Parrot Cage - Washburne Culinary Institute
Parrot Cage excellent valueFine food with good service in a cool dining room in the old country club. We had a window table so we look out on the grounds.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Outing!I love the atmosphere- like the dining room looking out into the park listening to Live Jazz. The service was friendly and the food (Brunch) was very good. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and will come back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGive it a tryTook my husband for his birthday with our teenage son. They loved the view and the location. They were a little less happy with the food. Service is always excellent but the cooking is a little sporadic. The first time I went, I was with friends. The food was great. That was about two years ago. Food consistency would help a great deal. Service was A plus all the way including the hostess. There was a problem with my reservation and she called to help me clear things up. Great customer service! My boys don't want to come back but I will give it another try. Anyone can have an off day.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place!Wonderful service, very laid back didn't feel rushed, great food and friendly employees!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJazz BrunchFor the first time we attended the Smooth Jazz Brunh and it was wonderful. We have dined at the Parrot Cage, but not as often as I would like to.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location and a gemBeautiful location and a gem of a facility
Brunch had a large array of food with several dishes not normally served at a brunch. The food was delicious and well prepared.
The staff was warm, friendly and very attentive.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the Parrot Cage. TheI love the Parrot Cage. The brunch is great and I'm never disappointed.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe live entertainment addsThe live entertainment adds to the ambiance of the scenic view. There's nothing like seeing the Chicago lakefront as a backdrop to any occasion.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE MUSIC DURING BRUNCH ONTHE MUSIC DURING BRUNCH ON SUNDAY 04-21-13 WAS EXTREMELY LOUD AND DISTURBING.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI went specifically for theI went specifically for the Smooth Jazz Brunch presented by Rick Odell and Smoothjazzchicago.net. Jim Peterick and Lifeforce were wonderful as was the Harold Washington Jazz Ensemble. I will definitely attend another Smooth Jazz Brunch.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the food and the JazzEnjoyed the food and the Jazz performances were a definite bonus!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Parrot Cage is locatedThe Parrot Cage is located inside the beautiful and historic South Shore Cultural Center on the lakefront. I have attended many Smooth Jazz brunches there, which are usually hosted in the Solarium, a very grand room with beautiful views of the lakefront. The price is very reasonable for an all-you-can-eat buffet, including non-alcoholic drinks. My family and I always have a great time, and I would recommend it to anyone. Very nice!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been wanting to eat atHave been wanting to eat at the Parrot Cage for a long time and I am so glad we did. Enjoyed it tremendously.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second visit inThis was my second visit in approx five years. Me and my guests enjoyed the food and the atmosphere4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMour new favorite perchWe love the Parrot Cage! It is reasonable and the quality is excellent. Our only complaint was that our party of 10 was seated at a table more suitable for 8, but it was a busy Easter brunch day, so understandable. The staff was efficient and friendly, and the brunch asortment was extensive. If the weather ever turns warmer, it would be nice to stroll along the beach after taking in all that great food!
Don't let the fact that the place is staffed by students prevent you from going. Although we were told that Easter's staff were not students, when we've dined there in the past, they were, and the service and food were every bit as good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwe were a group of 5--2 fromwe were a group of 5--2 from out of town-- good ambiance for conversation-- it was probably an unusually quiet evening-- Easter week-end, Friday dinner at 8-- Good Friday. Restaurant was low populated..... servers were very good & we enjoyed our food. did not look at the wine list, so not applicable to answer-- have not tried brunch yet, but will soon... thanks!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location; good food;Great location; good food; attentive staff. Quite impressive.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM