Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

4.6
390 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM -9:45 AM

Brunch
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dinner
Sunday-Thursday from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday from 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Bar & Lounge
Sunday-Thursday 4:00 PM-12:00 AM
Friday and Saturday 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
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Phone number
(312) 625-1324
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brent Balika
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Cross street
E Walton between N State and N Rush
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Margeaux’s $85 3-Course prix fixe family style dinner menu from 4pm - 9pm.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the New Year with a festive 5-course tasting dinner featuring an option wine pairing. $115 per person with a $65 wine pairing.
1st Seating | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
2nd Seating | 8pm - 9pm

Monday, December 31, 2018

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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

What 390 People Are Saying
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MF
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice service, good food but very noisy. Our waiter neglected to tell us the entree is served on mashed potatoes and we ordered a side of mashed potatoes. It was nice that he removed the charge for the side from the bill

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TW
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time eating there. Dover sole is amazing. Could share as the portion is generous. Mac and cheese is excellent. Wine service was also very good. Upscale French bistro that delivers.

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M
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Came here with a girlfriend on Friday evening. Our server, Alex, was charming and made very good recommendations with both food and wine. The decor was a mix of modern and classic. It was quite busy and it was a buzz with merriment. Everything tasted wonderful. We ordered WARM CAMEMBERT TRUFFLE BAGUETTE to start. For our entrees, we ordered HAWAIIAN BIGEYE TUNA CRUDO, COULOTTE, and a salad. For dessert, the BAKED ALASKA FOR TWO. We drank, essentially, a bottle of CHATEAU COUFRAN HAUT-MEDOC which was excellent! The Waldorf Astoria has a feel of being a bit ritzy and I felt the menu was a bit pricy, but I came here on a voucher, which was also expensive for me. I knew it would be great and would never have known about this place had it not been for the voucher. Would come back.

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

Excellent food! Service was exceptional and they accommodated our every wish. Wait staff was great! We will return! Took my significant other for a birthday! We had a lovely time and the food was so good.

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MS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab roasted oysters. Pork chop excellent. Great looking room. Very expensive.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! One of the finest meals I’ve had in a long time. The cocktails, the duck wings, useless,chicken roti, sole, mushroom fricasse, financiers were all divine. We even took a whole entree and side home for the next day. I can’t wait to come back!

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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch on 12/2/18 at Margeaux. We were a party of 6 and everyone loved their food. We had burgers, American in Paris, French Omelet, and Eggs Benedict. Our server was delightful. Can’t wait to return!

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing! Though, the beet salad was not up to par, the entrees were amazing! And, the garlic bread appetizer with Camembert was amazing...must have again! Service was excellent...from the hostess to the sommelier and the waiter!! Will be back! Only complaint, is the noise level! We had to shout at each other to hear one another! Do not expect an intimate place; it is more like a loud and noisy bar.

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D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the restaurant was "polished". It was a beautiful space, polished and sophisticated. The service staff was extremely professional and accommodating. The food was delicious and well presented. I will be returning.

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E
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

this was my third time dining at your restaurant and each time it's like going to a new restaurant because your menu is so varied.
absolutely loved experience and kudos to sommelier - she is beyond knowledgeable and great to talk too

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Reception was rude; service awful and people generally ignored us. We live in neighborhood and would normally visit often but that won’t be likely now after this experience.

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CS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The hostess was rude, couldn't smile and seemed to not have the energy to open her mouth to greet us either. Sat us right by the kitchen door even though the restaurant was pretty much empty. Our eggs benidict was served on a cold stale croissant. The only upside to the whole breakfast was our server was very attentive and nice. We live right in the neighborhood and will not recommend.

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c
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening and it will become a regular stop for us. The French bread with Camembert cheese is delicious and a great way to start. French press coffee was delicious at the end and we enjoyed everything in-between. Friendly, gracious service and a wonderful window view. Don’t miss.

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f
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top-notch service! I was craving seafood & tried the lobster pot pie! It was so delicious! Oven baked oysters are so so good!

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BZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! We had the oysters, steak tartare, French onion soup, (appetizers) dover sole and duck entrees. All were amazing. Service was excellent. We will definitely return.

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RF
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice location for a leisurely Sunday brunch on a nippy day in Chicago. Cozy booths, lively bar, and great food. Kitchen a little slow, but we wanted a leisurely experience. Relax and enjoy!

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DV
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best duck! For dessert, we got the chocolate macaron. It’s plenty for two!

