About Marx Bros Cafe
Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Café 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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
We offer a private dining room for parties of 10-12. The restaurant can be booked for private parties up to 40 people.
Private Party Contact:
Van Hale: 907-278-2133
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Marx Bros Cafe Ratings and Reviews
This was my first experience with Marxs ...
This was my first experience with Marxs Brothers. I had made reservations to celebrate my 30th birthday with my parents and my friend. I could not have had a better experience. The wine, the food, and the staff were on point. The Cesar salad made table side was so amazing! Thank you for this memorable birthday. I will be back for a date night ASAP!
I enjoyed the evening, however I was not ...
I enjoyed the evening, however I was not too impressed with this place. First when booking for a reservation, it asked what am I celebrating or what's the occasion. So I felt great, knowing I would take my wife there and they would at least say Happy Birthday. Not once did this happen nor any attention to it. I did expect a little something, like saying Happy Birthday OR having something on the table in which would state something along those lines. Otherwise, what is the use of having that question. I liked the atmosphere in which this place is. It was nice, to have dinner; But for as expensive as it is. I just thought it would go just a little further to honor my wife on her special day. I'm not asking for the Red Robbin singing which is terrible, but at least acknowledgement. I was not asking for anything free either.
Second, the staff were nice expect for one person. The tall guy that serviced the wine. Even though my wife did not like the more expensive wine, it was like we or she made a mistake. Just because the taste was not good. Since she rather have a different wine it was like we were wasting his time. On the good note, the other gentleman that was serving food/salad and such. He was VERY accommodating to even close the door when it was freezing in the restaurant. I saw him sweating, so I know he was working. But to put the customer first and close the door. That was class act on his part and the utmost customer service.
As far as coming back, I don't see myself running back to have dinner or anything. However, I do see it as a place in which I don't say no too. It was quite pleasant to have a quite evening with my wife, and nice dinner.
The Caesar salad was OK and the lamb, ve ...
The Caesar salad was OK and the lamb, veal, & scallops dinners were awful. The meat was cold, the servings were small.
Hadn't been to Marx Brothers in a few years. I was so excited to bring my friends who had never been there. We will not return. Sorry!
Best Halibut. The end. Except I am requi ...
Best Halibut. The end.
Except I am required to write it in a minimum of 50 words - shame on open table for wasting everyone's time.
We have visited Marx Brothers regularly since we found the place in 2006. It never changes, always great.
Dinner - salmon for my better half and s ...
Dinner - salmon for my better half and scallops for me. Nice wine selection made choosing very easy. Service and food was great or fantastic - only drawback of the evening was the noise level which was near headache level. Difficult to carry on a conversation but very easy to hear everyone else's.
As always this place ROCKS!!!! I've los ...
As always this place ROCKS!!!! I've lost count on the number if times I have been there but despite the distance (I live in Maine) I go several times a year. The have with out a doubt THE BEST Caesar Salad on the planet and I have tried many of them!!!!
I had read in a review that Marx Bros. C ...
I had read in a review that Marx Bros. Café was the best restaurant in Alaska. So, while visiting Anchorage I just had to check it out. And, while I don't know if this is the best Alaska has to offer, none of the four of us in our group was disappointed, and all agreed we would definitely return. Van's Caesar Salad for four prepared table side was especially good, one of the best I've ever had. Two in our group opted for the Halibut Macadamia and the other two, myself included, chose filet mignons. The beef was melt in your mouth tender and prepared exactly as ordered. Their wine list is extensive so finding an appropriate wine was an easy task. All four had dessert that is made in house. The tiramisu was super good.
An excellent choice for a special dinner ...
An excellent choice for a special dinner in Anchorage. They were very accommodating since we had to move our time. Also our server was wonderful (forgot the name but a transplant from Australia)! She went out of her way to make our special occasion very special.
we were in Anchorage for an overnight af ...
we were in Anchorage for an overnight after a long holiday and before travelling on to Los Angeles to return to Australia. The local hotel recommended Marx Bros.. they could not have been more accommodating and the food was absolutely outstanding. The town should be proud to have such a venue as this in its area. The staff were such a delight and seemed genuinely happy to be our hosts
I adore Marx Bros Cafe! The caesar salad ...
