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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #10 of 8,187 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Chestnut
Transit: Chicago (Brown Line)
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86% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We booked this restaurant specifically for the tasting menu, and it was fantastic. The food was great and the service was amazing. The wine pairing were perfect, in a relaxed atmosphere. The pace of the courses was well-timed and I will be sure to return with friends whenever we can!

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Been to this restaurant a year ago and at that time it I thought it was exceptional. Was excited to revisit. Service was again very good, atmosphere very good but the taste of the food was too complex. It was average, not exceptional. Came back the following night to try another selection and to celebrate a friends birthday. Again, the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had four of us for dinner on a Friday night. The food was good but not great. The wait staff was capable but not fun. We paid $115 per person (all in) which is near the top of all restaurants I have visited. The experience and food did not rank with the price.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

For business, we were entertaining a diverse group of unacquainted guests from around the world. It is such a relief when the food, the service, the wine, the atmosphere and the pacing combined to make for a lovely evening that our guests were still kvelling about days after. (During the same week, we had dreadful experiences at Kurah and The... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had to postpone our dinner reservation on a busy Friday night due to a travel delay, but they were gracious and accommodating. The atmosphere was energetic but not too loud. The service was excellent; helpful and well-informed. The regular menu options sounded great but the chef's tasting menu, a Spanish-themed meal that evening, was irresistible. The wines served with... More

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had specifically requested well in advance for a round table, not even during the busiest hours of the evening as we were celebrating with my elderly nonagenarian father who is hard of hearing. Upon arrival we were given a normal table with a single table sidled up to it. The music was way too loud and the strangest mix... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

MK The Restaurant offers fine dining in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Excellent food, knowledgable and professional staff will bring us back.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place was great! Quiet and relaxing while also hip and energetic. That is not an easy combination for any restaurant. Bar selections were fantastic. I'll be back. I think I need to try that Bison.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

I like the menu, the drinks and the fact you can have a conversation without speaking loudly. It is however a very hit place to be. Can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Excellent food. Staff was very knowledgable about the food and wine. We had great service and recommend MK 100%. We will certainly be back.

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