MICHELIN Guide United States

North Pond

  • 2610 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, 60614, United States
  • 65 - 95 USD • Contemporary, American
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North Pond Prix Fixe to go. Weekly menu available for pickup or delivery Thur-Sun.

MICHELIN Guide United States

North Pond

  • 2610 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, 60614, United States
  • 65 - 95 USD • Contemporary, American
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This charming Arts and Crafts building may have started life as a warming shelter for park ice skaters back in 1912, but today it is a special, celebratory, and intimate dining room that makes one want to light a fire and pop open a bottle of bubbly. Regardless of the season, the room always sparkles, largely thanks to those rustic exposed bricks and towering windows that overlook both the park and eponymous pond.

Despite a change in the kitchen, the team remains steady at the hands of Chef Cesar Murillo. His expertise lies in churning out a menu of hyper-seasonal food. Subtle global inflections are another enticing facet of the four-course tasting, which might unveil the likes of fresh tagliatelle tinted gold by the addition of saffron and tossed with mussels escabeche and castelvetrano olives. Creamy sweet corn gazpacho poured over thin, tender slices of poached octopus and heirloom cherry tomatoes is worthy of applause; and white fish topped with a layer of crisp bread is arranged with roasted sunchokes, shards of nori, and Madeira sauce for a rich treat.

A flourless chocolate and hazelnut cake with ganache and goat milk sorbet follows close on the heels of this soignee, savory feast.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ó Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places
Commitment to sustainable gastronomy

Committed to sustainability since the restaurant's inception; the team fosters relationships with local farmers
Vendors and artisans on whom the restaurant relies to offer the best local ingredients.

  • Pretzel-crusted sea scallop with pretzel spaetzle, poached pears, red cabbage, and smoked pecan butter
  • Fluke with Meyer lemon-hazelnut romesco, fennel candy, and cipollini onions
  • Carrot cake pudding, carrot-citrus sorbet, spiced pecans, and beet-berry emulsion

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • ˆ Brunch
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • N Particularly interesting wine list
  • { Private dining room
  • Take away
  • K Valet parking


+1 773-477-5845
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, lunch: Thursday-Saturday

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