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 Gravlax

Dill cured Copper River sockeye salmon, buckwheat blini, honey mustard and sour cream dill sauces, Garnished with caviar ~ 19

Alaska Oysters

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


Sauteed Halibut Cheeks

Spicy Chinese black bean-ginger beurre blanc~ 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 ~ 15






Van's Caesar Salad* 

Our version of the Tijuana classic; prepared tableside for two or more  ~ 16p


Garden Salad

Assorted baby greens, candied walnuts,
Balsamic marinated strawberries and champagne vinaigrette~10



Macadamia Crusted Halibut

With Thai coconut curry, mango chutney, tuxedo rice
and baby bok choy stir fry ~ 55

Rockfish en Papillote

Baked in a parchment case with king crab
and spot shrimp in a rich scallion wine sauce ~ 50

Line Caught Southeast Alaska King Salmon

Paquilla pepper vinaigrette, quinoa tabouleh
and roasted cauliflower~ 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

Roasted Rack of Lamb*

With Israeli couscous salad, sautéed morel mushrooms and mint-garlic infused olive oil ~ 50

Loin of Venison

With huckleberry demiglace, smashed fingerling potatoes,
fennel- Brussels sprout and candied bacon confit~ 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