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Parachute, Chicago, IL

Parachute

4.6
4.6
1418 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


Booked 25 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 1,418 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. SS

    SamS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was excellent and the highlight of the night was getting to meet Beverly!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    It was ridiculously expensive. They charge every table $45 bucks to help cover higher wages for the staff. We left a $10 tip on a $250 check for two of us. We will never go back!
  3. DS

    DSorvats

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The creativity of the chef and kitchen staff is unmatched. The entire team was flawless. Welcoming. The food speaks for itself. The only mistake that you can make as a guest is to not leave room for dessert. Enjoy.
  4. VS

    VincenteS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unforgettable evening. If we liived here, we'd be regulars.
  5. P

    Pete

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    celebrating our wedding anniversary. Chef's Kim food was superb! from beginning to end: The flavors texture , presentation, attention to details, all well orchestrated. I highly recommend Parachute!
  6. J

    Joane

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Food was rather bland. Loud music playing making it impossible to have a decent conversation with fellow diners.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Overpriced, server pressure us into ordering too much food and didn’t tell us that tip was included. Felt sick afterward. Wouldn’t go back.
  8. a

    ashes

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was okay. Miss the old menu. Really pricey.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so thrilled that Parachute is back— and better than ever. Whenever I tell people about Parachute I tell them,”not only is the food absolutely delicious, but there is nowhere else in the city like it. You are eating food that is distinctly Parachute; it’s exciting.” That was our experience last night. Parachute was my gateway into Korean food (beyond Korean BBQ and Bibimpap), but last night felt like Korean 2.0 for me. I can’t think of a better compliment a restaurant could receive than having diners tell them that they left with a deeper appreciation of the cuisine—and that’s how we feel about our meal. The service was also great. We are so excited to go back. I am so glad that I set an alert in my phone to check Instagram daily at the end of May for the announcement that reservations had opened up.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved parachute. The ambiance was amazing and the service was even better! Great food and great drinks as well. We tried the ribs, seafood pancake, tempura veggies, and the mackerel. The pancake was amazing and light and came with a sauce that I wanted to dip everything in. The tempura veggies were fun seasonal flavors with a great soy sauce. The ribs were to die for - super tender and another amazing broth. The only thing I would recommend skipping is the mackerel as it lacks the amazing flavor and substance that all the other dishes have. Otherwise - this is a can’t miss spot!
  11. JP

    JPRChi

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Checked out parachute the week of their reopening. They have a paired down menu that is more authentically Korean. Really enjoyed 3 of the 4 dishes ordered, especially the kalbi ribs and seafood pancake. The service at the bar was fantastic. The price is high, but they have increased their portion sizes and all dishes can be easily shared between 2. Overall highly recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary celebration
  13. N

    Nabi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the counter, they made some renovations since I’ve been there last. The vibe &amp; decor of the place was inviting. The warm sound of vinyl playing was at the prefect level, we were able to carry on a conversation but also really enjoy the selection of music playing. The food was absolutely delicious, as good as I remember it being. The snail salad was refreshing, the mackerel was fresh (not fishy at all) the side dishes that came with it added different levels of dimension to a very simple but perfectly cooked piece of fish. The pork belly was tender &amp; melted in your mouth. The goat stew was our favorite. Deceptively simple but with lots of pockets of flavor. It ate very light and the broth was very satisfying. The patbingsu was absolute best way to end the meal with roasted strawberries shaved sweet pea iced and condensed milk cream. This is probably one of my favorite restaurants hands down. Highly recommend.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 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!!!
  21. TP

    TaiP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal! Service was phenomenal
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Birthday baby
  30. L

    Lynda

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines Weekend 💘
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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
  34. 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.
  35. LR

    LisaR

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

FAQs

Parachute is rated 4.6 stars by 1418 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 25 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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