Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.6
2089 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
Parkers' Restaurant and Bar is a chef-driven, full-service, contemporary American restaurant & bar serving lunch, dinner and private functions. The restaurant features fresh fish, seafood and high quality meat preparations. The ambiance reflects a relaxed sophistication emphasizing a mosaic-tiled, open-kitchen adjacent to a refined dining room featuring fabulous hardwood decor. The cocktail lounge offers live jazz on Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(630) 960-5700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick McLaughlin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highland Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is available in private lot. We do offer Complementary Valet on Friday and Saturday.
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Entertainment
Live music on Tuesday Thru Saturday evenings
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

A semi-private dining room, separated from the rest of the restaurant by a few feet, but not closed off by a door. This carpeted space with two parallel banquettes, tends to be quieter and also has beautiful window tables.

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What 2089 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KB
Chicago
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Sophisticated ambiance and extensive menu but not too much so. Food was great and our waitress Susan was wonderful. Highly recommend!

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DL
Chicago
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Lobster and shrimp fritters were great! Lobster mac and cheese excellent - it was a whole lobster tail rather than little pieces mixed in - asparagus too. Other people had lobster rolls which looked excellent. Best calamari.

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R
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Another great meal. Brought family and they were impressed and enjoyed our dining experience. We will be back..

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

We were celebrating 2 birthdays,
They honored my request for seating,
Oysters and lunch express salmon was delicious.
My son who had never been to Parkers,
Said he definitely wants to return when we need a nice restaurant out here.
They gave us a delicious key lime dessert for our birthdays!
Excellent service!
Thank you

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AM
Denver
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Great customer service and friendly staff. My meal was outstanding!

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Delicious meal and great service! Couldn’t have asked for more!!!

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A
Chicago
3.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

My husband and I went to Parker's on Saturday night to hear live jazz. We wanted to hear Carmen Stokes, but she was off that night. Instead, we heard Lynn Hilton, who was excellent. Because we were enjoying the music, we decided to have dinner in the lounge rather than move to the dining room. When we ordered dinner, our waiter never brought us a bread basket. Maybe that's because we were in the lounge, but for what we paid Parker's could have given us some bread. The food we had was delicious, but we wound up spending a lot of money for relatively little to eat and soft drinks only.

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QH
Miami
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

My fish was dry but the rice and vegetables with it were excellent. My husband enjoyed a filet and said it was good, and cooked the way he liked it. I tried a new wine which was very good. It was freezing cold in the room we were in.

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R
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We have driven by Parkers many times in the last several years and often remarked that we should give it a try. Well tonight was the night and the only regret I have is that we didn't try it earlier. The menu, the wine list and the actual food was excellent. The service was consistent with the menu. The prices are in the premium range but so is the food.
Our only complaint perhaps was the air conditioning.....a little uncomfortable for summerware.
In any event, Parkers will definitely be on our restaurant circuit in the future.

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MN
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Everything was very nice!
Food and drinks were delicious, service was great,
Jazz band was great

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

The best in the area!

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M
4.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Wine suggestions/pairings were excellent. Waitress was no better than average.

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R
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

It was our first time dining at Parker....what a pleasant surprise!
Everything about the place was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations.
Will definitely be dining there frequently.

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BA
Orlando
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

It was a birthday and we received a lovely ice cream tower that was complementary. Very nice.

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FC
Key West
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Parker's Restaurant never fails to be excellent. The food is top quality; the menu is not large, but has something for every palate. I had the special, halibut cooked on a cedar plank with sweet potatoes and spinach, and my husband had a steak. Our friend had the short ribs. We all enjoyed the main course. But the dessert - my husband and I had the apple tart, which melted in our mouths. Our friend was adventurous and had the maple cotton candy. WOW!

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BB
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Parkers is always a first class place. My go to for nice nights out.

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TD
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

We love Parkers restaurant. Food and service are always superb! It is great for lunch or dinner, special occasions, business meals, or a romantic dinner! We have never been disappointed! Highly recommend!!

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NA
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

We always enjoy the Seafood in this restaurant, nice, not loud, you can eat a good meal and talk with your companion, I like it very much

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Fathers Day

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LM
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Always a treat to dine at Parker’s. The chef never ceases to amaze with delicious and inventive dishes from the appetizers to desserts! Wonderful Fathers Day meal here with our family

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G
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Parkers is one of our favorite restaurants. We have never been disappointed!

