Parachute

4.7
853 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 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 Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.9

Exceptional and impressive. That's what comes to mind when describing the Korean-American food at Parachute.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 853 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great! Food was tasty. Bing bread a must.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Simply fabulous. One of the tastiest, creative meals I've ever had. And the ingredients are the best available.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

What an amazing anniversary meal! Everything from wine suggestions to dessert was top notch. We had the off the cuff chef’s choice meal. Everything was absolutely delicious. Our favorite was the smoked tofu. Wow!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent first experience at Parachute. We did the tasting menu, which was incredibly affordable and a great sampling of the effort and skill the folks at Parachute put into their food. The service was incredible and they offered the right amount of guidance while not being overbearing. We will be back regularly in the future.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food and friendly service in an inviting space. What more could you ask for? PSA: Get dessert(s).

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was really good. The off the cuff menu was a lot of fun, since they serve menu items somewhat randomly for four courses including dessert. Extremely friendly staff as well. Also was very casual, which I personally liked a lot. Prices were also extremely reasonable for the quality of cooking and ingredients

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Very fresh dishes with fun spins on traditional meals. Decor and space was hip and minimalistic - great bar space. A little noisy.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Was surprised by the Michelin star and good reviews. It was OK, but not worth the price or the hype. Also, the noise level was extremely high making it challenging to converse.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Not good for an anniversary or romantic date. Food was meh, and pricey for average quality. Ordered off the cuff, everything was rushed at the beginning and then waited 20 min for the next course. Also found a weird hard wire thing in my onion :/

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I made reservations here for Parachute exactly one month in advance. It’s a smaller size restaurant with some communal style seating. Luckily we were seated at the chef’s counter so we got a front seat view of the chefs preparing the dishes. I liked that you get two options, ordering a la carte, or the “off the cuff” tasting menu. It makes the place a bit more casual with the a la carte option, making it accessible for someone who just wants to grab dinner on the nicer side, but still getting that high quality food. The food was all wonderful and I enjoyed the levels of spicy, raw, and savory, however I don’t know if it was unique enough to really rate it at the top of my Michelin list. Most of our other Michelin experiences really introduced us to brand new flavors and interesting flavor combinations that we wouldn’t normally have at any other restaurant, but the dishes at Parachute were things we have already tried before. But that’s not to say it wasn’t executed well, because it definitely was. There aren’t many Korean Michelin restaurants so I would still say it’s a great option if you’re looking for an Asian flavor profile with quality ingredients.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Nourriture excellente dans une ambiance cependant trop bruyante.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Good food, great service, very attentive and helpful staff!!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Amazing. You must go here. I highly recommend the hwe dup bap.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My husband and I went to Parachute for our one year wedding anniversary and it truly was a special occasion from the moment we walked in the door. Every staff member that interacted with us began by wishing a happy anniversary. Service is on point. They were prepared for my shellfish allergy and proactively provided a special menu.

And then the food. It’s amazing, we got the bread- it’s a must. The steak tartare was phenomenal, the filet, Brussels sprouts salad, halibut in rice deliciousness.

Go here, for any occasion.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Meh overrated

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I came here on a Wednesday with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday. We had a reservation and was seated at the "bar" where you can look into the kitchen while you dined. There was a large communal dining table and some individual tables but the table looking into the kitchen was my preferred spot. We ordered the tasting menu with beverage pairings. Every course was delicious and delicately spiced and plated attractively. Each server explained the course and we were checked in on a few times throughout the evening which was just right, and not overkill or annoying. Love this place and will definitely come back

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Felt rushed. Didn’t think food lived up to what we had heard. Pancake was excellent, but had pockets of pure salt, which kind of killed it. Couple we sat next to didn’t finish their dessert. So we left after two courses/skipped ordering third course and dessert.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was just absolutely delicious. Inventive with a unique spin on classic dishes but never felt contrived and every little detail added felt necessary in the end. The vibe was hip and cool, the wait staff attentive and friendly.

Must do for any visit to Chicago.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent meal and dining experience for a reunion with friends from across the country! Met the chef, Beverly Kim, which made the whole night extra special.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

This place was amazing! All the dishes and drinks we got were super tasty. We came here with our daughter. She loved her chicken katsu dish and banana ice cream. The dishes are the perfect portions, in my opinion. We were able to order several plates, including seconds, and dessert. The staff were really welcoming to us and our daughter. We will definitely be back here again when we come to visit Chicago!!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We chose chefs prefix and were very happy withh this. Good balance of veggies vs proteins vs grain. Most on the spicy side. Interesting ideas.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It was very unaccommodating when looking at the menu you would see how easy it would be.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Absolutely amazing. Great environment, delicious food, knowledgeable, excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food was the best I’ve ever had. The service was excellent. It was well worth the price but too noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Had one issue but it was rectified immediately. Definitely plan on returning!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I took a friend for a congratulatory meal, and they thoroughly enjoyed it, but I wasn't all that impressed with the food. The tastes were fine, but nothing extraordinary. I left disappointed that I hadn't been blown away. I kept feeling like "oh if I had made this I would have done this differently" or "I would have substituted x ingredient for y." Again, it wasn't bad, but when you're paying for premium food, I don't like feeling that I would have rather just made something at home.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Bibimbap was awesome. So was the Fava Bean Pancakes with Octopuss. Very hip and fun vibe.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food was inventive and delicious. Truly exceptional service with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Great cocktails. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Parachute is well deesv8ng of their Michelin star. The Bibimbap was phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Delicious, special meal. Service was amazing...treated us so kindly. Definitely not for a quiet night out...the noise level was pretty noticeable at times. But it's a beautiful place with beautiful food. Tasting menu is a great deal.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great food. Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant. We had the hot rice plate and I would like to go and have it again. I always order cream bulle if it is in the menu. This is the best crean bulle I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Fantastic meal and service, fun location, great drinks. Couldn’t have asked for more.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

So delicious! The glass wine pours were stingy, but that’s the only negative!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Inventive food and great service, slightly overpriced for smaller plates

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Have thought about going for quite some time and finally gave it a try. I am sorry we waited so long as it was truly a delicious meal. Very flavorful food and a variety of options for meat/fish/vegetarian. Service was great and our waitress suggested a wonderful wine that went perfectly with the meal. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

This is literally around the corner from our house so we are extremely fortunate. It's great to have such a wonderful establishment in our neighborhood. The food is imaginative and delicious. The wine list consist of all Natural wines and is arguably one of the best in the country.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

very good restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Dining at Parachute is like having dinner at your friend's house. Each dish was a flavorful delight and perfectly composed. The service was sincere and welcoming. I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our first visit here - after much research we were excited to book a table and sample their delicious food. We had a late dinner and it was perfect. Great service, phenomenal food. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I've wanted to try Parachute for a while now and finally made it in. The food was mulit-layered, beautifully presented and delicious. We had the bread (delicious), the broccoli salad (outstanding) the be bim bop (yummy) and the steak (really wonderful and flavorful). There is a fun vibe and people here are happy, which is nice. Staff were low key, friendly and attentive and they all float the room. It's a bit loud (but I'm older and prefer to be able to easily have a conversation). Glad I came and will come back.

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