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Diners' Choice: Greek restaurants in Chicago / Illinois

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Greek cuisine in Chicago / Illinois? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (686)
$31 to $50
Greek
Clarendon Hills
About the restaurant
Modern Greek restaurant serving traditional Greek fare with a twist.
Top review
DianeM
Dined on 19 Feb 2024
Great experience! Delicious food and attentive service made our lunch really delightful.
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4.8
4.8 (1825)
$31 to $50
Greek
Aurora
About the restaurant
One of the Top Ten Restaurants in Illinois is closer than you think here at Basils! We offer exceptional lamb, steaks, seafood, and incredible rotating Chef's features. With an ever changing selection of 12 of the best beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and seasonal specialty cocktails there is sure to be something for everyone on the menu. To enhance the food and drinks, Basils holds the highest standards for service and customer satisfaction. Welcome Home.
Top review
Coled
Dined 4 days ago
I ordered the Gyros for dinner. It was the best I’ve ever had! I even had leftovers for lunch the next day. Can’t wait to go back!
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4.6
4.6 (1053)
$30 and under
Greek
Bucktown / Wicker Park
About the restaurant
Taxim, which is located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, features regionally-inspired Greek dishes paired with an all-Greek wine list. The stunning dining room is fitted with soaring 16-foot ceilings, travertine marble floors, dramatic Byzantine-style lamps and artwork, and the rooftop dining area lined with Greek flowering herbs.

The restaurant was chosen as one of of Chicago's Best New Restaurants in 2009/2010 by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Reader. Additionally, Taxim's housemade yogurt with young favas and lamb confit was selected as one of the Best Bites of 2009 by the Chicago Reader, the house-cured sardines were mentioned in Time Out Chicago's 2009 "100 Best Things We Ate (and drank) This Year" feature, and the wood-grilled octopus was selected as 2010's "Best New Dish" by Chicago magazine. Additionally, chef-owner David Schneider appeared on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" in April 2011 going head-to-head with Iron Chef Cat Cora.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 Feb 2024
Best restaurant meal I’ve had from start to finish in a long time. Classic Greek ingredients and flavors elevated, resulting in a delicious experience.
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4.7
4.7 (411)
$31 to $50
Greek
Schererville, IN
About the restaurant
Modern Greek Cuisine. Opened up by Greek Master Chef Pandelis Vouros. Book today!
Top review
Leane
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent cocktails, food and service! Definitely will go again.
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4.7
4.7 (684)
$30 and under
Greek
Deerfield
About the restaurant
At Demetri’s, you will experience Greek cuisine at its finest – from our fresh whole fish and delicious Greek specialties, to our wide selection of wines and homemade desserts.

Demetri's is proud to introduce our new exciting menu options. Choose from a wide selection of authentic Greek dishes prepared fresh daily.

Outside Dining is currently closed for the Season.

Top review
BDWMvip
Dined 5 days ago
The pork chops were delicious. Meaty and tender. Shrimp dejohnge excellent. Salads were great. Bread hot and crunchy. Great service!
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4.5
4.5 (121)
$30 and under
Greek
Wheaton
About the restaurant
Molos Greek Taverna wanted to bring a taste of Greece to Wheaton. We offer authentic traditional Greek home cooking and a few modern twists. Wines, Beers, Greek spirits and coffee are all imported from Greece. We import our Extra virgin Olive oil from our families olive trees in Greece, come taste the difference. We invite you to come enjoy our quaint Mediterranean atmosphere with white tables and a white stone bar it will make you feel like you traveled to a tavern in Greece. In warmer months enjoy outdoor seating in our cozy courtyard with Ivy walls and beautiful flowers. Perfect for date nights, family dinners, or getting together with friends over a good meal and perfect drinks. We offer a full service Bar and Greek after dinner drinks, coffee and Greek desserts to complete your dining experience. We also offer Catering and Private Parties.
Top review
Brian
Dined 5 days ago
The best grilled octopus I've ever had - everything here is delicious, fairly priced and has a family feel. Definitely going back!
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4.6
4.6 (1158)
$30 and under
Greek
Oakbrook Terrace
About the restaurant
VIOLÍ was initially inspired by DineAmic Hospitality Partners, David Rekhson and Lucas Stoioff's, travels throughout Greece, where they acquired a newfound appreciation for the natural Greek lifestyle. Following their trip, the hospitality group opened LÝRA in West Loop's Fulton Market neighborhood and now brings the Greek Cuisine and world renowned superstar Chef Partner Athinagoras Kostakos to the Western Suburbs.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Awesome food! Great ambiance. Service was also good.
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4.7
4.7 (2654)
$30 and under
Greek
Greektown
About the restaurant
Nestled in the vibrant heart of Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood, Athena Restaurant stands as a beacon of authentic Greek culture and culinary excellence. Our establishment offers a captivating journey to Greece, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the rich flavors of traditional Greek cuisine.
Our hand-crafted menu, featuring an array of traditional Greek dishes prepared with authentic recipes passed down through generations. From classical moussaka to succulent souvlaki and irresistible baklava, every bite tells a story of Greece’s culinary legacy.
Experience the best of both worlds at Athena with our beautiful retractable roof that allows you to bask in the sunshine during the warmer days and dine under the stars when the weather calls for it. Our patio, complete with a soothing waterfall, offers a serene and picturesque setting for your dining pleasure.

Top review
Charly
Dined on 20 Feb 2024
The food is always excellent, very tasty, the fish delicious, the braised lamb very tender, you shouldn’t miss it. Great place
A photo of Mousa Greek Taverna restaurant
4.6
4.6 (134)
$31 to $50
Greek
Joliet
About the restaurant
Greek Taverna with wine & cocktails served in a cozy, comfortable setting
Top review
JusK
Dined 5 days ago
Incredible Greek food for a night out. Loved their craft gods themed cocktails.
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4.7
4.7 (948)
$30 and under
Greek
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
About the restaurant
Recently ranked 6th in the country by Guilty Eats, and voted best Mediterranean seafood restaurant in Illinois by LUXlife Magazine, Chrissoulas is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Libertyville IL, focusing on made-in-house modern dishes inspired by Greek & Mediterranean flavors. Brothers Nick and Theo are proud to run a business in the town they grew up in. We invite you to try something new and exciting, and dine with us tonight...Opa!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 Dec 2023
The service was amazing, the food was great. Easily accessible
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