North Pond Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2610 N Cannon Dr

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Cross street: South of Diversey Pkwy, Lincoln Park

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  • 773-477-5845

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Wed-Sat 5:30-10pm; Sun 10:30am-1:30pm and 5:30-9pm.
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I took my mother to North Pond for a post holiday dinner. When I called, I asked to be seated in the dining room with the fireplace. The room is nice and warm, and you can look out on the pond. There were two tables available, a two top

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★★★★★

I took my mother to North Pond for a post holiday dinner. When I called, I asked to be seated in the dining room with the fireplace. The room is nice and warm, and you can look out on the pond. There were two tables available, a two top

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We had the 5-course tasting. Lots of things were delicious, but I can't remember what any of it was. (Ok, the entree was lamb, and I can visualize it, but can't remember what it tasted like.) And I felt rather hungry when I left.

The other half of our party was late and we were early. They sat us anyway (when we asked), and we managed to order a drink, but nobody offered us a bread plate or anything...

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★★★★☆

We had the 5-course tasting. Lots of things were delicious, but I can't remember what any of it was. (Ok, the entree was lamb, and I can visualize it, but can't remember what it tasted like.) And I felt rather hungry when I left.

The other half of our party was late and we were early. They sat us anyway (when we asked), and we managed to order a drink, but nobody offered us a bread plate or anything...

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So my family and I have gone to North Pond more than a few times, it's one of our celebration restaurants. Everything had been great up until maybe a year ago or so. My wife, mother and Wife's mother went there for a relatively early dinner.

The first problem started when there was no Valet taking cars. So i waited in the car for someone to come, only to get a call saying "The hostess says someone will be there in 5 minutes". Well five minutes passed by, ten, and eventually twenty minutes later i went looking for a parking space, which took a good 15 minutes, about 5 blocks away. So i get inside and the Hostess looks at me with a shit-eating grin "your party is right this way" Like i couldnt see them sitting at the bar 2 meters away. I exclaimed that she told me someone was on his way to get the car. Her response: "Oh we don't have a valet working today" Well what the hell is her problem. I had been there maybe twenty times before and no problems, the wait staff knew us and was always polite. Whoever this Hostess is RUINED a great little spot in the city. And she was the source of every unsatisfactory time I have gone there. Before she arrived it was my favorite place. Now that she's there, the atmosphere is ruined!

As long as this hostess works there I will never return!

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★★★☆☆

So my family and I have gone to North Pond more than a few times, it's one of our celebration restaurants. Everything had been great up until maybe a year ago or so. My wife, mother and Wife's mother went there for a relatively early dinner.

The first problem started when there was no Valet taking cars. So i waited in the car for someone to come, only to get a call saying "The hostess says someone will be there in 5 minutes". Well five minutes passed by, ten, and eventually twenty minutes later i went looking for a parking space, which took a good 15 minutes, about 5 blocks away. So i get inside and the Hostess looks at me with a shit-eating grin "your party is right this way" Like i couldnt see them sitting at the bar 2 meters away. I exclaimed that she told me someone was on his way to get the car. Her response: "Oh we don't have a valet working today" Well what the hell is her problem. I had been there maybe twenty times before and no problems, the wait staff knew us and was always polite. Whoever this Hostess is RUINED a great little spot in the city. And she was the source of every unsatisfactory time I have gone there. Before she arrived it was my favorite place. Now that she's there, the atmosphere is ruined!

As long as this hostess works there I will never return!

Pros: The Food is near unmatched in the city

Cons: Snooty hostess, a very uptight feel

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We made a reservation for 9 people and were told that we would have to have a set limited menu or be at two separate tables. We opted for the latter. When we arrived, the first of our group was seated and there was an empty table nearby. We asked if the rest of our group could be seated there so we could at least sit near each other. We were told they could not accomodate us on that. When the hostess was pressed on the point, she told us that if she sat us in nearby tables, we would be constantly "visiting" the other table and therbey blocking the aisles and making things diffucult for the waitstaff. She really said this! And in a very rude tone. It is important to note here that almost our entire group was over 60 so rampant table hopping was unlikely. In any event, our friends were given a table on the other side of the room. The table next to us stayed empy the entire evening. We had a good chuckle over the pettiness of the situation (which seemed to be a retaliatory move in reponse to our choice not to have limited menu). The food was lovely. Too bad the service did not rise to the same level.

