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Profile - Parkers' Restaurant & Bar, Downers Grove, IL

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
4038 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Very Best of Land & Sea. 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, Sunday brunch, dinner, and private functions. We are open for lunch Monday - Friday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Sunday brunch 10:00 AM to 2:30 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. Live music in the lounge, Wednesday - Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM & Saturday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Our Crooners Thursday series features Lenny Capp, Randy McCallister, & Gary Ward. If New Orleans inspired food & jazz are more your style, come see McCrackin's Oysters and the Fred Cantu Dixieland Trio during during Sunday Brunch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 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.
  • Private party contact
    Linda Stevens: (630) 960-5703
  • Neighborhood
    Downers Grove
  • Cross street
    Highland Avenue
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in private lot.
  • Entertainment
    Wednesday through Friday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 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

What 4,038 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

4,038 Reviews
  1. LandR

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, the service and food were excellent. We had wanted a booth in the bar area but were told they don't take reservations. I made dinner reservations in the dining room instead. However, there was one booth available in the bar, but the hostess said it was reserved. I asked can't we sit in the open booth - "no, because it is reserved" but you don't reserve in the bar I said,..." We went round and round. We just sat at a table. Love the bar area - Tim and Dave are fabulous there.

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  2. Basicfoodie

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parkers does not disappoint service and food were excellent! One of my favorite places to go for business and personal.

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  3. JMFEC

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jazz brunch is a great experience at Parker’s! New Orleans theme with many selections from the menu including prime rib (excellent choice and medium rare served just right) and spicy shrimp and grits (four huge prawns on buttery grits with a andouille bacon sauce). French toast was also delicious. Plenty of libations to choose from and deserts looked great but we had no room. The three piece jazz band was very entertaining and talented (Windy City ramblers)

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  4. Trina

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the Sunday Jazz Brunch. The ambiance was great, the servers and service was great. The food we selected was disappointing. I had the quiche, Louisiana variation, it wasn’t fluffy, it was overdone. The plate also had a pile of weeds, just a waste, a few pieces of fruit would have been better. My husband had the eggs benedict, Louisiana variation, the flavors were not good together, it had pulled pork and a tomato based hollandaise sauce.

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  5. LuvFoodAndWine

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Only two things to improve upon: Restaurant is too noisy; find a way to make it quieter. It appears the restaurant uses the same wine glasses regardless of the quality/price of the bottle. For the more expensive bottles (over $100??) they should use a nicer glass.

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  6. wwkiii

    Chicago

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, especially eating in the bar when the pianist is performing. Our server, Tim, is top drawer. My only complaint last night was that the whitefish was overcooked. The flavor was good but the texture was like mush. Overall, the experience was nice, despite the entrée snafu.

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  7. WorldTravelerSeeksQuiet

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Best lobster bisque I have ever tasted. Scallops like butter. Everything we ordered was perfect. Highly recommend Parker’s. We went because we wanted a fabulous meal and a nice atmosphere to relax and connect. We were not disappointed.

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  8. DavidM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Comfortable setting with a noise level which allowed conversation. Tasty food, good service.

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  9. RebeccaS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Easter dinner at Parker's. You could tell they were prepared for such a busy day, and it was all hands on deck with servers, runners, and managers who were walking around to check on tables. Food was served promptly and was delicious. Looking forward to going back for their jazz brunch sometime.

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  10. Bahman

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable Easter dinner at Parker’s. The food was delicious and service was great.

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  11. DeeDeeL

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent jazz brunch! We’re looking forward to the next one

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  12. LanceG

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. It was first time there and will definitely be back. Carole was an amazing waitress

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alexander was the best server!! Such good customer service. The filet was cooked perfectly. The live music was a special touch. Will definitely come again.

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  14. ettore

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager, Karen provides an excellent dining experience. Her staff and food quality is exceptional.

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  15. Rick

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience - delicious food, outstanding service in a lovely environment.

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  16. Pastora

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our efficient server Kim remembered our preferences from a previous visit. The shrimp and grits, the best I’ve eaten—right amount of heat from the andouille, balanced by a dollop of creamy, tasty grits. The asparagus in the omelet was bright green with just the right amount of crunch; plenty of crab and Gruyère cheese completed an excellent dish. The accompanying potatoes were just crusty enough to envelop the smooth earthy interior. Altogether a delicious meal made delightful by the wandering musicians!

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  17. JeanE

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. They truly know how to make their customers feel special and the food is always excellent. We had a special day we wanted to celebrate and they did not make a particular item we craved on Sundays. The maitre'd of the day, Fred, was kind enough to offer to make it without any suggestion or whining from me. When the day came, we enjoyed our first New Orleans brunch with them and wondered why we waited so long. They had excellent entertainment, service and our food, as always, was prepared with love. If you haven't been here as of yet, you better get there soon. All this time, you've been missing out on a real gem and need to play catch up!

