Parker's Bistro

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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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OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Harry Potter themed night was so much fun!

D
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really “different” menu for both food and cocktails.

HP
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our gang of pheasant hunters always eats here before flying out of Sioux Falls each year. We've never been disappointed, and our visit Sunday night was no exception. Terrific menu choices and a great wine list, and the service was professional and attentive. Most of us ordered and loved the halibut, but I had the duck, which was excellent, accompanied by a rustic barley pilaf and grilled squash that was seasoned to perfection.

MB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere.

w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is very relaxed, warm and comfortable. Our server was fantastic, and the food was excellent. We had a great evening and enjoyed it very much.

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Food was absolutely delicious! I had the scallops and my husband had one of the specials. The service was impeccable. We had a lovely evening.

S
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Beautiful space, great atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly, professional service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Super attentive staff. Phenomenal dinner

PK
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together.

JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The hostess was wonderful and very friendly before some need drinks quicker than others. When we ordered the 2nd drink and waited again, my husband made a comment to her about walking up the bar to order it himself, and she was mad and sort of slammed the drink on the table when she brought it back, no apology. It has a ton of potential ~ I hope they work on some things.

DF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest food in Sioux Falls! Excellent cocktail program, innovative food, delicious vegetarian options, nice wine list. Enthusiastic, friendly service. Ambiance is informal and relaxed but still special for a date.

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

s
South Dakota
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as usual. Duck great waitress; neat old building.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect for a anniversary dinner. Food was awesome, Spicy tuna sushi is so delish!

r
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service was excellent. The food, from the appetizer to the dessert were in presentation and taste are never disappointing. An excellent place to take friends and family

GH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience! The food and service were wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just always the best

SK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker's Bistro is a wonderful restaurant! The food is delicious and the service is personal and fun!

KW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Seems as if halibut is the daily special each time we come. Some variation would be good. The chislic doesn't (in my opinion) reflect the true taste of SD chislic. Otherwise, we love the place would just like some menu variety.

J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Spendy but worth it. Perhaps I ordered one too many drinks? Had a tough time finding a parking spot with the location of the restaurant.

H
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our waitress, Heidi was very friendly and professional, definitely we will be back!

C
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and we enjoyed dining outside in the pleasant weather. Our waiter was very attentive, kept our water glasses filled and made menu recommendations. I enjoyed the halibut while my friends had the scallops and pork chop. The lavender lemon cake was amazing!
I love Parkers!

BD
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I was worried that there were mostly young adults and no kids. We brought our children and despite not having a kids menu, they were very accommodating. Wait staff was very good and the German bier was fresh! Food was great, unique and very tasty.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took special relatives to Parker’s, had an amazing time. The food was great and the margaritas were the best we have ever had!

DJ
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The entertainment outside (3 women & guy lead guitarist) was very good. Hard to justify that kind of expense given the # of tables on a he sidewalk. We’ll be back!

M
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We were very happy that we chose Parker's for our only night in Sioux Falls. It hit the mark for a memorable evening.

BL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food, tremendous wine list, tremendous desserts, tremendous craft cocktails, tremendous service. What more do you need?

BS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker’s has been my favorite restaurant in town since the first time I ate there about 8 years ago! Their menu is so unique and in my opinion, no where else in town is to their caliber. I always say that their food is like a work of art with so many flavors and pairings with main dishes and sides that are just perfect together. I only rated noise louder because it was an “Irish” themed night with live music, but typically I would say that noise level is very moderate.

HT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was good at first but quickly dwindled. The server did not listen well to requests although very polite and conversational. Filling or getting drinks took longer than normal, as in waiting for more and when filled some glasses were left out.
Food was well presented and prepared though subtle in flavor. Half the table had lukewarm food, not fresh or hot. The only dish worth returning for was the market steak which although scrumptious was not portioned well per the price paid, it left one wanting.
Drink selection was minimal with drafts tasting old. Downtown demands better and only one local craft was available.
While the ambiance appeared promising, the seating proved uncomfortable by the end. Sound was abysmal being hardly able to hear across the table.
Worth noting were the frequent silverware and dishware droppings, it was nearly like clockwork with seemingly every other order.
A minimal single bathroom for a single person would not fare well on a busy night.
Being touted as an upscale eatery in DTSF for special occasions, this humble experience failed to meet expectations in most every way.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 2 that was fairly private. We couldn't really hear other people much. Our server was excellent and had excellent recommendations since it was our first time here. We started with a appetizer of the spicy tuna which was interesting since it was almost like a really large sushi roll and it tasted great. I had the duck and my wife had the pork chop both were excellent. The wine and liquor selections were huge, almost overwhelming and wasn't sure what to order but our server recommended a speciality drink which was good and unique. The prices are a little high but it is to be expected for historic downtown building and more romantic setting. We would go back again. The dinner and experience made for an excellent date night.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a great time here! The food was excellent and our service was great.

A
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking into Parker's, we were told by the host that our reserved table was near the live music at the front, but she thoughtfully gave us the option to sit farther back in the restaurant where it was quieter. The table that we took in the back was perfect - we were still able to hear the musician's Don McLean and Jim Croce covers, but we were also able to easily converse with each other without raising our voices.

Parker's did so much right - dim lighting and candles, beautiful decorations, attentive but not overbearing service - and that was before the food and drinks even came out. From the Necromancer cocktail to the vegan ratatouille to the lavender olive oil cake, Parker's Bistro exceeded expectations, and we will definitely be back next time we're in the area!

ET
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Average food at a well-above average cost. There’s a long list of Sioux Falls restaurants that we believe to be a better value than Parker’s. Great presentation, knowledgeable staff, but underwhelming taste. We dined inside alongside a dozen flies. We had other events that evening so we took their first reservation slot - 4:30. We arrived at 4:35 and the manager greeted us by saying they weren’t quite setup yet. Hoping for more to celebrate our anniversary.

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

JH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All fab!

Thanks, Stacy!!

I’ll be by to get my hat!

RJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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