Park Grill

★★★★☆
There's a table with a view waiting for you
  • 11 N Michigan Ave

    Chicago, IL 60602

    Cross street: E Madison Street

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  • 312-521-7275

About Park Grill

Hours
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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Location

Cons: Service and food

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An good food experience. In the area with the ice rink. The food was well. Service nice and good. I recommend, and will definitely be back

5
★★★★★

An good food experience. In the area with the ice rink. The food was well. Service nice and good. I recommend, and will definitely be back

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Kids started iceskating, good afternoon Lunch. All people friendly and the food was great. I had the steak and eggs it was delicious.

4
★★★★☆

Kids started iceskating, good afternoon Lunch. All people friendly and the food was great. I had the steak and eggs it was delicious.

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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!

2
★★★★★

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!

Pros: Great view of the city (and the "bean"!), great food, and service!

Cons: N/A

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We visited the park cafe instead of the grilll. Most people standing in line were buying ice cream and that is what we bought as well.

There are not many varieties to choose from but very good and rich ice cream. I opted for one scoop on a waffle cone since you get more for your money.

It is in an incredible location, Millenium Park. So you can purchase your good and have a nice seat in or walk through the park!

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★★★☆☆

We visited the park cafe instead of the grilll. Most people standing in line were buying ice cream and that is what we bought as well.

There are not many varieties to choose from but very good and rich ice cream. I opted for one scoop on a waffle cone since you get more for your money.

It is in an incredible location, Millenium Park. So you can purchase your good and have a nice seat in or walk through the park!

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My friend and I went to lunch here to catch up and relax. We heard it was a little upscale and we were prepared to enjoy it. We ordered a pizza as an appetizer and burgers for our main course. Then they both arrive right on top of one another - that is annoying. Then each topping on the burger costs $1.50 - I would prefer to just know I am overpaying for a burger and not get nickeled and dimed because I want more than lettuce and raw onions on it. Then towards the end the bussers got super rabid about taking away all the plates. I am the type of person to clean my plate and it is annoying to have someone put their hand on your plate and then look at you like - are you going to eat that last bite? Each of us had two beers, an appetizer and a burger and it came out to $35 a piece with tip. The food alone definitely did not justify that price tag for lunch and the service sealed the deal. I would not go back there again - in my opinion it is for suckers.

2
★★☆☆☆

My friend and I went to lunch here to catch up and relax. We heard it was a little upscale and we were prepared to enjoy it. We ordered a pizza as an appetizer and burgers for our main course. Then they both arrive right on top of one another - that is annoying. Then each topping on the burger costs $1.50 - I would prefer to just know I am overpaying for a burger and not get nickeled and dimed because I want more than lettuce and raw onions on it. Then towards the end the bussers got super rabid about taking away all the plates. I am the type of person to clean my plate and it is annoying to have someone put their hand on your plate and then look at you like - are you going to eat that last bite? Each of us had two beers, an appetizer and a burger and it came out to $35 a piece with tip. The food alone definitely did not justify that price tag for lunch and the service sealed the deal. I would not go back there again - in my opinion it is for suckers.

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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!

2
★★★★☆

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!

Pros: Cheeseburgers!!!!

Cons: very noisy, service could be improved

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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.

2
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: service

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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.

2
★★★★☆

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.

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Great Patio Dining during the summer

Cons: Lazy service and Tourists abound

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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 !!!!

1
★★★☆☆

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 !!!!

Pros: view

Cons: service, food

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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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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Top location in Millenium Park, generally good American food

Cons: Bad service, a bit overpriced

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Food is ok. Service is ok. It's just so nice to be right in the midst of Millenium Park. A very basic American menu and service isn't that great. Definately worth going over the summer when you can sit out on the huge patio.

2
★★★★☆

Food is ok. Service is ok. It's just so nice to be right in the midst of Millenium Park. A very basic American menu and service isn't that great. Definately worth going over the summer when you can sit out on the huge patio.

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Don't waste your time and money on this restaurant. It seems that the chefs believe that extra salt is necessary on all their entrees. I had to send my first pork tenderloin back due to its excessive saltiness and the 2nd one wasn't that much better. My wife also found her Kobe burger to be salty and its bun to be largely inedible. Also, if you (males and females) must use the restroom be prepared to stand in line - there are only 2 unisex bathrooms. Conversely, the service was great.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't waste your time and money on this restaurant. It seems that the chefs believe that extra salt is necessary on all their entrees. I had to send my first pork tenderloin back due to its excessive saltiness and the 2nd one wasn't that much better. My wife also found her Kobe burger to be salty and its bun to be largely inedible. Also, if you (males and females) must use the restroom be prepared to stand in line - there are only 2 unisex bathrooms. Conversely, the service was great.

