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North Pond, Chicago, IL

North Pond

4.9
4.9
4016 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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 Cesar Murillo 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.

Our hours are Dinner Thursday through Sunday beginning at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch beginning at 10:30am.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 477-5845

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Murillo

  • 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

    John Arents: (773) 477-5845

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Lakeview & Deming

  • Parking details

    Taxi drop off location: 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.

  • Public transit

    CTA 151, 156 (Wrightwood), 22 (Clark & Deming)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,016 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    Best Service

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals of my life - an outstanding experience! Thank you so much to Liz and the entire team!
  2. F

    Foodfinder

    Atlanta

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous dining experience all around. We enjoyed every bite of the beautifully prepared, flavorful and well composed dishes. Service was knowledgeable, helpful but not intrusive. A very special place that I highly recommend.
  3. SB

    SBKR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal start to finish. We were celebrating an anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make it a special evening.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their attention to detail was impressive. The food was delicious … nice variety of flavor and texture.
  5. M

    Mogils

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking to eat either for a special occasion or just because you like to eat, North Pond is spectacular. So many great ingredients--so many great tastes. We enjoy it every time.
  6. BJ

    BeJn

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is the best spot in chicago
  7. MG

    MeiG

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for brunch and found the menu perfectly sized and well curated. Desserts were all absolutely phenomenal!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved it
  9. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John and Liz always make our experience special.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic attention to detail in all aspects. We had a great experience for a romantic anniversary date and will likely be returning as soon as we can. Even with the high price tag, this is worth it to check out.
  11. HF

    HappyFoodLover

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prefix menu - it’s amazing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was beautifully presented, well executed but tad heavy on spice, especially the curry duck. Fabulous setting with a view of downtown across the pond. First class, attentive service.
  13. C

    Coleman

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! It is perfect for celebrating something special, getting friends together or because you’d like to have a great meal. The service is always friendly and perfect, the food is amazing and the wine pairings or suggestions are spot on. The setting is quiet and beautiful. Favorite restaurant in Chicago.
  14. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from out of town. This has become our must attend when we are visiting
  15. CM

    CaseyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Went for girlfriends bday and had the 4 course menu with wine pairing. Sat on patio overlooking the pond. Best meal I have had perhaps ever. Each discrete ingredient of the dishes were full of flavor. Cheese plate for dessert was delicious.
  16. A

    Anonymous

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful, beginning to end. The entire team was focused, gracious, and knowledgeable.
  17. BG

    BobG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    North Pond offers a unique, wonderful experience. The setting, service and food are absolutely top notch in every regard.
  18. SF

    SFFoodie

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasting menu with choices. Beautiful setting. Great service
  19. KV

    KaylaV

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was perfect! The ambiance was lovely, the service impeccable and the food was creative and delicious. Perhaps the best meal we have ever had. And we felt so well taken care of. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  20. BK

    BettinaK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch! 3 brunch courses for $49 are awesome. Tomato Mackerel was delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and menu. Highly recommend
  23. J

    Joby1001

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful culinary adventure! The choices were interesting, as well as delicious. My dinner companion is a very fussy eater and he enjoyed everything. When I made the reservation, I let North Pond know that we were celebrating my friend's birthday. When our menus arrived, they said "Happy Birthday" with his name on them (nice touch). During the course of the meal, we were brought three different items that were sent with the chef's compliments. The staff is outstanding. At one point, I asked a server where the bathrooms were and she escorted me instead of just pointing. Our server answered all our questions and explained everything that the chef had created. If you have the chance to go, do it!
  24. P

    Prato

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too much time between the courses but otherwise excellent
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son wanted to take me some where special for my birthday.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience! Food was amazing:)
  27. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible experience and meal at North Pond. Steven was amazing. He explained everything and gave us great attention during our meal. The entire wait staff was amazing. A great dinner experience. The food was outstanding. Thanks for a great evening.
  28. SB

    SteveB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing culinary experience. The service was incredible and the food was out of this world!
  29. K

    Kraut

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktail were wonderful. We sat outside with a view of the pond and enjoyed the breeze. The service was excellent and we were very content.
  30. MA

    MinneApple

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, well executed dishes, exceptional service.
  31. CL

    CarolynL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place exceeded our expectations! The food was just delicious and the presentation so interesting and beautiful! Pleasure all around and we will certainly be back for the next special occasion!
  32. PD

    PaulineD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Excellent great value brunch and nice cocktail list.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch. Awesome food for $49 and a beautiful location (except for the lake being ‘renovated’). Super friendly service. A gem in Chicago summer
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular!
  35. NU

    NickU

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu, giving you choices for each course. Excellence service, customizing the menu with the name of the person whose birthday it was, which was a nice touch. Tasty cocktails, and a nice setting (especially when the pond work gets completed). Will definitely go back.
  36. k

    kshep

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very very good! Food was excellent, pacing was great! Sat right next to the kitchen. Great experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite meal in chicago so far!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience with both exceptional food and service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way that counts. This restaurant has it all—terrific service, ambience and world-class food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough on how amazing our dinner was and the staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. There was one item (pastry with beef) on the menu that was so delicious I actually got goose bumps on my arms. The atmosphere was relaxed and perfect for a dinner out and we were pleasantly surprised by the additional extra items that were brought to the table like little snacks between courses. Simply amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

North Pond is rated 4.9 stars by 4016 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for North Pond

2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lakeview & Deming

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Taxi drop off location: 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.

  • Public transit

    CTA 151, 156 (Wrightwood), 22 (Clark & Deming)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Murillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 477-5845

  • 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

    John Arents: (773) 477-5845

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