Meze Mediterraneo

4.5
331 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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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
8 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
1 review
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
49 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.

JG
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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vipSueR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server very nice but had too many tables! Appetizer warm not hot. Lamb dish excellent! Music on patio excellent!

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vipMGG1
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner outside on the patio this evening. There was live music with a very talented singer and guitar player... nice and entertaining, but we had met up with friends and just wanted to converse. Our dinners were all very good, except my meal was only warm, so sent back to reheat. Of course, everyone else was finished with their meal before I got mine back, sufficiently warmed. Nice place, server very attentive...we will try it again!

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AngelaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service it took 2 hours to put our dinner order in . Food was just ok . Bathrooms where dirty . One waitress for the whole inside .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our reservation was at 7 and we sat down right away. It took 15 minutes for someone to even bring us water and he said he would be right back with the drink menu, and that took another ten minutes for someone else to ask us for our drink order. We ordered appetizers with our drinks & after we finished those, we sat there waiting for someone to grab our dishes and take our dinner order. We watched and waited for 40 minutes as the waiter walked by our table multiple times. He never came by to see how we were doing or for the dirty plates or to take our order. We ended up going to the host and asking for our check. They didn’t even ask why were were up front asking for our check/if we had a good experience. I normally wouldn’t write a review but we were excited to try this place out because we had heard good things, but after the experience we had tonight, we will never go back.

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JeffB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a little slow on the service, but nice/friendly, signature drinks, good but prices for the amount, make them bigger, with more alcohol of course and the $12 is worth it, nice to make sure all the bulbs are working and lastly, Nick was awesome as usual!

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vipdebbies
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious ! The service was awesome!!
It was my first time there but am already planning my next visit !

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vipmarykt
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I sat outside on the front patio for lunch and it was a great space. I could do without the loud, weird music. Maybe some Greek music. The ambiance is awesome inside as I looked around. I had the chicken pita and my friend has a flatbread. The fries were great and so was the ice tea. Manager was friendly. She mentioned they now have ionizers inside to help fight cover. I will be back.

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Sarah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our food was great but our server disappeared with our leftovers towards the end of our meal. My husband went inside looking for him twice but we had a little guy with us and it was getting late, so we left cash on the table and walked away. I was sad to leave our food behind!

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vipSamson
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always happy here! and if something is not to your liking-they will make it right.
The temps were a bit off on our food ie not as hot as it could be but that was remedied right away. Great selection on Greek influenced menu.
Hope locals will continue to support once the patio dining is no longer viable. we need restaurants like Meze to continue to prosper.

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Swoj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find !
My wife and I stumbled upon Meze a couple of weeks ago and have been back twice already.
2 fantastic outdoor areas, the larger of which offers 1 or 2 person live music.
The food is ridiculously good and the service is excellent.
Fantastic wine list as well

Enjoy !

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AndreaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, wine we had was very good, nice atmosphere,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for dinner with friends

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KimI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The kabobs are very good as is the saganaki. We ate on the patio and they had the tables too close together, not 6 feet apart. The couple at the next table weren’t wearing masks at all, and I felt a little unsafe eating there. Also our waiter changed the propane tank in the heater (which took 20 minutes, no one else attended his tables during that time) and then served us food without washing his hands. Can someone else handle that task? There are better cheaper Greek restaurants around, we aren’t likely to return, mostly due to Covid safety concerns and service issues.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Servers are very accommodating and food is great. Definitely dining again in our next anniversary

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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 331 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.