Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take reservations?
Starting Thursday, October 3rd Marvin is thrilled to announce that we are now offering reservations through Resy for our live music bistro and bar. Resy will allow us to continue to improve the dining experience through their hospitality-driven technology. You can book directly from Resy’s website, the Resy App. We will not be taking reservations or cancellations over the phone but our team, as always, is available for any questions you may have. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-797-7171. We are looking forward to having you dine again at Marvin and hope to see you soon!
To book reservation via Resy please click here .
Where are you located?
We are a few steps from the corner of 14th and U streets NW at 2007 14th St NW Washington, DC.
What are your hours?
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 5 pm- 2 am
Tuesday: We are seasonally closed on Tuesday and will open again in Spring.
Wednesday: 5 pm-12 am
Saturday and Sunday: 4 pm-2 am
Monday and Thursday : 6 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed and available for private events
Friday and Saturday: 6 pm-11:30 pm
What is the closest metro station?
The nearest metro station is the U Street /African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo stop on the Green and Yellow lines. When you leave from the 13th St and U St exit, with the stop on your left, walk toward 14th St on U St. Turn right on 14th St and we will be a few businesses up on your right.
What are my parking options?
During the week there is limited street parking available in the immediate area. Parking is extremely limited during the weekend and using public transportation, cab, or car service is strongly suggested.
If you do decide to drive, there is a parking garage directly across the street at the Franklin D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs at 2000 14th St NW. The entrance for the parking garage is located between 14th and 15th streets NW on U St NW. Sunday through Wednesday, the fee is $10 and Thursday through Saturday it is $15. The hours are the following:
When is your happy hour and what specials do you offer?
Happy hour is Monday-Friday, open-7:00 pm. We offer the following specials during those hours:
$4 Draft Stella
$5 Rail cocktails
$6 Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc
$7 Tito’s, Jameson and Milagro Silver
Food and Beverage
$6 Mac and Cheese Croquettes
$10 Chicken Fried Oysters
$12 Crab Cakes
$8 Mariniere Mussels
$11 Red Curry Mussels
$11 Smoked Baby Back Ribs
$13 Marvin Burger
$12 Tim Burger
Is there a dress code?
No. Come as you are but we do suggest dressing cute.
Do you offer bottle or table service?
No, but we do have private event space available for rental ( see below for more details ). Additionally, we have bottles of wine and champagne available for purchase.
What spaces are available for private events?
We can accommodate many different types of events and have multiple rooms, both indoor and outdoor, to choose from. We frequently host cocktail parties, sit-down dinners, film screenings, weddings and receptions, corporate parties, and more. Please reach out to our events coordinator at email@example.com for more information. A general description of available spaces is as follows:
Private Dining Room
Our private dining room can accommodate intimate gatherings of 20-40 from 5-10 pm.
A portion of our roof deck is available for groups of 40-60 people.
Our Lounge can accommodate groups of 40-75. It features vaulted ceilings, an overhead projector for film screenings or presentations, and ample space for dancing or networking.
To reserve a space, please contact our Private Events Coordinator by calling (202) 797-7171 , Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the date, time, and size of your event. We will get back to you as soon as possible with information regarding availability and pricing. For the fastest response we suggest email.
Are there gluten-free/pescatarian/vegetarian/vegan options on the menu?
We serve many dishes suitable for those with dietary restrictions, though offerings will change as our menu changes frequently. Be sure to let your bartender know of any allergies or restrictions you have before you order, and we will be happy to accommodate you.
I've lost an item. Who can I contact to see if you've found it and when can I pick it up?
Lost and found pick up time will be 12 pm- 4 pm, Monday- Friday. Call 202-797-7171 email@example.com to coordinate a time to pick up. The best time to call to inquire after lost items is from 12 pm to 6pm, Mon-Fri.
I've lost/ left a credit card. Who can I contact to see if you've found it and when can I pick it ip?
Call 202-797-7171 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm we have your credit card. The best time to call to inquire after lost items is from 12 pm to 6pm, Mon-Fri. Credit cards can be picked up from 5 pm- 10 pm, Monday- Friday.
There is a discrepancy on my bill. What should I do to fix it?
Please call (202) 797-7171 or email email@example.com for a fast resolve. If you call after 5 pm, we are unable to resolve issues of that nature.