Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

4.6
466 reviews
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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 sure to become a destination for lively drinks, convivial dining, and a bacchanalia brunch with everlasting Rosé. Daily Happy Hour Specials are also a can't miss!

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Sun 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Tue 7:00AM - 10:30AM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 7:00AM - 10:30AM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 7:00AM - 10:30AM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. We were married at the hotel and came back with our parents to celebrate 5 years of marriage.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great wine and the food was just so-so. The service was strange,. we had 3 different people coming to our table and they didn't always synchronize with one another. We ordered a seafood tower that I would NOT recommned.

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KW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Date night or special night restaurant, great service and food.

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T
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. The lamb was outstanding and the service staff were so friendly. Will definitely stop by again.

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A
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good dining experience. A bit pricey but very good

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A
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The evening was a birthday celebration and Kelly, our server, and her support service staff made it a perfect evening, with the food and presentation extraordinary!

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S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is pretty amazing. We did two sets of restaurant week menu tasting courses, and ordered something extra off the regular menu. Both are great. Only one thing we dislike is the restaurant gets busy after 7pm and then our waiter disappeared after the second course. Then we waited for our desserts for like 20-30min and we couldn't find someone to ask about it :(

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LT
Essex
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and sat at the bar for a drink. The bartender was very accommodating in making me a mocktail. We were seated at our reservation time, though the restaurant had not been anywhere near full the whole time we sat at the bar.
We had the restaurant week menu which was outstanding value for absolutely delicious food. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, without being in your face which I can’t stand!
We loved it and would definitely dine here again

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GT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ryan the sommelier was exceptional. He helped me choose an 8 year old Bordeaux from their extensive wine list. Nikolai the back waiter that greeted us was wonderful and engaging as well. The food was truly inspired and delicious. Thank you.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question one of the best dinners I’ve ever had! I’ve wanted to try Margeaux Brasserie for a long time and thanks to Chicago Restaurant Week for the opportunity. I look forward to another visit

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CC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was here for dinner and went back again for brunch. Sat at the bar, the bartender was very nice. Cocktail was wonderful and they have the best french toast I have ever had. Will definitely go back

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I'm not sure I would recommend. Yesterday was my first visit; our food was very late and the waiter seemed to avoid me once I asked what was going on. The manager ultimately came by and told us the kitchen lost our ticket. Our food did come, the manager was very apologetic and didn't charge us for the meal.
I'll go again and see what happens the next time.

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AK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I made a reservation for Restaurant Week. We had an awesome experience, our server was so friendly and helpful, and the food was everything we expected and more. The Restaurant Week menu was an incredible value (4 courses for $46), and the portions were very generous. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice Friday or Saturday night dinner with friends or your significant other.

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Service was extraordinary from the team from time we arrived until departure. Cuisine creative and very enjoyable.
Great wine list at fair prices. Sommelier very knowledgeable and helpful.
We will be back, and soon.
Highly recommended.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and space. A nice place for date night or a group gathering.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a very good experience. Food was very good, highly recommend the Mac n Cheese. Great wine list, many wines to choose from. Great service, overall a great restaurant for a nice dinner.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Super great place with a very Parisian ambiance. Literally reminded me of eating at a restaurant in Paris super accurate menu of what is traditional but with a twist. Service was sadly very poor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week

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DB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is very very good. The service is fine but could be better.
I’m willing to dine in there again.

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SR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is amazing and great suggestions for drinks and wine accompaniments. Food was excellent as usual, the duck l'orange wings are a classic and must have for everyone coming here

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NU
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy. Great venue. We had a very nice table with view. It prompted us to stay longer to enjoy the crullers. Highly recommend. This was a friend get together before Porchlight Theater----brunch/lunch.

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d
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the food (short rib, french onion soup, salads...), the waiter and support staff were wonderful- friendly, helpful w/the perfect amount of interaction, the room is so pretty, and even hostesses were courteous and efficient. Everything was lovely (and I'm not so easily pleased). We would love to return!

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is welcoming, relaxed and yet very elegant.
Was surprised to see TVs at bar, and drinks were pricey, but not unlike any downtown high-end location.
Food and service were outstanding! Looking forward to going back soon.

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DP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

adequate but little to recommend for a Saturday lunch meal. Mina obviously has not visited in some time

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely eat here again! Husband had the French toast and that was also amazing!!

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m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us had dinner at Margeaux Brasserie during Restaurant Week 2019. Gorgeous place in the Waldorf Astoria (ooh la la!) Nice variety of choices on the $36 prix fixe RW menu. The pheasant, braised beef & filet mignon were amazing, the fish/escargot was not our favorite. We also ordered the duck wings which were absolutely delicious. The sides and desserts were tasty & pretty. All of the staff including the hostess, the busboys, the waiter, and the sommelier were outstanding. We felt welcome & comfortable throughout our dinner. Overall a great experience. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

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K
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific Restaurant Week venue! Superb value and portions are substantial. Service is charming and and accommodating. Not to be missed!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Just what we wanted for a breakfast/brunch! Highly suggest!

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B
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Live music great! You can actually visit with friends. Tables and booths are quieter than most. Service was less than stellar. Had to ask for coffee refills, water service, etc. Out of 3 dishes, one outstanding.....french toast. So disappointing!

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the as-seen-on-insta mac n' cheese, but we were surprised and delighted with each plate! The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious. Put that together with a cozy, upscale bistro vibe and you have an amazing night out.

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OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food quality. Excellent wine recommendations. Cozy atmosphere and unpretentious —while maintaining very high quality menu and presentation of food. We love French cuisine and this was among the best we’ve had in the US.

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AG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ordered an onion soup, which wasn't very good. Also we ordered the mussels and the macaroni, and they were delicious. The service was very good and the restaurant was pretty empty actually, just us and 6 more tables.

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r
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful room. Food was very good. Drinks were good.
Just not quite great. But I will go back as it’s a nice room with nice service.
The French onion was amazing!!!

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GD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Jack and Sommelier Ryan are great. Top notch restaurant.

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RS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. The service was excellent. The food was delicious, but the portion was minuscule. I was there for brunch and ordered the Salad Nicoise. Very well prepared but occupied half of the dinner plate... seriously, when it was presented, I thought that the Chef forgot half of the salad.

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AN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

All of the food was very good except the pork chop entree. It was very fatty and was much thinner than we were told it would be.

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DH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the greatest service I have ever received. Cheese service was extraordinary but not overwhelming

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RL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, especially the Dover Sole. It’s a low key elegant dining room. I had a very imaginative cocktail. We were very happy with our experience.

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g
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

Ordered the Amish chicken roti which was disappointing due to being over done. Also, expected more of butternut squash. Have enjoyed M.Menna dining in San Francisco, this did not compare in any way.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really incredible dinner w real professional and attentive staff. HIGHLY recommend the Lobster potpie and the 2q oz dry aged steak ! Honestly looking forward to going back.

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