Great Greek food outside of Greektown. What a novel idea.
It took us an hour to even get an appetizer which was olives.
Great food!! Nice ambience!! Congrats!!
Service was very poor. We didn’t receive our drinks until being there for a half hour. Food came out cold and with understanding this is a tapas restaurant, however, a friend’s salad was the last to arrive. She was not participating in the shared plates and the waitress knew that so having her salad come out ~15 minutes after our food was not acceptable. Won’t be back.
We enjoyed the food very much. The appetizers / spreads, etc. were terrific. I made a major error with the Duck Gyro. Surprisingly it comes like a fried roll. It was not good. The meat itself was not very tasty either.
I will be back to the restaurant and I look forward to ordering something different.
Fun time! Great food!
Taxim was recommended to me by one of my friends who feels the food and drink were the most authentic he’s had outside of Greece, and I have to agree! Food, wine, service and ambience were amazing! I’ve passed by so many times outside and not realized what it was - exterior could use a slight facelift to draw attention, though maybe that’s what they’re going for as it was incredibly busy! Can’t wait to try the rooftop!
The chef is well trained but his service staff out front isn’t. My wife is Greek and we frequent Greek places in the city and North burbs. The menu offerings are interesting and out of the ordinary; actually quite special. They do not allow you to bring wine in which is too bad because I am a wine lover. They do have an impressive wine list (but who knows Greek wines?) and no one on the staff seemed to have a clue about their wine. I asked for wine advice and got attitude from the young manager (acted like daughter of owner) AND offered bad advice. 😞
Our server was very helpful with recommending a bottle of wine and a few dishes for us to share. Everything was delicious.
After she took our orders for appetizers our waitress disappeared. I had to ask the hostess to hunt her down and she couldn't find her. Eventually someone else came and took our order. Our waitress came back later and didn't act like she had been MIA or apologize. The hostess gave us a few cookies on the house to apologize but overall was not impressed to return.
We were really disappointed by the service here. It
was not a busy night at all but it took at least 15 minutes for a waiter to see us after we were seated and at least 25 minutes between ordering our drinks and receiving them. They gave our appetizer to the table next to us. Those people touched the food and almost started eating it before waiter realized and to it back... They walked it away but then brought it right back and put it on our table...
They also walked all around the restaurant with my entree, confused about whose it was.
Way too expensive for service provided.
We will not return.
The food and the staff were wonderful. We started with a series of small plates to share. After tasting 5 small plates, we also shared and entree and dessert. We will definately return when we return to the Chicago area.
The food was very good, but most of it was lukewarm at best. I believe it was the waitress’ first day, so I’d like to give it another chance.
Overall experience at Taxim was very good. Loved the food, especially the ARNI YUVETSAKI ME KRITHARAKI (braised lamb shank). However, there were several things on the menu that they were out of including all but one of the pastry section. Also we had an 8:00 reservation and the website said they are open until 10:30PM; however, the kitchen closed around 9:00 which was disappointing because we were sharing items and would have liked to try more.
Very noisy ! Hard to hear ! Appetizers were good, but
main entrees were very disappointing! Next time will
probably just go to Greek Town !
Everything about this place is amazing. The decor is beautiful, the lighting is perfect and our waitress was exceptional. The fried cauliflower and roasted octopus are so amazing. Go. There. Now.
We had not been to Taxim for quite a while and were delighted that when we brought out-of-town family with us there, it was absolutely as good as we remembered, and then some. Delicious small plates, creative vegetable preparations, everything fresh and also great service. Our guests are still talking about the meal and look forward to going to Taxim again when they come back to Chicago.
Loved it. Creative Greek menu items. Wonderful service. Took care of all needs related to gluten-free, and food sensitivities. Cozy and close dining room. Highly Recommend. And only 1 block from Damen Blue Line station....convenient Bucktown location.
My friends and I really enjoyed the food. We shared a few different dishes. The whole fish was very fresh and they deboned it for us. The ambiance was fine. Good lighting for the decor. Great for a casual date (make sure you’re okay sharing dishes I feel it’s more a family style place) and a causal get together with friends.
Food was tasty. Table wasn’t in the most ideal spot, by the hallway near the bathroom hall. First seated by the kitchen door😒 I wasn’t a fan of eating off of chipped plates. Our food came out on chopped plates. Very unsanitary.
I love this restaurant, everything is fresh and home made. Contemporary Greek in a lovely setting.
Server cleared full of plates of uneaten food. Tasted like all items were deep fried. So many good Greek options in Chicago. Do not waste your money. Staff was all sitting down enjoying wine and cocktails together, not caring about their guests.
