Chrissoulas

4.3
126 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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LF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service a bit slow but it was packed. I think it was a great value.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was OK - nothing I'd go back for. The dining room is cramped and noisy and the service was slow.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant.

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KL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good drink. Great service. The interior could be better decorated. Glad there’s a decent Greek restaurant now in Libertyville.

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b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We arrived at 5:00PM. The first customers to arrive. We were seated at the front window where we had to stare into the setting sun. Then a family of 4 arrived and were seated right next to us. The restaurant was 99% empty. This is so wrong. The waitstaff could not fit between our tables. Things were knocked off. Then another couple came in and the Hostess attempted to seat them next to us. Again, the restaurant was empty.The couple asked for the next table over. The restaurant is beautiful. the food is great. the management of seating the customers is awful. So unprofessional. Everything else is good but you will loose customers if you only place them in the setting sun in the front windows. I hope you will seat customers where they will be comfortable instead of making your restaurant look busy in the front windows.

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DK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great brunch! My wife had the lamb sausage biscuits and gravy, I had the lamb poutine, and my son had the zucchini bread french toast. All perfect! Loved it!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food is not traditional Greek. Disappointing in the variety and options. No traditional wine, no traditional gyros, over sauced and over priced.

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SS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I decided to try Chrissoulas on a whim. I’ve always been a fan of Greek food. Chrissoulas definitely takes traditional dishes to a different level. Everything tasted fresh and was a delight to experience. We’ll definitely return. The chef/owner came to our table and described some of the dishes available on their new weekend brunch menu. I look forward to my next visit.

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FW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent greek food, including beers and wines from Greece. Nice experience.

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DK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another superb meal! The new menu is great!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried this place for the first time on a very busy Saturday night. Everything about it was fantastic- from the service to the food! We will be back!

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M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great dinner! From the drinks, appetizers, and entree’s everything was really good! The service was also perfect. Definitely will go back. It is a nice addition to the dinning options in the area.

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SP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends because we loved it so much the week prior. Food is fantastic and great service! Love the ambiance of the restaurant. Lamb ribeye was amazing! Must try!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was creative, not what you’ll find at every other restaurant and so delicious! The staff was very attentive & helpful.

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SP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Greek restaurants we have been to! Food was fantastic and service was perfect! They had the best Pastitsio. All appetizers had great flavor. Can’t wait to go back!

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C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Second time here. First was great, this time, not so much. Bartender (tall lanky bearded guy) was dismissive and somewhat rude. Had to ask for bread for the flaming cheese appetizer which was annoying as he took his time in getting it to us. Octopus appetizer is phenomenal, however, this time it was served at a rather cold temperature. Manager on duty (very nice gentleman) reheated it with a smile.

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T
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dishes were unique. Loved the blend of yogurt and mind in the beet salad. Seafood stew was good but a bit salty for my taste. Service was great!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Not worth the price!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome had a great time super friendly people working

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DM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chrissoula's is new and in downtown Libertyville with lots of competition. We wanted to give it a try and appreciated that it was already listed on Open Table. It was not crowded on a Thursday night so we received exceptional service. The fried artichoke appetizer was excellent and our entrees were also excellent. We were in Greece last summer and this experience brought back that wonderful experience. I highly recommend trying Chrissoula's now before it gets really busy.

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AB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their food is delicious, very fresh tasting with unique flavors we all enjoyed. The portions were an ample size as well.

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RH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding value; best dinner in a long time. Ordered prix fix and was so good.

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r
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood was great and so was wine! We will definitely go back. Portions were great size.

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F
Des Moines
100 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been here several times since the opening. Very good service - the owners want to be sure everything is done right as goes the staff. Specials keep the menu fresh. If you're there on Fri or Sat and they have the lamb shank, it's worth a try. Good selection of greek beers.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding service. The Greek feta galaktobouriko was very good!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal! Large portions. Left feeling full and satisfied. Highly recommend the octopus appetizer

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JW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and we were once again very impressed with the food creativity and quality. We were very pleased and appreciative of our waiter, Matt, who was very accommodating, professional and friendly. This will quickly become our “go to” place in Libertyville. So happy you are here!

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CW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! Loved the ambiance and all of the food was delicious. We will return.

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Very noisy and tight seating. Limited menu. Food okay but not outstanding.

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

Food is most excellent and service is top notch. We have enjoyed trying everything on the menu.

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JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and helpful service and amazing food. A truly memorable evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, fresh Greek food. Service was excellent!

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great, only negatives were the noise level, too high and TV's showing sports, more fitting for a sports bar.

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T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Expensive loud meal. Food was fresh but not planning on returning.

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BD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service at Chrissoulas was excellent. Our server was very personable and the entire staff was friendly. We had the scallops and the gyros sausage. The scallops were very good. The gyros sausage was just okay. The restaurant was packed, the tables are very close together, and the music was loud. All of that combined to make the noise level in the place a little too loud for a normal conversation.

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K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant around! Prior to Chrissoulas there were only a couple of Greek dishes that I liked. Chrissoulas has completely changed that. There is nothing on their menu I don't like! Creative yet still recognizable, thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. Disregard any preconceived thoughts you had about Greek food until you dine here. There is something for everyone!

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J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host was very nice. A little bit of a wait but he was so accommodating and apologetic. We enjoyed everything about our dining experience.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome from the moment we walked in the door. From the host to our server to our food and cocktails, everything was done really well. The beet salad and pork belly were amazing! We’ll be back very soon.

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LD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Waiter was great. Bus staff was over zealous. Bus staff would come by what seemed like every 30 seconds to fill the water glasses. We finally covered our glassed with our hands and said no. We were not finished with an app and the bus person snatched the plate off the table. By the time we realized what happened, she was long gone. Chrissoulas is pricey. The calamari app, $16, was small and disappointing. It looked like chopped up rubber band pieces, no sizeable pieces, doused in olive oil. $28.00 for chicken? I had the $16 gyro and a side salad. It was ok. The salad was bigger than the gyro. It was lettuce, kale, fennel, and way too much onion. It had a bitter dressing. Being a Greek restaurant, I thought it would have olives, feta and tomatoes. Overall, expensive and disappointing, Will not be back.

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After noticing the new bright blue awning of Chrissoulas in Libertyville, my husband and I decided to try it out, since Greek restaurants in the suburbs are not thick on the ground. The first plus was the fact that they take reservations, parking was quite easily obtained and we liked the effort to keep the cold draft from the front door from making the restaurant chilly. The ambiance inside is most attractive, with tables placed so that diners are not sitting on top of one another. The menu is not extensive but it has some interesting choices. My husband ordered a Greek beer which was good. We ordered the octopus to share as an appetizer and is was quite delicious (we ordered a second!). I then ordered the Pastitsio with lamb, beef and bechamel and my companion the roast chicken. Both dishes were very well done and most enjoyable. We will definitely return, preferably with friends.

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