North Pond

4.9
3855 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3855 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the quality of everything at North Pond was spot on. The drinks were well-made and some of the cocktails were quite unique. The atmosphere was welcoming and the staff were very nice.
We loved the generosity of the accompaniments served before and after the meal. The four-course meal itself was delicious and each dish was unique and carefully prepared.
The only grouse we had about our meal is that we were still a little hungry after our meal and a couple of us still ended up having a late night snack to supplement.

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MerrillG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience, an ideal place for special occasions.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing too extravagant but all very good. Very good food, great service and nice place.

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Anna
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a while — delicious food, top-notch service, and beautiful ambiance. Loved every minute of it.

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hollisd
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at North Pond for our 1 year anniversary and they treated us to such an incredibly special brunch. The food was wonderful and service impeccable. They even created a menu with "Happy Anniversary" and our names on it that we got to take home. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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Genevieve
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great! We can't wait to go back!

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vipseniordiner
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly unique restaurant with amazingly inventive food, beautifully presented. The service is impeccable in a space and setting that makes the dining experience remarkable. It is one of the best celebrational spots we have ever found.

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Alex
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice good and great service. Enjoyed the park and indoor ambience!

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view.
Phenomenal service.
Delicious food.

Honestly, there are other restaurants with a great views and delicious food too; however, you will not find any better staff and service than those at the North Pond.

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HappyDiner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing experience from the ambiance to the staff to the meal.

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vipSlctraveler
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. great service, outstanding food an wine. I especially loved the savory creme brulee with truffles that comes with the cheese dessert.

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JeremyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so pleased with our experience at North Pond. The food was phenomenal, the service was personalized and responsive, and the ambiance was perfect.

Will definitely return for future celebrations.

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Kristine
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable meal. Wow!!! What a treat!
The service, the food and all the extras because it was my birthday -it was the best birthday present ever.

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RachelleE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular service, food, and ambiance. The price was well worth the experience, especially compared to other similar places. If you have a chance, definitely go!

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vipAssuntaT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for brunch -- menu was reasonably priced and creatively conceived. Food was good but service was exceptional. Truly some of the friendliest and most helpful staff anywhere around!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and seated immediately. Our waitress came soon thereafter with menus and gave us plenty of time to make our choices. All the food was delicious. And, thankfully there was no canned music, just the hum of people having conversations. We could actually hear each other! Overall it was a lovely experience and I will go back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bon Apetit

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RoseM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing venue. Impeccable service. Unique and delicious food and wine pairings. What a memorable special evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant experience ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing as was the service!

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

North Pond is a very special experience! The prix fixe menu has great variety, high quality local ingredients and service with a beautiful presentation.

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vipFood
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening with great food and company. Staff was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff made the entire night, request him!

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vipBookLover
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we've been here this September. Food was spectacular on both occasions. Both times there was a bunny hopping around on the patio where we were seated. This time a couple of chipmunks scurried about as well. Gorgeous setting for fine dining.

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jeffm
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. We stayed and talked for over four hours.

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Omar
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and add on dishes were fantastic! I really appreciate the efforts to make the night special.

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Diana
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special experience, superbly executed from start to finish!

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vipHappyGirl12
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The food, wine, service, and atmosphere were all top-notch. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary celebration! Thank you.

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GinaV
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with friends and had the tasting menu with wine pairings. One of my friends is a gourmet chef with her own highly-rated restaurant in Michigan. We ALL enjoyed the food, esp. the creative and sophisticated layers of flavors. The wine pairings were delightful with none of the usual suspects. The wait staff was thoughtful, professional, and knowledgeable while still being friendly. Very nice ambience. Not stuffy. The only thing I would prepare people for is the bill. This is an expensive place. Worth it, in my opinion, but dinner for four -and two of us had no alcohol- cost me $750 with tip. (Great service should always be rewarded accordingly.)

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CPNP
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening! Excellent food and service. Conversation friendly noise level. Highly recommend for a special evening.

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EvaA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance, fantastic service. An unforgettable experience.

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jmpm
Des Moines
60 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. The food was creative and delicious, and our server was attentive and very pleasant. We enjoyed the wine pairing with dinner, and thought the wines selected were great matches for the food. We were concerned about the short walk from where we parked, as one of us has difficulty walking, but it was not bad, and we wouldn't let that stop us from going again. We're very happy we chose this restaurant for a meal during our stay in Chicago.

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LaurenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Pond was the perfect spot for our anniversary dinner. The personalized menus for us to take home were a very nice touch. Each course of our meal was delicious and the wine pairings fit perfectly. We enjoyed every bite and sip.

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AaKk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our visit. Food was good, service was excellent

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CatherineW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue. Best view in town. Outstanding food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My two children and I came to Chicago from Mississippi to celebrate my 60th birthday by eating at North Pond. It was everything and more that I was hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant experiences my wife and I have ever had. The staff were incredibly friendly and dedicated to their work. The ambiance both inside and outside of the restaurant was beautiful. The food and drinks were out of this world. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or an upscale meal, North Pond should be top of your list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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North Pond is rated 4.9 stars by 3855 OpenTable diners.

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