The 40-seat neighborhood restaurant that serves Korean American cuisine is the invention of husband-wife chef team, Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim. Kim's food is the example by which other chefs should... Read More
The 40-seat neighborhood restaurant that serves Korean American cuisine is the invention of husband-wife chef team, Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim. Kim's food is the example by which other chefs should approach fusion a la bibim bop with smoked eel and fiddlehead ferns. Most of the dishes at Parachute change on a daily basis, but you can usually count on the baked potato bing bread with sour cream butter; oysters on the half shell with icy soju granita, some version of bibim bop, and in the summer time, a version of pat bing su (shaved ice with adzuki beans and condensed milk). If you're unsure of what to choose on the compact menu, give the Off the Cuff menu a go. It allows chef to choose the menu for the guest, ensuring a well balanced meal that highlights personal favorites off the menu. There's also a beverage tasting that may include sake, cider, wine and more.
3500 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
- Best Restaurants: "Desserts rock as Jean Banchet winner, Kelly Helgesen, is the new pastry chef whipping up carrot cake with pecans and ginger and Ile flottante with vanilla rose."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The reviews have been in since 2014 - Parachute is a high flyer in Chicago's fierce restaurant world.