Sea and Olive

4.5
73 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waiters

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Great price.

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IronMaidens
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

the menu and ingredients were very basic, repetitive and un-finessed, even for Greek. Fine-dining prices for boring food. The service was inconsistent and distracting with 5 waiters, yet only passable service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were only give 1 hour and 15 min. Barely enough time for ordering, eating and drinking (not enough time for 2 drinks) before we were pushed out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When we chose this restaurant that we hadn’t visited before, it ended up being the greatest decision that evening. The staff at Sea and Olive were very accommodating and had bubble tents ready to go for dining. The food was great, we ordered quite a lot and were happy to take some home. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!! We had our own personal igloo it was fantastic and very social distant

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vipChiSoxBabe
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here early on NYE, just as they opened. Everything was fantastic. I would recommend the mezze plate. They also do an amazing job with scallops. Great drinks!
For those skittish about dining in, they do have individual tents outside, which they cleaned very thoroughly.

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SubyBaig
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fusion between Greek Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines.
Absolutely delish, will come
Back with the WHOLE family once everything is a little safer out there.
Thank you for the wonderful Christmas day dinner!
We loved everything from the appetizers to the entrée.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was so cute and had a great atmosphere! The drinks were delicious as well as the food and our server Dave was just amazing. Really took great care of us. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food in this place is amazing! It’s one of my favorite restaurants on Division.

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Brian
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Appetizers were great but our entrees were a little overcooked. Overall, I would recommend and will definitely be going back.

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vipEdward
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Dave was outstanding!

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vipmichaelg
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere and food was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipkoster
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the freshness of the food, the cleanliness of the restaurant and the service received.

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vipLauraM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was well prepared, atmosphere welcoming, a good value overall. My only negative was they didn’t come by once to refill my water glass and I had to ask for it to be refilled.

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vipKatherine
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Dave was AMAZING!!! Great food, unbelievable signature drink, sea and olive. YUM!

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vipgina
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here. Have been impressed with the quality of seafood, variety of options, and value for the price. Had great service from Dave!

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vipHappy
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arugula salad was large and delicious. Great bread. Good chicken skewer and moussaka. I would have it without meat next time because it was sliced rather than ground beef. Very friendly service. Parking a little challenging.

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vipDreFlair
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Old fashioned cocktail here is pretty damn good! Recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered the mix grill plate and everything was overcooked and dried out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Looking forward to going back.

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viprlern
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

it was just fair, but, we had a great waitress who helped make the evening fun. my lamb chops came cold and i waited a long time for a new plate and it wasn't much hotter. the flat bread wasn't flat, but the lava cake was really good. one and done.

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vipKimB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on a beautiful summer Saturday evening! We actually called and pushed our reservation ahead two times and Sea and Olive was so accommodating when we arrived an hour and fifteen minutes later than we originally planned.
Our server, Erin, gave us great advice on cocktails and food. In the end, we split multiple dishes including the melitzanosalata, the branzino and the mixed grill and it was all good. We will return.

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vipBKB12
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was unfriendly and lacked any customer service. When the waiter came by which wasn’t often he didn’t ask how things were or if we needed something. Pandemic hygiene also not great - masks under nose and servers without gloves. The place was pretty empty so not sure why it was not possible to get good service. Food was fair at best. Will not be returning which is ashame because I love Mediterranean food! But plenty of other options.

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vipRobin
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined outside with friends and throughly enjoyed our meal. We shared two entrees because the portions are large. Definitely on the list to return

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vipgina
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipGioGio2
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good for both indoor and outdoor seating. Cool looking decor and nic ambiance. Food great with many Greek options.

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VictoriaF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outside stop is open to ears felt outside during the pandemic, and it was a nice atmosphere. We both shared the Calamari and it was tasty and for the main course I had chicken with spinach and capers And it was very tasty and my friend had seafood risotto, and I tasted it and it was delicious. The waiters were very kind and helpful. I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good!! Love this place ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruben was amazing waiter, gave my boyfriend and I such a fun and wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were very good. And Ruben the server was awesome. Will definitely go back and recommend

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vipMLD830
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dave was outstanding! Went over the menus thoroughly and recommended his favorite things. Picked out 2 really good wines. We’ll definitely be back to see him.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was able to sit inside, we

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Jane
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great, definitely going to be back!

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Mikichu
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day brunch! It was our first time and it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was very pushy pumping people in and out

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vipMaddieJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday here with 6 girlfriends and it was amazing! The food, atmosphere, and staff was fabulous. Will absolutely come back!

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annon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I went with a group of girls on a Saturday night. It was fairly empty inside, and we felt rushed to order and eat. At 10pm they did last call, and we felt like the staff was waiting for us to leave by 10:30. I think it may be more fun sitting outside for happy hour rather than a spot to go for dinner on a Saturday night.

FAQs

Sea and Olive does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Sea and Olive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 770-3658.

Sea and Olive is rated 4.5 stars by 73 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.