Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.6
2812 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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Parkers Restaurant and Bar will reopen on Tuesday, February 23rd and will taking dinner reservations Tuesday thru Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Our lunch service will reopen when it is safe and reasonable to expand our hours of operation and offerings.

The State of Illinois requires all guests to wear face masks in our restaurant. Masks may be removed while eating or drinking, but must be worn when you leave your table.

The health and safety of our guests and employees is a top priority, therefore, we will seat a limited number of guests at a safe distance, offering our seasonal menu to ensure an enjoyable dining experience.

Rest assured, our team will take all appropriate steps to serve you safely. Thank you for your interest in coming back to dine with us. We are grateful for the strong community support our restaurant has enjoyed over the years.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2812 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllenG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish! Service as usual was super waiter was attentive

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vipSallyK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience every time you go there wonderful food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan is amazing!! We've had her before as our waitress, and we were so pleased to see her again before you guys have to close for the new restrictions. She is so nice and thorough. She knows when to come to the table and when to let us enjoy our food. She is a great asset to Parkers and we love seeing her!

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MarthaD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and it was not busy at all. Good food and service. Would go again.

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vipUSVisitor
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, extensive and interesting wine list and wonderful, personal service. We had a terrific time and experience!

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
456 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.....excellent service from Brittany and team.
A pleasure to dine here....
we will return!

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sylvesterl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food superb, Ryan was a wonderful server. Will keep coming back

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DavidH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delightful surprise. Everything was delicious! Well prepared and flavorful! Don’t skip the butter cake at the end... one of the best things I have ever eaten

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vipLizW
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have nailed the spacing here, with ample room between tables and customers. The food is outstanding, drinks delicious and service is impeccable. One of our very favorites - we especially enjoy the bar area when the pianist is there. So glad they are open!

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vipWpaj
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mae, was outstanding. Friendly and attentive.

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vipBJSreview
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Parker’s and the service was incredible and the food amazing yet again. Brittney was our server who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the food. She could even explain how the size of the oyster impacts their flavor and texture and why they are the size and shape they are. We will return many times over to Parker’s.

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greatnight
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an remarkable experience. From the ambiance, service and quality of the food. Great menu and we loved the decor/look of the dining area. Our waitress, May, was excellent and informative.
Wish there was a way for restaurants to alert diners to a coming service giver. It's a scramble to get the mask back on.
We will be back, great experience.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating our son's 21st birthday and to be honest, it was our first "inside" meal we had out. What a great night we all had. From the minute we walked in, we were greeted with such a friendly vibe. Once we sat down all the nervousness was gone. It was almost like we had our own private expierence due to the distancing of other guests. Our server was great along with all the other staff members. The manager came up and wished our son a happy birthday and asked how we were doing. What I really loved was that everytime a party was finished and left, staff would clean the table and wipe down every chair. It really gave me piece of mind during this crazy time. Thanks for a great night/memories for myself and my family!

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vipRIch
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Great to get out of the house and to our favorite restaurant! Five stars all around, as usual. However, the 2 star rating doesn’t come lightly. Why the two stars? On Parker’s website, they explained their safety protocol in detail, and we felt safe and sure based upon that. Upon arrival, hostesses were masked and we were shown to our table... and tables were placed very far apart. All good. (We remained masked except to eat.). However, while wait staff was masked, only the server who brought our plates was gloved. Drinking glasses and beverages were grasped and brought with bare hands. More disconcerting was the fact that one of the chefs we observed throughout dinner kept his mask below his nose, and often simply had it down around his neck. He was also conversing with staff from time to time, so they most definitely were aware, but said nothing to him. Hopefully they’ll rectify this and make it the perfect dining experience we’ve come to expect from Parker’s over the years.

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vipJRyan
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and terrific service

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brendaR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a beautiful time at Parker’s

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TerryO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very happy with the meal. We sat outside and the ambiance was great. We enjoyed some of our favorites. Only negative feedback is that the mashed potatoes that evening seemed a little runny. Not a huge problem, just not what we expected.

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MarkH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker’s always has wonderful service but we especially enjoy their wait staff in the bar. Add Carmen Stokes on piano and vocals and you get why we spent our 39th anniversary at Parker’s. By far Downers Grove’s best dining experience.

