Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.6
2881 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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Parkers Restaurant and Bar will reopen on Tuesday, February 23rd and will taking dinner reservations Tuesday thru Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Our lunch service will reopen when it is safe and reasonable to expand our hours of operation and offerings.

The State of Illinois requires all guests to wear face masks in our restaurant. Masks may be removed while eating or drinking, but must be worn when you leave your table.

The health and safety of our guests and employees is a top priority, therefore, we will seat a limited number of guests at a safe distance, offering our seasonal menu to ensure an enjoyable dining experience.

Rest assured, our team will take all appropriate steps to serve you safely. Thank you for your interest in coming back to dine with us. We are grateful for the strong community support our restaurant has enjoyed over the years.
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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 2881 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKristenG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and company. We enjoyed all our meals.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Great, we love to hear this. Thank you for letting us know and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vip10SNE1
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Parker's but were very disappointed that they don't offer their famous maple cotton candy right now. Also, their wines are very limited and pricey, but we bought a bottle anyway.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the information and thank you for understanding as we are adjusting weekly. We hope to see it again soon as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good we thought the menu didn’t match website and wanted crab legs .

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hmmmm, we update the menu daily and we constantly upload the new menus for our most recent changes. We will for sure look into this. Thank you.

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Cappy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed your dinner.

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LindaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, fresh soft shell crabs! A lovely dining experience, it was a relaxing visit with a good friend!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Wonderful, so happy you were able to enjoy that most sought after special. We plan to offer it again in the near future.

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WojtekW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ok Will be coming back

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Great, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Great food!!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

Wonderful, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening.

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kokopelli
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine. Always great food. So glad they survived the past year!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

We are too and so happy to be back and ready to enjoy the summer together.

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MichaelC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our meal. Our server was excellent and the food was great.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for the words and so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner.

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JanetP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

After delivering our 1st drink order we did not see anyone for more than 45 minutes. We asked for more bread 3x, never got it. Food was delicious.

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1diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was really great. Seated at our reserved time, good service and excellent food. If the noise volume could be turned down, it would be 100% great.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your night out. We can always adjust the music volume if that was a contributor.

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MaryB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Parker's for my birthday. Recently, we've been to Capital Grille & Gibson's. Parkers' was comparable for my buck. Kudos!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

We are thrilled you celebrated your special day with us. Hope to see you back soon.

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jimbo
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for birthday... One our favorite places. Unfortunately, no live music due to Covid. Food,service and ambience all excellent. Could feature a few more fish choices on menu.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

Live music on Friday and Saturday’s, we hope to add more soon. Keep an eye out on social media and our website.

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viporobo
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of mine. Great staff, great food and oysters!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you. We are so happy to be back!

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JoanneC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Parker’s is one of my favorite restaurants. The quality and preparation of the food, especially the seafood is excellent. We enjoyed Mahi Mahi, Salmon, & Bouillabaisse. Parker’s maintains an extensive wine list.

Tables were well spaced. Servers wore masks. A separate printed paper menu was on our table to share.

My only disappointment was service was not up to its high standards. Our server & her assistant had many tables to care for, one being a table of 7. The deliciousness of our dinners made up for this.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback, we appreciate you noticing the efforts of our team. We always strive to improve every shift. So happy you enjoyed your meal.

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MaryB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at Parkers. Nice atmosphere & good food.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you, it feels so good to be back and seeing familiar and happy guests.

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DonnaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 20th anniversary at Parkers (got engaged there too) and we had the most wonderful experience. From the staff who greeted us upon arrival, to our wonderful waitress and the most thoughtful surprise dessert, we felt so celebrated. Food was outstanding and we felt very safe with how the tables were set and the precautions the staff took. Can’t wait to go back.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 27, 2021

It was so much fun hearing about your special day and exactly the spots it happened. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Oh, and we loved your surprise gift too. Congratulations you two!!

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vipbulldog
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time since the pandemic. covid protocol in place. felt very safe as tables spread out. food was excellent as always.

