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Posted by Anonymous on 11/30/2011
I live in Hyde Park and Salonica's is one of the best options available at any time of the day. I literally go every day. Highly recommended.
Posted by Aviva MacGuire on 06/04/2011
We just got back from 2 weeks in Greece, and much of the food at this place is comparable. Not fancy, but consistent in quality and service. Very affordable. They open super early most days so you can have pancakes, coffee, and the news paper and be out well before the crowds. I would be greatly saddened if they closed.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/15/2011
Small portions and the food's sub-par.
Posted by Kevin on 04/01/2010
After touring the U. of Chicago, my family and I walked down 57th Street and found this place. It was a nice find. My wife and daughter both selected the Greek Chopped Steak special and I ordered the Spinach Pie. All was excellent. We even ordered baklava (did I spell that right?) and they brought out 2 large portions that were very tasty. It's been over 5 hours ago and I'm nowhere near ready for supper. This place is highly recommended.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/22/2008
Salonica has good food, at decent prices, with good service. I recommend the greek spaghetti, a heaping mound of chicken, pasta, and melted feta cheese that is more than worth its asking price. Please, please, please disregard the crazy review two down from here. Admittedly, Salonica's Gyros dishes contain meat, but we can hardly fault them for conforming to tradition in that respect. If anything, his review speaks to the quality of service provided, in that they politely accommodated a patron who 1) misread the menu 2) hit on the waitress, and then 3) play-acted an allergy to meat (!) instead of owning up to gustatory incompetence.
Posted by Jen on 03/08/2008
Salonica's great. They have an awesome cheap breakfast menu, a delicious and none too common lemon-egg-orzo soup, big portions of yummy spanakopita, and a flaming goat cheese appetizer. It's packed on weekends but they have two large rooms and the wait isn't usually bad. Don't believe the guy who posted before me because he didn't read the menu correctly.
Posted by dauoo on 04/05/2007
I've perused Salonia twice since moving to Hyde Park in early February. I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit so much that I was seriously considering making Sunday brunch at Salonia somewhat of a personal tradition of mine. That all changed after my next, and last, visit there. I'm a vegetarian; not anal one but, vegetarian all the same. I mistakenly ordered the Salonia from the omelet menu visually omitting the very first word in the description of the contents of this scrambled delight, "Gyro." So when it arrived I noticed immediately the lamb cutlets on the top of the omelet. It smelt so good in fact that for a moment I consider foregoing my herbivorous ways and consuming the whole thing in one, maybe two or three bites. But, I decide to inform the waitress, who was quite cute in a 'Welcome to the Dollhouse' sorta way, that I didn't eat meat and if it were possible to get something else, please. She said, "sorry". I said, “it was my fault for not reading the menu correctly." She said, "We’ll make it without the meat." I said, "Good lookin' out." 45 seconds later she returns to my table with same plate in hand, same omelet. Same hash browns. No lamb. I'm sure my facial expression spoke for my inability to push words out of my mouth at the time, I could see it in her eyes. She did not smile when she dropped the plate in front of me as she walked back to her Manager and voiced her disapproval of this act to him in Spanish. And, she was right. What if I had been 'allergic' to lamb? She returned to my table on six different occasions to ask if I needed anything. Five of them were valid. The sixth and final visit was out of genuine concern for my health because I had picked up on her anxiety for the situation and began rubbing my throat and staring blankly off into space just to raze her a little bit. Don't worry, I tipped her VERY well.