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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #2 of 185 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Healthy
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highland Avenue
Description: Parkers' Restaurant & Bar is a chef-driven, full service, contemporary American restaurant and bar serving lunch, dinner, and private functions. The restaurant features fresh fish and seafood along with high quality meat and pasta preparations. The restaurant is housed in a transformed New England-style building on Highland Avenue at 31st, just north of I88 in Downers Grove, a western suburb of Chicago. The ambiance is casual-upscale with a mosaic tiled, open kitchen adjacent to a 150 seat dining room featuring a polished hardwood decor. The cozy, 50 seat bar and cocktail lounge area features a dramatic, wood vaulted ceiling and live piano entertainment, in the evening.
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I love to go to new places and picked this out based to reviews and looks . Took my bride for our anniversary and we were loved everything. Jazz in background was great addition. Fish was halibut and redfish something I had never had. Very tastee and nicely prepared. Order shrimp tempura appetizer, just enough three large pieces. Dessert key lime and Carmel brûlée topped it off . So glad we went we will remember this for a long time

Thank danl32
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, wonderful wait staff and a beautiful setting! We had a great time celebrating our anniversary.

Thank ckupisch
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Selected Parker's for our anniversary dinner and were pleased with our choice. I had the bouillabaisse and was not disappointed. Overall all portions were hearty and definitely fresh. A touch pricey but the service and quality of the food made up for it. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal without the "stuffy" atmosphere.

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Thank David T
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

I've always had incredibly pleasant dining service. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and attentive without being bothersome. The seafood is world class. We love thier Charcoal Grilled Baby Octopus we typically start every meal with it and it never fails…simply delicious. I’ve had many great experiences, from celebrating my wedding anniversary with my husband to dining with our parents to Happy Hour in the lounge with girlfriends. Top-notch everytime.

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Thank samanthalynn13
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We chose Parker’s for a Saturday night dinner because “live jazz in the lounge Tuesday through Saturday 6-9PM” is featured on their web site. When we walked into the lounge, there was a woman banging on a piano playing nothing that even resembles jazz. We decided to skip cocktails in the lounge and proceed directly into the dining room for dinner. The acoustics and loud din in the dining room made it difficult to hear our very charming server as she recited the specials and difficult to hear each other at the table. The food was mostly great except for the vegetable lasagne which turned out to be a large slice of cheese on top of a thin piece of pasta and about 3 or 4 slices of zucchini squash. Very disappointing dish for $22. We had to ask for more bread after the bread tray remained empty on the table for about 30 minutes. Although most of the food was very good, it was a pretty disappointing visit to what seems like a very nice restaurant.

1  Thank Larry K
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