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MK The Restaurant

#49 of 7,468 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary
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868 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610-3114 (Chestnut)
(312) 482-9179
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Mary H
Newton, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank ellen00007
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Tfernanda
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I visiting Chicago found this little gem via zagats. It is out of the city a little so well known to locals, but not easy to stumble upon if you are visiting. We chose the summer degustation menu to Maximise the flavours we could try. Every course was spectacular !! The service was impeccable and the sommelier's... More 

1 Thank jozz464
St Matthews, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MK The Restaurant is one of the best restaurants we've ever enjoyed. We ordered the tasting menu and every course was beautiful and delicious. We can't see enough good things about it - the service was excellent as well.

1 Thank Hank S
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I pick this restaurant on a friends recommendation. We went here on our anniversary night. We arrived about an hour earlier cause traffic was nil to nothing. We asked and they accommodated us for an early dinner. The place is super cool inside with some exposed beam word. They have added some new supports to help hold the old wooden... More 

1 Thank markballinger
Downers Grove, Illinois
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166 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

OK – mixed feelings. Tables are crammed both in the dining room and on the balcony. Service very good and friendly thou. We have ordered tasting menu and some dishes where tasty and some not so much. Personally I don’t think I want to give this place second try…

Thank Bookka
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Last night we went back to our absolute favorite Chicago restaurant, where we were once regulars. We had not been in a few years. There were 3 of us in our party/all foodies. Starters: English chilled minted Pea soup with Jonah crab; Yellow-fin tartare w/ a celery remoulade; and a crisp endive salad w/ water-cress, haricots vert, granny-smith apples, WI... More 

Thank Mary W
Vilnius, Lithuania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I have been there. Restaurant looks like a modern loft, with nice lounge area. The whole experience was great. Oysters and tuna were amazing. Prices are high enough, but worth to pay.

Thank Ernes2014
Uusimaa, Finland
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Location was not best possible, but by taxi okay. Food was supergood. I loved my food and winelist was good also. Service better then good, proffessional but also fun. You have to table reservation in advance and still needed to wait for short while.

Thank jell0na

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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: (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?