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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

French Restaurant$$$$
West End, Washington
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    Wolfgang Puck
    "Chef Scott Drewno of The Source recommends the Boudin Blanc!"(5 Tips)
    Washington Post
    "... tortellini set up with foie gras and woodsy morels comes close to my idea of..."(5 Tips)
    David Wannan
    "Jonathan is simply spectacular when it comes to service!"(3 Tips)
    John B.
    "The tasting menu won't leave you hungry and the food is phenomenal!"(2 Tips)
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  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HamiltonMay 28, 2017
    We had a five course tasting menu, with caviar, mussels, duck breast. Simply excellent!
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    What to get: Chestnut-and-foie-gras soup; shrimp with corn blinis; boudin blanc with truffle sauce and truffled potato purée; melted Montboissie cheese over toasted pecan-raisin bread.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchMarch 16, 2016
    The Bitches say: A-. The caliber of cuisine and service at Marcel’s is top notch, we just wish there was a bit more brunch, and maybe a deal on the cocktails. Read more
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Marc
    MarcJanuary 21, 2021
    Esquire: Nowhere in Washington, D.C., is fine-dining done finer. Nowhere is it easier to feel thoroughly at home in a tuxedo. The stewards of slow luxuries must never die
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkMarch 20, 2013
    Table 28, in a curtained-off nook in the main dining room, is perfect for an extra-romantic and ultra-private evening. Via CityEats.com Read more
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BakerNovember 19, 2014
    Great place for a special occasion. The tasting menu won't leave you hungry and the food is phenomenal!
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 12, 2011
    *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Veal tortellini set up with foie gras and woodsy morels comes close to my idea of heaven," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/nkqUmc
  • David Wannanheart icon on user image
    David WannanAugust 25, 2012
    Jonathan is simply spectacular when it comes to service! Remarkable food. Terrific service. Make sure Jonathan takes care of you.
  • Erik S.
    Erik SchonherApril 14, 2010
    Go here before a show at the Kennedy Center and treat yourself to a great meal and outstanding service. After the show, go back for the piano bar a single-malt. The best!
  • Russ P.
    Russ PtacekOctober 4, 2013
    Fancy French restaurant suspension: Marcel's - Duck at 49 degrees, cross contamination control, no one certified food safety. Declined to explain or show us improvements. Passed city reinspection.
  • P J.heart icon on user image
    P JSeptember 7, 2015
    Great service and perfect for a pre-theatre meal
  • Sabrina Z.
    Sabrina ZahidMarch 11, 2014
    Between the service, food and wine list, this is the most well executed restaurant in D.C.
  • Jimheart icon on user image
    JimApril 29, 2016
    Everything was fantastic!!! Great service, and even better food !!!!
  • Bordeaux Wines
    Bordeaux WinesMay 1, 2012
    Treat yourself to the foie gras. Pair it with a Bordeaux and soak up the beautiful ambiance.
  • J. F.heart icon on user image
    J. F.October 6, 2011
    The foie gras is just silly good. Served with house-made toasted brioche, I could eat that all day and night.
  • FiOS 50
    FiOS 50November 28, 2011
    Robert Wiedmaier's flagship restaurant Marcel's is best known for having the town's best offering of boudin blanc.
  • Tanner H.
    Tanner HolbrookSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    ALWAYS get the pan-seared foie gras (if available). Chef Wiedmaier is absolutely amazing.
  • Bernardo V.heart icon on user image
    Bernardo VcNovember 23, 2014
    Great wine selection. Esplendid food. Try the Sea Urchin Flan Lobset
  • James
    JamesJune 10, 2012
    Excellent food, charming space and attentive service (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Tim C.
    Tim ChampneyApril 15, 2019
    Pre-theater menu
  • Heather M.
    Heather McPhersonMarch 31, 2013
    excellent start to finish. superb wine selection pairings suggested
  • Sylvie H.
    Sylvie H.July 12, 2011
    Scallop with pork belly is awesome as well as their signature boudin blanc.
  • Scott  Margenau (ImageWorks Studio) M.
    Food is excellent. Service is great. Try expresso martini at bar, ask for Fernando.
  • Wolfgang Puck
    Wolfgang PuckApril 26, 2012
    Chef Scott Drewno of The Source recommends the Boudin Blanc!
  • Heloisa B.heart icon on user image
    Heloisa Botelho CaparicaOctober 13, 2013
    Very special!!! Cant miss it!
  • Nicole Alexandra G.heart icon on user image
    Love the spicy margaritas!
  • Mary M.
    Mary MatlackFebruary 28, 2020
    James Beard Semifinalst 2020 Outstanding Hospitality
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Brian McBride, chef of Brasserie Beck, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Boudin blanc. Read more
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    DocAugust 9, 2014
    Rockfish is fantastic!
  • Sami B.heart icon on user image
    Sami Ben GharbiaJanuary 1, 2013
    Super Adnen ;) Ehsan & Co. Great food and wine, yamyam
  • Oswaldo G.
    Oswaldo Gomez RodriguezOctober 24, 2012
    Oisters......any day, recommended!
  • AJ
    AJDecember 22, 2013
    Foie gras.
  • Jaime G.
    Jaime GraciaDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Jonathan.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RoseOctober 23, 2010
    Place is overpriced and the staff I rude/snooty. Save time and money dont bother!!
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