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Marcel's dress code?

terpfan101 | | Feb 24, 2011 03:31 PM

Hello all. I made a post a few weeks ago about picking a restaurant when I have $250 to spend. I decided on Marcel's and have a reservation there this weekend. I was wondering about the dress code as I got one answer in the other thread. Jackets are required according to their website. I read this on the Washington Post's website

"Dress codes survive in the District, even in a recession, because diners understand that what you wear signifies who you are, says Robert Wiedmaier, the chef owner at Marcel's on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. "I don't turn people away if they don't have a tie on, but if you come without a suit and tie, you feel stupid.""

So it sounds like I should wear a suit and tie. What about my girlfriend? What do females typically wear there? Anyway thanks in advance for the advice. I can't wait to try Marcel's!

PS. Any recommendations for excellent dishes/desserts there are appreciated!

2401 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20037