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★★☆☆☆

We made a reservation for 9 people and were told that we would have to have a set limited menu or be at two separate tables. We opted for the latter. When we arrived, the first of our group was seated and there was an empty table nearby. We asked if the rest of our group could be seated there so we could at least sit near each other. We were told they could not accomodate us on that. When the hostess was pressed on the point, she told us that if she sat us in nearby tables, we would be constantly "visiting" the other table and therbey blocking the aisles and making things diffucult for the waitstaff. She really said this! And in a very rude tone. It is important to note here that almost our entire group was over 60 so rampant table hopping was unlikely. In any event, our friends were given a table on the other side of the room. The table next to us stayed empy the entire evening. We had a good chuckle over the pettiness of the situation (which seemed to be a retaliatory move in reponse to our choice not to have limited menu). The food was lovely. Too bad the service did not rise to the same level.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Rude staff

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Lovely setting, in romantic Frank Lloyd Wright-styled building overlooking North Pond in Lincoln Park. I'm told it was an old park building they remodeled into a restaurant. I'm not sure how they got the rights to the land, but I'm glad they did - it's pure magic. If I had the cash to drop here all the time (and still lived just up the street), I'd be a regular. The food was excellent on both visits, and they are committed to the locally grown/organic/natural principles to great effect. Terrific wine selection. The candies they give you to end the meal are divine. I'd honestly give it 4.5, only because it would be nice get out of here for a bit less of my paycheck... but still, make it here for a special occasion.

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★★★★★

Lovely setting, in romantic Frank Lloyd Wright-styled building overlooking North Pond in Lincoln Park. I'm told it was an old park building they remodeled into a restaurant. I'm not sure how they got the rights to the land, but I'm glad they did - it's pure magic. If I had the cash to drop here all the time (and still lived just up the street), I'd be a regular. The food was excellent on both visits, and they are committed to the locally grown/organic/natural principles to great effect. Terrific wine selection. The candies they give you to end the meal are divine. I'd honestly give it 4.5, only because it would be nice get out of here for a bit less of my paycheck... but still, make it here for a special occasion.

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The setting on a pond in a park is lovely. The Arts & Crafts style decor is striking and unique, but these very good first impressions were offset by the fact that, despite having made our reservation two months in advance, we had to wait 30 minutes for our table. We had a party of 11 people and, therefore, were told we had to narrow of choices for each course to a selection of two. In addition, we had to make this decision TWO WEEKS in advance. We happily complied with this request and narrowed our options for the entree to grass fed beef and Arctic Char. Upon finally sitting down and receiving our "specifically designed menu" we noticed our selection had been changed to Wild Salmon in place of the Arctic Char. Although service was very good, the food did not come anywhere near to being the quality it should have been for a restaurant of this caliber and price. The beef contained so much fat it was impossible to cut through most of it and, in the case of one diner, it had to be replaced with a different cut of meat. Half of the group ordered the Wild Salmon and left it virtually untouched as the preparation was so insipid. Since the manager had been so insistent about us making our dinner choices two weeks in advance, i wish she would have shown us the courtesy of informing us that they needed to make a substitution.

