Marchesa

4.6
598 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Marchesa, in the heart of River North, serves delicious French & Italian food by Chef Didier, with summer wines that pair perfectly. We've re-opened & cannot wait to see you in person! All COVID precautions are in place to ensure your safety. The art-filled interior, inspired by the Guggenheim in Venice, is warm & welcoming. The main dining room boasts brass chandeliers, marble statues & a shagreen bar top, all worthy of our muse, Jazz Age socialite, Marchesa Casati. Intimate Chef's table is perfect for groups up to 12. The Cave, re-opening soon Thursday -- Saturday at 6:30 p.m., has a bohemian vibe, perfect for enjoying a glass of Champagne, full menu or desserts. Second floor private dining room, The Apartment, reminiscent of a luxe home, perfect for intimate groups, with baby grand piano & petit open air courtyard, open now. Reservations & walk-ins are welcomed. Looking forward to the pleasure of your company! Your Hosts, Kathryn Alvera & the Famille Marchesa.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 598 people are saying
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KariU
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marchesa’s is adorable, quaint, feels good to be there. The food and service were also great.

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vipJeff
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere both upstairs and downstairs bars!

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briamarie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We got there when they first opened and we had the entire place to ourselves for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, moderate portion and great server!

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SarahTT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The appetizers and desserts were good, but very disappointed in the entrees. I ordered the scallops, only 3 come with the dish and they were all completely over cooked. My husband ordered the sea bass and it was over cooked as well and lacked flavor. Definitely not an ‘upscale’ restaurant.

Marchesa
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello, SarahTT! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience...we are sorry you didn't enjoy the scallops and sea bass. We shared your information with the culinary staff & they also send their apologies. Please feel free to call us & we'll happily send a gift card to come back & enjoy another experience. We'd appreciate the opportunity to show you how delicious these items can be & again, we're sorry they didn't delight you the first time! We look forward to it!

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KellisT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece enjoyed her first caviar, escargot with champagne and chilled vodka. The first time food was decent the service was excellent. The staff are professional and warm. Nice mix-95 years old birthday with family. Married couple with a well behaved child celebrating mom’s birthday. Pretty place

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JenniferA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Marchesa is wonderful. The food is delicious and nicely portioned. The service was flawless and warm, and the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. We will be going back soon!

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vipOhioGirl
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was our first time dining here and we loved it. The food was excellent. Unfortunately we had a very loud and large party right next to our table which changed the experience but we are looking forward to returning when it’s not the holidays.

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vipAvi8trix
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! The ambiance is lovely, and the menu is extensive enough to have something for every one. Staff was helpful but not intrusive. Marchesa is perfect for special occasions but also good for every day fine dining. Good wine list, and the Champaign cave bar downstairs is a treat. This time of year it’s open Wed-Sat.

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Driven
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful and delicious dinner - with excellent service. Sea bass was great!

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vipAnnaO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great find! Nice ambience and decor was beautiful. Joined two friends for a dinner to celebrate the holidays. Food was delicious and good size portions. Would return.

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vipAnthonyP
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Marchesa, as always was exceptional. The food is well prepared and tasty and is augmented only by exceptional attention to service. Whether it’s your first time or a regular, everyone makes you feel special. And a special shootout to Francisco, the restaurant manager who always goes beyond normal to make you feel special.

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vipLydiaK
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is extensive and has a great variety of food and preparations. The ambiance is amazing without be pretentious. Katherine, Francisco and Elaine are so welcoming and professional. We have been there many times and it is always consistent and fabulous in every way. Cannot recommend it enough. Great for a romantic dinner or with friends.

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vipLisaS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive. We had the charcuterie, which was so-so, entrees were good, dessert was meh.

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vipGlobalGourmet
Chicago
169 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best in “French comfort food”. Duck breast perfectly cooked, rare. Classic steak tartare.
What a pleasure

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vipDavid
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! Elaine and the team Marchesa gave us an evening to remember. The service was warm, friendly and professional; the food and drink were delicious and fulfilling. We look forward to our next visit to Chicago and dinner at Marchesa (or Dubai)

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bettylou
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Hostess was abrupt, shared seating was uncomfortable, could not hear each other across the table due to the music and noise, table space inadequate for more than one shared plate, hard dinner rolls.

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vipsamk
Chicago
172 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall it was near perfect. Appetizers of Burrata and escargot was fabulous! However, our entrees were lukewarm and not hot. They were tasty though. We love this restaurant!

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vipMarketingFrau
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Marchesa! It’s a lovely experience from the ambiance to the food to the service. Nothing but good things to say about our experience.

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JayD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant to have a date with that someone special. The atmosphere was just the right vibe to have a great dinner date and have great conversation.

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Neal2k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience all the way around. Great food and great service in a beautifully decorated space. Best kept secret is the Champagne Cellar in the basement for after dinner cocktails.

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vipKenV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Two large tables next to us were so noisy that we had a terrible experience and we left before finishing our meal.
Too bad, but I would not come back.

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vipSVEN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “best special restaurant“ in Chicago! My favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting family in the Chicago area we wanted a nice dinner in the city. I found Marchesa on Open Table - what a score. We arrived early for our reservation so enjoyed a cocktail in the champagne bar. Cozy vibe and great cocktails. Dinner upstairs was delicious. Do not hesitate the caviar parfait was a started I will never forget. We had a party of 6, ordered 6 different dishes and were all very happy with our choices. We will definitely back when we’re in Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Overall a disappointing experience. Wine was mediocre and overpriced. The food was awful. Bland, no flavor. Overpriced. Service and ambiance were good….. Honestly, there are a lot of great restaurants in the area, I wouldn’t waste my time
or money here. I do not plan on going back

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vipKeanu
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place , great service and ambiance and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. We had the best table, the best service ever and delicious food.

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vipBob1
Chicago
127 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Marchesa, and we were very satisfied. It was a delightful experience in a classy and classic restaurant, and the food was quite good, service very attentive and capable.

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Isaac
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place is very well decorated. However, the food and the service are nothing extraordinary.

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Dennis
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding cooking, great waiter who was most helpful with menu suggestions, but too too noisy, we couldn’t talk to each other as we planned, had asked for business table,

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vipDDubs
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second time back, and it was everything we enjoyed about our first visit. Well curated wine list, excellent service, the food is very composed to celebrate the season but also well conceived sides and great execution. We were there for a birthday celebration and we had a really nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best dinners i’ve had in chicago!

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing time!
The food was perfectly cooked!
The French Onion soup was the best we’ve ever had!
We plan to go back in the future!

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vipCarmenB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Too noisy and food ok but not extraordinary.

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vipLizJ
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed a romantic evening. Nice selections of wine and excellent food.

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LaurenB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Marchesa is great. The food is excellent every time. I would eat there every night if I could!

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FELI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Love the ambiance. Food was good except the risotto.

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LeslieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an intimate business dinner for physicians.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food.

FAQs

Marchesa does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Marchesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-9535.

Marchesa is rated 4.6 stars by 598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.