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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
3491 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Dine with us for lunch or dinner and you’ll find the west side’s most compelling selection of globally inspired cuisine prepared with ingredients derived from the freshest American sources.

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, dinner, and private functions. We are open for lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 AM to 3:00 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. We have live music in the lounge, Wednesday - Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM & Saturday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 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. Come see what what we have to offer.

  • Private party contact

    Tempest Johnson: (630) 960-5700

  • Neighborhood

    Downers Grove

  • Cross street

    Highland Avenue

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in private lot.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday through Saturday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 6:00 p.m. until 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

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What 3,491 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. S

    Steaklover

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I love the way they prepare the Whitefish here and the Butter cake for dessert is delicious. The past 2 times I have been here recently, the service was not good, but this time it was very good. Depending on where you are seated, it can be hard to hear your own conversation, even when they're not super-busy.
  2. PN

    ParlourN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful evening at this Downers Grove gem! Perfection every time!
  3. CA

    CallieAnn

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent food and service at Parkers Restaurant last night. It is a beautiful restaurant and look’s especially lovely in the evening. Restaurants have raised prices, so, it is a pricey event.
  4. EP

    EileenP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Lobster bisque soup is all my husband talked about prior to our dining. Presentation was slightly disappointing since they used to pour the soup over a nicely presented pile of lobster meat. It was louder than I expected but it was packed with patrons.
  5. j

    jwbfoodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Parkers! You feel like your invited into someone’s home when you dine here. Manager is outstanding and trickles down to all the staff! Another favorite is the bat lounge singer. She’s amazing! Not to mention the fantastic food! You really can’t go wrong with this choice.
  6. AA

    AAdiner

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My overall assessment is “meh”. The menu is unimaginative, the food is overpriced, and the drinks are really overpriced. Probably won’t go again.
  7. SB

    SuzyB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the drinks were perfect, and the service was amazing!
  8. B

    Bahman

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary on this occasion. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and our waitress. We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers and entrees, and were surprised by a beautiful “happy anniversary” dessert plate of lemon meringue cake!! It was a truly memorable dinner!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had dinner on Sunday night. It was absolutely wonderful!! The king cut prime rib was exceptional. The best prime rib I've had in the western suburbs. My husband had the halibut special and he loved his entree as well. The menu is classic and varied! Great cocktails menu too. Our server, Alexander, was great - personable and knowledgeable. Chef Pawel Marszalek came by our table as did GM Michael Vivirito. The cheesecake was fabulous - a recipe of Chef's mom- perfect ending to our meal! Will definitely return!!
  10. A

    Anoel

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    We dined at Parker’s on January 14th. Our reservation was for 7:30 and we were seated at 8:00. When we walked in about 7:20, there was barely a place to stand. The restaurant was overbooked and from what I overheard an employee saying, understaffed. They ran out of clean glassware at the bar. I also think because of the rush, cleanliness protocol was not adhered to. That said, the staff did a great job serving people (the best they could under the circumstances) wand the food was not disappointing. Perhaps Parker’s should be a bit more cognizant as to overbooking.
  11. K

    Karen1017

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Server very knowledgeable on wines and very unobtrusively attentive
  12. MT

    MarkT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone very friendly, helpful, and courteous. We felt like big shots!
  13. MH

    MichaelH

    Chicago

    196 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have not been to Parkers for a couple of years as our last two visits were disappointing. Tonight's dinner was outstanding. Sat in the lounge. Our server, Dave, was terrific. Oysters Rockefeller, short ribs and whitefish were all delicious. We enjoyed everything.
  14. c

    charles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we have ben there. It was very good and the service was excellent.
  15. KM

    KathyM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and the ambience of the restaurant was very inviting.
  16. A

    Annie

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the happy hour menu, live music and always a pleasure to have Tim as our waiter.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely enjoyed our experience from the first step in the door when a hint of smoked wood smell captured our senses to the last succulent bite of our perfectly created key lime pie. All of the staff were kind, caring, articulate, and professional. The food was savory and prepared with knowledge and talent. Can’t wait to return!
  18. o

    owrobo

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic at Parkers! New chef and new menu items. Loved the Mahi!!
  19. J

    Judy

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  20. M

    Marley

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bar area with piano and singer. Excellent liquor choices. Food was excellent!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent
  22. C

