The Marq

On Your Marq

A Nice Place to Eat Food in the Loop

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Historic buildings are so full of... well, history.

That’s why you love them so.

But, come on. You can say it. Sometimes you only love them for their remarkable way with a giant ribeye and a martini.

This is one of those times.

Enter: The Marq, a perfect little right-in-the-middle-of-everything spot that’s slated to open Thursday in the Loop’s landmark Marquette Building. (This is your slideshow and this is your menu.)

As locations go, it’s a prime one. It took over the well-worn Marquette Inn and put the space to better use with low-slung lounge chairs, a central granite bar and you sitting there smiling in the middle of it all.

Grab some colleagues and hit the lounge. Discuss your next big case. Your new client. Your mutual longing for brown liquor. Then toast Alexander Calder’s Flamingo sculpture across the street with a round of In Between Flights with bourbon and sherry and a great name.

The rest of the night unfolds over 20-ounce ribeyes, duck confit sandwiches and plates of fall-off-the-bone ribs. Though, we should mention that the MacArthur Foundation owns this building.

If they ever give a Genius Grant for eating ribs, it’s a good place to be.

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