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MK The Restaurant

#51 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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868 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610-3114 (Chestnut)
+1 312-482-9179
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Springfield, Illinois
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813 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great high end place on River North. Chef Michael Kornick offers an excellent menu of New American food, that is consistently consistently excellent but pricey.

Thank Clevlander
Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect but was very impressed. The interior is impressive, the service and food were superb. Fine dining and very reasonably priced for that. Relatively easy to get to from the train

Thank Kevin-and-Jo
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner with my college roommate and enjoyed the quietness and the enthusiastic waiter whose descriptions of the meals could have been in the J. peterman catalog Had some small plates and split a large plate. Had wine by the glass due to differing tastes in wine and then shared a dessert and finished with a glass of Madeira... More 

Thank mfctennis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have made three trips to MK during our visits to Chicago. It is a very welcoming venue with fresh,seasonal food. The bison and the fresh fish are favorites. The service has been excellent each time,and we did not feel rushed as we lingered over dessert and coffee. On weekends, dress is business casual or more dressy. We enjoyed walking... More 

Thank Dorothy G
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A private business meal in upstairs room. Service was excellent from the time I started to make arrangements. Cocktails with delicious hors d'oeuvres. 4 course meal with entree choice for guests. Evening moved along at a nice pace. we had 12 people and could hear well all night. Highly recommend.

Thank eiii
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We loved everything about this place! Food, ambiance and service all struck the perfect balance between special and upscale without being pretentious. The food is absolutely delicious. We stuffed ourselves because we didn't want to miss a course. Our server was informed (we got lots of info when we asked about the history of the place and it was interesting!)... More 

1 Thank Shredlana
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A friend found this place and we went. We were slightly underdressed for the venue, especially being Saturday night. Food was tasty and interesting. I had the grilled octopus starter and the salmon main and plenty of lovely bread to accompany the meal.

1 Thank vesuvioxford
Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We truly enjoyed our night at MK. Superb food, service and decor. Not terribly far from the downtown core and easily walkable. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Marc B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant to celebrate our one year anniversary. Given that this was a special occasion, I would hope the restaurant would make it extra special. I called approximately 3 hours ahead of the reservation to note the occasion to which I was informed that it would be noted. When we arrived, we were... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My daughter and I, had dinner at. MK recently on a Saturday evening. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the wine was at the perfect temperature. The crab crostini was perfectly executed, and the fish of the day, branzino, was superb. My daughter had the octopus and the salmon and she loved them, we will definitely go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 868 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610-3114
  • Public Transportation: Chicago (Brown Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-482-9179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?