Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

4.9
3408 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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4.9
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4.9
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viplouiseb
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was a wonderful waiter- helped make the meal outstanding

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vipDebbie
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinny was amazing!

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vipTimT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
129 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
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
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
1 review
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
17 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
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
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
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
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
60 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
9 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
39 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
5 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!

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vipDeborahD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner celebrating two birthdays. The room where we were seated was not very full so we fell comfortably socially-distanced. The service was outstanding and very courteous. The selections from the tasting menu were outstanding for all of us. The only thing we did not love was the dessert. The chocolate dessert option needs to have a lot more chocolate so chocolate lovers will feel satisfied (although it was delicious from the point of view of the non-chocolate lovers who tried it) and the other dessert was just ok. It was a beautiful evening and the wine was exquisite.

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Jane
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was fantastic! He took care of everything needed and was open and welcoming.

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vipoutandabout
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We loved our dinner although there was a very long wait for a course that arrived lukewarm.

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vipEking
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to go back to Marcels for our first venture dining out in over a year. Exquisite food and service, as always. The four course meal, plus several amuse, is not only delicious, but a bargain, considering that you are eating the best food in the city.

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vipCecilia
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the genuine warmth and professionalism of the staff.
Table 28 is exciting and private at the same time.

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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
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
39 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
14 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.

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 3408 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.