What Insiders Are Saying
Exceptional and impressive. That's what comes to mind when describing the Korean-American food at Parachute.
9:30 PM reservation...but we were seated closer to 10:30 PM due to operational mishaps on their end. Barely even got an apology, which would have been fine IF the food had been good. However, food quality was surprisingly poor for its fame and price-level. Stale banh xeo, overly cheesy lobster, ridiculously salty maeuntang (all complexities removed from the original dish, and instead just overloaded with salt). Sugary / cheap tasting cocktails...no nuance. The vibe was whack as well - a mix of old suburban looking people whose taste buds for Asian cuisine were likely curated on a life of strip-mall chain food like PF Changs, and mid-20s to mid-30s fratty state-school types who think high price + dim lights = high taste and quality. Also worth mentioning that the atmosphere was uncomfortably tight and loud (and not in a cute way).
If you decide to ignore this review and eat there anyway, do the following experiment - close your eyes, and imagine you're at an Asian food court. Take a bite of the food, and you'll see what I mean when I say Parachute is trying to use pizzazz and faux-upscale elements to mask strange versions of cheap tasting Asian food, minus the nuances of the flavors, plus a bunch of salt.
Go for the ‘off the cuff’ progressive dinner.
I didn't expect I would like this restaurant as much as I did, having been disappointed at other 'award winning places in the city. But all the awards were well deserved The food was excellent. The flavors were bold and bright and captured the essence of Korean food. My whisky sour cocktail was one of the best I've tasted. We plan to come back soon
Very creative dinner. Loved the modern take on traditional Asian dishes
Fun evening with very different food. We chose chef menu with wine pairings. Good choice
This restaurant is very unique and quaint with excellent service! We did the tasting menu and it was very reasonably priced and fun to taste an assortment of items! The service is excellent. There was one item on the tasting menu we disliked, and when the waiter and manager realized we were not loving our dish, they gave us an option to choose one of three other dishes, and gave us a new dish free of charge. Since the menu has some more exotic items, when I return I will probably order straight off the regular menu rather than do the tasting menu. However, overall my experience was excellent, and the tasting menu is a great value!
Service and servers were the best. There just before you realized you needed them and otherwise let you enjoy meal. Crowded but noise level still allowed conversation.
Food: oyster appetizer was outstanding. The rest not so much. The other 3 dishes were just ok. Noting bad but after all the hype and at the price point we expected great flavors. Food didn't have that and some relatively flavorless. So disappointed
"Off the Cuff", which is Parachute's tasting menu, was a two and a half hour delight! The chef selection covered all the bases with the highlights being their Tuna Crepe, Beef Carpaccio, homemade kimchi, ridiculously good deserts. Complementing the meal was expert service by our waitress Clare who was spot on with drink recommendations throughout the night.
Overrated. 4 of 7 dishes were good. Not worth the spend compared to others who haven’t received Michelin stars in the area. Good, not excellent
I truly enjoyed this place, and the service was amazing, very personal. The food was amazing, but the menu was limited (like 12 items) and I left still hungry. The potato bread and lobster were out of this world. There’s is something so familiar about the potato bread, yet there’s no mistaking it’s something you’ve never tasted before. The lobster you will never get out of your head. Again, the down side is the limited menu, and honestly - it was expensive.
Excellent dishes, full of surprising, explosive flavors. Best food I have had in Chicago in recent memory.
Very enjoyable. Attentive service, allowed us to bring in a birthday cake.
We had a wonderful experience at Parachute. We dined at the bar and the place had great energy. The food
was very inventive and lots of flavors and textures. The broccoli, potato bread and tuna crepe were all highlights. They had a fun wine list with lots of natural wines that was geared to pair with their menu.
Great experience. Definitely recommend.
I have been looking forward to dining at Parachute for a while. It was well worth the wait! The food was delicious, the ambiance was fun, and the service was amazing. Chef Beverly Kim even served us and talked with us for a bit! She is humble and so kind after winning the JBFA for best chef! Made us love the experience more!
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service. Kept expectations in check and bam they nailed it. Way to to go team Parachute. I hope to come back soon.
Innovative food song some of it is quite excellent such as the broccoli date salad but a bit pricey and quality uneven. Yes it's worth going for some of the more Innovative dishes
Great food and people.
Amazing as always! Love coming here for a special treat. Food next to none in the city - creative, flavorful, always on the money. Great unpretentious vibe and service.
