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About Santorini Greek Restaurant

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.

800 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Halsted

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 829-8820

Website:
http://www.santorinichicago.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking

Public Transit:
Blue line- Halsted

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Santorini Greek Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The atmosphere was really comfortable. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu which was appreciated because my girlfriend has dietary restrictions. Definitely very quiet despite the crowd.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food & service!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Santorini's' looks and feels authentically Greek. When we ate there on a Saturday night, we were seated quickly, service was excellent, and we loved everything we tried (including grilled octupus, black sea bass, spetsiota, dandelion greens and a very nice Greek merlot). The house salad was very good, the french fries were excellent. If we didn't live in Boston, we'd go back often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a fabuleus time. The food and service were terrific and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

When Santorini offers their traditional lamb dinner, prepared in a barbeque sauce, and call it their "special entree", it's time to walk across the street. This is the equivalent of eating Italian with Tzatziki sauce. They were also out of keftedes too. The place is definitely being mismanaged.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Not so good. Had the gyros plate, the local hot dog stand has a better gyros dinner. The appetizers were good. The server was surly ("don't call me Shirley"). Prices seemed a bit high for the fare. The fish dishes our neighbors had looked good. We were wishing we had gone across the street to the other Greek restaurant.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good appetizers as always; spanikopita was ok not great.
Wait staff friendly but superbly macho.
I love the fireplace, decor and appetizers; also some main courses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food. Cozy spot for family dinner when the folks are in town.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service. Cozy with a fireplace and authentic decor. Valet parking and convenient location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Family friendly atmosphere at very affordable prices in the heart of Greek Town. Great service too w very varied menu.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was good except for a group that was very loud. I was looking for a more quieter evening. They sat us right next to the group. I’ve been there before and was disappointed at how loud this group was. No one said anything to them. I couldn’t even hear the music that was playing in the background. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough. It was disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The red snapper special was really good. We had a group of 10 and ordered family style so everyone got to taste different seafood, lamb and vegetable dishes. Definitely a good way to do it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding service, from valet parking, hostess and waiter. Food was flavorful and I thought very reasonable.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I usually order the sea bass or red snapper...always excellent. This time I had a lamb special...very ordinary. Service very good as is the ambience, but I will skip the lamb special next time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Disappointed in the food. The grilled octopus was mushy, seemed it was pre-made and then microwaved (had a fishy smell), the chicken lacked flavor. Our local fast food Greek restaurant has better tasting food. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is our go-to spot in Greektown. NEVER disappoints. Very good fish. Simple prep (which I prefer), although the menu has fancier authentic Greek options. Service is always attentive. We tend to go early, but even when busy, you can actually have a conversation!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Best Greek restaurant in Greek town
Food is always fresh and service is always excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My family and I have been coming to Santorini for years! This most recent visit was disappointment. My daughter was in town visiting from Honolulu and was craving authentic Greek food from Santorini. We came here like we used to when she lived in Chicago over 10 years ago. The menu has expanded and the taste is still on point, however, the service was unusually rough, unrefined, apathetic and ambivalent. We have never finished a meal here under an hour and have never felt rushed until this dinner. My family and I were disappointed that with all the Greek food choices, that we came here and had a very poor experience. I do not know if ownership, management etc has changed, but something has to change.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always a go-to restaurant for us in GreekTown. Staff is kind and they have a variety of fresh foods on the menu. The Greek specialties are quite good.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We can't thank Spiro and his entire staff for a truly wonderful evening. From the hostesses to the servers and everyone in between who made us feel like we were at home rather than in a restaurant. Our meals were wonderful and authentic to the Greek cuisine that we know and love. We highly recommend this to anyone looking for an intimate atmosphere with excellent food and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The grouper was very good!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

only two of our five entrees were worthwhile

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We are BIG fans of Greek food! We have been to an number of Halsted Street Greek Restaurants over the years ( Pegasus, Greek Isles, Rodytis, etc). We wanted to try something new so we tried Santorini based on Zagat review. The service and food were average at best, and the price was higher than the value. I am sorry to say, we will not be coming back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service, great food and great atmosphere . Had a wonderful time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I love European table service and old world charm and Santorini has both! And the customers were diverse in age and didn't make me feel like the chaperone at a frat party!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best lamb chops I'm Chicago

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our meal was great. The grilled octopus and lamb chops were the best we'd ever had!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Let me begin by saying, I love Greektown. It had been several years since I ate in Santorini's , but I won't be going back anytime soon. Very slow, disappointing service. Menu, meh. I ended up with a less than great Caesar salad. Their gyros is not made from lamb? What???? It's made from pork, again, I'm in Greektown, I'd like lamb please. Pretty disappointing evening except for the people I was with...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

always enjoy our yummy fresh fish and saganaki
service with Jesus is always 5 stars
we are happy return customers

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I went to Santorini on a Monday, and there was ample seating available, amd was not very busy. At 7 pm they were out of the daily special. The food was not my favorite, versus my other greek dinning experiences. The service was exceptional. I would not return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was ok but not great. We ordered the special Greek Chicken they took an extra 30 minutes to cook, but it was nothing special. Ambiance and Sevice was good

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Santorini is a perennial powerhouse. Always good, always consisted, always makes everybody happy. I live in the NYC area and went on a recommendation about 10 years ago and loved it. I drop by anytime I'm in Chicago and bring friends, family or colleagues. No one ever leaves disappointed. I only wish they were in the NY area.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was terrific and friendly. Great calamari appetizer. We were warned that the baccalao (salt cod) would be salty - it was DEADLY SALTY!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Santorini was the perfect setting for a big group of us just wanting to eat, drink and relax with business colleagues and friends. Our gathering was casual; place is old school and authentic. We all had a great time and the guys who work there were super accommodating. Big thanks!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Taramasalata was lumpy. Needs more roe to give it that briny, taste of the sea. There was an herb in the lamb shank that I think was cardamon and also I think mint. It fought rather than enhanced the flavor the lamb. The shank was tender and moist but the sauce was little off putting.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The service was out of this world! We enjoyed every moment we were there!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Best Greek restaurant imaginable. The standby's are all exceptional--saganaki, spanakopita, dolmades, Greek coffee--the fish is glorious, and the ambience is just right for a romantic dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was outstanding. We were seated immediately and everything we ordered was excellent. Valet parking was great. Seafood selection was a little limited due to hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, but overall the selection was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Like everything about Santorini especially grilled meats, Greek classics, and seafood including octopus....EXCEPT I really dislike Taramasalata when made with Mashed Potatoes which is how they make it here. Would be 5 stars if they would change their recipe, because I always want to order taramasalata when I go for Greek foid.

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