The Marq

4.4
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429 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
The Marq offers an ever-evolving, globally inspired menu of seasonal fare. Paired with our hand-crafted cocktails & dynamic wine list, we've got everything you deserve. We provide our guests a delicious, upscale, & easily approachable experience.

Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, business, and theater districts. Featuring a chic and modern decor, we offer several seating options from large communal tables, a comfortable lounge, high tables, bar seats, to low easily accessible tables. Sit back in our lounge and enjoy the view of Alexander Calder's Flamingo sculpture.
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food. Wonderful place for a team meal. Loved the food options

D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Worst chicken club I’ve ever had. Two pieces of bacon thrown on top of 1/4 chicken breast with a sad slice of tomato, shredded lettuce and some dressing- all in a burger bun! How is that a club sandwich? Fries over cooked and tasted like oil has not been changed in days. Will not return.

LG
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The corn risotto was excellent and very flavorful.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great drinks!

We will go back.

LT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Dinner before show. Traffic light due to early hour. Seating indoors and out. Sat indoors with family. Bar and wall TVs inside. Various items on menu. Fried chicken sandwich was flavorful and juicy. Also very big. Burger was ok. Summer goddess salad ok as well. They were out of the sticky ribs early evening on Saturday. Only 4 options for dessert and not very exciting. Service was good. Nothing to bring me back there. Ok fare.

MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was great. The service was decent. But they sat everyone right on top of each other. If you want to have a conversation it is almost impossible to not be overheard, or to hear everything the table next to you is saying. My husband and I were on an anniversary date and felt very uncomfortable having a conversation. It was an awkward setup, especially when there were so many open tables in the restaurant that weren't all on top of each other.

RO
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I love this place, definitely recommend. Good food, good atmosphere, great location. The menu changes seasonally too so it doesn't get boring.

OT
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The best thing The Marq has going for it is location. Always buzzing for lunch it is less crowded for dinner. This might change if the food was better. Right now it’s ok but not great and the service matches the not inspiring food. If you are on your way to Hamilton it’s close and has good choices for younger audience members.

RD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here based on reviews and was pleased beyond words. Salmon Ceviche was best ever, we also had the Corn Risotto with Chicken, and had the Salmon dinner.

Dishes, drinks and service were a “10”.....

MS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group of 8 went at the peak lunch hour. Service was prompt and our requests accommodated quickly.

C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and the food is amazing. I would highly recommend.

JB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I tried to make a noon reservation and they would only take 11:15 but the place was not full until well after noon - which aggravated me. THEN when we arrived the hostess asked how long we were staying which I thought was very rude. I will not be coming back

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great meal but the person who we were celebrating had their food messed up and they ended up not eating anything besides the appetizers. Everyone else’s food was great and the server was fantastic.

OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food, very noisy.

AL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Just too noisy for a business lunch.

JH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good for the loop at lunch. Very loud in there where I felt I had to shout the entire meal.

JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place for a business lunch. Attentive service, quality food, reasonable value.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved our meal here, enough to take a flyer on dessert, which turned out to be the only disappointment of the meal. Fried chicken sandwich, Caesar salad, Brussels sprouts, and lomo saltado were all delicious. Service was very good as well. Pleasant find.

b
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

We ordered chick
en salads and it they appeared to serve us canned chicken. Not a good idea.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Food was excellent but had to wait 1.5 hours for a burger

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything!

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We were at the Marc to celebrate a birthday, and for a pre-show dinner since we were attending a play a block away. It took us awhile to be seated and have our orders taken, so despite our reservation we were quite rushed and could not finish dinner or have coffee or desert. They brought our birthday boy’s cake as we were running out the door to make the show. So, overall good food but poor service at a restaurant within the theatre district when the waitress was aware of our show start time.

LL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The Marq is always so great! Service was a bit slow but I imagine it was because it was a nice day out in Chicago. My hamburger unfortunately was a bit salty. Appetizer was good which was the chicken and bacon bits with a great dip! Great ambience and they did apologize for the delay. Try their whipped ricotta!

j
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Chicken sandwich looked great. I had Greek salad with salmon. It’s expensive and the salmon was not charred enough. Salad has kale and needs to be chopped smaller.

AG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were great

l
Chicago
162 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was a last minute restaurant selection for us in the Loop, where we live, but have not yet thoroughly explored. The 3 of us were able to meet our very different meal preferences - for me the salmon entree was appealing, and good, but not something to die over. The green goddess side salad was very good. My husband chose an appetizer, FRENCH CHICKEN WONTONS, & PAPAS A LA DIABLA side dish, and loved both! My son went with the scallops entree and said it was very good but not outstanding. Service was very good. So, overall I gave The Marq 4 stars. The 3 of us shared the cheesecake, which was large enough to share. It was very good, but not to die for. Wines are pretty pricey. My husband and I had the cheapest red wine, which was the malbec, at $10/glass.

D
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Service was very good. Food was very good too.

A
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I met a friend for lunch here - neither of us had been there before. We both ordered the salmon cake sandwich, which was good. Service was fine. There was nothing outstanding about the experience, but there was nothing to complain about either. I would dine there again.

M
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great patio! Staff was super accommodating to our large group and everyone loved their food and cocktails! Would come back!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was good, but we weren’t wowed. Enjoyed the ambiance of the nicely decorated scene in a beautiful part of town. Service was pretty good, food was tasty but while it was perfectly satisfactory overall, we weren’t wowed.

i
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always very good food and service. A great pre-theatre or pre-symphony place for a really good but light dinner.

GD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Dinner before Hamilton

DP
Grand Rapids
40 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The poutine was good, but nothing special.
The burger was very good, everything you could hope for in a juicy flavorful sandwich.

JP
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Portions are huge, would share in future.
Service was terrific, thanks Laura and Lauren!

PS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited the Marq for a friend's birthday. At the time of the reservation through OpenTable, I mentioned that. Our waitress brought us a nice sized piece of Turtle Cheesecake with a candle and three forks which was nice enough but then we weren't charged for it! Everything was great but the service was outstanding.

LG
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice bar area. As expected, full at lunchtime on Friday. Glad I made a reservation. First time ordering falafel here. Serving size was good, had good flavor, but were a little dry.

JA
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We got there a little before our reservation and snagged an outdoor table on one of the first warm, sunny days in Chicago. Yay! Service was excellent. My salad was ok, not special, the grilled salmon on it was delicious. However my guests “Greek” salad was very, very sparse on any ingredient except lettuce and onions.

t
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shannon was great and food excellent. Wonderful complimentary dessert for our anniversary!! Perfect pre theater lunch

LL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I came here for lunch with a friend, and have to say that their fried chicken sandwich is to LIVE for!

1
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good for after work.

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