Marisol at the MCA
Happy Hour, Tuesday-Friday, 4-6pm
$7 wines, cocktails, and draft beer, deals on bar snacks.
The museum is free for all Illinois residents on Tuesdays.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: 16 January 2020
Ends: 17 January 2119
Availability: Tue-Fri 16:00-18:00
Fantastic food and very friendly service in a unique atmosphere. We were able to go right into the Museum after brunch. A great way to start the day.
Thought the food was just fair.
Whenever we visit Chicago we make a point to go to MCA and try to include a meal at Marisol. The food is delicious, creative and more than you would expect from a museum restaurant. This visit was no different. Our server was lovely. He went out of his way to describe the specialness of the dishes we ordered. It was the perfect way to start a rainy day at the museum!
Great evening at Marisol. Everything was wonderful, from starters to dessert. Nice, quiet ambience, super-friendly staff.
I have been dining at Marisol for several years, so I have some experience. The food is starting to wear on me. I long ago burned out on the sunflower hummus. And I had a pasta dish this time, malfede with duck and prunes that was just positively unctuous. And I do mean greasy. I think the menu needs a serious look, and get away from what I call the Chicago slick, just add a layer of unnecessary fat to make it ostensibly yummy. Let’s get back to basics, but I will say the salads were good. But too much Parmesan in the Marisol salad. The Chicago slick in action. Anyway that’s my two cents I’m going to give this place a rest. Although I do love the donuts at brunch
Honestly, the food is some of the very best we've had all year. The chef has a very deft hand with blending and layering flavors, and each item is different and interesting. The staff could not be nicer --- particularly the hostess, who helped us switch a tangled reservation and dealt with everyone in such a genuinely pleasant way...she gives a great first impression to the restaurant. The staff who bring water and clear tables were also super helpful and friendly. It was just a terrific experience.
Fabulous, inventive menu with lovely choices. This is my second time in a few weeks, and it is now my Loop/Magnificent mile go-to for dinner. Delightful ambiance, perfectly situated for going to other Loop activities (we went to Looking Glass Theatre after dinner) and delicious cocktails, too! Win,win,win, win!
MARISOL IS the perfect place to impress a new somebody special. Go to the MCA and eat at Marisol or go to Looking Glass theater for a play and eat before.
Great drink options if you choose happy hour. Committed staff. Food is always top notch especially the fried quail and sun flower hummus. Yummy
My wife have been 4 times and have never been disappointed.
Excellent lunch. The Marisol salad (with chicken) was beautifully presented and delicious - almost a work of art itself. The roasted red pepper soup was also tasty and a very generous serving. Very professional and friendly waitress.
Food and service was excellent, waitress was kind and knowledgeable. Will return!
Marisol is a real treat. The food is unusual and tasty. Wonderful flavor combinations. Highly recommend. Nice wait staff. Quiet atmosphere. Fun to be in the modern art museum.
Good food and location. It is noisy when busy.
Superb and delish in cool setting. Great innovative menu. Loved it.
We have visited Marisol several times for brunch with friends from out of town. Service and food are always good and it always adds that you can visit the museum afterwards.
Poor service. Our order was lost.
Great food - some of the best in the city - and truly exceptional service. Thanks!
Took too long to order and check out. But food was good and not as noise level was just about right.
Great service and food. Fun atmosphere for people watching!
Very knowledgeable waiter. Great atmosphere
This is one of my new favorite restaurants in Chicago! The food, service, and ambience are all incredible! My husband brought me here for my birthday dinner and it made for a wonderful date night. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to make the evening feel special. This place has a great range of foods for all palates, including a bunch of creative vegetarian-friendly options. The Octopus was wonderful as well and it looked like a work of art. We will definitely be back!
Very attentive service and outstanding food- really outstanding experience!
Server forgot to bring our olives. But the host made up for it and did bring them to us and not charge us.
Wait staff person Als felt like she was rushing us out the door and it wasn’t crowded. She seem to grow more and more disinterested and almost discourteous.
The food was very good but these other two parts of our experience were negative.
It’s a great pre-theater spot, great location, so pretty & tons of parking options. The menu seems to change with the seasons so you always get to try something new!
Absolutely loved the fun brunch and really enjoyed the unique open concept seating
Great place! Everything was lovely.
The drag brunch story time was fabulous and would do it again and again! Keep going!🌈🌈🌈
Everything was great. Food, service, and location, as we then enjoyed some art at the MCA
Great food with informed service and a great beverage list in a beautiful space. What more could you ask for!
I took a girlfriend there for her birthday celebration. We both enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. Favorites were the octopus and the scallops which looked like Art and tasted amazing, and of course the sunflower hummus which I must order every time I am there! We also had the fried quail and the squash (which they made by mistake but gave it to us for free). I was surprised the place wasn’t packed. Will have to return with my husband next time. Service was incredible by the way. Overall a fantastic experience. Highly recommended.
I love this place. The food is delicious and the space delightful. We’ve been many times and the only negative is that the food seems to come out randomly. You don’t usually get things in the order you requested them and there’s a lack of rhythm in how the food comes out. Oftentimes you’re waiting longer than expected between courses. That could use some attention.
Love the place- have been there half a dozen times and never disappointed.
Had brunch. 2 of us got served and then the other 2 had to wait 25 minutes for their food. We kept having to flag down the waitress to ask about it. My granola was a dollop of yogurt with a giant bowl of granola. Strange.
Hi Susan, Thank you for sharing your experience with us—my sincere apologies that the timing, service, & presentation of your meal was below standards. I will speak with our chefs & our service staff to work on improving our brunch food & service. I hope you will join us again soon—thank you. —Simon K., general manager at Marsiol
Delicious dinner at a beautiful space.
Tasty creative & layered flavors true to form for Cafe Lula team. Good luck!
Warm and lively atmosphere. Great service. Love,love the sunflower seed humus! My cocktail was excellent.
Delightful way to spend time at the museum, with lunch at Marisol capping or starting the visit.
The menu is relatively limited but the dishes are stylishly presented and heads and shoulders above
expectations. Atmosphere is comfortable and conversation-friendly. Service during our lunch was
dreadfully slow, but perhaps that was an aberation.
This was our third meal at Marisol in a many weeks. Each time, I've ordered the Marisol salad which is a gastronomic wonder! (It's big enough to be an entire meal, but not if you're really hungry and need a blast of protein.) Their choice of vermouths bears exploring - we're both addicted to the one with rhubarb, cardamom and ginger. Amazing! Their pasta dishes are juicy revelations and the hummous is not to be missed. LOVE Marisol!
A sumptuously beautiful space matched by delicious food. I'd been there when it first opened and found it way too noisy. Two year later, it's less of a scene, so the noise level is OK especially on weeknights.
Such a beautiful space, the food was delicious and the serving sizes were generous. The service was excellent as well.
We had a great meal with outstanding service. We prefer to eat vegetarian or vegan and had some nice choices. Short but interesting wine list. The fact that MCA offers free coat check is a plus.