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Parachute

4.7
792 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
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We are a 40-seat neighborhood restaurant that serves globally inspired cuisine, that we like to call Korean American. Please understand although we strive to serve food and drink with distinction we are still a small independent family run restaurant. No smoke and mirrors here. Just food from the heart. Our space is limited and our staff is small. We believe that we have the ability and resources to make all of our guests happy while dining in our "home" (as we see it). It can get loud in here when we are full but we believe this adds to the convivial atmosphere we provide. We are always happy here and this shows in the spirit of our restaurant. We look forward to serving you with all of our hearts and a smile!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Korean, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5 pm - 11 pm,

Phone Reservations: Monday - Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm
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Phone number
(773) 654-1460
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark
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Cross street
Elston & Troy
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Parking details
Free parking is abundant on Elston and side streets.
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Public transit
From Belmont/Kimball Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile or can take Kimball bus
North to Addison and walk from there.

From Addison Blue line: Either walk .6 of a mile East on Addison or take the Addison bus to Elston.

From Lakeview area: Take the Addison bus West to Elston
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
What 792 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved it. We had a reservation to celebrate a big birthday. Hostesses made sure we had a nice table. I had cauliflower (I’m a vegetarian) and my boyfriend had the noodle and chicken curry. We shared the vegetable tempura. All so good. Drinks were great. Try this place!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I had a great time and really enjoyed the food. We were seated next to really friendly people and we tried a variety of cuisines. Great place!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service, they were all so attentive! Great food as usual.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Chef’f tasting was excellent!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Really good variety of dishes and tastes

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Incredible combinations of flavors, executed beautifully. Service is very attentive, yet relaxed. The wine list had great variety without being outlandishly priced (I can't stand going to a restaurant where over half the bottles are more expensive than 4 entrees) The staff, front and back of house had a pride in what they serve and how, without becoming snooty or arrogant. Staffs' product knowledge was excellent

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Incredible food; smart and attentive staff.
Planning our next visit already!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious food-Great staff-wonderful experience- glad we checked it out

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was excellent as was presentation. Service was attentive and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always great food, cocktails, and service!
One of our favorite dining spots in Chicago.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Had reso for Four at 8pm, then our friend’s nephew unexpectedly came into town. I called to add him and they gladly complied, and asked that we come in 15mins later to make sure accommodations worked out.

The water glasses were cute but small so we were constantly filling them, both ourselves and our server. We had our own table versus communal dining so we were ecstatic!

LOVED the baked potato bing bread and butter! Should have gotten the whole one. We had the broccoli salad - it had something chewy sweet in it and it had a middle eastern taste to it - turns out there were dates in it and Moroccan spices. Loved the veggie tempura - so light and crispy! I enjoyed the squid ink conchiglie and the yuba cannelloni, but I think there were alfalfa-ish sprouts on The cannelloni so it tasted earthy. We had the bibim bop with yellowfish tuna - that combo threw me for a loop because I’ve never had bibim bop with fish - I cannot say i would order it again. But, in their defense, the Fish sat a little bit and cooked and it was meant to be eaten medium rare. I liked the grilled carne asada, just had to let it cook in my bibim bop hot bowl for a bit because I didn’t want to risk eating medium-rare meats (had a transplant recently). Beignets were warm and soft and yummy, especially the jam! The last was the passion fruit and coconut sorbet with buckwheat - loved it! So refreshing and lightly sweet!

