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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

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$$$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
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1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214 (Highland Avenue)
+1 630-960-5700
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Flower Mound, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

First trip to Parker's and I must say our group left quite impressed. We got there a little before 11:30 opening but they let us in and seated us anyway. Our server was right there asking for drink orders and telling us the daily specials. The soup of the day (creamy chicken with wild rice) was excellent and the lobster... More 

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Thank bubear89
Batavia, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The atmosphere is formal and upscale and it could be pretentious if it wanted to, but friendly servers make it comfortable and welcoming. The lunch special was salmon over buttery mashed potatoes - absolutely amazing!

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Thank Sherry K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want impeccable service and excellent food with a stunning presentation, go here. I have my client appreciation dinners here every year.

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Thank Donald D
Rio de Janeiro
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had a good impression of the restaurant and appreciated the service and attention from our waiter. But I can't say our party loved the food. Our lamb chops came hard and didn't go well with the sweet sauce that covered the vegetables as well. And the salmon wasn't perfect also.

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1 Thank vsilva
Brecksville, OH, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The experience was worth the price. The staff was attentive and efficient. We enjoyed the short ribs, the lobster seemed over priced. The cheeseboard was interesting and fun to share. A great place for special events.

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Thank Brian W
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went with friends also celebrating their anniversary. We were taken to a separate, nicely appointed room for the 4 of us. Even had posters with our names and anniversary date. Service was excellent, never had to 'flag; the waiter. We had appetizers of Bruschetta and 'Colossal' Shrimp which were huge. Parkers' is known for seafood which didn't disappoint. Two of... More 

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Thank cas4fun
Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

While the food was good, not exceptional, portions were small and not of the quality expected. Service was just O.K.. Atmosphere is very nice and seating with our reservation was prompt. Lacking in price/value!

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Thank jacy2
Chicago area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I usually pass this by because I'm not often in the mood for a "big, fancy" dinner. Stopped in tonight just because it eas convenient and was pleasantly surprised that there were a number of simpler dishes available. A plank grilled whitefish for only $22. Delicious. Husband had a nice fish sandwich, fried cod, chips, cole slaw. A number of... More 

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Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is nice, clean and the staff and service are excellent. We had soups apps and deserts. Nothing wowed or even stood out as special. Wanted to try this place for a while so maybe I was more disappointed than I need to be.

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Last night my wife and I attended a dinner with wine pairings at Parkers in Downers Grove. We had a delightful dinner with a wine commentary supplied by master sommelier Joe Spellman. We had five delicious courses prepared by chef Patrick McLaughlin each paired with a different wine. We were seated at a table with 4 other people whom we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
    (Highland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-960-5700
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.

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