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Diners' Choice: Mediterranean restaurants in Chicago

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Mediterranean cuisine in Chicago? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (680)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
West Loop
About the restaurant
avec, a wine-focused restaurant in chicago, features midwestern takes on mediterranean classics.

inspired by the sun-drenched wine regions of the mediterranean, avec west loop has been a chicago favorite for over 20 years. originally conceived as a wine bar, avec is the second concept from celebrated one-off hospitality. with communal and bar seating—it is a high-energy, intimate, and interactive experience.

for parties of 6 or more, please call us at 312-377-2002.
Top review
DanCvip
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely fantastic restaurant. In town from Virginia for a wedding and if I get back to Chicago will be back again! Great menu, avec g&t was fantastic—very unique, and service was super!
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4.8
4.8 (2304)
$50 and over
Mediterranean
West Loop
About the restaurant
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with locations in Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and Bal
Harbour, FL. Aba, meaning father in Hebrew, incorporates Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter style
of cooking with influences from the Mediterranean, including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and
Greece. The bar program showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.
Signature dishes include Smoky Garlic Hummus, Muhammara, Heirloom Crispy Chicken
Thigh, Shawarma-Spiced Skirt Steak, Grilled Salmon Kebab and more. The bar program
showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.
Top review
RonBvip
Dined 6 days ago
We try to dine at ABA at least once every couple months, and this Monday we had an especially good meal. Every dish seemed so fresh and flavorful. We had 2 cold appetizers, the truffled salmon and the tuna, and recommend both. The classic hummus served with super crispy, fresh veggies and great pita for dipping was just perfect. The final dish was the salmon kebab, which is served with delicious rice. It is a generous portion and enough for 2 to share. The chef got the grilling just right and the salmon came out rare in the center. We would like to cite the wonderful service we received, but in the space on the check where the server's name usually appears, the words South Bar P are written..... so we can't name him. A very nice meal, with delicious food and good service.
A photo of avec River North restaurant
4.7
4.7 (252)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
under the culinary direction of james beard award-winning chef, Paul Kahan and executive chef Dylan Patel, avec river north brings warm and rustic mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

interested in hosting an event or large group with us?
email vipevents@oneoffhospitality.com to book with us today!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Fabulous waiter, Walter and the food was amazing! Highly recommended!
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4.7
4.7 (4364)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
A Mediterranean & California-inspired restaurant featuring small plates & Chef CJ Jacobson's lighter style cooking in Chicago's River North.
Top review
JanD
Dined 1 day ago
Great food and service. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure that all my dietary needs were met. Highly recommend!
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4.9
4.9 (222)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Lakeview / East Lakeview
About the restaurant
Black & Caspian Wine Bistro is a Modern Mediterranean Wine Bistro in Lakeview East.

Highly regarded locally, our modern international restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and a reputation for excellent service. We are known for creating stunning food experiences and our meals are known for being outstanding and well remembered. Our wine bar flows with great international selections – wine and good food pairing forever.
Top review
RichF
Dined on May 18, 2024
Very good food. Prices were moderately priced, did not feel was getting gouged. Very good place and will be back again
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4.5
4.5 (363)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
The most unique and eclectic Mediterranean inspired food with a pinch of this and a pinch of that.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The pita roll with chicken shawarma was delicious.
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4.6
4.6 (1174)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Roscoe Village
About the restaurant
Turquoise Restaurant was established in 2002 in Roscoe Village. We became known for our wide selection of Turkish-inspired Mediterranean dishes and drinks. Nestled in the middle of Roscoe Village, Turquoise Restaurant takes pride in being a part of such a culturally diverse neighborhood.
While Turquoise Restaurant continues to showcase it’s inspiring and sophisticated Turkish dishes, Chef Ezgi Bozdas adds personalized touches to the service and customer care to ensure that Turquoise Restaurant captures the essence and expectations of today's diners.
Top review
Friend
Dined 6 days ago
The cafe is a wonderful place for a respite from a busy day. The lentil soup is exceptional and the salads were fresh and flavorful. We also loved the bread and carrot spread.
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4.6
4.6 (322)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Lincoln Park
About the restaurant
Medi Kitchen + Cocktail is a modern yet eclectic Mediterranean restaurant standing in the heart of Lincoln Park’s trendy Restaurant Row on N. Halsted Street. Medi features shareable Mediterranean inspired plates, premier craft cocktails, and a regionally inspired wine and beer list. Dine in a beautifully decorated, intimate setting. From the middle eastern inspired decor, to the trendy accents of the space, Medi offers the perfect experience for guests looking to celebrate a special occasion, have a date night, weekend brunch or just enjoy dinner and cocktails with friends.
Top review
DavidHvip
Dined 1 day ago
Delicious food, inventive cocktails and friendly service
A photo of Cira restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1676)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
West Loop
About the restaurant
Cira is a modern, Mediterranean restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch. The menu is made up of small, shareable plates, inspired by the countries that make up the Mediterranean Basin and their symbiosis over the years.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Taste is on point. Portion just right. Humans best in town.
A photo of Alma restaurant
4.6
4.6 (97)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Wrigleyville
About the restaurant
Alma is located on the second floor of Hotel Zachary
Top review
ChristineDvip
Dined 1 day ago
Food was delicious. Very friendly wait staff. Noisy but fits with the setting.
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