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North Pond, Chicago, IL

North Pond

4.9
4.9
3992 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 28 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 3,992 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    Best Service

  • Chicago

    Best Ambiance

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and menu. Highly recommend
  3. J

    Joby1001

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful culinary adventure! The choices were interesting, as well as delicious. My dinner companion is a very fussy eater and he enjoyed everything. When I made the reservation, I let North Pond know that we were celebrating my friend's birthday. When our menus arrived, they said "Happy Birthday" with his name on them (nice touch). During the course of the meal, we were brought three different items that were sent with the chef's compliments. The staff is outstanding. At one point, I asked a server where the bathrooms were and she escorted me instead of just pointing. Our server answered all our questions and explained everything that the chef had created. If you have the chance to go, do it!
  4. P

    Prato

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too much time between the courses but otherwise excellent
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son wanted to take me some where special for my birthday.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience! Food was amazing:)
  7. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible experience and meal at North Pond. Steven was amazing. He explained everything and gave us great attention during our meal. The entire wait staff was amazing. A great dinner experience. The food was outstanding. Thanks for a great evening.
  8. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing culinary experience. The service was incredible and the food was out of this world!
  9. MA

    MinneApple

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, well executed dishes, exceptional service.
  10. K

    Kraut

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktail were wonderful. We sat outside with a view of the pond and enjoyed the breeze. The service was excellent and we were very content.
  11. CL

    CarolynL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place exceeded our expectations! The food was just delicious and the presentation so interesting and beautiful! Pleasure all around and we will certainly be back for the next special occasion!
  12. PD

    PaulineD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Excellent great value brunch and nice cocktail list.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch. Awesome food for $49 and a beautiful location (except for the lake being ‘renovated’). Super friendly service. A gem in Chicago summer
  14. NU

    NickU

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu, giving you choices for each course. Excellence service, customizing the menu with the name of the person whose birthday it was, which was a nice touch. Tasty cocktails, and a nice setting (especially when the pond work gets completed). Will definitely go back.
  15. k

    kshep

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very very good! Food was excellent, pacing was great! Sat right next to the kitchen. Great experience!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite meal in chicago so far!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience with both exceptional food and service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way that counts. This restaurant has it all—terrific service, ambience and world-class food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough on how amazing our dinner was and the staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. There was one item (pastry with beef) on the menu that was so delicious I actually got goose bumps on my arms. The atmosphere was relaxed and perfect for a dinner out and we were pleasantly surprised by the additional extra items that were brought to the table like little snacks between courses. Simply amazing!
  20. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liz and John always makes us feel special. The food is always wonderful.
  21. g

    garyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for a special occasion in a unique setting and location. They always deliver the best service and attention. Thank you for another memorable occasion!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as always. The food is amazingly creative and flavorful. The people, all of them, truly behave in a way that says they are proud to be there and really care that you are there and having a memorable dining experience.
  23. LT

    LouiseT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a real gem - perfect for a celebration or a splurge. The food was delicious, every course was amazing. The presentation was stunning and the service was delightful
  24. J

    Jules

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pricey and I think they make the pre main course options a bit fussy. The beef main dish was out of this world fantastic. The scenic landscape project was a bummer but when it is done the view will be much enhanced to Add to the overall experience.
  25. LM

    LuciaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at North Pond was terrific. The food was creative and expertly executed. Service, which seems to be suffering EVERYWHERE was top notch. A truly delightful meal.
  26. SI

    SarahI

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our previous Dinner experience at North Pond so much we made a point to return and try brunch. It was amazing! Can’t wait to come back again. We were celebrating a special occasion and everyone we interacted with made a point to acknowledge it.
  27. JN

    JaneN

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous setting and amazing food. Flavors and presentation were superb.
  28. RH

    bustaRHyme

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want food and service that's divine, go to North Pond. The dishes are well thought out and prepared based on what's in season. And that is something I appreciate.
  29. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place o celebrate a special occasion. Attention is paid to every detail.
  30. CS

    CarolS

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a winning meal with excellent service and ambience. It is expensive, but worth it! Especially for a celebration.
  31. AM

    AlexM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The North Pond remains oneof the best restaurants in Chicagoland. Exquisite food and service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!
  33. J

    Jennifer

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place for our 29th wedding anniversary. The staff made us free special from the menu with our names on it, to the last place with a chocolate "Happy Anniversary" on it.
  34. p

    psadels

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic experience for my fiancee and me.
  35. L

    Lousie

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My friend and I had brunch. For the 1st course I had the Mackerel and he had the Grits. I liked the mackerel but he thought the flavors didn't mesh well in his dish. For the main we both had the Striploin which was excellent. The Bostock and the Cheesecake made a pleasant finish. We each had wine, a Pinot Noir and a Bordeaux Blend, both very good. Excellent food, ambience and service make North Pond worthy of a repeat visit
  36. B

    Briarman

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    North Pond is magical. It’s the place where everything comes together to create the perfect night out. As good as the food is, the gracious service and pacing, and the setting, are matchless. If I had to pick only one restaurant to be Chicago’s best-of-the-best, I’d give the matter serious thought, but then I’d smile and say “North Pond.”
  37. B

    Beth

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  38. J

    Jillian

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine was amazing! The staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. It made for a very special evening! Would go again in a heartbeat!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb tasting menu, terrific wine pairing, and outdoor seating with a beautiful view of Lincoln Park and the skyline. Hard to beat. Reminiscent of Charlie Trotter quality, except at Charlie Trotter’s you couldn’t sit outside to eat
  40. OT

    OldTownFoodie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding cuisine with a rainbow of tastes with every dish. One of the dishes had "hotter" spices than I prefer but all of the tasting menu was delightful. Both French Champagnes on the menu are excellent and provide a nice contrast.

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 3992 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 28 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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