Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkersamerican.com/
  • Phone: (630) 960-5700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Patrick McLaughlin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music on Friday - Saturday evenings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in private lot.
A word from Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Parkers' Restaurant and Bar is a chef driven, full service, contemporary American restaurant & bar serving lunch, dinner and private functions. The restaurant features fresh fish & seafood along with high quality meat and pasta preparations. The ambiance reflects a relaxed sophistication emphasizing a mosaic tiled, open kitchen adjacent to a refined, 150-seat dining room featuring fabulous hardwood decor. The 50-seat cocktail lounge offers live piano jazz on Thursday-Saturday evenings.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Parkers' Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)fit for foodies (71)neighborhood gem (60)good for groups (55)romantic (46)notable wine list (39)vibrant bar scene (23)great for lunch (18)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Perfect for a business meal
    Drame
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This menu is great for a group due to the variety of offerings. Everything was well prepared and attractively presented. The large tables accommodate business lunches well (you are not on top of each other). I had the crispy crab cakes sandwich and it was delicious. The blackened tilapia tacos were also a standout. One of our diners hates fish and he was extremely happy with the grilled chicken salad. Service was perfect - attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was excellent. The food was awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Having a picky eater he was able to find something on the menu and did not leave anything on his plate. The whole staff on duty the night of Nov. 15, 2014 were friendly and inviting. Was able to meet the Chef and Souse Chef both gentlemen were polite and made sure we were pleased with our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    BigD
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Pleasant upscale dining without the chain restaurant feel. Superb service. Get the Calamari.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    A wonderful dining experience. The jazz combo in the bar with a pre-dinner cocktail helped to start the evening off right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience!
    tracy5849
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The service is impeccable, and food delicious! I enjoyed the tuna special as it melted in my mouth! Wonderful spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit more than casual dining.
    Glvw0414
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Prices were higher than expected. Would return for a special occasion. It isn't a place where I would just drop in. Location is convenient to major streets. Valet parking. Definitely need reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed the entire experience
    mscarrot
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The atmosphere was relaxing, the food was great, the waiter very helpful and friendly. I really appreciated the waiter's attentiveness to my need for a gluten-free diet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Perfection
    MeateaterVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    from warm greeting, great, quiet, comfortable atmoshere, to great service and food, and finally, reasonble prices to boot. thank you Parkers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence persists
    JustineVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This place just seems to know how to run a restaurant. Attentive, non-intrusive service, wonderful food, delightful atmosphere. The planked trout was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    RubendennyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    but unfortunately this time, the service was not at the standard I've become used to in the lounge. Soup with no spoons, cold drink without straw, had to ask for beverage refills. Nothing awful, just not up to par. The food was great as always.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as it gets!
    DinnerNut
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As in the past, Parkers' Restaurant does what it takes to make a wonderful Saturday evening dining experience. The appetizers were scrumptious, only to be exceeded by the main course, which was Bouillabaisse. It was everything we hoped it would be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First experience at Parker's
    Loren
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Overall a very good experience. Service was spot on, food was very good and the dining room had a pleasing club feel. One suggestion would be to dim the lights a bit during the dinner hour, much too bright for my liking it diminished the ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Polaca
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is not our first time at Parkers. We usually order the bouillabaisse which is excellent. This time I decided to try the special swordfish and had to send it back. The fish was not properly cooked and the eggplant sauce was too sweet. At ordering the server told us that we could always order something different if we did not liked what we ordered. Their service is impeccable. I ordered the mahi mahi with sautéed spinach which was excellent. To our taste, the main dish accompaniments are too sweet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's birthday
    JustLouis
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I was looking for a place that we've never been, to celebrate my wife's birthday. In my search I found, Parkers', and it did not disappoint. Our waiter was very attentive throughout our meal. Service was quick and accurate. We would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robin
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A lovely meal with excellent, attentive, but non-intrusive service. The fish was delicious, the presentation was attractive and the sides wre interesting, but not overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This was a nice night out for an above average dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great meal with some unique tastes. Service matched the food. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone loves good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    MVorel
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We always enjoy our evening when we dine here. The food choices are great, the flavors are outstanding and the staff support prompt and not intrusive, no hovering about nor neglect. One night soon or maybe on a weekend I will try the bar to discover how the service stacks up. Live music is also enticing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was even better. Our waitress could not have been more helpful and patient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parkers for Special Occasions
    RojoVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Chose this place because I always wanted to try it and thought it would be a good special occasion place. And it is! Lovely restaurant. If I would have known they have a fireplace, I would have requested that table. Excellent service. Great piano bar area. Can't wait to go back. And food is excellent, too. Our waiter Eric made my birthday celebration extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pick Parkers
    Harvey
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Never had a less than perfect dining experience. Love their Boullabaisse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful as always on sweetist day
    davetf
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    wonderful as always.. food always fresh and well-prepared.. attention to detail. love the south beach salad with mango, salmon, greens presented in a tower.. cheese, spinach, crab dip with pretzel bites.. delicious but with greater emphasis on veggies and less on the crab that i would have liked. both entrees just delicious.. swordfish topped with crab and sauce with base or garnish of sweet-sour eggplant, sweet potato puree, short ribs entree for date also made her smile... service crisp, attentive, not rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better request a nice table
