Chrissoulas

4.1
82 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Chrissoulas is a true chef-driven restaurant located in the heart of Libertyville’s downtown restaurant row.

Join us as we introduce new and modern dishes inspired by Greek and Mediterranean flavors and ingredients.

All dishes and their components on our menu are made in-house, bringing our guests a true homemade meal and experience.

Chrissoulas is named after and for our Yiayia and has been a dream in the making since 2008.
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CP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Octopus appetizer was the best ever. Scallops were cooked to perfection! You won’t be disappointed

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O
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, again. The swordfish is delicious as is the bone-in pork chop. Please try the Galaktoboureka - amazing dessert. This place continues to impress.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service
Amazing food
Will be back

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Olivia was timely, attentive and helpful. My husband and I both had different seafood specials. I had tile fish and my husband had red snapper. Both dishes were exceptional.

Nice Date night out!

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ML
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and granddaughter are moving to California and they wanted to make sure to come here one more time- the food is great- the best chicken dish in the world!!! Everyone is warm and friendly- love this place-

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place. Very pricey. No kids options. Food was definitely inventive and creative. Didn’t really taste like “Greek cuisine.”

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l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice to have a greek restaurant in Lake county. Not your traditional greek restaurant. Has some traditional dishes but also has a lot of new ones with a greek twist. Loved the smoked whitefish appetizer and octopus. Had the sea bream entrée and my husband had the lamb shank and both were delicious. Cozy atmosphere. Will return again.

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AE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Too costly for a dried out gyros/sausage sandwich.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fish dishes are served at perfect temp and texture!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very lovely and great food! Could talk with our guests which was nice.

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SK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Cool music and nice ambiance. I loved the greek salad and dopanades. Souvlakis also very tasty. Waiter was awesome. I'll be back a lot to try more. They also have really nice greek wines for a nice change up.

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DP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both of us had the lamb shanks, which came with a risotto. Both were spectacular and as the saying goes "to die for"!!! The service was also outstanding.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!! Service was great!! Music was a bit loud - but the atmosphere was fun!! We will definitely be back with Friends!! Highly recommend!!

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O
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent addition to Libertyville. The food is simply great and the service just as good. We tried the roast baby beets and octopus - both delightful. I would also highly recommend the bone in pork chop. I wish we had tried the moussaka - maybe next time.

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was and service was great! Will definitely go back.

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f
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great good and incredible wine.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a table of 5. Sat in the front window near the bar. Perfect table and excellent waiter! We all got something different and everyone loved their dish. Great addition to libertyville! I am not typically a huge fan of greek food and I thought the chicken was outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great modern greek restaurant, nice ambience. I have a small suggestion, if one of the owner decides to check on customers at the tables, he should do it at all tables. Just saying. It did not bother me, but I know some customers would care about that.
Great addition to Libertyville downtown restaurants.

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D
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, although both appetizers (saganaki and fried seafood) were very salty (and I LOVE salt). Service was good, but not outstanding, and the owner or chef came by at least twice to make sure all was good.

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DB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was great. We will definitely dine there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was fair-not much flavor. Prices kinda high.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great vibe. Great food. Urban neighborhood feel. Food was fresh and well prepared.

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food. A little pricey for a Greek Restaurant but its nice to have this in the neighborhood.

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m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Let me start by saying, I would go back and give it another try. If you are looking for the traditional Greek town type of place, This is not it. While there are traditional Greek comfort foods on the menu, they are prepared a bit differently than what I am accustomed to. Really enjoyed the spanokopita, very light and perfectly seasoned. Generous portions of the moussaka and pastitsio. Found the prices to be a little high in general though. I ordered the cheshire pork chop, which I enjoyed but thought there was way too much sauce which I found it to be a little overpowering. I also felt that for $30, it should have come with a starch. Some couscous or polenta would have complimented the dish nicely and balanced out the flavors (in my opinion). Highly recommend the pistachio olive oil cake, a wonderful way to end the meal.
Our server was friendly and efficient, however one pet peeve of mine, know how to pronounce things correctly. He was describing a dish that had falafel in it... pronounced it fa-laugh-ful. (Hmmmm). Casual and comfortable, large wine list. Would be interested in trying some other things on the menu.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great time we had last nite at this new dining experience in Libertyville. Every bite was delicious from the grilled octopus to the Greek salad & on to the Branzino ! We finished with housemade baklava, pistachio cake and coconut sorbet . Thank you to these Libertyville natives for bringing Greek cuisine to our town! I wish them well and highly recommend a visit there for dining. Service was excellent and decor was charming. A two thumbs up!

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TB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. We shared a hummus plate, Greek salad and the salmon special. The hummus plate was large and very yummy with just the right amount of garlic. The Greek salad was large and easily shareable. The salmon special included farro and white bean paste. It was absolutely deliciously! The atmosphere was lively and intimate at the same time. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was imaginative, well presented and flavorful. Subtle twists on standard Mediterranean fare as well as innovative dishes. Good service and excellent cocktails round out a pleasant evening out.

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b
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful addition to Libertyville’s Downtown dining scene. Broad Greek Mediterranean menu with great flavors and novel wine/drink selection. Lamb shank special was very good, large serving. Fish dishes were fresh with delicious sauces and sides. As the newness wears off, the attentive wait staff will be more knowledgeable about their wines and food offerings. Till then, our experience was more self guided. Look forward to returning.

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PA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were greeted immediately and although early they had our table reserved & ready. Had a nice conversation with over Nick & met Theo when their special complimentary desert was brought out to us. These guys are the real deal and so happy they picked Libertyville to bring their vision and delicious Greek/Mediterranean creations.

Definitely check this one out!!!

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G
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a new place in downtown Libertyville. We have needed a real Greek restaurant for a long time, and this one fills the bill. My wife had the spanakopta that was excellent. We also had the saganaki that went very well with the fresh bread. It isa bustling place and they fit tables whereever they can, but the service is efficient and the food well prepared. Give them a try!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Mousakka was inedible - undercooked potatoes, no tomato sauce- just olive oil on the plate ..and HEAVILY seasoned with cinnamon- that’s all u could taste...

“Greek potatoes” are anything but traditional Greek lemon potatoes-..
Giant boiled red potatoes with garlic and herbs on the outside ... bland

Gyros sausage entree was sized as more of an appetizer portion. so small!

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been there 5 times since they recently opened, and it's a gem of a place. Great different Greek food, and the presentation is delightful. Highly recommend it for atmosphere, food, creative drinks and service.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Horrible food! Complained about our food to the waitress, she totally ignored us. Would not recommend or go back!

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V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was hard to get through to them to book, but thankfully there's Open Table!
Liked the atmosphere and the setting, but we were seated by the bussing station which wasn't pleasant.
They should put up a little barrier or move the station.
Food was very good as was the Greek wine we ordered.

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HJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Octopus portions not worth price presentation could be improved

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KW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went to get authentic Greek food but was disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Over salted food
Spanakopita was luke warm , gyro was over salted as were the fries
Bread was served without butter we had to ask for it
Wouldn’t go back
Very average

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Did not like green salads, consisted of arugula and kale, onions and fennel.
Bream fish with sunchokes was good, swordfish was good but did not like the broth poured over it, too much of the broth and it was somewhat salty. Fish portions were small.

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F
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Chrissoulas for our Anniversary. It was great service and the food was delicious!! Cant wait to go back!

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m
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food quality has deteriorated since they opened. Food tastes old. The quality of fish is too small for the price. The place got noisy at the bar with the football game. For the prices, we expect a quiet place with fresh food prepared daily. Not returning

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