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Dubyasee Jan 26, 2012 03:45 PM

Hi all,

I am arriving in Chicago from out of town and want to treat my girlfriend to a delightful meal. I want it to be a really solid dinner without breaking the bank. $200 without wine is around the upper end of my comfortable price range. I'm booking about 4 weeks out so I can get a reservation at both MK and North Pond on a Saturday night, however not being from Chicago I cannot decided which one to go to! What is most important to me is the quality of the food. I'm leaning towards North Pond just for the overall experience of the location and view but I am not set on it. If y'all have any other suggestions that you think would suit us better, I'm more than open to taking them.

Thank you very much!

P.S. We have to take a cab into the city no matter what, so location is not of the utmost importance.

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    hoppy2468 RE: Dubyasee Jan 26, 2012 04:31 PM

    North Pond. We went last Oct. for our anniversery and we were very happy with our meal. From service to food, everything was topnotch.

    1. Gonzo70 RE: Dubyasee Jan 26, 2012 09:01 PM

      Both are great, but North Pond is a more vibrant and romantic setting. The quality of the food I feel is similar across both venues and service is a tie as well, but the ambiance definitely goes to North Pond.

      1. chicgail RE: Dubyasee Jan 27, 2012 12:23 AM

        We had a recent dinner at MK and were disappointed. The food was "fine." It was neither great nor memorable. North Pond does have a beautiful location that sets it apart. Most, but not all the food, for us, extraordinary I suggest that you consider Naha as well.

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