Marx Bros. Café, Anchorage
Anchorage , Alaska
Tel: 907 278 2133
Concierge.com's insider take:
A meal at Marx Bros. Café, a 14-table restaurant in a converted house near the water in downtown Anchorage, has the feeling of a dinner party—if the home cook trained at top culinary schools. The market-based menu can change dramatically from day to day, but count on straight-off-the-boat fish and interesting pairings, such as halibut in a coconut curry sauce or ostrich in a risotto accented with Syrian sumac. Expect the unexpected, trust the chef, and you won't be disappointed. As Marx Bros. Café is one of Anchorage's most sought-after reservations—it's usually filled with locals celebrating special occasions—you'll want to call a day or two in advance. The owners also run Muse a small restaurant inside the Anchorage Museum that's great for a quick lunch downtown.—Edward Readicker-Henderson
Open Thursdays through Saturdays 5:30 to 10 pm, May through September.