MK – Italian-French Fusion in River North

As minimalist as its name, MK restaurant features a trendy menu of Italian-French fusion with a modern and simplistic atmosphere that is as stylish as the patrons who frequent it.

In structure, service and preparation, the restaurant adheres to a clean, uncomplicated look. Skylight beams from an elevated ceiling into an airy, multi-leveled room of unfinished wood and brick fronted by original artwork from Richard Serra, Martin Mull, Gregory Giesey and the Carl Hammer gallery.

Chef/owner Michael Kornick brings over 20 years’ experience to the table, working with chef de cuisine Erick Simmons to create an artfully simplistic menu, using the freshest, organic ingredients.

Kornick’s expertise was also sought during the concept development of popular KDK restaurants Marche and Red Light.

Using classical cooking techniques, MK offers these entrees for about $25-30:

    • Peppercorn crusted yellow fin tuna seared rare, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, garlic whipped potato in red wine syrup
    • Atlantic salmon grilled over hardwood charcoal, Chinese mustard glaze, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms with ginger soy vinaigrette
    • Roasted rack of four story hill farm lamb, oven roasted sweet peppers, tomato with mint pesto

A seasonal degustation tasting menu consisting of appetizers, entree and dessert is also available for the price of $80 per person. Pastry chef Kate Neumann was recently named a finalist in the French Culinary Institute’s 2006 Golden Scoop Awards. It’s easy to see why with remarkable combinations such as coconut sorbet, passion fruit caramel, rum poached tropical fruit, and vanilla salt.

A private dining is available for intimate events, while the main dining room can accommodate parties larger than 50. Valet and street parking are available and reservations are highly recommended.

868 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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