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1558 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 (North Ave.)
773.252.1558
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5:00 pm - 9:30 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
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Chicago
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am amazed that this place doesn't get more recognition. Serving up sophisticated Greek and Mediterranean food in a cozy setting. Service is always attentive and knowledgeable. The food is consistently great

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Thank Richard H
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It appears to be a very small place but it's quite a bit larger, including a lively outdoor rooftop section. It's up a long staircase but worth it. The food and drinks were well prepared and James was right on time with the service. We ordered a series of small plates which are a good way to try Taxim's choices.... More 

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Thank Donald B
Evanston, Illinois
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waitress recommended what she said was dry white and turned out to be sweet- that's the bad, the good is that she took it back (no charge) and replaced it with something else. As the appetizers kept coming (we ordered a lot) each was better than the last. Okra, artichokes, eggplant, sardines, greens, yum yum. Sadly the mains were a... More 

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Thank fay b
Maplewood, Minnesota
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in all of Chicago because of its fantastic service (the staff goes out of their way to make each dining experience spacial and memorable) excellent quality food and great energy! If you're looking for hearty fresh tasting food. The decor is cozy and warm on a cold winter night.

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Thank Lisa H
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Greek food with fine and rare Greek wines by artisanal producers. I ate here a year ago and it's still excellent. And very popular with locals. Beware that on weekends it is crowded and the noise level can be high due to the acoustics.

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Thank Bruce F
Versoix, Switzerland
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We ordered a few small plates and salads, they were all tasty. From small plates (mezedes) the octopus and Cypriot-style pork sausage were good. It is difficult to find a good octopus in the US anyway, this was cooked well. Peynirli and – Politiki-style wood fire-roasted eggplants were delicious. My favorite at the end was the warm chocolate semolina cake,... More 

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Thank GozdeSaral
Ahakista, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

David has done something marvelous with deeply researched authentic Greek cuisine... The sea bass with dandelion greens was exceptional, and the white wine from Santorini was clear clean and crisp like the seashore on the beach at dawn... Lovely staff and gorgeous mellow Greek and Arabic music helped create a wonderful mood...

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Thank KennyDread
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Taxim's decor sets the tone: exposed brick and white-painted walls with graceful arches; pierced metal lanterns, Byzantine-style art, copper-topped tables set close together, and red velvet cushions on the banquettes. This is not a place meant to evoke a beachfront taverna. Rather, the menu allows diners to explore the variety of regional Greek cuisine. The small plates really stand out:... More 

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Thank CultureVulture60657
Freeport, ME
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We split a bunch of small plates and a couple of main courses. Everything was so delicious, and the staff was competent and friendly. Loved it.

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Thank MangiaMaven3
Palatine, Illinois
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

As we were in Wicker Park / Chicago enjoying a carefree afternoon, we decided to peruse the local eateries. We had a hankering for some Greek offerings. We saw Taxims on open table and made a reservation. There are expectations when going to a Greek restaurant: Salad, Flaming Saganaki, lamb off the bone etc... To our surprise- none of this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?