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About Taxim

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.

1558 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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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

Cross Street:
North Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 252-1558

Website:
http://www.taximchicago.com/

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

Parking Details:
Valet on Fridays and Saturdays by APVS valet services, located in front of Publican Anker restaurant at 1576 N. Milwaukee Ave., just 5 doors north of TAXIM at the corner.

Public Transit:
CTA bus: 56 Milwaukee, 70 Division, 72 North


Blue Line train: Damen or Division stop


Cabs are also plentiful in the area.

Executive Chef:
David Schneider

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us with questions.

Private Party Contact:
David Schneider: (773) 252-1558

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day Celebration Tuesday, February 14.
A four-course romantic dinner is offered in lieu of the regular menu, although diners have their choice of any mezedes and entrees from the regular menu as part of the prix fixe menu. Price is $75 and all reservations require a credit card on file and phone confirmation.

Greek Easter Celebration Sunday, April 16
A five-course holiday dinner, including spit-roasted lamb, is offered in lieu of the regular menu on Easter Sunday (April 16). A credit card is required to secure reservations. A reservationist will contact you to confirm your reservation. Thank you.

Taxim Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (12)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Romantic (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great Mediterranean style foods. Excellent flavor. Friendly and helpful staff.
Densely packed, I suspect because everyone wants to eat here. And noisy!
Generous pours.
We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for my moms birthday - The mastica cocktail was excellent! The food was also great. We shared a few of the appetizers, the octopus and sea bass. Our server was very friendly and she knew the menu very well. Had some great suggestions. This is definitely a place where you want to share meals because you want to try everything!!

We also had dessert - ice cream, the chocolate halva (my favorite) and the loukoumades. The loukoumades could have been a little warmer but the density of them were great.

Overall it was an excellent experience and everyone left happy!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food at Taxim is consistently excellent. The menu interesting and inviting. Greek wine choices make for a great discovery. Toe favorite dishes are wood grilled octopus and grilled lamb chops with bulgar pilaf.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was not as authentic as we had hoped. The grilled Octopus was over salted, the hummus unremarkable. The service was wonderful and the ambiance was perfect. The pork shoulder was very chewy. The braised lamb shank was good and if you are eating there that would be a good option. Taxim needs to spend a little more time working on spices and flavor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Really good and different Greek food and wine. The okra was honestly delicious; may have been the best I have ever had. Change the name of the duck gyros- it was good but not what the name leads you to expect. Very nice and helpful waitress, too. I recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Taxim is really trendy. The food is good and aesthetically appealing. You are recommended to order everything at once because the kitchen is small, so you kind of have to guesstimate at how much you want.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food and service was excellent. The only problem was food took a long time to come out. If you are in a hurry not the place to go.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I went to Taxim for a Saturday night dinner date and were very happy with our choice. We sat on the patio upstairs, which had a great ambiance. It was fairly quiet despite being sandwiched in between Milwaukee Ave and the blue line. We started with the tzatziki with homemade pita, beer salad, and the artichokes and fingerling potatoes, all of which were delicious. However, the star of the night was our shared plates for dinner. We got the octopus and the pork belly and both were outstanding. Quite possibly one of the best meals we have ever had. We would definitely recommend Taxim and hope to be back soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was on point... service needs some improvement...i understand the rooftop was busy but there are patrons downstairs as well

