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MK The Restaurant
MK The Restaurant

MK The Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mkchicago.com
  • Email: info@mkchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 482-9179
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Served Nightly Beginning at 5:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Erick Williams
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: mk is considered one of the "50 Hottest Restaurants in the World,” according to Condé Nast Traveler and can suit your needs to any private dining event large or small. The private dining room is perfect for an intimate dinner or a large cocktail party for 60 people. mk’s chefs and staff can also prepare a special dinner for you at your home. Our staff can also help pair the perfect wines for your event. We can also coordinate all the details from menus to flowers.

    Contact Kate Gaddi, private dining coordinator:(312)255-9179 kgaddi@mkchicago.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: mk is perfect for special dining events of any occasion or size whether it’s a private dinner for a dozen people, a large dinner for 50 or a cocktail party for 60. The sophisticated dining room is located on the second floor overlooking the city’s spectacular views.

    If your plans include more than 50 people, mk’s main dining room is perfect for a lunch or evening event. Evening events are subject to a food and beverage minimum. mk’s staff can help pair the perfect wine with each course. Event planner Kate will coordinate any flower arrangements, AV and sound equipment as well as special food and wine menus for your event.

    mk can also come to you! Call us about the possibility of our chef and staff preparing an intimate dinner to suit your needs and tastes.

    Contact Kate Gaddi, private dining coordinator:(312)255-9179 kgaddi@mkchicago.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut
  • Public Transit: Chicago (Brown Line)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is also available.
A word from MK The Restaurant
mk The Restaurant celebrated 15 years of casual fine dining with unrivaled hospitality this past November. We have renovated our bar, lounge, and dining room and Chef Erick and his team have a beautiful new spring menu along with a small bite menu available only in the bar and lounge. Our new bar features window seating and more than 60 new craft spirits to choose from. Our private dining room with its skyline views is suitable for all of your catering and special event needs.

