Dancing Marlin

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$30 and under
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American
The Dancing Marlin is all about small plates, sharing & great wines and cocktails on tap! There also is a full bar. The menu has something for everyone with fresh seafood being a specialty. The culinary team has created a small plates menu that is both affordable and amazing! We feature a communal dining table for up to 14 guests and the suburbs most creative Sunday Brunch. Our bar features 16 wines on tap and 8 "made from scratch", crafted cocktails. The bar also features 30 craft beers in bottles and cans. The restaurant features (3) private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests. All of this is packaged up in a modern restaurant design, produced by award winning design team. Knauer Inc!

Specials

Daily Happy Hour Specials 4:30 - 6

Tuesday - Enjoy 1/2 Priced Bottles of Tap Wine
Wednesday - $5 Martinis - Dirty or Sweet, Shaken or Stirred
Thursday - Try any one of our signature Tap Cocktails for $5
Friday - $1 Fresh Oysters
Saturday - $5 Sangrias

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 10, 2019

Ends: September 11, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 1866 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madelyn was an exceptional server and the food was out of this world!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is wonderful. Full on interesting combinations and unique flavors.

D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service and table were fantastic! The food was good; we mostly had appetizers to share. Drinks were good. We really enjoyed our time there!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste explosion

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family from out of town. Food wasn’t as good as usual for every dish.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, drinks & service. Great value!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great place for dinner. It does get a little loud but the food is worth it, the oysters were excellent and the server was fun

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dueling piano night was the best!

SE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Always great service, good food and drinks.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place, such a friendly staff and excellent food!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to visit and share food. If you are looking for a gathering place that bring people together, this is it!

B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday brunch here again-cannot say enough about the food from the variety, taste and unique entrees. Waitstaff was superb, efficient and attentive. Literally have never had a bad experience at this establishment;recommend without any reservations!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! Drinks were perfect. Our waitress, Carley, was great!!!

CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is amazing! The bartenders were friendly and quick to wait on us. Our server was also friendly and gave great recommendations.

CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

CC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit. The food and our waitress was great! Their menu is very creative offering dishes that can be shared. I highly recommend Dancing Marlin and we will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Returned to Dancing Marlin, it’s been a few years. Enjoyed the drinks, food and evening. Carly was an excellent server. Started with a speciality cocktail followed by their #4 red wine flight (Pinot Noir, Petite Sarah and a Red blend Crush), each was a very generous pour, at $11 a great value. We both enjoyed sharing their Chopped Salad, Mushroom Flatbed, Gnudi (a gnocchi dish) and Brisket on corn bread purée. Menu is small plate servings delightfully and tastefully prepared. Looking for something special a nice venue.

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The staff is super tentative and helpful. Food was delicious!!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Made a reservation, arrived a little early and was seated upon arriving. The restaurant was less than half full with multiple empty tables. For reasons unbeknownst to us, the high school aged hostess proceeded to seat us at the worst possible table right by the door. It left a bad taste in our mouths. Why make a reservation for the crappiest table in the restaurant? The food was Ok. Service was pretty good. Wine selection was a little subpar. At the end of the dinner, our group was engaging in some after dinner chatter when the same high school aged hostess came up to us and essentially gave the not so subtle signal that she wanted us gone. I guess we overstayed our welcome. We will not be coming back.

AH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We frequent Dancing Marlin often. It never disappoints. Looking forward to our next visit.

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal! Love this place because it is consistent. I had the pot roast hash & egg brunch. It was well-plated with height and colors in mind. Delicious, and piping hot at the table. I also tried some of the biscuit sampler appetizer. The gravy’s flavor was good, but I was hoping for some more sausage. The blackberry jelly was great. Wish I tried the Bloody Mary bar. It looked yummy but I was not hungry enough to splurge on all the available toppings.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had 6:30 reservation on a Saturday and they were already out of 2 specials. Go early and always ask as soon as you get there what is running low!

TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My daughter has celiacs disease so finding a restaurant she can eat at is wonderful.My while family loves going here.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food tasted fantastic and our waiter James was great!

TT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent! Food was pretty good. Great selection, the food comes out VERY fast and that was a bit unnerving considering these are not dishes that can just be thrown together. Bit high priced for what you get.

LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and we were lucky enough to have sitters for the kids! It was fabulous from service to ambiance and everything in between!

BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always outstanding, and it was this time as well! The only negative was the dueling pianos... very loud, and hard to hear each other talk.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Very loud and difficult to talk. Overall we would go back.

PH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and our server, Carly, was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While expensive very much worth it

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing:)

M
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dancing Marlin is a wonderful dining. We love the wine flights and so many tasty dishes. We had the Fall specials - an amazing apple/cheddar flatbread, scallops on a pumpkin sauce (amazing), and the seasonal pork dish. A great dining experience.

JC
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. We went to Dancing Marlin to celebrate my husband’s birthday. First time eating at Dancing Marlin and we will be back. Our waitress was so informative and super sweet!! My husband had a great bday!!

UP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have not been to he Dancing Marlin since 2018. Dining there last Tuesday was as we remembered the experience. Great food and half priced wine night. Service was excellent. We will try to dine there a little more often.

R
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Sat downstairs, in a basement with no windows. Although it was clean and decorated, it was still a basement. The service was extremely poor and unbelievably slow. Received a cocktail after 25 minutes that had absolutely no taste. Asked the waitress to replace the cocktail and waitied an additional 20+ minutes for the cocktail. The food was served minutes after receiving the original cocktail. Asked for ice in between so we could drink water and that took 20 minutes to be brought to the table. Absolutely horrific service. Food was good. Paid full price for the tasteless cocktail and its replacement! Not returning. Plenty of other restaurant options that provide above poor service and fairness in their charging practices.

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wine selections and delicious fresh food. The beet salad was amazing. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know

MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back!

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great food, but the restaurant itself is way way way to small. Expand please!!

J
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a fun experience! I went with my family to celebrate mom's birthday, and Carly was so helpful and fun. Thanks for everything!

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