I adore Marx Bros Cafe! The caesar salad will revolutionize your expectations for this tasty dish. It may sound crazy but after moving away for 3.5 years, my husband and I have yet to find a place that can beat (or come close for that matter) to Marx Bros Cafe's caesar salad... Just to qualify for any doubters-we have traveled to NYC, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Napa, Yountville, San Fran, Tampa, Miami, Boca Raton, Jackson Hole... and on. Now for our entrees, the filet was phenomenal. The cut was of the highest quality and it was cooked to perfection. We are only back in Anchorage for a couple of weeks but I am sure we will be going at least two more times before leaving. DON'T MISS OUT!
Short beer list; limited choices for win ...
Short beer list; limited choices for wine by the glass. The rest of the wine list is very good. Food is really good except for the too salty sauce on the tea smoked duck. The Caesar salad is to-die-for good. The Yukon River salmon gravlax with salmon caviar was sublimely delicious: distilled essence of salmon goodness.
Service is always spot on there.
The owner and his partner, as well as th ...
The owner and his partner, as well as the servers made you feel that you were home while dining at this lovely restaurant. The restaurant is built as part of a home making it more delightful and feel that you are at home.
People have said, you must have the Cesar Salad. We definitely agree; it was the best we ever had. Food was delicious
This is one of the best restaurants I've ...
This is one of the best restaurants I've had the pleasure to experience. The food was fabulous; the service was the best, and the whole staff made our experience awesome. I live in Phoenix and have access to many wonderful restaurants. Marx Brothers is so good, I'd book a flight to Anchorage just to experience a night enjoying their food and atmosphere.
Marx Bros Café has a deserved reputation ...
Marx Bros Café has a deserved reputation for excellence. We enjoyed going back and will look forward to returning. Everything was very good on this visit...not knock-out good, but better than just good. I'd like to explore the wine list further, and see something other than filet mignon as the only beef entrée. The garden needs a surer hand.
Marx Brothers is far and away the best r ...
Marx Brothers is far and away the best restaurant in Alaska and one of the best in the country. Owner and Chef Jack Amon continues to amaze and delight with his inventive menu, that still pays homage to his time tested classics. Marx Brothers is the only place I know of that has access to and serves Yukon Red salmon, hands down the best Salmon in the world. It blows Cooper River salmon completely out of the water. Do yourself a favor go try it ASAP. Marx Brothers is not just eating, it is a culinary experience with a wine list to die for. Let them course you out and do wine pairings. Worth every nickel. Five stars!
Elegant dining in a relaxed and friendly ...
Elegant dining in a relaxed and friendly setting - white tablecloths and congenial hosts in a small house that has a story, with original owners still running the show. The food was excellent and one of our favorites was the Neopolitan Seafood Mousse appetizer, which my husband and I shared. My husband also had the Alaska Oysters, which were large and firm, and he was happy with them (he is very fussy about the quality of oysters). The cod and salmon dinners were cooked perfectly, not overdone. We did not have it ourselves, but we enjoyed watching one of the owners make a Caesar salad at tableside for a group. If we are in Anchorage again (we are from California), Marx Bros. will be first on our list for dinner.
Marx Bros. Cafe is a gem!!! We first ca ...
Marx Bros. Cafe is a gem!!! We first came here over 30 years ago and have been returning since. Food is fresh and exciting. Jack pairs his classics with wonderfully new dishes. Van's Caesar Salad is to die for!! Great wine selections available too. Save room for dessert. MBC is every bit as enjoyable as Michelin starred restaurants we've visited.
The Marx Brothers Restaurant was a truly ...
The Marx Brothers Restaurant was a truly wonderful find. The owners and staff were freindly and accommodating. We ate there twice, the first time just after we landed in Anchorage, and because of the great experience, we booked it again the night before we left.
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