I've been to almost every restaurant along the stretch of Halsted Street known as Greektown, and the Parthenon remains at the top of my list year after year.
Quite simply, the food, atmosphere and service are all consistently very, very good.
The atmosphere, like any good Greek restaurant, is brimming with Greek pride. In other words, it's way over the top in paying homage to its national roots, but it pulls it off a classier way than the nearby Greek Islands Restaurant, which also has great food but is more like a theme park inside.
The Parthenon menu has been redesigned a few times in it's 45-year history, but the staples have remained the same for years. You simply can't go wrong with anything in the lamb department. The makaroni me kima (spaghetti with meat sauce) is an outstanding Greek take on the Italian classic. And I'm pretty sure the gyros are the best in town.
Watch how the waiters manage to carry a seemingly impossible number of plates when they have a big table. Waiter Sal can handle seven flaming saganaki at once.
Hint: There's a dinner add-on for $7.95 that gets you soup, salad, dessert and coffee. And yes, you really can order a lamb's head. If it's not on the menu, ask.
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