Impressive food and excellent, attentive service as always!
Taxim is a Wicker Park neighborhood gem! My friends and I dined here last Friday night, and we had absolutely loved our experience.
With my Greek red wine, my Vegan self dined on hummus, eggplant spread, semolina bread, and veggies. Everything was delicious, and I especially recommend the hummus!
Overall, Taxim is the perfect spot for a Girl’s Night Out, cou Hey Bethany! What’s your email address? You will be getting an email from me, Kiley, the marketing coordinator! ld be romantic for a date night, and would be fabulous for a crowd!
Not that I don't like Greektown, but this is a restaurant far apart from that. So different, drawing on authentic Greek traditions, yet still creative. A wonderful variety of mezes and mains. An astounding list of Greek (and Macedonian) wines, though I would have liked more by-the-glass selections (and lower prices). And everything was delicious; duck gyros might have been the best gyros I've ever had. I liked the Byzantine ambiance, with muted colors. It was quiet when we went (early on a Thursday) so, if you don't like noise, I'd recommend that time frame. Service was attentive and very knowledgeable. Prices are typical for a restaurant of this quality. I can't wait to go back again and again to work my way through the menu.
Kitchen was slow. Service was intermittent.
Amazing food and great service!!!!
This restaurant really expands on the definition of Greek food typically served in other restaurants in Chicago. Makes for a wide variety of interesting and tasty food. Our service was attentive and helpful. The only negative was the sound of the low battery smoke detector in the background. Otherwise enjoyed the evening and will be back.
Overall, the experience was good. Service was a little slow but the food and atmosphere was nice.
The yogurt is absolutely incredible.
Great restaurant and vibe; variety of tasty small plates and an extensive Greek wine list.
Our waitress though was horrible (short girl, short dark hair) and seemed bothered when we asked for an explanation on the wines and even more so when we asked about a few dishes. She almost seemed annoyed that we didn’t know more about Greek cuisine...
Five stars though to the busser staff; those guys were moving nonstop filling out waters and clearing plates. Wish they were our waiters.
Great restaurant, great food, one horrible server
The food is outstanding being essentially Greek but with inventive combinations and flavors. Portions for some things can be large however that helps with sharing which is a great way to sample many of their delicious offerings. There are plenty of "small plates" for those who like that type of dining. We don't drink cocktails so I cannot comment on those choices but the wine list is very good. Parking in the area can be very tight and when full the place is noisy. Neither would keep me away.
I had been to Taxim twice before and only had good experiences, but this time I was quite a bit disappointed. First of all, they seated my 2 sisters and I at a table that was in the most awkward spot and I felt like I was sitting in the walkway between the door and the hostess. I asked if there was another table we could sit at and their answer was "only if we want to wait 40 minutes". There really shouldn't have been a table in this spot at all. The food was very good, as it had been the 2 times I came before, but the waiter service was definitely wanting. Our waiter was not very attentive.
I went there with a date on a Saturday night. Overall, disappointing unfortunately. It was as though several wait-staff had just walked off the job because there appeared to be only two servers on the floor. We ordered a bottle of wine and two appetizers. The appetizers came 20 minutes apart and the server was avoiding us. It was kind of funny actually. Food was decent, but probably won't go there again.
We have walked past this restaurant many times and did not realize it was there. Wow what a find. We were looking for something healthier in general and found this for convenience to something else we were doing. Well it turns out it was right next door. We will absolutely come back not just for the proximity to our other place but because the food was so good as was the service.
No flaming cheese in sight but super food and very good Greek wine. Knowledgeable server too. Ambiance leaves a bit to be desired but I’d definitely return next time I’m in town.
The service and food at Taxim are consistently great. The wait staff are attentive, warm and knowledgeable about the food and wines. The food is so flavorful and the blend of fresh herbs and spices in each dish we ordered was far above expectations. This Greek restaurant is unlike others we have tried. The preparation, quality and flavors are definitely worth trying. I highly recommend Taxim.
We enjoyed our time
The meltzanosalata and fish ( sea bass) were very good.
Hoewver, the taramolalata tasted/was a little more fishy than usual.
Great Mediterranean style foods. Excellent flavor. Friendly and helpful staff.
Densely packed, I suspect because everyone wants to eat here. And noisy!
We will return.
I loved this restaurant. The only thing I didn’t like was the hard wooden bench with the big pillows. It’s very chic, but for me it was uncomfortable.
If that’s the worse thing I could think of you know this place is awesome. I will definitely go back and sit in a chair next time. I highly recommend this place.