Marcus Samuelsson debuts DC restaurant

January 31, 2017

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson has teamed up with MGM Resorts International to open his first restaurant in Washington, D.C., at the MGM National Harbor, which opened in Oxon Hill, Md., in December. 

The restaurant, named Marcus, is open 24 hours a day and provides in-room dining at the 308-room hotel as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner service in an 84-seat dining room and 21-seat bar, all overseen on a day-to-day basis by executive chef David Sears. 

Samuelsson, who is based in New York and was raised in Sweden, recently discussed imbuing the new project with local flavor.

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