I look forward to trying Parachute again with their other menus!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Came here for a true culinary experience with my visiting fiancee and folks, we were blown away by the dishes and service. Whiskey Sours were on point! Thank you, will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best food experience I've had in Chicago. Great, great place. We had the bing bread, grilled yuba (spectacular!), flank steak, broccoli salad and bibimbap with yellowfin tuna. The menu changes often but I am sure the quality of the food and drinks does not.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We finally got a reservation at Parachute after trying to get one for--literally--months. Cocktails and wine were great. First bites were our favorite. Pickles and tempura were AMAZING, and the bread was yummy too. My partner loved the horseradish on the beef tartare, and we both loved the cauliflower. The squid ink pasta was delicious, but whatever seafood was on top of it we did not like and did not finish. The salmon was cooked to perfection, but we didn't love the rhubarb with it. So the meal kind of went downhill for us. The pacing of the meal was also a bit off; we got our first several places within minutes of each other and then we waited a LONG time between the last few dishes, even though we ordered them all at the beginning. However, servers were attentive, even up to keeping our water glasses full. Beverly Kim was on site doing all kinds of things--from serving to working coat check and talking with diners. I appreciated that. Probably we will not rush back to Parachute; it is not in our neighborhood and we feel like we can get a more consistently delicious meal closer to home. However, we loved the inventiveness and bravery of the menu and appreciate this small gem. If we were in the neighborhood or knew someone who wanted to try contemporary Korean fusion food, we would probably recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing food and the wine pairings were spot on. We had some dietary restrictions and are so thankful to the restaurant for accommodating us.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was fantastic and authentic. It was a bit loud for our taste! One thing! We ordered too much food. We were encouraged to order two things from each group and it was more than we needed for a meal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wow. Amazing service, amazing food. Very intimate feeling and perfect for a date or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Didn't know what to expect when I made the reservation. I was looking for a new Korean restaurant that we had not tried before, so we decided to give this one a try. I only discovered after the reservation was made that the head chef is a celebrity and that getting a table here is difficult. I guess I lucked out. It turns out that we lucked into one of the best meals we've had in years. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. True to modern fusion cuisine, the selections are uncommon-often made with ingredients we'd never tried before. All were spectacular. There were four of us in our party. We each tried to order different appetizers and entrees. Every single item was special. I strongly recommend Parachute.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was Delicious! Favorite of the night: Chicken bibimbop! Everything was delicious, every single dish was interesting and creative and flavorful. I don't eat any seafood, but still had a wonderful meal. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We made a reservation on open table and yet we still had to wait 20 minutes before getting seated. The food was mediocre. I’ve been to other Michelin restaurants, but We ordered the oysters, bing bread, beef tartare, and nigiri for the appetizers.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything from the food to the service was excellent! Great spin on traditional Korean food.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We enjoyed the Off The Ciff menu where fishes are selected by the Chef and paced for you. The food was inventive and delicious while maintaining an authentic nature.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great spot. Infusion of Korean and American in such a wonderfully executed fashion. One of my favorite meals.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The skirt steak in particular was AMAZING, so definitely try that one, the bing bread was great too, the bibimbap and beef tartare were just ok

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were glad to be in the 9 pm seating. We asked our server to slow down and she did. The slower pace ace and the decreasing noise level after 9:30 made our delicious dinner even better.

Each dish was a delight.

Thank you Parachute folks.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food. I could see the Korean inspiration, yet understand the chef's own spin on the flavors.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very cool atmosphere with some communal dining tables. It was different food. I felt that mist of what we had was good but no where near great. The carrot cake was very different but very good. Overall I’m not sure if I’d go back because it’s quite pricey and didn’t knock my socks off for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Some dishes were truly outstanding, others felt a touch over priced for what they were

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We really enjoyed the various textures and layers of flavor in each dish. Fun experience.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food. Sat at chefs counter. Drinks were really great. A little loud

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The staff was very helpful and friendly. I noted in our reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion and almost everyone came up to congratulate my husband. Very warm and inviting.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was fantastic. My wife was skeptical a bit of the menu offerings, but she loved everyone that we chose. The service was great, and Bev was very personable and greeted us and all the other guests. It deserves its Michelin star, and we would go back.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I have to be honest: we were excited for this one. Had a friend in from out of town, had heard such great things. Overall, we just weren't impressed.

Went with a good mix of the waiters recommendations and a few of our own. Ended up ordering six dishes, and just didn't think a single one of them were noteworthy or exceptionally executed. One in particular - the citrus salad - neither my vegetarian friend nor myself could handle more than a couple bites of.

Certainly don't want to knock Parachute or their staff. Many people have gone here and raved. For my money, however, I just wasn't into to it and wouldn't go back.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

One of our favorite Chicago restaurants for the cuisine, the service and the atmosphere! Love that the staff recognized this was our third visit and that the owner stopped by to introduce herself to us. Little touches that mean so much.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Very good food but service was spotty. We have been to Parachute a number of times and have enjoyed the food. Somewhat less so this time and we seem to have lost our server for the final 20 minutes of our evening.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food was good and several of the dishes were outstanding but I do feel the price point is a little high.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and service were both outstanding. Each new dish was exciting and absolutely delicious. Sublime. We can’t wait to go back.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

parachute is the perfect place if you want to spend a lot of money and have rude waitstaff

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fun, adventurous time. Amazing food, great service. Loud but great ambience.

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