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North Pond

4.7
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3488 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3488 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipCaraJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The visit was perfect again! The room is beautiful. The food is spectacular. We can't wait to come back again. Thank you for always making it a memorable experience for me and my son.

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vipEbor
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, artful presentation, lovely setting. North Pond Cafe is a true gem.

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LucasD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from everyone. Great food and a nice view of the city when sitting outside.

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JayLorenzo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is super tasteful, things I've never tasted before in my life. It's not the most filling but the taste makes up for it. Service was great, helped a lot with explaining what I was eating. Overall a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service every time

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vipDuke
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always: Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Beautiful location.

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vipJulietteZ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was amazing. The food was exquisite - so very creative, beautifully presented, seasonal, and DELICIOUS. The ambience was so lovely and the service exceptional. WONDERFUL experience in every respect.

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vipCelticTiger
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great value. Will definitely come back again.

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DanielleJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, excellent service, delightful setting.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, the location is perfect and the staff was incredible. Wonderful place for a special occasion or a much needed date night!

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vipjoelfhenning
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Pond has gone upscale with price fix 4 course meal that was splendid. Every course interesting and very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. Just perfect from the service to the meal itself to the presentation.

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Chicagochic
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and wonderful service. Things started off a bit slow but once the 1st course came out the flow picked up. I highly recommend providing a whole roll ...A quarter roll is just that...a quarter.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been to my fair share of Chicago’s “upper echelon/fine dining” restaurants and I can confidently say that North Pond deserves the hype and it’s Michelin accolades. My date and I had the tasting menu for $85 dollars a piece and not a single thing wasn’t delicious. The dishes not only taste good but are also highly inventive and look like they should be the thumbnail for a Chefs Table episode. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We felt a bit rushed through our meal. Our server was kind, but lacked a certain level of awareness and constantly interrupted us, without acknowledgment and also tried to take glasses and plates before we were finished. It just wasn’t what I would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. The food was good (particularly the corn gazpacho - and the scallop peach) bit not out of this world. Will probably try again, but I felt it was worth about half what we paid....

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edwardc
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish always amazing. We’ve coming here for over a decade and the chef continues to wow and amaze us with his take on different foods.

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BBBBB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in Chicago. We love North Pond and have gone every year for our anniversary for the past 12 years.

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SuzetteR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience but I was slightly surprised by how closely we were seated to other guests

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CemM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly pleasurable dining experience. Overall, a wonderful dining atmosphere, with flavorful selection of courses, a nicely matched wine course and an excellent service. Definitely recommended.

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vipKfbras
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was long planned and the virus quarantine made it our last meal in a restaurant for quite awhile. It was excellent and we hope to return when restrictions are lifted.

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SteveB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday wa made even more special by the delightful staff, delicious food and lovely ambiance. Thank you!

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vipAshleeG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Cute scenary, great service, awesome atmosphere- all around amazing! Great food- would highly recommend.

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JamesD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden treasure! Fantastic food and service. Great view being right in the park on the pod and not a busy street.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Waiter did not ask us if we had dined at North Pond before and just came up to our table asking for our order. At a restaurant with such a unique menu, it is so helpful to have someone walk through the menu. When I asked if he could walk us through the menu he pointed and said 1st course, 2nd course, 3rd course. I said I meant explain the dishes and some of the favorites. And he didn’t know what I meant. We felt like we were annoying him by asking about the complex menu. Food was amazing but waiter was not helpful or friendly.

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RoyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were imaginative, the waitress was very personable and informative, and the food was delicious. We will be back.

LH
LauraH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant for special occasions -excellent food and service, beautiful setting right in the middle of Lincoln Park. The staff treats you royally and the guest of honor gets a personalized menu with their name and the celebration (BD, graduation, anniversary, etc.)

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vipWilmetter
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding special evening for a birthday celebration with family. Wonderful service and terrific food.

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vipDennisW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prefix menu and wine pairing was worth every cent! Amazing!!

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Bill
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for a fantastic meal. Entire staff were well trained and presented each course of the tasting menu to encourage just the right amount of anticipation. Wish my waistband and my wallet did not preclude me from visiting more often.

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MeredithR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kelly was amazing. Food was fantastic and the wine pairing was perfect.

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CymonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and the restaurant rolled out the red carpet from the moment we walked in until we left. We ordered the prefix sampling menu with the wine pairing. The chef sent out 3 additional plates and an extra dessert for our celebration. When the night was over they packed up the custom menus, wine list, and history of the space. Chris, our waiter, was phenomenal, as was the entire staff. We will be back. They made our evening feel so special.

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vipFOddDObber
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Pond is my favourite restaurant in Chicago and in my top 3 in the US. The food is always creative, delicious and surprising. The beetroot and gin cocktail I had on Sunday is one of the best cocktails I have ever tasted. Every part of the meal is always a delight. The wine list is thoughtful and not egregious. The ambiance of the dining rooms is fantastic, beautiful view across the pond to the city. Wonderful cherry wood paneling on brick work. Always worth a visit here.

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EmilyM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and the food was so delicious!! The cauliflower panna cota with caviar is a must try. The staff was so friendly and the atmosphere is beautiful. Would 100% recommend.

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RayG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Pond is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city. The food was excellent, innovative and beautifully presented by an attentive server and staff.

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Crystle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is exceptional, from the history to the service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Overpriced. For a predetermined menu, the wait times for food was way too long. Not anywhere worth the price I paid for me and my wife. Have had dozens and dozens of better meals for $400 in Chicago.

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vipJackG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valentine’s day

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vipJonathanB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Didn’t know VD was fixed menu and heavily to seafood eithout options. First time Sitting near the kitchen, and it was loud

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OswaldV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Michelin star restaurant!
We tried the tasting menu and it was excellent.
Everything was great service, food, ambiance! Great job guys!

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vipMarkV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and complex flavors, gorgeous presentations, impeccable and warm service. Plus the views on a snowy day were so peaceful. Truly a memorable experience.

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