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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
+1 630-960-5700
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“cotton candy” (9 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely delightful experience of big-city service in a spotless suburban setting! Attentive wait staff who anticipated our every need without hovering. Not a run-of-the-mill menu with classic favorites rarely offered elsewhere as well as new creative options that do not disappoint. The owner circles the...More

Thank brighteyeswarmheart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with some friends of work and it was an awesome experience. All dishes were amazing and well served. Certainly was over our expectations! The bouillabaisse that I ate was marvellous but it's impossible to eat everything lonely, as have a lot of...More

Thank LuizVieira_BR
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Outstanding fish dishes. Unfortunately seating near kitchen was a distraction on a busy Sunday early evening dinner. Waiter was inattentive - too many tables? Wines pricey - few under $50. Due to the outstanding fish dishes, we'd take the family back for another visit.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Parker's with some friends to celebrate my wife's birthday. Appetizers were all delicious. Enjoyed the calamri best. Entree's were all fantastic. The surf n turf was delicious. The scallops were off the charts. Deserts were incredible from the apple crisp to the...More

Thank Rich E
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Our first time here based on other reviews. We were all delighted with both food and service. Fantastic selection of wines and well equipped bar.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Parkers Restaurant is a great choice when looking for good food in comfortable surroundings. The service was excellent from start to finish. Really enjoyed the striped bass dinner and scallops.

Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Overall, food choices were good and our guests enjoyed what they ordered. Desserts were creative and excellent. Service was relatively slow probably due to the crowd/service ratio. What was purportedly Boulliabaise was more of a Cioppino given the heavy tomato flavor. Would not order it...More

1  Thank S N
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Fish and chips light and fluffy. Paella was good but skimpy on shrimp (only two shrimp in the bowl). Overall good wait staff. Went for lunch so prices reasonable, will see what that looks like for dinner at a later visit. Kid friendly but a...More

Thank michelebergie
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I can't believe it took me so long so visit parkers. The lounge area is nice although a bit noisy for my taste, the main room is cozy, quiet, with a fireplace and a view of the kitchen. We loved the food, the service and...More

1  Thank JazminSchroeder
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I've been for drinks/appetizers and for lunch. Both were very good. Their portions are very small, so be prepared to pay up or have a snack later.

Thank Candace F
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At least, business casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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: +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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