    Chariot

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Salmon with cranberry topping was outstanding. Loved that the chef willingly honored our request regarding our meal prep. Thank you.
  23. LM

    LindaM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our dining experience at Parkers was excellent! Our server, Lauren was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks! Took her suggestions and throughly enjoyed our dinner. Thank you your wonderful experience. We’ll be back again.
  24. BB

    BruceB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the Happy Hour and live music. A very enjoyable experience.
  25. j

    jackie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parkers' Restaurant is a great place to celebrate special occasions. The food is always delicious.
  26. J

    Jason

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Food was great but the atmosphere was marginal. Service was ok but not what is expected for a fine restaurant. Seating for us was not great, seating us next to the kitchen with lots of noise including servers and cooks talking loud and laughing throughout our meal. The Hostess and waiter would not accommodate us to move to another table despite the fact that the restaurant was empty and the fact that we were celebrating my father's birthday and my parents are hard of hearing and ambient sounds and noises make it hard for them to hear. I have never been in a restaurant that does not honor a simple request from a guest especially for health and disability reasons.
  27. G

    Georgie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    My soup arrived lukewarm. My husband's filet had gristle running through the center with fat all around the outside. He asked to have 1/2 of his salad boxed to take home and only received 1/4--we don't even know if it was his salad so we tossed that. I had the short rib which was not tender nor did it have any taste. This is not the Parkers' we have been familiar with in the past. It was especially disappointing since this was for a birthday celebration.
  28. w

    wwkiii

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this place. Cozy bar with a superb pianist. The whitefish was overcooked but all in all a very good meal in a wonderful atmosphere
  29. D

    Diner414

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, I just wish they’d turn the heat down in the place.if you get seated by a window, their floor heaters really make it hot to the point of being uncomfortable.
  30. JN

    JaniceN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parker's is OUTSTANDING!!! The food and service is consistently excellent!
  31. CE

    CherylE

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This was our first time dining here. We went late on NYE (8:30 p.m.). They were out of many menu items that were on the special NYE menu. We were disappointed to not be able to have lobster, scallops, or crab dip. My entree (sea bass) that I had to settle for was okay but not exceptional, it was overpriced for what it was. My husband's fingerling potatoes were clearly dried out from being pre-cooked. Unfortunately, we would not return.
  32. B

    Boopster

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Sadly I couldn't give it as good a review as I would have liked but I had the chicken dinner and the chicken was too dry to eat. I understand that it was New Year's Eve so will take that into account and give it a yes for a recommendation. I have been to Parker's before and had a better experience.
  33. J

    Jrd1

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. John was an excellent server.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprised on a New Year’s Eve that we got seated exactly at our reservation time at seven. Call a few people in the lobby but they just kept things going sitting people on time certainly looks like the challenges that a New Year’s Eve evening can bring we’re nonexistent for this restaurant in their staff. Waiter was wonderful the food was much better and will not wait for a holiday to return to this restaurant. One of the last best decisions we made in 2022 was to reserve a table at this restaurant.
  35. MK

    MbKPJK

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have had much better meals here. Chalking it up to NYE. Special scallops were ok but pretty small. One person had special lobster tails which were pretty chewy. Not so special and seem to reflect cutting corners than special pricing on what is generally very good. Raw tuna appetizer and bread pudding did not disappoint and server was excellent. A tad off.
  36. DK

    DonK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    New Years Eve celebration with family. We loved the room we were seated, we felt like regulars! LOL. Parker’s delivered as always. Thanks for coming in, we really appreciate the establishment and the staff. Happy New Year.
  37. JG

    JonasG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service…food was serve promptly and hot! 👍👍
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I made dinner reservations to celebrate our 3 year anniversary and New Year’s Eve. All the staff was wonderful and the food was to die for. They even surprised us with a desert for our anniversary. Overall I really enjoyed out night and hope to go back soon.
  39. DK

    DaveK

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was not told or expecting the modified menus for New Year eve. Still everything was great
  40. K

    Kristine

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had New Years Eve dinner here. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our server, Lauren was very professional, friendly and attended to every detail.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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 4.7 stars by 3491 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 57 times today
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

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Tuesday through Saturday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 6:00 p.m. until 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. Come see what what we have to offer.

  • Private party contact

    Tempest Johnson: (630) 960-5700

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