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About North Pond
Located within Lincoln Park, at the edge of a pond overlooking Chicago's dramatic skyline, North Pond can easily claim the city's loveliest setting. Inspired by the market, Chef Bruce Sherman utilizes exceptional ingredients at the height of their season. His cuisine reflects the Arts & Crafts decor of the dining room - complex layers of subtle craft beneath a simple decorative style.
Chicago, IL 60657
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday- Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm;
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Please note that we do require credit cards for ALL reservations. Our cancellation policy allows guests up to 48 hours prior to their reservation to cancel. Any cancellations made within the 48 hour period will be charged $25 per person.
Please note, cancellation policies may vary for holidays throughout the year, upwards of $100 per person. Please contact the restaurant should you have further questions.
Lakeview & Deming
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and Taxi drop off location:
Valet Parking is $13 per vehicle. Drop-off is at the intersection of Lakeview and Deming, on the West side of the park. From there, the restaurant is a short walk into the park.
CTA 151, 156 (Wrightwood), 22 (Clark & Deming)
Private Party Facilities:
North Pond provides one of the most distinctive settings in the city for private social and business events. Our Lincoln Park location offers stunning views of Chicago’s dramatic skyline. We offer an inclusive evening for your special occasion, complete with a seasonal four-course dinner
Private Party Contact:
Natalie Labun: (773) 477-5845
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
North Pond Ratings and Reviews
After exhaustively researching a Michelin starred, reasonably priced restaurant in Chicago, my girlfriend and I decided on North Pond. We were not disappointed. From the beautiful Arts and Crafts building, waterfront setting, romantic ambiance, attentive service, and beautiful open kitchen flowed forth a most mind numbingly delicious meal. The attention to detail and lagniappe (little extras) made our experience unforgettable. Scott was a perfect server and I truly don't have a single complaint. Thank you North Pond!
I really wanted to like this restaurant. But I thought they tried to do too much with each dish and the flavors never really melded together. This was true of all the courses. Service was slow - it took 20 minutes just to get our menus. There are other restaurants at this price point that I'd rather spend my time and money at than this one.
A staple in Lincoln Park - classic design and phenomenal food fair. Cocktails were on point as well as the extra touches with complimentary app tasting and truffle to go with after dinner cappuccino. Can't wait to go back and see what the seasonal (daily) menu has to offer.
The valet parking we were advised of when confirming our reservation was not available. The table we were seated at was near the open kitchen. This was a 6:30 reservation and there were several more desirable tables available. We were not reseated. Food was good, but it was difficult to converse. We listened to every confirmation of all dinner orders placed.
The Sunday brunch is absolutely outstanding! The food is inventive and beautiful without over-stretching. Our waiter made us feel like we were the only table he had (in a good way...he took his time with us and was perfectly attentive)...personal, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the venue.
This is our new top-recommended brunch destination! And we plan to try it for dinner soon, as well!
Lovely ambiance and service but too many different flavors that didn't necessarily go together. Some definitely amazing bites but a "cold" feeling for brunch -- we expected a more cozy heat warming wholesome meal. Service was amazing and would try dinner or lunch there but not particularly for our expectations for brunch
North Pond is a magical restaurant. This is the 5th or 6th time I've dined here over the last 3 years and it has been consistently wonderful for special occasions. Highly recommend the small dining room with the fireplace and views of the city over the pond - very intimate and romantic. Food is a delight for the tastebuds. I'm a pretty good cook but this is in another league - very complex assemblies of flavors. Great wine pairings also. The price is reasonable for the quality - expect about $200/person with wine pairings and tip.
My friend from Colorado, a major foodie, and I decided we'd like to try a starred restaurant in the near neighborhood. We actually took the bus there! The food was outstanding and original in combinations and flavors. We sat in a quiet corner and discussed each dish and the accompanying wines on the tasting menu. An excellent choice. The service was impeccable and waitstaff knowledgeable. A truly delightful evening.
We love this hidden gem. The food is always creative, the service is excellent, and the Mission-style ambience and view of the water are a treat for the eyes. The only downside: the music (jazz) was a tad too loud. But that's typical of most restaurants; I think we're a small minority in our longing for quiet in public spaces. Highly recommended.
What can I say about North Pond? I won't even discuss the food in this review (rest assured, it was fantastic). What swept me away was how the restaurant managed to make my girlfriend and me feel absolutely special for our one-year anniversary. We even got a specialized menu that said "Happy Anniversary Amanda and Sotiri" on it. Our delight exponentially increased when we found out that we got to keep that menu.
I'll be honest, I really don't make enough money to eat here often, but this is not the last anniversary that my lady and I plan on celebrating at North Pond. Thank you, again for such warmth and hospitality!
North Pond Cafe is a long standing favorite - the kind of restaurant experience that creates wonderful memories. The food is always exceptional and full of jewel like surprises - it's like looking at the movement of a very fine Swiss watch. The location and decor are lovely and seem to reflect the beauty of the surroundings regardless of time of year. Being ever so slightly pernickety would lead to removing one star from service down to "very good". Why? When you are combining the tasting menu with the wine flights the challenge is synchronizing the simultaneous arrival of both food and wine. This time the synching was a fraction off. I'm sure its the exception and will not in any way prevent finding another excuse to go there.
waited almost 40 minutes after finishing meal for dessert, when we finally decided we had to leave without dessert and asked for our bill, they rushed the dessert out. dessert was mediocre and we left without finishing. no offer for any adjustment to our bill. altogether not respectful.
This is our fourth trip to North Pond, this time for our 40th wedding anniversary. We live in Minneapolis- also a very foodie town, but honestly, this is one of our all time favorites. Not only is the food and service exceptional, it is truly a lovely spot and beautiful building. Definitely worth of a special occasion.
North Pond was the perfect place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The wait staff was exceptional. Our waitress knew everything about the very extraordinary food and its preparation. Because the restaurant knew in advance it was our anniversary, they had a personalized menu for us and a personalized dessert plate at the end of the meal. Class!
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