Amazing food!My wife had the beet salad & I had the octopus appetizer, and we had salmon and veal for entrees. All were amazing!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMore, pleaseGreat service; friendly, personable, fun. Food was delicious with unexpected pairings. Fresh, flavorful on many levels not not pretentious. Portions were just right. We literally spent 31/2 hours there. Enjoying everything and never felt rushed. Will be back for sure!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Mother's Day -We went for Mother's Day - we had 2 moms in our table of four - out table was the only one who did not get complementary champagne as told over the phone and the website information for Mother's Day - it was just embarrassing we had to ask for it - the point is that we were not offered like every one else - interesting enough we were the only Hispanics guest in the restaurant - coincidence ? I know we are Hispanic but we don't look poor at all - as a matter of
Fact I'm a doctor and I was wearing a nice suit and the ladies that came with me were dressed very appropriate for this type of restaurant - so I have no idea what was the deal with the hostess or whoever is responsible5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BestThis is our 4th Mother's Day dinner and have not ever been disappointed. After each visit, we always say we just had the best service possible and the next year it gets better. Well done.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat eveningTook care of my parents for their anniversary. I never fill out feedback forms but wanted to make a point here. Great all around.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat tasting menu - Great staffWe took the tasting menu with wine pairing. We had a great time and would definitely go again. The cod was amazing, and so was the beef. The food was inventive and the wine pairing was excellent with some interesting moves (e.g. red on fish). The noise level was a bit high to our taste and the tables are a bit close to each others, but the staff was great. Highly recommended.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousMy girlfriend and I chose MK as the place to celebrate my 30th birthday, and we decided to go with the recommended tasting menu, with pairings. What a fantastic choice that was! Each course was more delicious than the last, and the wines we tried (I counted six) were all equally fantastic. My only complaint here was that we felt somewhat rushed, and often had more than one glass of wine on the table at a time. I know it's a busy restaurant and it was a Saturday night, but it would have been nice to not feel hurried out. Overall, though, in combination with the truly exceptional and attentive service, lovely atmosphere, and scrumptious food, this was a wonderful treat.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience.The food was great...very creative yet suitable for all tastes. The service was also excellent, very unobtrusive yet very available and very helpful with menu and wine selections. Try to save room for dessert. It was exceptional.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMChicago Hidden gemThis is the fifth meal I have had at MK, and each one has been extraordinary. The menu changes frequently, so I have the occassion o sample many dishes...none have diappointed me. I eat fish and seafood regularly since I live and vacation on the coast. The grilled octopus was well prepared. The Alaskan halibut was truly special. The desserts were heavenly.
Highly recommended5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the one.This remains our current favorite in Chicago. We get to the city about twice a year. We continue to love the food--its quality and its originality without being too fussy. We brought friends from NJ with us and they were very impressed. The service was good as usual and we enjoyed the meal thoroughly. The restaurant is attractive in an open kind of way. It's not exactly cozy but there's still something about it that you remember favorably after some time.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner we've had in awhileDisclosure: I am in the wine business and I eat out a lot. MK is (currently) not a customer of mine but my wife and I were in Chicago for the weekend and looking for something a little different.
MK is the best dinner we've had in the year at a place where they weren't already a customer of mine.
Tasting menu was great, each dish proverbially better than the last, though the white fish with beluga lentils and caviar will be remembered for a long time.
I appreciated them letting me open a bottle of my 2007 Batasiolo Barolo cru Corda della Briccolina to help make the night even more special. Service was great all around.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very deliciousThe food was very delicious and the ambiance was great. The wait staff was a bit pushy about ordering more food... we just wanted wine and entrees and we were forced into a salad and additional side items. However everything was great. Delicious and would definitely recommend it to others.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceEverything was wonderful. I had the tuna and it was great. We had the fries which is a must at MK.
Eat at upper level and enjoyed watching the customers and service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good meal!We have been there many times now when traveling to Chicago. We have never had a bad meal. Everything is good from the steak to tuna to dessert.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday and Anniversay!We were married on wife's birthday. MK noted both, and made the effort to write Happy Anniversary on our menu, and both Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday in chocolate on the dessert plates. We both had the tasting menu and it was great throughout -- no weak dishes.
The staff also greeted us and wished us farewell with the appropriate "Happy's", indicating they had been briefed and had paid attention.
