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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #15 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
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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Kandahar
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Service, service, service. Yes, the food was excellent - oysters and charcoal broiled octopus for apps, an unexpected mushroom pasta snuggled between courses (thank you C), perfectly done duck and Cornish hen, an excellent bread pudding to finish - the wine was well paired - champagne to start, Russian river valley Pinot noir with dinner, dessert wines to finish -... More

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

MK ranks up there with one of the best in a city that boasts many great restaurant choices. You won't go wrong with MK. From the impeccable service to the great food - eclectic atmosphere and just a flat out very cool place. Steaks and seafood with the best of them.

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hadn't been to MK for a number of years and the flavors of the food for my return visit were exceptional. The corn chowder, crab small plate and octopus were all good choices. The Duck was done to perfection and the Salmon was nicely presented and tasty. The service on our visit was not good. Water took a while... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We flew into Chicago to celebrate our youngest son’s birthday and made reservations for a Friday night dinner. Our plans were disrupted by a control tower fire and our flight was cancelled. I called the restaurant and asked to change to reservation to Saturday and was accommodated without any problem. I told them it was my son’s birthday and everyone... More

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Park City, Utah
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205 reviews 205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Definitely a notable restaurant. Service truly outstanding. Menu diverse and innovative. Food was very good, but short of really great - especially dessert. Overall experience was outstanding and would go again when in town.

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Sydney
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We booked for an 830pm dinner, but were easily accommodated at 8pm.the staff were delightful and it was obvious from their greetings to the patrons that this was a place with a regular clientele . There was a tasting menu available but we decided on the a la carte. The place was not crowded and we had had a choice... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to an early dinner before a show and had a great first time experience. Wide variety of menu options for all, huge wine list, very good specialty cocktails! Appreciated that they asked if we had any food allergies. Bar was out of frangelico and the manager came over to apologize and take personal responsibility. All of our food was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

when my wife and I wanted to have one last dinner before leaving Chicago after 14 years, we picked mk. while I wouldn't call us foodies, we do enjoy a nice dinner now and then. every year we pick a really nice restaurant and treat ourselves (trotters, grace, tru, everest, schwa, etc). and while we have loved every one of... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent venue for a first class dining experience. Gourmet menu with locally sourced ingredients where available.

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Cincinnati
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had not been to MK for several years, and it was again a wonderful experience We celebrated our anniversary as well as our granddaughters start of her new school year. They printed a special commemorative menu for our dinner, as well as a special personalized desert for her. At 7yrs old, am sure this will also become her favorite restaurant!... More

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