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MK The Restaurant

#16 of 8,473 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Contemporary
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868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610 (Chestnut)
Chicago (Brown Line)
(312) 482-9179
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5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 260
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never Fails to Impress!

There is a reason MK has been our favorite restaurant anywhere since we first dined there in 2008. The seamless combination of innovation, presentation, and impeccable service remains unrivaled in our experience at eateries worldwide. From the always delightful amuse bouche to the finishing touch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
JoMich
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Alma, Michigan
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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385 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alma, Michigan
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

There is a reason MK has been our favorite restaurant anywhere since we first dined there in 2008. The seamless combination of innovation, presentation, and impeccable service remains unrivaled in our experience at eateries worldwide. From the always delightful amuse bouche to the finishing touch of tidbits from the pastry chef which accompany the bill, MK presents cuisine that is... More 

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Utica, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After doing extensive research I decided to try MK for a group of people who were working with me at a conference we were all attending. We chose the tasting menu, which we were all quite satisfied with. I am always impressed when a chef can make a caulliflower soup into an exciting dish. Each course was perfectly sized and... More 

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Lisa K, Owner at MK The Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David: We were thrilled to read your review. We strive to both exceed our guests' expectations and are so pleased that this was the case with your mk experience. Our menu is seasonal and changes all the time. Next time you are in Chicago, I would love to take care of your reservation personally. Thanks so much, Lisa Koch... More 

Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit over as many years and much enjoyed. The decor is mid century Scandinavian modern. The wait staff is cheerful and attentive. The vibe is warm and relaxing. We sipped on the house single barrel rye whiskey Manhattan while we looked over the menu. Our dinner choices included a half dozen of the freshest, most delectable... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We ate at MK the day after Valentine's Day, as we only got into Chicago that evening. The food was very good and the server was excellent. We chose to indulge in the tasting menu and were not disappointed. My wife is a wine drinker, though I am not, so she did the wine pairing. I tasted most of the... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant is one of those modern restaurants with modern decor and food. And modern service, whatever that is. Everything was great and done professionally. Our waitress was professional and modern. Lol I mean her service was impeccable. Now the food. The food was absolutely amazing. Of course, the portions were small (it's modern, remember), but the food was really... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sometimes you just have to celebrate and go all in. Salmon amuse bouche… Oysters with bacon mignonette, Meyer lemon scented pea soup with coconut, the Crab crostini's (which we asked to take home a bowl for a midnight snack) and pommes frites, truffle cream. Lobster/fluke was poached to perfection along with a 6 oz. filet topped with fois gras and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The place is very nice and perfect for a dinner with your partner. Nice staff and good food. Wines are good but a bit overpriced.

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Glendale, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The ambiance was great, Food was extravagant and delicious. The waiter service were very attentive and caring. But only has steps to private dining and no elevator. Loved the great old fashioned wall sale.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Chicago is loaded with great restaurants and I have spent the better part of my 50 years working the circuit. I have missed MK as I have cancelled more than once for other options. My first not K move. MK was a delight. Comfortable inside with a great method of hiding the kitchen in gentle way that then puts emphasis... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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215 reviews 215 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We meet friends here for dinner because they had heard it was very gluten free friendly. Nearly everything on their menu is either already gluten free or can be modified (except bread items). We started with some incredible Italian wine, brussel sprouts, squid and kale salad to share. All were fabulous and our server, Steven, was very patient with us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    (Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago (Brown Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 482-9179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?