Parker's Bistro

4.7
452 reviews
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American
Parker's Bistro is a quaint 100 seat restaurant located in downtown Sioux Falls. Opened in September of 09', Parker's has enjoyed being an important addition to the downtown experience. Our mission is to provide excellent food quality paired with exceptional drink and service. The food that Parker's produces is made from scratch in house. Parker's strives to utilize local organic ingredients with fresh fish flown in twice a week for the very popular weekly fish special. In addition, Parker's has an extensive wine and beer list as well as a full bar.
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South Dakota
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

If you’re looking for a cozy, fine dining experience, I would recommend Crawford’s over Parker’s.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All fab!

Thanks, Stacy!!

I’ll be by to get my hat!

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RW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dining experience! Sitting at the bar in Allyson's section is an absolute blast. Can't wait until we go back!!

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MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the fish of the day which was halibut and it was delicious. My husband had the duck which was outstanding. Would choose Parker’s again when we visit.

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OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. We love this place. I get the steak with 3 scallops. Best of both worlds.

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M
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was good but menu limited. Nice place with good service.

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OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, extremely high prices for portions. Food was good but not good enough to warrant the prices.

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OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with drinks on a Saturday night. It was a little warm in the restaurant, but it didn't take away from the overall experience. We've been to Parker's before and will return many more times in the future.

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F
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Parker's for a birthday dinner before Les Miserables. They were busy as it was a Saturday night but our waitress checked with us often and paced the arrival of the courses so we enjoyed a leisurely dining experience. The featured cheese pate was aged cheddar and it did not disappoint. We shared a caesar salad with anchovies. Nicely prepared dressing and crispy greens. I ordered the pork chop and my beloved had the buffalo meatball pasta. Both were excellent choices. My chop was beautifully plated and served with an artfully arranged green salad with very pickled vegetables. My go to cocktail is a vodka Gimlet but often in the hands of an inexperienced mixologist it can be a very sad affair. In this case, it was perfectly balanced and delicious. If I had one quibble it would be that there was very little ice provided to keep the water cold. The waitress was very obliging and brought me several glasses of ice throughout the meal. As we had cake and champagne waiting at home for the birthday celebration, we passed on the desserts. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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s
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parker's never disappoints, especially as a pre-theatre destination. The staff is so knowledgeable and experienced. Delicious every time!

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JW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Waygu beef was outstanding.

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was amazing. The service was poor. Waitress was very disinterested is helping us, spent more time talking to people at the bar and playing with flowers. The did comp us a gift card due to poor service, I would go back again.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Best Halibut prep we’d ever had (in a landlocked prairie state!). Very friendly and informative server. Excellent wine. Comfortable settung.

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OT
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. Lavender Martinis are great!

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JO
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were what we always expect from Parker’s. The live music was a nice bonus.

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy. The halibut special is amazing. The service is always top notch.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I've had, while living in Sioux Falls the past 14 years!!

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CC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice variety in price points and limited selection menu, from small plates, soups and salads to entrees. Good wine choices. Service was welcoming and prompt. We enjoyed the Caesar salad with anchovies, Buffalo meatballs with fettuccine and Ratatouille. Not to be missed Southern Chocolate pudding. A great choice in Sioux Falls for fine dining.

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GB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, a variety of good food choices and excellent, friendly service

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was great as well as the service. Loved the live mucus.

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

May 7, 2019

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AB
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was hit and miss - the buffalo meat loaf was delicious and not your typical meat loaf with a twist of blue cheese. The Mediterranean tapas plate was devine with a medley of their hummus, olive tapenade, etc. Consider the ingredients and style of cooking before you get any of their specials and ask your server (ours was not as knowledgeable). And if you love coffee Americano, theirs would rival Starbucks but I was charged $3.00 per cup to my surprise. I would have appreciated it if the server told me this bit of information when I asked for a refill of the coffee! The restaurant is dark and noisy - if this is not your scene, then consider going someplace else.

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MB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome service. The best restaurant in Sioux Falls in my opinion.

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OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This my favorite place to dine in Sioux Falls. It has great ambiance, the service is excellent and the food is amazing. The chef is creative and every plate is beautiful. My daughter is vegetarian and they always have options other than salad and pasta. That’s not easy to find in upscale dining in Sioux Falls.

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LK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, Food, and ambiance was great! They had live music that evening and he did an amazing job. It was the perfect place to celebrate our best friends birthday!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parker’s is amazing. Food and wine were outstanding! Had fillet and polenta. Wow! Waiter was extremely knowledgeable on the wine list and made a fantastic recommendation. Btw... wasn’t the most expensive either 😄

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience as always was excellent from the delicious food to the service not to mention the options for dessert and specialty drinks. . It is always a treat to come to spend an evening at Parkers. :)

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a nice restaurant and our server was nice. Food was good too but I felt like everything is over priced. My small drink was $12 and crab dip with 8 small pita bread was $15. My bf ordered sausage dish (game of throne theme dish) and it came with one sausage and it was $10. When we were leaving, one of guy servers saw us leaving, but he didn’t even smile or say “thank you” or anything. It’s a small restaurant and he passed us but nothing. I mean it’s a good restaurant and probably it’s nice for a little fancy date night or something but I’m not sure if we would go back.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and were tickled the evening’s featured dessert was Red Velvet Wedding Cake! Our meal was exquisitely presented and oh-so-delicious! The waiter was outstanding and attentive to each detail. As a result of Parker’s amazing service and meal, we enjoyed a perfect evening. Thank you.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. Great staff and very cozy atmosphere

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l
South Dakota
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was very good and the atmosphere is unique.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wagu beef, egg rolls and hummas plate were all excellent. The music from Green and Snow was outstanding.

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don't frequent Parker's often, but after this visit, I'm left wondering why. The quality of the food and service remind us now that a return visit needs to be sooner than later. While the menu is smaller than most, it's offerings are prepared with utmost care and attention. The Bison Meatloaf, well it literally melted in my mouth. Other choices were consumed with delight by those whom I dined with. On past visits to Parker's (the last at least a year ago), they host live music. There is a balance between comfortable background and overbearing. On this particular evening, the tone was just right as a local musician of note played a soft, subtle saxophone. If you are looking for a unique dining experience in Sioux Falls with Chef inspired creations, look no further than Parker's.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the experience. The tapas platter was the perfect opening and our pre-entree cocktails (a Manhattan for me and martinis for my companions were top notch. Our server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic without being intrusive or over-familiar. I consider myself a big eater but the size of the entrees were more than sufficient. I won't deny that the bill was bigger than I'm used to paying, but absolutely cannot say that it wasn't worth every penny. I strongly recommend it for a special night out.

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T
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second fabulous meal here. Waygu steak was amazing. Mediterranean platter a must appetizer.

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We've been to Parkers before and expected a good experience. Our wine glasses had water spots all over the base and bowl. Some of the potatoes in my side dish were black from probably not being fully covered in water. Just very disappointing for a nicer restaurant.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was out of this world. We are still talking about it. The ambiance was strange as it was March 8th and there was still Christmas decor up. Seems like a huge miss for such a place.

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JR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food!!! Next time we would ask to be seated at the last table in the main room/kitchen area. We were sitting across from the cooking area so there was a lot of activity going back and forth. Distracting. Otherwise it was very good.
Jody Rasmussen

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s
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow, food was exceptional and very creative although expensive! My trout was exceptional and hubby loved his wagyu beef filet with lardon.

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