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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #15 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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337 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Briarcliff Manor, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Every part of our evening there was spectacular. The decor is modern and trendy but the room is not overly noisy like most successful restaurants these days. The service was friendly and good. The food was amazing. Every bite exploded with flavor. the octopus was grilled to perfection, the duck was tender, and the frites (French fries), delicious. Desserts were... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I liked the menu, the ambience and the level of service. Disliked the fact that tables were very close to each other and you don't have a enough space so not the romantic kind of place. Value for money but of course I am talking about fine dining.

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Alma, Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

For the seventh year running, my husband and I came from Michigan to celebrate our summer birthdays at our favorite restaurant, MK. As always, the dinner was outstanding, and the service truly unparalleled. As she has done each year, Megan customized our menus with a birthday greeting, and had the chef write "Happy Birthday" on our dessert plates. She even... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had long leisurely dinner with my girlfriends after a long day of shopping. MK definitely lives up to the hype. The food was fabulous. For appetizers, I had the crab toast with truffle oil and house made fettucine with wild mushrooms. My main course was the roast duck breast and dessert for the table was the Big Chocolate.

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Val d'Or, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

MK restaurant was up to our expectations. The service was excellent. For appetizers, the endive salad and the octopus were a hit. For the main course, tuna is a must. The wine list is very extensive and we tasted a Walter Hansel Russian River Valley pinot noir that was recommended by our server and proved to be an excellent choice,... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

For what you get, the bang for the buck here is fantastic. Lots of flavor, amazing food that would be 50% more expensive in NYC than this, great service, easy to get to from downtown. The tartare appetizer was amazing, and I highly highly recommend the scallops.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

MK offers the perfect dining experience: service, food, drinks and the interior of the restaurant just make you feel relaxed and you know you're in good hands the minute you enter this restaurant. We did not have the tasting menu but went for individual courses and not one of the dishes was less than excellent. What a great place !

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have been here three times in the past few years. Each experience has been top tier in service, food and beverages. We have lucky enough to dine at some of the finest restaurants in the USA, including The famed French Laundry. Every dining experience is based on a lot of variables, but MK does a great job at controlling all... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The interior space is perfection! So pristine but warm and inviting. The staff are helpful and knowledgable. My husband and I loved everything that we ate. We anticipated the next course that came. It was almost pavlovian!!! And the proprietor ; Lisa Kornick was engaging and lovely. Meeting her gave the night the sublime experience we were looking for. This... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my first experience at MK and it was wonderful! This is a great place for couples, friends, and business. The ambiance in the dining room was perfect – natural light, woods, & colors. It really helped set the tone for a luxury dining experience. We went with the Chefs tasting menu and wine pairing. Our server for the... More

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