Cuisine: European, French
Named for Marchesa Luisa Casati, an Italian muse and patron of the arts renowned for hosting parties teaming with interesting people, food, wine and song - this is your romantic sweet spot. The... Read More
Named for Marchesa Luisa Casati, an Italian muse and patron of the arts renowned for hosting parties teaming with interesting people, food, wine and song - this is your romantic sweet spot. The Main Salon is inspired by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice or dine in The Apartment modeled after a Parisian pied-a-terre. Start with European cheese and charcuterie, caviar service or medallions of foie gras for moments of sheer decadence. Fine entrees include simply perfect steak frites; boeuf Bourguignon; risotto with black truffle cream; and halibut. Fresh truffle available year round and a Champagne bar make you wonder if Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are dining at Marchesa tonight. Or, at least, Becks and Posh Spice. The dessert menu is sugared with possibilities: authentic French creme brûlée and chocolate pot de creme or how about a savory cheese plate paired with dessert wine, sherry, port, cognac or armagnac?
- Romantic Dining: "Have an adult bevvie downstairs in The Cave with music and self-assurance wafting through the air."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Marchesa is a breathtakingly beautiful restaurant offering dreamy cocktails, French cuisine and a decidedly European vibe quite unlike the rest of River North.