Marigold Restaurant
Marigold Restaurant
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Marigold Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marigoldrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7732934653
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday to Sunday Open at 5:00 PM. Serving late Friday and Saturday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lawrence
  • Public Transit: Red Line - Lawrence Stop is two blocks away
    Broadway Bus #36
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available Friday and Saturday
    Street parking is all meters, relatively easy unless concert in the area
    Paid parking lot to the south of us across the street (behind Just Tires store) is very reasonable
A word from Marigold Restaurant
Established in 2006, Marigold is a unique Indian restaurant in Chicago’s historic Uptown neighborhood serving both traditional and creative Indian cuisine. Named after the flower synonymous with celebration and festivity in India, Marigold is a place to celebrate India’s culture and food. Marigold’s jewel-toned room offers a vibrant dining experience in a friendly neighborhood vibe. From the fresh chutneys to the family recipes, it is the combination of tradition with the unexpected that makes Marigold special.
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Marigold Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Marigold is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    Marigold is one of our favorite restaurants. They make standard Indian fare come to life in new and different ways. When we were last there I was having some stomach issues and the chef was kind enough to make me the best relatively plain chicken kebab over delious cilantro rice!! That is the kind of people they are. I was sorry to hear that they are closing this location and moving further north somewhere in Andersonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Date Night
    DinnerDiva
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    We loved being able to share the Prix Fixe menu and add what we wanted on the side. The food was delicious and the cocktails were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was delighted finally to try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Was delighted finally to try this place with some friends. Food was very good and our waiter was top notch! We tried several dishes, all were fantastic. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the naan (which I think is integral to complement the main dishes) was horrible. Was dry, flattened, cold, like cardboard. Maybe others have had better experience. Also heard rumor this place is closing and moving to Andersonville. I will follow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As a last minute selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    As a last minute selection with no prior experience at this restaurant, the food and experience was highly positive. If I lived in Chicago I would go there often.
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  • I live in Palatine and when
    LrapsVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    I live in Palatine and when I want great Indian food Marigold is always my first choice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very good, though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    It was a very good, though pricey dining out experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place ... modern
    JoeFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    Love this place ... modern Indian, friendly service and good value. What's not to like!? By the way, their cocktail list is very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience at Marigold
    tobi
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    Our experience at Marigold Restaurant was phenomenal. We ordered off the prix fixe menu for 2, which includes one appetizer, 2 entrees and a desert. The samosas were great, but they chutneys that came with them were surprisingly spicy. (Not necessarily a bad thing) The entrees were also great. The saag paneer had the best paneer i've ever had, and the masala sauce is so rich and flavorful. Ginger creme brulee was wonderful for desert. The server was extremely attentive. Overall a great experience.
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  • Great creative healthy food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    Great creative healthy food with a staff that believes in the quality of the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • If you love traditional Indian
    dreamsunwind
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    If you love traditional Indian food, this is not the place for you. It was definitely different and we actually did not enjot the dishes we ordered, even though they were traditionally named (samosas, malai kofta, chicken tikka)... Very strange twists. The atmosphere and servive were great but we won't be going back. Also, we thought there was outdoor dining here (it was listed as such on OpenTable) - there was no outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    I was a little disappointed. Prtions were small, could have used more rice with dishes tha come with rice. I think they are trying a little bit too hard to be trendy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, clean space, not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Good food, clean space, not loud. Always a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is indian food with an
    dinefine
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    This is indian food with an American accent. We enjoyed it thoroughly Everything was delicious.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This isn't authentic Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    This isn't authentic Indian cuisine, but I recommend this place if you're curious about trying Indian food for the first time. It's very non intimidating since the place is very "Americanized." Favorite dish: "saag paneer" I put quotes around it because although it's delicious, it's definitely no saag paneer. Skip out: mango lassi. Mango lassi does not have mint! It tasted like a virgin mango mojito with yogurt. Decent but forgettable: lamb meatballs and the samosas The best part of the experience that deserves 5 stars on its own are the chips! The chips and sauces served as appetizers were ADDICTING AND DELICIOUS!
