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Fox & Obel Food Market Cafe - CLOSED

401 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 379 0112
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: McClurg
Transit: CTA Buses 66,65,29 all stop at Illinois and McClurg

180 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This store has closed, so don't waste your time checking it out. You should check out the Streeterville area. Great restaurants, access to the lake and beaches too!

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Kiev, Ukraine
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131 reviews 131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place is permanently closed as of October 2013. And nearby Dominiks is closed now too. Too bad About these closures.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Fox and Obel is a supermarket but they have a restaurant that overlooks the Chicago river. The food here is amazing!! Buy a bottle of wine at the store and bring it in to drink. Do not overlook this restaurant.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Cafe is good, with limited but tasty selections, the restaurant is a more pricey but service and food are quite good. The charcuterie and cheese in the market is also pricey but terrific with some hard to find choices. If you're staying at the W lakeshore, this is a five minute walk and a good breakfast or lunch choice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fox & Obel was once a fabulous lunch time venue with delicious soups and salads. But the cafe is now in serious decline. Shelves are not stocked, no waiters and food takes too long and not fresh. Not even sure if food is prepared there or brought in from elsewhere. The store as a whole seems in decline with most... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unfortunately, fox and obel has declared bankruptcy and is now closed! It had some great unique fine goods.

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Portola Valley, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fox and Obel Market Cafe is set within a gourmet grocery store in downtown Chicago. It does not appear to be a great spot for dinner and we were skeptical as we arrived. But the restaurant is a beautiful setting along the river, the service was absolutely impeccable and the food choices were interesting and delicous. It is a quiet... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is exactly the kind of place I should love, but I didn't. I knew it would be spendy, but it was even more expensive than similar stores that I have near me, and had even less selection. Also, I went in 3x to possibly eat there, and each time the cafe part had a sign that read "closed for... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

In town for a convention and spend a part of the evening at Navy Pier so walking back to the hotel we happened upon this place. We weren't really hungry for a full dinner so we ventured in and what a find! Ended up with a bowl of soup and some delicious bread along with an old school Bubble UP... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A lovely location and delicious food. It's a gem in the neighborhood! Not only did we enjoy a wonderful lunch by the river, but then we went and browsed in the gourmet market, which was a delight. The staff was so friendly and helpful, and the selection in the market was amazing. The cafe might not be the best fro... More

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