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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
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1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214 (Highland Avenue)
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant several times and each time it was a good experience. The service has always been excellent. We are promptly seated, are servers took our order promptly never hovering. The food arrives hot and presented with an artistic flair. The last time I was there I ordered the beef short rib tacos. The beef was... More 

Thank Lucs04
Downers Grove, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parkers' is a nice place to go for Seafood and steak. It's a nice place to go for business, or for a family get together for a special occasion or even a couples night out.

Thank 1983linda
Wheaton, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, but not great food. Great service. The lobster mac and cheese is the best. They overcharge, especially on liquor, extravagantly, and have gutted their beer selection which was one of their best features. It is obvious that whoever orders it either has the palate of a 12 year old, or just doesn't drink beer. For a special birthday, etc.,... More 

Thank IloveJan
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for an anniversary dinner. We had 730 reservations, but when arrived they appeared busy. We just stood and waited. Never complained about the wait verbally (hope our faces did not look upset haha). We were finally sat a few minutes before 8. Immediately after sitting the manger or owner (not sure who he was, but... More 

Thank frag81
Flower Mound, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank bubear89
Batavia, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 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!

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

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

Thank Donald D
Rio de Janeiro
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 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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Brecksville, OH, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 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.

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

Thank cas4fun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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: 630-960-5700
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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