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North Pond

3082 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Fit for Foodies (20)
  • Scenic View (17)
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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 Bruce Sherman 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday- Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm;
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Please note that we do require credit cards for ALL reservations. Our cancellation policy allows guests up to 48 hours prior to their reservation to cancel. Any cancellations made within the 48 hour period will be charged $25 per person.
Please note, cancellation policies may vary for holidays throughout the year, upwards of $100 per person.
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Phone number
(773) 477-5845
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bruce Sherman
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Cross street
Lakeview & Deming
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Parking details
Valet and Taxi drop off location:
Valet Parking is $13 per vehicle. 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.
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Public transit
CTA 151, 156 (Wrightwood), 22 (Clark & Deming)
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3082 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Awesome presentation of food, ingredients are great & food is cooked just right. However there’s a bit too much complexity in the food served and some flavours don’t seem to go well. With the great ingredients perhaps keep it simple.

localjoe (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We came for the prix fix brunch and loved it. We each chose something different for each course so we could maximize our experience. Every dish was amazing. Will be back for more.

vipVerwijstNL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing seasonal tasting and wine menu. So happy to be able to treat our out of town guests to a special Chicago dinner. Will be coming back soon!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was perfect. I cant think of a single thing that could've been improved upon. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, and it truly was an unforgettable experience.

vipmorristhecat (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is creatively matched with an unusual combination of flavors. Extremely well prepared. Always a special treat. The only negative is we were seated near the kitchen which was extremely noisy with a lot of shouting of orders.

TessM (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I wanted to love this place; I’ve seen it for years and thought it was beautiful. The food was okay, definitely not worth the price! I’ve been to Comparably priced restaurants in Chicago that beyond exceeded my expectations. Our waitress was beyond rude; she was there strictly to take an order and that was it. I wouldn’t come back despite the very romantic location.

vipLindaM (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing and creative food: smart servers and lovely setting!

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had an early reservation so had an opportunity to enjoy the architecture. The staff were attentive and helpful. A day prior to our dinner, I had a call from the restaurant confirming and asking if anyone had food allergies, which I confirmed. When we began discussing the menu options, the waitress had the allergy information and began to advise which items to stay away from.

The North Pond used to be a skating area many years ago. The building, which is now the restaurant, was where the skaters could go inside to warm themselves and drink hot chocolate.

The only downside is that the restaurant is a short walk from any street and the driver needs to know the area to find the best location to drop you. Normally, this would give you a chance to enjoy the city scapes, but when it is cold and windy, it can be unpleasant.

Overall, I would recommend this restaurant as a delightful Chicago experience.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service! We tried seasoning tasting and that was delicious even without the wine.

vipBill (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Was there for a early New Yesr’s Eve Tasting menu. Pre-fix meal with wine options were innovative and exquisite. Service was friendly but professional. The atmosphere of sitting in an beautiful room looking out on the cold pond with the city skyline in the horizon was a great way to end the year. We will be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years menu

vipJustJoe (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Best NYE meal of the 8 in a row I’ve had! Mind blowing

vipJack (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

This is a great restaurant! The service is impeccable. The dishes are delicious and unique. I recommend the seasonal tastings with the wine pairings but you cannot go wrong ordering off the regular menu either.

Their weekend brunch is something you should definitely try! It is not a standard buffet but rather another tasting menu with three or four interesting dishes (and a choice of two or three for each dish).

This is a can't miss place!!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

It is the most elegant dining in chicago. Quaint, cozy, sophisticated and centrally locAted. There is nothing like it anywhere we have been in a metro area. An amazing meal for those wishing for something more in a restaurant. We have been going since it opened many years ago and live it more each time.

vipTheWolfs (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We dined here after not eating here for many years. It did not disappoint--the North Pond's menu changes regularly with the seasons which is nice for more frequent dining. We shared a few appetizers and salads and each got his/her entree which worked well. Next time we will try the tasting menu. My only complaint is that we were told the tasting menu was not an option b/c one member of party had a shellfish allergy. All other restaurants with tasting menus where we've dined were able to accommodate this particular allergy.