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Marx Brothers Cafe

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627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124 (F Street)
+1 907-278-2133
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a special restaurant to us. We go there to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Both our daughters had their wedding receptions there. The wine list is wonderful, the food is truly gourmet. The service is impeccable. And we have known the owner / chefs for 30 years. Wonderful Alaska art on the walls, in a small old fashioned downtown... More 

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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for a special night out. The owner went above and beyond to ensure this was a really memorable experience. The food and service was over the top. The menu will satisfy your foodie cravings. Great wine list entrées and dessert. Staff were very helpful and made this a unique and fun experience. I haven't been here in years... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I can't say enough. Marx Brothers Cafe hits a home run all the time. Service is great, it really seems personalized and makes you feel at home. There is never a rush to get you out when you have finished your meal. Very nice menu selection and prepared to perfection. Very nice romantic ambiance. Great place for special occasions. I... More 

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Thank David S
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a lovely, elegant meal here. We were a larger group so we took up a whole room in the tiny house setting for this restaurant. The table-side caesar salad was as good as you've heard, and everyone's dish was not just delicious but loving presented. Waitstaff took care to move well, be knowledgeable about the menus, and be... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Marx Brothers is one of the best restaurants in Anchorage for that special occasion or dinner with family and friends. Cesar Salad made table side is wonderful, expanded wine list, service and food are always perfect. Went Saturday, February 25th for a special Cajun menu to celebrate Mardi Gras, alligator was tender with an excellent flavor. Can't say enough about... More 

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Thank Sue S
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love going to eat here with my husband, the food is incredible and the service is the best. We witness a marriage proposal while we were there and the staff went out of their way to make it extra special.

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1 Thank Laura B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We visited the Marx Brothers Café in June 2016. We visited at 8:30pm on a Wednesday (I think) the our first night in Anchorage. When we arrived there was one other party finishing dinner, but they left shortly after we arrived and then we had the restaurant to ourselves. Given that there is a several hour time difference between our... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My Fiancé and I have a tradition to go to Marx Brothers for their New Years Eve dinner. Unlike last year, we didn't know what the menu was until we arrived. This year's menu was a showstopper! Tuna tartar, lobster bisque, Kodiak scallops, Duck confit, White peach sorbet for a cleanser, Loin of venison and poached pear for dessert. It... More 

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Fresno, California
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Lovely ambiance, the restaurant is in an old house. Seating is limited, so reservations are a must. I loved their menu - not overwhelming with choices but a very good variety. One special for the night. Items we had were the Foie Gras as appetizer, wilted spinach and pancetta salad (both of these shared), the rack of lamb (cooked to... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Marx Brothers Cafe to celebrate her birthday. It had been recommended as a place to go for special occasions. That was definitely a good recommendation. The food was excellent. We had Van's Caesar salad prepared tableside and it was marvelous. I tried the veal entree - loved it. Very tasty. The wine choices were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 45
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
    (F Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 907-278-2133
Description
Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Cafe specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars.


Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff.


With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.

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