The service and food was very good, not hurried, and our party of four -- another couple had driven in to the city to meet us -- had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Highly recommended.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, beautiful surroundingsWell-executed food. Loved the complimentary sturgeon starter. Highly recommend the mk anniversary cocktail. Started with a delicious curry, cauliflower soup! Followed by the skate, very moist & well-prepared. My skate was a thicker filet than the one served at a table next to us. Her skate were two filets that were thin, like sole. There was a slight spice on the skate & mine was perfect while the table next to us shared that they thought it was a bit spicy but still well-prepared. My husband enjoyed his bison, which was cooked perfectly & also indulged in the cake & shake dessert. Happier with our server than our waiter. She seemed more knowledgable, very friendly, attentive & welcoming. Our waiter disappeared, attending other tables.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, an excellent restaurantAs always, an excellent restaurant with great service and delicious and unusual appetizers and entrees.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGo thereExcellent spot for dining
Food was perfectly done and served with panache
Great atmosphere4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur evening at MK was wonderful.Our evening at MK was wonderful. We arrived a couple of minutes early and were given the option of stopping at the bar or beening seated immediately. Our server was at our table moments later with a wine list and the menues, evening specials, and he took our drink order. Our server's sense of pace for the evening was perfect and we never felt rushed as we ordered salads and our main entrees. My wife ordered the whitefish and lobster and it was wonderful. I ordered the seared peppercorn crusted tuna and it may have been the best I have ever had. Perfectly seared and you could easily cut the medallions with a fork. We finished with a shared desert and cappaccinos. Their servers work in pairs, always near, never intrusive. You must go here!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely worth a visitMy first visit to MK lived up to my expectations. The food was excellent - non-standard ingredients, very well balanced favors, nicely presented. We tried the octopus, the quail, the skate wing and the lamb and all were excellent. The service was flawless but with personality. We could comfortably converse without raising our voices. I would return.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good service and atmosphere.Very good service and atmosphere. Food was good, but not great. Being from New Orleans, I must say I am a little spoiled wen it comes to food. The food at MK was good but not up to par with what New Orleans has to offer.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS.THE BEST MEAL WE HAVE HAD IN CHICAGO. You can't go wrong with any of the fish dishes, we had the seared ahi tuna, salmon, and white fish and we couldn't have been more satisfied. They treated us to an extra dessert and appetizer on the house. Our servers took incredible care of is and were extremely friendly. We enjoyed some of the other top restaurants in Chicago and no others could touch mk.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missed in Chicago- MKI met my mom in Chicago (me fromt he east coast, her from mid west) for a birthday weekend celebration. My husband and I love Chicago and never miss MK on our trips. This time was no exception. We loved the food, choices and preparation were excellent, as was the service. We were seated and looking at the menus, when a rather noisy table was seated next to us. I was not even finished explaining to the hostess, and she was already planning our reseat on her screen. Such outstanding staff makes MK's food and atmosphere shine even more. What an excellent package.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was beutifully thought-outThe food was beutifully thought-out and executed with quality ingredients that really shined. Pasta with rich, mushroom-y flavor and beet salad with beets at just that right doneness where they are cooked but not too soft. Veal tenderloin in a perfect pink. Everythinga,
Desserts were not quite up to the rest of the meal, but then, the rest of the meal set a really high bar!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt my first experience atIt my first experience at MK and it could not have been better. The food was outstanding and exceeded my expectations. The service was terrific, friendly, knowledgable and really added to the enjoyment of the evening Armando and Scott were terrific.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be backMKs was a pleasant experience with wonderful service and inspired menu items.
