Our hours are Dinner Thursday through Sunday beginning at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch beginning at 10:30am.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Alpine Hornkuhkäse, Coffee-Grana Padano Brulée, Strawberry Preserves, Honeycomb, Almonds, Summer Berries, Pretzel. Wine Pairing: Kracher, Spätlese Cuvée, Weinlaubenhof, Burgenland, 2017, Austria
Dry Aged Beef Strip Loin**
Ember Roasted Eggplant, Rosewater Gel, Pistachio Puree, Black Lime Jus, Eggplant Chips. Wine Pairing: Hedges Family, Red Mountain Estate, 2018, Washington
Cornmeal Crusted, Glazed Salsify, Saffron Beurre Blanc, Fennel Salad
Simply stellar cuisine service and setting. Northpond never ceases to amaze!
A great place for a quiet dinner. The ambiance was lovely and the food exceptional, especially the foie gras. The fish plate was amazing. The combination of the plum reduction with the slightly tangy/lemony butter yielded a tasty perfection!
Have not been at North Pond in 20 years, and it remains fantastic. Great meal
It was beautiful. Wine was excellent and the food was very good but not blown away. Overall, sweet experience. It was our anniversary and they made menus with our names and a plate that said Happy Anniversary.
Wonderful food and service. A real treat.
UNBELIEVABLE RESTAURANT! Best dinner I’ve ever had. Service and food was impeccable. They treated us so well for me and fiancé’s anniversary! (We got engaged right after!)
It was soooo memorable and unique!
Excellent service, flavors on point, great experience.
Perfect birthday accommodations
Best dining out experience we’ve had. Ideal for any very special occasion.
Worth every penny. You will not be disappointed. Can’t wait to come back:)
Lovely romantic restaurant. We had a bunch of allergies and couldn't eat about half the things on the menu. They were kind in revising things but we had the sense that we weren't getting the full experience intended by the chef. That was disappointing since they were aware of our allergies in advance.
The food was very good but the menu was a prix fixe and with the allergies, our choices were quite limited. Service was excellent and the ambiance was warm and welcoming but a little loud for our taste. We loved that we could see the open kitchen. Food was creative and interesting.
North Pond is (was) and absolutely wonderful experience. Every component of every dish was magnificent!!!! Exceeds expectations!!! Beautiful setting. Gracious service.
Had a wonderful experience for my boyfriend’s birthday. The staff at North Pond went above and beyond to make our dinner a special celebration! Each dish was a stunning mix of flavors. Was very romantic to also have the beautiful Lincoln Park as our backdrop. Would highly recommend, and will plan to go back!
Even though the serving size might seem small. We were stuffed when we left. Everything was delicious! Cocktails need a little revamp but they were still good.
I have made many visits to North Pond over the Years and if anything it has gotten even better. It was a gorgeous summer evening and we had a table in the small room along the pond, with fantastic views of Chicago and the pond. This is truly one of the best views and restaurant settings anywhere. The restaurant itself is a former ice skating warming house built in classic arts and crafts or prairie style on North Pond inside Lincoln Park so no traffic noise. Currently, there is only a tasting menu available (no a la carte options), 4 courses with 3 options per course sure to satisfy anyone. My first course was the best gazpacho I have ever had, a gorgeous creation with mini crispy tomatoes and corns, and a very rich, creamy soup. Perfect for a summer starter. Then I had the foie gras, seared, and then a delicious beef course, followed by a chocolate desert. Well paced, the only thing is they may be a tad short staffed but the help is very professional and knowledgeable. Some of the food is actually grown on premises.
Very thoughtful service, excellent food, will be back!
The food are super delicious. service was amazing. definelly will came back again.
The food and ambiance were fantastic. The service was top notch. Everyone was involved the chef and GM each dropped a course off. Our captain was very knowledgeable as well! It was an awesome experience overall. Highly recommend.
This restaurant is a bit hard to find but more than worth it! It is a beautiful restaurant in a tranquil setting with a breathtaking view of the skyline. The food is magnificent.It is gorgeous, unbelievably creative and each dish is better than the previous one. The service is outstanding.Treat yourself.
Seasonal tasting was amazing. Wine pairings perfect. Service excellent. A great evening.
Delicious reasonably priced brunch in an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle. Such a gem. Walk around the area after for miles of greenery
We loved celebrating my friend's birthday at Northpond. You guys really know how to make a day special - from the menu with her name to "Happy Birthday" scribed in chocolate on her dessert plate!
Need more entrees for vegetarians. Most desserts were bread based. The ones on instagram were so nice. Bread is quite heavy and most people would end up leaving portions. Maybe less starch'y desserts?
Beautiful atmosphere. Underwhelmed with the food and service.
We have never had a bad experience at North Pond. The food, atmosphere and service was all excellent. Our server, Liz, was very knowledgeable.
Great restaurant! Very creative!
Delicious and inventive food with friendly and informative wait staff. We'll definitely visit again!
Fantastic food and service.
Bread roll was out of this world. Classic setting. Tasting menu had something for everyone. Cod was superb
Steak was really good; along with the flourless chocolate cake!
Everything was delicious and our waitress was so lovely!
Such a great oasis in Chicago. Staff was excellent. Food was bright, seasonal, and balanced. Congrats to Chef César Murrillo!
Amazing food. Great and unique location. Great service. Highly recommend!
Delicious, inventive food, beautiful ambiance and friendly service. Perfect!
Birthday celebration with guests in from out-of-state.
disappointed. this used to be a special place for us. had our wedding there
took 45 minutes to get a cocktail
food was unexceptional
Always wonderful. You cant beet it for ambiance , great food and service. My romantic go to place. Ask for a table by the windows so you can see the outside beuty of the pond while dining on a very delicious meet. The wine pairing is a great deal with plenty of wine.
Highly recommend , but get your reservations in as it's cosy & intimate and books up well in advance. Enjoy.
One of the best dinners I’ve had in Chicago, and I’ve lived in the city for 12 years, and have been to Alinea. Just excellent! They were fabulously accommodating to food sensitivities and intolerances, too. Would absolutely recommend for a very special evening.
North Pond is rated 4.8 stars by 3784 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.