The Marq

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402 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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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Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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!

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New England
3 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.

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i
Milwaukee
46 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.

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

Dinner before Hamilton

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DP
Grand Rapids
37 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.

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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!

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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.

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LG
Chicago
72 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.

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JA
Chicago
23 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.

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t
Tampa
38 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

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LL
Chicago
12 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!

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

Good for after work.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Maria the server! Food was good as always, did take a bit to come out but service and quality made up for it :)

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ED
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We were there to celebrate our daughter's graduation from RU and the noise level is very high and made it hard to talk and enjoy dinner. The food is very good though! And, the drinks too ;-)

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D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for lunch with work friends!

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ID
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an excellent bang for your buck. It seems like the after work crowd frequents here so it may get busy around 5:30 - 6:30, but if you have reservations it should be fine. 10/10 would come again!

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W
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great for eats & drinks before theater. Great people watching if you are seated along windows

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SB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The steak on the salad was not cooked medium well as ordered. Also the “steak knives” given to cut steak are less than adequate. It’s a major arm work out to cut the steak.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Brussel sprouts were phenomenal!! So were the scallops and the cheesecake. We tried to order the mushroom risotto, but apparently they ran out. Ordered the burger instead and was pretty disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was nice and the food was decent. Not a bad place to eat, but not in a hurry to go back.

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DP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Our server was attentive and able to answer our questions about menu items. Food and drinks were promptly served. A little louder than my expectations.

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EA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service good food! Great happy hour atmosphere.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience!

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AO
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fast, friendly service (with a great cocktail menu to boot). Would definitely recommend for a post-work happy hour or dinner spot!

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m
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent at the Marq, the food menu is great and the food matched it. Lots of good drink options too!

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The poutine was great but not like it is in Canada. Vegan burger was great. But would not recommend the fried chicken burger. Great ambience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very small salad for $12. Why include an oily grilled lemon and then give you no place to put it?

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T
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was wonderful. The sausage was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was tasty. Service was really good. But, was pretty loud for conversation.

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J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the prices are very reasonable. Great for a business lunch.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in a rush to get to a show and the staff was amazing to make our experience wonderful and get us on our way in time. Great food!

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W
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The menu was limited, but the food was good.

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Y
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First things first. We were promptly seated, and greeted by our waitress.
I let her know that unfortunately we were pressed for time, so anything she could do to help expedite our departure in about 50 minutes would be appreciated, and to that end she did.
I do wish we had some more time to enjoy the venue, however, traffic and my poor planning were detrimental to the overall experience.
That being said, the waitstaff was friendly, and the food was amazing.
We decided to have a few appetizers with soup and salad, and omit the main course. We indulged in HONEY WHIPPED RICOTTA ( house-made whipped ricotta, honey, balsamic glaze, grilled ciabatta ), which was a million times better than I had expected {{we usually order items we have never tried before, and were a little hesitant on our order}} and we also ordered a SALMON CEVICHE (raw citrus marinated salmon, shaved fennel, apple, jalapeño, radish, avocado, cucumber, shallot, mint, cilantro, tortilla chips (peanut oil)

These were truly wonderful appetizers, and plentiful in the amount of food presented.

The Tomato soup with heavy cream was delicious.

We enjoyed two different side portions of salad, which were enough to fill us up. I can't imagine a full-size serving of either.
BEET (arugula, roasted beets, ricotta salata, dried cranberries, radish, walnuts, orange vinaigrette)
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GREEK (kale, red quinoa, grape tomatoes, pickled red onion, cucumbers, kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, grilled lemon, greek vinaigrette)
These were served in large mugs or small bowls, and they were truly packed. Just the right amount.
They were out of one of the dishes I wanted to try, but I hope to go back and try it again.

Perhaps without my rush and poor planning, the meal items would have been served in the order we wanted, and the waitress wouldn't have panicked trying to get us out on time, but I do appreciate her efforts and will gladly recommend this establishment!

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LI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was there for lunch on a Saturday. It was good, but not great. Nothing wrong with the food, just nothing special.

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A
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good spot to grab a quick downtown lunch - the food was good, the service was okay.

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ER
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Back glass door distracts from the ambiance, feels like a bar a grill. Otherwise great food!

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K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Giving the service one star is generous. There is dire need of training of the servers as well as there was no visible manager on site to talk to about a mediocre-at-best client meal there. We will not be returning here.

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SB
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice venue, interesting menu options. The meal was good, it felt a bit rushed but I imagined that they were trying to seat as many people during the lunch hour

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall my experience was great! The ambiance was really nice inside. Not too loud, but loud enough to make the setting enjoyable. I loved the food. Totally would go again!

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