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Taxim

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1558 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 (North Ave.)
CTA bus: 56 Milwaukee, 70 Division, 72 North Blue Line train: Damen or Division stop Cabs are also plentiful in the area.
773.252.1558
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Modern Greek in Wicker Park

Taxim is both a neighborhood spot and a worthy destination restaurant. You won’t find Greek-American standards here; you will find regional specialties, creatively prepared. Soups, salads, mezédes (small plates), and full-sized entrees feature seasonal ingredients. The vegetable dishes really stand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
April L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Taxim is both a neighborhood spot and a worthy destination restaurant. You won’t find Greek-American standards here; you will find regional specialties, creatively prepared. Soups, salads, mezédes (small plates), and full-sized entrees feature seasonal ingredients. The vegetable dishes really stand out, as does the fish. Servers are happy to guide guests in selecting from the all-Greek wine list. Tips: -... More 

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Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An interesting and authentic Greek restaurant away from downtown. Appetizers were good - grilled octopus (all mine and excellent), roasted eggplant (excellent), and artichoke (good). Entrees were grilled whole quails (also all mine), duck gyro, lamb chops and lamb shank. We washed it all down with a pleasant Greek white wine. Service was excellent and very knowledgeable. It's probably 3.75... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you like Mediterranean food, this is the place to go in Bucktown/Wicker Park. The food is consistently outstanding and I always look forward to my next visit. It can get busy, so reservations are needed to secure a table in the evening.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent Greek food, with many regional delights. There is a good selection of wines from different regions within Greece as well. The atmosphere and decor is also great with the lighting reminding me lights for sale in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Overall the regional selection is great, many Greek restaurants around seem to specialize in aprticular region, while Taxim... More 

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Kentucky
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I came here with a large group, and while the food that my friends were served was delicious, we were very disappointed with the service. I would expect such a nice, upscale restaurant to know how to treat their customers with more refinement. I ordered a chicken dish, and the rest of my party ordered tapas. All of my group... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A Wicker Park staple that never disappoints Four of us came for a leisurely graze thru Taxim's Mediterranean specialties. Everything was superb - service was professional and warm. Although I am not ordinarily a fan of Greek wines we had a nice selection of varietals that went well with the food. We ordered an array of small plates and starters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place! I think is a little pricey but food was really, really good. I love Mediterranean Cuisine, usually I will have the Lebanese version of many of the dishes, for example the creams like Tzatziki, Hummus, or roasted eggplant. Well we were a large group so we ordered a lot of options to try, my favorite were theTzatziki... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have to say, I had high expectations of this place after having been to Greece and having heard good things. But this place fell short of expectations. While the meal was good, I'd say for the price and for the terrible service, I'd rather head to Parthenon in Greek town. We sat for at least 20 minutes before someone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Really good food served in broken plates. What's up with that!!! But overall great service and great ambience. Octopus is a must. I found it a little expensive but it was worth. They have great food but should buy new plates.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were visiting Chicago a couple of weeks ago and decided on Greek cuisine for Friday night dinner. Since reviews of Taxim were quite positive, we decided to give it a try. We were so glad we did. The waitress was extremely helpful in guiding our selections. There were two of us, and we ordered three small plates to share.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1558 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
    (North Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: CTA bus: 56 Milwaukee, 70 Division, 72 North Blue Line train: Damen or Division stop Cabs are also plentiful in the area.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773.252.1558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?