Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna
Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna

Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pegasuschicago.com/
  • Phone: (312) 226-3377
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Sunday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please see our website for details on our catering menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Adams St.
  • Public Transit: 2 blocks from the UIC-Halsted blue line "L". 5 blocks from Union Station. 1 block from Halsted bus stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking!
A word from Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna
Regional Greek and Greek-inspired Mediterranean cuisine featuring local and Greek ingredients; and serving the finest chops, kabobs, seafood, small plates (mezedes), salads and regional pasta dishes.

In the summertime, enjoy our open-air roof garden with the most fantastic view of Chicago’s skyline - featuring a full bar and the most mouth-watering "mezedes" (small plates) this side of Greece! Please note: We DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS for our roofgarden - it is on a first come, first serve basis.
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Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (14)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (7)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)scenic view (4)romantic (4)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Have some fun!
    johnLVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Awesome server Malvina made our evening fun. I love a restaurant with solid food and no attitude. Everyone made us feel as home and were light & friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and fun
    Angela78
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    What a great night! Came with friends and made more while at Pegasus. The owner Caesar gave us such a warm welcome as well as our awesome server Dino. We had a wonderful evening. The food was amazing...saganaki the flaming cheese was the bomb..wonderful village salad....lamb special so succulent. ..as it literally melts in your mouth...oh how i could go on:) and don't forget about the very delicious cocktail called a Parisi!!! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Work dinner. Food was good. Appetizers were the bomb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our favorite place in Greektown. This time we took the whole family and everyone loved it.
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  • Will not go back
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were very disappointed with our dinner. Our waiter provided awful service. When we first arrived, he asked us for our drink order and appetizers and then hurried off. We ordered two different appetizers, and the second did not arrive until we had finished the first. The waiter never told us about the specials. We only happened to know the restaurant had specials as we overheard the waitress for the table next to us. Our food then arrived cold. The waiter never returned to ask if I wanted a glass of wine. When we finished dinner, the waiter asked us if we needed anything else as if he was eager to go. He did not tell us about the desserts or give us a dessert menu as the waitress did for the table next to us. Very very bad service.
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  • waitress was the highpoint
    fatboyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    she was effervescent ... and having fun as was rest of staff
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  • Best service
    Frederick
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We ate here 4-5 years ago and the food was good, so we returned. This time the food was terrific and our waitress was so entertaining and fun. She really made the evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greektown Gem
    ekim0422
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always enjoy coming to this restaurant. If you can get there when it's not terribly busy, ask for a table by the windows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service not great
    Belinda
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was so-so. The server was really quite rude. Not very crowded during peak hours on a weekend. There are so many great restaurants in the area, I'd skip this one:
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  • Chicago
    mrm1915
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Pegasus was the perfect place on a cold September evening. The food was great at this very friendly, but busy location. There were three fo us and we all enjoyed the evening. We had a reservation and the table was waiting for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy with our find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I took our kids here for dinner following our afternoon at Navy Pier. I never realized Greektown was so close to Union Station! Now we will head here more often. Food was good and the staff was super friendly and pleasant. The waitstaff talked it up with our kids and made an effort to get them involved. We were impressed by the Greek wine we chose to go with our meal. Certainly would go here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Town Fun
    Pat219
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hadn't been to greek town in years so looked at open table for a recommendation. Had Marvina as a server and she was a lot of fun and recommended a wonderful bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Often overlooked Greektown Gem
    ChicagoFoodies
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place is often less frenetic than its Greek Islands/Parthenon neighbors, but the food is delicious and plentiful, the waitstaff friendly and accommodating, the prices in line, and a first-come, first-serve rooftop garden. They also have a selection of interesting/non-traditional (but pricey) cocktails and plenty of vegetarian versions of traditional Greek dishes, like vegetarian moussaka. Our sole complaint was that one of our Greek salads had only a single piece of feta, making it somewhat of a poor value, and the doggie bag leaked dressing all over the inside of our car.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opa!!
    jsoldatiVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wanted to show some out of town first timers Greektown...Pegasus delivered. Even added a last minute person to reservation... accomodated very quickly...gracious server...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greektown winner!
    shr15VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Pro: Delicious, well-prepared, authentic food; attentive bus staff. Con: Inattentive waiter, does not serve pita with spreads (a first for us).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MK220
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Restaurant was very quiet with just a couple other tables busy. According to the servers the upstairs area was hopping but we didn't check it out. We shared saganaki to start and it was good. The waiter recommended the same chicken dish to four of the group who were getting chicken. He recommended the special red snapper over the salmon. We trusted his recommendations and all enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 266 reviews are from the Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna reviews archive.
  • Good Greek food
    luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend. We had a party of 10 and were a little disappointed that the roof did not have heaters so we opted to sit inside. The appetizers were the best part of the meal. I thought it was a little odd that they served regular bread instead of pita bread. When we asked for pita the waiter said he had to charge us for it but we ordered it anyway. The entrees were just okay but I would return if in Chicago again. The desserts were good; baklava and bread pudding. Nico, our waiter, was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Questionable Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was extremely disappointed when the waiter refused to allow my wife, a vegetarian, to order the pork souvlaki without pork. He insisted that holding the pork was a "substitution" which was not allowed. While I enjoyed my food, it is unlikely we will return when dozens of restaurants in Greektown are more than happy to accommodate a vegetarian, especially when it can be done as easily as removing a few pieces of pork from skewers, serving only the skewered vegetables, and then charging the same amount.
