MK Restaurant, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in November, is best known for its posh six-course dinners with wine pairings. But with its revamped lounge, the restaurant is looking to attract diners seeking a more casual and less pricey meal. That can mean ordering a la carte or trying their family-style Sunday Supper, a three-course comfort food feast for $30 per person. The gorgeous lounge features half-booths in orange and black hues and small candlelit tables. Both the black angular bar and big rounded booth tucked in the corner are decorated with flowers, but if you’re more interested in people watching, the lounge provides a view of the comings and goings of … Read more
You heard it here first: SideDoor will be considered one of the best lounges and bars in Chicago for many years to come. This sensational new spot truly blends the unimaginable: casual yet sophisticated, vintage yet modern, gourmet yet affordable and exclusive yet inviting. SideDoor opened last Tuesday in River North’s McCormick Mansion. This American-style gastropub serves as the perfect spot for any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying drinks at the bar, having an intimate romantic dinner in the “nook” or catching up with friends in the lively communal area, SideDoor is sure to accommodate your every need. The restaurant seems laidback with comfortable lounge seating, tufted leather banquettes and simple wooden tables, … Read more
While Evanston has started to become a foodie destination, the city is first and foremost a college town. Farm-to-table restaurants with craft cocktail menus are delightful, but out of reach for most Northwestern students who are looking for a place to get a bite for a reasonable price between classes (or during late night studying). Luckily they’re getting some love too with the opening of DMK Burger & Fish this week. Taking over a tiny North Evanston spot once occupied by brunch restaurant Fraiche, DMK’s owners have completely transformed the space. There are no light fixtures (instead, lights are actually embedded in the walls), which is reminiscent of something you’d see … Read more
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