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MK The Restaurant

#19 of 7,852 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 281
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 38
    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
New favorite in Chicago!!!!!

After four years in Chicago, we have finally found our favorite restaurant!!!! We booked an impromptu dinner at MK just after they reopened following their normal summer break. While the location is a little off the beaten path, everything from the service to the quality and taste of the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Marc D
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After four years in Chicago, we have finally found our favorite restaurant!!!! We booked an impromptu dinner at MK just after they reopened following their normal summer break. While the location is a little off the beaten path, everything from the service to the quality and taste of the food was off the charts. My wife ordered from the tasting... More 

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Libertyville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If it needs to be special, it has to be MK! An amazing menu of local cuisine, the selections NEVER fail to delight and surprise! This is hands- down one of the best options for great food and amazing value. A standard winner!

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Really good food with an innovative menu. While the place is not cheap it is fairly priced for what you get. My only complaint is their web site would not display its menu. Hopefully they get it fixed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was our first time at MK and certainly won't be the last. Amazing foie gras, figs & feta to start and duck with farro and blueberry/cocoa reduction was perfection. Super spanish wine from Castilla y Leon to pair our food. Outstanding service by Steve and nice dessert made out night memorable. Next time in Chicago we will definitely be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Fenton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Mequon, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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?