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MK The Restaurant

#18 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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

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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 8
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  • 3
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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
Excellent Service

I had dinner at MK with work colleagues. The service was really stand out. Anticipating every little thing we could need or want without seeming overbearing. It's a bit off the beaten path, but still fairly close to everything. We all really enjoyed our meal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
travelgirl1009
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had dinner at MK with work colleagues. The service was really stand out. Anticipating every little thing we could need or want without seeming overbearing. It's a bit off the beaten path, but still fairly close to everything. We all really enjoyed our meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had a dinner here to celebrate the engagement of our daughter. Party of 12 and we all enjoyed our meals. The waitress was terrific and the food was great. Everything about the evening was perfect. Will definitely return next time we are in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

From the service to the atmosphere to the food, everything was great! Our server used the exact amount of attention we needed. The atmosphere was very comfortable, with the possible exception of the noise level. Still we could communicate and that is all that is needed. We ordered the prix fixe and were not disappointed. It included lobster, gnocchi, salmon,... More 

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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a bachelor party meal that was simply outstanding in every respect. The wine and multi-course meal was one of the best ive had. The sommelier and waitstaff was excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wonderful experience here. The food was amazing--foie gras for me and sweetbreads for my husband. Appetizers were inventive and delicious. Our excellent waiter suggested a delicious bottle of wine, and the timing of food was perfect. Haven't even had better timing at Le Bernardin and Grammercy Tavern in NYC.I liked the very pleasant decor of the restaurant...cozy but modern at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This magnificent restaurant was on my list to try for a long time and I was finally able to get there. It did not disappoint! I had heard/read many wonderful things and can state categorically that they are all true. As we had to catch a train back after the theater, we did not do the tasting menu but most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I will be back in the fall and offer a more detailed review at that time. This may be one of my favorite restaurants in America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is near where I live and just a bit off the beaten track. I'd never heard of it before they offered 1000 Open Table points. It is really nice and contemporary in style but not pretentious, a little on the expensive side but offers very refined food, kind of like The Gage. I had the salmon which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place to go with a special person or friends. Service was good. Food was the best I had in Chicago. Salmon dish is a definite. I loved the three flavors of sorbet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You know when a restaurant has been around a long time, they are doing something right. At MK, they are doing everything right!

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?