Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.6
3097 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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 three-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 2:15 PM and for Dinner on Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, & Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
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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 3097 people are saying
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DeirdreH
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Steaks were cooked as ordered. Lobster meat portion for surg and turf was mildly disappointing. Dessert was excellent. Various and delicious drink selection.

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vipPete
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Was tight table for 6 of us but “ok”; we were in room separate from dining room; it was super noisy; I’d add cloth curtains to deaden the noise; overall a very nice dinner

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vipLinda
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was our server and he was excellent. The food was fabulous as always. I’ve never had a bad meal. One of my favorite restaurants.

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Francko
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My best overall experience anywhere since the start of pandemic. Salmon was perfect, as requested, medium rare. Mahi, squash soup, beet salad were excellent. Service was great.

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RFFrank
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Frequent customer -- 1x/month. Food and wine selection very good. Service between portions a bit slow which we realize is most likely due to inadequate staff due to pandemic.

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vipannk
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful evening in a great atmosphere with our very attentive server, Alexander.

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JandD
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and Service was great as usual. Always enjoy sitting near the large fireplace especially during these winter months.

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DonM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Little higher price than expected, with even being at a higher end restaurant. It was great overall. Will go back again.

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vipOtts
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

always great consistent food, god quality fish ( we are in seafood supply industry and do not supply to them but appreciate the quality where they source theirs. It could use a bit more ambiance but overall its a great spot !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner and friends.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate your great review and we hope to see you back very soon!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our number one choice for a special occasion.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you David! We are honored to be your top choice and we look forward to seeing you in the future!

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vipmondoatt5
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak I’ve ever had. The service was outstanding! Highly recommend!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

We sure appreciate your glowing review! We proudly serve Creekstone Farms steaks and chops. We are very pleased that you also enjoyed the service, and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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vipFrancineM
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love Parker’s but was disappointed when I was charged $12 for an extra scallop when scallops added to a steak dinner are $9

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vipjelwor
Detroit
54 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable evening of dining! The New Year's Eve menu was excellent with good variety. Our service was outstanding. As I told my family Parker's is the only restaurant we will go to on New Year's Eve.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

We appreciate your wonderful review! We hope to see you back very soon.

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vipDee17
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to be seated in the lounge for dinner. The food was excellent along with the service. And the live entertainment was definitely a plus to the enjoyment.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you ! We're pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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KeithK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was very attentive and helpful in the meal selection. Full course dinner was outstanding. Will definitely return!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you very much for the great review! We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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JAHR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated next to a table of 6 older adults and one of them was very hard of hearing. Therefore they all shouted at each other the whole meal which spoiled it for us. Other than that, everything was great

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JayL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife, son, daughter-in-law, and I all ordered the bouillabaisse and it was delicious. Other than us, there was no one here at the time we were at the restaurant (4:45 PM on a Tuesday) so our server was very friendly and attentive to us. We also were very pleased with the desserts-key lime pie, bread pudding, and caramel Budino. We are not an alcohol drinking family, but their wine list is extensive and should please anyone wanting an alcoholic beverage with their meal. When we left around 6:30 PM, the restaurant was starting to fill, so 5 PM is a good time to come on a week day.
All in all we had a great time here. Have been here many times and will continue coming here to dine.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for the great review!

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vipDocZ
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the whole family there for Christmas Eve and the staff was pleasant and accommodating especially Carl our waiter Thanks to the whole staff and the food was excellent as usual

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vipLunchR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Not what Parkers used to be. Will change it up for Christmas Eve next year.

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Eldee
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS ALWAYS PARKER'S DOES A WONDERFUL JOB OF SERVICE AND FOOD. WE ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO EATING AND LISTENING TO JAZZ. THE DRINKS ARE GREAT!

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viphawk00
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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vipSusanJ
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Christmas Eve dining experience at Parkers'. It was a festive atmosphere with the tastefully done Holiday decorations. The salmon and mahi mahi were fresh and very good. Loved the bread pudding dessert. Service was good and attentive.

