Chicago >Restaurants > Park Grill
11 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060241.882127 -87.624482
Mon-Thu, open at 11:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 9:30 p.m.
Fri, open at 11:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 10:30 p.m.
Sat, open at 10:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 10:30 p.m.
Sun, open at 10:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 9:30 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Loop, Central
Most beautiful dining experience – I had an amazing time dining at Park Grill. In fact, my boss rents a small section of it every year and it's a wonderful time every time.
Nice view – I came here for lunch with some co-workers a couple weeks ago for the first time. One of them had booked a reservation online (isn't technology wonderful?) so our wait time was pretty short. The first thing I noticed after being seated was the view of the ice skaters, which I thought was cool. It's a nice change from the typical restaurant. I had the Kobe burger which tasted great and the fries were notably good. The price is higher (of course) than the typical fast food I usually get, but worth the quality of food and atmosphere. Overall, this was a nice change over teh typical fast food syndrome I normally endure and I would definitely come back.
Disappointed – Had my birthday dinner there yesterday and was really disappointed with the food and service when my party stated that our food was overcooked. The beef tenderloin, lamb chops, and prime sirloin were all overcooked. We asked the server to take our food back and she made us cut to items open to prove ourselves and that's completely incomprehensible. The customer should not be attacked because they disapprove of medium well when they asked for medium rare. I never write reviews but this time I will because business should not be conducted this way and everyone in my party was unhappy with the service.
Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to Park Grill in Chicago. We appreciate you choosing to spend your birthday with us and are truly sorry that your dinner did not go as planned. At Park Grill, we work hard to make every visit enjoyable and regret that your group?s experience with our food and staff was not up to par. Please know that we have taken your comments seriously and are looking into this issue.
While we understand your frustration, we hope that you will consider giving us another chance.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Tracey Frye, General Manager
Park Cafe was outstanding! – I ate here with friends during a visit to Chicago, and we chose to eat outside at the more casual "Park Cafe" (the outdoor portion of Park Grill, where the ice skating rink is during winter). The food and cocktails were excellent, and although it started to rain during our lunch, the service was also friendly, efficient, and helpful. They pulled the umbrellas over our table to ensure we wouldn't get wet, and made sure we got our food quickly since we were off to see "Jersey Boys" soon after. Try the mini burgers, fish tacos, or scallops, and the pear martini -- all GREAT!
Best Burger in Chicago!!!! – I think that they serve one of the best burgers in the world!
It was absolutely fabulous!
I very highly recommend this burger ... with cheese of course!
Great atmosphere – After researching many places in Chicago, I took my wife to the Park Grill. It was a Saturday evening and the restaurant was not full so we were seated right away. The atmosphere was awesome! The music not too loud and the temperature very comfortable. Our waitress was very attending and made excellent recommendations. We ordered the farmer's cheese platter as an appetizer. If you are a cheese lover, they are excellent. My wife ordered the ricotta ravioli because she wanted a light meal and I ordered the braised beef cheek with mushroom risotto. Both were excellent and well prepared. For dessert, I ordered the peanut butter tart and my wife ordered the cranberry tart. My wife did not really enjoy her dessert and the waitress was kind enough not to charge us for the dessert.
Overall, I really liked the environment, the food was well prepared and I felt very well attended by the staff.
Solid upscale casual – Excellent burgers, great salads, decent wine list for an upscale casual restaurant. Opted for the cheese plate over a sweet dessert - very good. Wished more local product were evident. Would go there again - love the park location.
Great Patio Dining – I've been to the park grill for lunch a number of times now. The service can range from just ok to quite bad, with some servers bordering on snooty and others being reasonably gracious but just not totally competent. They are almost always busy as well, so catching someone's attention is difficult, and the waiters are not very good about stopping by to inquire about needs. Understandably this is also a huge tourist draw which might be the reason the service is sometimes not great, I've noticed that mentioning you're a local is pretty helpful. That said, while the food isn't super creative it is usually well prepared and fresh. If you want to sit outside and watch the crowds in Millennium Park while enjoying a nice salad or burger (which they have so far managed never to overcook!) and glass of wine this is the place for you. Also if they have them, try the squash blossoms which were served with a very nice goat cheese sauce. If you don't have reservations and want outdoor seating show up a little early because the tables are in high demand.
a really BAD service and BAD food ever..!! – this restaurant really makes me feel disappointed.i ate here on new year eve with my sis..i ordered kobe burger and it's really BAD .even McDonald tastes much more better.Really !! The kobe beef was really bitter.it's the most terrible food i have eaten..My sis ordered a steak..and it's also terrible..she's a culinary student and she really knows what kind of food that is bad..finally, we just ate less than half of the plate..we said to the waiter that the beef are bitter..and my sis know for sure that it is because of the griller are dirty (..i know maybe they are busy),.but the waiter said it's because of the balsamic?!?! come on, we all know the taste of it .It tastes quite sweet and tasty, not bitter!! it's really ridiculuous..and the way the waiter serves us really bad.i better go to self service resaturant, her service is even not worth it for a penny.Really bad !!I feel very disappointed and it ruined my new year eve...BAD RESTAURANT EVER !!!!
Good food in Millenium Park, questionable service – If you're downtown and want a good meal, you can generally get it at the Park Grill. Some menu items are better than others (unfortunately most of the servers are no help) but it's generally a good meal which is a bit overpriced due to the location but not too bad. Be prepared for bad service though - from wine and food recommendations to basic service protocol, they usually miss the boat compared to similar restaurants with upscale food selections like the Park Grill. Oh well, just try it and you'll likely be impressed with the food.
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