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C
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was very good. Had a shrimp appetizer and a wonton appetizer that were very good. Friend ordered halibut which I tasted and thought was wonderful. I had crab cakes and they were ok, a little dry and bland so I used the extra sauce from the halibut my friend ordered. All servers were great. Plan to visit again soon.

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R
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Appetizer (blackened tilapia wontons) were a great start. We all had fish - yellow fin tuna, salmon, and the daily special wild caught halibut on a cedar plank. All were delicious. Beet salad is always good. Interesting desserts included the ice cream tower and apricot bread pudding. Good wine selection. Newton, our server, was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. He was training a young lady who added to the excellent service.

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K
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Good service, great food.

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JP
4.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

The boulliabase was outstanding! And the portion was enough for two. The crab cakes were also very well received. The pork chops were a little dry, but the side sweet potatoes with cheese were delectable! I live in another state, so I can’t visit often, but I would definitely recommend to others.

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CS
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Took my 94-year old parents here on a weekday for an early celebration lunch for Father's Day. We arrived for a late lunch which was nice because it cleared out and noise level was good for their sensitive hearing. They really enjoyed it, especially the Calamari.

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b
Chicago
2.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

My burger did not resemble the one I ordered in any way. I was on a tight timetable so I chose not to have her take it back because I could not wait for a new one. Disappointing.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Always excellent food and service!

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent good, wine and service. Can’t wait to dine on their patio!

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k
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

I love coming here and keep coming back because Parker's is always perfectly "on point" with everything. :-)) We both had the mini wedge salad to start and that was a lovely, simple "taste sensation" beginning to our dinner. Our waitress was also fantastic. :-)

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LS
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Birthday dinner. The dessert for the birthday boy was delicious and nicely prepared w/ a candle and a message written in chocolate - Happy birthday. It was a nice slice of key lime pie. Enough for all of us to have a taste. Nicely done and appreciated!
Love the ambiance here. Deliciously prepared food and good service.

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F
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Had a birthday lunch with my Mom. We both enjoy the delicious food and atmosphere here. Great service! Veggie lasagna was excellent and my Mom’ fave is the lump crab cake salad. They gave her an individual key lime pie with merengue and berries, which she loved! I tried it too- it was excellent!

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G
Chicago
1.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

I would normally give more stars but we had a 6:30 reservation that was scheduled way in advance. We had to wait forever to be seated they kept telling us everybody there also had a 6:30 reservation there were probably 50 people waiting. Really all had a 6:30 reservation!? No explanation no apologies no nothing management was very poor on that.

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Birthday dinner. Everyone was very happy with their food orders. The ‘Parker Manhattan’ was just average, but halibut, lobster bisque, pork chop, crab cakes all hit the mark!

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RD
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Nick was the perfect server! Personalable and witty! It’s too back about his mom.

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I
Chicago
4.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

We stopped with another couple after a Drury Lane Show. We were pleased they split our beet salad and whitefish dinner which we shared. It makes it a lot easier. We had to ask, but liked the bread and crackers when they came.
One guest was hoping for a chicken entree but there was none. She did like the tilapia tacos.
We thought the whitefish and spinach were well prepared.

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M
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 29, 2018

Anniversary celebration. Newton was awesome as our waiter/ server. We will definitely go back and ask for him. Also, the food was excellent from beginning to end!

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K
2.0
Dined on May 29, 2018

Meal started great server seemed a bit new or nervous not a big deal. As the restaurant filled out we were forgotten about more than once. When we finally received our bill we were overcharged on 2 entrees and an appetizer. After bringing this issue to the attention of our server he apologized and disappeared for 15 minutes. Finally came back to inform us the items have to be changed in the computer before he could fix the issue, another 25 minutes passed and we finally received the corrected bill without any compensation for having to spend over 45 minutes total and being frequently ignored and served last. No apology from a manager either. We will not be back for a long while after years of patronage.

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CH
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent food, service, drinks and wine.

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ET
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Totally enjoyed our dinner at Parkers. Food was delicious and the service outstanding.

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