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Marion Street Cheese Market - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
515 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Marion Street Cheese Market is more than just a cheese store. The store sells an array of different cheeses, condiments, sweets, charcuterie, craft beer and wine. There's also a bistro-style restaurant adjacent to the market where guests can sample a wide range of New American dishes. Marion Street Cheese Market is a great place to enjoy a meal and shop for a variety of craft goods. Begin the meal at Marion Street Cheese Market with an appetizer like bacon wrapped dates, scallops or deep fried cheese curds. For lunch, try the chorizo benedict, cauliflower sandwich or goat cheese omelet. The dinner menu offers several seafood options including halibut, trout and walleye. Enjoy the seafood with a dish of mushroom risotto or a side of hash brown casserole.

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Menu

Cheese Flights

  • Alpine$14.00

    Comte, fontina val d'aosta, springbrook tarentaise

    • Bella Italia$18.00

      Fontina val d'aosta, locatelli pecorino romano, west loop salumi soppressata

      • French$14.00

        Abbaye de belloc, fromager d'affinois, papillon roquefort

        • Goat$17.00

          Capriole o'bannon, la dama sagrada, midnight moon

          • Gouda$15.00

            Maple leaf smoked gouda, midnight moon, rembrandt aged

            • Local Charcuterie$19.00

              Salumi beddu veneto, smoking goose duck prosciutto, west loop salumi soppressata

              • Midwest Is Best$18.00

                Alemar bent river, bellevitano raspberry, pleasant ridge reserve

                Small

                Protein can be added to any salad: chicken $4, shrimp $6, steak $7

                • Pork Belly & Watermelon Gazpacho*$5.00

                  Bacon wrapped, gouda stuffed jalapeno pepper, cracklins

                  • Grilled Octopus*$13.00

                    Sunchoke puree, grilled frisee, charred spring onions, chorizo vinaigrette

                    • Slovakian Sausage*$13.00

                      Housemade old world sausage and stone ground mustard, pickled vegetable jar, fermented iceberg lettuce

                      • Ellsworth Farm Cheese Curds^$12.00

                        Tempura battered, almond and dill dipping sauce

                        • Lamb Sliders$11.00

                          Chimichurri aioli, roasted tomatoes, crispy shaved fennel, focaccia

                          • Chicken Noodle Soup*$5.00

                            Consommé, roasted classic mirepoix, housemade pasta

                            • Spring Citrus Salad^$11.00

                              Grapefruit with radicchio, blood orange, frisee, housemade granola croutons, peach vinaigrette

                              • Quinoa* ^$13.00

                                Fava beans, nectarines, rhubarb, baby kale, spring parsnips, spring onion vinaigrette

                                • Spring Vegetable Salad^$11.00

                                  Salsify, baby kale, dual asparagus, sweet potato, roasted spring beets, spinach, watercress, pickled beet vinaigrette

                                  • Seasonal Spring House Salad^$10.00

                                    Spring peas and tendrils, purple and green asparagus, ramps, radish, light vinaigrette

                                    • Braised Beef$12.00

                                      Short rib, arugula, pecorino, baguette

                                      • Pan Seared Sea Scallops*$16.00

                                        Wild mushroom ragout, morel butter, black truffle caviar, arugula & fresh cut micro salad, tabasco drizzle

                                        • Lamb "Nachos"$14.00

                                          Ground lamb, tomato confit, spring onion, feta cream sauce, spring onion tops, mint, pita angles, garlic dill cream

                                          • Molten Mushroom Gnocchi^$13.00

                                            Asparagus, morels, spring onions, parmesan and pecorino broth

                                            • Cauliflower Sliders^$12.00

                                              Honey and curry aioli, tart apples, cabot cheddar

                                              • Chopped Salad* ^$10.00

                                                Grape tomatoes, avocado, bleu cheese, george's eggs, nueske's bacon, asparagus, hearts of palm, almond dill cream

                                                Large

                                                • California Halibut*$26.00

                                                  Seafood stuffed calamari cannelloni, seasonal mushrooms, lobster consommé, tarragon

