Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

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A classic, French dining experience reminiscent of 1920’s Paris, Margeaux Brasserie is James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s moveable feast. Offering traditional brasserie fare, Margeaux Brasserie offers a tip of its hat to Chicago with the warmth, hospitality and dining sensibilities synonymous with the Midwest.



Located on the third floor of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Margeaux Brasserie is a destination for lively drinks, convivial dining and brunch with everlasting Rosé and live music on Sundays. Join us for happy hour daily from 4pm - 6pm.
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Sun 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Tue 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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TT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Staff are just not very well trained able to meet the needs of the table. The issue is that they don't come to check on their tables. I have to flag people down and seem irritated to have to come by. I have been there more than 10 times and it getting worse and worse. The food remains excellent and the ambiance. I would not bring any out of town guests here for that reason.

SS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the city. I’m treated VIP here which brings me back. I can’t wait to bring my friends from Cincinnati here next weekend. Alex is the best server and I always request his section. Thank you for another incredible dinner!!

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Pricy but more than worth it! Fresh, authentic, relaxing experience. You may forget you’re in America :)

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brassiere in the Gold Coast, Chicago area. The food was excellent and service very professional, attentive and just an incredible experience. I will come back every time we are in the Chicago area.

D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate a special event, knowledgeable and attentive staff across the board, food was excellent, choice of cocktails & wines very comprehensive, decor perfect. I thought a tad pricey, but suppose that comes with the level of overall performance

J
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional French Bistro and cuisine by Michael Mina with Executive Chef Greg Biggers presenting the Chicago program. Also, very good depth in the Spirits department including Pineau de Charente and way above average Cognac and Armagnac selections. Attentive, well trained and efficient staff. Highly recommended!

JL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant. We recently enjoyed our anniversary celebration at Margeaux Brasserie. The hostess greeted us with a Happy Anniversary. Gave us a table with by the window as per my request on Open Table. A kind note card was on the table. Immediately was offered a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The service was impecable without being intrusive. We had the Dover Sole and Banana Tart Tatin which were delicious. Also, recommend the duck fat fries. While the food and service were outstanding, the restaurant ambiance was very comfortable. This place will be added to our rotation when visiting Chicago. Thank you to the staff for a very pleasant evening.

s
Richmond
58 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner. Chilled prawns were big Enough to share and cooked perfectly. I have a steak Frites with the skirt steak and it was so tender and my friend has a duck and loved it. I think the french fries were very rich and I didn’t care for them quite so much. Perfect service. Lovely space and I would go again.

d
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant never fails to please! The express lunch is amazing too.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an anniversary lunch. Our waiter was so kind, gave us a glass of champagne and took such good care of us. The food was outstanding and the setting was beautiful. I can’t wait to go back again for dinner.

y
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for dinner with friends
Started with a baguette that was too chewy and was not good
My husband’s chicken was so dry it looked like it had been cooking for hours
My salmon was cold with lentils that had dried up
A Wasted a dinner in the city

C
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town. Looked for special place. MB definitely fit the requirements. Server was so professional, attentive. Wish I’d gotten his name.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is good, service is bad

GJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is great. We will be back. We had the Express Lunch.. fantastic.

KH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! The food, the wine, the service - outstanding! Margaret, Nicole, and Phillipe were wonderful and took care of us like we were celebrities from start to finish. Thank you!

h
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mac n cheese and duck fried potatoes were wonderful. Pistachio maccarroon was so flaky and sweet. Our server was so attentive!

EK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and most important - delicious brunch. Fresh seafood and perfect omelette. Floyd is great! . We will
be back soon!

MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dining experience. Very close to a french brasserie. A little pricey, but I would guess that should be expected at any restaurant in the Waldorf.

m
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed every minute of this meal. From the personalized letter for our anniversary to the service, staff and most certainly the food. Classic brasserie food done extraordinarily well in a beautiful environment. Would highly recommend and will certainly be back.

SS
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago. Alex, my server, makes it a true VIP experience. Bravo!

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Arrived at our 6pm rsvp, we asked hostess for a window table instead of a booth at a dark corner, we were turned down stating they were reserved for larger parties .... ~ 20 minutes later, two different couples were seated at two different four person table by the window. We didn't bother to ask our waiter or hostess at that point.

