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Taxim

4.7
4.7
990 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Taxim, which is located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, features regionally-inspired Greek dishes paired with an all-Greek wine list. The stunning dining room is fitted with soaring 16-foot ceilings, travertine marble floors, dramatic Byzantine-style lamps and artwork, and the rooftop dining area lined with Greek flowering herbs.

The restaurant was chosen as one of of Chicago's Best New Restaurants in 2009/2010 by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Reader. Additionally, Taxim's housemade yogurt with young favas and lamb confit was selected as one of the Best Bites of 2009 by the Chicago Reader, the house-cured sardines were mentioned in Time Out Chicago's 2009 "100 Best Things We Ate (and drank) This Year" feature, and the wood-grilled octopus was selected as 2010's "Best New Dish" by Chicago magazine. Additionally, chef-owner David Schneider appeared on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" in April 2011 going head-to-head with Iron Chef Cat Cora.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM Friday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Sunday Brunch: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Phone number

    (773) 252-1558

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Schneider

  • Catering

    Taxim offers many catering options for all types of events. Please contact us with questions.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us with questions.

  • Private party contact

    David Schneider: (773) 252-1558

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Cross street

    North Ave.

  • Parking details

    Valet on Fridays and Saturdays at the location of 2000 W North Ave is available for all visitors to the Wicker Park neighborhood on the northwest corner of the 6 corner intersection.

  • Public transit

    CTA bus: 56 Milwaukee, 70 Division, 72 North<br /><br> <br />Blue Line train: Damen or Division stop<br /><br><br />Cabs are also plentiful in the area.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 990 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was incredible and James was an excellent part of the team there.
  2. VK

    VultureKing

    Nashville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with a creative flair ! Laboni is an awesome server with a fun and sassy personality.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most underrated restaurants in the city. Always so delicious!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Looking forward to returning!
  5. n

    nsadovni

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great outdoor terrace. Apps were fantastic. Mains more of a mixed bag.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best Greek food in Chicago!! Not your traditional Greek diner fair, much more upscale and interesting!
  7. JW

    JacquelineWG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything had amazing and vibrant flavor.
  8. GP

    GeorgetteP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great space, and we loved the rooftop! Tried several shared plates but the bamies and the smyrnis flatbread in particular were amazing! The deboning of the sea bass took a little long imo so the others in our party had their food for a bit before ours came out...maybe a little more training on the fileting would be helpful :) Our waitress was fantastic. Friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about both the food and the wines. Would definitely go back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  10. KG

    KarenG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always terrific. Got a nice evening on the roof
  11. MH

    MarinaH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    So this restaurant has absolutely delicious food and the service is accommodating and kind, HOWEVER, the ambiance on the rooftop was SUCH a disappointed. Firstly, there was a rat scavenging around while we were eating, and second, there was plastic covering everywhere, where you felt like you were dining in a construction site. Lastly, the obligatory 22% tip is a bit aggressive, especially for parties under 4 people. I understand putting automatic tips on parties of 6 and over, but usually that tip is 18-20% and certainly NOT for two-tops. Besides that disappointment, the meal was delicious, and our server and service was great.
  12. F

    Foody

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I would not go back. Not impressed with portion size of appetizers, too small for price paid, not real sharables. Fish was not fresh, no flexibility on substitutions. In addition adding 22% for service charge to bill for 5 people is unacceptable. I understand Covid has had an effect on this industry but........
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate was amazing! Octopus is seriously out of this world !
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite spots in Wicker Park! The food is incredible and the wine selection is awesome. I take everyone who visits me here it is such a great spot.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Slow service. Over charged us. Ultra expensive for no treason at all. Food is great but won’t go back.
  16. XC

    XfitChciago

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Note: Tip was included in the bill, but they conveniently didn’t mention it.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Really slow service. It looked like our server had too many tables. Good and drinks were great. Rooftop was nice, loud.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great rooftop, service and food
  19. BB

    BillyBs

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First of all OpenTable should not have this place listed as a top rated Greek restaurant in Chicago. Your better off getting a gyro off a food truck. The food is mediocre at best. Second the service was so awful and they have the audacity to bake in a 22% Gratuity. This server was so awful. She was dismissive, spoke very fast, couldn’t explain anything on the menu, and kept us waiting for long periods of time between every interaction. This person made nearly $50 off of us and created the worse experience at this place. Wonder if the restaurant really knows how much of a disservice their staff are causing. I will never go back and will have nothing but awful things to say about this place because of how bad I feel like I got ripped off on my overpriced mediocre meal served by careless entitled person who could have cared less and would rather be anywhere else but doing her job.
  20. MB