                                                  • Duck Meatloaf$18.00

                                                    Pecorino and black truffle new potatoes, nichol's farm asparagus, herbed gravy

                                                    • Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie* ^$14.00

                                                      Beluga lentils, parsnips, carrots, peas, spinach, sweet potato puree

                                                      • Rushing Waters Trout*$21.00

                                                        Goat cheese, bulb onion, rock shrimp and hazelnut pesto cream

                                                        • Molten Mushroom Gnocchi^$17.00

                                                          Asparagus, morels, spring onions, parmesan and pecorino broth

                                                          • Crab Crusted Walleye$24.00

                                                            Herbed potato salad, green garlic remoulade

                                                            • Beef Tenderloin Medallions$26.00

                                                              Herb fondue, toasted brioche, pickled ramp and parsnip salad, bordelaise or chimichurri

                                                              • Miller's Farm Chicken*$21.00

                                                                Fingerling potato confit, grilled asparagus, lemon rosemary pan jus

                                                                • Six Hour Short Rib*$20.00

                                                                  Parsnip puree, caramelized onions, red wine reduction, urban till micro mix

                                                                  • Three Beef Burger$15.00

                                                                    Braised short rib, chuck, rib eye, caramelized onions, gruyere, black truffle mayo, crimini, toasted brioche

                                                                    Desserts

                                                                    • Snickers Bar*$7.00

                                                                      Brandy cherry syrup

                                                                      • Apple Cake$7.00

                                                                        Spiced caramel, vanilla gelato

                                                                        • Lemon Tart$7.00

                                                                          Lemon curd, berry, housemade shell

                                                                          • Rare Potter Dessert Flight$9.00

                                                                            Clotted cream, potter's hazelnut grahams, rare bird passion fruit curd

                                                                            • Blue Dessert Flight$9.00

                                                                              Saint agur blue, little belgian speculaas cookies, orange blossom honey

                                                                              • Brie and Shortbread Flight$9.00

                                                                                Delice de bourgogne, shortbread cookies, orange blossom honey

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                                                                                Sides

                                                                                $5

                                                                                • Wild Mushroom Ragout

                                                                                  • Black Truffle New Potatoes

                                                                                    • Pesto Goat Cheese Polenta Cakes

                                                                                      • Herbed Potato Salad

                                                                                        • Grilled Asparagus

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                                                                                          What 515 people are saying

                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                          4.2
                                                                                          4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                          • 4.3Food
                                                                                          • 4.0Service
                                                                                          • 4.0Ambience
                                                                                          • 3.5Value

                                                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                                                          94% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                            Bobbie43

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 28, 2016

                                                                                            overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                            I was disappointed with the salad I ordered at Sunday brunch . There were no avocados, no eggs and a very small amount of blue cheese, all of which was listed on the menu. I should have sent it back. If they don't have all the items for the salad, they should say so. The waiter we had was great.

                                                                                          2. t

                                                                                            th79

                                                                                            Dallas

                                                                                            57 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            57 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 21, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                            Came to Marion Street for brunch on a Sunday morning. The waiter we had was almost useless. He could not answer simple questions about the menu items, stating he hardly ever works the breakfast shift so wasn't familiar with the items. That just isn't acceptable! Learn the menu! The food itself was very good. I had the frittata, one friend got the California Benedict, and another got an omelet. One diner in my group is GF and there were plenty of options. I would go back but maybe for the lunch or dinner service and hope for a better waiter.

                                                                                          3. SN

                                                                                            SallyN

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 12, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            Food was great as always. Service was much better than our last visit.

                                                                                          4. MA

                                                                                            MaggieA

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 25, 2016

                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                            They accepted our reservation - and were not open!!! Their hours were posted and we were there during open hours.... very strange.

                                                                                          5. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on July 22, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                            Our food was good, but it was a bummer b/c I had out of town guests who were stressed about needing to leave by a certain time and we got served after two other tables sat down after us and our service was slow. It ended up being stressful to leave later than planned after I had set a reservation for when it opened at 11:30am.

                                                                                          6. b

                                                                                            bbbb

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 20, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                            was bigger place than appears. comfortable with outdoor seating when appropriate. cheese sampling was excellent but could have a bit more cheese for $$ charged.

                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 18, 2016

                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                            Had high hopes as I've driven past numerous times....it failed miserably. Wait staff was uninformed, asked questions about cheese and charcuterie and was read the menu. No insight to product. Asked about wine to choose the right bottle, again read the wine list. No knowledge. We had a later reso and we're rushed out the door. Was asked multiple times is we wanted to place an order for more food, before we had gotten the first item, which was changed without our knowledge because they ran out. Kitchen staff out looking to see what else was needed before the first order was served. First time visiting here and last time! Don't waste your time and money, better options available.

