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Parachute, Chicago, IL

Parachute

4.7
4.7
1502 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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 1,502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NC

    NoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious plates brimming with comfort and sophistication.
  2. S

    Seldomreview

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, ambiance was lovely, staff was helpful and prompt.
  3. BA

    BethA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Chicago gem! I can't wait to recommend this restaurant to others looking for a special, intimate celebration.
  4. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as well the service! Highly recommend!
  5. AC

    AngelaC

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love Korean food, then this restaurant is a must try. Fantastic food and the service is excellent. Love the atmosphere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was flavorful and delicious! We also really loved the different spin on the banchan! Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us pick our courses. Would definitely return when back in town!
  7. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service in a cozy setting. Cocktails were thoughtful and the recommended dishes were appreciated. The mackerel, seafood pancake and different preparations of kimchi were the highlights
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service. Would definitely go again
  9. m

    mtlp

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was very good. But unlike the old parachute which was always surprising it’s now just very well prepared basic Korean at a premium price. There is a lot of good Korean in Chicago - just sayin’
  10. JA

    JuanA

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. It was the little details that mattered. They welcomed us with an open heart and made our evening extra special. The food and cocktails(Big shout to the Seafood Pancacke and Cocktail #1) were delicious and the service was impeccable. Thank you for creating such a memorable evening.
  11. EP

    EPat

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service , kind and welcoming staff. Everything was beautifully presented. I can’t say I loved the meal or sool but it may just be my personal preference. The bulgogi was delicious!
  12. BB

    BrianB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a perfect meal at Parachute. The ambiance, mood and service are all impeccable, but the food remains the star. While each of the four dishes we tried was excellent, but Pork Bassoon was just spectacular - with layer upon layer of flavor. So good.
  13. MJ

    MaryJaneB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality and imaginative food and drinks! Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.
  14. F

    Fignatius

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Parachute, not only because of the amazing food, but because of the attentive, personable people who work there. What a true treasure for our city!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Honestly, the food was mediocre. I’m not sure what has happened but the fusion aspect seems to have disappeared and it’s just ok, over priced Korean food. I’d been looking forward to trying it, was surprised to get a reservation and feel that I could have gotten better Korean food lots of places in Chicago.
  16. k

    kaml

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was always great and friendly. The revamped Korean menu is wonderful, I recommend going with a group and just ordering 1 of everything off the menu.
  17. A

    Avis

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night! Excellent food. Wonderful service. Such a fun night!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb in every way! Best cocktail ever and really incredible food. Will definitely go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on this menu is superb. The staff was incredible. Ask for the counter if you can. I go every year for my anniversary and the new menu did not disappoint.
  20. JP

    JohnP

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place, with good service and cool, casual vibe. Food very good, with fresh ingredients and interesting twist on Korean cuisine. Not cheap though.
  21. SB

    SherlockB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a very nice experience, the staff was great.
  22. DP

    DimsumPapi

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I'm so glad they reopened. Delicious, well though out menu. Our server was so knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations- the hwe, twigim, grilled mackerel, and finished with the beef brisket soup (which is a perfect dish for this unseasonable cold). Totally worth a visit!
  23. JH

    JamesH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Had reservation at 8:30 and was not seated until 20 minutes later and was not offered a single apology. Food was good.
  24. DL

    DawnL

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    If been wanting to try this restaurant since 2019. The food was described then as Korean American fusion. It closed for 2 years because of the pandemic & when they reopened 3 months ago they changed their focus to a paired down & more Korean based menu. I was really disappointed that they moved away from their original award winning cuisine.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. Would recommend sitting at the bar in the back to see the kitchen at work prepping food and drinks.
  26. n

    neel

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at the restaurant and it totally lived up to our expectations! Delicious food, great service and ambiance.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I didn’t think this was distinguishable from any other neighborhood hipster place and, honestly, the food at more casual Korean BBQ is equivalent. Overall it was disappointing especially relative to the hype.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Truly incredible. Only problem they had the same 5 songs on a loop.
  29. AC

    ArmandC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fresh, inventive menu, prepared and served with care. We thoroughly enjoyed each course and plan to return. We also want to try their sister restaurant down the street.
  30. KL

    KellyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A dinner I will never forget. Our server Sebastian was our Beatrice through the menu, drink recommendations and the mind-blowing desert. The thought put to not only the flavor but the mouthfeel demonstrates the intentions of someone who loves pleasing palates.
  31. EM

    EmilyM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. Very accommodating of gluten free diet. Music was so great and perfect volume. Pricey but the innovation and skill was worth it.
  32. MO

    MarieO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff paid special attention to our celebration. The food was delicious but having been to Parachute several years ago I was not prepared for the change in the menu. I liked it before the redo!
  33. DC

    DrChris

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sebastian was AMAZING! Knew the drink and dinner menu as good as anyone I’ve ever had serve us. Group of 4 and we ordered one of everything. We were full, but not stuffed. Only surprise was that they added a 20% service charge automatically. We asked if this was the tip, and we were told that it was not. It was worth every penny, but just raise the prices 20% if you’re going to add a service charge.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second time dining at Parachute with parents visiting from Korea. Overall, very pleasant experience with good service and food. Golbengee muchim and haemul pajeon were phenomenal, you can smell the fresh greens in the muchim and the pajeon was cooked to perfection. Bossam was a little salty and Yukgaejang lacked flavour but both dishes were prepared with excellent ingredients. Rice and side dishes, comes with every order with entree, were served very last which I thought was a little weird given how Korean food is almost always paired with rice. Kimchi was fresh and other side dishes were okay.
  35. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visit to Chicago with 3 other out-of-towners (all Californians); I was tasked to come up with a dinner reservation at somewhere interesting. I researched a little and came up with this (there were other possibilities). It was perfect for what we wanted: interesting, a little challenging, smallish but hopping, sweet decor (speakers, vinyl, stereo), GREAT SERVICE (really worth noting). The menu and drinks list needs some explanation from the staff and they really do an excellent job of helping you through it. Moreover, all four of us (several of whom are super picky) thought the meal and experience was terrific.
  36. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, friendly service — would recommend again!
  37. CB

    CoreyB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service did not make up for how incredibly overpriced the food is there. You can find traditional Korean food that is the same or better elsewhere in the city for less than half the cost here. Just not worth it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and way to celebrate our anniversary
  39. KS

    KentS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a unique and special restaurant. We are adventurous eaters, and parachute delivers on not available anywhere else food. A great night.
  40. b

    belindanyc

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was fantastic! Extraordinary and delicious dishes, super fun cocktails and spirits tastings, service is so friendly and willing to share their deep knowledge - dinner out doesn’t always feel fun anymore, but this was FUN! Kudos Chef Beverly, Johnny, Jose and team for bringing this dining room back. May I come back tomorrow night??

FAQs

Parachute is rated 4.7 stars by 1502 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


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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