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MK The Restaurant

#65 of 7,674 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
17:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 02:00
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Medora, Indiana
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this dinner. The food was top notch, the wait staff was extremely attentive, and the chef is amazing. I had the bison steak and the pumpkin soup. Both were absolutely mouth watering. The cocktails are expertly prepared and quite enjoyable. Niko was one of our waiters and he was always coming by at... More 

Thank Robin47260
Winnipeg, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The steak and seafood dishes are all very delicious. Try the house specialty french fries, too. The service is top notch. The staff members are very attentive but not interruptive. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank GaryCornelius
Oxford, NC
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268 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We dined here on our first night in Chicago and were not disappointed. The neighborhood seemed a little sketchy and we were worried when the restaurant was not crowded. Our concerns were eased by the excellent food and knowledgeable service. We ordered the crab and octopus appetizers which were very nice. My wife ordered the strip steak and i got... More 

Thank NCSmokey
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was new to us and very good. My crab appetizer was delicious. The wine recommendations were perfect. My steak was perfectly cooked. The interior was attractive and not too loud or too dark.

Thank Doubledeacon
Hull, Massachusetts
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1,040 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I'm very particular and demanding and this restaurant surpassed my expectations. Service was spot on. Drinks were always full and the service was attentive. The scallops were seasoned perfectly albeit a tad undercooked. The Hamachi was exceptional. The seared tuna was the best I ever had. The pecan cake was very good as well. It was by far the best... More 

Thank Edelan
Springfield, Illinois
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922 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 9 November 2016

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 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 17 October 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.

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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
US$41 - US$80
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
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?