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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
10:30 PM
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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

4.6
1971 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 along with high quality meat and pasta 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 Wednesday-Saturday evenings.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(630) 960-5700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick McLaughlin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highland Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is available in private lot.
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Entertainment
Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

A semi-private dining room, separated from the rest of the restaurant by a few feet, but not closed off by a door. This carpeted space with two parallel banquettes, tends to be quieter and also has beautiful window tables.

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What 1971 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdinealot (Chicago)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Outstanding

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WilliamS 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The service and atmosphere was wonderful. My wife and I enjoyed our meal and they have a nice selection of wine.

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vipmom2Max (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Parkers never disappoints! Excellent food and great atmosphere. A must try!

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vipRyanJD (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very good value overall, but the servers here are very surly.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Good whiskey list, live music was a nice touch. Premium whiskey and scotches are cheap.

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vipTheFilter (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We go to Parkers every few months for their great happy hour, food and service. The oysters, the salads, the soups and the seafood/steaks are absolutely worth the price. This occasion, we split the Surf and Turf at the bar. The music and service were exceptional as was the food. We will be back...

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ldp1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious options and wonderful staff who knows the food. We sat in the lounge where live music is every Friday and Saturday. It was a lively atmosphere, a real treat! Get the crab cakes and bread pudding for dessert-both excellent!

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vipLynda (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Parker's is our number 1 favorite restaurant. The chef does an outstanding job and never disappoints with his fresh and creative cuisine. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable and the cocktails are the best. We have enjoyed jazz live music on week days and Carmen Stokes on piano on Saturday evenings. It adds to the already perfect ambience of Parker's.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was very good. Large wine/beer/cocktail menu. Service was very good and attentive but not overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server, Luis, was a joy. He was helpful, attentive, courteous, and when my salad arrived with tomatoes I expressly asked to be avoided, he had it replaced even though I told him I would "eat around" the offending tomatoes. We also were visited by General Manager Heather Johnson who remembered us from a bad experience we had a couple of years ago and again expressed her sorrow over that incident. So here is a restaurant that truly cares for their customers and it shows. Thank you Heather and Luis. We will be back again I assure you.

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timstens 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Each time you step into Parkers you feel like you are in a warm, friendly place. The staff is great and the food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Not a seafood fan, but I totally enjoyed the delicious whitefish. I almost forgot it was seafood!

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Funnyone (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I have been to Parkers and have brought friends to enjoy the good food and pleasant atmosphere. Also great to enjoy a special occasion. They always bring a Happy Birthday plate for the birthdays. The special guest always enjoys the thoughtfulness of the restaurant. Will keep recommending the restaurant to everyone.

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CBT1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent spot - first time visitors! The restaurant was very large, almost off putting how big it was for how nice it was. Had a bit of a West Coast fish house vibe to the decor. Food is very good quality; read wild caught fish, prime steaks, interesting plating options. This is a very good restaurant for couples and foodies. Surprisingly affordable as well. Live jazz in the bar ends a bit early, 9PM. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

My son in laws new job

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kelb76 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We were seated right away. We were disappointed to sit right by the kitchen because it's louder there and one of the people in our party can't hear from one ear, but it wasn't too bad. Our server, Sara I believe, was very attentive, friendly and had a great sense of humor. All of our food was great from the appetizer, salads, entrees through the desserts. We tried the calamari, which was cooked perfectly. I had the whitefish, which was full of flavor. Each entree was served piping hot (maybe a perk of being near the kitchen. We had 3 different desserts and enjoyed them all. The cookies are served on a bed of fresh cotton candy, which is kind of cool. Coffee was good as well. They didn't rush us through courses or after dinner. I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This review is for the bar only. We went for the happy hour (1/2 off appetizers) on a Saturday night. We ordered 3 appetizers: Fried Asian Spiced Chicken "Spring Rolls", Wild Texas Bay Shrimp Tempura, Rustic Tomato Bruschetta.

We absolutely loved the shrimp tempura, and did not care for the bruschetta or the spring rolls. The bruschetta had way too much tomato toppings and it was soggy. The spring rolls almost seemed frozen and they were nothing special bla. The shrimp tempura, however, had a great light batter and tasted fresh.

We loved the atmosphere and the jazz pianist was wonderful. We will definitely be back again and I can't wait to try new menu items...I just hope I like them better than this time.

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vipFoodie61 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always have a good meal., never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Perfection! Everything is just perfect here. Would highly recommend this to everyone!

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wwjdredhead (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food as usual!

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