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About North Pond

Located within Lincoln Park, at the edge of a pond overlooking Chicago's dramatic skyline, North Pond can easily claim the city's loveliest setting. Inspired by the market, Chef Bruce Sherman utilizes exceptional ingredients at the height of their season. His cuisine reflects the Arts & Crafts decor of the dining room - complex layers of subtle craft beneath a simple decorative style.

2610 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday- Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm;
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Please note that we do require credit cards for ALL reservations. Our cancellation policy allows guests up to 48 hours prior to their reservation to cancel. Any cancellations made within the 48 hour period will be charged $25 per person.
Please note, cancellation policies may vary for holidays throughout the year, upwards of $100 per person.

Cross Street:
Lakeview & Deming

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 477-5845

Website:
http://www.northpondrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and Taxi drop off location:
Valet Parking is $13 per vehicle. Drop-off is at the intersection of Lakeview and Deming, on the West side of the park. From there, the restaurant is a short walk into the park.

Public Transit:
CTA 151, 156 (Wrightwood), 22 (Clark & Deming)

Executive Chef:
Bruce Sherman

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

North Pond Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

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4.7

value

4.3

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (29)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Seasonal (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Tasting Menu (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Waterfront (15)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Organic (6)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

We celebrated our son's engagement and they made it a special event - very much appreciated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

We were seated by the fireplace overlooking the pond. Service was thoughtful and brisk, and we never felt rushed. The food was outstanding, a sensory experience we will not forget. Details like cranberry muffins, bourbon foam or smoked grape leaves stand out, along with perfectly grilled, smoky bass.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Had heard wonderful things from friends and family, so we tried North Pond for our anniversary. The first course was enjoyable, but the soup was initially served room temperature and had to be replaced. This wasn't a particularly large issue since it was quickly resolved and both starters were great. For the main course, we ordered the beef and the duck. Both dishes were horribly flavored and neither of us could finish our meals (or each other's meals for that matter). We both left the majority of our entrees on the plates, but nobody seemed to notice or care. Decided to pass on dessert and have a smaller meal elsewhere. I expected a great and special meal based on everything I had heard and the Michelin Star, but I don't think either of us will be returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a treat to dine at North Pond. It’s our go to place for any special occasion and Chef Bruce Sherman and the incredible staff have never failed to delight us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Another great evening at North Pond -- outstanding service, thoughtfully curated menu and a wonderful space. The foie gras as a starter followed by the duck -- both near perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrating early BDay and enjoy Chicago

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was absolutely amazing. The experience of the food, second to none.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was spectacular!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It fabulous restaurant with the freshest of food made from local ingredients Always create of always surprises and always wonderful.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Brunch was great. Presentation beautiful

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We did the tasting menu and wine pairing. Our server was great and the food excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Staff was nice but very rushed. Barely time to ask about our meal, etc. The food was very good and well prepared. Interesting overall but not on my go back to list!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food and experience at North Pond was amazing. However the hostest was rather rude when I called to say that we were running late for our reservation due to traffic.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything about our experience was exceptional. From the tasting menu to the wine pairings, every detail of our meal was well orchestrated. It was my birthday and we would probably call ourselves foodies. We have eaten around the world and this was one of the most unique meals we have encountered. Thank you to North Pond for making my Birthday amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were seated a table by the kitchen. I am not sure what they are trying to be with their food but the combo of veal and strip steak was a total disappointment. My wife liked her fist dish.
I am a dessert fan and it was 50/50. For the price I can’t recommend North Pond.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Georgeous authentic setting and atmosphere, fabulous cuisine. Wonderful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

North Pond is truly an oasis in the city. The location alone would be reason to visit but the food and preparation would be better reasons no matter the location.
You'll leave the city behind as you take a short walk from a busy street into the quiet of the park on what is actually a waterfront location bordering, what else, North Pond.
Then there is the food. Always an interesting menu, consistently well done, as local as can be and beautifully presented.
On my many visits I've never once been less than delighted.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very creative meals and good quality ingredients. The space is wonderful as well; prairie inspired architecture and decor (think Frank Lloyd Wright). A little warm in the seating area, but the bar was nice while waiting for my guest. The hostess would not seat my table until all parties arrived which is normal but then didn't remember why or what my situation was when my guest did arrive. This would be reasonable if the hostess was busy, but 3 small groups had entered during the two interactions and there were two hostesses. I was taken back by the indifference of the two hostesses towards the guests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing service and outstanding food. Perfect for a special occasion, date. Top notch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were seated in the room with the open kitchen and what should have been a nice quiet dinner was totally ruined by the orders being loudly called in!! Especially for first 20 minutes or so.