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  • Food and drinks were creative
    ChicagofoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Food and drinks were creative and very yummy. The only negative is that they have so many different menus for different deals they are offering, they had difficulty locating our menu for our "deal voucher". Then when they found it, the waiter repeatedly told us wrong info regarding how many of each item we get and what was selections were available for our deal. We had to keep correcting him and pointing out that the menu said other than what he was telling us. Service was a bit slow too (on a Thursday night and not too full). However, like I said earlier, the food was creative and worth the trip.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always - our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    As always - our experience at Marigold was excellent! We arrived early and they were very accommodating. Our food and service were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • I've been there a number of
    Susan
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    I've been there a number of times and the food is consistently outstanding and the service is always great. The waitstaff is very knowledgable about the menu and always come up with good recommendations that I generally go with to add to my list of favorites. I especially like the way many dishes come in two sizes so you can try many things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant offerings and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    The restaurant offerings and prices seemed a bit extraordinary given the mediocre setting and location. I've found much more for less at other, equally good, Indian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Indian Fusion Dishes...I
    LinaVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Amazing Indian Fusion Dishes...I highly recommend the Eggplant & Spinach/cheese dishes =)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We very much enjoyed our meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    We very much enjoyed our meal. Service was outstanding. Staff was very friendly and attentive but we did not feel rushed. We felt the food was the most interesting "modern" Indian food we have ever had - and we eat Indian food often. I would highly recommend Marigold. We will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the appetizers. The
    ChikindVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    We loved the appetizers. The main plates were good but nothing special compared to other Indian restaurants. Small but well chosen wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I celebrated my birthday at
    criz
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    I celebrated my birthday at Marigold and it was my first visit to the restaurant and it will not be my last. Every dish we ordered was delicious! We loved the spicy varieties of sauces served with the food and in the food. Brian, our waiter, was very helpful with drink and food suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As usual, the food continues
    MC2MC2
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    As usual, the food continues to be stellar. The lamb vindaloo is wonderful, but we thought this dish and a few others a bit skimpy this time on the portion. This is still our first choice for great Indian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed the warm, quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    We enjoyed the warm, quiet atmosphere, very accommodating to good conversation. We were there on a Thursday evening. My wife and I arrived slightly ahead of schedule; there are some good specialty drinks and a reasonable wine selection. We started with the chips and chutneys; simple but tasty. When our party of 4 was complete, we chose to order a mix of curries and eat family style. We ordered three half orders and two full, all were delicious; all were gone by the end of the meal. Our consensus favorite was the lamb koftas; a great mix of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am not a huge conisuer of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    I am not a huge conisuer of indian food, but this was by far the best I've had in the city. I am ebarressed to say that i have lived blocks away from this place for 6 years and this was my first trip. If your new to imdian- trying the half dishes is a great way to experience the food. The wait staff is super helpful and the cocktails are great too!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great and very reasonable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Food was great and very reasonable, service good as well. Decor could use a little re-fresher.
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  • Great food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Great food and great service. Their music was a little off - 80s tunes. It didn't seem to match the decor and ambience of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good Indian food which
    Nivel2041
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Very good Indian food which we all enjoyed and shared a variety of dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was not as good as I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Food was not as good as I would have expected. Maybe chef had an off night. Service was slow on the back end. Meh....
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  • DELICIOUSNESS!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Marigold is amazing! We decided to try it based on a recommendation of a friend and she did not lie! I love Indian food and after being spoiled in NYC I thought I would never find another Indian restaurant that I would love. Marigold proved to me that I could love again! The chicken tikka app. was so delicious and the meat was so tender. The saag paneer was phenomenal, too. I would highly recommend Marigold and hope to be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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  • This is the 3rd or 4th time
    TerryBVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    This is the 3rd or 4th time I have visited this restaurant. The food is good, no question. But the portions seem smaller than previously, and also a bit overpriced. The wines by the glass, too, seem overpriced because the pours are meager. For the cost, I was disappointed.
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  • very accommodating to our
    HawkfanbudmanVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    very accommodating to our vegan guest. great change of pace, excellent service. Food was unique and delicious
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • First time there was fabulous.
    DCJoshVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    First time there was fabulous. Second, less so but still good.
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  • Excellent food with nice pairing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Excellent food with nice pairing of wine. Server was superior. A little snug seating but overall very pleasant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed our meal here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Really enjoyed our meal here. We are Indian food novices so we asked our waiter for help and he gave us lots of info and some recommendations. Had the samosa appetizer, three curries (murg makhni, saag paneer and lamb vindaloo) with basmati and naan and then ginger creme brulee for dessert. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food continues to be good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    The food continues to be good and the menu has changed since we were last there. But the general ambiance has taken a tumble. Bare tables, plasticized menus, nearly empty on a Friday night at 8pm...just a shade of its former self. Pros: New menu items, excellent Indian flavors & textures, the thali continues to rule. Cons: A bit stingy on the paneer though flavors still good; Indian Old Fashioned is watery and flavorless; oh, how I miss the lamb vindaloo!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • excellent cocktails, both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    excellent cocktails, both we tried were amazing.!! The samosas are wonderful, but the entrees we order were both bland- we were a bit disappointed. Hopefully it was just an off day in the kitchen- We will definitely go back to see. SErvice and ambience both excellent.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My boyfriend and I have dined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    My boyfriend and I have dined at Marigold several times and have always enjoyed our experience. They have our favorite Saag Paneer, and one of my favorite cocktails: the spiked mango lassi made with cardamom-infused vodka. On this occasion, the seafood curry, which we usually find very spicy and delicious, tasted like plain, thin, tomato sauce, but I'm hoping this was a fluke and not a recipe change. One of our favorite dishes, the corn bhuta, was taken off the menu, but our server said it may be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding fusion Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Outstanding fusion Indian food. Tandoori chicken is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As has been our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    As has been our experience before, the food is superb, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate