Accolades

  • Three Stars (MK)
    Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago magazine
  • Hottest Restaurants in the World (MK)
    Conde Nast Traveler
  • Top Restaurants to Open (MK)
    Esquire magazine
  • Nominee for Best Chef: Midwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • AAA Four Diamond Award (MK)
    American Automobile Association
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Chicago

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Michael Kornick reviews  at post.venue.name
"Mama called. Dinner's ready. Introducing the new #15. Pineapple chutney, citrus slaw, pepper jack on a spam and grass fed beef patty. We slap it on a bun and call it the Spam Burger. The irony. We know."
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Chef Michael Kornick reviews  at post.venue.name
"One of each please ☝🏼"
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Chef Michael Kornick reviews  at post.venue.name
"Our fresh and colorful salmon burger. Perfect on its own or add salmon to one of our salads! 🥗 + 🐟 + 🍔"
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Chef Michael Kornick reviews  at post.venue.name
"Mini peanut butter and chocolate shake! Split a shake with a friend for a mini."
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Chef Michael Kornick reviews  at post.venue.name
"The Patty Melt 🍔🍔🍔Smoked Bacon, Charred Balsamic Red Onion, Leroy’s Remoulade, Smoked Swiss, Griddled Rye 😋"
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Chef Michael Kornick reviews  at post.venue.name
"The Big DMK is one of our favorites, for obvious reasons. What burger tops your list?"
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From My Menu

Chef Heather Terhune reviews Cake & Shake at mk The Restaurant
$$$$ | Modern | American
River North
"MK is a terrific restaurant, but I especially love their desserts. The Cake & Shake—a mini vanilla malted milkshake served alongside chocolate layer cake with chocolate meringue buttercream—is my personal favorite. It makes me feel like a kid again."
Chef Ryan Poli reviews Maine lobster roll at Fish Bar
$$ | Seafood | Modern | Traditional | American
Lakeview
"Michael Kornick really knows how to make a lobster roll. He loads Maine lobster on a buttered, toasted bun and spikes it with celery and cumin mayonnaise, then seasons it with salt and pepper. It’s simple and consistently delicious."
Chef Jason Hammel reviews #1 at DMK Burger Bar
$$ | Traditional | American
Lakeview
"Sometimes my daughter orders a plain one and I'll take a bite. The bun and the burger themselves are so good here that they don't need any embellishment, but the fixings don't hurt."
Chef Paul Fehribach reviews #4 at DMK Burger Bar
$$ | Traditional | American
Lakeview
"The Burger Bar is my neighborhood standby—their attention to ingredients is paramount. The #4 burger hits the spot, with roasted green hatch chiles, smoked bacon, and a fried egg."
Chef Randy Zweiban reviews Chicken at mk The Restaurant
$$$$ | Modern | American
River North
"It used to be that chefs would judge a restaurant by how well they prepared chicken. If that were still the case, MK would be a three-star Michelin restaurant. The natural chicken with roasted cauliflower, chanterelles, endive, and garlic purée is truly spectacular."
Chef Dana Cree reviews #7 The Big DMK at DMK Burger Bar
$$ | Traditional | American
Lakeview
"I love these burgers. In a city that champions heavy pretzel buns, DMK's is light and soft. The patty is thin and extends to the width of the bun, and the toppings are interesting. I stick with their version of the Big Mac and can finish an entire burger without feeling like I've done something wrong to myself. "