North Pond Restaurant*


North Pond provides one of the most distinctive settings in the city for private social and business events. Our front room, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, is the perfect setting in which to begin your evening. As your guests enjoy a cocktail and hors d’ouevres, they can gaze through the windows onto the pond and Chicago’s skyline. During summer months, the doors can be opened to allow your guests to enjoy the warmth of the season while in the comfort of the room.

For seated service during dinner, our main dining room can accommodate up to ninety guests. Decorated in the Arts and Crafts tradition, the ambience of the room creates a warm environment. Our dedicated and attentive staff will be sure your guests have everything they need throughout the event.

Our event menus feature the finest ingredients of the season. We look forward to creating the menu with you, gladly tailoring the dishes to meet your guests’ needs. We are also happy to assist you with a wine selection. Our wine list is created with the same philosophy as our menu, including many boutique houses that produce exemplary wines.

For a cocktail reception, North Pond can be transformed into a spacious and inviting location for up to 110 guests. Your menu will be selected from a list of seasonal hors d’ouevres. Our chef is also happy to create new items with your tastes in mind.

Whether celebrating your marriage at a seated dinner or thanking your employees for their hard work at a cocktail reception, we are sure that you will be happy that you selected North Pond as your destination.

The restaurant is generally available for private dinners throughout the entire week.

For more information please contact us at 773.477.5845 or by using the form below.

Due to construction blocking our Lakeview & Deming Valet area, we have temporarily relocated our Valet and Taxi drop off locations:

Valet Parking
We offer valet parking during dinner and Sunday brunch for $10 per vehicle. Drop-off is at the Gazebo on Stockton Drive, on the west side of the park. There is limited street parking along Stockton and Cannon (please watch for time and snow restrictions), and there are a few garages available on Clark.

The best taxi drop-off is at 2610 North Cannon, on the West side of the street. A North Pond Sign marks the spot where a taxi can enter. From there, the restaurant is a short walk into the park.

Bus: 151 Sheridan uses the Roslyn (just south of us on Stockton) and Wrightwood (just north of us on Stockton) stops.
156 Belmont only stops at the Nature Museum.



At North Pond we believe it important to link concern for sustainable cuisine to the pleasures of everyday fine dining. In an effort to make this connection, one dollar has been added to the price of each of the bottles of wine on the list as a donation to the non-profit charitable organizations listed below.

We match each of these donations with an additional dollar from our restaurant revenue, in order to double the contribution to these vital organizations. Their inclusion on the list is based on their work to help preserve diverse food choices, contribute to the local community, support local farmers, and help commit to a more sustainable future. Please feel free to contact the groups directly if you wish to find out more about the important charitable work they do.

Environment Illinois

Environment Illinois researches the challenges confronting the state environment and works to educate the public about raising awareness of the issues.  The organization works to help empower state citizens to voice their opinions when important decisions are being made. Environment Illinois works to maintain a healthy atmosphere by promoting sustainable agriculture, solar energy use and –most importantly—the involvement of the people, at all levels.

Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP)

The Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) formed to establish “community rare-fruit orchards” in Chicago. These orchards, designed for reclaimed urban spaces, are dedicated to preserving a few of the thousands of varieties of fruit trees no longer commonly grown by commercial producers. Using empty lots for these orchards creates beautiful open spaces in urban areas otherwise devoid of natural settings and provides educational opportunities for our children. Fruit produced from these orchards will be distributed throughout the community and sold, with the funds collected used to help finance the project.

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (Moses)

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a non-profit project committed to the education of organic farmers and those who aspire to become organic. What began as a small movement in Central Wisconsin is now, 20 years later, one of the leading organic education services for farmers throughout the Midwest. Resources provided by MOSES include a bi-monthly publication, educational conferences, field training workshops, and a networking community for farmers throughout the upper Midwest.

North Pond Conservancy

The Lincoln Park Conservancy preserves and enhances the natural, historical and cultural assets of Lincoln Park through restoration, management, advocacy, and stewardship. This volunteer maintenance benefits the environment while also providing opportunities for education and community involvement. The Conservancy picks up where the Chicago Park District leaves off, taking on projects that are important to Lincoln Park, but do not fit into the city budget. The conservancy creates and runs programs promoting understanding, appreciation and awareness of the restored park site.

Listing Information

Award Winning,Catering,Dinner,Fine Dining,Functions,Lunch,Private Room,Weddings

Pricey - $36 - $60




Car Park


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