Marx Bros Cafe

4.8
1339 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! Loved the Cesar salad and rack of lamb. My 2nd experience and will go again.

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Birthday
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a special evening. Excellent and friendly service, fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best Caesar salad ever. One of the best meals I’ve ever had . Love this place !

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful. Oyster appetizer with ginger sorbet was a combination I’ve never had before but went beautifully together. Van’s Caesar salad was as good as we remembered. Our halibut and shrimp entree’s were perfectly cooked. Enjoyed a variety of quality wines by the glass and delectable desserts. Highly recommend.

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MaryP
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For almost 40 years Marx Bros has been my absolute favorite restaurant n Anchorage! And, it did not disappoint last night. Van’s Caesar salad prepared table side has always been “to die for!” The halibut Olympia melted n my mouth……the sauce exquisite.
Some may consider it pricey but it’s worth every nickel!!

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Dave
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a very great place to have a nice quiet romantic dinner with my wife of 57 years. We have known Jack and van for quite some time and thoroughly enjoy their company and their food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good but not as much I expected. A little expensive more than Los Angeles nice restaurants.

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vipPhilD
Anchorage
42 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful salmon and osso bucco. Lobster bisque was great when on the menu. But all things on menu are recommended.

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EricO
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and great service. Owner made ceaser salad table side that was the best I've ever had.

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KyleK
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down one of the best dining experiences I have ever had in my life. Be sure to try the cheesecake - it is absolutely delightful..imagine the best vanilla ice cream you’ve ever had in a cheesecake form.

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DrXPC
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marx Brothers serves absolutely splendid food and wonderful wines in an intimate setting.

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HCTECH
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my #1 top choice in a town with many really good restaurants. They are noted for the Ceaser salad made from scratch at the table and it is phenomenal. But so is the rest of the food. This time we had the King crab stuffed halibut and it was served with thin, tender green beans and spinach that was served with a Vinaigrette dressing. As always, everything was superb and the Halibut was exceptional. Perfectly cooked (and it's really easy to overcook that fish). Even next to top restaurants like Kincaid Grill and Jen's, I have to give the top nod to Marx Bros.

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and service. A little noisy in the area we sat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, service and wine

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vipLogistician
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marx Brothers Cafe is an excellent place to have a quiet intimate meal. The service, food and ambience are excellent. You are treated as a valued personal client which is rare these days. You cannot go wrong by dining here.

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vipJenn
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time capsule ambience, super nice staff and very good entrees.

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DarrylM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great attentive service. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We were underwhelmed by the experience. Appetizers did not have any flare, tasted bland, presentation was very poor. We had a bisque and eggplant salata. For dinner we split macadamia crusted halibut. Fish was dry, garnish was over cooked, vegetables turned brown and lost all of their flavors and texture. More so, the garnish did not complement the fish. Presentation was also very poor. I was looking forward to this dinner as it has been a few years since my last visit. The restaurant has been the community staple for years, it is unfortunate our experience did not live up to the expectations.

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Greg
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seating was very tight.

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AVCSH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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AndrewH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Our thanks to Van & Jack

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Marx Bros is a wonderful dining experience. It's one of those unique places that you will always walk away saying, "there is no way I could have ever created these dishes at home. It was well worth the expense." Each plate has something satisfying about it. Flavors you wouldn't think about combining, or it's prepared in an unexpected way. Highly recommend. Go be surprised!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, outstanding food cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Favorite spot in Anchorage.

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vipTeresaM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Marx Bros for our last night in Alaska & it was the best meal we had during our 2 week vacation throughout Alaska.
We loved the house special Cesar salad, prepared table side and the macadamia crusted halibut was to die for! Antonio our waiter was wonderful & attentive! We would definitely return.
Highly recommend!

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Francie
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to the outstanding food, the friendly staff made it a very special dinner. We will definitely return.

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NateW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience you can have in Anchorage.

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MikeA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night for our anniversary.

The food was amazing - portions were good and it tasted great - appetizer to dessert.

The service was the best I've had in Alaska.

We will definitely go again.

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Lisa
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner here. The restaurant is in a small house so the seating is quite quaint. Our meals - salmon and halibut were delicious. The flavors stood out, the fish was cooked perfectly and the vegetables / grains complemented the dish very well. We finished our meal with the berry crisp and enjoyed that too. The flavor of the berries jumped out.
The servers and owners paid attention to detail and were very attentive. The owners were present and made us feel at home. If we lived in Anchorage we would definitely return for future meals.

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AlaskaFoodie1
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and expert staff.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing everything. Must try the caesar salad!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 48th anniversary and had wonderful meal with great service. When we ordered dessert it came with lighted candles for our celebration and was provided free with management’s compliments! Great evening!

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vipDough
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! From the salmon mousse to the table side Caesar to the salmon and halibut to the chocolate mousse…excellent

(Nice wines too!)

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KeatonAK
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in Alaska for 40 years and have always wanted to try the Marx Brothers, but I never found the occasion. I finally just went with a good friend and the experience was great. The prices were a little on the high side but the quality is on par with the best in the state. I also think that is also due to the economy we find ourselves in. Overall I would highly recommend the Marx Brothers Café!

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MalenyL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was were good and the environment was very peaceful and pleasant

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! The owner came and introduced himself and asked how everything was which was very kind and impressive.

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SharonH
San Francisco
6 reviews