Champagne Cave at Marchesa

4.8
31 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
The Champagne Cave is a lavish, subterranean lair dedicated to the pursuit of bubbles with gourmet bites from Chef Didier. Drinks include boutique wines & modern spirits crafted into classic cocktails, paired with delicious French & Italian fare. Spring small plates include steak tartare, artisan charcuterie, escargots Burgundy & a sublime caviar parfait. Heartier options from sister restaurant Marchesa, above, are available, too. Weekend only table minimums are $75 per person for 7:00 pm seating & $100 per person for 9:00 & 11:00 pm seating. No minimum for bar seating. Couches in the intimate, boho-chic space, with its own bar and barrel-vaulted ceilings, are designed for comfort. The lush decor is accented with resin tusks, eclectic artwork, velvet Venetian sofas & exotic lanterns. Lounge music keeps the mood chill until the wee hours, DJs rotate in. Now open at 50% capacity until 1:00 am. Per protocols, we ask you wear a mask upon arrival & when not eating or drinking. Merci!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 31 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipchaz1123
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The hostess was very busy but professional and handled the frenzied pace/environment with ease. She is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One my favorites. Chef is phenomenal…💪🏻

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vipcarlah20
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is adorable and so much fun!! Cool DJ's and loved the champagne!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is that I have been and still am, a huge fan and loyal customer of all of the restaurants and night clubs Kathryn, the owner has opened in Chicago! All of her ideas, concepts are unique. Champagne Cave at Marchesa was outstanding and a perfect birthday dinner .Service was outstanding, wine ,champagne and music just perfect. The ambiance, and stylish decor is unforgettable and a perfect addition to this one of a kind place. Food was wonderful as always and the creme brûlée is the best I ever had. I can’t wait to go back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat . The staff was phenomenal and knowledgeable

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vipcarlah20
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!!! Super swanky and cool setting and the champagne was fabulous!! DJ was playing fun music too! We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate a d romantic with attentive service and delicious food and drinks. Highly recommended for light eating on a date. Seating is lounge style, so not well suited for a big meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and ambiance was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening at the Champagne Cave. Service, food and vibes were immaculate. 10/10 would recommend for a date night or special occasion.

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vipJanS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! So awesome!! Great drinks & food. Fantastic house music and oh so cozy!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredibly from the service to the food and definitely the atmosphere! After a long week and a day of travel, it was the perfect spot for sips and nibbles. Our hostess Natalie made us instantly feel like treasured regulars and her recommendations were spot on. The escargot and shrimp jovan are delicious especially with the hot fresh bread with herb butter. Simply delightful. We will definitely be back.

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vipElhamJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it overall the music was just way too loud to have conversation.

JP
vipJPjp
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! We just had apps (chicken liver pâté and beef tartare) and a bottle of sparkling rose, but I would definitely come back and try more!

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kathleens
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service. Will go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful & Delicious

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vipsoloop
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place overall, we've been there a few times. The "house" red wine was $30 a glass.

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vipALEXISG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience at the Champagne Cave! We ordered the Charcuterie board for an appetizer and had two cocktails, the Secret Garden and another gin cocktail (forgot the name!). Delicious! Ordered the Duck and the Rack of Lamb, so incredible. It was our anniversary so they gave us complimentary bubbles and that was so sweet of them. The ambiance was sexy and cool. Loving the Exclusivity feel of the restaurant and the chic decor. Loved our experience and will definitely be coming back to try more items on the menu. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Nikki our server graced us with her impeccable demeanor and knowledge of the menu. Best French onion soup and lamb chops I’ve ever had. Sweet potato gnocchi and Brussels sprouts —- amazing! Will definitely be back and soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance!

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vipElle
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing.

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ShirleyHG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Champagne Cave is so fun - quite a different setting and ambience. The wait staff were friendly, professional and attentive. Highly recommend!

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AbbieS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night in the Champagne Cave!! Wine was so good and every dish was so impressive! The service was fantastic!! So glad we picked this place for my birthday, definitely will be coming back!!

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vipTamara1
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nikki always makes the experience lovely and really the whole staff there is rather exceptional. We had some issues with food this time, but I won't let one time ruin it. It's too good of a place for that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so amazing ambiance was unbeatable!

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vipTamara1
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place. The food is excellent, the vesper/vespi wonderful and Nikki wonderful. The entire staff is always great but Nikki not only is great she can rock the vesper!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and all items were delicious.

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vipdratner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

At first we got there and it was beautiful, chill, lovely and romantic. Then at 9pm they had the misguided idea of bringing in a DJ who was very loud and more disco than wine room. It was no longer possible to have a conversation or even to place an order so we left after. Boo on the DJ, but if you get there before him it’s really nice.

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sandhyan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing place. Glad I found this chic cozy hideout for drinks and date and just relaxing. Ambience stunning. The hostess Nikki is absolutely wonderful with her pleasant welcoming personality. Will come back over and over again to enjoy drinks here and to be served by Nikki.

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vipBruceN
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent champagnes and a whole host of snacks and desserts. Our waitress was very professional. It was a very nice evening.

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vipHillymd
Chicago
131 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place and atmosphere. Limited menu. The poor bartender/waitress/hostess was doing everything for the whole place without help. She did as well as could be hoped for. The management of the restaurant (upstairs) should be ashamed of themselves.

Champagne Cave at Marchesa
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for the kind words & so sorry that we were short a few key staffers when you visited. Nikki, the manager of the Cave, appreciates you noticed she was wearing many hats. As an equity owner in the business, she sends her apologies as well & wants to invite you back for a night on her! Please call 312.527.9535 to arrange your next visit. We truly apologize that our normal service standards, which we take great pride in providing, were lacking & hope we can make it up to you. Thank you.

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Champagne Cave at Marchesa is rated 4.8 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.