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  18. PattyS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 4 celebrating a birthday. Everyone from the staff at the hostess stand to the wait staff acknowledged the event. All 4 meals were excellent and same with the service. Truly incredible experience.

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  19. Lindy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and would go back again. Loved the square table for 8 people.

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  20. LisaL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience from start to finish. The food was fabulous, service was stellar and the ambiance was perfect. We will definitely be returning!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the 50 $ seabass . The portion size for the price was small but tasty . My husband whose birthday it was ordered the lobster ravioli and felt somewhat misled by the servers interpretation about the lobster in it . The portion was ok , but no real “ lobster “ taste or pieces .

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a nice menu. So many options. We had prime rib and scallops. Both were perfect! Service was great too. Would go back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding! Loved our dining experience at Parkers last Saturday night. The ambiance, food and waitress made for a wonderful evening with my family and 2 elderly parents. We all enjoyed a variety of different entrees from filet, NY strip, bouillabaisse and pot roast. The appetizers were also delicious. We tried the shrimp cocktail, New England clam chowder soup, roasted tomato crostini's and Cesar salad. A very enjoyable evening all around. Will definitely return again!

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  24. Stingray

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner, service and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning again.

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  25. davidc

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding we will be back for sure

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  26. doctorj

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal with good service. Salmon Poke Bowl was great.

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  27. DebbieC

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a filet, 2 others -the whitefish and 1 had the bouillabaisse . All were fabulous!!

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  28. KennethH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The peak of the Saturday night dinner time is understaffed.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The highlight of my dining experience was, without a doubt, the Barramundi. This dish is a testament to the chef’s artistry and the kitchen’s commitment to sourcing the freshest, most sustainable produce. The barramundi, a fish known for its buttery texture and delicate flavor, was cooked to perfection. Its skin was crisped to a golden hue, encasing the moist, flaky flesh within. It was served atop a bed of vibrant, seasonal vegetables, each bite a harmonious blend of earth and sea. Parker Restaurant is not just a place to eat; it's a destination for those who appreciate fine dining in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor passing through, a meal at Parker promises not only to satisfy your hunger but to leave you with a lasting impression of culinary excellence.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing and Andrea, our server, made it great experience all around.

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  31. SherryD

    Chicago

    129 reviews

    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh, where do I start? We had never been here before and decided to have our Anniversary Dinner here. Michael and his staff made it BEYOND special! We decided to wait for our table to be ready at the bar. Michael came over, IMMEDIATELY, wished us Happy Anniversary, said to bartender, Dave, "these are our new friends, please get them a round on me." Upon being seated at our table, we found a card, signed by all the employees waiting for us. We were checked on multiple times by our waiter, Tim, who was always smiling & friendly. For the past 13 years, we have gone out to dinner at least, once to twice a week, and this was honestly THE BEST dining experience we have ever had!! If you haven't been here, you need to go!! Thank you to everyone at Parkers - they really are TOP NOTCH with customer service! PS: Their fresh fish is TOP NOTCH as well!!

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  32. TimR

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was outstanding and our server Esmeralda was fantastic!

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  33. Scott

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall food was ok, but a lot of small issues - appetizer came out cold and uncooked, we had issues getting drinks to our table, service was slow overall. Entrees were good, which saved me from eating the experience lower.
    Parkers' Restaurant & BarResponded on March 7, 2024
    Hello Scott. Thank you for sending your comments regarding your last visit to Parkers' and I apologize it was not as great as it should have been. At your convenience, please give me a call at the restaurant, I'd really like hear the details and do some additional training where needed. I am in the restaurant every day except Sundays and Tuesdays. Thanks. -Fred J. Gore (630.960.5700)

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  34. JacquelineP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parker’s is a favorite amongst my friends and I. Food was delicious, service was fantastic and the drinks were top notch! Can’t wait to come back!

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  35. JMad

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music in the bar. Excellent meal and outstanding service.

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  36. Linda

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the white fish which was excellent. We were a party of six and the service was impeccable and everyone really liked their food.

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  37. CharlieC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu has something for everyone. The specials are always creative. Great wine list, too. We go there regularly.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for a nice dinner out! Service was fantastic and good was delicious! Can’t wait to go back again!

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  39. HectorR

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Halibut dinner, gumbo soup, and beet salad were excellent, but the Prime Rib was a little disappointing (too much fat). Good dinner music and fun atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the New Orleans Mardi Gras vibe and music!. It would be nice to have more options for brunch like waffles or pancakes. Will come back.

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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 4038 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 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Wednesday through Friday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 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.
  • Private party contact
    Linda Stevens: (630) 960-5703
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