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★★☆☆☆

The setting on a pond in a park is lovely. The Arts & Crafts style decor is striking and unique, but these very good first impressions were offset by the fact that, despite having made our reservation two months in advance, we had to wait 30 minutes for our table. We had a party of 11 people and, therefore, were told we had to narrow of choices for each course to a selection of two. In addition, we had to make this decision TWO WEEKS in advance. We happily complied with this request and narrowed our options for the entree to grass fed beef and Arctic Char. Upon finally sitting down and receiving our "specifically designed menu" we noticed our selection had been changed to Wild Salmon in place of the Arctic Char. Although service was very good, the food did not come anywhere near to being the quality it should have been for a restaurant of this caliber and price. The beef contained so much fat it was impossible to cut through most of it and, in the case of one diner, it had to be replaced with a different cut of meat. Half of the group ordered the Wild Salmon and left it virtually untouched as the preparation was so insipid. Since the manager had been so insistent about us making our dinner choices two weeks in advance, i wish she would have shown us the courtesy of informing us that they needed to make a substitution.

Pros: Setting in Park

Cons: Having to wait 30 minutes when one has a reservation

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An excellent special-occasion place. The setting is unique and the food very well done. The prices are higher than one might expect with $35 the average main course (that means the tax and tip alone on that $35 is $10). My major gripe however is the mark-ups on the wine. Bottles I have seen retail at $30 are $90. I know North Pond is not alone in this, but that much of a profit seems a bit greedy, especially if wine is an integral part of a meal. Come on guys -- don't destroy the goose that lays that golden egg.

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★★★☆☆

An excellent special-occasion place. The setting is unique and the food very well done. The prices are higher than one might expect with $35 the average main course (that means the tax and tip alone on that $35 is $10). My major gripe however is the mark-ups on the wine. Bottles I have seen retail at $30 are $90. I know North Pond is not alone in this, but that much of a profit seems a bit greedy, especially if wine is an integral part of a meal. Come on guys -- don't destroy the goose that lays that golden egg.

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The location of the restaurant is wonderful on the shores of North Pond in Lincoln Park, and the restaurant is very interesting - we loved the decor inside, the lighting, and the atmosphere. It was very cool to think that the building was a former ice skating warming shelter.

As far as the food, it was very good (expensive, but good!) I really appreciate the efforts and using seasonal and organic ingredients, and wished the waitress had talked more about where the different ingredients came from. The service was good in general, but the waitress wasn't really that talkative and could have explained things a bit better without us asking. There were a lot of other servers that brought stuff to our table and explained things when they brought them.

I had frog legs for 1st course, which were quite good, but I probably wouldn't get again, as I found the meat a little weird in texture. My fiancee got a ramp soup with a crab cake - it was phenomenal - so smooth and very very tasty. For dinner I got the duck which was seared to perfection - it was served with the duck tongue and gizzard and a beet broth. I didn't care for the beet broth much, but the meet was very delectable. My fiancee got halibut with an asparagus mousse and a potato pancake thing underneath. The fish was cooked so well and was so tasty, and the potato and asparagus puree were also very good. The only thing we didn't like much was the caviar they put on top - it kind of overpowered things with its salty taste. The wine list was great, and we got some good rose and red wines.

The dessert we ordered was absolutely phenomenal - some of the best dessert ever! Vanilla custard, orange marmelade, donuts - good good stuff.

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★★★★☆

The location of the restaurant is wonderful on the shores of North Pond in Lincoln Park, and the restaurant is very interesting - we loved the decor inside, the lighting, and the atmosphere. It was very cool to think that the building was a former ice skating warming shelter.

As far as the food, it was very good (expensive, but good!) I really appreciate the efforts and using seasonal and organic ingredients, and wished the waitress had talked more about where the different ingredients came from. The service was good in general, but the waitress wasn't really that talkative and could have explained things a bit better without us asking. There were a lot of other servers that brought stuff to our table and explained things when they brought them.

I had frog legs for 1st course, which were quite good, but I probably wouldn't get again, as I found the meat a little weird in texture. My fiancee got a ramp soup with a crab cake - it was phenomenal - so smooth and very very tasty. For dinner I got the duck which was seared to perfection - it was served with the duck tongue and gizzard and a beet broth. I didn't care for the beet broth much, but the meet was very delectable. My fiancee got halibut with an asparagus mousse and a potato pancake thing underneath. The fish was cooked so well and was so tasty, and the potato and asparagus puree were also very good. The only thing we didn't like much was the caviar they put on top - it kind of overpowered things with its salty taste. The wine list was great, and we got some good rose and red wines.