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m
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My husband and I went to Margeaux right after they opened in Summer 2017 and had an exceptional experience. We were excited to bring our daughter and her fiance to celebrate their engagement - service was terrible. The restaurant was not busy but our server had zero interest in our table.
We had to ask for refills for water and drinks (and yes there was an empty water bottle on table that no one noticed) and our empty plates remained on table long after finished (both appetizers and entrees) - we were seated near the bar and staff members went by multiple times and did not stop. Food was good, but not exceptional.
We have dined in several other Michael Mina restaurants and this was a huge disappointment. Perhaps because it is located in a hotel the servers are not as well trained. We won't go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long end in Chicago with Family

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SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service, excellent food! Perfect dinner!

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f
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for brunch and enjoyed ourselves. Many options to choose from in the menus. Hits were the French toast, crullers and bottomless rose. Surprises were no French bread with the salads. Great people watching

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LS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This was our second time at Margeaux Brasserie, we enjoyed it the first but can't say the same about this experience. Although the food was great, the service was extremely disappointing. For a restaurant of this caliber, I was shocked by what we experienced. First, it took about 10-15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us once we were seated. Our server finally stopped by, abruptly asked if we wanted a special wine they were featuring, and walked away. It was about 30 minutes before we were able to place a drink order and another 10-15 before we got our drinks. Our second round of drinks took about 10-15 minutes as well. I am not sure if that was an issue with the bar or our server but the bar was basically empty. Throughout the evening the only person who checked in on us was the sommelier. We had to continue to flag down our server throughout the evening, he never once stopped by to see how things were tasting and if needed anything. It is too bad because we enjoyed the food and love the Waldorf but I am not sure if we will return with so many other great options in the city.

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KS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group was 7 people. The service, food, and drinks were excellent. Dover sole, escargot, lobster pot pie, and wood fired oysters were highlights.

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OT
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ! What a wonderful dinner

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a
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Delicious food presented beautifully. Service attentive most of the time. Noise level is off the charts - very uncomfortable to have to shout a conversation.

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V
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Escargots were delicious and the Duck Breast was cooked to perfection with a wonderful sauce to drizzle over it. The wait staff were very attentive and our server was excellent. We had a wonderful dinner at the Margeaux Brasserie.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked on open table. Noted we wanted a window. Windows were available and seating was interior.

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with family in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Loved the lobster pot pie...though there could have been a little more lobster in there for that price.
Best for a special dinner.

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DU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful 🎂

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FP
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a pre-theater dinner that we enjoyed very much. The food was exquisite, took us back to France. The cocktails were outstanding, even for my wife who is quite picky as to mixed drinks. The baguette was a highlight!
We got a table in the back area which is quieter, better for conversation and enjoying the dishes. In the front it is more lively and like a real brasserie in Paris or Lyon.
Above all else, the service was excellent, personal, but not intrusive, prompt, but not pushy. Congratulations on the staff!!

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As a former owner of a French bistro, I can attest that this is the real deal, very much impressed by the foie ,duck was spot on crazy perfectly cooked (don't you love your sous vide machine chef?) and overall meal was impressive...plus it's in the WA, what's not to like?
You guys are doing the right things right
congrats!

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c
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful hotel. Service was prompt and friendly. I had the escargot to start and the dry aged duck for dinner. Both were excellent and the portion of duck was generous. My wife started with the butter lettuce salad which had a unique presentation and had the fillet mignon for dinner. The meat was so tender and the béarnaise sauce was superb. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass although I felt $19 for a glass of Gigondas was high. The meal was well worth the price for a special occasion.

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S
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is beautiful. Food and service superb!

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3
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This truly a hidden gem! Great service, professional, helpful and

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F
Cleveland
101 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is beautiful. Michael Mina restaurants are always fabulous. Great menu. Our server was great plus she really knew the menu and was able to guide thru the menu. Nice wine list. Craft cocktails excellent. You can’t go wrong. We were seated close to a window so beautiful view. Oysters are a must!

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K
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an absolutely fantastic addition to our neighborhood!

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the waitstaff was exceptional, especially Kelly our server. food was creative and well presented.

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ND
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great time at this place, which is located around the corner from my apartment. All the servers and especially the sommelier were outstanding with their service, knowledge and attention to detail. Great accents to a great meal.
I'll be back and back.
Tim Daro

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The staff was incredibly attentive. The service was good as well as food. I’m frequently dining here since food was clean, and I know it will be a good experience.

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H
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience, great meal to celebrate our anniversary! Highly recommended

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