Chicago >Food & Dining > Taxim
1558 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.909803 -87.676707
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Neighborhoods: West Side, Wicker Park
No tacky "Opa!"-shouting here. Instead, it's seriously delicious Greek fare in a refined atmosphere. The wine-braised lamb shank is divine.
Since I work and play in River North and live on the north side, I love venturing outside my day-to-day perimeter. Taxim is worth the craziness of Bucktown/Lincoln Park. If nothing else for the quaint atmosphere and best grilled octopus in town.
Greek fare with an unorthodox twist in Wicker Park. – This ain’t Greek Town. Don’t expect flaming cheese or rowdy shouts of “opah!” at this sexy spot. What you can expect: decked-out scenesters lounging on dark wood benches and digging into seasonal hot and cold mezze like charcoal-roasted eggplant with tahini and pine nuts. Succulent, spit-roasted duck, zinged by a bright pomegranate glaze, finds its way into a creative reinterpretation of that most recognizable Greek dish, the gyro. Nothing less polished would feel appropriate in the dramatic, high-ceilinged room, romantically lit by dozens of intricate Byzantine brass lights. Three round, low copper and wood tables in the front window offer a more casual ambiance.
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