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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #21 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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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Chicago, IL
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224 reviews 224 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were celebrating when we came here for dinner and we did not leave disappointed. The food was excellent as are the cocktails with prices to match. We each started with a great cocktail, which were perfectly crafted. We ordered appetizers which included butternut squash soup, house made fettucine with mushrooms, and oysters. No complaints at all. Our entrees were... More 

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Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I wanted to do something special for my daughter's 21st Bday and looked to trip advisor for suggestions. I was very pleased to have booked MK this past Saturday night letting them know in advance it was her 21st birthday. Upon arrival we were presented the regular menu and the special tasting menu with "21st Birthday Celebration" printed across the... More 

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Panama, Rep de Panama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

incredible acoustics too... the room was packed, yet the noise level was low - you could even hear the background music and carry a soft conversation

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a great dinner at MK. We'd been before, and recognized our server. And then she remembered us! We haven't been to MK that often, so this felt special. And the service continued at that high level - she clearly knew the menu and provided advice that was spot on. The food was very, very good. We enjoyed the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Really it should read, "Food 10, Service 3." We reserved a Friday night weeks in advance and were initially seated at the nexus of a heavily trafficked stairway and the end of the dining room. Not a great first impression. We were moved upstairs, which actually seemed a little quieter than the main room, but our server seemed quite out... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I went here for a special dinner and were impressed and look forward to going back. Great meal, service, and attention to detail.

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MD
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was the first to arrive- but the wait staff took care of me with a barrel aged Manhattan made from a specialty, small batch bourbon. Two of those and everything is fine. The restaurant is in an old paint warehouse and we were seated upstairs near a large vault. Despite the large crowd the staff were able to get... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Staff very accomodating (I reserved for the wrong day...) and great service. Outstanding food (the tuna, whitefish and lobster, and the You're killing me s'more) Price correct.

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South Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Every bite is amazing in this restaurant. I love the grilled Octopus, pasta isn't bad either. I ordered white fish & lobster, the sauce was just amazing! I love the contemporary dinning setting and ambiance. The service staff are so attentive. This is the Perfect place to entertain your clients.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Two menu items i will never forget. 1. The butternut squash and lobster soup 2. The You're killing me smokes and the mini milkshake from the cake and shake. The staff were extremely accommodating, from the hostess, to the wait staff, to the employee who flagged us a cab.

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Additional Information about MK The Restaurant

Address: 868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 482-9179
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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