The dessert we ordered was absolutely phenomenal - some of the best dessert ever! Vanilla custard, orange marmelade, donuts - good good stuff.

Pros: Cool location, great dessert, good dishes

Cons: Some service poor

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The setting is so beautiful--it's right on North Pond in Lincoln Park and feels so peaceful. The building used to be a warming house when the pond was used as a skating rink but has been beautifully restored in a Prairie/Arts and Crafts style. The atmosphere was so warm and inviting.

And the food! The food was the best. Make sure to order the special sides--I had the most incredibly delicious spinach. Everything was cooked to perfection with the freshest ingredients and lots of nice innovative little touches. An added bonus is the extensive list of classic re-imagined cocktails!

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★★★★★

The setting is so beautiful--it's right on North Pond in Lincoln Park and feels so peaceful. The building used to be a warming house when the pond was used as a skating rink but has been beautifully restored in a Prairie/Arts and Crafts style. The atmosphere was so warm and inviting.

And the food! The food was the best. Make sure to order the special sides--I had the most incredibly delicious spinach. Everything was cooked to perfection with the freshest ingredients and lots of nice innovative little touches. An added bonus is the extensive list of classic re-imagined cocktails!

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My wife and I invited a prospective client and his wife out to dinner on a Tuesday evening when the weather was close to 0 F. We called North Pond and asked for 7pm, they offered 6 or 8. We chose the latter and arrived at 7:30 to find the restaurant more than half empty. We mentioned our attempt at a 7pm reserevation and got brushed off very flippantly. At our table the ladies asked for martinis but the waitresss indicated that no fresh fruit or flavorings were available and pushed some awful cider as an alternative. When they indicated they didn't like it the response was-"oh well".
When the menu arrived there were several salads offering fresh fruit! But not for martinis! Admittedly the dinner choices were quite good, though the wine list has many obscure french reds and very few choices from california, italy, or spain. There was a tasting menu with selections we would have ordered alone but we were told that ordering individual items was strictly forbidden. The restuarant was now 3/4 empty!
When we were ready to depart, I gave the hostess (with the leastest) the claim checks for our coats. She returned with 3 coats and said in a huff that the other claim ticket did not match up with a man's coat. As if it were I who had put the coats away. Our client/guest offered to go with her and identify his coat. She said (quite snottily) that other people's belongings were back there and she could not allow anyone to enter. He would have to identify the coat and she would retireive it. Mind you, there were now about 8 people left in the restaurant (most were women). She went back and forth a few times, each time becoming more indignant about his inability to identify his coat precisely. When it finally arrived she tossed it to him and said: "It's Dolce and Gabanna, you'd think you'd remember that"! I will remember not to return.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I invited a prospective client and his wife out to dinner on a Tuesday evening when the weather was close to 0 F. We called North Pond and asked for 7pm, they offered 6 or 8. We chose the latter and arrived at 7:30 to find the restaurant more than half empty. We mentioned our attempt at a 7pm reserevation and got brushed off very flippantly. At our table the ladies asked for martinis but the waitresss indicated that no fresh fruit or flavorings were available and pushed some awful cider as an alternative. When they indicated they didn't like it the response was-"oh well".
When the menu arrived there were several salads offering fresh fruit! But not for martinis! Admittedly the dinner choices were quite good, though the wine list has many obscure french reds and very few choices from california, italy, or spain. There was a tasting menu with selections we would have ordered alone but we were told that ordering individual items was strictly forbidden. The restuarant was now 3/4 empty!
When we were ready to depart, I gave the hostess (with the leastest) the claim checks for our coats. She returned with 3 coats and said in a huff that the other claim ticket did not match up with a man's coat. As if it were I who had put the coats away. Our client/guest offered to go with her and identify his coat. She said (quite snottily) that other people's belongings were back there and she could not allow anyone to enter. He would have to identify the coat and she would retireive it. Mind you, there were now about 8 people left in the restaurant (most were women). She went back and forth a few times, each time becoming more indignant about his inability to identify his coat precisely. When it finally arrived she tossed it to him and said: "It's Dolce and Gabanna, you'd think you'd remember that"! I will remember not to return.

