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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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Ranked #2 of 147 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Healthy
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Naperville, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Parker's is hidden but it's worth the trip! The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with great menus offered. The fish tacos is a must try! Calamari is good too, service awesome! 👍

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North Aurora, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

6 of us went to Parker's on Halloween to celebrate a friends birthday. The restaurant is lovely. They sat us at a round table in a little nook which was very nice. With a party of 6 I like a round table so everyone can see each other and participate in the conversation. Parker's has a corking fee of $20... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Thirty nine years of wedded bliss could not have been celebrated in a better place! The service, food, ambiance was superb! As soon as we arrived, we were seated. Because we knew what we wanted our order was filled very promptly! Our waiter was knowledgeable in explaining our order. To start with the Fresh Manila Clam Chowder with potatoes and... More

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Irving, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great food and well plated. Excellent attentive service from the staff too. You also need to ensure you save room for dessert too

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West Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First time eating here. The food was delicious from the appetizer (calamari) to the main course (surf and turf for me--best filet I've had in a long time; swordfish for my wife), to dessert (my wife can vouch for how great the ice cream tower was!). I really liked the fact that they had a good selection of rose wines... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Parkers' Restaurant is a nice restaurant with many selections. They specialize in fish dishes. All their food is good. Entree's range from hamburgers to fish to steaks. Nice place to go for a special occasion without breaking the bank.

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped by Parker's Restaurant & Bar on the way to a concert. All I can say is Spectacular! The rest group had appetizers, and I had the Bouillabaisse. The appetizers were exceptional. We had Lobster/Shrimp fritters, Marguerta pizza, and a special salad. The Bouillabaisse was the best I have ever had. We will return soon!

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here last week with a large group and we had a private room. It was a special menu with our company logo and everything was fantastic. We started with delicious canapes and pre-dinner drinks, followed by 3 courses accompanied by great wines. The food was excellent. I had scallops and was a bit disappointed when there were only 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Sat in bar to wait on our guests. Even though bartender was not in a good mood he created a martini especially for me using Campari, Titos Vodka, and Champagne. The waiter was incredibly helpful and noticed our Texas accents. The food was equally superb. I had the lobster MAC n cheese. Going back soon to take my son for... More

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Winfield, Illinois, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything was awesome. Our waiter, Tim, was wonderful and very knowledgeable, the dinning room we were in was great ~ we were in a room with four tables (up to 4 people per table) which made for a very enjoyable evening ~ nice ambience and quiet. Some restaurants are so noisy you can not even enjoy a nice dinner out,... More

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Additional Information about Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
Phone Number: 630-960-5700
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Healthy

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