Park Grill Chicago

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Nestled under “The Bean” in Millennium Park and along Michigan Avenue you’ll find Park Grill, an American Bistro serving cuisine with Chicago flair, breathtaking views, and unique happenings throughout the year.

In the warm months our Plaza opens, where diners can enjoy live music and the open air in this al fresco eatery. During winter the Millennium Park ice rink comes to life in front of Park Grill, which allows guests to watch skaters while enjoying their meal.

Let Park Grill host your next gathering in the heart of the city. We have unique accommodations for groups as intimate as 10 or as large as 300. Our cozy indoor areas and tented outdoor space allow for a customizable event experience that’s sure to be unforgettable.
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Sun 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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DS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The greens and grains salad with grilled shrimp was excellent as were the fish tacos. The salad was large and delicious. Service was excellent.

AD
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

The restaurant is in an enviable position geographically but the staff did not do it any favors. You could shoot a cannon off in that location the night we were there, and not hurt anyone, because it was empty. We checked in to the front desk on arrival because we had made a reservation and were seated promptly. We ordered one simple appetizer that took a while to be delivered to the table. A few minutes later my phone rang, and I realized it was the restaurant calling, wondering if we were going to be coming for our reservation?? I could see the same person on the front desk who checked us in, on the phone so I suggested she turn to the right so she was looking at me, and I waived to her. She then realized we were already in the restaurant and it was her who seated us. She obviously didn't check our reservation off upon arrival. The main course was served in about the time we would have expected and it was OK. I will say the servings are enormous and even hungry marathon runners couldn't put a dent in the amount of food served. You might want to reduce portion size and prices accordingly. We then lost sight of and contact with our server. Eventually our table was cleared and still no sign of the server. We wanted a bill and asked twice for it, but we just sat there with no bill in sight for quite some time. Eventually my daughter left the table and went to a group of staff at the bar asking for change to be made from a 20 dollar bill and this prompted someone to bring us our bill. A good 25 minute wait from table cleared to bill being presented on a night when there were as many staff as customers. I have no doubt the place is busy during the heat of summer or when there are events in the park. I would hope the service is more attentive and efficient on those occasions. It was not a dining event I would choose to repeat and with so much competition in the City I would expect the manageable things to be attended to with great detail and care.

M
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and the team was really nice and helpful. They even turned on the outside heat for me

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They subbed ingredients from the appetizer without telling us. Said it was burata on the menu but it was just regular old mozzarella. I asked for mushrooms on my steak and the waiter said they didn’t have any mushrooms when he clearly forgot. I asked the food runner and was told he would get it immediately. By the time the mushrooms that they supposedly didn’t have were delivered to the table, I was already done my steak.

Not a great choice to eat.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to entertain out of town friends!

J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a fun place and the food was good enough. Not super high end but very good Our waiter was great, he took care of changes and followed up immediately when the kitchen did not get something right. Overall it was a nice evening and I would do it again

t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was okay. Service was dreadfully slow. The restaurant seemed tired, run-down and kind of dirty.

A
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to compliment the Park Grill for an outstanding experience. I planned to have four people at lunch and it turned into 9. They adapted immediately, provide excellent service and food and everyone was delighted.

ES
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Went with 7 friends for dinner. Made a reservation same day. Restaurant was half full when we arrived, and the patio was nearly empty. We asked to sit on the patio, but were told it would be an hour wait. There was no one waiting to be seated, so we couldn’t figure out how there was an hour wait for an empty patio. We agreed to immediate seating indoors. Our server came to our table 15 minutes later. Our waiter didn’t stop running all night, he must have had 3 different sections. They obviously were short staffed at least on wait staff. Food was delicious, and thankfully we weren’t in a rush. I’d go back once more, but if service stays the way it was tonight, then I’ll go elsewhere. Good food in Chicago is easy to find!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. I brought a group of 10 midday on a weekend. Our table was ready, the staff was attentive, food was delicious and things moved at a nice pace.

HA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Old-school, upscale grill kind of place. Thin fries and burgers, seafood, that kind of thing. I liked it a lot.

a
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and all of our special requests were accepted.

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my elderly parents. It was great in there since they have a hard time hearing - i'm sure the early hour helped (5pm) as I've been there before when it was packed. The servers were kind and friendly. Food was great, everyone enjoyed their meal, even my dad who has something to say about everything!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

it had a very good menu with accessible prices. our dishes were amazing.

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Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The Park Grill is a good choice if you're in Millennium Park. We dined on a Friday evening before a concert in the Pavillon. My friend had the fish tacos. She thought these were very good. I had the tomato soup, which I did not enjoy. It was more like heated barbecue sauce with oil floating on top. The service was good. We were able to get out in time for our performance.

