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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year with us at North Pond. Chef Sherman and his team will create a festive 7-course tasting menu ($135 per guest), with optional wine pairings ($65 per guest), that will mark the holiday with the decadent flavors of the season! Reservations are available from 5:00-10:15pm.

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

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Scenic View (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Seasonal (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Waterfront (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Organic (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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