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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #16 of 8,267 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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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very good food and service. Trendy restaurant with a solid menu and solid staff. Very good overall experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Attended a function in a separate room which was poorly decorated. Food was very good and well presented, even though the salmon was little bit cold. I liked the asparagus appetizer. Service was stiff, proper but cold. It's trendy but it is not worn the price. Location is kind of dubious and despite of that it draws crowds. Waiting for... More

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Menifee, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We chose MK for my birthday meal while on a vacation to Chicago, and we were delighted with our selection. This restaurant provided just the right balance between friendly and formal with its exposed brick walls of a former paint factory crossed with the lovely linens and smart service and fine food. We were warmly greeted and seated in the... More

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Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Once again, TripAdvisor does not disappoint! I came to this site to find a great restaurant, and we did just that! The restaurant is on the small side, making it extremely cozy. The service was fantastic! I am not the type of person to venture out of my comfort zone when ordering food, but my husband is. He ordered the... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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147 reviews 147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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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
64 helpful votes 64 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
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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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Texas
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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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