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DebbieZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience for my mom's 80th birthday celebration was outstanding! The bright and happy atmosphere with piano lounge music coming from the bar makes for a wonderful experience for all ages. Best filet, burger and salmon we've had in a long time. Their whipped potatoes are in close competition with my husband's recipe. The desserts are a must too! Thank you!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on December 24, 2021

We appreciate your glowing review and we're happy to have been a part of your Mother's birthday celebration!

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vipJPSANA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very festive and inviting. Our server was awesome. Her recommendations were spot on. The boulibaise was fresh and tasty. My wife's scallops were perfect just right doneness with a fantastic sauce. But the highlight was desert
BUTTERCAKE was recommended. Moist smooth with an ice cream topper. This is a great place.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We agree with you regarding the Buttercake; it's fantastic!

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vipShawnD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Phenomenal for business meetings. Service was astonishing and food was outstanding

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thank you, we appreciate your great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We simply decided to go here with family. Every course, from the soup to the appetizers to the main courses to the desserts, were delicious. In addition, the service was friendly and quick. It also was a large dining room, so it was easy to make a reservation.

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vipdchgb
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice for a special occasion as it’s a little pricey.

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vip60foodjunkie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the Christmas season with friends

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on December 24, 2021

We're pleased that you all enjoyed your celebration and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DavidD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am contemplating never eating another meal in my life as the dinner I had last night was perfection. We started off with CRISPY CALAMARI & SHRIMP along with the ROASTED TOMATO CROSTINI as our appetizers. I had the PAN SEARED HUDSON CANYON SCALLOPS while others enjoyed the CEDAR PLANK ROASTED LAKE SUPERIOR WHITEFISH and the GRILLED 12 OZ. CENTER CUT PORK CHOP. All three selections were outstanding and not a scrap of food was left on the plates. I excused myself from the table and was surprised when I returned to find dessert was waiting on the table. A KEY LIME PIE and CARAMEL BUDINO were an especially delightful finish to the perfect dinner. As MacArthur said when he was ordered to leave Corregidor in WWII, "I shall return."

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on December 24, 2021

My goodness, what a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a memorable meal, and we hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and was better than I expected, good for dates or larger groups. The drinks were on point 😀

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vipJamesC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Our table of 3 was in an incredibly loud private room with larger tables….service was great, food was very good….couldn’t wait to leave because of intolerable noise

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious gourmet meal! You can never go wrong with the restaurant! The scallops were amazing! The service was also very good despite the staff shortages lately; I was impressed.

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vipdrmo
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Parkers was one of my go to restaurants.
In fact it was the first restaurant we went to when they first reopened after covid. I also took my staff there for xmas dinner.
Ate there friday night. I ordered a manhattan.it was supposed to come with 2 luxardo cherries. It came without and i hsd to ask. Almost like tbey were hoping i would forget.($$$)
We ordered the carpaccio appetizer which disappointed. They should go and try francesca's to see what it should taste like.
My favorite entrée is their pork chop. It used to arrive moist and tender with blue cheese slightly melted on top. Now the blue cheese is in the veggies on the side.
My husband ordered the Mahi and it was cooked correct with a tasty beurre blanc.
Maybe "supply chain" issues are at fault but they need to step it up

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vipMeee
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kitchen and staff did great! Meals were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening at Parker’s.
Lovely Christmas decorations.
Top notch service.
Excellent delicious food.
Will definitely return.

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SharonN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I wanted a quiet, pretty lunch spot. Parker’s was great and our server Andrea was wonderful.

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JimN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Appeared to need another bartender and bar area was noisy with the piano. Food and atmosphere excellent. Quality restaurant.

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vipMarty
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our friend’s retirement and everything was outstanding. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, love Parkers.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thank you for the fantastic review, and we're so pleased that your group enjoyed the retirement party!

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HoneyHarvestGirl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always amazing and the is wonderful. The wine is fabulous and ordered a bottle to go!

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 3097 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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