Parachute

4.8
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1403 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
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!

Our sister restaurant, Wherewithall, is right down the street so feel free to walk over for a pre-dinner snack or a post-dinner drink!

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was amazing. I wasn't blown away by the food, and it's quite pricey.

B
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was superb! We had the 10 course tasting and two of us had the wine pairings ( a sommelier from Mexico was in attendance.) The food was all very fresh and uniquely presented Korean fusion. The wine was also unique and unlike the usual red and white (there was an orange colored rose that tasted of peaches and was delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and unique. We will definitely return!

CP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was amazing. It's pricey, so go for a special occasion.

VF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience at Parachute! The team service allowed us to interact with almost all the staff and where we sat allowed us to see into the kitchen which was neat.

NS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So special and unique - Parachute is cozy and elevated. I've never experienced such an interesting and inspiring combination of flavors - not to be missed if you are looking for a comfortably adventurous meal!

OT
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Well deserved Michillin Star , food was very good: bold on taste .Price is great and wine and non alcoholic pairings were well thought out .We were able to secure Chef’s table and that was a great experience.Believe the hype!!!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal! Service was phenomenal

PJ
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The two of us shared five dishes, and all were flavorful and complex. My favorite was the clams and my husband loved the cuddlefish. Our waitress was wonderful and very knowledgeable about not only the food, but pairing wines with that food. We will go again and again.

SL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great spot for a date night. We got the tasting menu and felt it was a great value and fun way to try lots of different things. The staff was amazing. Everyone was super warm and inviting; great personalities and very attentive. The scallop dish was one of the best we have ever had. Overall a really great experience.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal from start to finish. Enjoyed the off the cuff option which was a wonderful selection of menu items plus one off the menu item. I felt it was an amazing value and quality was exceptional. Staff were friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to go back.

N
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Must order the potato bread. We also loved the crispy rice and the soup style meat dish. Great for sharing! The atmosphere was nice for a Friday night and the staff was knowledgeable and kind.
This restaurant is perfect for a special date night or quiet gathering.

SL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super hip restaurant with a cool vibe! Staff were amazing and super helpful in helping pick out a great wine and recommending an entree!

W
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Some of the food items were really good. Smoked Yuba was unique and delicious. Yellowfin tuna with nam price pro was delicious. The bing bread was too hyped up but interesting. Take half to see if you like it. Kkanpungi (chicken) was okay but the cuttlefish with crispy rice was below expectation-a mumbo jumbo. Overall, a good first experience with the food. However, the total turn off was the cramped seating arrangement on bar stools which did not have any back support. The seats were packed too tight. Please do not do this to your customers. Also, the noise level was too high to hear any conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow - This place is one of the best restaurant we’ve been in a long time. Food was exquisite, service friendly, and atmosphere homey. Will go back for sure

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday baby

L
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parachute is one of our favorites -laces in Chicago to eat. Not only do you have an amazing meal, but, their cocktails, wine and service are beyond compare. Love, love, love Parachute.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Weekend 💘

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GA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is inventive and absolutely delicious, and the service is stellar. Our server had a note from our first visit a couple years ago that I had an allergy, so they prepared an annotated menu for me ahead of time indicating which dishes would be safe. Wow! Totally impressed. They were friendly, attentive and had great recommendations as well as a deep knowledge of their wines. Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! A bit too pricey to frequent anything more than a few times a year, but I wanted to lick the plate clean for 9O% of the items put in front of me. A superb dinning experience all the way around

SP
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melt in your mouth food. We sat at the bar. We went with the severs suggestions on many of the dishes and were so impressed. Perfectly paced meal as well. We never felt rushed. Cannot wait to go back. The Mackerel is a MUST order.

LR
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite restaurant in Chicago. These people still know what hospitality means, and still serve some of the most creative, yet honest, food in this city. The servers actually know everything about the wine and food and are so warm and friendly. Every trip to Chicago means a trip to Parachute, for sure.

D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were 30 minutes early, at 6:00 rather than the 6:30, and sat right away. The hostess was very accommodating and personable. She offered the available counter and took us and showed it to us as available right away, rather than a table for two or community table at short wait time.

The Bing Bread was yummy! So much so, I wish I'd orderered a full, rather than a half loaf for two. It was like nothing I'd ever had, and I'm a breads lover. The appetizer roll was yummy. The clams were delicious and interesting. The mackerel, I enjoyed the sweet onion wababi accompaniment. The brisket was interesting and potentially delicious, fall apart tender, not too spicy, but was soooooo salty, I really would have preferred to send it back, we both thought salty to the point of inedible. The coffee was delicious, Metric Honduras, French Press. The desserts were amazing! We both could have eaten multiples! My birthday, the candle was a lovely and a most appreciated touch in the Tiramisu. The matcha was a delicious and interesting take on Tiramisu, yummy enough to eat a few! One of my favorite gelatoes is black seasame. So the Koreapolitan ice cream trio was amazing! The yuzu citrus third was new to me and a striking counternote to the rich, deep black seasame, and the mellow adzuki bean in between. I wish the menu would have had a few more choices, things to go back and try.

Enjoyed the ambiance. We ate at the counter. One of the owners waited on us while his wife, counterpart, skillfully tended the bar. He was attentive and interesting, a bit too rushing and pushy. I teach middle school, 34 years, with rushing bells all day. And a birthday, I would have enjoyed courses, not ordering all at once. ...Even ten minutes more. Then, our clams would have come out before the entree. Looked forward to the reservation and drove 105 minutes one way. We were out of the restaurant in an hour. The kitchen was fast, serving a full, small restaurant, dishes hot.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will be back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely wonderful date night dinner! Food was creative, wonderful, and very fairly priced. We especially loved the broccoli salad, Bing bread, and the stew. The atmosphere was also very quaint and fun. Will definitely return!

TS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Recommendation would depend on friend’s. Expectations and sophistication. Food was fine but not as good as any of 100 restaurants in Korea town in nyc or pal park in NJ. Good service. Definitely not blown away by any of the dishes. Also, too pricey for what it is.

CB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We are regulars and always love Parachute and now Wherewithall. Our visit this week was disappointing. The oysters were too warm, mignonette with Apple lifeless. The pickles all too crunchy not fermented enough. The main dish of brisket and the smoked tofu ssam - was just not that satisfying. Experimentation with a tiramisu held promise but was layered with way too much cream. We just felt the flavors, experiments lacked balance - the entire dinner was off kilter. Hope chef gets back into the groove soon - we love Parachute but not this week!

ZM
Portland
1 review