The Best Greek Restaurants in Chicago

The OpenTable Team

There is no shortage of fun to be had in The Windy City. It's a cosmopolitan place with a small-town feel - where else can you enjoy a day at the beach, a hike on the 606 urban hiking trail, live comedy and world-class art, all without breaking your budget? The city is also known for its culinary treasures. It gets a lot of hype for hot dogs, deep dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches, but Chicago also has plenty of amazing Greek food spots if you know where to go. We've asked the savviest foodies in the nation where they are going these days, and we put together this list of the best Greek restaurants in Chicago. Grab a table and enjoy!

Restaurants:Taxim, Santorini Greek Restaurant, Athena Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Greek
Neighborhoods:Bucktown / Wicker Park, Greektown

Taxim

$$$$·Greek·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
756 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Taxim, located in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, is a sophisticated Greek restaurant that focuses on regionally-inspired dishes paired with an all-Greek wine list. Diners enteRead more
96% recommended

Santorini Greek Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Greektown
867 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
If you are craving an evening in the Greek Islands, you need not travel further than Greektown - Adams Street to be exact. Santorini is an upscale, elegant spot that aims to transpRead more
83% recommended
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Athena Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Greektown
1,549 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
AthenaRestaurant, located in Greektown just off I-90, is an excellent place to sample classic Greek cuisine in a modern setting. The interior feels like a modern oasis with clean, Read more
98% recommended

Avli Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Winnetka
1,061 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Chef Louie Alexakis opened Avli Restaurant, an acclaimed Greek spot located in the northern suburb of Winnetka with the goal of being the best Greek restaurant in Chicago. He is a Read more
93% recommended
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Demetri's

$$$$·Greek·
Deerfield
489 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Demetri’s, located in Deerfield just north of Chicago proper, is what many city dwellers have on their list as one of the best Greek restaurants in Chicago. Open since 2002, this fRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in North Suburbs

Chrissoulas

$$$$·Greek·
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
367 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Chrissoulas in Libertyville is a true chef-driven restaurant located in the heart of Libertyville’s downtown row, just north of Chicago. It’s worth the trip here to enjoy new and mRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in North Suburbs
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Cross Rhodes Restaurant Incorporated

$$$$·Greek·
Evanston
Located in downtown Evanston, Cross-Rhodes is a classy place without upscale prices. They have really tasty, reasonably priced traditional food that some think qualifies them as thRead more
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Central Gyros Corporation

$$$$·Greek·
Dunning
This super friendly, 70s old-school family restaurant is possibly the best spot for a no-frills delicious gyro that is big on flavor without being quite as enormous as some to-go gRead more
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Koko's Mediterranean Grille

$$$$·Mediterranean·
West Town
This place hasn’t been open long but it became an instant classic in the world of Greek food in Chicago. They have a giant menu, so even the pickiest eaters can find something theyRead more
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Artopolis Bakery & Cafe

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Greektown
1 review
Head to Greektown if it’s Baklava that you’re after, but stop into Artopolis Bakery if you want to find even more than the most popular Greek pastry. This longtime bakery and cafe Read more
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The Greek Islands - Lombard

$$$$·Greek·
Franklin Park
Many people consider Greek Islands to be the best Greek restaurant in Chicago and locals and tourists alike pack in here every night of the week. Book a table so you can ensure youRead more
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Athenian Room

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
Want amazing Greek food in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Chicago? Head to Lincoln Park and get a table at the Athenian Room. This popular place has been a neighborhood stapRead more
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Psistaria

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sauganash
Located up in the suburbs in Lincolnwood, Psistaria Greek Tavern is a family-run operation that serves tons of traditional dishes as well as their own spins on some of the classicsRead more
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Yanni's Greek Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Greek·
Glenview
729 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Yanni’s restaurant in Glenview serves authentic Greek food in a comfortable, upscale Mediterranean setting. The dining room is contemporary and laid back, the servers are friendly Read more
81% recommended
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