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Parachute, Chicago, IL

Parachute

4.8
4.8
1576 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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

What 1,576 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

  1. MarinaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love your restaurant. The best food. Best service. The best atmosphere

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  2. AlwaysOutstanding

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parachute always has outstanding food, service and does everything right. They take care of their guest, their staff and anyone who enters. The food and drink are always on point and outstanding.

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  3. AlyssaryderG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious, great service and relaxed atmosphere!

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  4. WonC

    South Korea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Korean restaurants in the country. Does everything right - can’t wait for my next meal there.

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  5. BWill

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow truly incentive, amazing, delicious food. Service is patient and explanatory without being at all overbearing. I will be thinking for a while about the pork bossam (not sure if I've spelled that right) with its lovely minty leaves for wrapping and the most beautiful pickled radish I've ever had. Onion/shrimp pancake was also exceptional and I'll bet many other dishes are too! If you are not into sitting on high stools you may want to communicate that in advance so you get a table. Sitting at the counter is fine but you are lined up next to others and kind of far from your dining companion so it's not ideal for a romantic scene. Luckily after being married 10 years my partner and I were happy to focus on the food.

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  6. AmandaC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service, and ambiance. One of my new fav restaurants in chicago!

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  7. KyleB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner party held some lively conversations and enjoyed a fantastic three course tasting menu. Our server was very attentive and resourceful and the playlist from DJ was ideal without being overwhelming

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  8. GinnaR

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly wonderful dinner, with warm, thoughtful, knowledgeable service. Loved everything we ate and drank. 10/10, will absolutely recommend

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  9. bmiller

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in town for the 2023 National Restaurant Association conference. Absolutely one of the best dining experiences I have had anywhere. Amazing food, stellar service. The restaurant itself is tight but cozy. Highly recommended.

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  10. Ives

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, great service, even got to meet Beverly and she was so nice! Had a nice time and would recommend.

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  11. JudeA

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine at Parachute! They elevate Korean like no other! Everything was so fresh and made with quality ingredients. We were greeted with a NA beverage. So crisp and lively! The mackerel was moist and delightful. We ended with both desserts! The 9 year anniversary cake was reminiscent of Lutz Bakery! So light and fluffy! Thank you for a wonderful experience! Kudos!!

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  12. NorineL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem of Chicago dining. Wonderfully serene and comfortable room. All our dishes had subtle or spicy layering of flavors, especially the lobster soup- not to be missed. Tangerine shaved ice was a fabulous finish. The service was amazing. Thank you Beverly Kim and staff we will be back soon!

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  13. JamesM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the vibes here. Very welcoming atmosphere. And fantastic food as well. Pretty great value for this level of cuisine too.

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  14. AlanF

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end, the experience was first rate. All the dishes were elevated from normal Korean food. Ingredients and preparations were excellent. Presentation was also beyond expectations. Our waitress was available without being intrusive. Pricing , like so many restaurants, is high. We will return but for special occassions due to price.

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  15. MattS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was stellar, the food interesting and delicious with excellent flavor and texture combinations. Would highly recommend.

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  16. Adlt

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food selection and Soju variations! Love the vibe and the service.

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  17. DocSam

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. If you like Korean fusion, this is the place to go. A little bit out of the way from Downtown Chicago and pricey, but we worth it!

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  18. aktina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend the bulgogi for kids, and the haemul pajun was a crowd favorite :)

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  19. Angela

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent and ambiance is really nice. Perfect for a dinner with friends or date night.

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  20. SeanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our food was wonderful and the 4 of us all said we would return. Our waiter was super friendly, helpful and was a great help in describing the food. We sat in the back where there were 2 quiet tables and we loved that too.

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  21. jeff

    Chicago

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service . Rather expensive but quality of food was amazing. Staff was superb. Will def return!

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  22. Doug

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster sundubu jigae and the pork ssam were incredible and memorable. Our server Amber was excellent and personable. Would recommend to all!

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  23. Europeantraveller

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful, fresh tasty Korean food, the waiters welcoming , attentive and knowledgeable. The cocktails were great as well, and you could actually talk with your eating partner, it was friendly, busy but not noisy! An excellent dining experience

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  24. JenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem that is well worth every. The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and the food is amazing.

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  25. TomH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parachute is excellent on all accounts. A wonderful time was had by all

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  26. RichardW

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expect not only a great meal, but an interesting meal, with excellent service and a very pleasant atmosphere.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was delicious. Would definitely go back again.

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  28. FloydE

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new pared-down menu is simply outstanding. It's less chef-y, closer to its Korean roots, and absolutely delicious. (The haemul pajeon is especially good, crispy and full of seafood.) The service is wonderful, friendly and efficient, and the space feels like a great neighborhood restaurant, though Parachute is of course a draw for people who know food across the city.

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  29. DeanH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This our second time at Parachute. Very impressed both times.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great vibe, and excellent service!

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  31. NavG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe, the food, and the service were all extraordinary. The food was made with love and attention to detail and the service was exemplary, in a comfortable, causal and inviting atmosphere. Hard to remember when we had a better dining experience. Complex and textured flavors that complement and delight will make us sure to go back again!

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  32. Katy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. And wonderful, peaceful vibe from staff and other diners alike! We had not been there since the Before Times, and were so happy to visit again. Every dish was a new experience, and holy cow, the dessert!

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  33. FrancesM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and presentation. Service was wonderful.

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  34. SPL233

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A thoughtful and personal experience. You're guided through the meal, including thoughtful, not self-congratulatory explanations of the dishes.

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  35. RichardW

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a wonderful evening. Always great service. Sitting at chef's counter is a great experience here, unlike many restaurants. Not to be missed is the mandarin orange shaved ice dessert.

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  36. Clarita

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the menu, the presentation, the explanations.

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  37. JayanthS

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I miss the old menu. I do not like the new traditional direction that the chef's have taken. The new menu lacks uniqueness.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and outstanding service. Great restaurant

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was good meal. Kind of expensive. Kinda miss their older menu.

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  40. MichaelG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal at Parachute was fantastic! The food was beautifully presented and delicious. I can't wait to go back!

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FAQs

Parachute is rated 4.8 stars by 1576 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
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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