MarketHouse
MarketHouse
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MarketHouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.markethousechicago.com/Default.aspx
  • Phone: 3122242200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast 6am-10am Weekly, 7am-11am Weekends
    Dinner 4pm-10pm daily
    Bar menu served from 4pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: De'Ann Wellwerts
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ohio
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking available in adjacent Doubletree Garage.
A word from MarketHouse
MarketHouse specializes in using fresh, locally grown seasonal herbs, produce, meat and poultry in our dishes, as well as fresh, regional specialties from around the globe.



Our award-winning chef has created a menu that marries Heartland basics with new cooking styles and ingredients, so you’ll find surprising twists to otherwise well-known dishes. Because our menu changes with the season, you’ll always taste the freshest ingredients each season has to offer.
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MarketHouse reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Neighborhood bliss
    GrayVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Haven't you always wanted a "go t"o neighborhood restaurant where you could slip in for comfort food and be recognized as a returning local patron? Farm to table, killer warm bread served by Albert who brings you sliced lemon for water without your asking, and Liz spoiling you with a surprise dessert for your friend's birthday........run, don't walk to MarketHouse!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    DaveSchan
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We have been to Markethouse on several occasions. This was the first time since they had changed chefs and menus (which was probably 9-12 months ago). The menu is more limited than at most restaurants, with probably a dozen entrees. We invited friends to join us (their first trip there) and all were pleased with their choices. The food was delicious, the service good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTING
    Juanita
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I was looking forward to our dinner at Market House. I'd eaten lunch there severlal times and always enjoyed it. Our dinner began with some flavorless hummus. Then came the main entree--we both ordered fish, with wild rice on the side. it was passable but nothing exceptional. Like the appetizer, the main dish had little flavor. The restaurant redeemed itself a bit with a lemon cake dessert ala mode. The bill was higher than we normally pay. I much appreciated the low volume noise iin the restaurant, which added to the quality of the evening. But in general, I felt let down by this dining experience.
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  • Never great
    MomSaysVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Tried it now for 3 different meals. None were anything special. Had hoped to have sustainable and good. Doesn't happen here.
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  • No host
    Mojo
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This restaurant would have rated higher, if it weren't for the hostess. She was in a hurry and seemed flustered, it could have been her first holiday working??? Our waiter and the food were good, for a pre fixe meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was 2nd time eating Thanksgivi
    Sewsmurrf
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This was 2nd time eating Thanksgiving meal here! Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great place for Thanksgiving evenin
    IzaK
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We were in the city for Thanksgiving weekend, and this place was mentioned in some article on-line. The price for the meal was optimal, and the menu posted on their web-site helped us to make final decision. Food was delicious and the service pleasant and timely.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Review
    Thanksgiving1234
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My family and I came here last year for Thanksgiving, and we were so impressed with the service and food that we decided to come back again this year for Thanksgiving! Our reservation was at 5:15, and we were seated promptly when we arrived. It took 15 minutes for our server to greet us at our table. We placed our order (4 Thanksgiving dinner specials!) and it came out relatively quickly. Although the food presentation was nice, my food was barely lukewarm. However, I was not able to voice my concerns because our server never came back to the table to check in with us - he literally disappeared until we had to go hunting him down for our check. The food overall was good, but I was very disappointed by the customer service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Holiday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Ate Thanksgiving dinner here as we have for 2 previous years. Meal is always good and service is great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thanksgiving ever
    JasonZ
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Had the Thanksgiving dinner special and I'm almost speechless. The amount and quality of the food was exceptional. They have set the standard for sweat potatoes for the rest of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Thanksgiving Dinner
    4ofUS
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Before making a reservation for Thanksgiving Dinner at Market House, I reviewed their website and read many earlier reviews. This was to be our first visit. My family of four enjoyed an excellent Thanksgiving dinner that was traditional, with evidence of Market House's signature flair. The food and presentation were both outstanding. The service we received from Juan was friendly but professional. The decor and ambiance of Market House is true to their stated mission. All four of us agree, we will select Market House again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Thanksgiving!
