MK The Restaurant
MK The Restaurant

MK The Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mkchicago.com/
  • Phone: 3124829179x
  • 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: 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
**Due to internet connectivity issues, please contact the restaurant directly for reservation availability. ** 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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MK The Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
247 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (172)special occasion (169)romantic (115)notable wine list (111)neighborhood gem (75)hot spot (46)good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (12)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • MK always shines!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Whenever we come to Chicago we make sure to dine at MK. It never fails to provide us with a wonderful experience. This time it was enhanced by the terrific service we received from Nicole. She made the mouth watering food even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    chifoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Restaurant was almost empty and we were seated at one of the smallest two tops available. Asked for a larger two top and they were accommodating, but should never have happened in the first place. Disappointed in the pommes frites for $9. For that price, I expect twice-fried crispiness. These failed to deliver. To make it even worse, they were served in a glass. Could see the steam condensing on the inside of the glass, making the not-so-crispy frites even less so. Have had much better frites in Chicago for less $. Overall feeling: I don't hesitate to spend big on a great dining experience, but this was not one.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for those with food issues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My daughter is on a special diet for severe food sensitivities. They handled it better than any restaurant we have been to in the past 4 years.They got is all right and were discreet and sensitive to her feelings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Cakebrenr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Delicious food that was creative. The space was cool but plenty of space between tables to have a private conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First time we ate at MK. Excellent. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MK Chicago
    Capone
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner was excellent! Service was outstanding! Bison and Tuna were prepared perfectly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Waitress was stuffy and a bit condescending , food overpriced and just ok. My fish portion was very small. I left still hungry. Steak portions were larger.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very fancy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was one of those places where you spend an exhorbant amount of money for about 3 bites of food. Those 3 bites were amazing and blew my mind, but it was a little unexpected. It's one of those places where you're not really sure which fork to use and everyone is wearing their best. Don't get me wrong, I thought it was a great restaurant, but just know what you're in for if you go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything was wonderful! Food fantastic! Service great! Ambiance wonderful! Wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Chicago restaurant
    Eric
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had diner at MK on the last night of our trip to Chicago. We rdad very positive reviews and MK did not disappoint. Service was very professional yet. Server gave us good advice on wine selection. Food was great from appetizers to desserts. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular!
    WheatEat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We're restaurant-seeking foodies and this was quite possibly our most enjoyable meal ever. Finesse, style, and execution. All I can say is wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st Birthday Celebration
    AlliQVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our daughter chose this restaurant for her 21st Birthday location. We had a group of 9 and were treated like royalty. Our waiter/wait staff was extremely attentive and after introducing themselves, asked about any food allergies at the table-which we all found to be an impressive gesture (which ALL establishments should do). Our meal was was outstanding as was the birthday girl's dessert presentation. We will DEFINITELY return in the near future. We recommended to friends who have since recommended to their friends. Probably on of the best meals we have had in Chicago...and there are quite a few places to dine in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    NancyT
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and am so glad I did. My friend and I chose the tasting menu with wine pairings. Every dish was outstanding, and even wines that I normally do not like were high quality and wonderful. The service was fantastic. Our server even helped us flag down a cab after dinner. One of the best meals I have ever eaten anywhere. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gr8 place to take your own 1st Lady
    URthe1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I took the 1st Lady of my heart and home to MK, we loved it. If you want to treat your very special lady for a very special occasion, then MK is the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Salmon and Tuna were delicious and the desert was decadent! We had a great time celebrating a birthday!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I selected MK for our anniversary dinner during a weekend in Chicago. We were not disappointed. Our waiter Scott was outstanding, attending to every need without being overbearing. I chose the chef tasting menu which was outstanding. My wife ordered a la carte. Perhaps it was the tasting menu, but I rate this in my top three dining experiences. The swordfish was the best fish I have ever put into my mouth and I told the waiter that, with fish like that who needs beef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding dining experience.
