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“Excellent food, attentive staff, a bit pricey”
Review of MK The Restaurant

MK The Restaurant
Ranked #155 of 9,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Chestnut
Transit: Chicago (Brown Line)
Reviewed November 25, 2012

November 23, 2012: Our selections included butternut squash ravioli, beet salad, arctic char, grilled veal, garlic mashed potatoes, and for dessert: ice cream sampler and chocolate layer cake with mini vanilla malt. The food was high quality from beginning to end the only 'disappointment' of sorts was the squash ravioli, nothing wrong with it really, it's flavors were just kind of 'plain.' Our other menu selections were extremely tasty [sort of an understatement] and we enjoyed the aromas, tastes and textures of each dish. We ate as much of the veal as our civilized table manners would allow, actually wishing we could pick up the bone so we could enjoy every last morsel that utensils could not access. The evening began with a wonderful crab salad amuse bouche on an ever-so-thin slice of andouille sausage and ended with tiny lemon shortbread cookies and an almond/chocolate 'brittle' -- our post-dessert dessert. An extensive wine list and with help from our server, we found a wine we liked [by the glass] and found that they also serve half-glasses -- a very nice idea for those that might want to choose more than one wine for their meal. The staff was attentive and helpful [both in patiently answering our questions at reservation time as well as the evening of our visit]. One in our group uses a walker and we found the restaurant to be reasonably accessible, including the bathroom. The tables were a bit closer together than we expected and someone in a wheelchair might find the spacing a little tight. Our reservations were at 6:00pm and other diners were spaced well so we didn't hear other conversations. Also, the noise level was moderate during the time we were there. It is very easy to get a cab from this location and valet parking is also available. We found the restaurant a bit pricey, but a wonderful place for a special dinner and we would definitely eat here again. We love good food. We appreciate a knowledgeable, helpful staff and attentive service and this restaurant has it all.

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Thank Melaniemily
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The MK Chicago was highly recommended during my stay in the city for a convention. So, my expectations were very high, Specially concerning the food.
The service was not what I expected, very uneven. The waiter could not explain the dishes properly and did not even go over the fixed Menu. He just handed it to us.
The muisc was very loud and we could not maintain a conversation. We were in a group together with other people from the convention and one of them could not hear properly.
The ambiance was nice but very dark. we had to use a flshlight to read the menu.
The best part was the food which was quite well made and very nicely presented.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I really liked the atmosphere and the building it's located in. The tasting menu had nice pairings. Steak dishes were done to perfection. Service was fantastic despite the fact that the place was extremely busy.

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Thank HSG7
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Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Was invited to dinner there, tried the $77 sampler. Fine dining indeed, every item nicely executed. A gastronomic delight!

Thank MaMaZuZu
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

The food and service were spectacular. Our waiter explained the menu items very well and was very attentive to our table all night. We brought our 16month old with us and they were very accomodating with her dishes. The food was outstanding.

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