Pars Cove Restaurant

4.3
109 reviews
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$30 and under
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Persian
Welcome To Pars Cove in the heart of Lincoln Park. Our restaurant offers Persian Mediterranean food in a charming atmosphere with an at home feel. Enjoy dining in our Romantic Dinning rooms. Our restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a night out with family, friend or a date & have the best food & drinks at modreate price. Hope to meet you at the Cove!
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RJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was a decent meal for two people. The sampler was very tasty and even the entrees but the show stopper was the ice cream for us.
Pars gives you a warm welcome. When we went it wasn't crowded so the place was quiet.

AE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, reasonably priced. Lovely location for sitting outside on a summer evening

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is out of this world wonderful! It was our first time there and it was amazing. I felt like I was being treated like family in someone’s home!! They were so welcoming and helpful. I can not recommend it highly enough.

JE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love the food. We asked for more bread. It was that delicious. Generous portions.

TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were a lifetime early for our reservation. The owner himself greeted us when we arrived. The restaurant looked like they were doing a little construction, but it was clean. The service was excellent.

SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

There are way too many similar restaurants that are much better to consider returning here.

AM
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good place, awesome food! Friendly staff, no wait! Definitely would visit again!!

SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food! And great service, too! Little gem that we will be back to visit soon

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were great! The staff were extremely friendly and hospitable. The owner gave out roses at the end of the meal which was a lovely touch. Food was delicious too!

SQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Our group of 11 had a blast. The menu was huge so we decided on a family style dinner. The Persian twists — spiced with anise and a bit sweeter than our family Lebanese favorites — were welcomed changes. Afterward, we walked over to Molly’s cupcakes for dessert. We were the loudest ones there as we sang Hail Purdue — but no one complained.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!

TW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great food and great service. A Lincoln Park classic.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely awesome. Amazing food. Attentive owner. Loved it

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional staff, delicious food. Dessert was complimentary. Definitely would recommend it!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Intimate ambiance as well! Perfect for date night.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a perfect place for a birthday dinner. The staff was wonderful and the food delicious!

R
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic. A gem!

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The owner is super welcoming and the service was incredible. Gave us a complimentary bottle of wine. Will definitely be back!

MV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We felt warmly welcomed in this charming neighborhood restaurant, and were well taken care of. This was our first experience with Persian food and were delighted by the tasty vegetarian dishes. We live in the suburbs, but will definitely be back!

JH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming here on our Chicago visits for 20 years. We always have delicious food and great service.

JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, we really enjoyed the appetizer platter which allows you to try different types. The lamb chops and chicken kabobs were very tender and juicy. Outstanding, prompt and friendly service. The night was perfect, we even found a parking spot in front of the place:)

EL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

While the food was good I feel the portions were small especially for the price. The flower at the end was a nice touch and the service was good.

A
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very good food; equally good value! Spicy chicken was perfect! Sangria is different (made with gin) , more dry than Spanish version, still very good. Hummus is some of the best we’ve ever had!

MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really delicious food and very charming service. We will be back for more!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

My spouse and I got the dinner special for two, and they let our little boy join in at no extra charge. Food was all excellent, even the 10 year old loved all the different offerings. They were super friendly and welcoming.

WM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The proprietors were very friendly and helpful as we were making our selections. This would be a cosy spot on a snowy night. The small, sunken grotto-like front dining room is enclosed with a greenhouse style glass roof overhead which was very unique. We especially enjoyed the appetizer sampler platter.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal as always. The staff and owner go above and beyond for their patrons. Food is phenomenal. Can’t say enough about this place and will continue to return.

DM
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Mediterranean lamb shanks. Very tasty! We had the baked egg plant appetizer, that was very good too. It's a great place for date night - cozy. The owner was a very nice guy. They all took very good care of us. Gave me a rose to give to my date. We will be back!

JR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I am not very experienced with middle eastern cuisine, so this was outside of my comfort zone. I can say that the owner and staff were very friendly and accommodating. The hummus was the best I have ever had, I must have had store bought in the past. The bottle of wine was ok, the appetizer plate was good, I am not sure what everything was. The beef kebab was supposed to be tenderloin, but a piece had a bone in it. The lamb patties were a little odd, but I got used to it after the third bite. I would say the portions were small, but we had a dish of ice cream for desert. I am not sure that I will ever go back, but the food was good and reasonably priced.

CZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Persian food. Appetizer sampler does not disappoint. Highly recommend the beef sultini and scalobs with walknut sauce

MK
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. A great date night place.

LR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A very modest looking space belies the excellent Persian food. Everything is freshly made and the service is attentive. On our visit, the owner surprised us with complimentary wine and roses. I will definitely eat here again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been coming here for ten years now, it's one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food is fresh and made to order. The staff are really nice and there are a lot of choices for food, the sauces really make the dishes. The deserts are awesome as is the soup!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Everyone was very accommodating. We were stuck in some outrageous traffic and called to let the know we would be late. We ended up being an hour late but they still had a table for our group. Wait staff were attentive and the food was good. It was a nice relaxing evening after the stress of getting there!

NB
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Lentil soup was very good. The lamb kabobs had good flavor but, sadly, were overcooked. The server never came back to check on us or ask about our food. There were very few people in the restaurant so not sure if he was also the cook. After paying the check we received a rose before leaving. It was a nice touch but not enough for me to come back.

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good time and great owner.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful meal with friends at Pars Cove. We were greeted warmly by the owner and seated at the table we requested. Our server was friendly and attentive. After we ordered, the owner stopped by our table and said he was sending over a platter of appetizers at no charge. The platter included hummus, tomato and cucumber salad, three Persian spreads, potato salad and dolmeh, along with freshly-baked flatbread. Each meal came with a choice of salad or soup. My wife had the lentil soup, which was delicious. We ordered the lamb fesenjan, the chicken kabob and the saffron chicken. Everyone loved their entrees. The meal ended with complimentary ice cream with honey desserts. The whole bill for three people, including several soft drinks and tax, was only $87. What a great deal! And, as always, a free red rose presented to my wife when the bill arrived. We will definitely be back.

W
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious lamb and salmon dishes!
Perfect evening.

A
New Orleans
217 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant by all parameters. The food is simply outstanding and the service is warm and welcoming. I will definitely come back when I am in Chicago next time.

S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food!

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