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Parachute, Chicago, IL

Parachute

4.6
4.6
1404 Reviews
$50 and over
Korean

We are a 50-seat neighborhood restaurant that serves traditional Korean cuisine. Please understand although we strive to serve food and beverages with distinction we are still a small independent family run restaurant. No smoke and mirrors here. Just food from the heart. Our space is limited and our staff is small. We believe that we have the ability and resources to make all of our guests happy while dining in our "home" (as we see it). It can get loud in here when we are full but we believe this adds to the convivial atmosphere we provide. We are always happy here and this shows in the spirit of our restaurant. We look forward to serving you with all of our hearts and a smile!

Our sister restaurant, Wherewithall, is right down the street so feel free to walk over for a pre-dinner snack or a post-dinner drink!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (872) 204-7138

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark

  • Private party facilities

    Host a convivial night out with friends and family at Parachute!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 654-1460

  • Neighborhood

    Avondale / Irving Park

  • Cross street

    Elston & Troy

  • Parking details

    Free parking is abundant on Elston ave and side streets.

  • Public transit

    From Belmont/Kimball Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile or can take Kimball bus<br />North to Addison and walk from there.<br /><br />From Addison Blue line: Either walk .6 of a mile East on Addison or take the Addison bus to Elston.<br /><br />From Lakeview area: Take the Addison bus West to Elston

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,404 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. j

    jennifer

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Service was amazing. I wasn't blown away by the food, and it's quite pricey.

  2. B

    Beth

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about this experience was superb! We had the 10 course tasting and two of us had the wine pairings ( a sommelier from Mexico was in attendance.) The food was all very fresh and uniquely presented Korean fusion. The wine was also unique and unlike the usual red and white (there was an orange colored rose that tasted of peaches and was delicious!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious and unique. We will definitely return!

  4. C

    Cori

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    everything was amazing. It's pricey, so go for a special occasion.

  5. VF

    VasilikiF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our dining experience at Parachute! The team service allowed us to interact with almost all the staff and where we sat allowed us to see into the kitchen which was neat.

  6. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So special and unique - Parachute is cozy and elevated. I've never experienced such an interesting and inspiring combination of flavors - not to be missed if you are looking for a comfortably adventurous meal!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Well deserved Michillin Star , food was very good: bold on taste .Price is great and wine and non alcoholic pairings were well thought out .We were able to secure Chef’s table and that was a great experience.Believe the hype!!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful meal! Service was phenomenal

  9. PJ

    PennyJane

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious. The two of us shared five dishes, and all were flavorful and complex. My favorite was the clams and my husband loved the cuddlefish. Our waitress was wonderful and very knowledgeable about not only the food, but pairing wines with that food. We will go again and again.

  10. SL

    SarahL

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great spot for a date night. We got the tasting menu and felt it was a great value and fun way to try lots of different things. The staff was amazing. Everyone was super warm and inviting; great personalities and very attentive. The scallop dish was one of the best we have ever had. Overall a really great experience.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic meal from start to finish. Enjoyed the off the cuff option which was a wonderful selection of menu items plus one off the menu item. I felt it was an amazing value and quality was exceptional. Staff were friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to go back.

  12. N

    Nina

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Must order the potato bread. We also loved the crispy rice and the soup style meat dish. Great for sharing! The atmosphere was nice for a Friday night and the staff was knowledgeable and kind. This restaurant is perfect for a special date night or quiet gathering.

  13. SL

    StephanieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Super hip restaurant with a cool vibe! Staff were amazing and super helpful in helping pick out a great wine and recommending an entree!

  14. W

    Wisetraveler26

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Some of the food items were really good. Smoked Yuba was unique and delicious. Yellowfin tuna with nam price pro was delicious. The bing bread was too hyped up but interesting. Take half to see if you like it. Kkanpungi (chicken) was okay but the cuttlefish with crispy rice was below expectation-a mumbo jumbo. Overall, a good first experience with the food. However, the total turn off was the cramped seating arrangement on bar stools which did not have any back support. The seats were packed too tight. Please do not do this to your customers. Also, the noise level was too high to hear any conversation.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow wow - This place is one of the best restaurant we’ve been in a long time. Food was exquisite, service friendly, and atmosphere homey. Will go back for sure

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My Birthday baby

  17. L

    Lynda

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Parachute is one of our favorites -laces in Chicago to eat. Not only do you have an amazing meal, but, their cocktails, wine and service are beyond compare. Love, love, love Parachute.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentines Weekend 💘

  19. GA

    GraceA

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is inventive and absolutely delicious, and the service is stellar. Our server had a note from our first visit a couple years ago that I had an allergy, so they prepared an annotated menu for me ahead of time indicating which dishes would be safe. Wow! Totally impressed. They were friendly, attentive and had great recommendations as well as a deep knowledge of their wines. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic! A bit too pricey to frequent anything more than a few times a year, but I wanted to lick the plate clean for 9O% of the items put in front of me. A superb dinning experience all the way around

  21. SP

    StephanieP

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Melt in your mouth food. We sat at the bar. We went with the severs suggestions on many of the dishes and were so impressed. Perfectly paced meal as well. We never felt rushed. Cannot wait to go back. The Mackerel is a MUST order.

  22. LR

    LisaR

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still our favorite restaurant in Chicago. These people still know what hospitality means, and still serve some of the most creative, yet honest, food in this city. The servers actually know everything about the wine and food and are so warm and friendly. Every trip to Chicago means a trip to Parachute, for sure.

