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Marisol at the MCA, Chicago, IL

Marisol at the MCA

4.6
4.6
854 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

11:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

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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Experiences

  • "Dia De Los Muertos" Dinner and Mezcal pairing.

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 1, 2022 only
    Come celebrate Dia De Los Muertos "Day of the Dead" with us at MARISOL November First from 6pm-9pm. Enjoy educational tasting of PROLIJO Mezcals followed by a special 4 course menu curated by MARISOL Executive Chef, Diana Browder and Sous Chef Juan Espinal. Tickets include- - Your reservation Table - Guided Tasting of Prolijo Mezcal - One Hour cocktail reception with passed canapes from 6pm to 7pm. - Four Course Dinner with Paired Prolijo Mezcal cocktails from 7pm to 9pm. .............. Tax and Gratuity are included in the price. To ensure an intimate experience seating/tickets for the dinner are limited.

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What 854 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. JJ

    JulieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. DD

    DeborahD

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    LOVETODINE

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and wonderful service!
  4. P

    Poosie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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
  6. W

    Wilmetter

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

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

    DMJC

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    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
  10. 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.
  11. JL

    JLGW

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 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.
  12. FL

    FLPJ

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice food and you can visit the museum after
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was great! We went for lunch before head up stairs for museum. Coffee was excellent and food was great!
  20. d

    diningoutandabout

    Chicago

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Calm and lovely. Small but interesting menu, modern decor. Will come again even if I am not headed into an exhibit at the MCA.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had high hopes but the food was expensive and mine came out wrong twice and had to be remade. The bloody had good flavor but was so chunky, I wasn’t able to drink it. The service was very slow and the ambiance was a bit of a downer.
  22. CM

    ColleenM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely day at MCA to see the Nick Cave exhibit. Trina was awesome!! We will be back!!
  23. KK

    KendraK

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely space and attentive service. Excellent cuisine.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dishes, delightful servers, and beautiful space. Lovely lunch place. Ordered sunflower hummus (again), salmon tartine, and golden grains salad. We cleaned it happily. We also tried their house cookies box— we are so glad that we did. Salted chocolate chip cookie was thick and delicious. Matcha almond cookies were divine. We might crave these cookies very very soon.
  25. n

    nash

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So Glad that you are back open. Can't wait to come Again.
  26. E

    Eman

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, darling atmosphere, great service. We went during lunch and it was the best Turkey Sandwich I’ve ever tasted. Also the chickpea salad is to die for! Marisol won’t disappoint.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dishes! Sunflower hummus is out of this world. Kale salad was rich but light. Turkey sandwich was great. I love the coffee here too. Wonderful servers and beautiful space. Will come again and recommend friends.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the loveliest dining rooms you'll ever visit....and totally delicious food to match. Get the sunflower seed hummus. It's a great start to any meal!
  29. LC

    LindaC

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!! Especially appreciate the staff who helped us squeeze in our order at 1:45 pm!! Thx so much
  30. w

    winston

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We arrived 15 minutes early and they wouldn't seat us even though the restaurant was half empty. I get it -- probably the labor shortage, but once we were at our table, it took a couple attempts to get a tiny cup of ketchup as requested. The food was pretty, but a little wanting. The pomme frites seemed like leftover potatoes -- tiny stubby fries. The salmon tartine was beautifully presented, but I don't think it was served on the house-made focaccia. Not a great value for the cost.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! The food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the sunflower seed hummus and salmon tartine. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. An enjoyable lunch followed by a memorable museum visit!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    173 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Casual dining at the ground level of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Very good American bistro cuisine
  33. N

    Northsider

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great comfortable service, nice surroundings. Would definitely go back many times.
  34. D

    Dollbaby

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and innovative food. Excellent service.
  35. T

    Travelaholic

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty and inventive options. We shared the sunflower hummus with flax seed crackers and burrata with peach and pesto. Lovely lunch location!
  36. RF

    RichardF

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is delicious and presented in a lovely way. The decor is very pleasant.
  37. J

    Jantheman

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for brunch! Menu had a variety of interesting choices. The staff works as a well oiled machine to bring outstanding service.
  38. BS

    BetS

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I used to eat at Marisol pre-pandemic and always enjoyed it..so it was really a disappointment when I had lunch there recently/ My sandwich was dry, the break was stale ( or I'm not sure, half toasted?) I took my friend for her birthday and she looked like she would be hungry from the size of her portion. ( Neither of us are big eaters) When I asked to see the dessert menu to order something for her birthday, I was told that they didn't have any desserts except for ice cream. About ten minutes later, out came a half melted dish of ice cream with a candle on top. My friend said that it tasted funny and when I tasted it I agreed. Our server was very hassled since she seemed to be in charge of the whole section. I had to ask twice for a refill on my ice tea. I know that there is a shortage of help in the restaurant business, I know that there is a supply chain problem and I know that there is an economic issues. However that doesn't excuse charging higher prices for smaller portions and lower quality. When you are treating someone to a meal, it is embarrassing to have to apologize for your restaurant choice. I hope that things will improve and Marisol will be back to the restaurant it was and struggles to be.
  39. C

    Cleo

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch. We will be back.
  40. C

    foodyfromChicago

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is exciting. However, the service was a little slow. But, it seems lack of help is common in most businesses these days. And, once our server was able to wait on us, he did a fine job and was attentive and responsive to our needs. At any rate, the food was worth the wait and I am happy to see MCA thriving from the increased business.

FAQs

Marisol at the MCA is rated 4.6 stars by 854 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

11:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
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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