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JohnImm
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Parker’s is great even though they dropped the ice cream tower and bread pudding. Lol.
What ruined our evening was a woman sitting at a table next us that was hacking and coughing for the first hour we were there.
She had no mask on and didn’t even cover her mouth when she coughed ever 20 seconds.
It ruined our meal that’s for sure.
No fault of Parker’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing date night. Waitress was great, food was amazing... whenever I want to treat my lady, we’ll certainly be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a typical location for our business meal with the three partners. The menu items always have excellent range of choices and this remains true even with the pandemic-simplified menu.

Seafood may be their strength but the lamb chops deserve praise.
Service is always pleasant and never an issue.
Strongly recommended for a friends get-together.
If you haven’t been here before it can certainly be a special occasion.

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vipc669226
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The hostess who seated us never told us about the on-line menu, so we sat for fifteen minutes until we finally saw our waitress who told us. Thirty two minutes for the first drink to arrive. One place setting was not initially provided. Dirty dishes sat on the table for long periods. I waived down our aloof waitress who put an order in the system instead of come to the table. Very long wait times between courses. This was probably our tenth dinner at Parker’s, but will be our last until their Coronacation is over.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fabulous. My lovely wife and I had our 20th anniversary dinner.

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RobertaM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I (there were 8 of us) went to Parker's for the first time. I was very happy with the food, service and ambience.

There was safe distancing between tables and the staff all wore face masks.

We would go back to Parker's to celebrate special occasions.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
456 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow.....our first time visiting and dining and left us a great first impression!
We loved the food, service and private dining room.
Gustavo and team were polite, professional and expeditious!!

We will come back!

JJ
vipJJeter
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Social distancing was observed, we felt comfortable with that. We had the 10ounce filet, it was perfectly cooked. Medium rare is difficult on a thick piece of beef but the cook did it just right, red not purple in the center. Also came with sautéed vegetables which were perfectly cooked that is blazing hot but crispy not soggy. Thanks to the cooks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food were excellent and the service was outstanding!

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RobertQ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding but the wine was very expensive!

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TimothyS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a party of 6 and there were perhaps only half of the tables normally there due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Our waitress was great. We had the pizza, polenta fries and the cheese plate for appetizers and two of us had the lobster bisque, all were very good and the presentation of the lobster bisque is a nice touch. We had a grilled scallops dish, a lobster roll, the cheeseburger, strip steak and two filets. All of our entries were excellect. I do not know how we had room for the desserts that we had. We also had a couple of cappicinos with dessert, something I always like to top of a great meal.

JD
vipJD25
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food outstanding

JM
vipJosephM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good dinner. Very quiet due to COVID-19. Really good to get out.

RJ
vipRJS6675
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Trying to get used to the new abnormal regarding eating at restaurants....many now have limited offerings on their menus and we miss not being able to have some of our favorite items!!
What Parker’s did offer was very good - we started out with some raw oysters: then I had the bouillabaisse and my husband had the fish special. We enjoyed some wine and also had a key lime torte!

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vipMarkS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the monchong on a cedar plank w sautéed spinach and mashed. Excellent. May gave us great service.

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JudithD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Parkers is one of my favorites! The salmon dish is outstanding, especially all the flavors of the rice and vegges mingling together with lovely fish. Unfortunately I tried the lamb chops this time. There was actually very little meat on the chops and a lot of fat. I know this is how the chops come, but these had less edible portion than I have ever seen. The veggie side was too small and not very tasty.

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Tweetie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely dinner & evening at Parker’s Grill. Our sever, Marianna, was efficient and very pleasant. The cedar planked Whitefish and Sea Bass we’re perfectly cooked and delicious. We will be back!

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vipYOLODad
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good food great service. well socially distanced. really enjoyed our night

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vipPaulB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice selection. Tthe bouillabaisse is phenomenal. The lounge area has music on select evenings.

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vipDiningdiva
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate our anniversary. The service was friendly and our food was delicious. We were surprised with a special anniversary dessert, which was also excellent. We will be back.

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DanM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't be disappointed with your dining experience. Outstanding food, very attentive service and a pleasant atmosphere.

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KarenV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a shaded spot on their outdoor patio - service was great, food was delicious! Had the cedar plank white fish with sauted spinach and mashed potatoes and the meal was yummy. We will definitely go there again!

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 2812 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.

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