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“What a delightful find in Lakeview!”

Pars Cove Restaurant
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Ranked #1,055 of 9,544 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Persian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Sonoran Desert
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a delightful find in Lakeview!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Pars Cove is on Diversey Pkwy, an oasis among shops, pubs, & busy residential streets. The food is fresh & expertly prepared, and service is friendly and attentive. We shared an entree special - appetizer, soup or salad, entrees, dessert and a glass of wine for each. The appetizer was amazing, the lentil soup satisfying, the entrees were delicious, and ice cream with honey & fruit to top it off...so good! They offered a discount for paying cash. I recommend Pars Cove for anyone wanting authentic Persian food, or just to try something different, while out & about in Lakeview.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Should be on your gourmet radar”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is one of those understated restaurants that consistently delivers quality food and great service. Four of us dined, all ordering different dishes and each was fabulous. The appetizer platter is to die for along with the pita bread. Each of our entrees was delicious, fish, lamb, steak and chicken. The highlights were the chicken and the lamb. The rice served with the entrees and the tzatziki sauce was delicious. Dessert is a lovely vanilla ice cream with honey and fresh fruit. The service could not be better. The cocktails are generous and fair value. It is in a great location, easily accessible by public transportation.

  • Visited June 2013
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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great cozy place”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

I know everybody has rated this joint as 5 stars and in a way it certainly is but I had to cut a star short due to very tight space inside.
And that is it, otherwise the food was fab and service even better. The owner seems very much into his passion. The business seems to be running pretty much on deals thru groupon and other similar websites. But don't let that fool you as I said, over all 5 stars except lack of generous space.
By mistake, I paid $100 more than i was supposed to and owner comes back to give it back to me!
very impressive and feeling bad that I am still giving him 4 stars but just trying to be fair for tripadvisor readers.

  • Visited June 2013
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Geneva, Illinois
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“"A Great First Time Experience!!"”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stopped here on a fluke and left thoroughly satisified with the place, our yummy meal and the wonderful ice cream dessert. Our female server was very warm and welcoming, took plenty of time answering our questions about the food choices and gave us beautiful roses on our way out. The appetizer and meal was served in an appropriate amount of time. The food was an explosion of flavors that we just don't get in the far suburbs. Maybe the only thing was that the wait staff was a tad slow in filling up my water glass but it was a hot day and I was drinking lots. We will definitely be back to try again!

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mr. Pars Rocks!!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at this Persian Restaurant on Diversey Parkway. We used a Travel Zoo coupon and the deal was spectacular. The food was plentiful and very tasty--our waiter, a young Russian man, and a lovely Iranian server were both very knowledgeable about the food they presented and spent some time telling us their stories. The hit of the evening were the owners, Mr. Pars and his wife. He spoke to us about his experience in the restaurant business and how he acquired the location we visited. We highly recommend this restaurant for all those who want a friendly and unique dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JimZullo
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