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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. Café) 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.

Conveniently located at:
627 W 3rd Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501

Dinner Only
5:00 pm–9:00 pm



Crawfish & Crab Cake

With Cajun remoulade ~ 20


Alaska Oysters

On the half shell with pepper vodka-pickled ginger

sorbet ~ 20

Foie Gras Torchon

Classic foi gras preparation on brioche toast with house made orange marmalade ~20

House Made Gnocchi

Blue cheese mornay, king crab and capicola crisp ~19

Lobster Bisque

Garnished with a crab salad and crème fraiche ~ 20

Neapolitan Seafood Mousse

Layers of smoked salmon, smoked halibut and Maine lobster with sturgeon and trout caviar and brioche toast 17.50


Melitzano Salata

Roasted eggplant pâté with pita bread, pepperoncini peppers and Greek olives ~ 15






Van's Caesar Salad* 

Our version of the Tijuana classic; prepared tableside for two or more  ~ 18p


Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted beets,on watercress with mascarpone cream, toasted pistachios, chevre and beet vinaigrette  ~12



 Seared Kodiak Scallops

Paquillla pepper-truffle veloute, house made pasta ,
roasted hedgehog mushrooms  and Perigord truffle  ~50

Line Caught Southeast Alaska King Salmon

Saffron risotto, grilled asparagus and saffron sauce ~ 50


Tea Smoked Duck

Peking style duck smoked over black tea with
coriander scented rice and vegetable stir fry ~ 45


Filet Mignon*

Port demiglace, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus, baby carrots and mashed Yukon Gold potatoes ~ 50

Wagyu New York

8+ MBS wagyu with caramelized onion and mushroom confit, fondant potatoes, asparagus and baby carrots ~ 95

Honey Glazed Loin of  New Zealand Venison

With currant-port demiglace, ratatouille and grilled asparagus 55

Braised Wagyu Short Ribs

A rich Northern Italian ragu with house made pappardelle
and finished with house made ricotta ~ 55


We are proud to be a member of Seafood Watch Serving only wild-caught sustainable seafood


An 18% gratuity will be added for parties of 5 or more 


Executive Chef ~ Jack Amon

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