Parker's Downtown

4.3
518 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
As an homage to all that is good about Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, Parker’s Downtown in The Kimpton Schofield Hotel offers an urban dining menu with many tweaked favorite dishes, an array of daily/weekly specials for willing diners and a collection of beers, wines and cocktails that refresh and enthuse the brain, palate and spirit.
Cleveland native Executive Chef Andrew Gorski’s food is based on experiences gained everywhere from the Culinary Institute of America, to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and MIX by Alain Ducasse, to the hip Albuquerque restaurant scene to Cleveland’s Butcher & Brewer and the Tremont Tap House. Now it is his turn. Come dine with us and enjoy his creations.
The restaurant’s expansive layout, incorporates strong architectural lines and urban rustic décor, reflective of Parker’s hearty urban fare. Its spacious interior seats 120 in the midst of steel rivets, cool wood and distinctive flooring. It’s not pretentious.
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JK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Limited menu. Rather slow service. Maybe recommend with different menu

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P
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went before the theater and our meals were delicious. The service was excellent too. Only thing that was not perfect was the noise level. Maybe a different table would have helped. Definitely would recommend.

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JS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James and his team deliver world class service every time! Highly recommend... food was outstanding and the place has great energy

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R
New York Area
381 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was OK, but hands down, this was the WORST service I have experienced in 20 years. No joking. The waitress disappeared and didnt come back. I had to get up and get the barman to serve us.
Then at the end of the meal she suddenly reappeared. REALLY?

And here's the rub -- the place was virtually empty! One other table of 3 who seemed to just be having drinks -- unless they were missing a server too.

Just not acceptable.

Oh, and BTW, the bucatini dish is actually fettuccine! Come on. They can't even get the pasta right.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. Service a little slow and almost seemed to be an annoyance to staff.
The Korean bbq chicken sandwich was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My friend and I each ordered a salad and then split a few appetizers. The salads came out fairly quickly. My wedge salad was good; she thought the Caesar salad was just fine. The wait for our appetizers was long-about another 20 minutes. We got the meatballs, which were decent; the cheese plate was extremely disappointing-just a few types of cheese thrown on the plate in piles, along with a small amount of really thin crackers (not a good option other than the Brie). The “bruschetta” was not what you’d expect; bread with piled lunch meat on top. We sent that back and they did remove it from our bill. Overall a very disappointing experience!

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JM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very small portions. shrimp scampi was lukewarm. waitress brought bread plates but no bread. when we asked for it she acted as if she was doing us a favor by bringing it.
very mediocre experience. won't be back.

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S
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good! Really enjoyed the calamari and the Burrata Fried Green Tomato Salad. Both are enough to share. We had the roasted chicken and the filet. Both were very tasty. Only minus-the filet was a bit too salty for my liking. Vegetables were good. We would definitely go there again! Service was spot on and we felt we got great attention. Give this place a try!

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DF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was marginal. Appetizers came same time as the dinner. Ordered wine with dinner and never received. Dessert came when we were leaving.

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! Quiet atmosphere.

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TB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very tasty. Cool atmosphere. Good location to theaters and other area downtown points of interest.

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OT
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food consistently good regardless of what you order. Service is excellent and very personable.

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Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parker's Downtown has never failed to deliver a wonderful quick meal or relaxing evening out. This particular night a friend and I were dining before a show at Playhouse Square. We both had the salmon, delicious by the way, and were in and out without feeling rushed, in plenty of time to walk to our show. Fabulous service is always a plus here!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Can’t believe I have not been to this gem until now. Never a fan of hotel restaurants but this changed my tune.

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SM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Took my mom out for Mother’s Day brunch and the food was dreadful. Between both of out plates, there was almost no difference in color. No excitement, no garnish, no whisper of greenery or anything. Just a tan plate with tan breakfast foods. Blah. I also ordered my eggs poached, and they came out with completely solid yolks and our server didn’t even care to check on it once. The Bloody Mary was excellent, and thank goodness it helped wash down my burned toast and hard-boiled eggs.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent and food was very tasty. Will for sure be back

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OT
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Place was not full but servers were not on their game and food took much longer than expected considering it was slow. Basics like getting a second drink or water refill didn’t happen & no bread offered? Disappointed won’t spend money there again though we like the Avon location and will visit there, much more friendly & attentive service

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had theatre tickets and they were wonderful that, no matter that we ordered appetizers, etc. we had plenty of time to get to Playhouse Square. Food was very very good.

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HQ
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but it was way too loud for a business lunch. I'd recommend only going at off-peak times if you want to be able to have a conversation.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service. The atmosphere is cozy. Our waitress was fantastic.

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RL
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! The waitress was very friendly and helpful as well! It was a first time for two of the three people and they enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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C
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Slow service, the soups lacked seasoning just disappointed we expected better

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MD
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been to Parker's quite a few times, and this time things seemed to be slipping. There was a new menu and it didn't seem as interesting as past menus. And the food the night we were there seemed generally blah.

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MT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great and the staff is so accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food at Parkers

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! Nice place

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j
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a party of 14 with a reservation. Our appetizers came quickly and tasted very good. Our meals then took an hour and a half before they came. We then asked for the desert menu. We were told they didn’t have a menu but the waiter would explain it to us. After another 10 minutes we decided it wasn’t worth it. Our dinner experience took 2 hours and 10 minutes on a nearly $1,100 bill. We also asked twice for the waiter to take a group picture. He never did. I do not recommend this place

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L
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The food was amazing and we will be back for sure.

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O
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef personally greeted as when we came in as it was just after opening. Our server was pleasant and the food delicious. Two of us had the tomato bisque soup, one had a burger perfectly cooked and the other had fish, which was also good. Convenient location and valet parking is especially helpful. Highly recommend!

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ate with our family group of 6. Had a selection of beer, apps and entrees. All tasty. Server was polite, quick, and attentive.

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LO
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, ambience!

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NZ
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous as was the service, I had a guest out of town and she was very impressed as well. Thank you!!!!

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FT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great bargains at happy hour. Cauliflower soup, fish dip and wings were outstanding

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Valet was rude. Small portions of food. Ribs not cooked or prepared well. Server was mediocre at best. I expect better out of a downtown restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waitress was awesome, great service but the grilled octopus and Mac & cheese was way too salty. Asparagus was tender. Other members of my party enjoyed the steaks and scampi.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed at the hotel, ate at the restaurant. Both were amazing. Great ambience. Great staff. Great food. Would def do it again!

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LT
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent! Waiter messed up my husband's order, but paid for one of his drinks. He also messed up the dessert, but they brought the right one out. Overall, it was good.

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M
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lively setting within hotel bar. Casual and comfortable. Food and service good. Would return again.

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F
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Korean chicken sandwich great!!! Cauliflower soup has curry in it. Served cool - not good at all. Service fine.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Not the "usual" fare. Unique blends of flavors. Great presentation with entrees. I will definitely visit Parker's again.

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