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Marion Street Cheese Market
Marion Street Cheese Market

Marion Street Cheese Market Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marionstreetcheesemarket.com
  • Email: dine@marionstreetcheesemarket.com
  • Phone: (708) 725-7200
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9a-9p
    Friday 11a-11p
    Saturday 9a-11p
    Sunday 9a-4p
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Devon Owens
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Marion Street Cheese Market would be delighted to cater events in your home or business. Fabulous artisan cheese trays, a delicious selection of charcuterie, paired with wine and beer. We can also provide breakfast pastries, sandwiches, desserts and quiches made to order. Other menu options available.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Anderson (708) 725-7200
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday Night, WDCB and Marion Street Cheese Market will be featuring some of the most respected jazz acts in the Chicagoland area, live in the MSCM bistro! No cover, music begins around 6pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Blvd
  • Public Transit: Located at the Harlem stop of the Green Line CTA & the Oak Park stop on Metra (Union Pacific/West Line).
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is street and metered until 6pm but free all day on Sundays.
A word from Marion Street Cheese Market
We are a 3 star, green certified and Bib Gourmand recognized establishment. The Marion Street Cheese Market cafe pulls together everything that is great about local farms, wineries, breweries and more and transplants them onto our small plates menu -- a menu that changes with the season and the tastes of our customers.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food here is fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. If you like meats and cheeses, there just isn't any place better in Chicago. Every time we go, my wife insists on ordering an entree after the charcuterie platter. Every time, I think it will be too much food, and the entree can't be as good as the meat and cheese platter anyhow. And I'm wrong, every time. There are never leftovers. There are never regrets. Wait staff are fantastic and friendly, and know the food and wine. Decor is nice, but you won't notice one way or the other after the food comes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my 3 girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) out for an early dinner on Friday and Marion Street Cheese Market delivered a wonderful date night for us. The cheese & charcuterie flight we ordered was devoured in short order. I was most impressed that after discussing and taking my wine order, the server returned with two tasters for me to sample because he thought I would like something else better. He made me do it blind and I actually picked his recommendation over my original order. This type of generosity and attention to detail made me want to write a review this time. At 5:30pm on Friday night I was impressed with how well the local happy hour crowd and families eating out early mixed seamlessly without ruining anyone's dining experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Go on Thurs for the live jazz. Can't beat the cheese and meat plate and wine and beer list!Service is always great, and staff in the market also are very knowledgeable to help with guft suggestions or drink pairing to accompany a dinner you may be attending."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food has always been tasty, but the price is high enough to deserve better service. Consistently, the wait staff are less attentive than the bus staff, and they need some training on timing the experience for guests. We ate in 30 minutes, then waited 30 minutes for the check. Beverage glasses are empty for a few minutes before anyone offers a refill. The wine and cheese selections are great in the shop, but I had a hard time finding anyone who could tell me how the varieties differ. They would sell more with well-spoken and experienced cheese and beer experts, along with a sommelier. We do enjoy the experience, but management needs to polish up the particulars a bit to recommend Marion Street Cheese Market at these prices."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Clean restaurant. Delicious food. Good service. Love their wine and cheese shop. The man helped me picked out cheese and crackers that were delicious. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This place is fantastic! The menu is wonderful, the food is delicious, and the servers are efficient and very friendly. My friend and i shared a few dishes so that we could sample more items-- there were no disappointments. Special mention for the cauliflower sandwich, which is a little bit of heaven between two slices of bread :). I can't wait to go back to try more-- and I already have a mental list of other people I want to introduce to this gem of an establishment. Additionally, I purchased some wonderful cheeses, which their cheese mongers helped me select, letting me sample and compare along the way. All in all, my visit to Marion Street Cheese Market could not have been better, and I cannot recommend this place highly enough!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I was very happy with my experience here. I haven't gone here in 2yrs because I had horrible experiences back to back. However they have seemed to remedy ALL of the issues & I was beyond pleased. My server was a doll!!!!!! She knew what she was serving me when I chose a meat & cheese board. She was great with assisting on the wine pairing with it as well. I will definitely be back!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It's a cute market/wine shop/restaurant. The menu had classic brunch items with a twist and the market has an impressive selection. They have 1/2 price wine on Tuesday evenings and live Jazz on Thursdays. I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Marion Cheese Market is an Oak Park Gem. Not only does it have a plethora of specialty cheeses, wines and other specialty foods, but the dining experience is wonderful. The bistro part of the establishment has a charming ambience that include candlelight, a lovely copper ceiling with wood furniture. The menu has a nice flair with an array of different food choices. Our meals were delicious with very good service."