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North Pond is a great place to go if you're in the lincoln park area. All of the meals are made with organic and local ingredients which give them certain flavors that you just cant get anywhere else.

Also, the wine list has fantastic domestic wines

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★★★★☆

North Pond is a great place to go if you're in the lincoln park area. All of the meals are made with organic and local ingredients which give them certain flavors that you just cant get anywhere else.

Also, the wine list has fantastic domestic wines

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North Pond did not start off on a good note with me from the get go. I made a reservation for five people, and they require a credit card for reservations of that size or more. This was a bit annoying. (If you don't cancel within 24 hours, they will charge your card $20 per person.) Our reservation was for a Sunday night at 6:30. Three days before I called to see if I could switch the time to 7:00 to accommodate my out of town guests. They said no and offered no alternatives. However, I took note when I was in the restaurant that there were plenty of open tables the entire time we dined -- granted they were tables for four, but they could've easily put two together for our party. When we passed on the drinks our waitress was visibly annoyed. Then we asked how big the first courses are, because we wanted to split a few among the five of us, and it was as if we were speaking a different language. She stumbled over her words, and said "I don't know, first courses aren't usualy shared, but I guess you could." She made us feel stupid for even thinking about sharing. (We ordered three and they were all delightful and easy to share, by the way. They weren't huge but everyone was able to get a taste.) The entrees were great as well -- I had the walleye and ate every bite. It was, surprisingly, a decent size. The pasta dish wasn't nearly as large. The dessert I ordered (a fancy chocolate cake) was delectable as well. Throughout the night, though, the waitress seemed annoyed with us and was the most cold, unfriendly server I've ever had, which was what compelled me to write. She had absolutely no personality and never smiled. When you go out to dinner at an expensive restaurant, you expect to be treated kindly; this experience was far from that. It's a shame because I enjoyed the food and the ambience is charming. But the service ruined it for me -- I won't be coming back.

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★★☆☆☆

North Pond did not start off on a good note with me from the get go. I made a reservation for five people, and they require a credit card for reservations of that size or more. This was a bit annoying. (If you don't cancel within 24 hours, they will charge your card $20 per person.) Our reservation was for a Sunday night at 6:30. Three days before I called to see if I could switch the time to 7:00 to accommodate my out of town guests. They said no and offered no alternatives. However, I took note when I was in the restaurant that there were plenty of open tables the entire time we dined -- granted they were tables for four, but they could've easily put two together for our party. When we passed on the drinks our waitress was visibly annoyed. Then we asked how big the first courses are, because we wanted to split a few among the five of us, and it was as if we were speaking a different language. She stumbled over her words, and said "I don't know, first courses aren't usualy shared, but I guess you could." She made us feel stupid for even thinking about sharing. (We ordered three and they were all delightful and easy to share, by the way. They weren't huge but everyone was able to get a taste.) The entrees were great as well -- I had the walleye and ate every bite. It was, surprisingly, a decent size. The pasta dish wasn't nearly as large. The dessert I ordered (a fancy chocolate cake) was delectable as well. Throughout the night, though, the waitress seemed annoyed with us and was the most cold, unfriendly server I've ever had, which was what compelled me to write. She had absolutely no personality and never smiled. When you go out to dinner at an expensive restaurant, you expect to be treated kindly; this experience was far from that. It's a shame because I enjoyed the food and the ambience is charming. But the service ruined it for me -- I won't be coming back.

Pros: Good food and atmosphere

Cons: Poor service

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In the most beautiful Lincoln Park location, nothing about North Pond falls short for the diner. The food is delicately seasoned, enhancing the freshness while showcasing the kitchen's talent. (Anything involving beets is to die for!) Service is solicitous, competent, and blissfully unobtrusive. Crumbs are swept away, silverware replaced, and delicious bread and butter replenished all in a mere moment. Having gone there for a very special occasion (engagement), I recommend it to all, for any reason. We were made to feel special, catered to, and left utterly content. It certainly is expensive, but well worth it.

