MK The Restaurant
Endorsed by Food & Wine, USA Today and Esquire and even frequented by President Obama, chef Michael Kornick’s Near North Side restaurant continues to be a favorite year after year. Locavores appreciate the seasonal menu, but everyone loves signature dishes like the grilled baby octopus and the roast bison ribeye. Housed in a renovated warehouse—which means high ceilings and industrial accents—MK is contemporary and sleek. For special occasions, request to sit in the upstairs loft, which is slightly more private.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.