Pars Cove Restaurant

4.9
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$30 and under
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Persian
Welcome To Pars Cove in the heart of Lincoln Park. Our restaurant offers Persian Mediterranean food in a charming atmosphere with an at home feel. Enjoy dining in our Romantic Dinning rooms. Our restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a night out with family, friend or a date & have the best food & drinks at modreate price. Hope to meet you at the Cove!
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality and affordable!

BA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had not been to this restaurant in many years and it is still great. We received a warm reception and complimentary appetizer platter upon arrival. Kebabs and chicken fesenjan were delicious. Prices are very reasonable.

K
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic and delicious. old world charm. Quiet and quaint. will be going back!

KR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best lentil soup ever. They could put their walnut/pomegranate sauce on cardboard and you'd eat it. It's THAT GOOD. Service is always a little spotty but I believe the owner hires young people to give them a chance. He always stops by the table to be sure you're good. My favorite restaurant in any neighborhood north of Division.

T
Chicago
403 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and service at Pars Cove. It was good to start with the appetizer sampler...a nice sampling of all the appetizers. Every course was decent and the prices were very good.

RJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a decent meal for two people. The sampler was very tasty and even the entrees but the show stopper was the ice cream for us.
Pars gives you a warm welcome. When we went it wasn't crowded so the place was quiet.

AE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, reasonably priced. Lovely location for sitting outside on a summer evening

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is out of this world wonderful! It was our first time there and it was amazing. I felt like I was being treated like family in someone’s home!! They were so welcoming and helpful. I can not recommend it highly enough.

JE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food. We asked for more bread. It was that delicious. Generous portions.

TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a lifetime early for our reservation. The owner himself greeted us when we arrived. The restaurant looked like they were doing a little construction, but it was clean. The service was excellent.

SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

There are way too many similar restaurants that are much better to consider returning here.

AM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place, awesome food! Friendly staff, no wait! Definitely would visit again!!

SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! And great service, too! Little gem that we will be back to visit soon

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great! The staff were extremely friendly and hospitable. The owner gave out roses at the end of the meal which was a lovely touch. Food was delicious too!

SQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our group of 11 had a blast. The menu was huge so we decided on a family style dinner. The Persian twists — spiced with anise and a bit sweeter than our family Lebanese favorites — were welcomed changes. Afterward, we walked over to Molly’s cupcakes for dessert. We were the loudest ones there as we sang Hail Purdue — but no one complained.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!

TW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and great service. A Lincoln Park classic.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely awesome. Amazing food. Attentive owner. Loved it

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional staff, delicious food. Dessert was complimentary. Definitely would recommend it!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Intimate ambiance as well! Perfect for date night.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a perfect place for a birthday dinner. The staff was wonderful and the food delicious!

R
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic. A gem!

L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is super welcoming and the service was incredible. Gave us a complimentary bottle of wine. Will definitely be back!

MV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt warmly welcomed in this charming neighborhood restaurant, and were well taken care of. This was our first experience with Persian food and were delighted by the tasty vegetarian dishes. We live in the suburbs, but will definitely be back!

JH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here on our Chicago visits for 20 years. We always have delicious food and great service.

JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we really enjoyed the appetizer platter which allows you to try different types. The lamb chops and chicken kabobs were very tender and juicy. Outstanding, prompt and friendly service. The night was perfect, we even found a parking spot in front of the place:)

EL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

While the food was good I feel the portions were small especially for the price. The flower at the end was a nice touch and the service was good.

A
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food; equally good value! Spicy chicken was perfect! Sangria is different (made with gin) , more dry than Spanish version, still very good. Hummus is some of the best we’ve ever had!

MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and very charming service. We will be back for more!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My spouse and I got the dinner special for two, and they let our little boy join in at no extra charge. Food was all excellent, even the 10 year old loved all the different offerings. They were super friendly and welcoming.

WM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The proprietors were very friendly and helpful as we were making our selections. This would be a cosy spot on a snowy night. The small, sunken grotto-like front dining room is enclosed with a greenhouse style glass roof overhead which was very unique. We especially enjoyed the appetizer sampler platter.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always. The staff and owner go above and beyond for their patrons. Food is phenomenal. Can’t say enough about this place and will continue to return.

DM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Mediterranean lamb shanks. Very tasty! We had the baked egg plant appetizer, that was very good too. It's a great place for date night - cozy. The owner was a very nice guy. They all took very good care of us. Gave me a rose to give to my date. We will be back!

JR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I am not very experienced with middle eastern cuisine, so this was outside of my comfort zone. I can say that the owner and staff were very friendly and accommodating. The hummus was the best I have ever had, I must have had store bought in the past. The bottle of wine was ok, the appetizer plate was good, I am not sure what everything was. The beef kebab was supposed to be tenderloin, but a piece had a bone in it. The lamb patties were a little odd, but I got used to it after the third bite. I would say the portions were small, but we had a dish of ice cream for desert. I am not sure that I will ever go back, but the food was good and reasonably priced.

CZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Persian food. Appetizer sampler does not disappoint. Highly recommend the beef sultini and scalobs with walknut sauce

MK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. A great date night place.

LR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very modest looking space belies the excellent Persian food. Everything is freshly made and the service is attentive. On our visit, the owner surprised us with complimentary wine and roses. I will definitely eat here again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for ten years now, it's one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food is fresh and made to order. The staff are really nice and there are a lot of choices for food, the sauces really make the dishes. The deserts are awesome as is the soup!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everyone was very accommodating. We were stuck in some outrageous traffic and called to let the know we would be late. We ended up being an hour late but they still had a table for our group. Wait staff were attentive and the food was good. It was a nice relaxing evening after the stress of getting there!

NB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lentil soup was very good. The lamb kabobs had good flavor but, sadly, were overcooked. The server never came back to check on us or ask about our food. There were very few people in the restaurant so not sure if he was also the cook. After paying the check we received a rose before leaving. It was a nice touch but not enough for me to come back.