Extremely helpful and pleasant service and wonderful food.
Best meal I’ve had in Chicago
Extremely good food with a great atmosphere.
Portions were probably a little bit too small, and the tasting menu was definitely too small for 2. The shared table concept is neat and would work well with large groups, but bit awkward with 2 people.
Worth visiting, but not sure we would go back.
Sat at the counter and had the tasting menu along with the wine pairings! Excellent! Loved the casual atmosphere plus our server had such a wonderful knowledge & passion for food!
Loved the food and the value brought by the serving team.
We had a reservation at 9 pm and they made us wait standing until 9:45 pm
The food was delicious. The wait staff was outstanding. Their enthusiasm for the restaurant and chef/owners was evident and that really makes our experience exceptional. Don’t miss the rice pudding dessert!!!!!
Food was overpriced for the tiny plates served!! The table we sat at was drafty and musty smelling. Very pretentious menu design d to catch the hipster wallet.
Memorable, it is my third visit and it has always been outstanding. Parachute in Chicago is a must .
Always a fabulous experience at Parachute. The service was excellent.
This is one of our favorite restaurants! Delicious eclectic Korean-French fusion menu, you won't find anything like this anyplace else. Be adventurous and try the chef's Off the Cuff menu. You'll get a sampling of several dishes from the menu plus one or two new ones the Chef is trying out. With this option, if you don't like something, just politely let your server know, and they will bring out an alternative dish for you to try instead.
It was fine. Maybe not hitting the expectations of the Michelin Star, but fine.
The food was excellent and very inventive. We chose the prix fix and enjoyed in particular the baked potato bing bread, the cuttlefish, the tartare, and the dessert (the patbingsu, Korean shaved rice). Only issue, it is very noisy, and the tables are like 3 inches from each other. I guess it was as expected, but we enjoyed our dinner more when the dining room started to be less crowded as it was getting towards the end of the evening.
Very disappointing meal.
We ordered the Chef's Menu for $65. The table next to us ordered the same Prix Fixe menu and they got all our dishes plus some 3 more options. When we asked the server to clarify, he directly told us that when they have more people in a group they provide more options even though we paid the same amount per person.
Very disappointing.Nice atmosphere and service, and that’s where it ends.Good potato bread and desserts. Left most of the food uneaten, chewy, raw, spicy, not able to swallow it.
Would not go there ever again.Chicago has a lot of great restaurants, no reason to go to Parachute.
Food was incredible. Our server, Claire, was so descriptive on menu that it made our decisions very easy. She is amazing!
Way over rated. Food was ok at best. Boring presentation. James Beard award???? Go get real Korean food instead of this.
Our 3rd visit was consistent and yet still surprising. Comfort items always play well with new additions adding spark as seasons change. Cocktails were super on point this time. Complex yet familiar and balanced like a tight rope walker.
Portion is extremely small. Heard next table customers confusion as they thought they only received one serving not realizing it was for both. I’ve tried Korean and Korean fusion cuisine many times before but this place is definitely overrated. More hype than substance.
innovative American-Korean cuisine with superbly knowledgeable service and a bustling environment - could have a larger and more diverse list of wines by the glass (see the Purple Pig list)
great food beautifully plated with unusual but wonderful taste combinations. Our 2nd visit there - definitely worth the cost. We elected to do the menu that the chef decides for the table and found it very enjoyable. We will definitely return. Another great Chicago neighborhood find!
Great meal! Very intimate setting. Unique menu selections. Had one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had - Cocktail #2 with bourbon and tea. Would recommend to anyone wanting to try a new, nice place.
We ventured into Parachute on a Thursday evening. The food, drinks and service was exceptional. We started by asked our server Claire for her recommendations. While we enjoyed all the dishes that were served, Claire's recommendations were our favorites for the evening. We started with the baked potato bing bread server with sour cream butter. Think twice-baked potato in bread. YUM! Our favorite dishes were ddukbokki which is pork and plum sofrito with rice noodles and hamachi crudo with plum vinegar. That being said, every dish was delicious and unique in it's own way. We loved it all! Engage your server and let them guide you though the menu as you will not be disappointed!
