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“Creative fusion”

Parachute Restaurant
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Ranked #609 of 10,814 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Korean
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Avondale
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The menu is designed to share plates. The Hawaiian kanpachi nigiri with citron kosho, honey and wasabi was a great plate to start. My husband enjoyed the oysters with the very creative soju granita. The broccoli salad with ras el hanout and pistachios was very creative and delicious. We thought it was going to be the best dish but there were a couple more to come. The steamed nettle dumplings with wild asparagus was amazing as well as the rigatoni with chicken, curry and bok choy. The flavors and the combinations of the herbs were very creative and delicious. I felt the fusion with the Korean taste in all of them. Unfortunately,for the last dish we asked for the skate wing with green almonds and brown butter. The fish was good but it very oily. After tasting so many good dishes, this was not the perfect one to finish it. The people sitting right next to us loved the flank steak with black bean, shiitake and lotus root. It looked really good. The service was good. We had a nice bottle of wine recommended by the waiter. We are not vegetarians, but the best dishes were vegetarians. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank neryluf
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

During our 3 night stay in Chicago, this was the restaurant that excited us most. However the overall experience was slightly disappointing. There were some interesting dishes and flavours but a few of the dishes missed the mark which I was surprised by. I preferred the food more than my wife so the rating is probably a mixed score of 4 from me and 2 from her.

No issues with the restaurant or service just wasn't quite for us.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank GrahamandSarah
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is a small cozy restaurant with fantastic service and atmosphere. The food is cooked in an open kitchen and it's fun to sit at the bar open to the kitchen. The food can be hit or miss. When it hits, it's fantastic. The best hits were the Watermelon Daikon pickle. I highly recommend the pickle dish to start. It's small but very flavorful. The tempura fried trumpet mushrooms were also great. Very salty, crispy and a nice portion. The boudin noir dumplings are also very interesting, super rich, crispy dumpling with spicy jelly. The best dish we had was the dolsot bibim bop with yellowfin tuna. It was VERY spicy and delicious with crunchy bits of pomegranate in a super hot bowl. The best variation on bibim bop ever. We would pass on the pork loin confit. It was just a lukewarm, half fat pork chop with some tasty vegetables on top.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank IPA_1968
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Came for early Friday dinner. Place started filling very quickly. A little of the beaten track but worth the trip. The potato bread was interesting but the blood sausage dumpling was incredible and I don’t usually like that sort of stuff but the dough was fried perfectly and the boudin noir very tasty. There was a root vegetable salad that night with julienned veggies of various types which was the best salad we’ve had in years. The black ink octopus pasta was quite extraordinary and the bibimbop with tuna really good. Much better prepared food with unusual flourishes than many better known places. Well worth visiting.Parking on the street could be an issue but there’s a supermarket lot a block away.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Wrx8
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Food was fantastic and very flavorful. They have shared table seating so it was very noisy place to eat. Recommend sitting at bar or at limited numbers of tables. Interesting original cocktails and the wait staff were all friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank CrazyCanucks2013
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