Meze Mediterraneo

4.5
345 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
From the Aegean Sea to the French Riviera, our restaurant embodies the essence of Mediterranean food & culture. Our contemporary cooking style includes fresh and simple ingredients to create the complex yet ambrosial flavors found uniquely in our kitchen.

Mezé is an innovative take on the traditional Greek & mediterranean cuisine – mixing modern aesthetic with authentic flavors to deliver classic dishes. With an eclectic menu and illustrious wine selection, Mezé finds a way to celebrate every moment. It’s more than fine dining, it’s an experience.
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RoryM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, outdoor dining was excellent - limited menu but due to the pandemic everyone's are.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

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KateD
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delish!! The vibe and customer service were great. We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall!

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vipDessertgrl
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time at Meze. My first impression was that it is beautifully decorated and has a very nice atmosphere. However, the service and food were just ok. I had the artichokes for an appetizer and they were delicious. The octopus was just so-so and pricey. I ordered a flatbread pizza and the wrong one was made. They still made me the correct one but I had to wait while my boyfriend ate his dinner. He had the lamb shank and he thought the flavor was a bit off but it was a good portion and tender. I was disappointed that I stated on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and no dessert was given nor was it even mentioned. Especially after messing up my dinner, I thought maybe something would be offered on the house but nothing was. The place was almost completely empty too. Not sure if I would go back.

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KateK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, will be back for the patatas bravas, dips & fig saganaki (best saganaki I’ve ever hear, sorry Greek Town).

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CamdaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Jennifer was amazing. All the staff were so kind. Very safe for COVID. Not over crowded.
Dario at the piano was a super nice touch too. Gave us a chance to meet other great people while sharing fun songs.
Def will go again.

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vipkathya
Chicago
214 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service ambiance was wonderful. Everything about Meze is first class. Great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty food and life music on Saturday! Great experience as always

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krisriff
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and drinks were great. Live singer in bar was good too!! Would return in a minute.

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vipGreatplace
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas were outstanding, the cocktails, perfect. Our waitress was the best. We will be going back very soon. Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipSusanD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience dining here. Very elegant decor and excellent service. Lemon rice soup was delicious and so was the saganaki. The bread that was brought to the table was so warm and soft. This was our first time dining here but definitely not our last. We will be back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great food!

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vipTerryG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without question, the service at Meze Mediterraneo is outstanding. Besides having an exemplary menu, their wine list is one of the most diverse (and reasonably priced) I have ever seen. You will also not be disappointed in their wide ranging selection of "aged" liquors. However, I would be remiss if I did not mention the authenticity of their menu. For example, not only do they have sagnanaki on their menu, but it is served with a perfectly prepared fig. On Sundays they serve exemplary prepared roasted lamb. And, despite the weather, they have outdoor patio seating with propane heaters. If you've never eaten here, please do not wait any longer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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AndyJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. The octopus is what you must have. Very good wine selection. The outside dining area is very well organized. The heaters are good enough to get warm while seating outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Great live music that takes requests as well! Will be back soon

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vipLindsayK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. From service, to food, to ambiance, they are above and beyond. Really nice out door space given the current circumstances of Covid. Wish It didn’t take me so long to try it so I can eat inside! Overall, 5/5.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our staff was amazing. Even under COVID stress he wanted to try to make sure everything was delightful and it was. Neither my guest or I had ever been and we were both very happy. We had to sit outside due to Governor changing his mind, again, yet the accommodations were grand. Here too our waiter continually checked on us as to warmth and heater location etc. When I asked him to choose a wine for lunch he came back with a delicious Greek White and my guest enjoyed it also. We chose "bowls" for health and they were hearty, delicious and very ample. I will come back soon!

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual.Hoping you will be open by my birthday 17 November.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great.

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vipMichelleP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horrible service- there were two tables that got up and left because they did not get service. The wine list is impressive and very reasonable- the service ruined the whole experience

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SandraV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great restaurant, great good, dessert was fantastic! a little understaffed that evening, but overall a great place to dine.

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LaurieR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been to this restaurant - and was amazing. Wonderful service, great adherence to covid guidelines, FANTASTIC flavors, great food. we had a large variety, grilled octopus, feta spicy spread, pork kebabs, shrimp, greek salad. So good. Will return.

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vipmavmp
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, from the ambiance to the staff and service, to the terrific food and wine. We love this place!

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ZetF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait was a little long but the food was worth it! Servers are nice and professional. They often check if you needed something. 😊

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ChristinaN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here... excellent service! Food was amazing!

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Klou
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate outside and felt safe and comfortable. Heater even allowed eating without coats. Wish we could have substituted sides but otherwise the food was excellent and service too. First time diners but will be back.

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vipsteven
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great! The service was spectacular. They are very attentive and friendly. You never have to ask twice for something.

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vipBobM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Nice atmosphere.

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vipStella
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent protein bowl for lunch!

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AndyJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The beverages were also good. Nice atmosphere and nice patio. It was warm in spite of cold weather. The only problem was the waiter who promised us coupons for appetizers for our next visit. Unfortunately he forgot about them. We waited about 15 minutes or more. You can’t forget about customers after the bill was paid.

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viplp525
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great atmosphere.

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vipJayG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating, live music and great food.

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LoriG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor eating area. Food and drinks were great. It's nice to try something new and we were all pleased with our food and service. I'm sure we'll be going back.

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vipmarkj
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience. One diner had the Shrimp Mediterranean and it was disappointing. 6 shrimp and cherry tomatoes. Would not get again. All other dishes were outstanding. Will be back soon

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DanielS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Oct 4, 2020

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vipTAMA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice place with great waitstaff. Food was so so though.

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KristinH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was our first visit to Meze, based on a recommendation from family. The food was excellent. Beautiful presentations and delicious. The menu offers a great variety of food. It is a wonderful sharing experience, and we sampled many different items. All were delicious. They even offer a gluten free pita bread option, baked to order.
Unfortunately, the night we chose to go caught them with a large private party and very short staffed. Our server was friendly and helpful, but she was stretched too thin for sure. The staff members working were all doing a great job pitching in to help where necessary (ie: hostess clearing tables, bus help getting drink refills) but they just didn't have enough people working. On the bright side, staff acknowledged this to us, and were all very apologetic. Based on our family members who have been to Meze multiple times, this is very unusual. We will most certainly try Meze another time, to enjoy the wonderful food, and hopefully by then they will be properly staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Oh what a disappointment... food was just ok. Overpriced. $14 for a Greek salad of a size of a side one. The server never showed up after serving the appetizers. After waiting 20 minutes to order a main course we gave up and asked for a check. Good tea and wine tho. The restaurant is just beautiful but has a great atmosphere but that’s pretty much it. Hopefully next time there will be more people to actually take care of the guests.

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You can order delivery directly from Meze Mediterraneo using the Order Online button. Meze Mediterraneo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 598-6393.

Meze Mediterraneo is rated 4.5 stars by 345 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.