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Marx Brothers Cafe

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627 W 3rd Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
907-278-2133
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Description:

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.

"...The best restaurant in Alaska." The Anchorage Daily News

"(The Marx Bros. Caf) has probably done more for advancing Alaska's culinary appreciation than any other single restaurant." Diversion Magazine

"The little house on Third Avenue consistently offers the freshest, most innovative, exciting dishes to be had in the state..." The Anchorage Daily News). No wonder Pacific Northwest Magazine's readers picked the Marx Bros. Cafe as their favorite restaurant in 1991.

Our History -

By 1979, Jack Amon, Van Hale, Ken Brown and Bob Schmidt had made quite a name for themselves in Anchorage's culinary scene - even if that name was a mouthful! Together, they had created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday - a weekly event of food and wine at the Jade Room. Off nights, they catered festivals and events under the name of The Spaceway Sausage Company.

In the hours after their final dinner on April 1, 1979, they moved their operation and all its accoutrements to a little house on Third Avenue. The night of the move was spiced with the intrigue and chaos of sleep deprivation and disputed ownership, and anyone walking in on the scene would have thought they were on the set of the old Marx Brother's movie, "A Night at the Opera." Nevertheless, they survived the night and named their restaurant the Marx Brother's Caf - officially opening the doors on October 18, 1979. Over the past 30 years the Marx Bros. Caf has grown into an elegant establishment acclaimed by tourists and critics and coveted by locals.

Since 1999 The Marx Bros has been the exclusive caterer at the Anchorage Museum. In June 2009 The Marx Bros. opened Muse a hundred seat restaurant in the expanded Anchorage Museum.

The Facility -

Original town site house built in 1916 by the Alaska Railroad for management personnel.

Capacity: 46 seats (large room - 36, small room - 10)

Services: Catering for wedding receptions, holiday parties, and a wide variety of events by Marx Bros.



Hours:


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: May thru Sept:. 5:30pm - 10:00pm / Sept. thru May: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday: May thru Sept:. 5:30pm - 10:00pm / Sept. thru May: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Thursday: May thru Sept:. 5:30pm - 10:00pm / Sept. thru May: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday: Year round 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Saturday: Year round 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: Closed


Type of Meals Served:


The Marx Bros. Caf 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.

Price Range:

$$$$ over 30 per meal

Payment Options:

Cash, Credit


Reservations:


recommended

Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: May thru Sept:. 5:30pm - 10:00pm / Sept. thru May: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday: May thru Sept:. 5:30pm - 10:00pm / Sept. thru May: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday: May thru Sept:. 5:30pm - 10:00pm / Sept. thru May: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday: Year round 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: Year round 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Type of Meals Served:

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.

Price Range:

$$$$ over 30 per meal

Payment Options:

Cash, Credit

Reservations:

recommended

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  • Marx Brothers Cafe - Food - Casual Elegant - City-wide Photo
  • Marx Brothers Cafe - Food - Casual Elegant - City-wide Photo
  • Marx Brothers Cafe - Food - Casual Elegant - City-wide Photo
  • Marx Brothers Cafe - Food - Casual Elegant - City-wide Photo
  • Marx Brothers Cafe - Food - Casual Elegant - City-wide Photo
  • Marx Brothers Cafe - Food - Casual Elegant - City-wide Photo
  • Marx Brothers Cafe - Food - Casual Elegant - City-wide Photo
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