Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
we offer all of our seafood choices simply prepared charcoal grilled with seasonal vegetable, sun-dried tomatoes, whipped potatoes, extra virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lake Superior Whitefish
Good food. Good service. We were seated in a small room with just 2 other tables which was great since I wear hearing aids and high noise levels are uncomfortable for me.
The bar area was much more crowded and noisy. There was a wonderful pianist but it was too loud for us.
Our waiter, Nick, was very good but he was very busy. He recommended the butter cake and it was to die for.
Probably the best crabcakes I have ever had, outside of Baltimore. The rest of the food was terrific also, the wine quite tasty and the service impeccable. So sad that dine-in service in Illinois has been suspended. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR ... IF THEY OFFER CURBSIDE PICKUP, GET THE CRABCAKES!!
Outstanding meals enjoyed by all. Table was very close to another table which caused some issues for serving the other table. Food very well prepared.
Really great food!
Delicious food and good portions, as always. Excellent menu and wine selections. Sat immediately for our reservation. Service was a bit slow and inconsistent tho.
My husband and I came in for a Friday meatless meal. The waiter brought us a complimentary appetizer they were trying out ( grilled blackened baby squid). It was very good. My meal was a special ( bass) my husband had a pasta dish that was very good. We ordered a house salad and some wine. The meal was good. For the bread at the table there was also some crackers with humus. Very yummy.
Very nice place! Not sure if I would serve the sweet potato fries with very nice cut of pork chop, but chop was cooked to perfection.
We celebrated my son's 11th birthday at Parkers and it was truly a special experience! They personalized the menus for our family group with his name on it and surprised us with a birthday banner at the table. The personal touch and attention to detail will be remembered for years to come.
Great food and service. Noise level is a bit high.
Enjoyed meeting our friends for dinner in this most pleasant atmosphere where our seating requests were honored.. Our server was outstanding, attentive and got it right the first time and our meal was scrumptious!! I enjoyed the chowder, Caesar Salad Crab Cake and my husband loved the perfectly prepared lamb chops. We for sure will return again!! Compliments to the Chef,,wait Staff and extensive wine list. ❤️
Never disappointed with food or service, wonderful atmosphere where you can enjoy a conversation without having to yell over a table. A favorite for years!
The food was excellent. Had An appetizer and dessert in addition to dinner. Food was properly prepared and tasted great.
Our server was very attentive as well.
Wonderful as usual.
Great food. Great service. Love the pizza and cotton candy dessert. Live music.
On this visit, our poor waiter seemed to be really taxed with a number of tables....our dinner started at 7pm and was not over until about 9:30-9:45. So dinner seemed slower than normal. We have come here a few times for our couples night out (8 of us until one passed away and now it is 7) and it has always been very enjoyable and the food is always great. We enjoy the central location for our group, the wonderful food, and the great service; we plan to come again.
Steaks were completely undercooked, calamari was overcooked. Worst part was the fact that we had fruit flies at our table all night. Will not return.
Really good at consistently great Parker’s. Our Server Mariana gracious and helpful. Nice night.
Great service by all, Kati our server was fantastic
The Lobster Bisque is a must. Wonderful start to a nice lunch. Schedule after 1pm for a quieter experience. It can get noisy when large groups are clustered around the fireplace and talking.
Love this place! The overall environment is warm and welcoming, the food excellent and the service great
Parker's never disappoints! The menu is not extensive but everything is excellent. Prices are fairly reasonable and commensurate with the quality. Service is always top notch. Parker's is truly one of our favorites.
Our server, Nick, made all the difference. He gave us spot on recommendations based on our questions without making us feel like he was up-selling - and has a great personality. We come to Parker's occasionally for the great food (we're picky) and atmosphere, would come more often if not so pricey. But the service especially this time, was impeccable. Makes it worthwhile when you have kids and can't go out often! Only one negative - male bartender (didn't get his name) was quite snippy with us (and others, we noticed). Not a good vibe for before dinner.
First time there. Wasn’t our favorite place. We had reservations for 8pm and when we gave our name they said thanks you’re all checked in, then waited while others were seated before us that arrived after us. Not sure if the reservations were real or not, we were there right at 8. We sat elbow to elbow with the diners next to us which limited any real conversation we wanted to have without our neighbors being a part of the discussion. Food was ok, nothing spectacular, bill was modest, service was fine. Hostesses in the front were not the happiest people. When we left I felt like my grumpy coworker was saying good night to me they way she mumbles out good night lol. I said this to my husband and we laughed. Place just didn’t suit us. They were very busy up until 10pm so people must like it. Just was not for us.
Great choice for romantic date. The Piano Bar is a nice warm up before dinner. Anyplace that serves multiple choices of oysters is always high on my to go to list!
I had a larger reservation for a Saturday and while i understand it was a very busy day. We had a reservation for 7pm and didn’t get seated until 8pm. About 730 we were told that they were just finishing up dessert etc. The service was ok but he seemed rather distracted and didn’t get much help. I even felt hurried quite a bit. Everyone did comment that food was good and i didn’t love the special as the sever recommended and wish i had the scallops. The special was a bit dry.
We have dined at Parkers' many times, consistent well prepared food with good service!
Good food, drinks were good
I have never had a bad meal at Parker's. Been going there for a long time. If you go, make reservations and ask for Nick to serve. But you can't go wrong with any of them.
Parker’s is still pretty nice. The clientele is a bit sleepy and the tables can be uncomfortably close but overall the food is solid and reliable. Great crab legs.
Absolutely great Valentines Day Dinner! Halibut and Filet we’re both outstanding and new GM Tim Sandow has breathed a new sense of excitement into Parker’s. Really great to see and will definitely be back!
We were seated at a most uncomfortable table that apparently was an outdoor table used for that night.
It was impossible to sit comfortably. Two other couples were seated at square tables for four. How can we become the lucky couple that is seated at a roomy, comfortable table?
I would recommend this restaurant but if you’re concerned about where you’re seated I wouldn’t recommend. We made a reservation for Valentine’s Day a full month in advance and requested a booth.
We arrived and we were told if we wanted a booth we would have to wait!
We ended up sitting at a table in the lounge, food was good, music in the lounge was also enjoyable.
We started with the grilled baby octopus appetizer, very small and way too much balsamic. I had the boullabaisse which was very good, highly recommend. My wife had a filet mignon which was good.
The special dessert they had (red velvet cake with a cotton candy cloud) was outstanding.
We will go again but probably just for happy hour.
Valentines Day dinner
Our server was very nice, but seemed a little overwhelmed - the kitchen only sent out half the oysters we ordered and that took quite a while to get the other half! Food was very good, but the mix up and subsequent shuffling, and the too small table, made the experience less than optimal. The table for two should have room for food, drinks and service items - we had to remove the candle to handle everything. Suggest you rethink that setup.
The food was amazing — some of the best prepared fish I’ve ever eaten. The bread is also excellent and the value for our meal was great. it’s great to find a gem like this when a lot of our favorite restaurants are closing. Will be going back soon.
Parker's has reliably good food, with good service and pleasant atmosphere.
As always, the food was excellent, service outstanding and atmosphere wonderful. Been going to Parker’s for 20 years and plan to continue.
Parkers' Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 2749 OpenTable diners.
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