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North Pond, Chicago, IL

North Pond

4.9
4.9
3952 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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 Cesar Murillo 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.

Our hours are Dinner Thursday through Sunday beginning at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch beginning at 10:30am.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 477-5845

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Murillo

  • Private party facilities

    North Pond provides one of the most distinctive settings in the city for private social and business events. Our Lincoln Park location offers stunning views of Chicago’s dramatic skyline. We offer an inclusive evening for your special occasion, complete with a seasonal four-course dinner

  • Private party contact

    John Arents: (773) 477-5845

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Lakeview & Deming

  • Parking details

    Taxi drop off location: 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)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,952 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago

    American

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  1. AD

    AsmaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Restaurant is very unique compared to other Chicago hotspots.
  2. J

    John

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The service and food from the kitchen were beyond perfect. I will not hesitate to make my second visit when back in Chicago. You should have 2 stars form Michelin!
  3. A

    Alisha

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience - great options for each course. It was hard to choose! Great for a special occasion. Service was impeccable.
  4. R

    Robert

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary at North Pond last evening and our dinner was fantastic as well as tht ambience and service.
  5. C

    Chuck

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience for Brunch. Food was delicious and service was impeccable
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary date
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food.
  8. TP

    TimP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible dining experience! Every course was perfect!
  9. MM

    MindyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special night celebrating our anniversary. North Pond made it all very special.
  10. JE

    JErnieB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal at a great venue. Jeff was attentive, but not overly so. The courses were extremely varied. Among our group of five we managed to try almost everything, and we all enjoyed all of them. Really excellent experience.
  11. JJ

    JakeJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences dinning out I have ever had, the staff was amazing.
  12. NA

    NATALIAD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience are great! I wish we had more restaurants like this one where delicious food meets with a reasonable price
  13. M

    Matt

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. GreaT everything. Highly recommend. Best 1 star Michelin I have been to.
  14. PF

    PFG55

    Chicago

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of if not the best prix fixe Tasting menus in the world! 4course with a choice of 3 in each course puts 4 selections at hand for choosing. Each is wonderful, desert can be a cheese plate or a chocolate cake. Wagyu cod or rabbit main course. Get the wine pairing. Outstanding cocktails service and setting.
  15. F

    Frank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was also very good (perhaps a bit too expensive)
  16. S

    Sherryl

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very innovative presentation with unique food and wine pairings. Well worth the price. Service is top notch. This is not an every day experience but well worth special occasions.
  17. TB

    TomB

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful experience for Sunday brunch. The ambiance is great, the food exceptional, the service impeccable.
  18. RK

    RachelK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and beautiful setting, excellent food and great service
  19. GG

    GuyG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    North Pond is the place to go for the ultimate anniversary dinner. The selections are always creative, the waitstaff professional but personal, and the atmosphere just right.
  20. b

    brazenhussy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, great service, amazing food. If you're looking for a tasting menu for a special occasion that doesn't completely break the bank, this is a good one. Definitely going back.
  21. RS

    RonS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good quality service. Creative food service presentation. Portion sizes do not match pricing structure. Overall, great experience but was surprised it was price fixed menu as there is a standard menu on the website.
  22. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable meal for a special occasion. Highly recommended.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It was alright. Appetizers were good and entree and dessert was just ok.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful cuisine, ambiance, service—each and every visit. Thank you!!
  25. J

    John

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful venue for a nice intimate (and delicious!) dinner. Food and service were top-notch and made for a special night.
  26. d

    deborahm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a whole dining experience! Took my mother for her birthday and she loved it. We enjoyed most of the options very much and they treated the birthday girl very special.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Legitimately the best food I’ve ever eaten
  28. PM

    PearceM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always.
  29. C

    Chris

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Most of our food was excellent. Between the two of us, I'd say five of the eight dishes were excellent. A couple were a little disappointing. Still, I would recommend North Pond to friends.
  30. KD

    KellysDeli

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & experience! Celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary, North Pond was our reception & dinner location then and it’s our special place to this day!
  31. J

    Jill

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the finest chefs in Chicago and I return over and over again to North Pond for dinners with people I love and with whom I want to share the experience. The setting, especially at an outside table is superb on a sunny day with no wind. Can't be more beautiful. My single outstanding complaint is that for the pricing on wines by the glass, the pour is WAY too small. This was surprising and an unhappy discovery that should be corrected!
  32. DW

    DanyaW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a phenomenal meal. Everything from the taste, to the presentation and service were top notch. We would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is always is always a delightful place to have a meal.
  34. HB

    HeleneB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is high quality but too fussy. Great service and ambience.
  35. RP

    RogerP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For years my best friend and I wanted to go to North Pound restaurant, finally I surprise him for his birthday, it was wonderful, we had the best server, Michell, food delicious, loved their presentation, it was memorable, thanks to all the stuff, great job 👏🏼
  36. GM

    GallagherM

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Marvelous food and experience as always. Wonderful way to celebrate special occasions, which we have done for over 20 years.
  37. J

    Jane

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful brunch here for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We really appreciated all the personal touches as well for our anniversary celebration.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is very nice suited with its name that is sitting by a pond near Lincoln park. The service is great and food is well designed and paired, very recommended.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversady
  40. R

    Rowe

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place for dinner, the staff were friendly and ambiance was perfect. Dinner and dessert was a work of art and amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

North Pond is rated 4.9 stars by 3952 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for North Pond

2610 North Cannon Drive Chicago, IL 60657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lakeview & Deming

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Taxi drop off location: 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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Murillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 477-5845

  • Private party facilities

    North Pond provides one of the most distinctive settings in the city for private social and business events. Our Lincoln Park location offers stunning views of Chicago’s dramatic skyline. We offer an inclusive evening for your special occasion, complete with a seasonal four-course dinner

  • Private party contact

    John Arents: (773) 477-5845

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