Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

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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 a destination for lively drinks, convivial dining and brunch with everlasting Rosé and live music on Sundays. Join us for happy hour daily from 4pm - 6pm.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

This Thanksgiving, celebrate with a traditional menu, with a hearty French twist at Margeaux Brasserie. From 11am - 9pm, we will offer a $75 3-course menu with 4 options per course. We will also have a kid's menu available for $19.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate Christmas with Margeaux Brasserie this season. From 10am - 2pm, we will offer wonderful a la carte brunch menu. Then from 4pm - 9pm we will have a 3-course prex fixe menu with 4 options per course available for $85. We will also have holiday kids menu for $19.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come ring in the New Year with Margeaux Brasserie. We will be offering a 5-course prex fixe menu with 2 options per course for $120 per person. For an additional $75, let our Sommelier team guide your meal with lovely pairings for each course.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sun 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Tue 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 785 People Are Saying
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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience overall. Jazz was a nice touch. Having a reservation helped. The were very busy and seemed to service lots of tourists.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately we were pretty disappointed today, and this is the third time in a row now where our service was way below par. We were having brunch with friends from out of town today and chose to make a 10am reservation to avoid any type of rush so they could make their flight. From the time we were sat, to the time we finally received our bill it took FOREVER!! We definitely felt forgotten about, it took quite a bit just for our husbands to get mimosas, and our Benedict’s weren’t very warm when they eventually came out. I think the most aggravating part of our experience was our server was hovering as he gave us the bill and eager to grab the credit cards....but then it took him ten minutes plus to run them only to return and try blame it taking so long on the computer system!! Today will most likely be the last time we eat here.

Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
Responded 2 days ago

I want to sincerely apologize for the poor dining experiences. It is disappointing to hear that during multiple visits you experienced sub par service. I realize that there are many great options to dine at and that we would be lucky for you to give us another chance. I really hope that you do and that you make a reservation directly with me. I promise that we can deliver a better experience than what you have seen. Kind regards, JOSE C GONZALEZ |GENERAL MANAGER

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DM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

From the moment my friends and I walked in it was a MISS. Seemingly understaffed- table was not clean, took forever to order, computers were down so checking out took extra long- not the Waldorf Experience.....food was marginal

NH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. My husband had the dover sole and it was just as delicious, if not better than RL. We would definitely visit this restaurant again.

ET
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstandingly delicious in a beautiful, cozy restaurant. Our server was fun and friendly and all of the staff kept things well paced and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and already planning on coming back!

DH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and meal were great.

d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, well orchestrated, many knowledgeable people bringing great food and drink and wine to your table. Always a wonderful time.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my boyfriend here to celebrate Veterans Day. The atmosphere was nice. We ordered steak tartar, foie gras, and octopus as appetizers and rack of lamb as entree. Everything was delicious! We will definitely come back! I recommend this place for anyone celebrating a special occasion!

S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our neighborhood we love discovering a plce you would want to come bck to as a regular place. great menu, lots of healthy choices (we watch our carbs) and perfect service . Bravo

CA
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff and sommelier at Margeaux Brasserie were thoughtful and attentive and provided an exceptional experience. The room itself is really lovely and the French brasserie fare is great.

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food is consistently amazing. The ambience is warm and inviting. Nicole is a wonderful sommelier. Only nitpick is our service was a bit slow.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner was very special. Staff was accommodating to food allergies and the service was outstanding. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great ambience and feel and reasonable price.

m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t get enough of this brassiere. Everything was exemplary.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food delicious

MY
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, sumptuous food and great dining atmosphere. Our lady server and her assistant (French guy) were superb. My daughter enjoyed her birthday celebration with plus of able to speak French.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, food, and service. This was my second time at this restaurant and for my wife’s birthday.

C
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive evening! Food was delicious (we really enjoyed the steak frites, escargot, and the cheese cart), service staff was very attentive and informed (visited during the night by the server, sommelier and manager) and ambience elegant. Highly recommend a visit!

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-show birthday dinner. Staff was great. Accommodated our tight schedule flawlessly. Sommelier was super friendly and knowledgeable with no pretension.

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

really enjoyed our brunch. food was great. ambiance excellent. will return

TK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was impeccable, food very good. Only problem is high high noise level

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The only thing I was a little disappointed In was the French onion soup was very underwhelming. I figured for a French restaurant it would be out of this world but it was just so-so. That wouldn’t stop me from going again. The rest of the food was incredible and the space is so cool. Loved the service as well.

R
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went as a date with my wife. I had the poached lobster while she had crab and endive salad and french onion soup. All were excellent as was the service. Would go back in a minute!

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great cocktails, Food was decent and the ambiance was nice but the service was very slow. We also didn't get our foie gras and even though we ordered our dessert well in advance, it still took them 25 min to get it to us. And I say that because I kept looking at my watch hoping it would come soon so I can get back home to my 8 month old.

m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best French Brasserie in Chicago. We always have high praises to the chef and staff for giving us a wonderful experience every time we come in for dining. I wouldn’t chose any other Brasserie.

l
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

initial order uneatable - came at end of lunch service & received poor quickly prepared entrees - had to call mgmt - Margaret - she took very good care of us -

J
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were very impressed with the staff...especially our server Jesse. He was very knowledgeable about the entire menu. Also, the servers that brought the food to the table gave an excellent overview of each dish. Very impressive...we have been in many fine dining restaurants where there was not this attention to detail. Kudos to the Waldorf!

SS
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the city. Everything is always impeccable. Alex is the best server there, and the rest of the team always does an incredible job. Bravo again!

NF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was magnificent! Loved everything.

LC
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience we had on this trip! So many great elements, that they can’t be listed...

RV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional experience. Our server Alex was friendly and attentive to our every need. The sommelier, Nicole was amazing, knowledgeable and engaging. The food is French inspired and beautifully presented. We can’t wait to come back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. Thank u

BC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful meal except for some very loud young children near us

WS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and wine pairings were even better. Our somm, Nicole, did a great job hand selecting wines for us from a very rock solid wine list. Thanks again.

b
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As close to a Parisian bistro experience as we have in Chicago. Six of us had a really good evening. Attentive service, thoughtful and engaged sommelier. Wonderful oysters. Beautiful duck breast. Great, beautifully cooked scallops. I really like the calm unstuffy dining room and bar.

TT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Staff are just not very well trained able to meet the needs of the table. The issue is that they don't come to check on their tables. I have to flag people down and seem irritated to have to come by. I have been there more than 10 times and it getting worse and worse. The food remains excellent and the ambiance. I would not bring any out of town guests here for that reason.

SS
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in the city. I’m treated VIP here which brings me back. I can’t wait to bring my friends from Cincinnati here next weekend. Alex is the best server and I always request his section. Thank you for another incredible dinner!!

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Pricy but more than worth it! Fresh, authentic, relaxing experience. You may forget you’re in America :)

m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brassiere in the Gold Coast, Chicago area. The food was excellent and service very professional, attentive and just an incredible experience. I will come back every time we are in the Chicago area.

D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate a special event, knowledgeable and attentive staff across the board, food was excellent, choice of cocktails & wines very comprehensive, decor perfect. I thought a tad pricey, but suppose that comes with the level of overall performance