  23. D

    Debbbbbbbbb

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We were 30 minutes early, at 6:00 rather than the 6:30, and sat right away. The hostess was very accommodating and personable. She offered the available counter and took us and showed it to us as available right away, rather than a table for two or community table at short wait time. The Bing Bread was yummy! So much so, I wish I'd orderered a full, rather than a half loaf for two. It was like nothing I'd ever had, and I'm a breads lover. The appetizer roll was yummy. The clams were delicious and interesting. The mackerel, I enjoyed the sweet onion wababi accompaniment. The brisket was interesting and potentially delicious, fall apart tender, not too spicy, but was soooooo salty, I really would have preferred to send it back, we both thought salty to the point of inedible. The coffee was delicious, Metric Honduras, French Press. The desserts were amazing! We both could have eaten multiples! My birthday, the candle was a lovely and a most appreciated touch in the Tiramisu. The matcha was a delicious and interesting take on Tiramisu, yummy enough to eat a few! One of my favorite gelatoes is black seasame. So the Koreapolitan ice cream trio was amazing! The yuzu citrus third was new to me and a striking counternote to the rich, deep black seasame, and the mellow adzuki bean in between. I wish the menu would have had a few more choices, things to go back and try. Enjoyed the ambiance. We ate at the counter. One of the owners waited on us while his wife, counterpart, skillfully tended the bar. He was attentive and interesting, a bit too rushing and pushy. I teach middle school, 34 years, with rushing bells all day. And a birthday, I would have enjoyed courses, not ordering all at once. ...Even ten minutes more. Then, our clams would have come out before the entree. Looked forward to the reservation and drove 105 minutes one way. We were out of the restaurant in an hour. The kitchen was fast, serving a full, small restaurant, dishes hot.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. We will be back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks

  26. A

    Algis

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful date night dinner! Food was creative, wonderful, and very fairly priced. We especially loved the broccoli salad, Bing bread, and the stew. The atmosphere was also very quaint and fun. Will definitely return!

  27. TS

    ThomasS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Recommendation would depend on friend’s. Expectations and sophistication. Food was fine but not as good as any of 100 restaurants in Korea town in nyc or pal park in NJ. Good service. Definitely not blown away by any of the dishes. Also, too pricey for what it is.

  28. CB

    ChicagoBizDiner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We are regulars and always love Parachute and now Wherewithall. Our visit this week was disappointing. The oysters were too warm, mignonette with Apple lifeless. The pickles all too crunchy not fermented enough. The main dish of brisket and the smoked tofu ssam - was just not that satisfying. Experimentation with a tiramisu held promise but was layered with way too much cream. We just felt the flavors, experiments lacked balance - the entire dinner was off kilter. Hope chef gets back into the groove soon - we love Parachute but not this week!

  29. ZM

    ZMWL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was nice to be able to try a diverse of Korean food that is different from your average Korean restaurant. However, the dishes are way over priced for what they are. Our waiter also advised us to order way too much food.

  30. JA

    JAdamsOaks

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wow! What a lovely night! We chose the kitchen’s choice and Easley piece was better than the one before. Food runner took as much pride and care as our server did. We will be back

  31. MB

    MelissaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Get the BING bread, clams, scuttlefish, broccoli salad. The scuttlefish was A+ Skip the tuna (covered in weird sauce) and pickles (they aren't cucumbers, but other veggies!)

  32. RA

    RachelA

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food and ambience were outstanding. Our only issue was that there were long pauses between courses where we were waiting for our food -- at one point over 20 minutes.

  33. T

    Tablepourdeux

    Portland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very fancy, chef tasting menu. But we felt that we filled up on the heavy apps and had to take our mains home. It was good and definitely inventive, but a one time visit for us.

  34. P

    Pickyeater

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So great. My husband is vegan and though they don’t do modifications they had plenty of delicious vegan dishes. And all the staff has been informed of him being vegan and were very attentive and knowledgeable. Such a professional yet warm and engaging staff!

  35. a

    annac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really beautifully thought out food. Good service and great ambiance. Will be back for sure!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the food and the wine pairings. Service was amazing...we can’t wait to go back! Thanks for a wonderful birthday meal for my husband!

  37. c

    cheryl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very informed waitstaff. The menu was limited but everyone found something they enjoyed. The Bing bread complimented the food and we’d recommend it to diners especially if you’re going for a few of their spicy items (i.e. the pickles )

  38. l

    larkin

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant -- just wish it were closer to home and we'd go more often. The food is so interesting and inventive. The absolute standout on this visit was jiap chae (spelling?) made into a nori wrapped and lightly tempura fried with a nice dipping sauce. It was so good I really wanted to have another go at it for dessert. Service is very friendly and informative. Dishes arrive as they're ready. Really good wine by the glass. There were small groups, couples and families enjoying the restaurant. We were there very early so the noise level was moderate.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, tasting menu for NYE was phenomenal and varied and plenty of food, great addition of the hats and horns and champagne toast at midnight. Thanks for an excellent evening!

  40. K

    Kevin

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Always spend our special occasions here and never been disappointed!

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Parachute is rated 4.6 stars by 1404 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Parachute

3500 N Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60618

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elston & Troy

  • Neighborhood

    Avondale / Irving Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking is abundant on Elston ave and side streets.

  • Public transit

    From Belmont/Kimball Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile or can take Kimball busNorth to Addison and walk from there.From Addison Blue line: Either walk .6 of a mile East on Addison or take the Addison bus to Elston.From Lakeview area: Take the Addison bus West to Elston

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (872) 204-7138

  • Private party facilities

    Host a convivial night out with friends and family at Parachute!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 654-1460

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