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We've been several times to Taxim. Each time we try something new. It's all been really good!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was an overall terrible experience. We were visiting Chicago and saw that Taxim had be favorably reviewed by the New York Times a year ago so we made a reservation. When we arrived at the restaurant we were seated on the rooftop patio which is very nice. We were greeted by a very kind waitress and ordered wine and an appetizer. Twenty minutes later the appetizer had not arrived but the waitress took our dinner order and suggested a few items from the menu. We also asked that a heater be placed near our table (there were already some near other tables) since it was getting dark it was getting a bit cooler on the rooftop.
The appetizer finally arrived and was good. A second item we ordered never arrived and neither did a heater to our table. Our entrees finally arrived after a very long wait. One entree was a whole fish and the food runner asked if we wanted it filleted (the menu said it would be). We said "yes" and he promptly took it away and sat it down on the bar where the waitress and the hostess took turns filleting it with a butter knife and returned it to the table about 20 minutes later very cold. The other entree we ordered, a lamb shank was covered in an absurd amount of greek yogurt and was not good either. The waitress removed the fish and the other dinner item which never showed up from our bill. She provided decent service although nothing could have repaired the rest of our dining experience at Taxim.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Super good food. Small portions to share. Took octopus twice (amazing!) Try their funky wine made from pine (very unique taste). Not that expensive (4 people = 160$ tax + tips + 1 bottle of wine). Highly recommended! 9.5/10

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Overall a good experience, food was cold and had to be remade. sat on outside patio on roof, no elevator, and two flights up. presentation of food was nice and tasty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Surprisingly great. The menu is confusing as it has a lot of authentic names but once you get past that and figure out what to order the food is fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Hands down, Best Greek food in Chicago ! From the food to the cozy rooftop dining and outstanding table service, Taxim is high on our list !

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our family went here after seeing a play at the Den theatre just down the street.
Food and service were excellent. The menu had lots of interesting items. Everything was fresh.
My only complaint, was that it was a hot, muggy night and the AC could have been stronger.
We'll come back for sure!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Get a rooftop table upstairs or go elsewhere. Great rooftop view, very european feel. Service very slow and not real attentive. Food is not great. Second time for me in last year and both equally disappointing food. We had 5 people (all Greeks) and not one standout item. Some items were disappointing at best. I am Greek and I find Greektown to be OK, not great. However, Greektown food at most Halstead Street restaurants is significantly better Than Taxim. In Chicago, we need more chef driven Greek restaurants like NYC - Milos and Pylos are two awesome choices in NYC.
If the weather is good, go here request rooftop and eat light, if you want better Greek food go to greektown - Greek Islands or Santorini- or better yet, NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I booked this Greek restaurant for my daughter's 14th birthday. She loves Greek food and I specifically spoke to the reservation specialist and our hostess about her birthday. I was hoping that they would do something special for her or at least wish her a Happy Birthday. The meal came and went with no Happy Birthday. That was upsetting. We also had many other frustrations with our meal We waited a long time to get simple water served to us when we sat down (my husband got up to get water) and our main course was ordered incorrectly by our waitress so that we could not eat as a family. But no apology dessert or compensation with our bill. Our meal was very disappointing as I wanted to surprise my daughter with JOY. Not at Taxim....

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delicious, authentic Greek cuisine. You will find items here that will not be at standard Greek restaurants. Wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Some reviewers didn't care for the service, we found the service to be attentive, helpful with food recommendations, and prompt. All of our choices were delicious, especially the shared small plates and lamb chop main course. Only concern was noise level and dim lighting (we asked for table candles which helped). Great neighborhood find & unique!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great selection of Greek wines. The cuisine is Greek inspired with a modern creative twist. Wonderful flavours and I will say the best grilled octopus outside of Greece.
Eugenia was our server ask for her! If I get back to Chicago I will definitely be visiting again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was awful. Took 30 minutes to get a drink. Table next to us said they had the same problem. But... the food was great. Delicious. Not always hot but super tasty. They really need to work on their service. And the cocktails also need help....