                                                                                          8. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 16, 2016

                                                                                            overall2food3service3ambience4

                                                                                            Having been here before, the changes made the experience less than exciting. Menu changes were disappointing, service was relatively slow for a Saturday night.

                                                                                          9. H

                                                                                            Harvissa

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 16, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                            A great brunch menu. Had a mini-reunion with a couple of old friends, and we all had great brunch meals. I love eggs Benedict, and they have a "California" version that replaces the Canadian bacon with avocado and tomato. Highly recommend. The sauce was delicious. Very few people on this Saturday morning, so it was very quiet. Service was a little slow, but the waitress explained that everything is made to order so it takes longer. Makes sense if the result is good, and it was.

                                                                                          10. t

                                                                                            tcutter

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            46 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            46 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 15, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                            My ratings compare this restaurant to Chicago eateries, which means this place is very, very good. They have stepped up their game in the last few months and it shows. Although I don't know if it will attract folks from Chicago, it certainly will keep Oak Parkers from having to travel to the city to get a good meal. It is one of the top 2-3 places in Oak Park.

                                                                                          11. s

                                                                                            salvadordolly

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 8, 2016

                                                                                            overall1food3service2ambience2

                                                                                            Marion Street used to be so much better before they revamped it. I've gone a few times after and my server never seems to know anything about cheese or wine. I have asked for recommendations and the server looks like a deer in the headlights. Really sad because I used to love this place.

                                                                                          12. p

                                                                                            paulamac

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 19, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                            The restaurant was pleasant, the food was fine (how far wrong can you go with a cheese omelet), and the service was attentive. I only rated it a good because they were out of regular coffee on a Sunday afternoon and I was never offered a refill on my iced tea. The tomatillo salsa that was served with my friend's huevos rancheros and that I requested on the side for my omelet was dull at best. These are small details that a good restaurant shouldn't let happen.

                                                                                          13. w

                                                                                            wannagotoisrael

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 19, 2016

                                                                                            overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                            The service was absolutely off the last two times we dined there. One was a dinner date; the waitress clearly didn't know the food, the wine, and it was almost embarrassing for the prices that you are paying to dine there. The second time was for brunch, and we waited over 45 minutes to receive our food. The restaurant was not that busy either. We waited about 15 minutes to get our coffee and drinks and it was just a disappointment.

                                                                                          14. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 18, 2016

                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            I've been wanting to try this place for brunch for awhile, and wasn't disappointed. The menu has a good variety of savory and sweet, and everything came out wonderfully. Sitting outside was nice, though there can be occasional street / train noise, so expect that going in. Otherwise it is not too loud. They've got great cheese, wine, and beer selections for purchase outside of meals as well, so be sure to give those a look.

                                                                                          15. k

                                                                                            kmh78

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 18, 2016

                                                                                            overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                            we had a very odd and disappointing experience. i received a call the day before requesting a call back "as soon as possible" to confirm our reservation - which i did. then i was surprised to see that there were 4 other diners in the entire place when we arrived - i thought the urgency to confirm was related to the high demand to eat at that time? anyway - i ordered the california benedict, specifically because i love avocado. when we got our meal, i got a benedict, but the server said "oh we are out of avocado, so they just put asparagus on it, we hope that's ok". it wasn't asparagus, it was leeks, which i don't like. i do not understand why, if you know you're out of something, you don't tell me the second i order so i can decide if i want to make another choice or not. makes no sense at all. so i sent it back to get something else because i don't like leeks and they were shredded all over the benedict. so, my friend ate her breakfast alone, then i ate mine alone 15 minutes later. not the way i planned on our breakfast going. there was no apology for any of this, and they acted like they were gracious in removing the charge for the initial breakfast. won't be back.

                                                                                          16. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on June 17, 2016

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            It was amazing! I had the trout and I'm still dreaming about it! So yummy! And the polenta cake was so unique and SO delicious! We will definitely be coming back and bring lots of people with!

                                                                                          17. DD

                                                                                            DinnerDiner

                                                                                            Detroit

                                                                                            90 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            90 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 29, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                            Though our server was friendly and attentive and kept checking for our order to be ready we were disappointed in the kitchen prep. Our lunch for two on a non-busy day ( 1 entree salad and 1 house grilled cheese) took over 30 minutes from order to arrival at our table. The salad was fresh and VERY good but the grilled sandwich was barely cooked (cheese was mostly melted but not a hint of golden on the bread.) The manager of the day apologized for the delay and offered to remake the sandwich (after telling us the first one burned hence the delay in serving our lunch, and they were short handed) but we declined figuring they were 2 (poorly cooked) for 2. The manager then offered a free desert. The better offer would have been to comp the sandwich. We do not live in the area but did visit this restaurant a year ago and had a very good experience that time. Hopefully the kitchen glitch this visit was a temporary problem.

