Cool off at Michelin-starred restaurant North Pond. Located next to a pond in the middle of Lincoln Park, the eatery allows you to dine in the midst of an urban oasis. Plus, this is food you can feel good about: locally grown, organic, delicious. You can even check out the farms where they source their ingredients on the website. Sit by a window and enjoy a tranquil, delectable evening. Even the building incorporates adaptive reuse principles: built in 1912 as a warming shelter for ice skaters, the restaurant was redesigned in the Arts and Crafts tradition.
If you’re up for a decadent splurge, order their seasonal tasting menu of five decadent courses. Foie gras, wild salmon with apricot mustard and salmon caviar, red velvet cake with white chocolate-sour cream ice cream… our mouths are already watering. Even if you’re just ordering à la carte, you’re in good hands. Native Chicagoan chef Bruce Sherman (named one of America’s “Best New Chefs by Food & Wine many times over) designs the menu with passion and pizazz.
Dinner: Tuesday–Sunday from 5:30PM
Brunch: Sunday from 10:30AM