When it comes to elegant dining, look no further than well-known chef/owner Robert Wiedmaier’s Marcel’s in popular Foggy Bottom. With classic French training and a Belgian heritage, Wiedmaier serves decadent dishes with an authentically European flair – a refreshing nod to traditional cuisine that is hard to come by in a sea of contemporary dining establishments.
Although Chef Wiedmaier’s return to traditional French favorites is perfect for those looking for a rich sauce to accompany a decadent cut of meat, Marcel’s does keep it fresh with modern dishes for those looking for a lighter take on the evening. From juicy lamb medallions wrapped in phyllo with spinach and duxelles, to Hamachi crudo with pink grapefruit and cilantro puree, Marcel’s is sure to please even the most discerning palate. The tempting prix fixe dinner menu is organized in a choice of three, four, five or seven courses (one look at the menu and you will most likely opt for seven!). Whichever you choose, with just one bite, you’ll understand why this award-winning French gem earned The Washingtonian’s “100 Best Restaurant’s of 2010” honor.
Insider Tip: Along with its several prix fixe course selections, Marcel’s also offers a Pre-Theatre three course selection before 7 PM for just over $50. Valet park your car at the restaurant and a sharp Mercedes will chauffeur you to the Kennedy Center for an elegant evening out.