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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

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1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214 (Highland Avenue)
+1 630-960-5700
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A somewhat subdued atmosphere does not take away this reataurant. We started with East coast raw oysters, clam chowder, and lobster bisque; all were really good. Dinners were sauteed scallops, mac and cheese lobster, lamb chops (which were all excellent), and whitefish Wellington (which sounded great on the menu but just didn't really work). An unusual dessert here - maple... More 

Thank Jim B
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 17 October 2016

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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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 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 28 September 2016

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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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 13 September 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 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 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

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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
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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: +1 630-960-5700
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?