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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Absolutely lovely food and service. The quality of everything is amazing as well. It felt as if we stepped out of Chicago into a real French bistro. The price of the food is outstanding with ranges of flavors, sizes, and variety, making it a great spot for anyone to try.
Exceptional cuisine in River North. Beautiful location and great service. Have not been disappointed by a single dish.
The atmosphere is extremely romantic - we loved the decor. It was nice to be in a traditional white table clothe environment for a change. The servers were pretty attentive but we waited quite a long time between appetizer and entree. We love French good and while we were overall very happy with our food, we’ve had better French food at both higher and lower price points in Chicago.
Great ambiance, great for date night or an upscale dinner
Marchesa is magnificent! Artful presentation, perfect gracious service, cool soundtrack (perfect mix of trance electronica and French music), beautiful interior design/atmosphere, and most importantly, wonderful culinary creations! Easily one of the best restaurants in the city, and one of the best meals I've had anywhere in the country. Dress up, slow down, relax into one of their comfy banquettes and enjoy the fine dining experience; make and evening of it (it's not fast food). You'll be glad you did.
Phillip our server was great ! The food and atmosphere was great also!
Marchesa’s food was exceptional. But the best part of the experience was the service. Our waiter was excellent and all the staff was so attentive. My boyfriend and I are in our 20s so we frequently do not receive very good service at nice restaurants - most likely due to the presumption that we will not tip well. But at Marchesa we were treated exceptionally and the food was delicious!
Dined here on a visit to Chicago. We had a fantastic experience. Out waiter Philippe was charming, efficient and warm. The foos was fantastic. I had the lamb and it was delicious. My partner had the mushroom risotto and it was also amazing. Wine selection was very good.
Room and bar was stylish and art on the walls was beautiful.
We will definitely return!
Fantastic service, food, and ambiance! Celebrated my birthday here and it was so special.
We celebrated my birthday at Marchesa and it was an amazing experience! We had a drink down in the Champagne Cave first, then went to our table where they had my name printed on the paper menus. We had the Petrossian osstera caviar, lobster bisque, sea bass and the filet mignon. The portions are generous and the food was delicious! We’ll definitely be back again soon!
We were a party of 4 on a Saturday evening, and it was a seamless, relaxing and indulgent time for us. The service was very attentive, not overbearing. The food was great, with a high attention to detail and smartly prepared and presented, (not silly or overdone). I love the beautiful yet approachable room. I appreciated everyone (including us) wearing masks. I would dine again, thank you!
My husband and I ate here for our anniversary and had a lovely time. The food was outstanding, as well as the service. The atmosphere was elegant yet chic and modern. I had the lobster bisque to start and then the steak frites. My husband had the foie gras and duck a l'orange. I love that the menu has some pasta and risotto options as well as French fare. My husband loves duck and foie gras, whereas I'm not such a fan so it's great to have some place we can eat where we both can get the food we like. Staff wore masks for COVID, sanitizer was readily available and they had both paper and virtual menus (QR code). Indoor and outdoor dining options; we ate inside and tables were properly set for social distancing. Can't wait to go back!
It get's better ad better. What a great and comfortable room...so romantic.
Great for special occasions or just amazing risotto
I don't know why it took me six years to discover Marchese after moving to River North. It is everything a French bistro should be. A friend said it reminded him of the much-acclaimed L'Express in Montreal.
The menu has more choices than I would expect. Of course chicken and steak frites are present but also pastas and risottos and fish selections as well as other expected entrees.
Appetizers we enjoyed were corn vichyssoise, lamb rilettes (like a pate), and Truffle Burrata.
The sea bass was perfect - I am not sure what the coasting was, but it was great.
There are clever cocktails as well as the expected wine list.
The service from Phillipe was just as it should be (my highest compliment).
I am very happy that I am only a ten-minute walk from there.
Dining at Marchesa is always a wonderful experience. Our table enjoyed all the various tastes of Chef Didier's Prix Fixe menu. The cherry clafoutis was a particular hit. Our private table on the terrace provided a spectacular setting beneath the night sky that none of us will soon forget. In fact, we are going back for more in a few weeks. The staff is so attentive and personable that they make you feel you are dining with them as friends.
Lovely meal at Marchesa. Excellent service! I'm looking forward to returning.
The staff were very accommodating to me as a vegetarian and informative about the cuisine. They took us on a tour of the 3 floor property afterward and we got to see how diverse and beautiful all the spaces were! Last but not least the food was amazing, can’t wait to go again :)
food was amazing. perfect for a romantic date night.
This is a place where chef’s choice will never let you down. I am a big fan of coursing my meal.. Everything fell right into place for my Taste of Provence experience. am so happy to be back in great company! Thank you all so much.
Excellent, friendly service.
The food here was AMAZING! It was soo good! Being that I am a major foodie, I never like coming back to the same restaurants because I feel that I should always try a new place when I go out but this restaurant is one of the few places I would visit again and again! Highly recommended! The service was was great and the decor was nice as well.
Honestly some of the best food I’ve ever had. Definitely will be back soon
It was a perfect experience in every detail. Although relatively quiet inside the service didn't reflect any Covid compromise and the chef was kind enough to make the rounds and check on everyone. We chose indoor dining as it was extremely hot and muggy outdoors and cool and comfortable inside so that would be my strongest recommendation. The interior design is really nice.
Fish of the day
Fabulous decor and service!
This is a beautiful restaurant that has thankfully survived COVID and is as good as ever.
The menu has something for everyone.
The drinks are expertly prepared.
This place knows hospitality, and I look forward to my next meal here!
Wonderful Bastille Day menu with entertainment.
Marchesa was a very nice French restaurant. The Brussel Sprouts were amazing and the service was impeccable!
The service and food were outstanding! Will definitely be returning.
Nick was our waiter. He was the perfect balance of attentive, helpful & gave us our space. Dinner was almost perfect. First steak a bit overdone, but quickly corrected & generously handled. Highly recommend!
Good standard French cuisine. Friendly staff.
Best steak frites I've ever had!
We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The service from beginning to end was excellent. The food was wonderfully prepared and the presentation was beautiful. The only criticism was that my steak was a bit overcooked. Our waiter noticed it right away and immediately offered to bring me a new one. I refused his offer. It was well seasoned and delicious.
Loved Marchesa. Looking at it for a while, and finally pulled the trigger. It was a great place for a date, and service and food were some of the best French in Chicago. Wine was superb at a very fair price. Champagne cave was super cozy for winter, and for small groups. Make sure you make a stop in there first or after dinner.
Excellent food and service, however the kitchen was down a person in addition to a private event, resulting in quite the wait for entrees. We plan on going back again because of the high service level and the dishes were well composed. In our opinion the delay was understandable, where we would’ve preferred it was the temperature, I’d would’ve preferred my mid-rare Duck order to be closer to rare.
Beautiful room and fantastic food. Service was high quality with good advice on selections
Excellent food, beautifully presented with attentive and fun staff.
Food and service were outstanding. A most enjoyable experience!
Wonderful dining experience, exceptional service... A true gem tucked away in River North.
My gorgeous girlfriend loves it. The atmosphere is very calm and the decoration is a mixture of various styles of European Art. We had the opportunity to meet the master chef, We also had the official tour which was very informative regarding the additional rooms and services offered by the restaurant. In all I would definitely recommend Marchesa.
Marchesa does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Marchesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-9535.
Marchesa is rated 4.5 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.
Marchesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com.
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.