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★★★★★

In the most beautiful Lincoln Park location, nothing about North Pond falls short for the diner. The food is delicately seasoned, enhancing the freshness while showcasing the kitchen's talent. (Anything involving beets is to die for!) Service is solicitous, competent, and blissfully unobtrusive. Crumbs are swept away, silverware replaced, and delicious bread and butter replenished all in a mere moment. Having gone there for a very special occasion (engagement), I recommend it to all, for any reason. We were made to feel special, catered to, and left utterly content. It certainly is expensive, but well worth it.

Pros: Beautiful and so romantic

Cons: brunch and taxis

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I went to the restaurant after proposing to my girlfriend and had told them in advance - the food was absolutely spectacular, and the service was attentive to detail. We got a seat next to the fireplace, with a view of the Chicago skyline behind us - an absolutely perfect experience overall, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good date spot. The fact that most cab drivers can't locate it, adds a bit to the charm of walking down a footpath into a park to find the restaurant.

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★★★★★

I went to the restaurant after proposing to my girlfriend and had told them in advance - the food was absolutely spectacular, and the service was attentive to detail. We got a seat next to the fireplace, with a view of the Chicago skyline behind us - an absolutely perfect experience overall, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good date spot. The fact that most cab drivers can't locate it, adds a bit to the charm of walking down a footpath into a park to find the restaurant.

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We recently took my husband to North Pond for his 40th Birthday dinner. While the atmosphere is lovely and the waitstaff is very experienced the food leaves a bit to be desired. The food is just plain bland. I had the Halibut which had ZERO flavor to it. My husband and another friend had the pork chop and again it was completely bland - no spices, sauces, glaze, nothing. For an appetizer my husband and a friend ordered this tuna dish and it came out with the smallest pieces of tuna you can imagine, I would've been embarrassed if I were the chef who plated that dish - and they had the nerve to ask $14 per plate. We walked out with a bill over $400 for 4 guests. We did have two bottles of wine which were each $60 but keep in mind we did not have dessert , coffees or after dinner drinks at the restaurant since I had made a coconut cheesecake at home. I was pleased with the atmosphere and sometimes that makes up for so-so food but in this case with these prices I must say we will not return which is quite unfortunate since we are walking distance to North Pond. Save your money and go to Mertiage, Roy's, Mas, any one of those places which all serve excellent Halibut (with flavor!).

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★★★☆☆

We recently took my husband to North Pond for his 40th Birthday dinner. While the atmosphere is lovely and the waitstaff is very experienced the food leaves a bit to be desired. The food is just plain bland. I had the Halibut which had ZERO flavor to it. My husband and another friend had the pork chop and again it was completely bland - no spices, sauces, glaze, nothing. For an appetizer my husband and a friend ordered this tuna dish and it came out with the smallest pieces of tuna you can imagine, I would've been embarrassed if I were the chef who plated that dish - and they had the nerve to ask $14 per plate. We walked out with a bill over $400 for 4 guests. We did have two bottles of wine which were each $60 but keep in mind we did not have dessert , coffees or after dinner drinks at the restaurant since I had made a coconut cheesecake at home. I was pleased with the atmosphere and sometimes that makes up for so-so food but in this case with these prices I must say we will not return which is quite unfortunate since we are walking distance to North Pond. Save your money and go to Mertiage, Roy's, Mas, any one of those places which all serve excellent Halibut (with flavor!).

