Marcel's Lounge Completes Major Revamp

By Rina Rapuano  |  December 10, 2013
Credit: 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).

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

  • Credit: 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.

  • Credit: Scott Suchman

    It has been replaced by a white leather sectional sofa. 

  • Credit: 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.