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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #15 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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318 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Yardley, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Quiet location, but still close enough to the El, with plenty of parking nearby. The service is impeccable and friendly. The interior space is tall and airy with a second story dining balcony overlooking the bar and main floor. We stop there every time we we're in town.

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Basel, Switzerland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate at MK on a Friday night, choosing the restaurant after reading the plethora of great reviews. Housed in a large two-floor space, we instantly liked the look of the place when we arrived, enjoying the high ceilings and modern décor. We were lucky to get a table without a reservation and were given a corner setting - service... More

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Pleasantville, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really wonderful meal, we did the tasting menu which started with a lovely chilled pea soup, one of my favorite summertime treats! Amazing service, truly memorable meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I found the service and the food to be good. I particularly liked the fettuccini with the lamb ragout and the spicy sausage and as an appetizer I found it a quite large portion so I fed a lot of the pasta to my husband. He found his portion of the Wagyu beef to be small, so it worked out... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Celebrated my big 5-0 birthday at MK's. Had their tasting menu which was incredible. Great ambience, food, and super service. Thanks for a wonderful celebration.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Loved everything we ordered. Had steak with foie gras, gnochetti, asparagus appetizer and "you're killing me smores" for dessert. Great service. Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a first class meal.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We had planned our visit to MK for a very long time, and although the food was ok and service was great, we were not impressed with the overall experience. The athmosphere on a Friday night of June was cold. Maybe it was the decor or the music, but we both said the next day we were a bit disappointed.... More

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Expected a bit more based on reviews. The crab toast small plate was terrific as was the endive salad and the asparagus salad. My tuna entree was very good but my wife's salmon was really small...even by nouvelle cuisine standards it was small for $34! Desert had the "big chocolate" which was quite good. Service was generally good but waiter... More

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milton keynes
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Having reviewed this restaurant on trip advisor we expected the restaurant to be quiet and a bit 'stuffy' - but it was not like that at all. It was loud and buzzy with a great atmosphere. Despite having lots of tables to look after our waiter Scott was exceptional. We chose the tasting menu and my husband had the wine... More

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san clemente, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had dinner for special occasion. Chose MK from the TA reviews and was very pleased! They continually acknowledged the special birthday and even had it on the tasting menu. Nice touch. One of those meals where everything from the bread on was perfect. Had the Fettucine appetizer. The flavors were great. As also was the gnocchi appetizer. For dinner had... More

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