Come in and experience for yourself why Food & Wine magazine said,“Windy City diners are blown away by mk."
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service were very good. Pricey is an understatement."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had the best time and the food was fantastic! Ivan and the other bartender were great and made us feel very comfortable. We will come back soon."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had an outstanding experience from start to finish. Our server, Mayan, was terrific. Do yourself a favor and visit MK."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent food. They convinced me to try the Bison and I was positively surprised. I had no idea Bison could be that tender."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I are foodies and we loved the creativity and seasonal influence of the dishes!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Amazing dining experience!!! Food was beyond delicious - service was great-every detail I requested for out special occasion was met. Would definitely recommend and am definitely going back!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our waiter seemed a bit uptight at first but as soon as our bill hit 250, he was as happy as could be. Its a boring decor but the food AMAZING! The duck is perfection. The "tartares" are to die for. everything was as fresh as can be, i could taste the sea in my scallops. Our drinks were tasty and pretty. The graham cracker ice cream makes you want to moan im a little embarrassed to admit. BEST RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I hadn't been here in a few years and wanted to come back to see if it still the best restaurant I've ever been to. It is."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "One of the best "underrated" restaurants in Chicago."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We were a party of four for my wife's birthday. The staff was friendly and wished my wife happy birthday multiple times. Each dish we had was exceptional. This is a great restaurant for all occasions."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A couple of years ago I told a Foodie friend that I was traveling to Chicago and asked for a recommendation. MK was at the top of her list. I had a fantastic dinner the first time I visited. Excellent food and very attentive, friendly service. I decided to go back again on this most recent Chicago trip and MK delivered again. Incredible choices on the menu in every category made it difficult to choose and dinner was superb. I will definitely go back again and again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here. MK went out of their way to make my husband's birthday extra special. They put together a personalized tasting menu just for us. Food and service were both excellent. You know it's a great restaurant when the man serving the bread is happy and loves his job. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. Had not been at MK for a while and forgot how good the food was."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "tasting menu was well priced and quite varied in the presentations."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Really enjoyed MK, can't rate it highly enough. The food was superior to that of many Michelin star establishments I've dined at, including Gordon Ramsey and Gary Rhodes owned restaurants. Go!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This restaurant consistently delivers excellent service, an interesting menu and delicious dishes. The portions are always perfect and the sommelier knows how to pair your wine so you don't ever have to worry about picking the wrong bottle. They seem to always offer an amuse bouche or some other appreciative gesture for your patronage. I love this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fine dining."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Excellent food, wonderful service. "Nouveau" food style without being "out there"! Very manageable portions. Great ambiance. High end prices, but reasonable. I have already recommended this restaurant to some friends who are beyond 'steak and potato'. Fabulous evening!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "What a special place to be with great friends. We began at the chic bar with imaginative alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. The dinner menu was creative, the service staff knowledgeable and timely. All led to a delightful and conversation-rich evening with special friends. I personally thanked the chef when we left."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went for birthday celebration. Everything was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food and great service. No complaints there. But if you want to have a nice slow meal tell the waitstaff in advance. I had to ask them to slow down. At one point they were bringing in the next dish while one of us had not even finished the first. However, once I asked them to slow down the rest of the meal was wonderful."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I love MK; the food is consistently exceptional and chef Erik is both talented and extremely personable. Erik makes a very popular dining location both warm and intimate. Congratulations on the return of Jesus, he's a great add."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I hav been going to MK since it opened and have always had a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Not much that can be said about this amazing restaurant that hasn't been said before but I'll to add to the glowing reviews. It's been 3 or 4 years since I have been here but this time was better than the first. This place runs like a well oiled machine! Service is perfect, courses spaced out properly and the food is right on par with the high standards that are set here in Chicago. Everything was great but the cake and shake...I was blown away it and I am not a sweets person. Do NOT order one to share get TWO! Yes, it's that awesome!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food was outstanding; but most impressive was the service. Waiter was knowledgeable, courteous and efficient. Manager stopped by as well as the owner(?). If your budget can afford it, it is definitely a go-to place."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Everything about our experience was fantastic---a chance to have things that you don't find too often (sweetbreads, bison), the pace of the service, a very good, reasonably priced bottle of wine, a fantastic dessert (s'mores). Even though MK has been around for a while, it is still one of the best in Chicago."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "MK had been on our list for a few years to try while in Chicago for a annual trade show ... we finally dined here this past Saturday and absolutely loved everything about it! Wonderful & accommodating service, lovely ambiance and every dish we ordered was delicious, wonderful and memorable! We've already been raving about it to family and friends and we will look forward to visiting again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were worried that our second time eating at MK would be as wonderful as the first--it equaled and possibly exceeded our expectations!! The waitress was very helpful and non-intrusive. The tasting menu was exceptional as well as the wines chosen for each course. Our favorite place to sit is on the balcony. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a great night at mk. The service was attentive with several chefs treats from the kitchen. The wine list was excellent. Would definitely return"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I requested an "intimate corner" so that we could talk and catch up. When we arrived, we were seated at a table in the back left corner of the restaurant with our place settings positioned side by side (all of the other tables had the place settings across from one another). MK listened to my simple request and added that lovely touch. We were most appreciative. We were waited on by Sergio who gave us just the right attention, suggested recommendations for dinner/wine and kept us on time for the Theater. He's a gem which is probably why he has been there since the restaurant opened. Our meals were stellar and cooked perfectly. I could not have asked for a more delightful experience. My guest was quite impressed."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience for my wife's birthday. We have eaten here before but more than 5 years ago. We shouldn't have waited so long to return. The ambiance, food, wait staff were all wonderful. I had emailed in advance that this was a special occasion, and they acknowledged her birthday on the menu and with candles for desert. Even our server wished her a Happy Birthday. I ate bison which was terrific and my wife had gnocchi. All tasty, well prepared. Great evening. We will be back, hopefully in less than five months."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "MK is a great selection to dine in. The wine was fantastic, amazing food, and service was spot on. We're coming back soon hungry for more. Thank you MK."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Hostess friendly, Waitress knowledgeable. Ordered off of a la carte menu 3 people 7 items: 2 fair, 3 good, 2 excellent . I can't criticize any one aspect but with higher price levels come high expectations. Very good not wow"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Group of 6 for birthday - food was great from apps to main course - octopus a favorite. Always great timely attentive service, love the atmosphere - good vibe yet not too loud. We had a great upstairs table for 6 but MK is also our favorite place for date night. The pace of service is always perfect with no rushing. Thanks for starting off the night right!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The whole evening was perfect. Food and Staff was beyond our expectation. Thank you again for making our evening so enjoyable. We will stop by soon again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "we had a wonderful dinner, with an atmosphere that was perfect for energy and great conversation. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "fabulous dinner! I had the kale salad and the fluke/ lobster and it was amazing! Try the grilled octopus as an appetizer."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Sometimes reputation interferes with a dining experience. Having recently eaten at Blackbird and Next, we expected MK to be in the same level. It was very good, but not in the same tier as the others. The tasting menu was diverse, and each dish very good. A very nice feature was the ability for individuals to switch items off the tasting menu and on from the appetizer menu/salad menu. The server was cordial but one other small complaint. It was almost an hour and a half before our second course (third if you include the amuse) arrived. We were a somewhat large party (ten) but pacing was a bit slow (three hours) given we arrived at 6:30 PM and said we wanted to be out, if possible, by 9:00 PM."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our server was great and the food presentation was good. But the food was average. Not too much flavor and very salty."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "MK has been on the Chicago restaurant scene for 15 years and they remain great and on trend: modern, understated, relaxing ambience, excellent service and truly wonderful inventive food. They have endured and remained so popular because they simply do not compromise and they are always innovating their menu. They serve some of the best food in Chicago and are one of the places where you can count on the fish to be deliciously and perfectly prepared. And the desserts are too tempting to pass up."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "MK has impressed me for 15 years now. It is 100% solid. I have enjoyed every sinlge thing I have eaten there and the service is always prefect. It is a perfect place!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014