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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #2 of 181 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Healthy
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Coulda gone anywhere but the environment is relaxed luxury, bar food happy hour a deal, and food taste presentation and texture a joy. Really solid and off the beaten path.

Thank MikeyDyke
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The food is good as are the drinks and service. Nice place for a date night. Near shopping and hotels.

Thank mcisneros0117
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Parker’s specializes in seafood, and they do a fine job of it. Many delicious selections on the menu, and in our party of 9 everyone was very pleased with their entrée. Salads were also excellent. Presentation is also something Parker’s specializes in, and everything looked as good as it tasted. The ambiance is comfortable, and casual attire is fine (although I wouldn’t go in scruffy jeans, shorts, a T-shirt, etc.).

Entrees are just slightly on the pricey side, starting in the low $20’s, and averaging probably around $30. Our service was a bit slow, but this was a Saturday night and we had a large group, so some allowance should be made.

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Thank RJay4
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We typically go to PArker's 2-3 times a year, went again this past weekend and everything was great. Food, services, management they always do a nice job

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Thank ZJsDad
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Went on a Friday night to celebrate a birthday and were glad we had made reservations. Entertainment in the bar on weekends, but did not investigate. Dining room was filled and noise level low and wait staff was attentive. There were customers of all ages and some children. Food was outstanding, my husband had bouillabaisse and I had lobster Mac and Cheese. We will go back and try lunch as well. Gave me my dessert free because it was my birthday- Caramel cream with real whip cream. Free valet parking which is a plus because parking lot is small. Only negative was the air conditioning which was blowing on us, offered to move us but no place in the dining room offered escape from it. One couple left others complained but they seemed unable- not unwilling- to fix the issue.

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Thank Lee E
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