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1558 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 (North Ave.)
+1 773-252-1558
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Northbrook, Illinois
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though I almost walked right by the restaurant (my wife did, since I dropped her off because parking is very tough in the neighborhood), my wife and I were very pleased with the food and the design of the space. It is named for a square in Istanbul, though most of the food is clearly Greek. We started with tzatziki,... More 

Thank Michael L
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230 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Considering all the good reviews, and it being my birthday I’m sorry to say we had a disappointing meal at Taxim. We order a number of different items and most were unimpressive. Our least favorite was the olives which were in a brine so salty it was inedible. The best we had was the beef flatbread which did have good... More 

Thank aender
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Enjoyed the variety offered by a whole series of small plates! Loved the food. Reminded me of what we ate while traveling in Turkey! The flavors were incredible and everything was cooked to perfection! Thank you for an amazing meal!

Thank Erin L
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The turlú without feta is fully vegan and fully amazing. To round out the meal, the kolokithokéftedes (squash fritters) and the agináres me koukia (Politiki-style vegetables) are also vegan. But I would go back just for the turlú any day.

Thank nevercheckbags
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We dined at this cool regional Greek restaurant in Wicker park. Some deelish small plates like okra, fried cauliflower, pork belly, sardines, octopus, squash fritters, grape leaves wrapped shrimp. The quail entree and duck gyro entree were yummy . Very Cool decor and we made sure we had room for dessert. The homemade ice cream from Rodopi mountains orchid roots... More 

Thank Grace K
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172 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I did not think anything was over-priced and the portion sizes were fine, particularly the roasted chicken which was delicious. The beet salad is also tasty and different. Our server had a great wine recommendation.

Thank scott46
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I live in Chicago and have had the experience to dine in many of my city's fine restaurants. And while Taxim restaurant is located in a popular part of town, I would not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and I hope you read this review and save yourself some money. There is very little tradition regarding the... More 

Thank Greymatter54
Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The rooftop patio was lovely at night. The service was wonderful. The menu was original and delicious. If you want to try fresh Greek inspired food this is the place.

Thank Carrie216
North Liberty, Iowa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The meal was overpriced for its level of quality, and portions were very small, more like a snack. The flatbread was uninspired for $14 with only 3 slices. Finding a parking spot is, of course, nearly impossible, like everything in the neighborhood. You'll be frustrated and in a bad mood before you even sit down. It's pretty easy to just... More 

Thank WellThatsRich
Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Started out slightly disappointed, since the rooftop seating I requested via Open Table when I made my reservation wasn't available despite having booked several weeks in advance. Main dining room was fine if nothing special and pretty noisy. Food was good but not great. Prices pretty reasonable for what you get and the service was both friendly and efficient. Perfectly... More 

Thank Scottie23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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: +1 773-252-1558

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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?