    Martha
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We booked Thanksgiving here for 4 persons, had never been here before Everyone was welcoming, the ambience was fine, and the foor very good! There was an option for the one person that does not like turkey, but for the turkey lovers, everyone was happy. Everything was tasty, and the pumpkin bread pudding was to die for! We will probably be back, maybe make this a Thanksgiving tradition
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    special occasion
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  • Good, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This was the second time my wife and I ate at the MarketHouse. We discovered the restaurant three years ago when we were in Chicago for a visit, and we enjoyed that experience so much that we made sure we went again when business brought us back to the city. We both enjoyed our meal, but it wasn't as special as we remembered. The food was uneven -- excellent salads; the Mac and Cheese was to die for but the pot pie wasn't; and the chocolate desert was pedestrian -- as was the service, which was good to begin with but close to unacceptable by the end. We would still recommend the restaurant highly to anyone visiting Chicago, but order the more expensive entrees and be prepared to pay extra for just about everything, including bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    MWSeemVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    First time dining here Will return - food preparation was excellent Try the lamb...............
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service at moderate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Not the fanciest place around, but the food was great as was the service. It was quiet enough to be able to talk without raising your voice. The prices were very fair. It is a wonderful place for everyday comfort food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at Markethouse. We love their salads: both the chop salad and wedge salad. They are delicious and taste so fresh. We both had the MarketHouse burger and thoroughly enjoyed them. And we had to make room for the Butterscotch Bread Pudding dessert. It is really hard to pass up desserts at MarketHouse. Our waiter, Jose, was excellent. All in all, we had a lovely evening and are anxious to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    Figaro14VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    For this downtown Chicago location, the restaurant offers some good value. Ribs were especially good!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice cozy spot....
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Lamb chops was amazing and the Sweet Potato Pecan Bread was outstanding. We loved the Flat Bread. Our server Juan was well-timed and friendly,"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd trip. Left satisfied again.
    Chris
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    It's just really good food, not spectacular, but really good and consistent. Favorites have been the Mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, fish and chips, and definitely go with the butterscotch bread pudding for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • short staffed
    GoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We just ordered basic eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast, so it's hard to say the food was outstanding - it was good for what it was. I believe they were short staffed, so our server never really came back after serving our food, no refill on water, had to ask for the check. Had a good experience last year when we were there, but this year was just ok.
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  • Great Fresh Food
    TerryR
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Salmon ans Trout were fresh and prepared perfectly. Don't skip the butterscotch bread pudding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • comfort food downtown
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Markethouse was adaquate for or dining needs. We enjoyed our meals: chicken pot pie and ribs very much. The drinks did not stand up to the level of the food. The service was okay. The ambiance and décor were perfect for their theme.
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  • So so experience...
    Me26
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The menu was very limited & slightly overpriced. Upon giving my order of the battered shrimp dinner to our server- he remarked that the shrimp dinner only contained 3 shrimp and was more of an appetizer option. Disappointed & yet perplexed, I wondered why it was even offered as a "dinner" selection. My sister ordered the fish dinner that had a salad on the side. The salad was already pre-tossed with an overly salty salad dressing. Overall not a horrible experience, but nothing about it makes me want to go back for more. Sadly, a very forgettable experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than usual hotel resto
    ErvingVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Decent food,fair prices, well-prepared. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Downtown Dining
    gittl
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We were out for dinner on a Saturday and choose this restaurant for their "farm to table" approach. We had a reservation, but could get a table without. It was busy, but not crowed. We got a table in the middle and our server Juan was outstanding. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The menu was small (what I like, because everything is more likely to be fresh made) and the portions good and not too big. They had a good kid's menu (made from scratch chicken nuggets, no junk!). The food was fresh and delicious and there was enough time to eat "peacefully" - so no rush between the courses and presenting the check while still eating. Our overall experience war really good. We can recommend the place and will go back!
