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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #18 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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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West Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Went early on a Friday evening with the boss. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings. Great pace to the meal, server was very attentive. Food was elegant without being fussy. The room itself was quite nice, and as it filled (we were there for 3 hours) the sound level remained very managable, even for me and I usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate there last year for our anniversary and it was outstanding! They sat us where we wanted, printed out a nice anniversary menu and gave us complimentary champagne. The service was superior to any restaurant I have ever been to, even other 5 star in NYC. The waitstaff is extremely knowledgeable about their menu and on... More 

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Dyer, in
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So we went there to celebrate some family milestones; I had very high expectations given the reviews. Our experience: the service was good, friendly, casual, attentive - but that's my expectation for a restaurant of this caliber. The decoration was fine from what I saw, but they put us in the very front of the restaurant so it was hard... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

MK exceeded my expectations in every way. It has the best service in any restaurant I have had in the past 5 years and the food is delicious. I left having really enjoyed my evening.

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Top Contributor
485 reviews 485 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Quick summary: delicious American cuisine with reinvented touches that you won't do yourself at home. Friendly, professional service. Airy, sleek dining room that is special without being stuffy. We were here again for an annual visit on Christmas Eve. We stop in at other times, but this is our reliable choice for a nice balance of well-crafted food with festive... More 

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Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Several friends of mine suggested that I visit this restaurant, and I am SO GLAD that I did! The restaurant is very nicely appointed and has a FANTASTIC staff! Upon arriving, I was pleasantly greeted and promptly seated. The maitre de checked my coat for me, and within moments, an AMAZING dining experience was begun! Of course, I previewed the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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228 reviews 228 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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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
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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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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