Also our waitress forgot to check back with us after our main course arrived and I desperately wanted a second glass of wine. After picking at my entree for what seemed like 10 minutes, I finally nabbed her as she was leaving a table next to us.

The dessert menu seemed foreign to us so we were happy to just have a cup of decaf and we're delighted when special chocolates arrived for the special occasion which was the 50th anniversary of our first date which occurred on his 21st birthday on Friday the 13th.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I'm a large commercial tomato farmer in Michigan, and hand carried 25 Lbs of tomatoes to the restaurant for a special suprise for our girlfriends 50th birthday. Just asked that the kitchen slice one or two up for her with salt. Had business cards with them, etc.
When the tomato course came, they were NOT mine. Natalie (manager,) said it was illegal to serve them. Didn't understand, as we sell to thousands of restaurants, but fine. We were done with dinner so I requested the the check (590) and the tomatoes back. When we picked them back up at the hostess stand there were more than 1/2 gone! LOL

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

North Pond was outstanding! Two of us were there to celebrate our birthdays and we were not disappointed. The food was exceptional, we all ordered the bass for our entree and found it a delight. Our server Scott helped us to select a perfect wine. The only disappointment was the location of our table which was near the kitchen. Fortunately the noise level was not so challenging as to hinder conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This experience was fantastic every step of the way. From the phone call 2 days before our reservation until we left the restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by how thoughtful everything was for our anniversary celebration. Our names on the menu was a big wow factor! Thanks for superior service, excellent food & beautiful ambiance to relax & enjoy the evening!

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

立地と雰囲気が最高のレストラン。料理も美味しいが、ややプライシーで、コストパフォーマンスはあまり良くない。場所が少し分かりにくいので、接待やおもてなしで使う際は要注意。

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Always Exceptional
Just another great meal and experience at North Pond. The meals (Sea Bass and Pheasant) were excellent as usual. But it was the appetizers that stole the show. Foie gras and sweetbreads stole the show. The extra fresh items complimented the features so well that they easily could have entrees.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We experienced the tasting menu and the wine pairings. Everything was excellent. The multiple courses were just the right size and the extra chef surprises were all special treats. The wine pairings were well chosen, although the pours were a bit small and we had to struggle to make them last through the courses.
The service was good but our own server was a bit socially awkward.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Let's just say it's my favorite Chicago restaurant - and whenever I plan a trip to Chicago, after air rez, North Pond is a rapid second rez. You can't go wrong. Really. Simple review is the highest praise I can give.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Organic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Special place to celebrate! Phenomenal food combinations! Love the setting in the park. Lovely!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The location and environment are stunning, due to the city skyline backdrop and the architectural pedigree. There is a great "to do" about presentation..with an eclectic and diverse attempt to delight your taste buds; however, the portions are small and the quality of the meal does not equal the price the establishment charges. The waiter mixed up my wife and my salads and the food was unimpressive....will not return.....

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I brought my partner's mother to this restaurant for her birthday and I was very nervous about it because she can be quite judgmental and often feels like she doesn't get treated well in America. I chose this restaurant for its food as well as it's beautiful location--my partner's mother is obsessed with beautiful views and natural beauty. The waitstaff was incredible and had fantastic recommendations. The only downside is that I specially requested a table in their outer room with windows and the beautiful view both in my OpenTable reservation and when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation. They told me it was first-come, first-serve. When we arrived, we saw a table available in the outer room that could fit six, but they told us they wouldn't seat us there because it only sat four people. My partner's mother doesn't speak English fluently and felt very slighted by this refusal--she talked about how unfortunate it was that we weren't put in the outer room all night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The timing in between dishes was a bit too long. We sat down at 8:00 and our first course came at 8:45. The total meal was over 2.5 hours for 2 people.

Luckily we were seated in the room that views the pond. It’s the nicest room. I felt the light from the kitchen seriously interrupted the vibes inside. It’s clear that a ton of energy went into curating the design and mood of the space, including the lighting, and the bright light from the kitchen kills that mood in the inside room.

Overall, the food was good, but I would have had a much greater experience if it moved faster and I wasn’t yawning 100 times near the end of an 8:00 pm reservation.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good cocktails at the bar. Food was very good, somewhat limited menu but all the dishes very well executed. Pricey.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago and it really was a pleasure to take friends there. The location is perfect with a nice view if the Chicago skyline while surrounded by nature. The sevice from the host, the server and even the "bus person" was tremendous. It's nice when everyone takes a genuine interest in your experience. Thanks for a great experience.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Incredible. Everything. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Truly amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

North Pond never disappoints!! We always have a wonderful experience when we dine here.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. All people are really nice.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Lovely brunch spot with creative and well-executed dishes. You can feel the history in the building and the service was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Perfect food! Perfect drinks! Perfect service! Can't wait to go again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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