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vipweesajane
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were excellent - cedar-planked whitefish and scallops. Our waiter, Aaron, was the best. The noise level was a little high, but we felt comfortable that our conversation could not be overheard, so that was fine. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you, Parkers!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Date night...the restaurant was a little behind for our reservation, but the hostess kept us updated as to when our table would be ready. They cleared a bar table for us so we could sit and have a drink while we waited. It was hard to hear each other in the bar. Our waitress was great - friendly and efficient. We were able to sub preferred veggies with our meal, and the food was fantastic! Overall a great night out, so happy to dine at Parker’s again!

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vipJRyan
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to see a great restaurant with tables full and a fun atmosphere. Food as always was great, whitefish was a hit with three of us.

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vipBruceF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Getting back to normal. The service was a bit slower than prior to pandemic, most likely because of the demand rising again so quickly before staffing could keep up.

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ParkersFan
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not quite up to previous standards. The lobster fettuccini was dry & not sure about the freshness of the lobster. The lamb chops were excellent, though.
I was concerned about the density of people in the lobby not much social distancing being practiced!

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vipThomas
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant in every way. Great place for special occasions. Food is fantastic but is on the expensive side. Will continue to go there.

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NikW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive. The food was amazing. I’ll be back for the chowder, to go!!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for the message, and we are so happy you enjoyed your dinner. Call us anytime for a take out order.

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vipRJS6675
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have always enjoyed dining at Parker's - the food and service is generally very good and we always recommend this place to others. We have noticed that the pricing versus the portions are a little out of whack. You are getting less for more money which is not uncommon during difficult times....unfortunately we won't be able to dine at Parker's as often as we used to. I wish them great success and glad they reopened.

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MarkH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmen Stokes on piano is a Downers Grove gem. Our favorite thing to do Friday or Saturday night is to sit in the bar with great food and cocktails with Carmen. Tim is also a top notch waiter!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 14, 2021

We could not agree more, we are so fortunate to have Carmen on the weekends. It’s such a good feeling to have the familiar faces and sounds as guests return. See you Friday :)

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berniel
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parkers is a wonderful restaurant and the fact that they do a great job of maintaining social distancing makes it even better. Try the butter cake for desert

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 14, 2021

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. We agree, the butter cake is amazing!

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vipCheryl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was excellent at Parker's Grill! The service was substandard. Appetizers delivered without plates to serve it. Waiting 30 minutes to receive bottle of wine. Seemed the server was either spread too thin or was very new. Either way, it definitely affected our experience.

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vipFrancineM
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening: we felt safe, tables were appropriately distanced, food was excellent and the service outstanding! There was a doubter in the group who became a convert!

Thank you!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 15, 2021

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Excellent, we have a new fan!

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DanielC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere fir special occasions. High quality service & food. Can’t wait to return!

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you so much, wonderful to hear. Looking forward to your next visit too.

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LandR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long shut down due to covid,
Parkers is back. Oyster happy hour was excellent followed by dinner in the well spaced dining room. Menu was familiar and well prepared. Service was as expected. Great experience.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 15, 2021

We are just as excited to have you back, thank you so much for spending your night with us.

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vipavs827
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great experience. Food, service and ambiance are all excellent.

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RonH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Parkers'. While waiting for our table to be made ready after our arrival (we arrived ahead of our reservation time), we had a drink in the bar where a pianist/soloist was performing. Her vocals and song selection were so impressive that we decided to remain in the bar for dinner. As usual, the food and service were outstanding. We highly recommend Parkers' for those interested in a quality dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome.

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vipFireball
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marianna was very customer focused and provided a very nice experience. Food and ambiance always nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and get together.

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vipFoodieonWed
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice Wednesday evening at Parker’s. Both couples have been there before and all 4 of us were happy with the food and the service. The menu was a bit limited to what I was used to prior to the pandemic. Missing was my favorite braised beef short rib.
The wine by the glass list was rather short also. But the atmosphere was great and it was wonderful to get back to dinning out again.

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vipBMayer1
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and exceptional service!

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vipEllenL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker’s never fails to deliver. Great food, service and ambiance!

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 2881 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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