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Review of Fox & Obel Food Market Cafe - CLOSED

Fox & Obel Food Market Cafe
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Streeterville
Cross street: McClurg
Transit: CTA Buses 66,65,29 all stop at Illinois and McClurg
Reviewed 24 November 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.

1  Thank pammundell
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Reviewed 3 November 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.

Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

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 shelves empty.

Thank Noreen A
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

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

Thank Urbnengineer
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Reviewed 12 October 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 place for an intimate dinner but also works well for a business gathering. My entire group was pleasantly surprised and I just can't say enough about the service. Our only complaint was the loud rumble of the air conditioner when it came on sproradically. In spite of the periodic rumble, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Cookie2008_04
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