Santorini Greek Restaurant

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If you need an evening in the Greek islands, visit our more upscale, white tablecloth Greek Restaurant specializing in Seafood. Our very comfortable, elegant environment is not as touristy as our neighbors and is especially warm and inviting by the fireplace on a cold night. In the heart of Greektown, SANTORINI stands out with its authentic Greek cooking and seafood with a Greek flair. The menu contains more than 20 seafood options flown in fresh daily. Hallmark entrees include Greek Style Whole Red Snapper and Whole Black Sea Bass, filleted by table-side at your request.
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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy returning to the atmospheric restaurant with many favorites: the appetizers, village salad, chicken with Greek tomato sauce, and baklava. Good service and moderate noise if you ask for a quiet area.

JA
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server did a nice job with our party of twelve. He was friendly and efficient. The food was reasonably good, but no wow to it.

g
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

d
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contiunued both great service and food ! - Thank u Forte, and Santorini's.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic. Waiter was adequate but seemed like he was phoning it in. Part of the experience of going to a Greek Restaurant is the enthusiasm of the wait staff! Oopahs were almost silent...

DV
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic

g
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

W e both had the black sea bass. It was extremely fresh and grilled to perfection.

EK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I dined at Santorini for the first time with a colleague who was in town and asked that we go to a Greek Restaurant. He arrived prior to me and was able to be seated in a lovely booth by the window, that's where the good ends! It was nearly 20 minutes before we were acknowledged by anyone by a server- which is unacceptable under any circumstances, but particularly when the restaurant was only 60% full at the time. The server finally took our drink orders, which took another 10 minutes (now 30 minutes in) - and he forgot to bring mine (another 10 minutes). Once the food arrived, it was mediocre at best - mine was far better than my colleagues, his was so breaded that you could barely identify what it was that he was eating. With so many restaurants in Chicago - it's a shame that institutions such as this fall way below the standard. I would not recommend this establishment and will definitely not go back.

RS
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service.

n
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually have very good food and service here but not this time !

C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! Everything is so delicious and a great value!

DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I reserved a table for 3 at 5:15 pm, looking forward to a special dinner with my niece. From the time the waiter first took our cocktail order, he let us know that we'd need to keep things moving because they needed the table for a larger group that was coming in after us. The restaurant remained half empty for the duration of our meal, but at 6:20, before we'd finished our coffee, they came and asked us to give up the table and move to the bar area, which was packed with people waiting to be seated. There were still at least 10 4-top tables available in another part of the restaurant as we left at 6:25. It was a very big disappointment and we felt rushed and unwelcome, after looking forward to a relaxing dinner at what used to be a favorite spot. I will not return to Santorini.

G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first dinner date here in 1994, and the food, pricing and service have always been consistent. I think this is some of the best fresh fish you will have in Chicago. My husband had grouper this weekend, but the sea bass filleted tableside is always wonderful. Great small plates if you'd like to try Greek mezze (appetizers), authentic wines, cozy lighting and ambiance and noise level is great if you have kids with you or just a lively table of people. We've done all the big-ticket, high-concept restaurants in Chicago, and always come back to Santorini. They will treat you like family, and there's usually no problem getting a table at the last minute. I also like that they are open late on the weekends. Our family is of Greek descent, but I have brought my non-Greek family here and they were very impressed with the service, the quality of the food and the options you have, regardless of how hungry you are or if you want to eat healthy or indulge. Pricing is close to half of what you would pay just a little bit north of Greektown. Oh, and great homemade desserts! Give it a try! 5 stars.

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I'm not sure if this was the waiter trying to provide good service, but at times my guest felt rushed to turn in their order.

c
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience with another ccouple, and all 4 of us were very happy with our selections (swordfish, lamb chops, red snapper, chicken). My Athenian salad was delicious but a bit heavy on the dressing. I requested a glass of dry white wine, but what I got was not dry so the waiter graciously brought me another, "the dryest we have," but it wasn't much different and lacked crispness. This was the only disappointment. Service was very attentive but not overbearing. Sat near the fireplace with its roaring fire, lovely. Will return!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was non existent.

RP
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an authentic Greek experience! The homemade soup was outstanding. Whole snapper filleted at the table was impressive. Got us in and out quickly before a Hawks game.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there for dinner prior to our evening train (BTW, easy short walk to Union Station). Quiet, rustic atmosphere, unrushed, uncrowned. Simple classic Greek fare; all your faves are there. Prices reasonable.

r
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This places has gone down hill since it’s glory days.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant in Greektown. You never feel rushed and the food is spot on.

D
Baton Rouge
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

OUTSTANDING!

KS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Warm and Cozy with a festive atmosphere...I liked the availability of fish dishes on the menu. I did not think the food was exceptional, but it was good.

ML
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was fine, not the best that I have had there as it is usually excellent. The server, however, was awful. He ignored requests, time constraints and orders and disappeared for prolonged periods of time even though the restaurant was mostly empty.

LW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was ok. Service was excellent. The place seemed dead.

ND
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous Whole Fish was tender and delicious. With veggies and potatoes it was also a healthy dinner. And it was a treat for our one gluten-free diner.

R
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was helpful and courteous to my date. Bus boy was also helpful with bringing water. Service was great and valet wad great. This is why we continue to eat at Santorini's

k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy getting to Santorini’s when we are in town!

We have never been disappointed by service, or food.

It makes our trip fun and delicious!

S
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish in town
Always delighted with food and service
Happy repeat diners

4
Nashville
81 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, food, service and ambiance. Had seared tuna and a farmer salad. If I lived in Chicago, would be a regular.

g
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Generous portions. Authentic. Helpful servers. Delicous meal. Interesting selection of greek wines.

BN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was great. The restaurant needs a little bit of an uplift.

SC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

If you want Greek food at a nice restaurant in Greek Town, Santorini is a great place. It has a good range of options, was still a bit touristy but overall the ambiance was very cute. The dip sampler was AMAZING. If you are looking for an amazing meal in Chicago, there are better places. But for the Greek Town experience, Santorini is great.

OT
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great grilled fish. Delightful service. Almost like Greece.

F
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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f
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Restaurant was very accommodating in seating the first 2 of our party even though 2 people were late. Waiter was very nice. Saganaki was very good. Served with the extra lemon I requested. Everyone seemed happy with their food except me. My nephew ordered calamari. My sister and our friend had the combination plates. My pastitsio was cold. I ordinarily would have sent it back to be heated, but because of the social nature of this event I didn't want to call attention to it.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very poor food quality and taste, we all went home feeling somewhat sick too.

CF
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We've been here many times over the years, but we were extremely disappointed on this visit. Santorini is known for their fresh seafood, but all three fish dishes (from sole to walleye) were mushy and extremely fishy, with an off odor. Our saganki was over-soaked in oil. Our veggies were over-steamed and limp. The Baklava was drowned in honey. The bread was even disappointing, lacking that traditional crispy Greek crust. The taramousalata was meh. Only the soups were tasty.

And to top it off, the waiter completely ignored us after the entrees were brought. We tried to get his attention for nearly 45 minutes after we had enough of our entrees, and he was either nowhere to be found or we couldn't get his attention.

We will give Santorini another chance, since they've been so reliable over the years. But we're wary...

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

PL
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Greek restaurant. We brought my niece who is an executive Chef out of Phoenix. She was blown away with the tender, delicious flavor of the octopus and grilled calamari. She wants to bring her boss her next time they are both in Chicago.

K
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend Mark Regas and I meet at Santorini every time we go out -- and we always enjoy the evening! Never a disappointment.

Krys Lordahl