Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

4.5
931 reviews
$31 to $50
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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RaymondD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, service was amazing and each course didn’t disappoint.

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vipmarisa
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the best place to have a wonderful dinner. The staff are outrageously knowledgeable and friendly. They are very attentive throughout the whole dinner. I can’t rave enough of this fabulous gem. Great food and cozy atmosphere.

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vipDavidD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We celebrated a late Valentines Day. The food was excellent and the French wine list was superb.

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vipKMurphy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accommodate my gluten free diet. Walker was our server and was very personable and attentive. We had brunch with bottomless bubbles and it do NOT disappoint. Look forward to returning!

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KarolS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! they went above and beyond to make my wife and I's anniversary memorable.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, full of lovely attentions! We’ll come back.

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Ace40059
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. I make a point to seek out French bistros wherever I go. I am so glad I followed the recommendation of a friend in NY. No idea where to start or finish. Just sublime.

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FrenchFoodLover
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food runner brought out my entree twice. I thought that was very odd.

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vipCaddy62
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the Brunch and the band very much . Staff and service is first class . Food is top notch . You won’t be disappointed.

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vipChicagoanWorldTraveller
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around as per usual. Our new favorite standard for a quiet date night, a family dinner or a business meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing!

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babs
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Our service was excellent. However the food was not up to par this time. The steak tartare was discolored and the duck breast not warm. My loupe de mare was wonderful. Perhaps this was just an off-night. I'll give it another try.

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VHughes
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best French toast I’ve ever had!!!!

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Alex
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I was there for my birthday but my waiter was awful. Just didn’t pay attention and kept me waiting for every single requirement

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KristenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! Beautiful place and amazing food! Get the Lemon/Blueberry french toast!

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vipdean1234
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was incredible and the service was the best I've ever encountered. We are already planning our next dinner there.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, wonderful service and delicious food. My party was well taken care of.

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vipMTHC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightfully surprised by the excellent of this hotel restaurant. Pleased with everything.

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vipChiCat
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to have a delicious dinner with delicious beverages!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch experience service was amazing!

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vipBubbsreviews
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went to Margeaux because it was a celebration and I wanted a Jazz Brunch. The service was exceptional - by everyone. The food was good but for the price, I wouldn't say it was exceptional.

Overall, we enjoyed the brunch because of the ambiance and the company. My only real complaint is that the jazz band took too many breaks for this to be labeled a jazz brunch. We hear live music at least 2 times a week and I have never seen a band take so many breaks. And since this was the reason we chose this restaurant, I will say I was disappointed.

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vipAntoinette
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. The service, ambience, food, drinks, everything is exceptional.

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MeghanF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and ambiance was very nice. Wait staff was attentive and the cocktails were impressive. Menu had a great selection as wall and it wasn’t too overpriced. Would definitely recommend for fine French dining.

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vipEBennett
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic. The food delicious what more can you ask for?

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

It showed a dinner menu and a valentines day menu when I made the reservation. I was under the impression that both menus were available as it showed as it did not state it would not be just the valentines menu only for that night. When I got there I had to pay $150 for each person according to the menu there so $300 total plus tip of course, as it was only the valentines day menu they were serving. I was originally planning not to be forced to only use that menu so i was already mad and misinformed from the posting on their site. I asked if the other menu option was available as it showed it when I made the reservation as the female server told me it is not available and I was forced than to stay becuse if I was to leave there would be a $150 charge automatically to my account for canceling or leaving under 48 hours and than the cost and ordeal of finding a open spot to eat that was late and tonight would add up to be the same combined with this charge now if not more as we live in the subburbs. So I did not have a choice.
The food I understand the restaurant theme and it is a elegant place, but it was really small portions and not food we usually eat or like, but that was because I went there for the dinner menu as I was told and seen waa suppose to be available. The size and choices were small nothing available and not worth it for that price point for the meal overall being served.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day and the restaurant neglected to inform us when they confirmed our reservation that it was a prefix tasting menu for $120/person not including tax and gatuity. The meal was simply not worth $120 at all, I left hungry and feeling ripped off. Just another chicago restaurant taking advantage of everyone on Valentine’s Day

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vipJossea
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! There was a special Valentine’s Evening prix fixe cuisine offering which was creative with great back of the house execution and presentation. Exceptional depth in the wine and spirits selections with a veteran Sommelier performing attentive and correct wine service. All of the staff is well trained, very professional and accommodating. On this evening, there was an exceptional Jazz combo performing in the dining area. Very nice evening. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valantine’s day

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was my birthday, and the hostess greeted me with a birthday card. Nice touch. My sister and I ordered two bottles of wine and quite a bit of food. The entire bill, including tip, was almost $400. Shocked to see our desserts were not comped, as is customary in most nicer establishments.

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SuzanneM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margeaux has has excellent service and food ! I recommend for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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vipgraz
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dinner. The steaks were grilled to perfection. O to have that Brussel sprouts recipe. I don’t believe I’ve ever tasted a side as good as that

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Fred
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is probably my 5th or 6th time to Margeaux Brasserie. The meal was not up to par with previous visits. My guest had the cassoulet. She said it was just so-so and served barely lukewarm. I had the arctic char, which was good. The service was excellent as usual.

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For those who wish to enjoy an upscale French cuisine experience, Margeaux Brasserie should be strongly considered. The staff is excellent and one is greeted in a friendly but respectful manner, snd Pleasing the customer is obviously Paramount. I have a gluten-free requirement which was broadly addressed with multiple options. There are some interesting and unique cocktails available, satisfactory wine list both by the glass and bottle, and a very broad wide food menu., with an amalgam of classic entrées and interesting offerings. The food was delicious and the ambience delightful

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PixieLu
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable experience! The steak tartar was excellent--the house made potato chips were a surprise instead of the usual baguette slices as an accompaniment. The porcini ravioli was rich and satisfying, more than ample portion. The miniature madeleines were a lovely touch to go with the creme brulee. Altogether the atmosphere was charming and quiet, with attentive service. The Chicago Restaurant Week 3 Courses for $24 Menu was a real bargain. So glad I chose it for my annual Restaurant Week treat.

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Maria
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of my friends and I went there for the special Restaurant Week diner. Oh, great choose and delicious food. I had the duck for the main course. It was the best ever.

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Lelio
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very expensive for the food. Not very original or particularly tasty for that price range.
Nice ambiance and cocktails but the food is not worth this price.

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vipNoreturns
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall it was a decent experience. But we were told that they couldn’t substitute bread for the potato chips (potato allergy) with the beef tartar because it would « compromise the meal, » which is strange because it’s served with bread most other places just fine. Also, for $56 the sole meunière wasn’t worth it. There is no presentation in the service. For $36 at other restaurants you get the whole filleting at the table. Do that instead.

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vipElena
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

exquisite place, feels like being in France. Food is good, cocktails too. The restaurant has class.

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vipNikki
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I checked out the restaurant week menu and it definitely did not disappoint. Everything was made with high quality and ingredients. The dishes showed the work of very skilled chefs. I would highly recommend this place.

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Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria is rated 4.5 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

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