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Marisol at the MCA, Chicago, IL

Marisol at the MCA

4.6
4.6
876 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Marisol, the restaurant and bar at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, features seasonal contemporary cuisine for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Experience innovative flavors from chef Jason Hammel (Lula Cafe, Superkhana International) in an immersive interior designed by internationally renowned artist Chris Ofili.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 799-3599

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Hammel

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    N Mies Van Der Rohe Way

  • Parking details

    Discounted rates are available for Marisol guests in the MCA's garage.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. p

    pmitzen

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wait staff was pleasant and attentive, but asked for salad to be chopped and for light dressing - and she wrote it down. Salad was not chopped and was both unremarkable and was drenched in dressing
  2. AS

    AS2017

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    For Sunday brunch, the granola and beignets were very good. But the plate of eggs, bacon (one piece) and potatoes (2 burnt pieces) was pathetic at that price. The service was excellent.
  3. JE

    JenniferE

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Marisol!
  4. C

    Celeste

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily, our server was great. Helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and came quickly. I look forward to visiting again.
  5. MD

    MaryD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious meal - been there before and each time love the food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The dinner menu is sparse. We had the sunflower hummus which was highly suggested…just okay. My partner had the Bavette Steak…his review was that it was not very good. I had the Butternut Squash entree and it was as if some leftovers were put together and served. Our server was lovely but our food experience will not bring us back.
  7. M

    Malgar

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The decoration is contemporary, made me feel that the cafe was a perfect extension of the museum. The coffee was outstanding, light roast, flavorful. The food was okay, nothing to brag about. I had the tofu scramble. I like they kept the tofu cubed instead of crumbling it. The smashed potatoes it came with were a little over fried. Overall, this was a positive experience and I will be back. Our server was great also, kind, attentive.
  8. S

    Shireen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our reservation that was confirmed THREE times. But restaurant was closed on that day. I contacted them. They did not have the decency to respond. Reflects very poor management and lack of attention to details Wonder what goes on in their kitchen!

    Marisol at the MCAResponded on November 11, 2022My apologies for the inconvenience. There was a glitch with OpenTable which whom I contacted and had the system corrected. Yes, both the Museum and the restaurant is closed to the public on Mondays. I am sorry that you had wasted your time in your attempt to dine with us. I would like to personally invite you in for lunch during our normal hours of operation and completely take care of the bill to compensate for your frustration. My apologies again, Kyle Grodzki

  9. F

    Fredmom

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I was somewhat hoping the space would be nicer...especially being inside the MCA. It would be good casual spot for tourists, but not for a birthday brunch or any other special occasion.
  10. ER

    EileenR

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just love the creative flavors in every dish. It’s a beautiful space to enjoy a wonderful meal in. As a former resident of Nola, the beignets are the closest to any we’ve had in Louisiana. Also hoping the Lula Cafe Mushroom Walnut Bolognese pops up on the menu.
  11. C

    Cheri

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a very nice lunch in between doctors appointments. Very relaxing. Good food and attentive service. Comfortable and quiet environment.
  12. KK

    KathleenK

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon rillette was spectacular. Service, setting and ambience always a treat
  13. TR

    TheRiverofamily

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Was very disappointed with how the event was planned. Felt like I was attending a timeshare with really good food. Went to maple & ash for the same price and received excellent service. The marketer for the tequila made the dinner feel like all they wanted was for me to buy a bottle. A person should have been hired to share the facts about dia de Los Muertos in a way that was exciting to listen to and not boring. I also would have appreciated more space between me and the people talking. I felt like my food was being spit on every meal
  14. JJ

    JuJu

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Local..Delicious inventive food friendly fun…
  15. f

    food4life

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food especially for a museum cafe. Good place to eat with friends and family. Easy to talk and good food. In our neighborhood so glad to have it so close.
  16. A

    Arianna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space with delicious food. Loved our experience
  17. r

    restoto

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service at the bar, delicious food which came out very quickly. Hope there are more chef collaboration brunches in the future!
  18. JA

    JessyAA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved loved loved the food and the space! The crispy potatoes seem impossibly crispy on the outside and perfect on the inside. The sausage was such high quality meat and perfecly spiced. We had the best made macchiatos as well. It was a special weekend with guest chefs for the entrees, but both were do delicious. Great service, and couldn't believe two of us ordered more than we could finish for under $50. We will definitely be back.
  19. C

    Creativecomfort

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative takes on comfort food, beautiful surroundings, excellent service
  20. SK

    ShannonK

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and kind service
  21. J

    Jmalone103

    Louisville

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch … super nice selection. And everything we ordered was fabulous
  22. DG

    DianaG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service-one dinner did not enjoy the special fries and they did not want to charge for them even though we did say it was OK to do so. Rest of our party of four enjoyed our choices and the service was great. I enjoy the ambience and will return as I always have.
  23. JJ

    JulieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early lunch so The room was quiet when we were there. Don’t know what it’s like with a crowd. The service people were charming and friendly with us as well as each other. It’s a beautiful room and the food was terrific.
  24. DD

    DeborahD

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service, food and drinks were excellent, our server was very professional. Lovely dining room area and fun menu!
  25. LO

    LOVETODINE

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and wonderful service!
  26. P

    Poosie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and very pleasant setting for a Streeterville restaurant and makes the museum visits so enjoyable.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Delicious. Wait staff attentive. Ambiance couldn’t be better. The Mca is one of the finest museums who know how to bring the same level of art to their food as to their gallopers Thank you all. Ro and Curt
  28. W

    Wilmetter

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All very good but menu a little sparse.
  29. DM

    DMJC

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Golden Grains salad! Great menu options for a light but filling meal before walking around the museum.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff was very nice and my choice of food delicious! The tables could have been a little further apart but overall great experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Order not taken timely , drinks delivered after meal , one of the meals ordered without potatoes came with , staff was overwhelmed - portions small - service beyond poor - nice setting but clearly unmotivated crew
  32. PD

    PamelaD

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a salad that was a work of art and delicious.
  33. JL

    JLGW

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice brunch. Good looking place with tasty food. We’ll go back. It was a great way to start a trip to the museum.
  34. FL

    FLPJ

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went for brunch and the menu has several interesting choices. Brunch can be so same-ole. This menu is different. Wine was a bit slow being delivered to the table but there were interesting choices there too including several wines on tap. I love to recommend this restaurant to others.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice food and you can visit the museum after
  36. JS

    JameliaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and I can’t wait to visit again!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious interesting food. Waiter excellent. Great to then see exhibits.
  38. RR

    RolandR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Loved the beignets and the Turkish eggs. Great coffee too.
  39. s

    sujo820

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An elegant and restful reprieve from the rigors of looking at the spectacular art exhibition of Nick Cave's work. Beautiful presentation, lovely atmosphere.
  40. C

    Carolyn

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beignets with pistachios and espresso cream anglaise YUM Focaccia with herbs YUM French Toast YUM Pancakes YUM All of the above were outstanding with delicious twists!

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Marisol at the MCA is rated 4.6 stars by 876 OpenTable diners.

Marisol at the MCA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Marisol at the MCA

205 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Mies Van Der Rohe Way

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Discounted rates are available for Marisol guests in the MCA's garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Hammel

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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