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MK The Restaurant

868 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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Ranked #20 of 8,392 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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484 reviews 484 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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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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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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San Francisco, California
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63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Really it should read, "Food 10, Service 3." We reserved a Friday night weeks in advance and were initially seated at the nexus of a heavily trafficked stairway and the end of the dining room. Not a great first impression. We were moved upstairs, which actually seemed a little quieter than the main room, but our server seemed quite out... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I went here for a special dinner and were impressed and look forward to going back. Great meal, service, and attention to detail.

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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was the first to arrive- but the wait staff took care of me with a barrel aged Manhattan made from a specialty, small batch bourbon. Two of those and everything is fine. The restaurant is in an old paint warehouse and we were seated upstairs near a large vault. Despite the large crowd the staff were able to get... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Staff very accomodating (I reserved for the wrong day...) and great service. Outstanding food (the tuna, whitefish and lobster, and the You're killing me s'more) Price correct.

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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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