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EarlyDrive Apr 26, 2010 04:57 PM

Hello, we're going to North Pond in a couple weeks. The website says no blue jeans for dinner service -- thoughts? Is this so?

Thanks.

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North Pond
2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614

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  1. nsxtasy Apr 26, 2010 05:26 PM

    I would not wear blue jeans there, and based on my observations during dinners there, they would not be appropriate. The norm for attire is "business casual", commonly interpreted to mean that casual attire (e.g. blue jeans, shorts, athletic attire, men's shirts without collars) would not be appropriate, but business attire (jackets or ties for gentlemen) is not necessary either. That's what I've observed while eating dinner there, and haven't noticed any exceptions. I haven't been there for Sunday brunch or summertime lunch, so I don't know whether it's any different from attire during dinner.

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      HoosierFoodie Apr 27, 2010 08:17 AM

      Its always been my thought that if the web site says no jeans then, well no jeans. You could always call. I've never seen someone in jeans during dinner there.

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      1. Chargenda Apr 28, 2010 08:27 AM

        Yeah, I am pretty liberal on dining dress code and try to get away with jeans whenever I can. But, if the site clearly says no jeans, then no jeans....

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          EarlyDrive Apr 28, 2010 09:01 AM

          The site says "we prefer no shorts or jeans during dinner service." What I was thinking of was dress jeans with a sports jacket, dress shirt and dress shoes.

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            nsxtasy Apr 28, 2010 09:12 AM

            If they look like dress jeans (or, better yet, don't look like jeans at all), you can probably get away with it, especially when combined with a sportjacket.

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              chicgail Apr 28, 2010 11:42 AM

              I agree that well tailored dark wash jeans work as a casually elegant option most places but if NP specifically requests ("prefers") that you not wear jeans at dinner, I would find another option.

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          2. uhockey Apr 30, 2010 04:53 PM

            While I personally don't think the setting or cooking warrants this rule, there was not a person in the room in jeans when I visited.

            Respect the chef, respect the rest of the patrons, or simply find a different restaurant if you MUST wear jeans.

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