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New Restaurant Hopes to Make a Mark in The Loop's Landmark Marquette Building

Look for the contemporary American bistro and bar to open in mid-October.

Outside The Marq
Outside The Marq

Once inhabited by a decades-old dive, The Marquette Building on Adams will soon be home to an upscale concept from a Zed 451 management vet. Scheduled for a soft opening on or around the weekend of October 10, The Marq, a contemporary American bistro with global influences, is designed to appeal to the Loop's after-work crowd in a casual 150-seat space.

Executive chef Michael Anthony Prahl, another Zed 451 alum, plans to feature light lunches and dinners, spotlighting seasonal soups and salads with a nod to classic comfort foods in a menu that's already posted on The Marq's website. Beer drinkers can choose between 10 draughts, including 3 Floyds, with craft cocktails and a curated selection of wines rounding out the beverage program.

Blond wood walls and sleek tile flooring frame the lounge area by the windows while sports will play on the three wall-mounted screens. Initial hours are scheduled for 11 a.m. through midnight on Monday through Saturdays while keeping Sundays available for private events.

—Stephanie Sack