Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 Monday through Saturday evenings.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipNMA1
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipJanette
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Nick, was very good but he was very busy. He recommended the butter cake and it was to die for.

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vipAK47
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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KathyK
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipphoto
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food!

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xtam
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipLMLS
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Paul
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipAmyJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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VictorB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Noise level is a bit high.

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vip24din
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. ❤️

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vipRoseanneP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Connie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual.

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PaigeA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Love the pizza and cotton candy dessert. Live music.

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WesR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

thank you!

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DouglasM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good at consistently great Parker’s. Our Server Mariana gracious and helpful. Nice night.

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orobo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by all, Kati our server was fantastic

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MattK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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imafoodie
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The overall environment is warm and welcoming, the food excellent and the service great

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RadioRoss
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ClaudiaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NM17
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipTMonfire
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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vipSid0977
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have dined at Parkers' many times, consistent well prepared food with good service!

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vipDaveK
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks were good

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VincentF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTheFilter
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipBarefooter
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLisaMcD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day

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vipFrancineM
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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?

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Seafoodlvr
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipRobertV
Chicago
4 reviews