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MK The Restaurant

#42 of 7,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Contemporary
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868 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610-3114 (Chestnut)
(312) 482-9179
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5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Miami, Florida
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800 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got the bison and it tasted great. Priced on the higher end, good food, and a very attentive/helpful staff made it a 5 star experience.

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Thank Albertomiami
Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Honnestly I dont get why this place does not have Michelin star The place itself is great, wooden beams, very airy, great skylight Service was excellent - right pace and level of attention Their bread is very good, incl. one of the best foccacias I ate outside of Italy The menu is well conceived, lots of different choices Overall the... More 

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Thank cyril_lm2013
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off the beaten path of downtown Chicago this restaurant is a true gem. Upscale service, fantastic food, MK is a dinning experience. I highly recommend the steak.

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Thank Jeff R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had our first wedding anniversary dinner date last weekend. Online reservations made things easy, and we were even able to request a table at the balcony with no issues-they were very accommodating. Everything we had was perfect and we had a fun time. They were nice and gave us an additional dessert on the house, that... More 

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mktherestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at MK The Restaurant, responded to this review

Happiest of anniversaries to you and your husband and hope to see you at mk again soon! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Grilled Salmon MK was packed on a Tuesday evening. It was part of our Chicago Dine Around. The salmon grilled over hardwood charcoal was simply one of the best I've tasted.

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Thank garyv119
mktherestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at MK The Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you so much for including mk in your Chicago Dine Around! please come back and visit soon! More 

Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit MK when we are in Chicago. The food is fantastic - great quality and thoughtful, creative cooking. Be sure to save room for desserts which are especially innovative. The wine list offers a wonderful and broad selection of some very interesting wines. The service is superb. The restaurant is not cheap, but it is excellent value for... More 

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mktherestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at MK The Restaurant, responded to this review

so glad to have had you dine with us again. and thank you so much for the compliments! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an extremely hot and muggy day in Chicago. Heat Index over 100. My friend and I had walked over 3 miles trying to find a certain location. Lo and behold, when we felt as if we were about to expire we came upon MK. Alas, they did not open until 5:30p.m. However, Marcus, the amiable, caring bartender was... More 

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mktherestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at MK The Restaurant, responded to this review

marcus for the win! so happy to hear of your experience, please come back and visit us soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

My friend from high school and I travel together every other summer and we always scope out the city's best restaurants. We were not disappointed with MK. It's in river north, so you won't just happen upon it, but it's worth an uber drive. We had the summer tasting menu and the flavors were fresh, varied and delightful. Our server,... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The food is great, the service is great. The wine list is strong. This is an excellent restaurant for an intimate dinner, or a large group like ours. Note that've can be a little loud when the restaurant is full. Unfortunately they were out of the tasting menu by the time we were seated, which was only 7:30, but everything... More 

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Thank ellen00007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The Place ia very beautiful , the staff are very Nice. The food are beautiful, tastefull. It was really a pleasure experience!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 868 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610-3114
    (Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago (Brown Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (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?