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "What a nice place for a casual dinner. Our waiter, Kevin, was the best!! Not only was he attentive, but he was very knowledgeable and helpful with the wines and the menu. We would go back just for his service again, but the food and wine are definitely worth going for. Start with the cheese puffs--just the right amount of zing. The risotto was so creamy and flavorful, and the grits and shrimp was amazing. If you eat dessert then have the bread pudding."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Had reservations for Valentines Day and was surprised that at 7:45 they had run out of one of the meal options that we wanted. food was good but not stellar. great wine though. will go back for wine and cheese but maybe not a full meal again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love coming here- the food, the specials, the relaxed atmosphere are all awesome. I come here with girlfriends & on date-nights with my husband- it's perfect for either! Would recommend this place 100%"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I've been here a couple of times for Sunday brunch. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, good service, and a nice menu. Bit of a splurge but worth it. There's not a huge selection of options but something for everyone -- from french toast to sandwiches. They have a full bar for brunch so bloody mary's all around for my crew."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Excellent food. Not a lot of space for large groups of more than 4."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had a great time, our waitress was just terrific. She answered all of our questions and was very attentive. The food was just delicious!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "This wine and cheese bar is really a restaurant with a huge selection of cheese, wine, and beer. If you go for dinner there are more hot dishes to choose from. We both had one of their red wine flights to start, and then chose one of those wines for a full glass later. All were excellent, and not the least expensive wines on their list. You can purchase the wine later by the bottle if you like. I nearly always order the pickled vegetable appetizer. The marinated olives are also a great appetizer. We shared a salad. They will customize a cheese and meat platter to include the varieties you ask for, so this is what we did. Never the same twice, but always good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I appreciate the Wholesomeness of each dish that I’ve had over the years...Truly an Oak Park Gem. Vee"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Nice ambiance and a health-conscious menu with great tasting food. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Food is really outstanding and the menu changes with the seasons. Lots of vegetables prepared in interesting ways and the portions are generous. The only drawback is the hostess was unwelcoming at our initial arrival. Wait staff was great, however."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This is a terrific restaurant, as Michelin will tell you. The cheese flights are capital, with amazing cheese selections. Entrees are ample; small plates are excellent, too. Not to be missed."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The food was outstanding, the service could use a lot of improvement. The waiter asked us to put in our full order because the kitchen is small and doing so helps the kitchen prepare. After leavings us to look over the menu for 15 minutes, he came back, took our full order. We waited another 15 minutes before getting our cheese board which was then immediately followed by our salads. This is why people purposefully do not want to give their full orders right away. The food was excellent so it made up for the apathetic service. But if I were really hungry when I walked in and had to wait 30 minutes for my appetizer (15 to take the order and another 15 before it came) I doubt I would be back. The food is outstanding, however."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "We went here on a Monday night and the service was appalling. The waiter took our order and that was the last we saw of him until he handed us our check at the end. During that time, I had to ask a kid who was sweeping up nearby to get us some bread, and then to get us some butter (Couldn't he thought of this when he brought the bread! I guess not), and then to get me a drink, and then to deliver the drink which had been sitting on top of the bar for 10 minutes, and then to get me my check after nobody came by to see if I wanted desert. The only thing I got without asking was our entrees...and this was brought by the sweeper kid who said that he couldn't find our waiter. Even though the food was good, I cannot recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "This place has a wonderful European sophistication . The bistro fare, cheese and salumi flights along with a good wine selection make for a very special evening - whether you choose to dine at the bar or at a table . Loved it!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Very interesting menu with great side dishes. The sautéed Brussels sprouts were terrific, as were the salads. Wine list was good, and beer choices were also interesting. Service was a bit slow and harried, but the hostess made an effort to seat us in a quiet place, which we appreciated. We would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "I've yet to be disappointed in an evening of dining. The food, the beer, the wine, the cheese, the laughs, the service, all superb. The price point is excellent."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Delightful evening and exceptional service. We will be returning!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Love to go here and try the cheese flights. Staff is usually very attentive and knowledgable. Great spot to grab a bite while shopping."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "My friend and I enjoyed a marvelous Tuesday night dinner with half priced craft beers, a truly divine scallop and polenta special, and crunchy Brussels sprouts that should be patented. Besides the great meal, it's wonderful that it's so convenient in Oak Park, with free street parking to boot. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/27/2013