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Profile - Parkers' Restaurant & Bar, Downers Grove, IL

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
3988 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Very Best of Land & Sea. Zagat Rated and a four-time recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence award, Parkers’ is a full service restaurant and bar serving lunch, Sunday brunch, dinner, and private functions. We are open for lunch Monday - Friday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Sunday brunch 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and for Dinner on Sunday - Thursday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, & Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Great happy hour specials in the lounge, Monday - Friday, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Live music in the lounge, Wednesday - Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM & Saturday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Our Crooners Thursday series features Lenny Capp, Randy McCallister, & Gary Ward. If New Orleans inspired food & jazz are more your style, come see McCrackin's Oysters and the Fred Cantu Dixieland Trio during during Sunday Brunch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (630) 960-5700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Pawel Marszalek
  • Private party facilities
    We have four Private Dining Rooms, ranging in capacity from 6 to 50 guests, all containing AV capabilities and a wide variety of seating configurations. Personalized menus, 745 unique wines and a huge selection of liquors, insures that your event will be nothing short of perfect.
  • Private party contact
    Linda Stevens: (630) 960-5703
  • Neighborhood
    Downers Grove
  • Cross street
    Highland Avenue
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in private lot.
  • Entertainment
    Wednesday through Friday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

3,988 Reviews
  1. Koz1972

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to the Sunday jazz brunch and had a great combination of food and music.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little hidden gem in Downers Grove! I often forget about its location, but on a busy night like last night it came in very handy. The food was amazing as I have come to expect. Not to be missed if you want a special evening.

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  3. LeanneV

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my son's birthday, and let me just say it was the best experience ever! the food, table, server, everything was top notch. I always loved parker's over the years but WOW this was the best visit I ever had. Thank you!

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  4. Geejio

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints. The food is excellent and the service is incredible. Dave works in the bar area and remembers your name and your preferences! He is great. The bar area has a great vibe and live music on the weekends. Too many good dishes on the menu to mention, but the short ribs are amazing!! My favorite place!!

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  5. EmmaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely anniversary dinner that included a beautiful dessert and hand-written note from the staff. I didn’t even need to use a knife for the beef short ribs it was to tender. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  6. johnb

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going to Parker's for many years now. The menu has changed a bit over the years, but the quality, service, and overall excence has not. Last night's visit was typical: Aaron our server was pleasant, friendly, and well versed in the menu items, and suggested the perfect wine accompanyment. The halibut special was a bit spendy, but well worth the money. My wife had the filet mignon, also excellent. All I can say is keep up the good work, and see you again soon!

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  7. Foodies4Life

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, our dining experience was good, considering it was Valentines Day and busy. Our main course took a while to come out and one of the sides were a bit cool, however, I am going to caulk that up to the amount of orders they were handling that day.

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  8. Reed

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Parkers’ was very crowded and seemed like they hadn’t planned properly for table turnover time. Had to wait 20 minutes in crowded entryway for reserved table. After ordering our meals and eating appetizer, soup and salad, server told us that they were out of fish that was ordered 40 minutes earlier. After choosing a different item, the manager came over and apologized twice but never offered anything to make up for this long delay of our meal. A free desert would have been a nice gesture or even a small amount deducted from our check. Food was disappointing. We both had fish and have had much better meals in the past.

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  9. TDubbs

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went to Parker’s for Valentine’s Day - it was a full house! The staff - hostess, bartender, waiter, valet, busboy - were all fantastic! The meal was terrific and the night was a great experience overall. We’ll keep coming back. John in particular was the straw that stirred the drink!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We went for the first time on Valentines Day and were seated in one of the side rooms in the back of the restaurant. The ambiance on this side of the restaurant was definitely not the same as what other diners experienced in the main dining areas. When you are paying for a romantic dinner at a nice restaurant, you don't want to be stuck in a room with 5 other tables and families with kids.

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  11. PatriciaM

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was good, untill it came to desert, we waited over 20 min for it. My husband was not very happy.

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  12. BlueSapphire

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and the service was very nice. Some dishes were very good and and some not so good or served cold. Medium value (prices are high).

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  13. redhead

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my top choice! From a welcoming host stand, incredible management team, friendly and knowledgeable Wait staff ! highly recommend Parkers for every special occasion or business meal 

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  14. RwandaDon

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, Parker's was great. Great food, service and value.

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  15. JenniferP

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Favorite restaurant between Lombard and Downers Grove. You can always trust to have fresh food, polite, efficient service and a beautiful/clean presence at Parker's. My go-to when I need to host a lunch with a customer.

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  16. RitaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We felt very welcome, the manager went around and greeted everyone which is a great touch not seem much any more these days. Thanked us for joining them for brunch. They also accommodated a special request for something off one of their other menus plus we had a wonderful table near an inviting fireplace. The atmosphere and artwork is beautiful. The live jazz band was awesome and just the right volume level. Food is terrific. Our server was excellent. Knowledge and friendly. We had such an enjoyable time.

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  17. suburbanfoodie63

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were great! I had the scallops with the parsnip puree. excellent job; the scallops were perfectly cooked. The server was very attentive. We haven't eaten here in about 30 years when it was another restaurant. Will definitely return.

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  18. Judi

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food an drinks were wonderful as usual. My husband's short ribs melted in your mouth. Great time.

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  19. AmyB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and Esmeralda was a quality server. We didn't enjoy being put into a back room that had a less cozy feel and an echo. If got loud as more people were brought in. We understand it's not preferable to have a party of two at a bigger table but being tucked in the corner was not enjoyable and there were many options to be in the main dining area even when we left. My recommendation of this place would come with caveats regarding the ambiance.

