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Parachute, Chicago, IL

Parachute

4.7
4.7
1522 Reviews
$50 and over
Korean
We are a 50-seat neighborhood restaurant that serves traditional Korean cuisine. Please understand although we strive to serve food and beverages with distinction we are still a small independent family run restaurant. No smoke and mirrors here. Just food from the heart. Our space is limited and our staff is small. We believe that we have the ability and resources to make all of our guests happy while dining in our "home" (as we see it). It can get loud in here when we are full but we believe this adds to the convivial atmosphere we provide. We are always happy here and this shows in the spirit of our restaurant. We look forward to serving you with all of our hearts and a smile!

Our sister restaurant, Wherewithall, is right down the street so feel free to walk over for a pre-dinner snack or a post-dinner drink!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (872) 204-7138

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark

  • Private party facilities

    Host a convivial night out with friends and family at Parachute!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 654-1460

  • Neighborhood

    Avondale / Irving Park

  • Cross street

    Elston & Troy

  • Parking details

    Free parking is abundant on Elston ave and side streets.

  • Public transit

    From Belmont/Kimball Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile or can take Kimball bus<br />North to Addison and walk from there.<br /><br />From Addison Blue line: Either walk .6 of a mile East on Addison or take the Addison bus to Elston.<br /><br />From Lakeview area: Take the Addison bus West to Elston

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,522 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great music, and great vibes!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The quality of the dishes were good, but the overall experience doesn't live up to the hefty price tag. Over $200 for a dinner for 2, without drinks. Still hungry afterwards.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend to anyone looking for great Korean food! Staff was incredibly kind and was a fun atmosphere!
  4. MG

    MarcosG

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, amazing staff, average food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good atmosphere and great service. Food was good but we were expecting great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing dinner experience…start to finish, incredible. Great service, great food…loved it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great anniversary dinner. Loved the pancake and the pork was divine.
  8. B

    Blry

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    We remembered parachute fondly from pre pandemic days but the quality is no longer the same. Very small menu that is over priced and not worth the $400 price tag for 3 people And 3 cocktails.
  9. J

    Jenn

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday dinner! Definitely great for a night out. Treated so well!
  10. H

    Hula

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service excellent. Disco music playing was a bit too loud for our taste. Prefer music to be more in the background.
  11. PC

    PaulC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I had a very good experience here the first time. This time, the food was really lacking. The brisket kimchi soup was bland and the dessert, though pretty, was absolutely devoid of flavor. It had about 7 different things going on and I couldn't taste any one of them, partly owing to the mound of tasteless shaved ice on top of it. The rest of the food was excellent, including the whelks salad and the seafood pancake (thought it's very greasy). The mackerel was superb. If this were a $75 per couple Korean place, I'd say pretty good meal. But it's easily $250 a couple and one of us doesn't drink. So 2 out of 5 dishes being subpar is unacceptable. The service was very good. though when I told the server the dessert had no taste, her response was unsatisfactory. I mean, the dessert if $16, so take it off the check.
  12. AW

    AndrewW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Service was outstanding and the food was both a surprise and a delight. We look forward to dining there again soon.
  13. MH

    MfHft

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing ! I have now been there 2 times and it has incredible food , excellent and knowledgeable service professionals and the coolest ambience . I highly recommend !!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it’s my wife’s bday week and we were at an event nearby so were pleasantly surprised to find reservations were available. we were hoping for bing bread but quickly forgot about it when we were seated at the bar and watched all of our magical meal and drinks prepared in front of us. what a great night!
  15. TY

    TY85

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Korean food with awesome service. Surprisingly very family friendly, we were able to have our 3 year old and 11 month old there with us for dinner without any issues and great service from the staff.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. G

    Gabius

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Standout, one of the best restaurants in Chicago
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Not as good as it once was. Was shocked to see the bill was over $400 for 3 people without wine. Used to be one of our favorite places in the city. Not sure if we’ll go back.
  19. NC

    NoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious plates brimming with comfort and sophistication.
  20. b

    bdefaboakin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was excellent, from first course to dessert. The service was exceptional and matched the ambiance: Can't wait to return!
  21. S

    Seldomreview

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, ambiance was lovely, staff was helpful and prompt.
  22. BA

    BethA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Chicago gem! I can't wait to recommend this restaurant to others looking for a special, intimate celebration.
  23. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as well the service! Highly recommend!
  24. AC

    AngelaC

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love Korean food, then this restaurant is a must try. Fantastic food and the service is excellent. Love the atmosphere.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was flavorful and delicious! We also really loved the different spin on the banchan! Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us pick our courses. Would definitely return when back in town!
  26. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service in a cozy setting. Cocktails were thoughtful and the recommended dishes were appreciated. The mackerel, seafood pancake and different preparations of kimchi were the highlights
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service. Would definitely go again
  28. m

    mtlp

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was very good. But unlike the old parachute which was always surprising it’s now just very well prepared basic Korean at a premium price. There is a lot of good Korean in Chicago - just sayin’
  29. JA

    JuanA

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. It was the little details that mattered. They welcomed us with an open heart and made our evening extra special. The food and cocktails(Big shout to the Seafood Pancacke and Cocktail #1) were delicious and the service was impeccable. Thank you for creating such a memorable evening.
  30. EP

    EPat

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service , kind and welcoming staff. Everything was beautifully presented. I can’t say I loved the meal or sool but it may just be my personal preference. The bulgogi was delicious!
  31. BB

    BrianB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a perfect meal at Parachute. The ambiance, mood and service are all impeccable, but the food remains the star. While each of the four dishes we tried was excellent, but Pork Bassoon was just spectacular - with layer upon layer of flavor. So good.
  32. MJ

    MaryJaneB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality and imaginative food and drinks! Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.
  33. F

    Fignatius

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Parachute, not only because of the amazing food, but because of the attentive, personable people who work there. What a true treasure for our city!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Honestly, the food was mediocre. I’m not sure what has happened but the fusion aspect seems to have disappeared and it’s just ok, over priced Korean food. I’d been looking forward to trying it, was surprised to get a reservation and feel that I could have gotten better Korean food lots of places in Chicago.
  35. k

    kaml

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was always great and friendly. The revamped Korean menu is wonderful, I recommend going with a group and just ordering 1 of everything off the menu.
  36. A

    Avis

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night! Excellent food. Wonderful service. Such a fun night!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb in every way! Best cocktail ever and really incredible food. Will definitely go back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on this menu is superb. The staff was incredible. Ask for the counter if you can. I go every year for my anniversary and the new menu did not disappoint.
  40. JP

    JohnP

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place, with good service and cool, casual vibe. Food very good, with fresh ingredients and interesting twist on Korean cuisine. Not cheap though.

FAQs

Parachute is rated 4.7 stars by 1522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Parachute

3500 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elston & Troy

  • Neighborhood

    Avondale / Irving Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking is abundant on Elston ave and side streets.

  • Public transit

    From Belmont/Kimball Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile or can take Kimball busNorth to Addison and walk from there.From Addison Blue line: Either walk .6 of a mile East on Addison or take the Addison bus to Elston.From Lakeview area: Take the Addison bus West to Elston

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (872) 204-7138

  • Private party facilities

    Host a convivial night out with friends and family at Parachute!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 654-1460

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