If you are looking for a nice romantic Greek restaurant that specializes in seafood than the Santorini restaurant is the perfect place. Just blocks from downtown Chicago, the Santorini is located at 138 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661 – in the heart of Greektown.
As soon as you walk in, the restaurants low lighting and warm fireplace welcomes you into the eating area. The place has a laid back atmosphere so you never feel rushed. The décor of the place along with the warm fireplace made you feel like you were in your grandmother’s house in Greece enjoying her home made dinner.
The place claims that it seats 160 people in their split plan layout which sounds about right. There is a bar area if you forgot to make reservation and need to hang out while you wait for your table. There are table out front which allow you to enjoy the day during the warm summer months.
The menu is very friendly for those familiar with Greek food and for those who are new to it. There is a family style menu with seven different menus based on different price points. There are also packaged drinking menus as well.
The Lamb Artichokes is especially good. The Spanakotiropita, which is the spinach and feta cheese pie should not be missed as well as the Keftedes (meatballs topped with a tomato sauce and cheese).
But the real reason you came here is for the seafood and they don’t disappoint. Their seafood platter which is a combination of the finest shellfish and fish filets. The seafood menu is very expansive with oceanic fish, fresh water fish, fish from shell, and seafood combinations.
Be sure to try to Greek Baccalao, which is a pan fried fish with their own garlic sauce.