Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

4.5
577 reviews
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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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Sun 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Tue 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 7:00AM - 10:30AM 11:00AM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Bartender rude at best. Baguette impossible to break, cut or eat. Toasted sliced bread was burnt also impossible to eat. The chouquette dessert rang a different price on bill than featured on the menu. Overall, underwhelming experience. Disappointed.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server and all the staff were fantastic. Food was delicious and drinks were excellent as well. We came in earlier in the dinner service so ambiance was nice and quiet. Definitely save room for the Baked Alaska!

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EA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff there are exceptional in every way and made our special occasion one we will remember for a very long time. It was so special I plan on calling the Manager to tell them in person. I haven’t had an experience like this in any other place really, and will tell everyone I know to make this the place for their special occasion or just go to experience it!

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KK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a Wonderful brunch. The omelet, the location, the music, my seat by the window all contributed to a wonderful Sunday brunch.

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WS
Detroit
148 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First of all the wait team are excellent! Very accommodating to our needs and just great overall hospitality Duck wings, foie, loop de mer, salads were all excellent. Desserts of the banana tartin and the chocolate macaroon were to die for.

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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took my gf out for a different dinner. Food is super . Wine list outstanding. Go Margeaux if you need a sophisticated place for a special date or business meal

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We were a party of 6 but overall the food and experience was horrible. First of all finding that restaurant was a pain. There are absolutely no signs whatsoever on finding it. You enter then you have to take the elevator (you don't know that though- No signs!) Then you are not sure what to press in the elevator. You guess around.
When you get up there no one is there to greet you. It takes a minute until YOU look for a waitress and ask them for your reservation.
Then you go to your seat (the place looks fancy). Once we got there it took a while until our server came. His name was either Jake or Jack. He did do very poorly as he did not spend time explaining on the dinner menu. He also never came back to ask if we need anything or if the food was good. I had to call for him to ASK MYSELF for the dessert menu!!
I ordered the Steak Frittes which was absolutely horrible. And I paid $34 on it. The steak was COLD. Literally COLD! I also ordered the burger to share with someone. That was okay.
I won't go back there, such a disappointment!

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Tucson
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Service between courses was very slow. We were there for over 2 hours. Everything else was great! The waiter seemed a bit frazzled and rushed even though very slow.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

I went there for Mother's Day brunch and was looking forward to brunch items but they had a pre-fixed menu and was not offering the regular menu. Beet salad was good but needs more arugula. Lemon tart was just okay, didn't like the biscuit. Salmon was very good. I will go back again to try their regular menu. We were seated in front of the live band, so it was fun but just a little too loud.

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f
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow, we got a special 3-course brunch and took forever for second course to come out. Long after we were done and no one came to clear our plates or bring third course, we actually had to wave down a hostess, although our server and what appeared to be a manager rushed past our table several times. So we ended up getting third course to go, because we were with kids and had been there for so long. Was a really bad ending to a so-so meal. Made it worse that no one including server even acknowledged or apologized for delays. First course was good, and live band was nice.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom here for a Mother’s Day brunch and were blown away. Food was exceptional and it made her feel very special. Definitely will be back here!

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K
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

At the end of the day it was a restaurant in a hotel, albeit a very nice hotel. The server looked like he had better places to be and the food was fine. In the city of Chicago with all its amazing eateries, this was nothing to write home about.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent dinner this Friday. The service was outstanding. The waiter was very helpful and they did a great job pacing the dinner. The food was great, we will be back in a few weeks.

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DD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Ron and our other servers were very attentive and pleasant. Would absolutely recommend and go again

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a
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal ! 2 of us had the salmon Wellington and it was wonderful! The third person had several appetizers as his main course and loved them all. Great desserts as well. The service is really great and friendly and attentive with courses timed well and never felt rushed even though it was a busy Saturday night. It is a perfect addition to the neighborhood. It is a brasserie but definitely the creative food has some haute cuisine creativity. We loved our meal and highly recommend the restaurant!

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening at Margeaux Brasserie....the service was outstanding...the food delicious and the the ambience charming.

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P
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. The staff was very accommodating. Totally worth the money.