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

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Food is pretty average here, and too expensive for what you get. We ate in the outside area, called Park Grill on the Plaza, and the drinks are served in plastic cups, and the food in those annoying plastic trays that are really annoying to eat out of because the sides are too high. And then the paper underneath gets soggy and starts mixing with the food. Knife and fork is plastic too. How cheap can you get? The chips weren't even home made, but the Kettle brand, which is really the only choice (other than cole slaw) since they don't serve fries.
To really rub it in, we had an automatic 18% gratuity added even though we were only 4 people eating. When we enquired about it, they promptly took it off, but it seemed like they were just hoping people wouldn't notice or bother complaining about it.

PROS: Food's not bad
CONS: Shady looking waiters wearing sunglasses while they add their own gratuity

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★★☆☆☆

Food is pretty average here, and too expensive for what you get. We ate in the outside area, called Park Grill on the Plaza, and the drinks are served in plastic cups, and the food in those annoying plastic trays that are really annoying to eat out of because the sides are too high. And then the paper underneath gets soggy and starts mixing with the food. Knife and fork is plastic too. How cheap can you get? The chips weren't even home made, but the Kettle brand, which is really the only choice (other than cole slaw) since they don't serve fries.
To really rub it in, we had an automatic 18% gratuity added even though we were only 4 people eating. When we enquired about it, they promptly took it off, but it seemed like they were just hoping people wouldn't notice or bother complaining about it.

PROS: Food's not bad
CONS: Shady looking waiters wearing sunglasses while they add their own gratuity

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I have visited Millenium Park with family as well as business associates and have enjoyed several meals in both the inside Park Grill Restaurant and outdoor Park Cafe. The service and food have always been excellent and the menu choices are interesting and varied. It is great for business lunch or dinner and the people watching is great as they ice skate or just enjoy the ambiance of the park atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

PROS: Great food, service and atmosphere; Private room available.
CONS: Lower level parking costly but there are alternatives on the street.

5
★★★★★

I have visited Millenium Park with family as well as business associates and have enjoyed several meals in both the inside Park Grill Restaurant and outdoor Park Cafe. The service and food have always been excellent and the menu choices are interesting and varied. It is great for business lunch or dinner and the people watching is great as they ice skate or just enjoy the ambiance of the park atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

PROS: Great food, service and atmosphere; Private room available.
CONS: Lower level parking costly but there are alternatives on the street.

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Ate there 1-24-06. I had the Steake & Fries, my date had the Sole. Total weight of the Sole was about 3 oz. If you're hungry, get something else! I ordered my steak with the Dijon Sauce on the side. Too bad they drenced a supurb piece of meat with a sub-par tasting sauce There was so much of this Dijon Sauce that most of my fries (excellent tasting by the way) were coated with this crud. Too bad they ruined such a quality piece of beef! They did offer to replace my meal because they failed to give me the sauce on the side. I took a couple of free drinks instead. One other complaint. If I'm going to pay premium prices for a meal, they should at least warm the bread!
Look elsewhere and you will find much better for the $.
Service=10 Ambiance=10 Drinks=10 Food=3

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★★☆☆☆

Ate there 1-24-06. I had the Steake & Fries, my date had the Sole. Total weight of the Sole was about 3 oz. If you're hungry, get something else! I ordered my steak with the Dijon Sauce on the side. Too bad they drenced a supurb piece of meat with a sub-par tasting sauce There was so much of this Dijon Sauce that most of my fries (excellent tasting by the way) were coated with this crud. Too bad they ruined such a quality piece of beef! They did offer to replace my meal because they failed to give me the sauce on the side. I took a couple of free drinks instead. One other complaint. If I'm going to pay premium prices for a meal, they should at least warm the bread!
Look elsewhere and you will find much better for the $.
Service=10 Ambiance=10 Drinks=10 Food=3

Pros: Service, Ambiance, Drinks

Cons: Food, Food, Food

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A genuine Chicago gem. What a nice suprise to find a park Restaurant that exceeded our expectations; and from the looks of it, a lot of other people; the place was packed, and the feel was awesome. Food was tasty and the service friendly and professional. My only complaint is that the place needs more bathrooms.

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★★★★★

A genuine Chicago gem. What a nice suprise to find a park Restaurant that exceeded our expectations; and from the looks of it, a lot of other people; the place was packed, and the feel was awesome. Food was tasty and the service friendly and professional. My only complaint is that the place needs more bathrooms.

Pros: Food, Service, great feel

 

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