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    kid-friendly
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  • SUCH A LOT OF FOOD
    KAYBEE
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We chose Markethouse for a meal on the first night of our trip to Chicago - and we were not disappointed. We started off with a drink in the bar which, although quiet, had a lovely feel to it. Our table was in a small curtained off area, and we were the only people in it. (although there were other diners in the main part of the restaurant) The service throughout was good and the food was excellent. I had the biggest rack of ribs I'd ever seen !. (The downside was that it left no room for a dessert !) We would thoroughly recommend it as a place to eat typical American food (with typical American size portions !)
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    good for groups, romantic, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    Ciara
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We had a very delicious dinner at Markethouse. We were there around 6 on a Saturday and it was still really quiet and empty though. Food was excellent. The staff was attentive and helpful. Great anniversary dinner. The chicken pot pie was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Jaymee
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    My 3 Stars is due to lack of variety . Wine list was very limited I was quite disappointed and even the food menu was lacking, I do understand the rationale Of a smaller menu for higher quality food yet I felt this didn't have enough to suit all tastes. My husband got the chopped short rib burger ,I got the pot pie and both exceeded our expectations ! finished with mini butterscotch bread pudding ( may I add I had to get it since 20% goes to Ronald McDonald house ;) this was also wonderfully done...For wine or great craft beers you may want to head across street to Timothy O Tools ( not sure of spelling) their list in never ending the bar tenders are personal and it's ALOT bigger than it looks so check it out!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    ArchangelVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Not an especially good value - food was just OK - waiter was attentive, but there's only so much he can do with a lackluster menu and mediocre coming out of the kitchen
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  • very impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I had to plan a last minute birthday dinner for 10 people and Market House was great for us. I got a reservation pretty easily and they even let me bring in a cake and they took care of preparing it with candles and bringing it out to the table. The food was excellent, a wide variety of tasty dishes. The service was great and they let us all do seperate checks at the end. Very pleased with my visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best burger in years
    Dawn
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I had the best burger in years...cooked to perfection and so tasty..my son had the trout and also raved about it.....service was slow but everyone agreed worth the wait...our server was very attentive and apologized for the kitchen delay...
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad I finally visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    I 've been meaning to stop in. Food was good quality. tasty- I will be back. Good value
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • We were looking for a place
    CarrieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We were looking for a place to have brunch and were not dissapointed. The omelet was excellent and my friends said the mexican breakfast burrito was good but they were disappointed that they didn't get a jalapeno burrito tortilla as the menu inidcated they all agreed that would have made the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food better than ambience
    KTChicagoVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The service is fair and the food is better than your average place. However, the decor is just too depressing to get over. It's like eating at a Denny's.
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  • Too quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    It was a little dead when I went and the menu was limited. Maybe an off night?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I found the restaurant on a list of good restaurants near Navy Pier. I liked that it wasn't as busy as the Navy Pier restaurants, since we're not huge fans of big crowds and loud restaurants. Service was prompt and helpful, and the food was absolutely delicious. And I really like that the food is from local sources and responsibly grown. The prices were less than I was expecting for the quality of food provided. I really enjoyed our dinner here, and I hope to visit again sometime in the future, possibly after the menu has changed for the seasons to get a bit of variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1.5 hours to get a simple
    industry
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    1.5 hours to get a simple one course meal. non existent server and a very nice chef who was apparently running the floor as well. not organized and quite frustrating.
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  • Just the right amount of quiet...
    garmaretski
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We were able to entertain business guests with excellent food and wine, considerate and pleasant service, without excessive noise competition. This made for a far more enjoyable evening all round. Food was stunning - try the lamb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    CuznbartVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Had low expectations for a Doubletree captive restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised with the excellent quality of food at reasonable prices. Great value!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent farm to table restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The space is in the DoubleTree Hotel and they still have booths and it seems like they cheaped out on overhauling the decor. It's not as bad as it could be, but it doesn't scream high end. But the food was AMAZEBALLS! Delicious. Worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.