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mfk., Chicago, IL

mfk.

4.7
4.7
464 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
mfk. is an intimate, seaside focused eatery on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview East at 432 W. Diversey Parkway. We like little fishes, grilled crustaceans, crusty bread and cold rosé. We like rhum and agave spirits. We like seersucker suits, Iggy & The Stooges and dancing the night away. Come on by if you do, too. The kitchen is open throughout the day until 10 pm and until 11 pm on the weekend.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Spanish, Catalan
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 857-2540
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alisha Elenz
  • Catering
    Please call the restaurant or send an email to ben@mfkrestaurant.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please call the restaurant or send an email to ben@mfkrestaurant.com
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Cross street
    between Sheridan & Pine Grove Ave
  • Parking details
    Street parking, no valet.
  • Public transit
    Diversey (76) and Belmont (77) stops nearby.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 464 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

464 Reviews
  1. marks

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bib gourmand restaurant not to be missed. Great neighborhood spot. Great menu selection including vegetarian options, although not vegan. Definitely on the radar for a revisit soon.

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  2. LarryN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not conversation friendly. Plate portions were small. Over all I thought the it was an over priced experience.

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  3. MichaelL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool, place to eat and have a good time, loud due to small size

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to mfk several times for various occasions and it never disappoints. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The servers have always been friendly, food is excellent and the ambiance feels like your in Europe.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful. A little disappointed in the cured tuna but absolutely adored everything else! Berlin provides outstanding and thoughtful service.

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  6. Bugsy

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Great ambiance and food.

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  7. christinal

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Need a change? This is the place for you. I promise you've never tried this type of Spanish-style food. It's delicious and such a change of pace. The staff is friendly and attentive. I sat outside and had a great time. It was great for people watching!

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  8. ErinH

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going here on Saturday or Sunday for lunch it's a hidden gem for those times. We have relatives that come in from out of town a few times a year they always have to go to MFK. The food is always great, good wine list and excellent service.

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  9. Robert

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I am so disappointed in this restaurant because it used to be so good and I love the Spanish flavors that are a focus. However, the value and generosity of spirit have left the premises, and the food is just OK. Some examples of the lack of generosity: $10 for three, small 1/8 inch slices of a toasted baguette with a bit of tomato rubbed on it seems chintzy. Similarly $12 for 4 anchovies laid out on a plate with some olive oil (I didn't taste or see the fresno pepper) and $36 for a small hangar steak seem too pricey for the premise, service and environment. The wine selection is tiny and they were out of one of my favorites. The service is overwhelmed when busy. All in all an OK (three star) experience. Still some great food available (tortilla with brandade) and the potential is there. I hope they get it back.

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  10. OliviaH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a beautiful, intimate space! The cocktails were also amazing and every dish was unique

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Google Map for mfk.

432 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between Sheridan & Pine Grove Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Spanish, Catalan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking, no valet.
  • Public transit
    Diversey (76) and Belmont (77) stops nearby.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alisha Elenz
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 857-2540
  • Catering
    Please call the restaurant or send an email to ben@mfkrestaurant.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please call the restaurant or send an email to ben@mfkrestaurant.com
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