                                                                                          18. EC

                                                                                            EmileC

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 28, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                            Pleasant dinning experience for lunch/brunch. Always an interesting food experience. We really enjoy dinning there and will continue to support this establishment

                                                                                          19. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                            MS Cheese Market has been a favorite place in Oak Park for several years. The remodel/reconfiguration is very nice, although the tables are a little close together, at least where we were seated. On the menu, it seemed like maybe the cheese selections have been cut back a bit to just 4 different flights, each with a theme. We picked the French. They were delicious and a nice balance, but it took entirely too long for the cheese to find its way to our table. We had only begun to enjoy them when our entrees arrived, basically preempting that experience. Perhaps the main disappointment was the exceptionally slow service. In fact, had the manager not come over, I'm not sure we would have been offered a cocktail before dinner. It seemed like maybe some of the other guests were having that issue as well. The fish entrée my wife ordered was very good. I had the evening special, a tenderloin preparation, which was OK, but not that great. We didn't bother with dessert, but were a little surprised by the amount of the bill. There are better values with better service in town. Not quite up to the standard I would expect.

                                                                                          20. RB

                                                                                            RobertB

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                                            This was my first visit since the restaurant closed for renovations and reopened. The menu is all new. The layout of the dining room feels a little new. While our dinners were tasty, the service was very poor because there were not enough servers. When we spoke after dinner to the manager he lamely apologized for being short staffed. However he made no visible effort during the meal to control the problems and make us understand what was going on. I feel that a neighborhood gem closed and has reopened as something nearer to mediocre. Not because of the food, but because of the service.

                                                                                          21. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                            Went to this spot to try the cheese flights and it didn't disappoint. Also enjoyed some beer and scotch while the wife had some wine. The lamb chop sliders were amazing! Waiter was very polite and knowledgeable but service was a bit slow. I really like that they sold some of the things we ate but they were a bit out of our price range. Overall it was a nice spot and we plan to return one day.

                                                                                          22. SV

                                                                                            ShawnaV

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2016

                                                                                            overall1food4service1ambience4

                                                                                            Terrible service. Chaotic staff. Our Mother's Day brunch experience was awful. We had no server. It took two hours and me getting up multiple times to request someone coming to our table to get through coffee and breakfast. Two hours. And the restaurant was nowhere near full. No one seemed to be in charge of anything. Very hesitant to ever go back, which is disappointing after being a regular for several years.

                                                                                          23. KW

                                                                                            KittyW

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            I brought my daughter and 2 granddaughters out to celebrate my daughter's birthday. There was a couple that sat right behind my daughter. They ordered a cheese plate, then left. My daughter noticed that her wallet was gone after we left. Be careful! Don't leave your purse on the back of your chair.

                                                                                          24. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                            This is our 4th time here. Last time we came here it was hands down the best brunch we've ever had. This time? Not so much. Different menu. Different atmosphere. And frankly, not nearly as good. Mac and cheese was cold & bland. Not the same at all. Pretty sad for a cheese place to have a sub par mac and cheese. As for the rest we ordered? Just ok. I will not be coming back, which is sad, since this was our fav brunch spot previously.

                                                                                          25. JH

                                                                                            JudithH

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on April 16, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            Marion Street Market recently reopened after remodeling and under new ownership, so we were anxious to try it out. Both of us had fish- me, the trout, he, white fish. Both were perfectly cooked and had amazing sauces. Even had dessert- apple cake- also delicious. Server was very busy; I think that they could use more help. Overall, a very pleasant evening. We look forward to going back. Note: although we ate outside, the remodeled restaurant looks very attractive!

                                                                                          26. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                            The grilled octopus was great. They substituted wine but it was tasty.

                                                                                          27. BB

                                                                                            BBlovescomida

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2016

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            This was the first time I went back after the renovation. The food was absolutely delicious. I got the Beef Short Rib and it was perfect. I enjoy the new layout and design. Much more modern but, still warm. I like the new small sitting area for quick and casual eating as well as the wine and cheese tastings in the same area. There are three things I am a tad disappointed about. They decreased the choices for the cheese and meat flights (also I believe they don't have mixed flights anymore with both cheese and meat). They let you mix and match though which is sufficient. The second and third is they no longer carry The Path Merlot which was a favorite of mine and they have decreased their beer selection. I can get over having a different wine selection to choose from but this was my go to for different craft beers I've never tried. Even with these disappointments I would say that Marion Street is still going to be one of my go to places. As long as the quality of food is great and their cheese selection is numerous it will continuing being my favorite restaurant in Oak Park.

