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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.
Anchorage, AK 99501
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
After reading many great reviews about this restaurant, we decided to give a try. When we arrived, we were greeted and seated right away. We could not help but notice how cluttered the hostess area looked and were also surprised at how outdated and dingy the interior of the restaurant looked. ..i,e pictures hanging crooked etc. We were greeted by the waiter, who's attire resembled that of a Denny's waiter. After we decided on a bottle of wine and the waiter started pouring, we noticed how utterly dirty the water and wine glasses were.
We felt very rushed due to the fact that we had barely sat down and were asked repeatedly about our menu choices. Once we got passed the appetizer mishap, a different waiter then delivered somebody else's entrée to our table. At the same time a t a different table, a lady had ordered a halibut dish but was served a salmon dish by mistake.
When our entrées arrived we were pleasantly surprised it's very nice presentation. One of the entrée was a stuffed pheasant breast and the other entrée was prosciutto wrapped venison.
Even though the presentation was beautiful, it was undistinguishable if we were eating chicken or pheasant. While eating the pheasant, we discovered several sharp bone shards throughout the breast.
For both dishes, the flavors were all blended together and we missed having the opportunity of tasting wild game.
Also, while we were eating our dinner, we were approached by a third waiter. She asked us "did the food taste good?"....She seemed really clunky and out of place.
After dinner, we ordered a slice of carrot cake and a cup of coffee. One could not help but notice, that the sugar packets were a Kirkland brand, straight from Costco.
The final straw was when the waiter handed us our unfinished bottle of wine in a plastic grocery bag which he plopped in the middle of the table!
We would not recommend this restaurant. Your money would be better spent at the Crow's Nest or Ginger's.
The best gourmet food in Anchorage. Halibut was just right, lobster bisque perfect with fresh chilled lobster in middle. Don't pass up the crab cakes. The last three times to Marx vino was spectacular. Tip: Request vino that can stand up to the rich food, faves are petite syrah or shiraz.
As it is always the best place in Anch to eat. Small. Absolutely delicious. From the wine list The salads. The Bread. The Appetizers. Wine list . Main course. & delicious deserts. You will want to return often. Not Just just for a special occasion ❤️❤️❤️ Everything about Marx Bros Cafe.
Marx Bros is an absolutely charming venue and perfect for a romantic date night. This was the first time my husband and I have ever been to Marx Bros and we had such a lovely time while there. The staff was so friendly and attentive during our visit and the food was superb! We will definitely be planning another romantic date night there.
always exceeds expectations. Wine, food and service are excellent. Always a special menu item featuring something Alaskan. Alaskan seafood blended/seasoned with special taste. Jack, Van and the staff always make the evening memorable. Always recommend the Marx Bros!
Extremely disappointed to be seated in table next to door. Table was a bit wobbly (using knife to cut lamb was an adventure in trying to keep glasses etc on table) and feel like it was add on for extra space. Dinner partner had to move table so her chair could be near mine or there was no way we could have had any conversation at all. Reservations way in advance for our "night on the town."
Food was awesome, Everything I expected. Service was good but my experience colored by poor seating.
Everything about the Marx Bros. restaurant is first rate. The menu changes daily, featuring the best available seafood & meats. Fresh Alaskan oysters with. Pickled ginger relish was a very refreshing starter. The oysters were large and juicy. And the rack of venison entree was delicious. Served with the bone in, & cooked perfectly with spätzle & braised red cabbage, a mouthwatering treat. Dinner was topped off with a fresh berry crumble with homemade ice cream. A wonderful experience.
This restaurant has always been great. Quiet, great food, very good wine list, perhaps the best and in Town and it has what I call Anchorage patina. Elegant funk and real. Can't wait to go back. With in the last three weeks I have eaten at Hell's Backbone Grill (food as good but wine list not quite there though excellent none the less)Picasso and Micheal Mina in Vegas. Only Gino Ferraro's in Vegas was similar.
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