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“Great greek food”

Santorini Restaurant
Ranked #575 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Loop
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great greek food”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The greek neighborhood is packed with restaurants but this one stands out.
Unfortunately the specials are not available every day and you will have to check the menu for those. The BBQ lamb is amazing! We were there on Saturday and came back on Sunday just for the BBQ lamb. Service and attention are first class. The owner is there all the time checking all details on the food, service and quality.
We were there for the marathon and seriously we liked it so much that had lunch and dinner there 3 times. The place is big enough so you dont have to wait to be seated, ambience is nice, cozy and family oriented. Dont miss the octopus and calamari as starters, i would go back just for the BBQ Lamb, my friend had Alexander chicken and that was very good as well. There is a parking garage in front of the restaurant so you can use it or leave it to the valet. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2012
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Naperville, IL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Seafood in Greektown”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The best Seafood in Greektown, and it's not close. Santorini has more of a muted, fine dining, white tablecloth ambiance than other restaurants in the area. The standard Greek dishes are good, certainly: the daily specials are particularly recommended, such as the Young Lamb barbeque on Mondays and Thursdays. But seafood is the star, and is is literally always fresh. The Tuna steak, the black Sea bass, and Grouper are particulalrly commendable.

  • Visited September 2012
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Vejle, Denmark
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We picked this restaurant based on the favorable reviews on trip advisor. We were a party of 8, 4 adults and 4 kids. Reservations were easily made on a Sunday night, 2 hrs prior to arrival. Service was prompt and appetizers arrived in a snap. The Kalarami fritti was excellent, the grilled octopus was ok, and the Dolmades were huge. Based on previous reviews, we ordered main course to share between two people. The portions were so huge, we still had left overs! The Sunday BBQ lamb was excellent, although I wish it came with more veggies rather than the big hunk of meat and 2 strips of baked potatoes. The kids enjoyed chicken with tortilleni and the other kids had a Greek version of pasta and meatballs. My borther in law enjoyed the artichoke lamb. We all enjoyed the food, great service, and Greek decor. My only complaint is that they like to bathe many dishes in a thick sauce of melted cheese ( like my Dolmades and the artichoke lamb).

  • Visited September 2012
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Akron, OH
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Lot of Great Food!!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

We were told about this place from our Greek cab driver. It was fantastic! Prices were average and the food was great.

We ordered the grilled calamari which was a favorite among the seafood lovers. Another favorite was the chicken Alexander which is somewhat like a Greek pot pie. (Warning... You get a lot of food in your entrees so don't fill up on bread or appetizers!)

Service was great and food came out quickly. Would definitely recommend. And if you stay at the Crowne Plaza Metro.. It's only two blocks away in Greektown!

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West Michigan
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very Good Greek Restaurant”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Based on reviews we chose Santorini as we knew we wanted to hit a restaurant in Greek Town. The restaurant was very busy and the tables were a little tight but the food and service were excellent. Hubby and I had the Exohiko because they were out of the "other" Friday night traditional Lamb dish. The portion size is huge and we could have easily split one entre. The dish was very good. I don't remember what our daughter ordered but it was a pasta dish and she was happy. The bread at the beginning of the meal is teriffic! I of course had to have the saganaki for an appetizer and it was traditionally wonderful. Hubby had the mushrooms for an appetizer and he didn't think they had much flavor. The prices were excellent for a nice Chicago dining experinece.

  • Visited August 2012
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