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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 July 26, 2013

We have driven past this restaurant many times and decided to finally stop. So glad! The food was great...followed by great service! We had the crab sandwich special for lunch - spicey and good. The tuna cheddar melt was perfect....and I am picked about these! Really good. The tuna tacquitos were good but tasted more like chicken than fish. Overall, we will stop again. We enjoyed the crisp c,ean restaurant look...food was great...and it is very convenient for us!

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Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

First let me say our server, Patrick, was an absolute delight. Helpful, knowledgeable and really good fun.

The food was divine. King crab was about $10 less than city prices, all the seafood was great. I had the pork chop which was delicious and HUGE! My wife had the scallops which I think were inhaled rather than eaten.

There were eight of us and we sampled a bunch of different menu items and it was clear plates all around. Don't get me started about the deserts. The key lime and bread pudding are worth the sugar coma.

One thing that impressed us was that Patrick offered to have the bar tender make a special cocktail. Two of the ladies got a 'Tim special'. Last night, in a different restaurant, both ladies wondered if Tim would come make a cocktail again.

Good food, fantastic service.

Thank Ianoakpark
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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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