Great little spot with a whole lotta style. Get the ddukbokki and a whole bing bread.
Though acclaimed with ONE Michelin STAR; it didn’t evoke the quality of one. Our expectations: from what the local community had to say about it, were disappointing. Revered in its concept, our experience with parachute showed a lack of ‘love’ for food and dynamism in its execution. GOOD food: create interesting culinary experiences; GREAT food: create memorable events. FANTASTIC food: give you a sense of longing, and regress you to moments where you wish life was that good.
Parachute? I expected more. Is it worthy of ONE STAR? Sure, why not. But then again, if you line up all ONE STAR restaurants to one another; such as: NEXT, Elizabeth, Band of Bohemia, Roister, etc. Though all unique in their own category; Parachute barely makes the cut.
Mind you, everyone has different experiences and everyone has different standards. However, I say: go to Parachute and give it a shot. Food is GOOD. But is it worth remembering? Worth going again? In my opinion: No.
Service was great, but I was underwhelmed by about half of our dishes. As an example, the steak was cooked medium rare but I could barely chew or cut through it, I had to leave it on my plate.
The food was delicious and was a great play on traditional Korean food. The service was great and we felt very attended to. We brought our kids because we heard the food was kid friendly, and we were happily surprised by their kids menu, which you often get have at a Korean restaurant.
They happily accommodate kids and were super nice about pushing back our reservation when we were stuck in traffic. Amazing food and ambience.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner. we had a wonderful waitress who explained the menu to us and offered suggestions. we decide on the tasting menu and we were glad we did. It was a lot of food all of which was delicious. You could tell each recipe was made with care and a careful combination of tastes for a delicious outcome. I would definitely recommend Parachute and I would dine there again
This restaurant was recommended by a friend from Vancouver. It was a bit out of the way from
our downtown hotel but the food was worth the trip.
OMG!! So delicious! We ordered what the staff recommended- tempura peppers, the bread, ddukbokki, pork katsu, and matcha tiramisu- and not a single item disappointed! The food was so amazing! Definitely would recommend to anyone!
we were very disappointed as we had looked forward to this dinner for quite some time. the menu was quite lim ited and didn't have some of the items that we had read about in prior reviews. the best was the bread...it was outstanding. we had the tempura peppers, there were only 3 and in the review there were 4. they were nicely done but very very spicy. so was the dish that had a pork ragu sort of sauce on
these gnocchi -like things. wish i had a menu now to say exactly what it was called. it was way too spicy for our taste...our lips became numb...and the amount was miniscule for the price. we bhd the tuna bimbambop and thought it was fair...we had two of them and we also had athe steak which was not tender at all. with 3 drinks the bill was almost 200 with a very generous tip. the servie was fine and the hostess was terrific. over priced for sure and no plans to return.
We had a great experience at Parachute! The servers treated us extremely well and the chefs provided food that was unique and delicious.
Chef’s “on-the -fly” menu was great
The service staff was fantastic being both knowledgeable and helpful . The food was flavorful.
Great dining experience. I would highly recommend the off the cuff menu. It is a great value, and I was able to try multiple items of the menu that I probably would not have tried otherwise.
Had a truly amazing meal at Parachute - we went for the Tasting Menu and was overwhelmed in the best of ways. Definitely worth doing this set menu because it was so worth it and also gave the best tastes that the kitchen had to offer - every dish was so unique and unlike anything we had tried before. And the service couldn't be beat! All the staff was so lovely and helpful.
We came from Alaska to try Parachute and it did not disappoint. We went with the “Off the cuff” menu and asked that they incorporate the bibimbap. Everything was outstanding, the potato bing bread is the best bread I’ve ever had. I highly recommend getting off the beaten path and treating yourself to Parachute.
Super friendly and overall loved the experience. This was our first time and it did not disappoint. We let the kitchen feed us for the night, instead of picking off the menu. Everything was excellent!