Parker's Bistro

4.7
669 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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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Burger battle

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RachaelK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We love Parker’s! Every experience has been pretty exceptional. However, maybe due to staffing or some variable beyond their control, the service was so very slow; our drinks didn’t get ordered for 15 minutes, our entree didn’t come for an hour, and they forgot to bring the salad before the meal. We didn’t have time to enjoy our favorite dessert and coffee drinks before we had to leave to catch the symphony. Our waitress was very kind and seemed frazzled - must have been extra busy and too many demands. The burger battle wasn’t as great as we hoped, but fries were amazing, and my Buddha bowl was SPECTACULAR. Loved it. Thanks for being our favorite restaurant.

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ArdenJ
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, we enjoy Parker’s and have dined there several times.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Left you wanting more flavor and food. Ambiance was decent for a romantic date.

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Siouxlou
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Their burger for the downtown Sioux falls burger is the worst burger I've ever had in my entire life, which is pretty impressive when you think about it! They used beef tenderloin for the patty without adding any fat, and cooked it so beyond well done that it had a black char on each side. I believe this was intentional. The char on the bun, combined with the char on the patty made for an extremely bitter and dry experience. Can't believe they charge $25 for it

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livinlucid
South Dakota
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The ambiance of the restaurant is excellent but want to make everyone aware, they do not have kid's menus so that was a struggle for us. The pricing was a little high for us but the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker’s was amazing as usual. Cold January night in Sioux Falls but had a wonderful dinner! I had the Halibut which was awesome but my wife had the beef tenderloin, which was out of this world!! Wine recommendation was on point and lavender cake to take home was yummy. Wait staff was excellent!!

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MaryB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy eating at Parker's Bistro. They allow for corkage. The service has always been good. The menu changes to reflect the seasons. I love their deserts as well.

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Tera
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service topped with wonderful feature dishes. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeb was an excellent server. Very attentive. The food and drinks were fantastic!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were perfect for our Anniversary celebration. Both meals were robust with flavor and presentation. We appreciated the gift of a complimentary dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Pretentious and weird menu. Tries too hard to be fancy at the expense of ruining the meal. I didn’t pay $140 to be impressed by weird concoctions or presentation. I want ambiance, food that tastes good, and enough food to eat. Also, I decided to have dessert as I was starving after eating two tough grisly small pieces of Wagyu beef on top of sour tasting super thin potato concoction swimming in a bowl of sauce. Well, you burnt the top of the Crème Brule with a black burnt circle. Tasted nice and sooty and ruined my last hope of having anything to appease my tastebuds. Overall very disappointed. Fix your silly menu, or at least offer one normal meal to eat for those of us who come to eat food, and not take pictures of something a chef views as art for our Instagram.

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Chardf
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Would like a little more serving for the price but what we did have was excellent!

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JessicaF
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Jeb was great! Delicious meal! Wonderful wine choices as well.

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JessP
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tenderloin was great and the food accompanying it was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. One of our favorites in SF.

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vipBigredmom
Omaha
72 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was ok, perhaps average. We were disappointed because we’d hoped for better. Not enough vegan/vegetarian options. My fish(the special) was good, but 3 other entrees we ordered were not great. Our reservation was for 7pm-not seated till 740, then quite slow. No where to sit while waiting.

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ReneeL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've had in a long time, from appetizer to dessert. Loved it all

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The roast duck was superb and the fish special was also great!

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AndreaR
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
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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vipKaypal
London
6 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
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice setting and good food, as always!!

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vipRichardH
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
8 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.

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 669 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.