Chicago >Food & Dining > Santorini
800 W Adams St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060741.879391 -87.647431
Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM
Neighborhoods: West Side, Greektown
Great Greek! – This place was fabulous! Grilled Octopus apptitizer was the best I've had and the belini's are great too. Nice warm place to go over the winter months. Very cozy. The service is wonderful and very knowledgeable.
Great seafood & service – This new Greektown restaurant (great decor, warm setting) has a nice menu and even nicer service. Portions are very large, and they're great about sharing plates!
Excellent experience! – My first time dining at Santorini was at a company holiday party. At first I was not very thrilled because I am not a seafood lover and they are famous for their seafood selection. I ordered the Chicken Halsted not expecting much. I could not have been more wrong! The combination of chicken, alfredo sauce and past was incredible! I definitely did not expect this from a Greek restaurant but now I know better. I will definitely be going back soon!
User review by destry1 – When one makes a reservation for 8:00 PM one does not expect to wait until 9:15 PM to be seated. Indeed, it would have been better had the Maitre' D advised us of the wait upon checking in rather than stringing us along for the hour and fifteen minutes. We could have gone to any number of other restaurants and been more welcomed and found cuisine as good or better.
Having set a rather negative tone to the evening the entrees varied from excellent to just ok. See bass ranked up there with the best we've had. Shrimp scampi was good, shrimp Santorini was really nothing but a modified Scampi smothered, and we mean smothered, in parmesan cheese...yuk.
For the money we paid, and it was a lot, we would have expected a lot more.
In summary, there are better places to spend your cash.
Greek dinner on St. Patrick's Day a great choice – Went to dinner on St. Patrick's and had a great time. We arrived 25 minutes early for our reservation, escorted to small bar and the bartender created a green martini concoction, it was great. We barely got the drinks and were seated at a table. We tried the grilled octopus, it was very good. I had the shrimp santorini-the shrimp were very large and the garlic/oils were fabulous. My date tried the sea bass, our waiter filets the fish tableside. It was very nicely prepared. We enjoyed a bottle of greek red wine. Our waiter, who was from Bulgaria, was very engaging and treated us to a complimentary drink at the end of the meal. The host who greeted us at the front door came up to us several times to ask how our meals were, and sent us off very warmly.
This Greektown highlight serves Mediterranean specialties in a taverna-style setting. – In Short
You'd swear you were in Greece, except for the large fireplace that fills in for an ocean view. Whitewashed walls are decorated with baskets and copper pans, while bouzouki music plays in the background. Traditional Greek favorites include charcoal-grilled octopus and calamari, vegetarian moussaka and whole black sea bass. Lamb lovers should visit Thursday or Sunday, when the specials include barbecued lamb--it's slow-cooked, falling off the bone, and served with lemon-oregano potatoes.
Good choice for Greek cuisine – Greektown restaurant features good seafood in a pleasant setting. Start with the excellent octopus lightly grilled with olive oil and lemon. Also good is the charcoal grilled loukaniko (greek sausage). We wanted to try the grilled whole snapper and black sea bass but both were not available so we tried the salmon and the grouper, both of which were above average. Both come with choice of steamed mixed vegetables that seemed prepackaged and were tasteless, rice pilaf, or very good lyonnaise potatoes. Meals are served with good crusty bread and olive oil. Desserts include a decent sokolatina chocolate mousse. Good service, and outdoor seating is available in warmer weather.
Big Disappointment – Have been here many times and has been consistant. Last night was the exception and we will not return. Waited 50 minutes for a reservation. Seated at a table with no silverware, napkins, plates, etc. Had to go beg to have a waiter stop by the table (another 20 minutes). Never once did the 3 hosts offer an apology. They could have made it right by a simple, "I'm sorry for your inconvenience" or perhaps bought us an appetizer or dessert. Too many other good Greek restaurant in town - we will not be back.
The Best Seafood in Chicago – is served at this Greektown oasis. I've ate it all there and the best is either the shrimp or the orange roughy. Seafood can be hard to like, but if it's done right, it's to die for. The folks at Santorini do it right. If seafood is not your thing, try one of their other dishes. As an appetizer, I recommend the saganaki, a flambe'd goat cheese. If you go on a weeknight, ask to be seated by the fireplace if it is possible.
Incredible appetizers, perfect service – A really fun place for dinner - very high energy and the wait staff makes the experience even better. The main dishes are tolerable, but the appetizers are delicious. We ordered the feta with olives, saganaki (flaming cheese), octopus, calmari, grape leaves, athenian salad..all of it was incredible. The main dishes (lamb, salmon, moussaka) were aveage. But the service and atmosphere keeps the night entertaining.
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