Don’t rely on reservations at J Parker! I planned on proposing to my girlfriend by the lake and then celebrating our engagement with family at the J Parker immediately after, family was flying in from out of town and staying at the Hotel Lincoln. I made the reservation weeks out, and even confirmed in person the week before. The J Parker knew this was for an engagement celebration. Just 24 hours before the reservation I received an email that my reservation had been cancelled, without an apology or alternative. They don’t answer their phone so I had to go in person to ask what happened, and the manager was very unhelpful and said there was nothing he could do. He claimed that since they came under ownership of their new parent company, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, their reservations have been a mess and they are pushed to keep reservations even if the space was booked for a private event just in case the private event cancels. Luckily The Wit kindly squeezed us in, but our engagement plan was nearly ruined due to the unorganized and unprofessional staff at the J Parker. Don’t rely on them for any important plans!
In May/June, I attempted to visit the shop at exactly at close and was met with a frightened employee that excused her fear by slamming all men for trying to rape a woman in the shop. I said she personally knew me more than that, as I was a member of the community shop for years since they opened, never had an issue. I brought it up to Blake on many occasions, and found myself banned for no reason whatsoever to be discussed, threatened if I inquired further. He messaged me, months later last night, with a unspecific apology, not knowing why he was sorry, and I asked again to be unbanned and for their to be talks with that employee. I was told it's more of a priority for the employees to work on their publications than to deal with my outstanding issues. Blake further accused me of being a "Natze", which is beyond professionally. It's been about 5-6 months now. It's shameful that your employees can 'curse' out about men. If the sexist females of this shop don't feel comfortable dealing with men, then apologize to me that I have to deal with their misandric comments. Once you apologize and unban me, I'll remove this review. I also don't appreciate the attitude, Blake. You kept dodgin
Cons: Misandric comments by the staff and the owner will not address this. Owner said it was "sad" when I bought something special... it was also a really hurtful comment. Owner cares more about his employees than who they've hurt, a community member. Tough guy simply can't apologize and when he does, he doesn't know why he is apologizing.
This was a cute little restaurant with great choices. One of the best pizza houses in Chicago.
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I would like to thanks Heavy Duty Semi Towing for providing awesome service. Highly recommended.
ZED451 is on of the coolest bars in Chicago, with it's rooftop and delicious food, this has become a Chicago staple for one of the best bars in Chicago
Morton's is definitely a staple in Chicago as one of the best steakhouses in Chicago
Neat place with great burgers and plenty of options to customize your own. I love the BYOB concept too. Bison burger was really juicy for a meat that I've found to be a bit dry (yet flavorful) in the past.
Great polish sausages and meatball sandwiches. The smell of frying onions smacks you from about a block away and you just follow your nose to the source of the mouthwatering aroma.
I got to see all of the tourist attractions Chicago has to offer.. all from a segway! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME Chicago Segway Tours is more like it!
If your a photographer looking for inspiration, this is the place you need to check out!
One of the best bars to celebrate Oktoberfest in Chicago! Definitely one of the best bars in Chicago
One of the best karaoke bars in Chicago! Definitely a fun bar with your friends
I've been to other Cooper's Hawk and the excellent wine selection and service carries over to the Gold Coast location. We all had a great time and enjoyed some of our favorite Cooper's Hawk dishes.
Tasty compact dishes served with a lot of class and flavor. Very interesting menu that included whole animal style cooking! We saw an entire alligator brought out and it smelled divine.
When I want to have a fun night out with my friends filled with dancing, this is my go-to spot!