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was outstanding! Exactly what we've been looking for in the way of down-to-earth, flavorful greek food that's not touristy or basic. The inside looked a little stuffy, but we sat on the rooftop and it was delightful. The Damen train stop is right there, but the sound was far from intrusive.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I dined at Taxim with a few of my friends and we really enjoyed our experience. We sat on the rooftop and it was wonderful. We also tried many different dishes and everything was fresh and delicious. I would recommend Taxim for a group of friends or a date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We arrived at 7, ordered at 7:15, received our wine at 7:30. Small plates began to appear around 8:00. Our shrimp dish finally came around 8:30. When the octopus still hadn't come by 8:50 (despite our having asked about it), we decided to call it quits. The food is good, the roof-terrace is pleasant, but the interminable wait without any apparent concern for our well being from the wait staff more or less spoiled what could have been a wonderful evening. This was a Wednesday evening when there was no one in the downstairs restaurant and the roof terrace was approximately 2/3 full. In other words, the place could not claim to have been too busy to provide minimally good service.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We love Taxim, it's one of our favorite restaurants. But too many times we've been burned by the lack of servers. There is one server who is always on the rooftop. She is fabulous, but it's impossible for her to get to every table in a timely manner. We still hadn't been seen after 10 minutes of waiting, and we were starving. We ended up leaving because we couldn't wait any longer. That being said, Taxim has some of the best food I've had in Chicago. I only hope they hire more servers or put some of the guys that hang around the front to work.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The service was so terrible we left after an hour of not being served any food. It's too bad since the food we saw delivered to other tables looked delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We booked our reservation here because of the rooftop but what they do not tell you is that the rooftop if not guaranteed after 6pm even with a reservation. Oh well, we sat outside in the sidewalk patio. Unfortunately a smoker from the bar next door didn't care that he was within 2ft of people eating. Service was good and food was excellent although the entrees took an unusually long time to come out. Almost 50min between our appetizer and entrees.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Awesome!!@ my favorite spot for greek food

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 (London)·Dined on July 18, 2017

It was so pleasant to have dinner on the rooftop on a hot summer night. The food was so delicious. I recommend very highly the mushroom flat bread, octopus and fennel dish and the grilled shrimp.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Overpriced and tiny portions. The roof top seating was unpleasant due to the wind and cold. Menu items are not well described for an English speaker. The restaurant name sounds Turkish but it is not a Turkish cuisine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Gorgeous rooftop setting, food was amazing. Cocktails delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

OMG 😮 the rooftop addition is phenomenal. Lamp chops always my fav

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We had reservations for 8:30PM on a Friday and were seated right away with had the option of either outdoor or indoor. It was a beautiful night, so we selected the rooftop. We were seated next to a heat lamp, which I very much appreciated, as I have a tendency to get chilled quickly.

Highly recommend this place for outdoor dining, unique food selections, and an impressive list of Greek wines. It's definitely not your typical Greek restaurant (as a regular of Greektown since I was a little kid visiting Chicago, I had mixed feelings on this, but glad I tried something new).

I will caution that if you have a dairy-free dietary restriction, as I do, it's a bit more difficult to find something. Be sure to mention it to your server earlier than later (even if it doesn't seem like dairy will be in there). I will note that our waiter wasn't all that attentive, but it was a busy night on the rooftop, so I'll reserve judgement on that.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The quality of the food was incredible. Service was good but not on par with the food. Definitely should try!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This is a favorite of ours, but this was our first visit to the rooftop, which turns out to have been beautifully executed. Service on the roof didn't miss a beat. This is one of the nicest places in Wicker Park/Bucktown, which is really saying something. Great meal. Great ambiance. Great service (thanks, Whitney).

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Saw all the great reviews about the place and food so I was excited to celebrate my husband's dinner there. The ambience and desert was great but my experience was not so. The service was slow, the lamb shank my husband and son ordered was salty. My son was hungry so we ordered appetizers but that came with our main course. My son had left overs, I mentioned to the busser I wanted it to be combined with my husband's food but that didn't happen.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Felt it was overpriced for what it was. The rooftop is nice though

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

What a find! This was our first time at Taxim and it won't be our last. Between four of us, we enjoyed the lamb chops, the duck gyros, the leeks/dill/lemon pastry small plate and the lamb kebab small plate -- all of them beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The restaurant is lovely and spacious, the staff was attentive and helpful, and we look forward to coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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