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Mythos Greek Taverna
Posted by Ken on 03/02/2013
What I get: the service is great. What I don't get: all the accolades on the food. As far as Greek food goes its mediocre at best. The house special chicken has a chain flavor to it...far from the description on the menu. Can't say much more for the rest.
Posted by Lauren on 11/17/2012
How lucky we are to have this little gem in our neighborhood! Went last night for the first time after talking about going there for a year... Why on earth did we wait so long? We will now certainly return, and soon. When a waiter is excited about the food, it's always a good sign that you're in the right place. We were about to order the "standard" Greek restaurant fare but George suggested we try some different things. He did not steer us wong. The Kolokytho Keftedes, "patties of shredded fresh zucchini & romano/parmesan pan prepared in extra virgin olive oil" were fantastic, light, heavenly little creamy patties;The Mythos Salad was fresh and delicious. We then split an order of the Pastichio and an order of the Pork Tenderloin. The Pastichio was fantastic and well worth the wait for the "made to order" freshness. The pork Tenderloin was beautifully marinated and fork tender with green beans and potatoes that complimented the pork perfectly. We left with full bellies and with some leftovers in tow. The Chef was talking to all of the diners and was just hilarious and so passiionate about her food. All in all, Mythos was a great, and a-typical Greek dining experience;Far more like Greece and less like Greektown while still feeling fun and festive.
Posted by Aline S on 06/26/2012
I went to Mythos a few years ago after they opened and didn't give it high marks, mainly because their waitstaff wasn't particularly organized at the time, lost orders, wasn't attentive, etc. I'm very happy to report that they've totally remedied that situation, which allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our experience there. First the food: the menu is varied enough that there's something for everyone from meat to seafood, but small enough that the kitchen won't be overwhelmed. Our group had an entree salad with shrimp, which were very well prepared; the swordfish kebabs, which were lovely; and a pork tenderloin, which was served with these potatoes that almost out-shined the pork. Not sure what they did to those potatoes, but they were fabulous. My favorite part of the meal, of course, was the dessert - a dense custard wrapped in phyllo, baked, and drizzled in honey. Weeks from now, when I've forgotten the rest of the meal, I'm sure I'll remember that dessert. Now for the staff: George, our waiter, was familiar with all the food on the menu and was able to make suggestions based on the wine we brought (it is a BYOB restaurant, b/t/w). The dessert was actually his recommend and was not on the menu - thank goodness for George, or I'd have missed out. The chef came out to greet familiar guests and introduce herself to others. The owner also made sure to greet everyone and to make sure that we had enjoyed everything as we left. They were so friendly, it really made you feel like you were a welcome member of their extended family. I will definitely go back and can recommend it without reservation to anyone.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/15/2012
I went to Mythos a month ago with my mother in law, wife, and daughter. I am Greek. This is by far the best Greek restaurant I have eaten at in Chicagoland. The Greek town restaurants are tourist magnets and they have forgotten what food in Greece tastes like. OK, the food there is good, but it is not the real deal. The North Shore Greek restaurants that I have tried cater to the tastes of Xeni (foreigners), and someone needs to tell the owners that if it is the same every night (whole mediterranean sea bass, or lamb kleftiko stew), then it is not the "special". Mythos food tastes like what my dearly departed mother and grandmother used to cook, and transports me to my beautiful summers as a child in Greece. I can taste again the wonderful feasts that my Aunt used to cook in Patras, or my Grandmother in Psihiko. The only other Greek restaurant in Chicago that I can presently recommend is Taxim, but Mythos is classical and Taxim is modern, so they are very different. And at Mythos, you don't need to put up with the annoying Bucktown crowd (no tattoos or piercings or pit bulls required). Going to Mythos again tonight, can't wait!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/30/2011
It was the best Greek food in Chicago well worth the price and time
Posted by AD on 10/20/2011
I'm 100 % Greek...and let me tell you, this is the BEST Greek food I've had in YEARS! Authentic, fresh, hot and delicious. The pasticio is to DIE for!
Posted by Kostas on 04/19/2010
As a fellow Greek who used to love going to Greek town, I am glad that Mythos exists. The food is excellent as well as the service. Toni and Vicky are excellent hostess with a gem of a restaurant. Some items are prepared to order, so it does take a little extra time but worth the wait. You must try the pasticho as well as the Chicken Reganate. Watch out Greek Town! These sisters are here to stay!