Sea and Olive

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Sea & Olive is an American-Mediterranean lofty space featuring upscale yet casual European setting with an open patio in the heart of lively Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago. We provide residents with a welcoming place to dine, socialize and relax with an occasional live music.

Sea & Olive is offering re-imagined menu of modern American-Mediterranean inspired eats, creative handcrafted cocktails plus an extensive wine list from all parts of the globe.

We serve variety of appetizers including traditional versions of Greek cuisine, stone-oven pizzas, salads, Mediterranean inspired entrees and desserts. From brunch to dinner, and everything in between Sea & Olive is a perfect spot for family, friends and colleagues for an experience to remember.

Specials

HAPPY HOUR!

Enjoy our $5 house wine and half off all of the appetizers

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 14, 2019

Ends: October 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 19 People Are Saying
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3.6
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4.3
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57% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Friendly staff. Tables are set with plenty of space between each other. Waiters have room to move around without bumping with you. The environment is good, not noisy. You can hold a conversation perfectly. The food is very good. The menu has good variety.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to Sea and Olive for dinner with a few friends. We ordered several appetizers for the table and they were all excellent. The shrimp casserole and meatballs were especially good. I ordered the lamb chops - medium rare - for my entrée and I think they may have been the beat I’ve ever eaten. I would absolutely recommend Sea and Olive for a fun dinner with friends or a romantic date spot. Will definitely be back again soon!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Drinks and food were great! The service was not that great, they only had one server staffed on a Friday night. He was nice and sweet but clearly overwhelmed. We waited very long time for drinks, food, and our bill! Everything was delicious and atmosphere was great! They need to hire more people. It was a packed house with one server on a Friday night is not ideal! But we will definitely be back the food too good to not come back to try something else

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend to try this place! Their menu offers variety of seafood, vegetarian options and anything for a meat lover. Loved their hummus, meatballs and especially veggie flat bread!
Try out their wine tasting option, me and my date def enjoyed including the relaxed and romantic atmosphere, will def visit again!

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my dining experience here. Such a romantic, chill and cozy spot! Perfect addition to the neighbourhood!
Ambiance was great, nice music, dimmed lights and quite delicious food. They offer plenty of appetizer choices, variety of entrees. Portions are huge! The wine and cocktail selection is great too! Oh, and desserts, baklava is something you’ve never ate before!
This is a nice spot for a date, girls night, or a family dinner! Oh, and they offer party areas for large groups too! Worth checking out!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service, calimari was rubber and all breading, hair in one of my friends food

DS
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The calamari was too small to share. The saganaki was a completely different version we didn't like. A steak had to be sent back to be cooked longer. The waiter was less than attentive. Ambiance nice. Chicken dishes delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The decor and wine selection are the best parts of this restaurant. The hummus was bland and a bit runny. The octopus was chewy and fried, not charbroiled as it was listed in the menu. The chicken kebabs were flavorful but there was way too much butter on the orzo.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Were not asked if we wanted to order food for 42 minutes after we were seated. Not asked about drinks for 30.

Ended up just paying for our drinks and leaving. Disappointed.

SC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was awesome...when we got it. We waited forever for our meal and it all came out at different times. They ran out of bread and then they also ran out of tortilla chips- which was a weird thing to offer anyway with hummus. They tried to make up for it by bringing us free appetizers but hummus and raw veggies (no more tortilla chips) wasn’t really going to cut it. Luckily we weren’t in a rush so waiting for 3 hours for our food wasn’t a big deal. I would have rather them comp our meal then bring us raw appetizers we didn’t even want.

I would probably go back because our food was great...but not for awhile until the service gets better.

E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great edition of the neighborhood. Salmon was done in an unusual fashion and was delicious. Decadent chocolate cake. Friendly place. I hope it thrives

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it great service

RK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Server went out of his way to accommodate special requests on side dishes. Nice ambiance. Live music in background, but not overbearing and still able to converse normally. Reasonable prices. If any negative, I would appreciate a few more choices for entree items.

OT
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an early reservation (6:30) and were surprised that few tables inside were filled. This restaurant has excellent and original food choices at reasonable prices. We had the skirt steak which was excellent. Appetizers included eggplant (actually eggplant Parmesan) and fried calamari. Pastas also very good.

BS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and there is a large outside patio. The menu was Mediterranean/American but then there was a live musician playing salsa style music. I know it use to be a Mexican restaurant and just seems like there are too many different styles going on under one roof

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They just changed their menu from Mexican cuisine to Mediterranean cuisine and the food was amazing. We really love Greek and Turkish cuisine and the dishes were wonderful. We were there for happy hour which was great because all the appetizers were half off so we got to try a bunch! We had the lamb shank for our main dish and it was outstanding and cooked perfectly. We brought our toddler and infant and they were very accommodating and nice to our daughter. They do have kids menu options but she even ate some of the calamari, hummus, tzaziki and lamb. The service was awesome and they also had live music on the Friday night we were there so it was an awesome Friday night out with the family. We'll definitely be back with and without the kids. The wine selection was great too! Had a glass of the half off cabernet during happy hour. So great!

LQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and customer service was great. I went on a Sunday which they offered their $40 brunch and $25 Mimosas package. I ordered from their regular menu. The food was amazing. I loved that there was a dj there playing a variety of music. I will be back.

f
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went here on my birthday, food was very good service as well, tried to enjoy our time as much as possible with the music blaring so loud we could not talk to each other across the table, being a party of five made it much harder.

Really nice place my first time there, my wife has been before with a large party as well and they all said the same music way too loud to communicate with one another at the table. Not sure if the music is blaring inside so it can be heard out side for the patrons sitting on the patio however there should be some consideration for the diners inside. Maybe consider getting a outdoor speaker. Overall good experience just music way too loud

TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great but service could use some work. Server was super friendly and outgoing but forgot multiple things we asked for and it took him a while to come back to take our order.