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Marcel's Lounge Completes Major Revamp

By Rina Rapuano | December 10, 2013 By Rina Rapuano  |  December 10, 2013
Photo by: Scott Suchman

Chef Robert Wiedmaier's flagship fine dining room, Marcel’s, has a stunning new lounge area that skews much more modern than its previous look. The lounge was closed from the end of August through September 5 for the major changes, with the finishing touches completed as of this month. Check out these before and after photos to get an idea of just how much the room has improved with the bright and beautiful changes (202-296-1166).

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  • This is how the lounge looked before the striking changes were made.

  • Photo by: Scott Suchman

    Here is the space's new look, complete with white-leather covered barstools and chairs contrasting nicely with the dark wood. There is also new carpeting, and the cabinets displaying Marcel's crystal have been replaced with open glass shelving against a mirrored background.  

  • The piano is now gone.

  • Photo by: Scott Suchman

    It has been replaced by a white leather sectional sofa. 

  • Photo by: Scott Suchman

    Chef/owner Robert Wiedmaier shows off the updates, which include a new grey, polished-marble bar. Wiedmaier also owns Brasserie Beck, Brabo and Mussel Bar & Grille, among restaurants. 

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Belgian West End
Food27 Decor26 Service26 Cost$103
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Brabo

Belgian Alexandria
Food26 Decor23 Service23 Cost$64
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Mussel Bar & Grille

Belgian Bethesda
Food21 Decor19 Service21 Cost$35
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Brasserie Beck

Belgian Downtown
Food25 Decor22 Service23 Cost$49

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