We're celebrating our anniversary so the restaurant greed us with two glasses of champagne and wrapped up the experience w/their famous bake Alaska dessert which was a mush try at this restaurant.

Everything else from cocktail, salad to dinner were average, other than hostesses, the waiter and f&b team did great.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience for our first time! Reserved this for my sisters birthday and we had a fun time! Everything was spectacular and delicious! Exceeded our expectations and the portions were great! Had to take some food home. We hope to return soon!

JW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant was outstanding... but after we were seated in a lovely spot ..... a party of 8 was seated right next to us and it was noisy!!
They could have been seated in another place.... there was lots of room in the restaurant!!!

ND
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live around the corner and my date does, as well. We are regulars here and the experience was again quite good. Attentive service from the rotating staff, a concept I resisted at first, til my Vegas hotel mogul son explained the sense of it all.
As it was my date's birthday, we got an unexpected treat from the chef. Nice touch.
I always recommend Margeaux to neighbors, relatives, visitors to my great city and friends alike.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our former time here and we were really pleased with everything. We live in the neighborhood and we’ll be back!

MR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch offerings were outstanding! Especially the Eggs Benedict and the Bread Pudding!! Wow! Will definitely visit again!

M
Shreveport
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We definitely recommend to others.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing - wine, food, sommelier,and waiter staff. Relaxing, friendly, professional and well informed - a delightful experience!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, great staff, great surroundings:)

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30rd anniversary there on Monday. Great service and delicious steaks. The sommelier was so knowledgeable and helpful. The cheeses she chose paired perfectly with the wine. So good. We’ll be back.

HG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests and I sat in a cozy corner and greatly enjoyed the Brasserie atmosphere at Margeaux. The food was Superior, the lobster gnocchi was a delight. We were also impressed by the great American food with a French flair like the Macaroni Gratiné and the Au Poivre Burger. My guests discussed if the Magret breast should have a crispier skin to be enjoyed but we were overall impressed. Beyond the atmosphere and selection of food, it is our server Alex who made the night memorable. Our server was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and showed us a great time. The ambiance and food will bring me back to Margeaux, and the experience provided by Alex and his team will make me recommend this restaurant to everyone in Chicago.

J
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food wait staff music ambiance- perfect brunch day for mother and daughter experience for weekend trip in Chicago

DP
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like a date in Paris in the beautiful near north of Chicago. The food ,bottomless sparkling Rose,music trio and ambience were all wonderful. Our waiter Jack for brunch was terrific.

OT
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

No baguettes at brunch was a turn off. Also asked to be seated in the room by the corner of rush where it’s much lighter, but were told it was for other reservations (we had reservations). Those tables sat empty our whole meal...

CG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded our high expectations. The menu had so many good choices that made it hard to decide what to order. Everything we did order was delicious, so now we just have to go back to taste the items we didn't choose. Another positive was that the restaurant was quiet enough to comfortably carry on a conversation, while still having a very nice ambience. We will definitely go back sooner than later!

LA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband I ate here for my birthday. It was amazing. I literally couldn’t find anything to complain about 😂😂. We had a charcuterie board for an appetizer, everything on it was amazing! I had the ‘smoke and honey’ cocktail, which was mixed perfectly; the rosemary spring gave an excellent aroma when sipping this concoction. For dinner I ordered the braised short run with chanterelles and Boursin polenta....seriously.......there are no words worthy of describing this dish. It was absolutely perfect, there wasn’t any improvement that could have been made. My husband had the steak frites, which was perfectly cooked and so tender. It was served with the most epic duck fat fries ever. Super good. There were plenty of other dishes and cocktails worth ordering, I would happily go again and I highly recommend to anyone looking to have a nice low key romantic dinner. Loved it.

R
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, service was excellent, the food was delicious ! We will be back!

VA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our lunch, the chicken was delicious, perfectly cooked and the sauce was exquisite. My Mom raved about the salmon, a generous piece and she savored every bite. The complimentary birthday dessert was greatly appreciated with our cappuccino's to end our meal.

DD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service- a favorite for breakfast in the Gold Coast

FS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and the food is consistently well prepared!

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