The food was great, and priced accordingly. The service was fantastic.
It was just fine. But for spending $100 a person, I would have expected to be more impressed.
One of our favorite restaurants! The menu changes often so you can keep coming back and trying new things!
It was good.
Beverly Kim's Parachute is about as perfect as you can get.
Parachute is a sublime, excellent addition to Chicago’s restaurant scene. Their Michelin Star is well-deserved and the staff passionate about the restaurant. Parachute is a great addition to Logan Sq as well and people who live downtown or in Lakeview should take an easy Uber there and experience it - you won’t regret it!
The night after our reservations- I raved about Parachute to everyone in my morning training... it was truly sublime.
My favorite restaurant in the city but it also happens to be in my neighborhood. Every dish is unique and delicious.
really liked the vibe of the place and attention to food presentation. good use of korean spices and techniques. the other Asian dishes weren't that great though. definitely don't recommend banh xeo.
Food was excellent and portions were reasonable. However, for its location and style of cuisine it is overpriced. I felt like everything I ordered should have been priced three to four dollars less per item. This is especially true given the location; there is no excuse of abnormally high rent in this portion of Logan Square.
We did the off the cuff tasting menu. It was a wonderful journey of flavors and the value for the price we paid was fantastic. So much food. So delicious. Service was wonderful!
Awesome place! Every drink and entree we ordered was amazing will DEFINITELY go back :)
Very accommodating staff, and wonderful service. For such o high level dining experience, the overall atmosphere is very comfortable and down to earth.
This restaurant prepares incredible food and drinks. Their staff are knowledgeable and helpful when exploring the drink and food menu. It was difficult to have a conversation with my partner as the shared table we were at created a larger space between us than I would have preferred. There were also many patrons in a small space, but overall this was a great experience and I will happily return. Thank you for sharing your talents!
I highly enjoyed my dinner at Parachute. The initial preparation of bread and pickle dishes were very good, interesting. The highlight of the main dishes was the mackerel dish. The tartare dish was very good, also the tuna taco,. The broccoli salad was excellent. The non alcoholic Reisling was good not amazing. Overall a mix of excellent dishes and good to very good dishes. Would go back but in the competitive Chicago scene will try others before returning to Parachute. Reasonable value.
Awesome experience - came to celebrate a birthday. Friendly staff, recommended 2 dishes from each section of the menu. We went with the potato bread (unique and delicious), oysters (super fresh), the broccoli salad (MUST TRY, NOT A JOKE), tteokbokki (almost like an Italian sauce on tteokbokki, wasabi mackerel (perfect textures, awesome flavors), and the pork ssam (ridiculously soft, melts in your mouth). Ended with a coffee and maple creme caramel (deep, rich, almost smoky maple flavor)
Want to try the “off the cuff” menu, next time!
Delicious! Impeccable food and service! We loved the bing bread and the cocktails in particular.
There is a lot of hype about the restaurant so we thought we would try it for a birthday. Two main courses came out cold lobster and short rib. Appetizers were good and so was pistachio broccoli salad. But everything seemed very rushed and like they were more interested in the regulars and getting us off the table. We were in and out of the restaurant in 45 min. Check was put down before offered dessert. So chugged the bottle of wine and left haha. Really disappointed in the overall experience. I really wanted to like the place especially since we just moved into the neighborhood.
A wonderful dining experience. Every dish had a lot of thought put into the flavor layering. Service was excellent!
Amazing! It was super busy so we had to wait a little bit for our reservation, but the hostess (Grace i believe) was SO accommodating and they were so nice. Plus, I love to see a fun local spot like this busy - it means they are doing well! Do NOT skip the potato bread or broccoli salad. The cocktails are amazing too! Only word of warning - the kimchi fried rice is spicy and seafood-forward. Very yummy, but not what we expected. Overall amazing meal and service, our server Justin was the best. Can’t wait to go back again!
The food is creative, exciting and delicious. We did the chef’s choice menu with beverage pairings. The food was amazing, but a bit too much for two ladies - we did not finish most of the dishes. The beverage pairings were spot on and I would definitely recommend them. Service was wonderful and it was a great experience overall.
Tried the tasting menu. Really liked the pickles, bread, and dessert. The mackerel and salad were fine. Nebbiolo rose recommended as we see spring around the corner. It will get loud when full, so find an off peak time if you want to hear each other.