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

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
3292 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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 four-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 Sunday - Thursday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, & Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 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. Come see what what we have to offer.

  • Private party contact

    Tempest Johnson: (630) 960-5700

  • Neighborhood

    Downers Grove

  • Cross street

    Highland Avenue

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in private lot.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday through Saturday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 6:00 p.m. until 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

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What 3,292 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. i

    ieatanything

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moody was fantastic. Thanks again!
  2. WK

    WinggsK

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious- clam chowder and the salmon were just perfect. Will be back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good , as usual, yet a bit disappointed server failed to recognize the Birthday at the table even though the reception staff acknowledged
  4. JC

    JerryC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy the halibut and whitefish. Great jazz entertainment in the bar by Carmen.
  5. MB

    MartiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every menu item is excellent. The server Andrea M. is the epitome of gracious professional service.
  6. O

    Oktoberfest

    Chicago

    507 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    507 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    8/3 11:30am reservations seated promptly. Convenient, across the street from our office. Good food and service.
  7. J

    Joycemaree

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Parker's many times and have always found it to be an enjoyable experience.
  8. I

    Ironmike

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoy Parker's mostly for the ambience and service which are priorities to us when going out for fine-dining.. The food is good, but not great for the price which is the only reason for rating it 1 less star.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrea, Mariana, and Michael were amazing as were my cocktails and appetizer, entrees, and complimentary dessert. They really go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.
  10. MG

    MonicaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food, and service was one of the best I have seen in recent times. Food was prepared to perfection and the bread pudding was just the right amount of sweet. The one area they can improve upon is adding some more choices on the menu for vegetarians.
  11. CG

    ChicagoGirl

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend for her birthday lunch and enjoyed a delicious meal with great service. The whole event was just perfect including the special “Happy Birthday dessert” complete with candle. I have been dining at Parker’s for years and the quality of both food and service is always the highest.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, as usual.
  13. AS

    AnneS

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed Parkers. A bit expensive but the food, ambience and service was very good. We all enjoyed our drinks and meals and our server was very good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parker's is always a great place to go for food and wine.
  15. JC

    JenC

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the prime rib for the first time at Parker’s it was outstanding. Great service and drinks. We’ll be back
  16. DR

    DonnaR

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience in all respects! Great date night, celebration dinner, get together with old friends!
  17. d

    dianel

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parker’s has always been our “Go To” for all special occasions. The service is outstanding, and the food top notch!
  18. LK

    LouiseK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Post pandemic menu is smaller and pricier (like many restaurants). My favorite dish is the lobster roll, which several years ago was excellent. Now it is a shrimp/lobster roll with no chunks of seafood—just a mushy purée that is very bland. So disappointed. The sweet potatoes fries were excellent, though. Service is great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot with live music in bar.
  20. GM

    GerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. I had filet and scallops. Best filet I have had in a long time.
  21. m

    mmlm

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Parker's quality food, hand crafted drinks and fantastic entertainment on Wednesdays. And this time, we can add making our birthday dinner super special. Great job. We will be back again very soon!
  22. MM

    MichaelM

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted two business guests. Service was excellent. Professional and very attentive. Working with some time constraints for lunch and our server was right on top of things. The food was very good. Great experience.
  23. S

    Suzyq

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was my husband’s birthday and he was given a free piece of key lime pie, which was a very nice touch.
  24. M

    Missmcbth

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Parkers for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! Alexander, our server, was great and made sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive. We never felt rushed. My husband had the Bouillabaisse and it was amazing. Lots of fish in a delicious sauce served in a le creuset. The atmosphere is nice and we enjoyed the live singer as well. We will definitely be back!
  25. A

    Anne

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, our waiter was very attentive and knew the menu in detail. Good, high quality food.
  26. PS

    PennyS

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was a fun celebration for my daughters birthday & would recommend the restaurant, hadn’t been before and will be back!
  27. JS

    JoeS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. Enjoyed the ambiance!
  28. D

    Disappointed

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We have been fans of Parker's restaurant for years, but the restaurant disappointed the three of us yesterday, Sunday evening. We were looking forward to enjoying their King Cut Prime Rib dinner. When we placed our order to the waiter shortly after 7 pm, we were informed that the kitchen was already completely our of prime rib, i.e., a huge disappointment. We decided to make the best out of the situation by ordering other menu items. The three main entre items we chose were very good except for the fact that the cole slaw accompanying two of the items was not edible, and had some unknown taste. It's clear that no one on the kitchen staff, nor management, had tasted the this "cole slaw" before it was sent to the dining room patrons.
  29. ON

    OttoNobetter

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The dinner was to celebrate a wedding anniversary for my parents, as noted during the reservation booking. No acknowledgement from the hostess or management. That was disappointing.
  30. KL

    KarenL

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They just started having Prime Rib on Sunday nights only, so we went to try it out. It was excellent!
  31. d

    dinnerout

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We order their new Sunday special- Prime Rib. The meal was superb. We will definitely go back and absolutely recommend Parkers’ to our friends
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third time at Parkers, definitely the best. Our server, John, was fantastic. There is nothing worse than a bad server and nothing better than a great one. He was genuine, funny, knowledgeable and attentive. He knew the menu inside out and gave his option in regards to the items on the menu when we asked him. We had the carpaccio and the shrimp and lobster bisque for appetizers and we split the 10 ounce fillet and halibut for dinner. Not only will we be back, but we will ask for him as a server.
  33. JS

    JeffS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and music for after eating (in the bar - live piano). Without a doubt Parker's is my favorite restaurant. I've been going here for decades and it doesn't disappoint.
  34. PM

    PamM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner in the dining room, both food and service were excellent. After dinner drinks in the bar, live music was excellent, service by a new person, less than stellar. One person ordered the same drink, Parkers penicillin, in the bar. It was half the size. Overall Parkers is still the best fine restaurant in our suburbs. And Tim is the best server! In the future I will always ask for him if he is available.
  35. W

    Windy240

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, Parker's maintains a level of excellence that is refreshing and keeps drawing us back for another meal.
  36. r

    riemcald

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite go to place when friends visit from out if town. The menu is always new and fresh. The staff are so friendly and attentive. The environment is cozy and relaxing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok, not great. For the price we were hoping for a little better
  38. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service was impeccably. The live jazz in the lounge area is a hidden treasure.
  39. M

    Mel46

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved it! Great service! It was not crowded perhaps due to the holiday weekend so the noise was perfect for us. Very good. Can’t wait to return.
  40. G

    gildaG

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Their bouillabaisse is best I have ever had anywhere!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 3292 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 23 times today
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

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Tuesday through Saturday, we feature live jazz in our lounge from 6:00 p.m. until 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. Come see what what we have to offer.

  • Private party contact

    Tempest Johnson: (630) 960-5700

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