Beautiful setting. Spectacular food. (Though it was a special tasting menu of 8 courses - so perhaps not the norm.) Worth the $$$ for sure.
We really enjoyed the food we ordered and liked the overall ambiance of the restaurant. However, our waiter wasn’t great which is the only reason I am giving this place 4 stars. I think we would come back again!
Tasting menu was outstanding, wine pairings were perfect, service was thoughtful and engaging and the room was as lovey as ever. Best to the chef’s next adventure! Thank you!
Enjoyed a perfect birthday dinner in the heart of Lincoln Park. There isn’t a better restaurant to enjoy a night with your loved one
Our server was great , but 3 others hit my back. I scooted my chair in as far as possible, but it still kept happening. There was a post opposite my chair they were avoiding. Some of the door was delicious, but some we really didn’t care for. So for the cost of dinner, I would choose elsewhere
Annual holiday dinner with good friends. It was a wonderful evening.
NOT VEGETARIAN/VEGAN friendly. Even with several days notice, they could not accommodate even a pescatarian for the tasting menu. What they have on the main menu, is not appropriate for vegetarian/vegan‘s. There was only a couple of salads that were vegetarian, not a single beating item, and absolutely nothing on the main menu for vegetarians/vegans.While the food that we had was tasty, it’s a shame that they don’t take care of a wider range of eating preferences, especially when they have significant notice.
Furthermore, our drinks were messed up twice, before we got the appropriate drink for the entire table. The setting is gorgeous, if the menu was different I would make this a regular eating destination. As it is, I will not be back.
North Pond remains my favorite restaurant in all of Chicago. Perfectly civilized, elegant, yet without any pretentiousness or show. An extremely professional team takes care of you without fuss in a quiet home-like setting to offer artful and well-crafted dishes with an exquisite wine list. Dining at North Pond remains an experience to be treasured, and repeated, throughout the years.
Great food; awesome service
Still one of the best restaurants in chicago!
The food was delicious except for dessert, underwhelming. Our server was wonderful. The hostess both on the phone, when we arrived and during the meal was very rude. Snapping back at us a few times. We’ve enjoyed in the past, but no more for us. We also had issues with the valet. A damper on what was supposed to be a celebratory evening.
We have been celebrating birthdays and anniversaries at North Pond for many years. We also enjoy going when the menu changes with the seasons. This is our favorite restaurant in Chicago.
Great food & service. Hate that they make you wait at bar for your table when restaurant is empty. It’s their shtick to sell cocktails - literally always happens. Bartender is innovative in his creations so while the practice is annoying the cocktails are delightful but definitely add to your tab
Excellent seasonal tasting menu, you really get what you pay for!
They were soooo fantastic with my allergies. I can't thank them enough for the attention they gave before and during our reservation. Food was spot on!
Service was perfect. Timing was perfect.
The building is so special and the view of our wonderful city from the dining room is magical. I cannot wait to come in warm weather.
What a treat from a traditional brunch. The food pairings were amazing as were the drinks! We loved the view and walking around the area after brunch.
Another wonderful brunch at North Pond! We came early, never felt rushed and wait staff were ready and able to fill in with information about each item on the menu- we’ll be back
This was my first visit and I liked it, but I feel that the menu is limited and possibly time to update the menu. It seemed outdated and time for a new offering. The setting is amazing. The restaurant was 75% empty on a Thursday night.
This is a great place to go for a special evening. The food is consistently good. We have been going here for a number of years whenever we get up to Chicago.
Best meal we’ve eaten in Chicago, hands down. Every single element of every dish is executed with the sort of individual attention generally afforded only to proteins. And the service is second to none.
We went to North Pond several years ago and it was outstanding! We decided to go again for our anniversary and found it to be not as good. Don't get me wrong....it wasn't bad but not outstanding. The location and view are very nice and the atmosphere is cozy but the food and service were subpar.
Poor service, cold food, cold coffee and the bill included two item I did not order.
I probably won’t be returning.
Great atmosphere and even better food! Whenever we are in town, we always have to get brunch here.
What a lovely dining experience! Walking in the bartender greeted us with a smile and served us a drink promptly while we waited a few short minutes for our table. Our server was attentive and the food delicious! The atmosphere is lively without being too loud, and overall the experience was excellent. Will definitely be back...
Invited some friends who had never been to North Pond, enjoyed the food and experience!
North Pond is such a hidden gem. While it's not easy to find, tucked into the heart of Lincoln Park, it is so exceptional that it is well worth the effort. Every dish is extraordinary, service is impeccable and the ambiance makes it seem like a sanctuary from the city chaos. This is our go-to restaurant for special celebrations and we are never disappointed.
Always a great spot to go for a special occasion! Great food, service and ambience
Outstanding seasonal tasting with delicious wine pairings.
Wonderful mixture of flavors and textures. Exactly what you would expect from a 5 star restaurant. Favorite dish was the black bass for the main course and maple bacon soup for first course.
Ambiance was very romantic, warm and low lighting. A bit close to other diners but not overly so.
Great meal with excellent service and ambience in a memorable setting
The restaurant is tucked in a park, so it was a little hard to find. However, the food and service was excellent. We were celebrating an engagement and the restaurant menu had a congratulation at the top of the menu. What a great surprise. They also presented a chocolate dessert dish with a congratulations to the party. Fit for foodies.
Wonderful - food was amazing, view of city fantastic, and warm inviting atmosphere!
Absolutely amazing as always! Our favorite restaurant in Chicago!!
North Pond continues to be one of my favorite places to dine in Chicago. The Brunch on Sunday was fabulous. The fish I ordered as a main course was perfectly prepared and served on an interesting plate resembling a slab of slate.
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Among the best meals, I've ever had! Food was exquisite and service was impeccable. A must return trip!
Hands down one of the best meals and service I’ve had in Chicago. The staff went above and beyond to help celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. Everyone was raving about our experience there afterwards.Thank you North Pond!
Everything was wonderful and I’ll absolutely be back.
Had a reservation for four, was able to book last minute which was great. Had heard about the hype and was very excited to try this Michelin Star restaurant.All I know for certain about the food, is that it definitely wasn’t better than the new Popeyes chicken sandwich.
The meals were creative and exceptionally delicious! The service was top rate! Don’t miss the Foie Gras!, with a symphony of flavors to enhance the foie gras.