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  • Christos is the best
    Burnski
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our third or fourth visit to Pegasus. The food is always good and the service as well. This time, however, our waiter, Christos, made our dining experience exceptional. We were a party of eight and he was attentive to all especially a few of our more finicky friends. If something was a bit different than what was expected he made it right. The group tried different appetizers because he explained what they were and what to expect. Several of our friends said they found their new favorite Greek place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 7/11/2014
    DanoverVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great Experience....went for the rooftop but the rain prevented that but had a great seat next to the open window with the best waitperson I have had in a long time....couple that with the great selection of fish, it was a near perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had dinner before concert last night, and did not have that much time. Service, and specialy our waitress were great! Her name was Marvina(I think) was very friendly, helpful and patient! We will go back there, soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a Ltlle bit of Greece
    pgr1998VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great food and reasonable prices make this restaurant a must visit when in Chicago
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Was fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I had gone to Pegasus for lunch and loved it and brought a large group of family from out-of-town for dinner. Restaurant was fairly empty and service was great and attentive but the food was disappointing from the small plates for lunch and on the roof top. Moussaka was really starchy and heavy compared to normal. Was disappointing.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Traditional and wonderful
    SK1950Cgo
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The traditional Greek food was exactly as it should be, served in a friendly atmosphere. If you are ethnic-food deprived as I am in my hometown, this is a great fix at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Greek dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was my birthday and they couldn't have made me feel more special. The food was delicious, my entire party full enjoyed the service and ambiance not to mention very affordably priced. We'll definitely go back again! The owner Caesar is just great!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pegasus
    KMVB
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We had some great food at Pegasus, we were very pleased! There was a very large group there the same time we were, so our table of 4 did not get the attention we would have liked. They were slow to take our order and bring our check. Otherwise, we had a great time! The staff is very friendly and makes you feel like you are a regular and part of their group. We would definitely go back.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Never disappoints
    Jbooks
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I often come here when in the city, and I have never had a bad meal. Service is usually exceptional, and the menu is diverse. The lamb is a standout here.
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  • Great food, great service
    mmkchicagoVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My husband and I have been here before, but it had been a long time. Obviously, free valet is great. Upon entry into the restaurant we were welcomed by several different employees, everyone so friendly. We had the saganaki, which was delicious, and I had the chicken stuffed with spinach and feta, which was great and my husband had the greek chicken and that too was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Greek
    60202foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Good food Great rooftop deck My review needs 25 more characters This must be enough by now
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great rooftop, food and service are very good whether in or outdoors. High marks all around..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • long wait
    dineoutVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food and service at Pegasus is always good. However, this time in spite of a 6:30 reservation we waited a long while for a table. Perhaps not to go on a saturday night over a holiday weekend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Greek food!
    NucleonVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Wonderful experience! While the decor is not quite as extensive as neighboring greektown spots, the food and service were second to none!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Bad Manager
    Cinnamon
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    there to celebrate a graduation, requested a window table Reservations for 5, but one person had to work, but the table was still being prepped when we arrived and they knew only 4 people. We sat by the window, had ordered a round of drinks, wine, etc so it was not right away, when the manager came up and scolded us loudly for using 2 tables when he could make 2 tables for 4. We offered to wait but he insisted we move to another table tho they had it done in less than 3 minutes He never apologized, or anything else. Really? I have never ever had a restaurant owner move a table they had already seated. Its not like they were full either. Greek town is full of options.
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  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent place for date-night. Great ambiance, wonderful service and fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food. OK service
    Jeff
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was typical for Greek Town, and very good! The service was, however, lacking. With so many waiters walking around, we shouldn't need to ask for things like extra bread or water
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Delight
    AuroraVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Perfect spot for dinner before the Hawks or Bulls game. Very welcoming owner and efficient friendly staff. Classic Greek food prepared very well. Favorite spot for Greek food cravings.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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  • The group departed full and happy
    26pt2runnerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We dined with a client group of 10 on an early weeknight recently and to a person we left Pegasus fat and happy! Try the flaming cheese:-) Wait staff was very attentive too.
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  • Had a great time
    Joseph
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Great location with a view of Downtown Chicago. The waiter misunderstood my order and brought me the wrong item. However, when I told him what happened, he was able to quickly get me a new order (no additional charge). We just love your Saganaki (flaming cheese). The entrees and desserts were great too. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go beyond Gyros
    SkigVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    While Pegasus makes really good gyros, and other Greek standards, be sure to try some mew dishes. For us, that was shrimp and feta appetizer - outstanding. Trust your wait staff, open wide and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I haven't been to Chicago much recently so I took my daughter and son-in-law for dinner. It was Marvelous. The food was great and the service outstanding. The baklava topped everything off with just the right amount of sweetness. If I lived there I'd go at least once a month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.