TW
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We used to dine at Park Grill a few times each summer for years. After taking a 2 year hiatus we returned to take advantage of the warm weather and dine alfresco. We noticed a change in the quality of the food and the dining experience. The tables are no longer covered in white tablecloths and the outdoor tables themselves are dirty due to the construction design....the cracks are ad with old food! The menus are unbelievably worn and dirty. It might sound petty...but it's just not classy like it used to be. The quality of the servers, as a well has gone down. No matter what we said or ordered, it was always "OK, no problem". I asked for the check and the response.. "OK, no problem". Ask for water..."OK, no problem".
On to the food... the food is just mediocre... nothing special or notably flavorful. It seems like it just turned into a quick tourist destination, sad to say.

m
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We made a 9pm reservation. Received a confirmation call with a gentle suggestion that we review the menu and be ready to order upon arrival, as the restuarant closed at 9:30pm. We went expecting to be rushed, but instead we received warm and attentive hospitality, no rush at all. Our late night snack of calamari was great too.

j
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Restaurant is somewhat run down, does not have the environment to support the pricing of its menu. Our appetizer of calamari was well cooked, but the sauce was essentially just thousand island dressing billed as an aioli. With al la carts sides, we asked about portions and the waiter recommended more than was remotely necessary causing a higher bill with way too much food, though the food would’ve been wasted no matter what because we did not have the desire to finish it. One of our party had the lamb, which was overcooked with flavor combinations that were all over the place. I had seafood enchiladas which I’m not even sure where to begin how much I didn’t like - from the quality of the seafood (overcooked, no restaurant should ever ever use bay scallops for anything ever — if you aren’t going to use sea scallops don’t bother with scallops at all) to the terrible preparation (untoasted flour tortillas + sauce = gummy, squishy mess). Overall it was the worst restaurant we ate at in Chicago and didn’t even finish our meal. We both joked that it was essentially an overpriced Applebee’s and we should’ve just ordered pizza to our room and saved $120.

TJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Park Grill. The location couldn’t be better. The food was really good! The burgers were juicy and cooked perfectly. The salmon was very good. The service was excellent!! We will definitely return for another dinner when we are in the city.

SK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Restaurant wasn’t crowded but rarely saw our waiter.

ER
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Terrible service. Fish tacos were bland, no taste at all. Our waiter brought soup with our meal instead of before. Service staff didn't pick up our plates until way after we finished. Server didn't offer dessert, we had to get his attention before getting our check as if he forgot we were there. Terrible service overall. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

VK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Too dirty inside: floor, tables, menus, silverware, et.

h
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the salads. Service is always great. We were welcomed back and everything was explained well. Usually quiet but jazz fest made it a bit noisier.

CJ
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great location and fantastic food. HIGHLY recommend the burrata appetizer and the turkey sandwich. Both were delicious!

We were seated in the sun which was tough but finally got someone's attention to move our table to an empty one out of the sun. The waiter took forever to come visit us, apparently a miscommunication with the hostess... so I would say, perhaps re-train said hostess to sit people in weather appropriate spots and make sure the waiter knows they are waiting (in the heat w/o water or anything to drink).

b
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party consisted of locals and tourists everyone commented that their meals were delicious. A classy, conversation-friendly oasis in Millennium Park that is very reasonably priced for its Michigan Avenue location.

F
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very slow service even when not busy

AH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was so close to our hotel, almost missed out on eating here! Glad we did, it’s a little fancy, but we really enjoyed our meal.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the Park Grill, great drinks and food. My only complaint would be the lines for the unisex bathroom. I was behind about three pre-teens more interested in playing in the restroom rather than getting on with things. Loved the ambiance of the 4-person booth, private enough not to overhear any other group's conversation.

SS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

service trop rapide. les entrées necsint pas arrivées en même telps pour tous les convives. mon fils a eu son entrée en même temps que son repas. on se sentait bousculé

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A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Grill is a special, wonderful restaurant. Great food, great service, and, a lovely ambience. In the Summer you can look out at the Plaza and all the passersby and during the Winter you can look at the ice rink with so many folks having the time of their lives. Antonio was my server and he is always spectacular. This is a great place to go before the Grant Park Concerts during the Summer and the Symphony during the Winter.

d
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to go pre-concert in Millenium Park! Service was great, food was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

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T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic! I’ll definitely go back!

KS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a loud group with seniors and children. All our needs were met, no one shushed us, they would have been in their right to do so, and the young lady who served us was fantastic!!!

M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine outside before a Grant Park Music Festival concert.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very convenient to meet with friends, parking elevator stops next to restaurant entrance, and going to Millennium Park for concerts or other.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Sat us right next to a door that had a lot of traffic out to the patio. Door would bang against our table, wait staff and guests would have to squeeze around my seat. Requests made in OpenTable didn’t seem to be taken into consideration or just weren’t addressed. May have charged my card twice but waiting to see which charges will clear.

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is well located for any activities that you might be doing in Millennium Park. I often go here before a concert in the park. I gave the food a medium rating but I did not order the food that I love best because I was deliberately trying to cut down on calories on this particular day. The waitress named Theresa is so friendly, efficient, and accomodating ! She always makes it a pleasure to dine at Park Grill.

CR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

For a quick bite in a nice setting in busy Millenium, Park Grill is nice. We were seated next to a few large groups and it was really loud. This is the only downside. The food is always good, as well as the service.

d
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Park Grill has a nice menu, with varied choices, in a great setting!

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