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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate the one you love with a decadent 5-course tasting menu created for this Valentine's Day, Wednesday February 14th. The menu is available for $125 per person, with optional wine pairings for $60. Reservations are available from 5:00-10:00 pm; this will be the only menu offered this evening.

North Pond Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Scenic View (22)
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Special Occasion (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Romantic (18)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Waterfront (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Organic (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Casual (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was there for a early New Yesr’s Eve Tasting menu. Pre-fix meal with wine options were innovative and exquisite. Service was friendly but professional. The atmosphere of sitting in an beautiful room looking out on the cold pond with the city skyline in the horizon was a great way to end the year. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years menu

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best NYE meal of the 8 in a row I’ve had! Mind blowing

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is a great restaurant! The service is impeccable. The dishes are delicious and unique. I recommend the seasonal tastings with the wine pairings but you cannot go wrong ordering off the regular menu either.

Their weekend brunch is something you should definitely try! It is not a standard buffet but rather another tasting menu with three or four interesting dishes (and a choice of two or three for each dish).

This is a can't miss place!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Organic, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It is the most elegant dining in chicago. Quaint, cozy, sophisticated and centrally locAted. There is nothing like it anywhere we have been in a metro area. An amazing meal for those wishing for something more in a restaurant. We have been going since it opened many years ago and live it more each time.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We dined here after not eating here for many years. It did not disappoint--the North Pond's menu changes regularly with the seasons which is nice for more frequent dining. We shared a few appetizers and salads and each got his/her entree which worked well. Next time we will try the tasting menu. My only complaint is that we were told the tasting menu was not an option b/c one member of party had a shellfish allergy. All other restaurants with tasting menus where we've dined were able to accommodate this particular allergy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A hidden gem in the park that is a unique experience in the City. Delicious food that was enhanced by impeccable service in a comfortable environment.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food excellent, as always. Music too loud to point of intrusiveness, at least where we were seated. Most annoying was that door was locked and staff inside would not open it until stroke of scheduled time for dinner service at 5:30, although night was very cold and one cannot wait in car because restaurant is in park.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We chose this charming restaurant for our wedding anniversary, and they had special menus printed up with our names for the occasion. In bad winter weather this place can be a challenge to get to, located in the middle of Lincoln Park about 100 yards from the nearest street, but we live `within walking distrance and were fortunate to get a mild, clear evening. As fans of arts and crafts architecture, we love the décor of this former warming house for ice skaters on the nearby pond, and the unobstructed views of the downtown skyscrapers are hard to beat. The food, described simply by the two main ingredients, is complex but not fussy, and the sometimes puzzling combination of flavors almost always works. We had the seasonal tasting menu which consisted of Fois Gras, Pear; Crab, Peanut; Beef, Beet; Squab, Feta; and Carrot, Orange.-a perfect celebration.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

North Pond offered an incredible dining experience in a beautifully crafted restaurant. The tasting menu is your best choice to see the real brilliance of the chef and find new and unexpected flavors you will love. The staff is excellent. They are friendly, always helpful, and knowledgable about each course they serve.
I highly recommend a trip to North Pond for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent!!!! This should be a Michelin 2-Star!! Very warm atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Michelin one star food, attentive but not first class service, background jazz far too lively (drums) for the setting, adequate but not exceptional wine list with under 100 bottles. Parking difficult to locate and not highlighted on the website. Not a bad value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was absolutely fantastic...the ambience/setting/view were great but the food...omg, incredible pairing of flavors...a food adventure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Quite possibly the best meal we’ve ever had! Incredible flavors in every single dish. Wonderful service from beginning to end. We had a beautiful view from our table. It was a very special and memorable anniversary dinner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I went here recently with my family to celebrate my graduation, and I was so impressed with our experience! The wait staff (hostess, valet, and waiter) were all attentive and accommodating. The architecture is beautiful, and the ambiance is quiet enough that you don't have to shout to converse with your party. The food is delicious (I had the fluke and fennel), although I would not recommend for picky eaters, as there are some unusual but tasty sides with each dish. Only downside is that North Pond is a little hard to find - be sure to enter at Lakeview & Deming (this is also where the valet is). We drove past it a couple times before realizing we were on the wrong side of the park. Overall, would recommend for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waitress was very rude. Also not a good spot for gluten free dining. Service was slow. We used to love this place so I’m disappointed that we had such a poor experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointing! And what a surprise. We have had many very fine meals here. This time the food was uninspired. The service was particularly poor. When our wine glasses were empty they were collected and we were never asked if we wanted more. Our waitperson was indifferent at best. getting her attention was tough. We felt...abaandoned.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fireplace room has wonderful ambiance but fireplace heat needs to be regulated. Too warm when room is full

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Had tasting menu for our anniversary. Good portions and choices. Only problem was entree was pidgeon. Couldn’t look at it and couldn’t substitute anything else. But service was excellent, room lovely, fireplace warm and cozy. Several complimentary tidbits between courses. Beautiful city view

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had been here before and it was a very nice experience. However, I don't think I'll come back after this latest experience. The staff was very nice and the service was good...but a bit rushed. The issue I had was the tasting menu and the wine pairings. I didn't enjoy the food as it seemed like the chef was trying too hard to come up with something exotic and it was just a failure of mismatched and over-powering flavors. The wine pairings, particularly the sparkling starter, fell short for the prices charged. Two people ended up well over $300. Quite disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Celebrated our 10th Anniversary here. North Pond went out of their way to make our night special from complimentary champagne to customized menus with our names for the event. Food was fantastic and the service excellent, minimizing interruptions to provide a private experience while keeping things going seamlessly. Great ambiance with a lake view. I would definitely recommend this hidden gem.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrating early BDay and enjoy Chicago

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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