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.
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: 7734775845x
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
North Pond Ratings and Reviews
Once again, North Pond did not disappoin ...
Once again, North Pond did not disappoint me, the BEST dining experience I've had in Chicago hands down. We took friends here for a celebration brunch. The service here is OUTSTANDING, and unparalleled in Chicago. The setting is beautiful: Arts and Crafts interior, beautiful view of Lincoln Park's North Pond. Last but not least, the food is gorgeous and delicious, and paced perfectly. LOVE North Pond, consistently makes me happy!
North Pond was recommended by a co-worke ...
North Pond was recommended by a co-worker as a great spot to celebrate my 60th birthday with my husband and 2 adult children. It was everything she said it would be and more. From the ambiance to the creative, delicious food preparation and excellent service I couldn't have felt more pampered or pleased. I had hoped for a view of the pond and was not disappointed. The cool early evening turned into a dark night as we were able to enjoy our many courses with relaxed easy to hear conversation and specialty drinks. They made it all so special, including personalizing the menu with my name and a clever birthday plate brought at the end of the meal with a chocolate icing birthday inscription rimming the plate of delicious chocolate bites. A perfect ending to a perfect birthday evening celebration. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wishing to impress or experience a truly unique menu and experience.
The manager was excellent and engaging. ...
The manager was excellent and engaging. The wait staff seemed less than experienced. The ambiance would have been better on this chilly evening with the windows closed which would also have reduced the view of dogs defecating and homeless people hanging about.
I went for the chef's tasting menu with ...
I went for the chef's tasting menu with a group of friends. We had a wonderful time! The plates were creative and tasted great. The ambience was perfect-- open wall overlooking the pond with the Chicago skyline behind. The service left us wanting for nothing. I will be back, but it's definitely a special occasion kind of place.
This was not my first visit to North Pon ...
This was not my first visit to North Pond. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago and my recent dinner with a group of friends was just as wonderful as before.
The ambiance is as great as ever, with the view of Lincoln Park and its north pond, as well as the Chicago skyline. The food and service were both excellent. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with a meal at North Pond. I look forward to returning.
On a perfect Chicago evening, no better ...
On a perfect Chicago evening, no better way to celebrate a special occasion: the service was impeccable, the food intriguing and delicious, the wine list perfect and the view of the pond and the park just perfect. Do ask to be seated in the garden area, especially during good weather, as this enhances the entire experience. A great place to go when celebrating and the staff does a wonderful job of noting the celebrations with some nice surprises.
We have had very good experiences at Nor ...
We have had very good experiences at North Pond and usually go there for a special occasion. Only once did we have a terrible table near the kitchen door and it was an anniversary dinner so very disappointing. But, we did return again and have enjoyed it.
It is the third time we went to North Po ...
It is the third time we went to North Pond. The food was fantastic as always but the service was a little slow this time. Generally, one of the best restaurants in Chicago and definitely great value for money in terms of fine dining.
Without a doubt one of the best meals I ...
Without a doubt one of the best meals I have ever had. This is true molecular gastronomy, at the level of Ferran Adria or the old Charlie Trotter's. A meditative, contemplative cuisine for people who appreciate experiencing the complex nuances of incredibly well-conceived and executed cuisine. This restaurant well-deserves its Michelin Star and any and all accolades it receives. Absolutely top-notch in all respects, a quasi-religious culinary experience. A must.
My husband and I have always had a wonde ...
My husband and I have always had a wonderful experience at North Pond. We had friends in from New Zealand for their first trip to Chicago and we brought them to the restaurant. I don't know if it was an off night but the service was neither warm nor attentive and the dishes were quite average. So disappointing.
North Pond is a spectacular restaurant. ...
North Pond is a spectacular restaurant. The tasting menu featured seasonal touches and every bite delivered a inviting mix of flavor. Fantastic craftsman decor and overall excellent service. Only complaints are with a young server who bellowed at surrounding tables and an excessively rude foursome talking on their phones at an adjoining table. The noise/crudeness marred an otherwise wonderful culinary experience.
While I enjoy the inventive marriage of ...
While I enjoy the inventive marriage of ingredients in most chefs' creations, the food at North Pond gave the impression of having been created to prove that it could be done rather than that it should have been done. On the whole an unsatisfactory experience.
Our first time at North Pond - for a dat ...
Our first time at North Pond - for a date night dinner a deux - was a memorable occasion. Excellent food was served in quantities that were manageable and bid a farewell to the days when 'nouvelle' meant small. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the serving staff were well informed and obliging in all respects. The wine list was extensive without being overwhelming, and the cost, though high, felt reasonable for what we had enjoyed. Highly recommended.
The food and service are excellent. Lov ...
The food and service are excellent. Loved the wild king salmon, and my wife's choice of three kinds of pork was delish! Both were expertly prepared. The heirloom salad for a starter was exceptionally good--a veritable explosion of fine tastes! Those few reviewers posting complaints about purportedly "small portions" must be out of touch; our servings were plentiful. Perhaps those wanting bigger portions should check out the nearest Country Buffet. LOL
As always, North Pond delivers on food a ...
As always, North Pond delivers on food and wine. Family were visiting and thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine as well as the history of the building and the great view of the city. We will be back for the Fall menu.
My husband and I returned here with our ...
My husband and I returned here with our daughter and a guest to celebrate a special birthday. We were here twice a year ago, and were very impressed. This time, while quite good, it did not live up to our expectations. The setting remains lovely, of course. The food was tasty, and some combinations original, but the portions were small, particularly the main courses, and pricey. Not a good "price-performance ratio", as my husband said. The salmon was $40, and appeared to be about a 4oz portion. The swordfish, though perfectly cooked, was two small triangular pieces for $38. They were almost tasting size portions. This was not an issue last year. It is still a special occasion restaurant, but know going in, that portions are small and prices high, especially for the main courses.
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