                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 6, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                            I had a Wednesday lunch date on a rainy day in April. The restaurant was not busy, the service was impeccable, the food was tasty although the menu options are limited at lunch. It was my first time here and I would like to try the restaurant in the evening to experience the full selection.

                                                                                          29. CC

                                                                                            CraigC

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 1, 2016

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            Very nice place. It's a combination of a cheese deli counter, bar and restaurant. I know that sounds kind of strange, but when you are in the restaurant you can't really see the deli counter. They had a great selection of wine. We only got appetizers but they were very tasty. The wait staff was very attentive but not overpowering. I would definitely go back there again.

                                                                                          30. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 24, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Marion Cheese Market offered some very interesting and unique dishes. Although there wasn't a children's menu the kitchen accommodated our grandson with an excellent Mac n chees dish with a great fruit dish. Service was prompt , knowledgeable, and helpful.

                                                                                          31. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2016

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Sorry it vlosed

                                                                                          32. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 13, 2016

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            MSCM has been around for a while and is getting better with age. The new management has recently renovated the space to feel more open, which is a nice change. The service is also continuing to improve. The one staple of this place is that the food has always been good, so nice to see that everything else is rising the level of its potential.

                                                                                          33. C

                                                                                            Charlotte

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 12, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                            I very much appreciate MSCM's efforts to revitalize the dining experience. However, a few marked differences between the old and new MSCM are a disappointment. The dining experience was previously relaxing, now it is harried. I made a reservation and was asked by the hostess what my name was three times. We were seated without a drink menu. The drink and the wine were just OK. The soup was really good and the entrees were tasty. But, I kept getting hit in the back because the aisles were too narrow. The waiter filled my wife's water glass but not mine. No one asked if we had been there before or explained the new menu. The whole meal and experience was cramped and rushed. The next day, there were three charges on my card for the same amount. It has since been resolved, but was alarming to see, especially after the night I had. I'll be back in a few months, hopefully the kinks will be worked out by then and the former relaxed, yet exquisite, ambiance will be restored. In the meantime, if I want to feel cramped and rushed during a meal, I'll dine on an airplane.

                                                                                          34. L

                                                                                            Lisalala

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 12, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                            The food was outstanding. The seating was too close for comfort. I could hear everthing the couples on each sideof me were saying. One inch closer and it would have been communal dining. I was not at all interested in that, and the couples to my left and right didn't seem interested either. Service was good, but our waitress could have been more knowledgeable regarding the menu. Although the food was delicious, the serving sizes were a little small and I didn't noticed any designated area on the menu for appetizers. The closests item to an appetizer was the flat bread. While we were dining, there were many couples and maybe 2 larger groups and one included an infant. This restaurant is not a place for children, especially crying infants. I have three children, one who is nine, and although she enjoys a good meal like the rest of us, this place is just not the right place for bringing her. I wish people would consider others when deciding to bring their infants to a finer dining restaurant, especially on a Saturday night, and when the restaurant has tight quarters.

                                                                                          35. RF

                                                                                            RFre

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on March 12, 2016

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                            new menu does not clearly differentiate salad /appetizer items from full size entre items

                                                                                          36. k

                                                                                            knomo

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 11, 2016

                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                            Wine and Brussels sprouts sides were the highlights of this visit, but was underwhelmed by the grilled octopus, vegetarian shepherd's pie and kids' menu. Was hoping for a bigger transformation post renovation. Will come back for wine and cheese but less so for dinner.

                                                                                          37. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            This was a great last minute find. Had a great time, great food and venue for the price!

                                                                                          38. PD

                                                                                            PeripateticDiner

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            53 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            53 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                            We enjoyed our meal and our wine. Thanks for the great service too.

                                                                                          39. BO

                                                                                            BobO

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 23, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            Excellent service, superior food, good bar. Rotating menu always well balanced, innovative.

                                                                                          40. BO

                                                                                            BobO

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 13, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            and we expect to become regulars for Sunday brunch. Good food and wine; friendly; excellent cheeses, wines, chocolates in the market. Love it.

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