Hello, we're going to North Pond in a couple weeks. The website says no blue jeans for dinner service -- thoughts? Is this so?
2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
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.
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.
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.