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  20. RobertP

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Parker’s….great food, great service, easy to access and park! It is one of our most highly prized restaurants near our home.

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  21. ChrisZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great selection of wine . The menu has something for everyone. I will be back for more Lobster Bisque.

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  22. ChicagoGirl

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought a dear friend to Parker’s to celebrate her birthday. The excellent service was only surpassed by the delicious food and beautiful presentation. Both of us enjoyed a glass of wine and were impressed with the great wine selection available. Parker’s surprised my friend with a beautiful card signed by all the staff and a mini birthday cake with candles. Once again, Parker’s exceeded all my expectations for food and service.

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  23. MargaretJ

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place! We always have a great meal and the service is terrific!

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  24. LochinS

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business lunch was nice and pleasant. Esmeralda did a fantastic job. Food was incredible.

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  25. ckbk

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    After 15 minutes no one had come to our table;went to the hostess. A waitress did come after another wait, she was lovely. Food was ok, they were packed, we went to hear the Sunday jazz, only heard them play a 3-4 songs. Disappointing
    Parkers' Restaurant & BarResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am sorry we did not fully meet all your expectations. At your convenience, I would really like to hear more details, as our Jazz Brunch is a newer meal period, and anything we could do to improve, would be great for all of us. Please call me at the restaurant (630) 960-5700. I am here every day except Sundays and Tuesdays and I look forward to speaking with you. Thank you. -Fred J. Gore

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  26. MichaelH

    Chicago

    212 reviews

    3.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday brunch with a New Orleans (Mardi Gras) theme -- but it's not really a brunch. Very limited breakfast selections, i.e., one omellete, one quiche and their variation on eggs benedict. No eggs/bacon/toast/pancakes/waffles, etc. Food and service were both good. The dixieland band (trio) was okay. Brunch for two was $80.00 + tip.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They are very consistent and always provide a very good experience.

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  28. SS89

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I sat in the bar and it was phenomenal! 5 stars all around, we will def be back soon!!

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  29. RobertS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Parker is definitely more expensive restaurant and expectations. Go up when you eat at someplace like this. But would never recommend this three season port that’s been turned into part of the restaurant. It was very noisy and felt like you were almost outside. The food is pretty good value for the money. 

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  30. JudyM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their entree.

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  31. RitaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food came out very hot. The portions were very large. The fish was cooked to perfection. I’ll wait till was very friendly.

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  32. jaybrooks

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We've come here for several years and it's one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always quite good and the music in the bar is second to none. We had a new server and she was not very good. We asked for no cheese on our salads and they both come out with cheese. It was my birthday, and she brought me out a "free" cheesecake and explained that we were both gluten and dairy free and that I'd like a flourless chocolate cake instead and I'd like raspberry sorbet substituted for the ice cream. This is something you have always done for us. When the flourless came out, it had the ice cream and a side bowl of the raspberry sorbet. When the bill came, she charged us for the flourless chocolate cake, raspberry sorbet and she listed the "free birthday dessert at $0. When we questioned her on the sorbet and she rudely said, "You didn't say that." Then, after she saw our expression, she changed it to, "I didn't understand that. My response to her behavior was to give her a really bad tip. I usually tip 20% and I took off the $11.00 we we charged for the "free" birthday cake. I'm not sure if she's new, but she needs some better training regardless.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very classy place. Wine list was very good. The service was excellent. I had the sturgeon- which was nothing less than spectacular. My friend who comes often ordered her favorite whitefish and my other friend had the short ribs - which I sampled and were wonderful. The bar area had a lounge singer/pianist which was very cool, but the noise level in the restaurant was not so loud that we couldn’t converse comfortably. Excellent experience.

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  34. LOakbrookTerrace

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parker's is a first-class restaurant in every respect. It's especially great for special evenings and celebrations. They never miss a beat in making your time enjoyable.

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  35. SRGA

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at Parkers was fantastic. Last time I ate there I had a few issues but since that time they have made changes. Dinner last night was fantastic across the board.

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  36. MikeE

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, but the food was just okay and it was VERY expensive. My steak sandwich had too much cheese on it for my taste. Further, the salad was just okay (eaten by my co-worker). Portions were nice, but if I had to pay what we did, I would have preferred smaller portion with higher quality food.

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  37. SuzanneZ

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch with an awesome server, Esmeralda. She was attentive, helpful and told us about all the upcoming events and the manager and chef came to our table to talk about a special request. Lunch was lovely. That’s why we come here often. We were there for 3 hours and it just went so fast.

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  38. Gary

    Chicago

    511 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    511 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were great. I would definitely return return to this restaurant again.

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  39. GerMar

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both excellent. A manager stopped by twice. It was a perfect destination for a birthday celebration.

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  40. mmlm

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, top shelf cocktails, superior service and Carmen on the piano make for a perfect night. We love Parker’s and get there as often as we can.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 960-5700.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 3988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

1000 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highland Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Downers Grove
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in private lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pawel Marszalek
  • Entertainment
    Wednesday through Friday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (630) 960-5700
  • Private party facilities
    We have four Private Dining Rooms, ranging in capacity from 6 to 50 guests, all containing AV capabilities and a wide variety of seating configurations. Personalized menus, 745 unique wines and a huge selection of liquors, insures that your event will be nothing short of perfect.
  • Private party contact
    Linda Stevens: (630) 960-5703
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