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Parthenon Restaurant

314 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661-5482 (The Loop)
312.726.2407
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Ranked #708 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Loop
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English first
Joliet, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I found a Groupon for this place, so my husband and I decided to try this place for out. Parking in Chicago is awful, but they offer free valet parking. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating. We had never been there before, so we had a few questions. The waiter was very nice and we weren't treated any differently... More

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Charlotte, NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Parthenon restaurant has been in business for 47 years, and there is a reason for that - it's good food served in a festive atmosphere. I took my Dad and my 8-year old son to eat there on a Wednesday night. I'm glad we made a reservation because by 6pm, the place was filling up. The valet parking is... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When at this restaurant it feels as if you just walked into the home of someone in Greece. It is inviting, warm family friendly restaurant. As for the food, it is good not the best we ever had, but good. They like to put on a bit of a show with so many dishes that are served table side flaming.... More

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FOND DU LAC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When in Chicago, we always want food that is unavailable at home. We asked the concierge who said that she was Greek and her family loved to go to the Parthenon. At first, the name suggested a bit "cheesiest", but we went and were thrilled. When you arrive, the hostess reminds you of the mother in "My Big Fat Greek... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The service was wonderful, we were greeted very warmly by the hostess. The food was not exceptional but quite good. Loved the lighting of the cheese, that was the highlight of our evening. All in all this was a very pleasant evening.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visited with a Groupon, as did everyone who dined that evening. Each table seated came because of a Groupon. Service was good and portions were plentiful. However, food not great. They offered a lamb rib appetizer on the special of the day menu and we were able to order this as our Groupon hot appetizer. Big mistake. It was a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dinner here was a last minute decision. I did not have a reservation and the restaurant was very busy. The hostess was very cordial and offered to seat me at a small table at the end of the bar. I had a grilled seafood dish that was very tasty. The server was very nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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286 reviews 286 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Bought a Groupon here as I eat in Greek Town regularly and it was a good deal. Perhaps, the worst service, food, and wine I have had in Chicago in years. Considering I live in Chicago and eat out all the time, this says a lot. Greek Islands or Santorini are far superior restaurants. I do not recommend this restaurant.

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Minooka, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant on Sunday night the placed was packed so was the garage for valet parking. We had to park 3 streets away.Our waiter served of like a group with all other table who had Groupon ...one Opah for 4 tables ordering flaming cheese. He served us like a robot not even a smile. The greek soup... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I ate at the Parthenon on a Friday night using our 5-course Groupon meal. We've been to about every Greek Restaurant in Chicago's Greektown but this was our first time at the Parthenon. Groupon has some conditions such as no Saturdays and you must make a reservation. When I bought the Groupon I was apprehensive about having... More

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