertise.

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Justin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal dining experience and my favorite restaurant in DC. Service was amazing from entrance to exit. Knowledge staff and sommelier; a real treat.

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Vinnie is the best! Knows food and wine and is fun!

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vipSLMin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Champagne 🍾. Bartender and bar setup are perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food.. More expensive than I thought, but that’s probably my own fault for not looking further in to it at booking.. Would highly recommend for a nice occasion!

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 3444 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.