Parker's Bistro

4.7
651 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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AndreaR
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. Could have been served a bit hotter in temp but it was a lovely meal.

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vipMikeB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clams appetizer was fabulous, as was the halibut entree. Great food and service!

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SandyV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent. Not sure what was up with the reservation system, had to make earlier than what we wanted and hardly any tables were full when we left.

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605Mom
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. Excellent food, friendly service, unmatched atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and staff were wonderful.

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Kaypal
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sablefish and lobster were fabulous! Our server was attentive and efficient.

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vipMJB123
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clams and scallops were great.

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vipChrisT
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I never leave a bad review but last Thursday night was just off. I’ve been there many times and it’s always 5 stars. First, the chicken and dumpling soup came out with nothing in it but broth. The oysters were delicious though. Now to the two main courses; the scallops and the lobster.
I had the scallop dish and was so disappointed. I pretty much always get the scallops there but the flavors didn’t mingle, from the mushroom mush, blueberry compote, the corn cob piece (was still on the cob making it impossible to eat). The lobster was tough so she ended up just eating the rice that came with the dish. Service was just average. I think the waitress might have been new. Again….this has been my favorite go to restaurant so I’m hoping the chef hasn’t changed…..and hoping the menu will leave up to the high standards I’m use to at Parker’s.

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vipLisa
South Dakota
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ordered the lobster. It was overcooked. This has been the worst experience we’ve ever had at Parker’s. It was like the waitress had forgotten about us. They may have been short staffed though. Disappointing experience. Will not go back.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The oysters were perfect. My duck dish was off the menu and a room temp cold plate disappointment. The market fish special my fiancé ordered was exceptional. Disappointed a regular menu plate was two slim cold strips of duck with virtually no sides (all cold) that hardly gave presence to the large cold plate it was served on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel quite a bit. Love Duck. Maybe the best I have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice setting and good food, as always!!

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RichardH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The duck and the scallops were the best we have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance!

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viptimS
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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GregW
South Dakota
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife and we were joined by 3 other couples. Wonderful service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just love it ! Quiet quaint place with excellent food!

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vipMeganL
South Dakota
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meal. Service was wonderful, as always.

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ToddR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a special occasion and the staff is always so friendly and the ambiance delightful.

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Tove
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dining experience, courtesy of the best restaurant in the area... and that's not because there aren't other contenders. Parker's is always just a little bit better, in every measure of success. Tonight's highlight: beef bulgogi wraps. I don't know what sort of steak they used to prepare, but it tasted like Waygu, and the sauce was just right - not to sweet, not too gooey - with just enough bite to brighten each bite. Two at our table had scallops, which were spot-on in every respect. I had duck, and I cannot possibly say enough about how perfectly-seasoned and perfectly prepared it was. (Ate every last bite, and considered licking the plate. Sometimes fine dining can be so limiting... ;) ) Dessert of Southern Chocolate Pudding and a nice port rounded out a wonderful meal, well-prepared, and served with great care.

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AmyD
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was excellent. It is a happy place with a team of well trained and friendly staff.

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WesleyS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delicious. Drinks, appetizers, and entrées.

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ArleighT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was another wonderful evening at Parker’s. Had not been out for a bit but with the assistance of all staff vaccinated and wearing masks felt safe bringing my mother out for our first evening together in over a year. Couldn’t have asked for the better. The food, the service, the care-all top notch. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had reservations for 8:15. That was the earliest I could get a reservation that particular night about five days in advance. So, they were pretty well booked for the night and knew that well in advance of that night. The service was great. The ambiance was adorable, a controlled chaos in tune with the diners. The layout was truly ‘bistro’! The beef appetizer was spectacular! The Caesar salad was terrific. The oysters…not so fresh. I’d pass on those if given the chance again. My tummy agreed with my mouth overnight. I had the scallops; served tasty but lukewarm at best. And the wagyu beef was just plain cold at serving. Then, to be told the vast majority of their desserts are gone due to a heavier diner volume than anticipated?! Uhhh… I knew, and THEY certainly knew, at least five days in advance it was gonna be a heavy night. That excuse was unacceptable. The staff tried, really. But, the kitchen disappointed as did the mismanagement of the stock for the night.

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BethL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu, creative cocktails, tremendous staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner and was most excellent! The service was great, the food was outstanding. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker’s was awesome last night! 4 of us had the Wagu…. Perfectly prepared and one of the best steaks I have ever had! My wife has the sea bass, prepared nicely with a crust that was a little spicy but perfect.
Split creme brûlée and Lavender cake for desert. Both amazing!
Servers were busy but gave us great service!!
Can’t wait to return.

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Doug4sig
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thoroughly impressed with Parker’s!! The server was very forward in his mistake and that in itself if a pleasure. The food was amazing!!

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speceats
South Dakota
38 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Due to current circumstances w/supply, employees, etc., the menu seems to have been significantly limited. The service now the limited menu makes that recommendation much less likely.

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice establishment for a special occasion. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting a more upscale experience!

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RichardH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a 60 day aged ribeye. The flavor was great but it was for the most part tough.

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DavidI
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice quiet dinner for a birthday celebration.

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JoeLikestoEat
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

End to a great road trip! Food was super tasty and Jeb was a great waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with friends from out of town. Parker’s is one of our favorite “go to” places in town! Always a great!

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vipAaronP
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Parker’s Bistro. The table was great, service excellent, and the food was sensational. We had the mussels for an appetizer, wow! We had the wagyu beef and the lobster special; both were sensational! Our server accidentally ordered up a plate of the scallops, these were free of charge, and were the best scallops I’ve ever had.

If you get a chance, please come to dine with them, it’s one of the best restaurants in Sioux Falls. As an addition they have outdoor seating which is appreciated during the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker’s is always awesome! I had the aged Ribeye… it was extremely good!

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Tove
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parkers is always superb - food is excellent, wine list is terrific, and the service is impeccable. Menu changes frequently, but the highlight of this meal: mussels and shishito peppers. If it's still on the menu when you're there, don't miss it!

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AllaJ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience having a family dinner there. The food was excellent and our server Mercedes was very knowledgeable and classy! Overall it was a great night with fine wine and food!

FAQs

Parker's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 275-7676.

Parker's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 651 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.