In Wiedmaier's own six restaurants, that success has meant
creating a niche and expertly fulfilling it. Wiedmaier maintains
varying degrees of his own Belgian heritage throughout his
restaurant family, and the distinction allows his relatively small
restaurant family to make a big impact on the industry.
The influence is subtle at Marcel's, his elegant haute French
flagship restaurant that regularly tops the best-of lists in the
nation's capital; Marcel's was rated one of Zagat's America's Top
Restaurants in 2012 and has won numerous "Best of Awards of
Excellence" by Wine Specator magazine along with its casual Belgian
counterpart, Brasserie Beck.
Brasserie Beck is a stylish and relaxed hot spot modeled on a
vintage Brussels train station, where you'll find a tempting array
of mussel preparations along with extensive charcuterie and
shellfish plates, and the area's most comprehensive selection of
Belgian beers -- including some brewed exclusively for
His partnership with Kimpton Hotels gives him a significant
presence across the Potomac in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia with
Brabo and The Brabo Tasting Room, handsomely designed by Vicente
Wolf, is adjacent to the Lorien Hotel & Spa.
Wiedmaier's Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda, Maryland is a
contemporary evocation of the roadside dives outside Brussels that
he used to haunt after hours with his fellow cooks. Besides the
delectable selection of mussels, Mussel Bar offers a tempting array
of flat- crusted savory Belgian tartes. Next stop: Atlantic City's
Revel resort...where Wiedmaier and Brian McBride have brought
Mussel Bar & Grille with a rock n' roll edge.
In the late fall of 2012, Robert Wiedmaier opened the doors to
his sixth restaurant - Wildwood Kitchen in Bethesda, Maryland with
a completely new culinary concept by the Eurocentric chef. Serving
fresh, natural dishes free of butter or cream, Wildwood's cuisine
draws inspiration from the 23 countries bordering the