Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

4.9
3461 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SGHLEE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was not good at all. Just their dessert was good. It’s too expensive for what you get as a food quality.

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vipJillTuchmann
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was even better than the food and the food is superb Every single time w leave Marcel’s happy and looking forward to our next time
Thank you to everyone we love coming to Marcel’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, especially the service.

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AmberSestilio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, romantic atmosphere, attentive staff, and excellent food. All four courses for both of us were superb. Nothing on the menu disappointed.

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vippatp
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The fixed menu offers many interesting choices and there is certainly not a problem finding something that you would like. The food is beautifully presented and full of flavor. We had the hamachi, lamb, duck breast, foie gras, red snapper, scallops and boudin and the cheese plate. Everyone loved everything that they ordered.

The service was well done, although we did have a long wait between our first and second course. There is a amuse bouche served at the beginning of the meal and a little chocolate dessert at the end of the meal, which is a very nice touch.

We would love to see a a la carte menu added so that we could enjoy Marcel more often.

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AntoineK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if the best dining experiences we've had in the USA.

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ArleneM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful experience for me and my friends. We were all celebrating major events in our lives . We chose the tasting menu with 6 courses. Each course was better than the earlier one. Each entre's delicate tastes and seasonings gave us a true gastronomical extravaganza.

Arlene

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vipWilliamL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience at Marcel's is ALWAYS amazing. The food as usual was wonderful.

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vipSteveE
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the hunt for the best restaurant in DC, and Marcel's might just be that. Unbelievable food, great wine list, classic decor and wait staff that clearly are experts in the food and drink. Expect to pay a premium, but expect the very best in dining, too.

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MKP4free
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were extraordinary. Several tasting menu options are available to match everyone’s tastes.

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vipIgorC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance, superb food, and overall great experience! Highly recommend!

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vipbrainy
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated with respect.

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vipfoodlover
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding! I’d been once before several years ago and felt it would be the best bet for our first return to indoor dining since the pandemic, and we were right. All the servers worse masks and although the tables set looked like they were prepared for full capacity, it was not completely full by 7 pm (unsure if on purported not) so it never felt too crowded. I was greeted by name and well wishes for my birthday, and the attentive, gracious service extended throughout the entire evening.

The food is amazing. There were about 15 dishes or so to choose from, and you could select a 4, 5, or 7 course assortment of your choosing. I really enjoyed this option because between my husband’s and my 4 courses, we got to sample most of the menu. We also did the caviar service, and with the small portion sizes felt like this was enough, but not excessive, food. I probably could have gone for 5 courses, but might have regretted afterwards since much of it is quite rich. The mussels are not what you’d expect, in a good way. The seafood was cooked perfectly. And the Boudin Blanc is one of the better things I’ve ever tasted!

If you want to experience fine dining in DC, you can’t go wrong with Marcel’s!

JD
vipJamesD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcel’s is back! Somehow Chef Robert had managed to bring DC’s finest restaurant back to pre-pandemic levels of cuisine and service. And it’s always a great adventure with new preparations and flavors. But most impressive is the attention to special customer needs. A delicious lamb dish with no garlic? Not a problem at Marcel’s!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! Service, food, and ambiance!! Highly recommend.

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vipPamelaS
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to return to Marcel’s, where the menu is exquisite and the service impeccable. You don’t go here for economy but to feel like you’re the most important guest in the room (even when you’re not anyone “important”). The tasting menu had so many delights it was difficult to choose. Every dish was perfectly crafted and beautifully presented by Marcel’s expert waitstaff. So glad to see you all again!

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mskitty
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Boudin blanc and scallop were the winners. Not quite as special as it was pre-pandemic but still a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday.

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vipMichelleA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAnon
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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PauletteO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great date night
Delightful experience & great service!

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vipJojug
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day was great

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vipTimT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch all was outstanding!

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vipJillTuchmann
New York Area
7 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.

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vipJamesD
Washington DC
29 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

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 3461 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.