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MK The Restaurant

#115 of 7,715 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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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San Diego, California
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223 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spend weeks researching the better restaurants in Chicago, and narrow it down to a select few, and for various reasons I chose MK. Boy did I make a mistake. For many reasons..... First off, service....it was barely offered, and when it was, it was both condenscending and patronizing​. Not just from our waiter Sergio, but from the maitre d'... More 

Thank Lawrence C
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Tuesday night, not very crowded. Small bar with nice wine selection and drink menu. It was the perfect spot to reacquaint with an old friend over dinner. Waitress was great and very knowledgeable. Started with the gnocchi appetizer, OMG little pillows of deliciousness. Had a wonderful piece of salmon.

Thank RubySlippers62
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed my wife's birthday with our daughter and her husband here. Food and service were excellent. Adequate food portions so we did not go away hungry. We may return next year about this time, or sooner.

Thank Larry A
Reno, Nevada
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paula at the Sheraton suggested MK and she was right, the food was very good. They also had a nice wine list to complement our dinner. Although the service was slow, we still enjoyed our server and fortunately we weren't in a hurry. The chef sent out a couple small bites to fill the gaps and they were both very... More 

Thank TahoeNVTravelers
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here for dinner based on a TA review. We were not disappointed. We arrived a little early and had a cocktail. The bartender was brilliant. Great cocktail and lots of insight. The restaurant ambience was busy but not loud. The waitress was fab, friendly and helpful. I had the juicy prawn dish and the bison. Both wonderful. My... More 

Thank Grant G
Chicago, Illinois
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2,830 reviews
1,586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,844 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

There are a handful of truly superior fine dining experiences to be had in Chicago and MK The Restaurant is one of them. Owner/chef Michael Kornick has been around for years and his timeless New American restaurant remains one of the elite fine dining destinations in town. Located at 868 North Franklin Street in the bustling River North neighborhood, MK... More 

Thank Taylor B
Medora, Indiana
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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!

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Oxford, NC
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278 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?