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MK The Restaurant

#40 of 7,498 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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868 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610-3114 (Chestnut)
(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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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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.

Thank vesuvioxford
Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marc B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Iconic1
chicago illinois usa
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank beatriz967
Miami, Florida
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808 reviews
623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Albertomiami
Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

Thank cyril_lm2013
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Thank Jeff R
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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 August 12, 2016 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.

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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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 

Thank Chris L
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 

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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, 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: (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?