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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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Ranked #3 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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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was my first time dining at Parker's, and it certainly lived up to its reputation. The food was delicious with a reasonable wait time, and the service was attentive and good. The staff was extra helpful and kind to an elderly person in our party. I'll be going back there, and heartily recommend it to anyone. I personally recommend... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinouis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A lovely well run restaurant in Downers Grove. Menu sufficient to satisfy all tastes. Pleasant staff, good cocktails and fairly priced. Cedar plank salmon a specialrty. Well worh the visit

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our family was visiting Chicago during Thanksgiving this year and made reservations at Parkers' Restaurant. We had a nice experience - very good dinner and attentive staff. Thanks for the very enjoyable experience.

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I made reservations for our first time visit at Parkers to celebrate our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was very nice and upscale, the service was attentive but not bothering us and the food was awesome. My wife had the surf and turf and the steak and lobster was one of the best she has had. I started... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Looking for a late night dinner, stumbled upon this restaurant and had a wonderful steak dinner. The service was exceptional and my steak was cooked to perfection. HIghly recommend stopping by if you are in the area.

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Naperville, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Senior Contributor
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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