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Parthenon Restaurant

314 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661-5482 (The Loop)
312.726.2407
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Ranked #654 of 8,264 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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

THE PARTHENON – 314 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661, (312) 726-2407, theparthenon.com Q-Tips Say: We used a Groupon coupon. One of the best Groupon’s we have recently tried regarding the restaurant’s accuracy and price point. We did make a reservation. Liked the Greek Rose Roditis wine that came with the Groupon. Went with Flaming Saganaki – wonderful. Entrees were... 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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281 reviews 281 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Appleton
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went on Friday night and was surprised that we were sat in five minutes. The initial service was quick but as they got busier the kitchen fell behind. But it was worth the wait! The food was awesome! Don't miss out on the flaming cheese! I can't quite explain our service. If anything, it was comedic. We were in... More

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Shorewood, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

From the Roditis, to the saganaki, to the grilled octopus, to the baclava… the entire dining experience was simply AWESOME! I've never left the Parthenon hungry or disappointed. Parking is always a bit of a trick, especially with the road construction so close by, but definitely worth the effort. LOVE IT ! ! !

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