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Market Creations Cafe

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130 East Randolph Street, Suite GF-2, Chicago, IL 60601 (Michigan)
13125400085
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6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: GREEN - We at Market Creations recycle where we can, and offer...
GREEN - We at Market Creations recycle where we can, and offer biodegradable containers for our customers who wish to use them. HEALTHY LIVING - MSG Free, Transfat Free Oil, Organic Offerings, Fat Free Dressings, Loads of Fish and other low cholesterol choices. Who We Are Bryan Choi, founder of Market Basket, To Market To Market, and Market Creations is pleased to announce our newest location in Cleveland, Ohio.. Again, we implement a straightforward business approach which consists of offering a wide variety of fresh, high quality foods at an exceptional value through friendly and courteous service in a clean, sanitary setting. As a provider of breakfast, luncheon, and catering services since 1988 we are keenly aware of the importance to our customers of having an enjoyable dining environment in the workplace. We understand that the purpose of dining is not merely to satisfy a basic necessity, but also to escape from the daily stresses and anxieties that are present in today's working environment. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable dining experience by creating an atmosphere that stimulates the customer through sight, sound, and of course taste. A place where dining will be a luxury without the surcharge, where everyone can afford to dine and anticipate the day's delights.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Place for Breakfast or Lunch

Bright clean ambiance, loads of choices, good food, and reasonable pricing. One of the best places in the Loop for either breakfast or lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
MarshBruce
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Bright clean ambiance, loads of choices, good food, and reasonable pricing. One of the best places in the Loop for either breakfast or lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Today I went there for breakfast but I usually go about three times a week for lunch. They always have a very nice selection of Chinese entrées and American. The food is very fresh and tasty. The only issue I have with this restaurant is that they have too many pork items on the buffet for breakfast. I have asked... More 

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chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the love, Judy. We have many varieties of food for you to choose from. Yes, the price of your meal depends on the pound. We always change up the menu daily so it's different every time. Thanks for the review and come back real soon. More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

With dentist advising I should eat before having dental surgery I decided to try this place. NOT EASY TO FIND! It is located in the lower floor of the Michigan Avenue side. If entering from Randolph take the stairs down and turn left. Great variety of selections and most everything was very good. I especially liked the barbequed brisket, MC... More 

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chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the love! Yes, we have many varieties of food for you to choose from. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the barbequed brisket, MC wings, and the orange chicken. We always switch up the food everyday so you won't be bored with the same menu. Thank you for the review. More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We did had some sandwiches at Market Creations Cafe. Their preparation was wonderful. We enjoyed having a mid day bite in the cafe with a coffee.

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chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the love, Scroff. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the sandwich and coffee. Thanks for the review and come back real soon. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I work right across the street from the cafe and have enjoyed many delicious lunches there. I have been a regular there on Tuesdays, but in the last month or do, I have been increasingly disappointed in the quality of the food. This week (Tuesday 6/30/15) was the worst yet!! I got my usual chicken slices from the salad bar... More 

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chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Elleen, sorry you were disappointed in the food. If you think the food is inedible then please come let us know and we can figure something out for you. Thanks for the feedback. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was a great find that my husband and I stumbled across. It's a buffet style market with hot/cold/salad options where you pay $/lb. There was also a dim sum station and a grilled sandwich/panini station that has set prices for the items. There is something for everyone here! All the food was excellent and decently priced. There is

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I've never eaten at a buffet where you get such a big variety of food ($/weight) plus can order sandwiches, dim sum and a dozen other items for a set price. The sheer selection is mind boggling. I spent 15 min just finding what I wanted to eat. This method of service is uncommon where I am from so finding... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

They have a lot of Asian options at this location, and their Viet Spring Rolls are better than Chinatowns! A Dim Sum station (with Boba Tea) just opened up and it's amazing!!! Prices are so reasonable and I find myself going back over and over again. It's right next to Millenium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Garrett's Popcorn and a Macy's.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm totally puzzled by most of the reviews here for Market Creations, which talk about rooftops and lounges and reservations--none of which Market creations has. It's a lunch buffet spot. All I can thing of is that reviewers went to some other restaurant in the area but they couldn't remember the name of it so figured it must have been... More 

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Agency, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was just a couple blocks from our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. It is located on the ground floor of the prudential building. This is a place with the options of buffets that include a huge selection of fresh fruits, salads and veggies, and also hit buffet items like sesame chicken, fried chicken turkey... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 East Randolph Street, Suite GF-2, Chicago, IL 60601
    (Michigan)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 13125400085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Chinese, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic

Description

GREEN - We at Market Creations recycle where we can, and offer biodegradable containers for our customers who wish to use them. HEALTHY LIVING - MSG Free, Transfat Free Oil, Organic Offerings, Fat Free Dressings, Loads of Fish and other low cholesterol choices. Who We Are Bryan Choi, founder of Market Basket, To Market To Market, and Market Creations is pleased to announce our newest location in Cleveland, Ohio.. Again, we implement a straightforward business approach which consists of offering a wide variety of fresh, high quality foods at an exceptional value through friendly and courteous service in a clean, sanitary setting. As a provider of breakfast, luncheon, and catering services since 1988 we are keenly aware of the importance to our customers of having an enjoyable dining environment in the workplace. We understand that the purpose of dining is not merely to satisfy a basic necessity, but also to escape from the daily stresses and anxieties that are present in today's working environment. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable dining experience by creating an atmosphere that stimulates the customer through sight, sound, and of course taste. A place where dining will be a luxury without the surcharge, where everyone can afford to dine and anticipate the day's delights.
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.