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Parrot Cage - Washburne Culinary Institute

4.1
4.1
448 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Parrot Cage Restaurant is a creation and operation of the highly acclaimed Washburne Culinary Institute, one of the nation’s best and oldest cooking schools.The elegantly appointed gourmet dining restaurant features an American Cuisine at affordable prices. It has received the industry's prestigious Zagat rating of "excellent or better" for three consecutive years and, its Sunday brunch has received its third OpenTable Diners Top Choice award!

The Parrot Cage Restaurant is located in the South Shore Cultural Center -- a Chicago historic landmark and architectural treasure. It is positioned between Lake Michigan’s picturesque beach front and the lush greenery of the South Shore golf course.

Please note: the price for the Sunday Brunch is $25.00.
We do allow BYOB

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Spring Hours of Operation: Dinner Service: Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Last seating 8:00pm Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm last seating 2:00pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 602-5333
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We cater from 2 locations, but are willing to travel to public venues. We can operate within the Parrot Cage, or Sikia restaurant. This service is also run by our students and graduates of the Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute.
  • Private party contact
    Alex: (773) 363-1945
  • Neighborhood
    South Side
  • Cross street
    71st Street
  • Parking details
    Parking must be paid at the meters
  • Public transit
    Walking distance from the #6 and #71 cta bus and the Metra train(South Shore Stop).
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 448 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 0.1Value

NoiseModerate

448 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on May 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    I went there in 2010 for my 42 birthday I was impressed and I would like to go again and I did not know they had brunch

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on June 2, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    This was my first time at the restaurant. The atmosphere was romantic and elegant (we were the only 2 there for the first 10 minutes) and the waiter we called D was extremely professional; you would have never known he was a student doing an internship if it wasn’t revealed. The menu was simple which I liked with 4 options of entrées to suit everyone; there was salmon, steak, chicken, and vegetarian. Four courses for only $25 and the salmon and steak was delicious. My ONLY issue with the experience was that at the end of the meal there was a fee on the bill called a “Scholarship Fee”. One of the reasons I initially said I would go back was because it is a restaurant giving students the experience they need to succeed so I’m all for educating and supporting students. My problem with this is that we were not informed of it beforehand. Therefore, I feel like we were being forced to contribute to this cause when it should be optional. We were told it wasn’t option and we had to pay it. What if…. Just what if we only had enough money for the meal and a small tip? What would happen then? I had plans on taking my mom and daughters there to support the school and introduce them to this hidden gem of a place, but that left a sour taste in my mouth and not sure now. The fee is based off the total bill amount so it was only $6, but it is the principle of the matter. This should have been listed on the menu or disclosed before the bill arrived and being told it HAD to be paid. Customer service means everything to me. That's what set a company apart from others, not the price.

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  3. ktaylor5774

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service although they did not have menu that they had online

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  4. MarshallT

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On Saturday, October 15, 2013 I made reservation for Sweetest Day. The dinning experience was absolutely amazing. The staff was professional and attentive and the food presentation was great. The menu had variety of selection and the cost was very reasonable for such an occasion. We were able to provide I own bottle and utilized the corking service of the Parrot Cage.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My 4th visit I enjoyed the food. Not this time. Foid wS poor.

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  6. Majestic

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, my friends and I enjoyed our experience at The Parrot Cage, and we plan to return soon.

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  7. OldSchoolItalian

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parrot Cage - the Culinary Institute is a special experience supporting chefs-in-training in Chicago. It's located at the south shore country club where President and Michelle Obama celebrated their wedding feast. The students are always gracious and helpful and the buffet brunch has a lovely selection of choices as well as an omelette station and fresh waffles made to order. Bon appetit'.

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  8. ronlee52

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was really impressed with the entire experience. The quality of the food was excellent. The servers were very attentive and professional. We came on a Sunday for the Sunday Brunch. My husband is a meat and potato man. He would have rather had heavy stuff like biscuits and gravy, etc. But Parrot Cage is the kind of cuisine I enjoy. I loved the ambiance. I also loved the paintings displayed in the dining room.

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  9. Majestic

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I've enjoyed both visits to this restaurant. Each time was a special occasion.

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  10. 1funspot

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is in a very picturesque setting. The South Shore Cultural Center is a lovely spot and has been beautifully restored by the Park District. The food is provided by the Washburn Culinary School. The service was impeccable. The food was good.

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Parrot Cage - Washburne Culinary Institute is rated 4.1 stars by 448 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Parrot Cage - Washburne Culinary Institute

7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Additional information

  • Cross street
    71st Street
  • Neighborhood
    South Side
  • Hours of operation
    Spring Hours of Operation: Dinner Service: Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Last seating 8:00pm Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm last seating 2:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking must be paid at the meters
  • Public transit
    Walking distance from the #6 and #71 cta bus and the Metra train(South Shore Stop).
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 602-5333
  • Catering
    We cater from 2 locations, but are willing to travel to public venues. We can operate within the Parrot Cage, or Sikia restaurant. This service is also run by our students and graduates of the Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute.
  • Private party contact
    Alex: (773) 363-1945
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