Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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3192 reviews
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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. Marcel's is part of the RW Restaurant Group restaurant, www.rwrestaurantgroup.com

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DW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at this place. Fantastic.

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b
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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SE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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a
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service

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OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!! 👍😀

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant... Outstanding in every respect. Plus they’ll give you a free ride to the Kennedy Center and back!

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R
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! My wife and I truly enjoyed dining there for her birthday.

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JH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Jonathan made our experience unforgettable.

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JR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at Marcel’s. Ensure you take the time for pre or post dinner craft cocktails at the bar!

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PA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding service and food, always welcoming

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HB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcel’s truly lived up to its reputation! We had a wonderful experience and the service was impecable.
Kuddos to Sous Chef Jenny!

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was the best. We will be back for sure to try the 7 course meal.

Thank you.

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B
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, glorious food, elegant ambiance. Jonathan made it fun. It was totally unpretentious but special and memorable for our 22nd anniversary.

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SL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dc food experience for 20 years. If you go elsewhere your wasting your $$$

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A
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, classic French fine dining atmosphere, excellent service, somewhat overpriced, perhaps not more than others

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JV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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D
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a celebratory dinner or just an elegant evening out.

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c
Tallahassee
40 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Great customer service.

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The service was exceptional. Highly recommend it.

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DK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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f
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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FC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful night out to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The meal was terrific and the service even better.

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D
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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C
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant surprise! Love French cuisine and it's difficult to find a good location. We'll return; enjoyed totally.

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s
Washington DC
122 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and a car to take to to the Kennedy Center. Marcel's is great for pre theater dinner!

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B
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. Service, food and ambiance over the top excellent. My only critique was I ate too much. But that is my fault, right?

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SN
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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