We no doubt will return.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food.Took my boyfriend for his 41st birthday and they have a personalized menu and dessert with candle. Sweet! We did not ordered tasting because I don't eat meat and my boyfriend does and they couldn't make portions for vegetarians that small. The chef was very kind, came out to explain to us. We ordered from a la carte menu. Beets appetizer was great! Octopus appetizer was very good in flavor but a bit over charcoal. When I mentioned to the waiter in a nice way, he came with a curry soup that was divine. We ordered the white fish and lobster for main and they were very tasty and delicious. We ordered a side of truffle fries that were divine but we could barely eat more. Of course, room for dessert always. We ordered the banana was great.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and wines. LoveGreat food and wines. Love the octopus salad. We try and visit whenever we come to Chicago. Disappointed that the entress on the tasting menu are no longer available individually4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 32nd weddingWe celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary at MK. The food was great! The service, as always, was outstanding. MK even went so far as to print up a special menu for us indicating that it was our 32nd anniversary tasting menu. We will continue to celebrate our special occasions at MK.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMClass act. Perfect place forClass act. Perfect place for a date or special occasion4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen the waiter came to ourWhen the waiter came to our table, we were informed that thre was only one order of tuna available and one of us wanted it so the waiter went to the kitchen and reserved the dish. After taking our orders, he came back and advised that the tuna was sold to someone else. While unhappy, my dining mate ordered the veal chop as a replacement. Unfortunately, the veal chop was stringy and came rare which made it inedible. Needless to say, she went without an entree and was very disappointed. We also had a problem with the size of the portions as two in my party ordered the bouliabaise. One of the dishes had four good size pieces of lobster while the other had two small pieces. As for myself, I had ordered the pasta which was overcooked and4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good butThe food was very good but it was also very expensive.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIf I lived in Chicago I wouldIf I lived in Chicago I would eat here REGULARLY! Aside from being a bit loud, this is a wonderful place in terms of overall ambiance and decor. But OH, the food. Absolutely excellent! The roasted beets were a perfect kickoff-cooked perfectly, seasoned impeccably. My dining partner had the tuna tartare and almost licked his plate! :-) Our entrees were the braised short ribs and the walleye/lobster duo w/ lobster cioppino broth. The latter was amazing and the cioppino broth took me back to my nonna's kitchen - but almost better! Execution of our meals was spot on, presentation very nice and taste - over the top! And the wine list is fantastic too. Any list with 6 Turley Zins rocks in my world! I will be back next time I'm in Chicag4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCan take foodies and picky eatersThe food was amazing and they cooked everything to order leaving out allergens. Food was some of the best I've ever had and the chef even stopped by to say hello. Loved it!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI had my engagement dinnerI had my engagement dinner at MK's and it was better than I expected. Food was excellent and their service was very accommodating. My fiancé had the wine paring menu and she loved the entire dining experience. I will definitely be back for future special occasions.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at MK a handfulWe have eaten at MK a handful of times and it has been consistently outstanding - no exceptions. Great food and wonderful, friendly service!
JD4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingAn amazing food experience. Took my wife for her 30th birthday. Chef created a menu for her and personally stopped by our table a few times to check in on us. My wife is pregnant and they even ordered a bottle of nonalcoholic wine for her in advance. Megan in the front office went out of her way to make sure we were truly satisfied. Will eat there again soon.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNever been to a restaurantNever been to a restaurant like this but it was all i hoped for...made my 5th anniversary a memorable one. Food was great and got all the attention i could have asked for.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing spring tasting menuAmazing spring tasting menu with wine pairings.
The kitchen was a bit slow on delivery in between courses.
Wines were perfect matches4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and excellentExcellent food and excellent service. My new favorite restaurant in Chicago!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI hadn't been since 2010 but was looking for somewhere special to dine with a good friend coming in from the West Coast. MK delivered on every dimension. The food was exceptional - beet salad and tuna both perfectly prepared. The service was outstanding too.
Will be going back again soon.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMK back to the future!We ate on our last evening in Chicago and decided right away we would come back to try the other 2 restaurants owned by MK. It says everything! We love architecture,art, food, and friendly and professional services. They have them all.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily/friends comin intoFamily/friends comin into town to visit and made reservations here. Did not regret my choice. Delicious food and spectacular service. I had the spare ribs which I thought was amazing until I tasted another order of veal that someone in my party ordered. All I can say is WOW. this is a really great restaurant. I will definitely bring more business to this place.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 11 and satWe had a group of 11 and sat upstairs. The setting was perfect for group conversation. Service excellent and food was creative,tasteful and artfully presented, not to mention flavorful.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this placeEverything about this place was great except for my wife's main course. The short ribs were fatty and not very tasty.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite restaurantsOne of our favorite restaurants in Chicago! Impeccable service, fantastic food and a wonderful dining experience each and every time.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very tastyEverything was very tasty but I felt it was overpriced. The portions were tiny. There could have been some more moderate choices of wine.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMK is fantastic. My fianceeMK is fantastic. My fiancee and I went there on the night of our engagement. Tino, our waiter was fantastic and made the night amazingly memorable. The staff was friendly on the phone when we called to move our reservation up, we were seated immediately, our waiter welcomed us warmly, and was able to give great recommendations even to two vegetarians. Provided us with celebratory champagne and wonderfully paired wine with our food. We had a great meal, great ambiance which made the night romantic, had wonderful service and our dessert had a congratulatory message written in chocolate on the plates. It was fantastic. Would highly recommend MK for special occasions and would go back for the food even on regular nights3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMK is still one of the bestMK is still one of the best restaurants in town. Delicious food, nice setting, excellent service and a great vibe. You can hear yourself, too, which is nice. A reliable go-to spot for years.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ever changing tastingThe ever changing tasting is a treat and the wine pairing spectacular.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM