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
Tue & Wed 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm


House Made Gnocchi

Potato dumplings with Alaskan red king crab, crispy capicola and sweet gorgonzola mornay ~ 19

Alaska Oysters

On the half shell with
pepper vodka-pickled ginger sorbet ~18

Neapolitan Seafood Mousse

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


Lobster Bisque

Rich lobster bisque garnished with king crab-truffle salad ~18



Melitzano Salata

Roasted eggplant pâté with pita bread, pepperoncini peppers and Greek olives ~ 12.5 




Van's Caesar Salad* 

Our version of the Tijuana classic; prepared tableside for two or more  ~ 14.5pp


Blue Cheese Salad

Assorted lettuces, with roasted tomatoes,
candied walnuts and blue cheese dressing  $10


Seared Kodiak Scallops

With roasted butternut squash puree, shaved carrot-parsnip salad, sautéed  Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and birch gastrique 45


Alaska Seafood Pasta

Alaska spot shrimp, and halibut cheeks tossed
in a roasted vegetable-tomato sauce with house made pappardelle, olive tapanade and shaved imported Italian pecorino 45


Tea Smoked Duck

Peking style duck smoked over black tea with
soba noodle salad and vegetable stir fry~ 40


Pan-Seared Filet Mignon

Roasted apple demiglace, foie gras butter, gratin Yukon gold potatoes, asparagus and baby carrots ~ 45


Pan Seared Rack of Lamb

Fried risotto cake, grape relish and roasted vegetable ratatouille   ~ 45



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 

*Alaska Dept of Health states that raw or undercooked foods may pose health risks



Executive Chef ~ Jack Amon
Chef de Cuisine ~ John D'Elia