All reservations made online are for indoor tables with capacity restrictions and following social distance guidelines.
Tables larger than 6 guests are not permitted under the city's new indoor dining guidelines. Please directly call the restaurant at 312-981-7070 to inquire about splitting your larger group into multiple tables.
To ensure the safety of all of our guests and staff, we do require all guests to wear face masks while not seated at their table. Staff will be wearing masks and sanitizing throughout your entire dining experience. *
Our menu can best be described as innovative plays on familiar dishes. The Kennison is committed to creating ingredient driven, approachable menu items. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, The Kennison is a wonderful option for guests to enjoy outstanding cuisine and great company.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- 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
- Contact tracing information collected
coconut lemongrass broth, kiwi puree, kale stir fry
market greens, seasonal produce, croutons, vinaigrette
10oz prime boneless ribeye**, bearnaise sauce, cornichon frites
Great service, convenient location, good food and drinks!!!
Good burgers and pork shank. Good choice of craft beers.,fun place would go again. Great location!!
The pork shank is a must!
It seemed like they were short staffed, food came out late, and it was overcooked when it arrived.
Our party of 4 was able to sit outside on the terrace on a lovely spring evening, so the ambience was wonderful (though traffic up Lincoln Ave was pretty noisy). The waitstaff was accommodating and friendly, even bringing a bowl of water for our little pooch. Two of our party had burgers - and reported they were delicious. My fish and chips was pretty good, and the pasta with mushroom ragu was also excellent. Try the cocktails - inventive, colorful, and very tasty!
We started off with the Roasted Brussels Sprouts which were severed with a nice presentation. For entrees Laura had the Market Salad and I had the Poached Halibut. The Halibut was superb with a beautiful presentation.
The burger was unbelievable. What is that sauce!!?? Must try.
Wonderful!! Always is
We started with the Harrisa Lamb meatballs in a sukkah yogurt sauce which was heavenly. For entrees Laura had the Market Salad, and I had the Poached Halibut which had a nice presentation in a coconut lemongrass broth.
For the fish and chips, the fish recipe appears to have been changed and not as good anymore.
Amazing food and service. This has always been and always will be one of my favorites in the neighborhood.
The Kennison is our neighborhood, go to restaurant. Great for brunch, dinner or Happy Hour. Very nice staff....friendly, attentive and informed.
Servers were very attentive. Food was very good and hot.
Upon arriving the staff was slow to seat every party and completely ignored my party and our presence. They were rude and unhelpful until we were finally seated. Once at our table, our waitstaff was excellent and the food was delicious.
We set a 9:30 reservation and was not told they closed at 10pm. We sat down and ordered our drinks and then our food shortly afterwards. As we wait for our food, we ask to order another drink but apparently, last call was over already unbeknownst to us. Overall, the food was mediocre, drinks were pretty decent, and service was okay. Going forward I think they should make their guests aware of last call and when he kitchen is closing; or stop taking reservations 30 mins before closing.
Food was awful and service was very slow.
For an appetizer we had the Harrisa Lamb Meatballs which were heavenly. For entrees Laura had the poached halibut with broccoli and I had the braised pork shank. Both were excellent.
Great service and very enjoyable food and super responsible social distancing of the tables. Really went above and beyond to keep the diners safe in the space.
Food was delicious. Diners were spaced far apart so I felt comfortable. Staff was very accommodating.
I really enjoyed my brunch, Asian fusion inspiration. $ 5 bloody magic . We will be back again!
The food was delicious and our server Cecelia was a delight!
Food and service were good. Look forward to a more varied menu post pandemic!
We started off with a tasty market salad. For entrees Laura had the poached halibut which was cooked to perfection with a nice presentation. I had the steak frites. The steak was cooked medium rare and delicious.
We started off our meal with Brussels Sprouts which were tasty. For dinner Laura had a hamburger which she enjoyed, and I had the poached halibut which was cooked to perfection with a nice presentation.
Excellent hamburger and chicken sandwich. Server was friendly and helpful
Great food, just bring extra layers!!
Great service and the burger was tasty
Such a nice night out. Great service. Cozy with space heater inside with window/doors open. Dressed warm but didn’t need coat on. Thank you for great night out!!!
We went on NYE and were really looking forward to it! When we got there, we got placed by an open window. It was cold and difficult to enjoy our cocktails. While the service was great, it was probably better off to not go. It’s hard to enjoy drinks when it’s freezing outside. The blanket we got helped but I think the owner should have just closed the place. Overall cocktails were good, we didn’t eat anything.
I respectfully disagree with everything in your review except for the 'cocktails were good' comment. First off, you were notified twice that you would be seated by an open window. Once with a phone call the day prior, and once when you booked on OT. As for telling us to 'just close the place' - I have only one answer. We've been HEMORRHAGING MONEY for 10 months so we're just trying to survive, which involves offering pick-up & to-go items, and seating guests within 8 feet of an open window.
The drinks, food and service was awesome! We will be going back soon.
We started off with the market salad which was quite tasty. Laura had the poached halibut which was cooked to perfection with a nice presentation. I had the Berkshire pork chop which was excellent.
Best Happy Hour deal and friendliest staff in Chicago. Love this place. Please support this local business!
This restaurant looked really promising on Open Table, and being apart of the Lincoln hotel we had high hopes. Unfortunately, the entire experience was rather disappointing and all the reviews were misleading. The food was cold and subpar, and half the menu online was no longer available. Our cocktails were not great, not sure if they have a bar tender working. Its really hard to say but the whole experience was over priced for what we got. I hope they can hang on during these hard times, but right now their looks are very deceiving and I rather of gone somewhere else.
One of my all time favorite restaurants!
Everything eas delightful. Cannot wait to go back.
The food was delicious and the service was gracious and helpful!
The Covid protocol was A+ and the manager (Kristen?) even called me to make sure I was comfortable. Service, ambiance and food was great. Request: more lean proteins as mains (all 3 women ordered the trout and it was ok).
Day after Sweetest Day! Perfect brunch Spot! They run out of Cinnamon Rolls Quick! Overall.. pretty good!
Ordered a salad with garden veggies and there might have been 2 “veggies” and at least half of them the server mentioned were not present. For $11, it was such a rip off.
You can order delivery directly from The Kennison using the Order Online button. The Kennison also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 981-7070.
The Kennison is rated 4.6 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.
The Kennison does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-kennison-chicago/.
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.