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“Wonderful, fresh continental food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marion Street Grill

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Marion Street Grill
189 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1504
(708) 383-1551
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Ranked #29 of 113 Restaurants in Oak Park
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Wonderful, fresh continental food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This little gem in Oak Park has the freshest gourmet food in the western suburbs.
The bread is fresh and warm. The appetizers, like the baked brie or crab cakes and a salad or soup (our favorite is the amazing shrimp bisque) is sufficient, however, they serve my favorite ever seared tuna with wasabi sauce. Their vegetables are always fresh and they are great about substitutions. My husband loves the pasta dishes and my son the steaks. Yes, it is not that much of a kid's restaurant, but their are plenty of those in the Oak Park area. The owner and waiters are very accommodating and friendly. We love it!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Fe, NM
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“ok but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We recently dined here and I was not impressed. The food was o.k. for the most part. The scallops were actually bad and the rest of the meal unimpressive. We probably won't return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Consistently excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have been here several times and have always had excellent food and service. Wonderful shrimp bisque. We've tried many of the appetizers and entrees and all were superb. Can't understand the negative reviews.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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illinois
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“Will never go back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Very disappointed. Went last night (group of 12) and were told that Fox News was filming live for the debate. Not a problem, but then the service was extremely slow. Our reservation was for 7:30 and we did not get our food until 9:30. They were out of several beers, only one double baked potato left and the special they only had one of. Ordered a couple of beers when our dinner finally arrived and never got them. When we asked the waiter, after a 1/2 hour wait and he finally showed up again at the table, he said, "oh I'm sorry, were out of that beer"

THE BIGGEST problem was the way in which the ower / bartender treated our group. Just as Fox News was going to go "live" in the bar area, he came over and told us we needed to make sure the baby that was with us was kept quiet . Spent over $600.00 on a meal and told that we needed to keep a baby quiet. Pretty tall order when a dinner that should have been 1.5 hours long was stretched to 2.5 hours. AND the baby was very good the whole night, including when the [--] came up with that comment. When confronted about the remark, he shrugged it off and didn't seem to care at all that we would not come back to his establishment.
The waiter that we had, was an owner as well. He was less than attentive to our table, but with a news crew in the house, I guess that took precidence over our group. He was also the ONLY waitstaff that I saw for the entire restaurant. At least he apologized for the way the other schmuck treated us.

This morning I got a call from one of the people in our party that was throwing up for 2 hours in the middle of the night. Food related??

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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River Forest
2 reviews
“Friendly staff, reliably delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I live in the neighborhood of Marion Street Grille, and get there several times a year. I have enjoyed every meal there, and highly recommend it. The retro wedge salad, white fish, petite filet and dauphine potatoes are just some of my favorites. The steak is well aged, tender, and perfectly prepared to the temperature I requested, and the white fish is lightly breaded with a lovely sauce. never had a problem with the service.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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