    Berrrnard
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful presentation and exceptional flavors. Looking forward to returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fabulous experience! The attentiveness of the staff was impeccable and the food served was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Find
    wakegirl
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent food and service. A hidden gem off the beaten path in not so nice a neighborhood but worth searching for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Diningwithus
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall great experience. Uncomfortable experience with one of the host but overall great service great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    wonderful tasting menu and wine pairings! always great food and service!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MK
    JohnBCVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I am a regular at MK and have been dining here since it opened 16 years ago. Expectations regarding food and service were exceeded, as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but overpriced
    JIU37VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I feel like I've been to other high end restaurants that aren't as overpriced and give you more food. Overall, the experience was fine, but probably not worth going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat but Don't Speak
    colleen
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food at MK was very good, especially the tuna and desserts. The only negative to the food was the unexpected small bones in the chicken. If you like to focus on your food, you really should try this place. If, however, you would like to talk with your dinner companions, you would be wise to consider other alternatives.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Amazing
    mcampo2501
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door, our experience was above and beyond all expectation. We were looking for something in downtown Chicago that was more than just a steak house. The service here is something to take special note of. Our napkins were refolded when we came back from the restroom, our water never made past half way, bread was presented throughout the meal (as opposed to all at once), and the server know the menu like he owned the restaurant. The suggestions made were all based on what we were telling him, not what was popular. The food was no different. Proteins melt in your mouth, portions were generous, dessert was off the charts, and the selection at every turn was impressive. Easily what I consider 5 star dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu with the wine pairings
    Vo2max
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We are foodies and MK did not disappoint!! Loved the Sea theme. Varieties of fish were excellent and the pairings were spot on. Favorites were the preparations of the king crab and the salmon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Chicago treat
    UrbanDiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Found this restaurant through very positive reviews, menu had good choices from tuna and steak, our appies where - lobster like bisque, and grilled octopus, great flavours and textures to create a wonderful experience, service was also top notch-attentive from all staffers who, impressive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MK
    JohnBCVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I am a regular at MK and have been dining here since it opened 16 years ago. Expectations regarding food and service were exceeded, as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still here after all these years
    HostessmostestVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A recent last minute decision to visit MK was very nicely rewarded with a refreshed interior to the classic reclaimed warehouse style restaurant that was its original signature, beyond food and wine. To our delight, the wine list was modern, approachable, with something for everyone in taste and price range, food was the very freshest and innovative but not pretentious, and the staff was friendly almost jovial, and helpful. It was surprisingly loud, which surprised us although it later was minimized. Overall, we'd give it high marks and encourage others to visit knowing they will have a great meal to remember. We won't be shy of re-introducing others to this fine icon of the Chicago dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TiaEdz
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food, great staff. Everything we ordered was worth the price. Would definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sergio
    naplesfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    There are many great restaurants in downtown Chicago. All with very good food. But the defining difference at MK was our waiter, Sergio! Outstanding. As good as I have had.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am glad that I returned.
    LilyTheValleyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It had been three or four years since my last visit to MK. The menu changed to be more Mediterranean than before. Lots of seafood in the menu. They became more capable to express the nuance of the broth, and we liked it. We ordered White fish/Lobster and Duck for main, and both of us were extremely satisfied with the taste and presentation. Dessert was too big for us. I wish they can serve in a more decent portion and in more sophisticated way at least for the last course. Oh, also, they have not idea between Cointreau and Grand Manier. Bad. The overall experience was good. I decide not to give full score on service only because we did not get the table we liked. I booked three weeks ahead of time, the reservation was 5:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Right squeeze and Salt
    Cityguy1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went here for GF birthday . Was seated by 4 top turned to 5 top. Servers constantly squeezing by to serve rest of dining room and bumping into chair. Asked to be moved as soon as this occurred and before even being seated and offered isolated table on second floor so stayed put. Food was standard interesting but heavy on salt. Salt with bread; salt in summer salad; salt with soft shell crabs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    chiMDfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I celebrated my birthday here with my parents and we were all so pleased with our dining experience. The food, cocktails, wine, dessert and service were all top notch. We also were seated upstairs in the restaurant which had a great view of all the tables below. Moreover, the restaurant was able to customize the menu headings to mention it being my birthday and I was able to choose the two desserts I wanted brought out with a candle to seal the celebration. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great date night spot or celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food - Slow Experience.
    sssmith
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food - great presentation - slow service. My wife ordered the white fish and lobster - great dish. I ordered the chefs tastings menu - very good but not worth the price tag nor the wait. I actually preferred my wife's dish compared to my 6 dishes - not to mention it was 1/2 the price of mine on top of it. Our biggest complaint for the evening would be time...3 hrs for a dinner for 2 is very long...My wife was finished with her meal and I still had 3 more plates coming...she was almost asleep before dinner was over :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A culinary experience
    maddie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Highly educated wait staff with out-of-this-world flavors and pairings. I can personally say it was the most detailed dining experience I've ever had - with flavor being at the forefront of every aspect of the meal -from the cocktails, to each dish to the wine pairing and desserts - everything was fabulous. And, while the food and service was top notch - the atmosphere was unpretentious and comfortable. I loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent for business dinner
    SandraVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was excellent and staff was extremely attentive but not distracting. Dinner was also very good though I was not blown away by anything on the menu. I enjoyed the oysters and seared tuna entree. I will definitely return though it would be nice to see something more interesting on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    TheGoodHusband
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We came to Chicago last weekend to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday. MK was the crown jewel of the weekend. We'd made a reservation, but our show got out early, so we got to the restaurant early. We had a drink at the bar and they got us a table far earlier than we anticipated. Everyone that worked at the restaurant was friendly and personable. When we were seated, they provided us with a personalized specials menu that said "Happy Birthday" to my wife, which was a really nice touch. The wine and both our meals were wonderful. I had a steak, and the flavors jumped out at me on the first bite. Desserts were very good, and were presented wonderfully. They even wrote happy birthday in chocolate on my wife's plate! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything about MK Restaurant is outstanding. We choose to have the oysters for an appetizer, they were delicious with the vinaigrette & the chorizo to finish up with was a perfect combination.. Thank you so much Lisa for always coming to greet us. Your pastries are simply... perfect. You can never go wrong at MK Restaurant. Thank you all for a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    ArtEats
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good menu, great service, delicious food, and not too pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.