Pros: Beautiful Room, Professional Waitstaff, After Dinner Walk

Cons: Too Pricey, Food doesn't Have any Flavor

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I like beer bars and irish pubs. My wife likes to have the bread plate on he left and multiple courses. It was her turn to choose the place so we went to North Pond. It's the only place I'd want to put a tie on and go back. Everything was great! From the opening martini to the port with dessert and everything in between. Had to wait 15 minutes for our reservation but thats something I wish every restaurant would fix. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

I like beer bars and irish pubs. My wife likes to have the bread plate on he left and multiple courses. It was her turn to choose the place so we went to North Pond. It's the only place I'd want to put a tie on and go back. Everything was great! From the opening martini to the port with dessert and everything in between. Had to wait 15 minutes for our reservation but thats something I wish every restaurant would fix. Highly recommended!

Pros: Romantic

Cons: Hard to find

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We went to North Pond to celebrate our birthdays and anniversay, which fall in a three-week span, and had a wonderful experience. Everything from the setting to wine to food to service was superb. We'll be back to celebrate more special occasions!

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★★★★★

We went to North Pond to celebrate our birthdays and anniversay, which fall in a three-week span, and had a wonderful experience. Everything from the setting to wine to food to service was superb. We'll be back to celebrate more special occasions!

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I am very surprised by the reviews on this site! I have eaten at North Pond several times and have found it to be one of the best restaurants in the city. It is in a beautiful location and has absolutely wonderful food. This is where my partner and I go for special occasions because we know we will have a great meal in the most romatic setting.

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★★★★★

I am very surprised by the reviews on this site! I have eaten at North Pond several times and have found it to be one of the best restaurants in the city. It is in a beautiful location and has absolutely wonderful food. This is where my partner and I go for special occasions because we know we will have a great meal in the most romatic setting.

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we had a similar experience at North Pond. we'd been so excited to go there for so long, and we finally went for my husband's birthday. very rude and snobby service, and we were seated at a tiny booth table between 2 loud families with babies. my husband ordered the grilled salmon, and they served totally raw. he asked to have it sent back to the kitchen, and the waiter had the audacity to tell us that that would upset the chef, and that it was supposed to be served that way. atrocious.

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★☆☆☆☆

we had a similar experience at North Pond. we'd been so excited to go there for so long, and we finally went for my husband's birthday. very rude and snobby service, and we were seated at a tiny booth table between 2 loud families with babies. my husband ordered the grilled salmon, and they served totally raw. he asked to have it sent back to the kitchen, and the waiter had the audacity to tell us that that would upset the chef, and that it was supposed to be served that way. atrocious.

Cons: rude

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If you like terrible service, rude wait staff and bad food check out North Pond Restaurant. This place was not worth a fraction of what they charge for food or dining. I will HAPPILY tell EVERYONE I know NEVER TO STEP FOOT IN THIS JOINT! We went to North Pond expecting a pleasant evening, wonderful food and service. We were tremendously disappointed. The food was mediocre and overpriced for the tiny portions. The staff pretentious. The hostess clueless! Granted, I have a background with a 5 Diamond hotel property and I was not expecting perfection. I would not normally slam another restaurant. We wrote a letter of complaint to the Executive Chef and finally received a response 3 weeks later without any attempt to compensate us for the disastrous waste of money we had at their so-called First Class establishment.

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If you like terrible service, rude wait staff and bad food check out North Pond Restaurant. This place was not worth a fraction of what they charge for food or dining. I will HAPPILY tell EVERYONE I know NEVER TO STEP FOOT IN THIS JOINT! We went to North Pond expecting a pleasant evening, wonderful food and service. We were tremendously disappointed. The food was mediocre and overpriced for the tiny portions. The staff pretentious. The hostess clueless! Granted, I have a background with a 5 Diamond hotel property and I was not expecting perfection. I would not normally slam another restaurant. We wrote a letter of complaint to the Executive Chef and finally received a response 3 weeks later without any attempt to compensate us for the disastrous waste of money we had at their so-called First Class establishment.

Cons: Pretentious Staff, Over Priced, Horrendous Service

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Gear up for a fine ride with French-meets-seasonal American cuisine from chef Bruce Sherman. The menu is always changing, but here's an idea of what's in store: a soft-boiled farm egg with golden sweetbreads, roasted dates, shaved fennel…

 

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