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


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


Melitzano Salata

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

Foie Gras Torchon

Filled with fresh Perigord truffle with
brioche toast and grape-brussels sprouts slaw 19


Alaskan Oysters

On the half shell with pepper vodka ginger sorbet ~ 18




Van's Caesar Salad* 

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

Blue Cheese Salad

Assorted baby greens, candied walnuts, sun dried tomatoes and blue cheese dressing ~10





Crab Stuffed Halibut Olympia

Fresh Alaska halibut with a king crab Olympia topping,
lemon caper velouté ~ 50


Pan Seared Kodiak Scallops

Roasted vegetable tomato sauce, Mt. Athos green olives
and house made fettuccine ~ 45


Tea Smoked Duck

Peking style duck smoked over black tea with
coriander scented rice and vegetable stir fry~ 40


Hibachi Grilled Wagyu NY Strip

Served with Yukon potato hash, Brussels and onion jam  ~ 55

Pan Seared Filet Mignon

Perigord truffle butter veal  glace
and gratin of Yukon gold potatoes ~ 45

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Israeli couscous, fig balsamic reduction,
grilled artichoke and peppadew peppers ~ 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