The Marq

4.5
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$30 and under
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American
The Marq offers an ever-evolving, globally inspired menu of seasonal fare. Paired with our hand-crafted cocktails & dynamic wine list, we've got everything you deserve. We provide our guests a delicious, upscale, & easily approachable experience.

Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, business, and theater districts while featuring a chic and modern décor with several seating options available. Sit back in our comfortable lounge and enjoy the view of Alexander Calder's Flamingo sculpture or choose to sit at our low, easily accessible tables for a more intimate experience. You also have the option to sit at our always friendly bar or selection of high-top tables for a more relaxed visit. Communal tables are available for larger, same table dining as well.
What 473 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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f
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I will definitely go back to this restaurant. The menu had just the right amount of variety of both on trend and classic menu selections. The wine list was great. The beer list was even more great. Our service was outstanding! There were many very happy laughing people throughout the restaurant. They let you eat at your own pace. This is a great new addition to Southloop dining.

SK
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good. Very accommodating if you want to share plates. The ambiance is very chill and perfect for a date.

JS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was ok. My Steak was tough. Malbec was good. Whipped ricotta app was very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was a perfect choice as we needed a dining venue where 2 of our party of six could join us a half hour later than the rest. Service was outstanding and food was very good.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The server was great. They ran out of too many items on the menu, and the risotto was so salty it was inedible. The short ribs and salmon were delicious.

S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It missed the Marq, sorry, couldn’t resist. The room is fairly loud, no sound deadening materials. Not that big a deal, but something to consider when trying to converse. We started with a charcuterie board, which was delicious. After salads, which were fine, our entree’s left a bit to be desired. My SO had the salmon ceviche that she said could have used more salt and acid. I had the short rib, which was dry and lacking flavor. The broccoli rab was tasty. The service was good all around, maybe an off night in the kitchen.

BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner date!

E
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

always reliable, although the burgers are great, the fries were limp and disappointing and the salmon burger sandwich didn't have much taste going for it.

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud - hard to hear normal conversation. Food was good but not great. Prices a bit high for what we ordered but not outrageous. Wine list a bit limited but good beer list. Did not get desert.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was awesome

S
Greensboro
36 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite places. Almost always get the burger

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Our server Rey was amazing and attentive.

AH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

service was top notch and food was very fresh and tasty. lighting is poor at some tables making it difficult to read the menu

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. The food was also very good. It was pretty loud for a business meal but there’s not a lot management can do about that.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met two friends whom I hadn’t seen in a year. They let us sit at the table for two and a half hours without giving us any pressure about ordering drinks or vacating the table. The food was delicious. I was all set to order the hamburger because they are the best there. But I saw the other sandwiches at another table and changed my mind. I am glad I did.

LG
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The type of kale used in salad is better than most restaurants. Should be softened a little more though. Server was good and unobtrusive.

l
Des Moines
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always great!

KH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Atmosphere is a little cold...especially on a cold winter day when the door is right in the center of the main dining area. Server told us we could substitute salads for fries with sandwich (and I specifically asked''Ok, that is a substitute??"...then when check arrived we found $2 and $3 uncharges for the "substitute. "

T
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was fine. Many better choices in the loop. Small portion, draft beer served in an 8 ounce glass? C’mon.

JC
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The best double cheeseburger in the city!!! Awesome location for a business lunch int he heart of the city. I look forward to bringing folks here to savor the burger!!!

HG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is always a great lunch spot for a business meeting. It's typically packed, so book ahead unless you don't mind waiting for a good 30 minutes.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option for the loop!!! Reasonable prices and great portions. I highly recommend the Sticky Ribs

DP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Would not recommend. Everything we ordered was, under the best of circumstances, forgettable. I would return only if I were VERY hungry and nowhere else were open. Sorry!

AL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good service and lively atmosphere, but the food was incredibly greasy. The food used to be pretty good, but the quality has dropped off.

JJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A birthday lunch. Food was mediocre. Service was too! Very limited menu selections.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Took half an our for our salads to be served, and the chicken was “shredded” and tough. Yikes

RC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always received great service and great food. Love the steak salad!

JA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great! It was slow for a Saturday night, but really good food and chill environment. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because I've had insanely good food in this city that's hard to compare, but it's definitely a spot we will revisit, and I love the Cali Aloe drink

Y
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Just a little noisy!

N
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was on a holiday, so it wasn’t as busy. We had been there before, but I wanted something after work and it was closest. Their menu has changed, but I wasn’t very excited about the selection, so I ordered soup and a salad.

D
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really had a great experience dining here on Saturday evening. Great service and delicious food! We chose this based mostly on location because we were attending a show nearby so we were pleasantly surprised.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner - great service and food!

V
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for a 1 pm lunch on a Friday afternoon and had a great experience. My dining partner and I both had the Marq Burger with fries. (I added bacon to mine.) Burgers were delicious and fries were just as good. Quick service during the lunch rush and our server was very attentive.

K
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business dinner, food, service, atmosphere are excellent! Noise level a little loud when we first arrived. Table next to us emptied and the rest of our conversation was more enjoyable. Great location for walking from the Palmer Hotel.

FK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and even better service!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great.
Much quieter at the tables in the back than the high tops in the bar area.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

food and service was great. only issue was that we had a reservation and the hostess had us sit at the bar because there were no tables left.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Came for lunch, waited for 20 mins at my table before our server came for our order. Very poor service.

I
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary dinner before a show. Manager brought champagne to our table; very thoughtful. Approachable menu and attentive service. The fried chicken sandwich was amazing, a sweet heat sauce set it apart. Look forward to our next visit.

AG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food feels over priced for quality. It was tasty, but $5 for a single slider is steep. Also, was disappointed that we had notes in our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary but no one at the restaurant acknowledged it. The mixed drinks are fantastic (highly recommend the tequila eclipse). Overall probably wouldn't go here again unless I'm craving the cocktail.