What Insiders Are Saying
Exceptional and impressive. That's what comes to mind when describing the Korean-American food at Parachute.
Outstanding! Thank you for the spectacular food and staff!
Because of the noise level, I hadn't been back to Parachute for a while. However, we were seated at the bar next to each other which worked well for a couple to talk, and to converse with the person taking our order across the counter. At the beginning the music was almost imperceptible but cranked up toward the end of the meal. In my experience it's best to go early (and possibly late) in order to have a conversation, particularly for a group. While I generally dislike eating at a counter, this one was quite comfortable, with a purse hook provided and stool at an appropriate height (could step down to the floor without having to jump as I often must do from high bar stools). If for no other reason, go for the bing bread!
Amazing creativity and execution of food. A true culinary journey through chef Beverly’s talented menu. Can’t wait to go back again.
Food was great!!!! The mackeral was particularly outstanding.
The service was the best part of this evening for us. Food was great but not so outstanding that I walked away craving any of the six plates we ordered. That said, no complaints about any of the dishes we had. The oysters were extremely fresh but tiny. The cocktails were very good too and they had a decent wine selection.
I woke up this morning savoring the dinner memory. In Chicago with so many dining options we tend to get a bit jaded but... Parachute absolutely deserved the Michelin star!
We did the "Off the Cuff" dinner where the kitchen surprised us with the dishes. Everything was perfection. We found only one thing "off" with our dining experience... the napkin looked and felt like a tired dish rag. Otherwise, I'm already planning my next visit!
Celebrated our anniversary! Justin at the counter was a professional. We had the tasting menu. Thumbs up! Pricey but worth every penny.
Food is too salty.
We had a great time. The service was very good and the ambiance too. T
One of the best experiences I had food wise. The service was exceptional and the food was sublime. Even when we got there a little early they made accommodations for us to sit and enjoy some drinks. Special thanks to our server Laura who we took a pic. Thanks for everything.
Casual conversation was impossible due noise level.
9:30 PM reservation...but we were seated closer to 10:30 PM due to operational mishaps on their end. Barely even got an apology, which would have been fine IF the food had been good. However, food quality was surprisingly poor for its fame and price-level. Stale banh xeo, overly cheesy lobster, ridiculously salty maeuntang (all complexities removed from the original dish, and instead just overloaded with salt). Sugary / cheap tasting cocktails...no nuance. The vibe was whack as well - a mix of old suburban looking people whose taste buds for Asian cuisine were likely curated on a life of strip-mall chain food like PF Changs, and mid-20s to mid-30s fratty state-school types who think high price + dim lights = high taste and quality. Also worth mentioning that the atmosphere was uncomfortably tight and loud (and not in a cute way).
If you decide to ignore this review and eat there anyway, do the following experiment - close your eyes, and imagine you're at an Asian food court. Take a bite of the food, and you'll see what I mean when I say Parachute is trying to use pizzazz and faux-upscale elements to mask strange versions of cheap tasting Asian food, minus the nuances of the flavors, plus a bunch of salt.
Go for the ‘off the cuff’ progressive dinner.
I didn't expect I would like this restaurant as much as I did, having been disappointed at other 'award winning places in the city. But all the awards were well deserved The food was excellent. The flavors were bold and bright and captured the essence of Korean food. My whisky sour cocktail was one of the best I've tasted. We plan to come back soon
Very creative dinner. Loved the modern take on traditional Asian dishes
Fun evening with very different food. We chose chef menu with wine pairings. Good choice
This restaurant is very unique and quaint with excellent service! We did the tasting menu and it was very reasonably priced and fun to taste an assortment of items! The service is excellent. There was one item on the tasting menu we disliked, and when the waiter and manager realized we were not loving our dish, they gave us an option to choose one of three other dishes, and gave us a new dish free of charge. Since the menu has some more exotic items, when I return I will probably order straight off the regular menu rather than do the tasting menu. However, overall my experience was excellent, and the tasting menu is a great value!
Service and servers were the best. There just before you realized you needed them and otherwise let you enjoy meal. Crowded but noise level still allowed conversation.
Food: oyster appetizer was outstanding. The rest not so much. The other 3 dishes were just ok. Noting bad but after all the hype and at the price point we expected great flavors. Food didn't have that and some relatively flavorless. So disappointed
"Off the Cuff", which is Parachute's tasting menu, was a two and a half hour delight! The chef selection covered all the bases with the highlights being their Tuna Crepe, Beef Carpaccio, homemade kimchi, ridiculously good deserts. Complementing the meal was expert service by our waitress Clare who was spot on with drink recommendations throughout the night.
Overrated. 4 of 7 dishes were good. Not worth the spend compared to others who haven’t received Michelin stars in the area. Good, not excellent
I truly enjoyed this place, and the service was amazing, very personal. The food was amazing, but the menu was limited (like 12 items) and I left still hungry. The potato bread and lobster were out of this world. There’s is something so familiar about the potato bread, yet there’s no mistaking it’s something you’ve never tasted before. The lobster you will never get out of your head. Again, the down side is the limited menu, and honestly - it was expensive.
Excellent dishes, full of surprising, explosive flavors. Best food I have had in Chicago in recent memory.
Very enjoyable. Attentive service, allowed us to bring in a birthday cake.
We had a wonderful experience at Parachute. We dined at the bar and the place had great energy. The food
was very inventive and lots of flavors and textures. The broccoli, potato bread and tuna crepe were all highlights. They had a fun wine list with lots of natural wines that was geared to pair with their menu.
Great experience. Definitely recommend.
I have been looking forward to dining at Parachute for a while. It was well worth the wait! The food was delicious, the ambiance was fun, and the service was amazing. Chef Beverly Kim even served us and talked with us for a bit! She is humble and so kind after winning the JBFA for best chef! Made us love the experience more!
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service. Kept expectations in check and bam they nailed it. Way to to go team Parachute. I hope to come back soon.
Innovative food song some of it is quite excellent such as the broccoli date salad but a bit pricey and quality uneven. Yes it's worth going for some of the more Innovative dishes
Great food and people.
Amazing as always! Love coming here for a special treat. Food next to none in the city - creative, flavorful, always on the money. Great unpretentious vibe and service.
The food was great, and priced accordingly. The service was fantastic.
It was just fine. But for spending $100 a person, I would have expected to be more impressed.
One of our favorite restaurants! The menu changes often so you can keep coming back and trying new things!
It was good.
Beverly Kim's Parachute is about as perfect as you can get.
Parachute is a sublime, excellent addition to Chicago’s restaurant scene. Their Michelin Star is well-deserved and the staff passionate about the restaurant. Parachute is a great addition to Logan Sq as well and people who live downtown or in Lakeview should take an easy Uber there and experience it - you won’t regret it!
The night after our reservations- I raved about Parachute to everyone in my morning training... it was truly sublime.
My favorite restaurant in the city but it also happens to be in my neighborhood. Every dish is unique and delicious.
really liked the vibe of the place and attention to food presentation. good use of korean spices and techniques. the other Asian dishes weren't that great though. definitely don't recommend banh xeo.
Food was excellent and portions were reasonable. However, for its location and style of cuisine it is overpriced. I felt like everything I ordered should have been priced three to four dollars less per item. This is especially true given the location; there is no excuse of abnormally high rent in this portion of Logan Square.
We did the off the cuff tasting menu. It was a wonderful journey of flavors and the value for the price we paid was fantastic. So much food. So delicious. Service was wonderful!