I am arriving in Chicago from out of town and want to treat my girlfriend to a delightful meal. I want it to be a really solid dinner without breaking the bank. $200 without wine is around the upper end of my comfortable price range. I'm booking about 4 weeks out so I can get a reservation at both MK and North Pond on a Saturday night, however not being from Chicago I cannot decided which one to go to! What is most important to me is the quality of the food. I'm leaning towards North Pond just for the overall experience of the location and view but I am not set on it. If y'all have any other suggestions that you think would suit us better, I'm more than open to taking them.
Thank you very much!
P.S. We have to take a cab into the city no matter what, so location is not of the utmost importance.