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p
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. Saturday brunch. We were a party of six celebrating my daughter’s birthday. James was our server and he was incredible. His recommendations were spot on and he was always available without hovering. My daughter opted for the nonstop rosé and James was kind enough to pour all of us a glass for a toast. So appreciative of the gesture. Brioche French toast was the winner, but the French omelet and lobster benedict were close seconds. Can’t wait to return!

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DD
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We love this restaurant.

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MF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very elegant. The value was very good for the decor and atmosphere. Enjoyed myself.

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MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Although the food was delicious, the service was difficult with long waits between visits from our waiter. In addition we requested that one of our entrées that had significant leftover food be put in a doggy bag but it never returned and after waiting for someone/anyone to come back we gave up and left without the food. The restaurant is extremely noisy and it was difficult to have a conversation at our table of four.

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UE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Really cute spot for brunch with a great menu, unfortunately service wasn’t particular efficient.

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ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food was great, service was great, and ambiance was perfect. Will definitely be back

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GG
Chicago
152 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and creative interpretation. A delight. New chef is superb

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service!! Food was phenomenal!! They made our anniversary an experience we will never forget

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Slow service, steak bad, not quite right all around

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a Sunday morning at 9am. We had reservations but I don't think you would need them as it wasn't busy yet. We were a group of three. We split the fruit plate as a starter and it was good! It had honeydew melon, watermelon, pineapple, and berries! To drink we all had the coffee and enjoyed it. I split two entrees with my brother. One of them being the Croissant Maine Lobster Benedict. It was delicious! It came with a decent amount of lobster, and we were happy with it. We also shared the French omelet which was light and tasty. My fiancé had the Braised Short Rib and Eggs. He enjoyed it! It was a large cut of short rib as well, definitely got his money's worth. Service was fantastic! Our waiter brought out complimentary Potato Rosti since we had been asking about them. Overall a wonderful experience!!

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Naples
47 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and service was perfect. The Lamb was cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection.

Staff was attentive and there at just the right time throughout the meal.

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JP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, food and drink on a nasty April night.

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GB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Wine list was extensive. However, I was disappointed in the menu choices. I was looking for more traditional french fare. We ordered the cheese plate and the choices were domestic with one Italian cheese. Margeaux was ok, but I don't think I would go back.

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MR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great service, very nice setting but only fair eats. Bread came out hard as a rock, seriously overdone and that set the tone. Duck wings app, French onion soup and the cheeseburger were the fan favorites of the group. Of the party of five, four were disappointed with their entrees (most had steak) and sides. Maybe it was just an off day and I know that they have a new Chef so maybe it’s just growing pains. I will probably give it another try.

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PS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

Not recommended for anything

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Easter brunch at Margeaux and had a lovely time.

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Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has a very nice bar area with the restaurant behind it. Expected more for a Michelin star though. Lack of tablecloths left a feeling of lesser quality restaurant. Enjoyed some dishes such as the lobster gnocchi and the Loup de Mer, though the strong spinach/parsley/herb sauce served with it was absolutely too strong for such a mild fish, and the fish portion was quite small. Salmon Wellington was more crust than salmon, though salmon itself was delicious. Grilled broccolini very good. Service was terrific. They have a nice happy hour in the bar and it was quite busy when we went in earlier that day for a drink. Would return to the bar but probably not to the restaurant.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael Mina’s only Midwest establishment is worth the visit. We loved the food and they went out of their way to acknowledge my husband’s birthday. I only wish there were more Mina restaurants in Chicagoland.

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N
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING!!! Nice place to brunch and to feel special!! I loved everything about this restaurant

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T
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed at the hotel , so tried the restaurant there. It was AMAZING. Chef has a restaurant in my town as well at four seasons DC, far better than the dc one.
Food was amazing, service was great.
GREAT experience!

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CM
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous ambiance and the best breakfast experience I’ve had in Chicago ❤️. We had the brioche French toast and the omelette and shared a cappuccino and it was perfect.

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B
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tasty modern versions of classic French fare. Will return. Desserts need work, though.

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For my boyfriend's birthday they put us in a quiet intimate corner by the window, and it was perfect! The food and service was amazing, and at the end they brought out a giant chocolate macaroon with a candle and drizzled fudge. Margeaux helped make his birthday so special!

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