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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
Prairie-centered dining experience that honestly presents that "earth to plate" (farm-to-table) Midwest sensibility to its seasonal tasting menu and a la carte dishes amidst the gorgeous rendering of Arts & Crafts interiors that perfectly complement the idyllic nature sanctuary punctuated by the city skyline in its exterior. Its Michelin star rating sufficiently justifies the exemplary manifestation of the attentive service, most particularly the way the reservationist empathized with our last minute cancelation due to a medical situation by offering to apply the $25 per person cancellation fee towards a voucher for future use. When we finally decided to pursue our dinner birthday celebration for a late evening seating, they were more than pleased to accommodate us and information may have been conveyed across the board as our server acknowledged our medical emergency and glad that we were still able to join for a later seating. They offered a complimentary first round of bubbly. They wowed us with the personalized birthday menu and, with the chef's compliments, added two bonus courses on the five course tasting menu. And it doesn't end there. Our server culminated our dinner by bringing a dessert plate with a single lighted candle with the birthday greeting written in chocolate (in Arts & Crafts font no less) on the plate. We were finally given the personalized menu signed by Chef Bruce Sherman along with a copy of some interesting trivia on the restaurant's history which were all thoughtfully enclosed in a brown envelope. And did I mention that they enclosed a little packet of seedlings on the bill folder as another souvenir of a featured ingredient in tonight's dinner? Compared to the competitive price point of tasting menus and cancelation fees in other Michelin-star rated Chicago restaurants, North Pond honestly, while being devoid of snobbishness, caters to that Midwest sensibility that go gentle into your pocketbook. It is Prairie perfected!
One of the best overall meals we have had in Chicago. Certainly the best meal in recent memory. We had the tasting menu as well as the wine pairing and both were executed flawlessly. I have nothing but great things to say about the service and ambiance as well.
Food is exquisitely prepared and visually breathtaking! Each course was fantastic: sardine and endive salad - gorgeous and tasty, venison with various treats for the tongue, bass with fennel and pumpkin seed to delight, and more. Service is prompt and accurate without being in your face.
Great attention is given to dietary needs (we are both gluten intolerant). A birthday celebrated there was amply attended to in a subtly festive spirit. Wine list is varied and contains a little of everything: local, small batch houses, far-reaching 'famous' labels, and everything in between. Note for gluten intolerants: You won't find much in the dessert area other than the requisite ice cream/sorbet options.
This is a fabulous destination for a romantic night out or a group of foodie friends looking to finally check out that restaurant in Lincoln Park.
Definitely one of the best spot for a dinner date. This was my first time ever in Chicago, my date and I was very happy with the service, food and ambience. We had the 5 course meal and it was delicious. I will definitely go back to this restaurant when I'm back in Chicago. Amazing experience for sure.
North Pond strikes a nice balance between modern, adventurous and hearty, satisfying cuisine. It was one of the first restaurants in Chicago to offer a seasonal farm-to-table menu. The restaurant consistently delivers first-rate food and service in the most beautiful setting in Chicago.
Staff was really nice but a few were annoyingly timid. We tried the tasting menu and the majority of the dishes were mediocre at best, considering the price, the dishes were horrible. The beef plate was the only dish worth eating. I'd suggest sticking to the main menu if you go, but I would never go again.
This restaurant is not worth an experience.
I was really excited for the view and made my Valentine's reservations months in advance. The restaurant was basically empty when we arrived (we had an early brunch reservation) and yet we were seated in a freezing cold section with no other business, far from the view. I should have said something, but I thought I had requested a seat with a view on open table and thought maybe a big party was coming in that made reservations before I did. The food was beautiful, but the freezing temperature and crappy seating ruined the mood. On the way out we passed plenty of open seats in the sunny front room. Not quite worth the price unless you are getting the prime seating. Would definitely give it another go in Spring or Summer.
Overall pleased with the food. Was disappointed with one of the second courses of brunch. Service was terrible. The wait staff who clears tables and refills water was very attentive, but our actual waiter never stopped to check on us once after ordering. We had to wave him down to order a second round of drinks and to ask for th check. He never once inquired about our food or if we were happy with our orders.
The restaurant is located in a beautiful location surrounded by water and trees. This hidden gem has food that just melts in your mouth. With its excellent wine pairing and great service, the overall experience is something worth going to every time.
Natalie, the manager, was awesome in helping planning our special occasion and everything was delivered spot on!
Would love to go there many times in the future
Such a wonderful place for a special occasion. Not only a beautiful location, but impeccable service and delicious food. Was recommended a great and unique bottle of wine from the sommelier, and we both enjoyed our meals tremendously. Cannot wait to come back in a different season.
Went here for the prix fixe Sunday brunch with some friends. The service was wonderful, it was nice and quiet, and the view is simply amazing. The food was very good and diverse, the presentation was excellent. At $35 dollars per person, it was a great value. I look forward to eating here again.
By far the most unique food experience I have ever had. If you want to try dishes that contain flavors you have never experienced, this is the place! North Pond is incredibly classy, I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and they called me the day before my reservation to confirm and to check if we were coming for a special occasion. When we arrived they took our coats and sat us right away, the menu said my boyfriends name and happy birthday, we were served an extra appetizer complimentary of the chef as well as truffles before leaving. The dessert plate also said my boyfriends name and happy birthday! Wine list is very expensive, don't expect to buy a bottle under $50, but an amazing place overall! We had a great time!
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