    MadelaineB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Our dining experience at Taxim was disappointing in many respects. 1. The terrace dining area was very noisy. We had to raise our voices to talk. We had to ask to have a fan moved that was blowing in the face of one of our diners. 2. The menu descriptions did not correspond to the dishes: a fennel pastry turned out to be a thin fried cracker with no fennel flavor; a pastry with “foraged wild mushrooms” had a negligible number of mushroom slices that were undefinable, and lacked a mushroom flavor. The orchid root flavoring in the ice cream was nonexistent. It tasted like plain vanilla ice cream. The espresso tasted like a powdered drink. 3. Our server did not give us fresh plates between our starters and the main courses. She scaled the plates off at the table so she could stack them. This meal of 3 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and 2 glasses of wine was $192 dollars (with tip) A very poor value for that price.
  21. JD

    JD79

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was fantastic but service got worse as it got later and more crowded. The upstairs deck gets very noise
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John or James (I cannot remember his name, had longer hair) was AMAZING
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Taxims food never disappoints. It’s fresh, full of flavor and served beautifully.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Very noisy. The rooftop was ok, but plastic was hanging everywhere; just not that attractive. Menu was interesting , but we didn’t particularly enjoy the food. Server was good and helped me select a glass of wine , since all wines on the menu were greek and unfamiliar to me. However, I was told they’d bring a birthday desert and that didn’t happen.
  25. MS

    MashaS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our food at Taxim, it’s been a while since we visited. We happened to make reservations on a night of the wicker park fest, which we did not know about. When confirming the reservation, I would have appreciated a heads up or would have expressed preference for an indoor table. The terrace was obnoxiously loud due to the fest music and really undermined our experience - we were looking forward to a calm family dinner. The service was very good though and the quality of food did not suffer from an influx of diners which we appreciated.
  26. KG

    KaylaG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Can’t wait to go back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and friendly staff! Love coming here as lots of shareable food options and great wine list. Nice to go up on the rooftop
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was very good and staff was friendly and accommodating. The space could use some updates, particularly the bathrooms and stairwell up to roof. The rooftop itself is cute but the plastic screens everywhere were an eyesore. Overall would recommend for casual and good Greek food spot.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    They did not have a table available for us although I had a reservation ahead of time. They put together two small tables for us. Drinks came after we had finished appetizers. Did not check in on table after courses. They forced 22% tip on all reservations. There were only 3 of us. I usually tip 15-20% I thought that was a little aggressive considering it was a small party and the service was really poor.
  30. V

    Vfoodie

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic food! It is like Yiayia's home cooking, if Yiayia was a classically trained chef. Every dish was better than the next. Best Greek food in Chicago!
  31. PA

    PaulaA

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and service was great. Didn't like being charged for ice in our cocktails ("rocks" charge $4) and for extra pita($3) to finish appetizers.
  32. g

    greattime

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Waitress forgot my drink and my entree but she corrected it and gave me a drink on the house. Overall good experience
  33. A

    Alina

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food at Taxim was absolutely amazing. We ordered 6 dishes for the 3 of us, and everything was delicious from the simple hummus and pita to the lamb shank. We could not decide on our favorite dish. The cocktails were on the underwhelming side - next time we would go for the wine, but I wish there were more "by the glass" options vs. ordering an entire bottle since our party had differing wine tastes. The service was also very slow considering they did not seem understaffed and there were not many diners at the time we went. There is a 22% gratuity added on which normally I would not object to, but the service didn't meet expectations. Overall the ambience on the roof was lovely on a summer night and the food was the star.
  34. JS

    JaymeS

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taxim is a must every time I visit Chicago. The service is always impeccable and the food is delicious. Don’t miss out on the pastry dishes and we are always pleased with the staff’s wine recommendations. The atmosphere is perfect and there is a lovely rooftop patio when the weather is pleasant. My sister recommended this place years ago and I’m so glad she did!
  35. LF

    LeonF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Greek food I’ve ever had and one of the best meals I’ve had.
  36. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, atmosphere and great place to eat. The rooftop is where Everyone is, its covered and can be divided but no need. Service was good as they were crowded when we arrived. The wine selection was very good, good choices in food options; but pricy, so bring your Big Wallet you'll need it.
  37. AP

    AlexandraP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! There is a 22% tip added to the bill, so just know that.
  38. L

    Laura

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was thoughtful and efficient.
  39. S

    Sid25

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overall, the food was great. The lamb chops were bland and the pilaf were undercooked. The lamb shank dish was phenomenal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    It was really great they were just super understaffed and needed more people to tend to everyone.

FAQs

Taxim offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 252-1558.

Taxim is rated 4.7 stars by 990 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Taxim

1558 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Hours of operation

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM Friday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Sunday Brunch: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet on Fridays and Saturdays at the location of 2000 W North Ave is available for all visitors to the Wicker Park neighborhood on the northwest corner of the 6 corner intersection.

  • Public transit

    CTA bus: 56 Milwaukee, 70 Division, 72 North Blue Line train: Damen or Division stopCabs are also plentiful in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Schneider

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 252-1558

  • Catering

    Taxim offers many catering options for all types of events. Please contact us with questions.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us with questions.

  • Private party contact

    David Schneider: (773) 252-1558

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