Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
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We have never been disappointed at this place. Fantastic.
Made my birthday special. Outstanding food, service and attention to detail. This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC and is not to be missed.
Phenomenal dining experience. The service was prompt and toming between courses right on track. The food was delicious and well presented. Our head waiter was particularly helpful in understanding the menu as it was my first time dining in your restaurant.
Amazing as always
Impeccable service and delicious food that is beautifully presented. We were there for the pre-theatre dinner. It was our first time at Marcel's, our server asked if there were any questions about the menu. He pointed out the dishes that they are known for and described others at our request. The service was nicely timed. We ate at a leisurely pace and enjoyed every bite. The gratin of mussels allowed the mussels to remain the center of the dish with enough gruyere cheese to be a counterpoint of flavor and not overwhelm. The scallops were perfectly seared with a hint of sherry and shallot sauce that accented the flavor. The restaurant is quiet so conversation is easy. Wait staff is attentive but not pushy. We appreciated the car to take us back to the Kennedy Center for our show. We made the reservation for 4:30 because I thought we had a 7:30 curtain. Our curtain was at 8:00. There was enough time for a leisurely dinner and to stroll the Kennedy Center and terrace.
We went for our wedding anniversary and Marcel’s did not disappoint at all. The food was beyond amazing and unique. The service from everyone, especially our main server Jonathan, was exceptional. One persona even ran to get us more bread at one point. I will say this place is old school, not your new age, hipster, popular places coming into the scene. We are on the younger side and they still treated us like royalty.
Great food and amazing service
My daughter and I had a fabulous meal, even accommodating her allergies in a seamless way. Waitstaff was professional and funny, all rolled into one, and took great care of us! 15/10, absolutely recommend
A big shoutout to Armando my server and to the other staff of Marcel’s who made me feel so special even though I was a solo diner and not drinking. And the food is still consistently great. So worth the money!! 👍😀
My favorite restaurant... Outstanding in every respect. Plus they’ll give you a free ride to the Kennedy Center and back!
Everything was great! My wife and I truly enjoyed dining there for her birthday.
We enjoyed another fine evening at Marcel's. Added to our pleasure with cuisine and service was the live piano music Brubach style coming from the bar area into our close by dining room.
An excellent choice to celebrate my birthday! The mâitre d’ spoiled us and took great care of us. We are already planning the next special occasion that we can come
Amazing. Jonathan made our experience unforgettable.
Always a fantastic experience at Marcel’s. Ensure you take the time for pre or post dinner craft cocktails at the bar!
Truly one of the best meals I've had in years.
The food was great, the service impeccable, and the wine was excellent.
The prices weren't any higher than those at any top end restaurant.
I'll be back, lots.
Marcel’s is hands-down my favorite DC restaurant. Classic and consistent with the best service we’ve had anywhere in the city in four years. The boudin blanc is a signature dish, always on the menu and always beautiful. I also love the fois gras, the scallop, and the duck. Their extensive wine list will please the pickiest palate. This is my go-to special occasion dining spot.
Excellent experience. The Boudin blanc appetizer was particularly good. I paired it with the house red burgundy, but while that was a good pairing, the sausage was delicate enough that a higher level of burgundy would have been warranted. The boar chop was excellent as well, although I thought the boar sauce could have had more punch. The white coffee ice cream was outstanding on a very fine chocolate cake. Service was friendly and flawless.
Always outstanding service and food, always welcoming
I've enjoyed many Chef's Tasting menus around the world (London, Parish, Singapore and Venice, etc.) and this was among the best, with an excellent wine pairing! The scallops and venison dishes were particularly exciting. Vinnie, our waiter, was also delightful; he actually enjoyed serving us!
Marcel’s truly lived up to its reputation! We had a wonderful experience and the service was impecable.
Kuddos to Sous Chef Jenny!
The food was excellent and the service was the best. We will be back for sure to try the 7 course meal.
Perfect service, glorious food, elegant ambiance. Jonathan made it fun. It was totally unpretentious but special and memorable for our 22nd anniversary.
Best dc food experience for 20 years. If you go elsewhere your wasting your $$$
I dined at Marcel's in mid-June, 2019. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. The service was impeccable and the cuisine was exceptional. Marcel's is not to be missed.
Great food, classic French fine dining atmosphere, excellent service, somewhat overpriced, perhaps not more than others
We had a delicious dinner. And a lovely evening. The service was wonderful. I wish I could afford to go there every week. But truly a wonderful and special place!
Great place for a celebratory dinner or just an elegant evening out.
Excellent dining experience. Great customer service.
Excellent food. The service was exceptional. Highly recommend it.
The restaurant did not exceed my expectations. Although the atmosphere was lovely, the food was not up to par for what it markets itself for. I am a vegetarian and I didn't feel that the food I ate was anything that knocked me off my feet. I was slightly disappointed that the vegetarian dishes lacked creativity and unique flavors. Although the restaurant has a majority of meats and seafood dishes, the vegetarian dishes were no excuse to slack. The service was hospitable, but not 5 star worthy. There were errors that the servers made that are essential to keep in mind at supposed quality restaurants, such as not removing one person's plate before the other person is done eating. Or placing both plates on the table at the same time. I think the overall experience was fair, but not as amazing as I had thought it out to be.
We celebrated my husband’s birthday, and we ate every last bite! Our waiter, Johnathon, was charming as could be and helpful with menu choices. The staff, ambiance and service were top notch.
We celebrated our 47th anniversary here and are so glad we did. It was a very nicely decorated dining room. We both ordered a 3 course meal. Both our appetizers were delicious - especially the boudin blanc. I ordered the magret duck for the main course which was outstanding. My husband picked an excellent dessert - the cheesecake. Our server Armando answered all of our questions & was very attentive. We'd definitely go back. One item, I love vegetables so next time I'd ask about getting a side of a fresh vegetable. I didn't ask to find out if it's a possibility.
A wonderful night out to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The meal was terrific and the service even better.
Marcel's has been one of DCs very best restaurants for many years, and after having their 7 course tasting menu, that doesn't surprise me at all. Each bite is so exquisitely crafted, every course better than the last. Yes, it's expensive, I mean really expensive, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. This is one of the finest restaurants in the DC area. Service was excellent, Vinny, our server was fun, professional and explained each course to perfection.
A pleasant surprise! Love French cuisine and it's difficult to find a good location. We'll return; enjoyed totally.
Great service, delicious food and a car to take to to the Kennedy Center. Marcel's is great for pre theater dinner!
Absolutely fabulous. Service, food and ambiance over the top excellent. My only critique was I ate too much. But that is my fault, right?
We enjoyed the 7 course chef's tasting menu. Each course was beautifully presented and delicious. There wasn't a sour note to be found. Beautiful decor and quiet enough so that conversation did not require raised voices. Highly recommend!
The overall of the restaurant is fantastic. It is pricey but, the food was good. The service was excellent. The waiter knows how to suggest or give recommendations.