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About Yanni's

A Touch of Elegance...A Taste of Greece

At Yanni's We Take Pride in Serving Our Guests. We serve Hormone and Antibiotic Free Organic Chicken, Colorado Lamb and Black Angus Streak. Because we serve the Freshest Meats and Seafood Available - Supplies May Be Limited.

2601 Navy Blvd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek

Hours of Operation:
Monday : Closed
Tuesday - Thursday : 4:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Friday - Saturday : 4:30p.m. - 11:00p.m.
Sunday : 12 noon - 9:00p.m.

Cross Street:
Patriot Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 832-9000

Website:
http://www.yannis-greek.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Charles Bowman & Chef Kostantinos Anyfantis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Yanni's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Special Occasion (26)
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Casual (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Healthy (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Service and ambience great. Pork chops little dry all else very good.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Yanni’s is a favorite spot for us in the summer because they have a great patio. We missed our summer spot so we invited friends for dinner the other night. The service was slow. Our waiter took so long to bring us more wine- we probably would’ve had another round if he had brought them in time. 2 of us got the branzino and the waiter was supposed to debone the fish but left half of the bones in the fish. I ordered dandelions and I could not chew them they were so hard. Even the dessert was lacking. The yogurt mousse was ok but the bougatsa should’ve came with ice cream as we’ve had it there before and when I asked the waiter he looked at me like I was crazy. Maybe this was just a bad night or just a bad waiter but not sure if we will go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Appetizers were plentiful and very good. My entree, an expensive “barbecued” lamb, was not, IMO, barbecued by any stretch of the imagination. Instead, I’d say it was over cooked lamb with a brown gravy. Very disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was great! Definitely will return to Yanni's

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter got our order wrong on both dishes but was gracious enough to take one order off our bill. Food is still pretty good here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food in a very convenient location.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Plenty of food and friendly service. Gyro over done. Service excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Reliable neighborhood Greek Restaurant. Wait staff friendly & efficient. Great, warm basket of Greek bread & olive tapenade, crisp salad & delicious entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We are always very happy with the food, service, and ambience of Yanni's. Everyone is friendly, helpful and kind. The free valet parking is so convenient, and its usually pretty easy to get a table in a timely manner. We usually use Open Table. We live in Glenview just minutes from Yanni's, so this was a great place to eat even in yesterday's snowstorm.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My first time there, it was delicious, ample portions and lovely surroundings. We will recommend eating there to our friends and certainly plan a return visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

No more Lamb Chop.

Rack of Lamb was half fat. I should have sent them back, but didn’t.

My mistake.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is very good, but the service can be slow and inconsistent

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

love this place - it’s now on my favorites list!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nice atmosphere and excellent food and service. Our waiter Alex was wonderful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a reservation at Yanni's before our evening movie, food was tasty as we had the sea bass.
Service was not great, our waitstaff seemed overwhelmed, we had to ask other staff to find him so we could order dinner as well as try to pay our bill.
We where over charged by almost $30.00, which delayed us longer to get items we did not order off the bill.
We felt disappointed by the service and the overcharges.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious. Just too much clamor

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went for a birthday celebration, and indicated that when we made our Open Table reservation. There was no acknowledgement of that once we got to the restaurant, neither from the hostess nor from the waiter. That was disappointing (why ask if there is a special occasion if restaurant has no intention of recognizing it?).
We remembered the grilled octopus from our last visit as something sublime; this time it was not as crisp--bordered on rubbery. Kalamari would have been a better choice. The sea bass was grilled to perfection. The chicken baked in fillo dough sounded very appealing, but it was too heavy a dish.
Yanni's ambiance is very clean and bright, but our dining experience was significantly lower than the last time. We'll give it one more chance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

There were 4 of us and each had a different entree...all were superb...fresh and great tasting ingredients, wonderful presentation. Staff most courteous and helpful. I noticed they all worked together very well as a team. Great place and will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

First time, for sure will go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We really enjoyed the food. It was delicious. One of our guests was greek and she really like the place.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a very nice experience at Yanni's! Food was excellent and very traditional Greek. A great find, Yanni's saves us the hassle of driving to Greektown. Will definitely recommend to my Greek family!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food,good atmosphere .

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Yianni's is a hidden gem of authentic Greek cuisine. Dined here three times in recent weeks and each time was a great all round experience. You will see many Greek staples but the chef gives many of them a unique twist - this is not your typical "Greektown place". Grilled octopus and calamari were fresh and tender. Taramosalata was smoother and creamier than you might expect but with perfectly balanced flavors. The star of the show was the BBQ lamb. Believe me, this one's "the bomb" - and don't be fooled by the name. There's no smoking involved here, just slow roasted lightly flavored lamb that simply melts in your mouth. As A Greek who's had more than his share of lamb over the years I can confidently say this is one that I'd travel far and wide for. Deserts are fairly close to home - all good, but with one superstar: the bougatsa (which strangely was missing from the menu last time around - looking forward to its return). Exceptional food, attentive service, and very reasonably priced. Yanni's deserves to be "discovered" by everyone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was very good with typical pricing. Server was helpful and attentive.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food mediocre. Appetizers were overwhelmed by garlic. Grilled salmon special was good. Way too much mustard on lamb chops. Out of rice pudding. We won’t rush back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was excellent! Perfect for cold winter nights dining!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve early dinner

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was New Years Eve, but that's no excuse for rushed, impersonal service. Mixed drink was bad, and when waiter was told, he ignored it. Waiter gave no explanation of menu items, although other waiters can be heard explaining to nearby diners. Main course was served while appetizer was still being eaten. Could barely get waiters attention for an iced tea. No personality whatsoever. Although food was good, there's plenty of other Greek restaurants to get same or better quality with better service.
We will not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved our waiter❤️He sang happy birthday

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time there . Five star. We'll be back on my birthday next week. My stomach is a picky eater but the waiter was very patient and suggested what to eat. He was right and kept checking on how I liked everything. And this was all during a packed house. New Years Eve..

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I love the food here but this is my second time being disappointed as the restaurant wasn’t serving taramasalata.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food , excellent staff , I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for great food.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Upscale Greek food that has not disappointed. Our 5ths time there and always a fantastic dining experience

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Glenview and amazing food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Best lamb dish ever!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Impressed every time I have eaten here! Outstanding

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food at Yanni’s is great! This restaurant is our go to for a nice dinner for date night or when family visits. However the service is so hit or miss. We’ve been to Yanni’s at least six times since it opened and at least half the time the waiter has seemed so miserable to be there, their low energy attitude definitely ruins the night a little luckily the food usually makes up for it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was outstanding. If you're looking for traditional gyros this is not for you. The atmosphere is slightly upscale as is the menu. Not your traditional Greek restaurant .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food, ambience, and service were all great on a busy Saturday night. Will definitely be back for more!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fabulous food. Highly recommend. Have dined here on a number of occasions. Never disappoints.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Cozy
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