Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The Marx Bros. Cafe

627 W. Third Ave. (F St.) Send to Phone
907-278-2133 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
You’ll feel like an invited guest in this intimate restaurant with warm service.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

The Marx Bros. Cafe, Anchorage, AK

The Marx Bros. Cafe Restaurant Review

: It might be easy to overlook this unassuming little bungalow as you walk down Third Avenue, but that would be a mistake. Since 1979, the Anchorage landmark has been home to The Marx Bros. Café. Van Hale greets guests at the front door while executive chef Dean Spooner mans the kitchen, creating dishes using local ingredients as well as exotic specialties. Start with Van’s Caesar salad, made tableside by Hale himself. Renowned for inventive preparations of fresh Alaskan seafood, Marx Bros.’ menu includes “halibut macadamia” with a mild coconut curry sauce, mango chutney and jasmine rice, but you’ll also encounter grilled elk loin accompanied by purple potato au gratin, crispy leeks and a raspberry gastrique. Desserts have broad appeal, especially the triple chocolate cake served with a house-made pistachio ice cream, or the rum and coffee-soaked tiramisu ladyfingers. The wine list, featuring selections from around the world in every price range, includes a tempting variety of half bottles.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.