Avli Restaurant

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1061 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Casual Greek dining with a flair for the original. Avli offers classic, regional and new recipes from Greece. Featuring over 130 top Greek Wines to match our original cuisine, we are proud to have recieved Wine Spectator Magazine's Award of Excellence in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Please be aware that outdoor dining availability is weather dependent and is first-come, first-serve. If you've made a reservation, please contact the restaurant directly to inquire about outdoor dining availability.
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vipGreatUpscaleCasual
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service, great food & wine that are well priced. A local fave.

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AlanL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The octopus appetizer was disappointing. Soft and mushy. Their bread was disappointing. However the entrees (short rib and pasta, and orzo seafood.

Service was outstanding!

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LisaandDave
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we first arrived the person who greeted us seemed a bit upset that we were a party of four rather than our reservation for six. We had just left an art opening and some people decided not to join us at the last minute. He had saved us a table for 8 in a private space and was not pleased. But our waiter was delightful and attentive and the food was delicious so it wound up being a very positive experience. We all agreed that we’d definitely return.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant to go to with my boyfriend! We go here for birthdays, anniversaries, anything and everything because we love it so much!

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vipStevenT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Greek food in the city.

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vipRichard
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place whether it's for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch (it's especially great for business meetings and private functions). It's in the Top 5 restaurants on the North Shore and I'll have to say, my favorite! This IS NOT American Greek food, this is AUTHENTIC Greek Food. My highest recommendation. 5 Stars

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DannaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was very bad, I returned most of my meals. Never going there again.

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vipJanetA
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Kind of underwhelming for dinner. Brunches are much better

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vipEMcKChicago
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was surprisingly bland, and the beef tenderloin skewers were not particularly tender.

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PatriciaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value, great service. Went early evening and staying 3 hours chatting. They were kind and not pushy to rush us out.

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vipZZZZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambience, and service. A family favorite! Everyone leaves happy and content. Always a great meal!

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land
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was Sunday late lunch meal. Not busy. Service was slow and inattentive, forgot drinks, and bread requests. Avgolemono was starch thickened boullion broth and flavorless, barely lemon or no egg. The $24 parched salmon was raw in the middle 3rd of fish. Other entrees were goo, grilled octopus, greek salad, chicken kebab and saganaki.
Definitely different menus from downtown locations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great! I can’t remember our server’s name, but he took great care of us. The food came out promptly and looked and tasted amazing. I had spanakopita as my entree and it was perfectly crisp and flaky with a delicious spinach filling. We shared the rice pudding for dessert, and it was a delicious understated treat that was perfect for after a filling meal. We will definitely be coming back!

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Nicole
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food and service! Our favorite restaurant on the north shore!

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vipLocalChowHound
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent saganaki, gyros, and pita. Sesame bread slices were stale which was unfortunate. They should serve a loaf of fresh sesame bread. Service was good. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Wine recommendation excellent. Waiter forgot one appetizer but that was good because it was just the right amount of food. It was a bit loud but we enjoyed it.

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vipBStock
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Great service and delicious fresh food

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vipJillS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great food. Can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can eat outside.

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vipJeri
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

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vipslatermom
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When your Greek friend recommends a place, you go, and we are so glad we did. Food was outstanding... fresh, flavorful and excellently prepared. Service and ambiance were 5-star, too. We will be back!

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viphappy2eatout
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a tasty, well served meal at Avli. The moderate noise level lends to good conversations and the staff is amiable and excellent. Happy to return!

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vipJimF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Greek food with plain seasoning for Northshore taste. Leaves one wanting a bit more salt, cinnamon, lemon and garlic.
Can’t believe they don’t have baclava

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vipGreatUpscaleCasual
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always tasty, portions are ample and the service is friendly and helpful. Great neighborhood spot.

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vipcandle
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Avli is a great restaurant with good food, good service, plus it's quiet so that you can easily have a conversation over dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently welcoming, warm atmosphere and a good meal.

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vipLarry
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy eating at Avli 6 or 7 times a year. They have excellent Pastichio.. we always get Dolmades and Aviglemono (egg lemon soup). Service is good as is the wine.

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vipLadieswholunch
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service
The Greek food is delicious and the best on the North Shoreline

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vipJanetA
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Avli For brunch. Great menu, quiet surroundings, wonderful staff

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vipTraveler
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Avli multiple times a year.

Wonderful service and an excellent menu

We prefer dining in the bar, which is rather peaceful

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WynG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful restaurant. You can hear yourself think and the food is delicious

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vipsmdds
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First of all, fantastic service by Dmitri - thank you! My friends chose two good dishes - the whitefish and the greek salad. My wife and I were less impressed by the whole sea bass (not a lot of fish) and the Diane salad, which was heavy on the arugula and light on the rest of the ingredients. The rice pudding though, was delicious.

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vipThomasD
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for putting our party of 12 in you private room. It was perfect for our two families and our annual Thanksgiving week reunion!

Thanks again,
Judy Deutsch

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vipBarbaraS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. We can always count on a great dining experience at Avli.

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vipSongsofTravel
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Lovely decor - much nicer than it used to be. But the food - far inferior to what it used to be.

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vipTERRY
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local restaurant.Excellent and attentive service. Well prepared and attractively served food.

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vipEvanston10
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location - brunch items a bit limited and bland. Great service and nice ambience - not a good brunch menu

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Maria
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on Avli for great food, it never disappoints.

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vipstash
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner place to go to Monday to Thursday
Cozy place for a neighbor to drop in for a great meal with a wonderful wine

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MarkS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Avli!

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vipJoeKenilworth
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, efficient service, and a nice atmosphere.

FAQs

Avli Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Avli Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 446-9300.

Avli Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1061 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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