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MK The Restaurant

#19 of 8,443 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Visitor rating
  • 254
    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
Most recent review
Very good food and nice place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
GeMaKo
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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379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
116 reviews 116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
105 helpful votes 105 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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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I booked this restaurant for a friends birthday on our girlfriend getaway weekend to Chicago. It was a great experience. We enjoyed the Prosciutto salad and endive salad as starters. Our mains were the salmon and the whitefish/lobster, which were both delicious. My friend selected the "you're killing me s'mores" dessert which came with a candle and Happy Birthday greeting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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243 reviews 243 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had a special birthday dinner here with a friend on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is a block away from more heavily traveled streets, but well worth finding. We had a reservation but did not need it for that Sunday evening. The ambiance was quite pleasant and the main dining room has 2 levels with a very high ceiling... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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

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
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?