Marion Street Cheese Market [CLOSED]

Restaurants, Contemporary American Oak Park
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Marion Street Cheese Market [CLOSED]
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Marion Cheese Market

Obviously, cheese is the focus at this deli/café/retail store, and while we’re all for grabbing the goods to take home for your next dinner party, we’d also recommend browsing in the evening before sliding onto a stool at the bistro/wine bar. There, you’ll stuff yourself with thin, charred pizzas; funky, gratinlike potato raclette; and crisp, light, perfect puffs-—all of which, of course, place cheese in its rightful place, front and center.

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Venue name: Marion Street Cheese Market [CLOSED]
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Address: 100 S Marion St
Oak Park
60302
Opening hours: Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Green to Harlem. Bus: 307.
Price: Average small plate: $9
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Recently remodeled and re-named, Marion Street Market ("cheese" removed from name) is a nice lunch & dinner spot in Oak Park. The remodel added more seating space and better flow for diners, while slightly paring down some of the market offerings. Still a lovely cheese counter, specialty artisanal foods and unique wine & beer offerings. A great spot to pick up a foodie gift! There is a nice enclosed patio dining area, which I plan on visiting this summer. My gal-pals and I dined indoors for a light lunch. We all ordered salads--at $12, I assumed they would be pretty hearty. I ordered the chopped salad-- butternut squash, seasonal apples, pears, george’s eggs, bacon, walnuts, blue cheese. It was on the small-side when it arrived and I regretted not ordering something else. After a few bites I questioned if there was ANY bacon or egg in this salad--it was nearly pulverized and barely distinguishable. The dressing also seemed a bit bland. I did order a lovely cider on tap, from Vermont, that was delicious--I'd go again just for that! All in all, service was fine, atmosphere was great and noise level made it easy to chat. I'll give it another try, but it will most likely be dinner as the menu looked a bit more interesting.