Full-Circle Chef Robert Wiedmaier is as avid a hunter and fisherman as he is a genius in the kitchen. Devoted to the classic old world techniques of his European training that use the whole animal and waste not a single bit of product, he is suddenly in vogue as 'culinary sustainability' at its best. Marcel's, the haute French flagship restaurant regularly tops the best-of lists in the nation's capital and currently holds the coveted top spot on Zagat's Best Restaurant list for the Washington, DC / Baltimore, MD area. Its charming 'old French' interior and impeccable service puts diners instantly at ease. Wiedmaier's Lamb Tenderloin wrapped in Phyllo Pastry with Duxelles, Baby Spinach, and Niçoise Olive with Cumin Madeira Reduction leaves traditional Beef Wellington far behind, and his 'secret', off-the-menu Farmhouse Chicken has achieved legendary status among Washington insiders. He was featured on the PBS James Beard award-winning program Chefs A'Field, where he shared his passion to be a dutiful chef, respect for the product, and educated viewers on what it means to the ingredients you cook from their environment to the table.

Marcel's opened in 1999 and was re-designed in 2014 by Tech24 and Charles W Craig, ASID.

Hours of Operation

Live piano in the lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20037
Contact Information

38.903479 -77.05191000000002