    Born68
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. However, we were placed in a room that far off from the true atmosphere of the restaurant. My husband said he felt like he was in a banquet room and ready to have lunch after a funeral. My recommendation is to be sure you request a nice table.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Typically parkers has great service but we were disappointed with our server. My husband asked for a lime with his drink twice and we still never received. No cream and sugar with coffee. They missed the mark this time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Safe Bet
    PANge0
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Last minute reservation for a business dinner. The service was patient as our party arrived at different times. The menu and food were both above average but not over the top. Overall, a nice evening of food and cocktails. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reliable for seafood
    lisabird
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We made a last minutes reservation and were happy to get in on a Saturday night. The clam chowder was warming on a chilly night and delicious! The wood grilled octopus was good but did not have as much of a grilled flavor as I remembered. I had the scallops prepared in the basic fashion; I received a plate of white scallops, white potatoes and a bit or sun dried tomatoes for a garnish... it really need something green and I am surprised the chef sent it out that way. However, I ordered brussel sprouts and they made a difference. My husband ordered bouillabaisse which was delicious but more like cioppino. The toffee creme brulee was a nice ending with press pot coffee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall good dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I went out on our weekly date night and wanted to try their seafood. We have the octopus which was actually kind of a small serving but good. We then had the beet salad which was quite plain and had very little dressing. I have the mahi mahi special which was pretty good. My wife have the lamb chops, which were ok but nothing special. While the food was good, it was just good (not great).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MidgeVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoy sitting in the lounge and listening to the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weeknight birthday celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went to Parkers to celebrate a birthday. Great food & service. Delicious beet salad. Salmon salad beautiful presentation & delicious. Seafood special "swordfish dynamite" very tasty. Crab legs were very expensive. Our waitress was very good, although the waiter taking care of the table next to us was rude to her. Overall, the evening was very pleasant & we would return. Next time we want to try the lounge for apps & drinks while music plays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Stars!!!!!
    NorthwoodsGuy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We enjoyed several wonderful 1/2 price appetizers in bar area with drinks as well as some regular menu items. Service was very good and wait staff generally speaking was very attentive. Blackened Tilapia Won Tons, lobster roll and lobster Mac and Cheese were all exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MonBa
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We always enjoy dining at Parkers! Food is well prepared and the service is always attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    GREATPLACE
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and another couple took me here for my 28th Birthday dinner. The food was amazing and the service was awesome! I do not eat seafood so I was happy to see several other choices. Everything was great! Thanks Parkers for making my 28th Birthday one to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disapointed
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Been to Parker's many times but this last time was below par. My whitefish was not fresh nor well prepared-dry and tasteless. Service too was not up to Parker's standards. We were seated right next to service station even though no other diners were there! And waitress was less than attentive. Had to chase her down to order coffee and she never asked us how was our meal. Rushed us to order even though I told her we were not ready. Very disappointing. I will go elsewhere next time I want to have a fine dining event.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so so this time
    Giagia
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The reason I gave it at least two stars is because all our other times was very good, this time not so good. What I ordered was the white fish and thank goodness my husband switched his braised short ribs with mine because I couldn't eat mine. Way to fishy tasting. Never had a white fish cooked like this and now I know I don't like it there. My Caesar salad was fine and the dessert was fine. Strangely when they sat us they walked us all the way down to the back of the restaurant and we had reservations made for over a week. The restaurant was not really crowded either. The bar was for happy hour. We were in a separated enclosed room. If this was our first experience we would have never returned.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very good food and service. Enjoyed a lovely evening. Appreciated being placed in a smaller room which was more quiet than in the main room. Cotton candy dessert was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to Parker's many times and for many special occasions, i.e. anniversary, birthday etc.. As usual our special request for romantic, private table location was met. All the staff made sure to mention our anniversary to include special food treats and visit by the manager. Food was great as usual incuding the crab cakes, calamari, and key lime pie. We tried the lobster mac and cheese for the first time, which we shared, and it was very good and plenty for two after the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • less than stellar
    JRussell
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my third visit to Parker's. My first was Memorial Day weekend, and the food and service were quite good. I returned in the summer, and the food was okay, but not as special as before. My recent visit unfortunately continued my impression that the food is adequate but quite pricey for what you receive. Service was less than stellar. Cocktails took at least 15 minutes to arrive after ordering, and not as requested. Not wanting to wait longer, I did not tell the waitress but did when I ordered the second one. Salads were quite tasty, but the main courses arrived while still eating them. I ordered the scallops for the main course - nice presentation, but $30.00 for 3 scallops seemed exorbitant. Won't return anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hank
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were a party of three with two eating seafood and one eating braised boneless beef rib. Everything was perfectly prpared and delicious, and the service was impeccable. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fromelmVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The pate appetizer was good but to much for one person. The polenta fries were real good. The tilapia and white fish we had were very good. Our server Lynda was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    RJS6675
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to Parker's several times and always enjoy the food and the atmosphere! The chef always does a wonderful job and the service is great. The only issue we had this time was that we requested a table outside so we could enjoy the beautiful weather but it was too close to dusk and the Mosquitos made a feast out of us - other than that - we had a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate