Michael Kornick


  • 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

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Lemon rings
Lemon rings
$$, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Full Bar, Seafood, Lake View
"Fried onions, jalapeños and lemon rings at Fish Bar. An incredible snack. The fact that they haven't started bagging and selling them worldwide is pretty baffling."
#7 The Big DMK
$$, Burgers, Full Bar, Breakfast, Lake View
"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."
$$, Burgers, Full Bar, Breakfast, Lake View
"Sometimes my daughter orders a plain one and I'll take a bite. The bun and the burger themselves are so good here that they don't need any embellishment, but the fixings don't hurt."
$$, Burgers, Full Bar, Breakfast, Lake View
"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."
Maine lobster roll
$$, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Full Bar, Seafood, Lake View
"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."