mfk.

Spanish Tapas

  • 89
  • 2015 Best Seafood
  • 2015 Best New Restaurant
Overview

mfk. is a below street level seafood retreat serving Spanish-influenced fare in an intimate, sunny space on the edge of Lincoln Park. Named after beloved food writer, M.F.K. Fisher, the ever-changing seafood selection draws in diners for the likes of “Cataplana” fisherman’s stew laden with cobia collar, clams, and shrimp, paired with international wines and festive cocktails.

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Accolades

  • Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016
  • Number 28: Phil Vettel's Top 50 Restaurants 2016 - Chicago Tribune
  • Three stars from the Chicago Tribune 2014
  • Top 10 Best New Restaurants 2015 — Chicago Tribune
  • Where to Eat Right Now 2014 — Eater Chicago

Menu for mfk.

Wine Menu

White

  • Hirsch 2013 Kamptal grüner veltliner
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • La Vida al Camp 2013 Cava Brut NV macabeu, xarello, paraellada
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Nanclares 2015 "Dandelion" Rías Baixas DO albariño
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • Colterenzio 2015 Südtirol Alto Adige gewürztraminer
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Malabaila di Canale 2014 Langhe Favorita DOC favorita
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Herencia Altes 2014 Terra Alta garnatxa blanca
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • André et Mireille Tissot NV "Extra Brut" Crémant du Jura pinot noir, chardonnay, poulsard, trousseau
    $68.00
  • Domaine de la Pépière 2015 Muscadet melon de bourgogne
    $36.00
  • Owen Roe Sharecropper's 2015 Yakima Valley chardonnay
    $54.00

Rose

  • Domaine Dozon 2015 Rosé Chinon AOC cabernet franc
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Aradon 2015 Rioja DOC garnatxa
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Dyckerhoff 2015 "Petit Gris" Reuilly AOC pinot gris
    $56.00

Red

  • Marcel Lapierre 2015 'Raisins Gaulois' Vin de France gamay, chilled
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Bodegas Pinuaga 2015 "La Senda" La Mancha merlot, tempranillo
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Bernard Baudry 2015 "Les Granges" Chinon cabernet franc
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Buil & Giné 2013 "Giné Giné" Priorat garnacha, cariñena
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Domaine le Chesnaies 2010 Cuvée Danaé Chinon cabernet franc
    $70.00
  • R. Lopez de Heredia 2007 "Viña Cubillo" Rioja DOC tempranillo, garnacho, mazuelo, graciano
    $75.00

Main Menu

I

  • Ceviche squid ink tostada, guacamole
    $14.00
  • Boquerones pickled fresno, citrus-garlic olive oil
    $12.00
  • Cantabrian Salt-Cured Anchovies butter, lemon zest
    $12.00
  • Crunchy Prawn Heads xato, breadcrumb
    $9.00
  • Pintxos Board selection changes daily
    $14.00
  • Croquettes smoked ham, snowfields cheese, red-eye dijon
    $14.00
  • Aguachile shrimp, cucumber, jícama, avocado
    $12.00

II

  • Tortilla Española salt cod brandade, frisée
    $12.00
  • Roasted Rapini toasted pepitas, butternut squash purée
    $12.00
  • Braised Brussel Sprouts tomato, manchego crisp
    $14.00
  • Fideos toasted vermicelli, piperade, saffron
    $12.00

III

  • P.E.I. Mussels cider, celtic herbs, creme fraiche
    $16.00
  • Manila Clams spanish chorizo, potato, salmorejo
    $18.00
  • Albondigas pork & veal, bizkaina, celery root purée
    $16.00
  • Grilled Skirt Steak xato, chimichurri
    $26.00
  • Cataplana saffron rice, shellfish, tomato
    $34.00

Drink Menu

Cocktails

  • Caipirinha cachaça, demerara syrup, lime, angostura
    $9.00
  • Walking Spanglish jalapeño infused tequila, grapefruit, lime, absinthe
    $11.00
  • Porch Swing bourbon, lemon, ginger, angostura
    $10.00
  • Young & Hungry gin, fino sherry, peychaud's aperitif, orange bitters
    $11.00
  • Bless Their Hearts vodka, pêche de vigne, ginger, lemon, violette
    $10.00
  • Wayward Son mezcal, amer fluer de joie, angostura, orange bitters
    $12.00
  • 22 Doubloons pisco, spiced pear, goldwasser, cava
    Serves 2 $22.00
  • Slow Dinghy overproof rum, mezcal, black strap, pineapple, coconut, lime
    Serves 2-3 $30.00

Beer

  • Seattle Cider: Dry seattle / cider
    $8.00
  • Avery: El Gose colorado, / sour ale
    $6.00
  • Marz: Jungle Boogie bridgeport / pale wheat
    $7.00
  • Oskar Blues: Beerito colorado / mexican lager
    $6.00
  • Off Color: Apex Predator logan sq. / farmhouse ale
    $7.00
  • Two Brothers: Sidekick warrenville / pale ale
    $6.00

Valentine's Day 2017

Amuse Bouche

  • West Coast Oyster, Ginger-Blood Orange Mignonette

First

  • Grilled Octopus, Warm Vinaigrette, Snap Peas, Migas

Second

  • Baked Spanish Rice, Lobster, Prawn, Mussels

Third

  • Braised Beef Cheeks, Red Wine Jus, Celery Root Purée

Dessert

  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, Strawberry Coulis, Chocolate

432 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Intimate, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (773) 857-2540
  • Private Dining Room: No