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Venus (CLOSED)

Greek-Cypriot Cuisine
  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Greek, Mediterranean
  • 820 W Jackson Blvd, CHICAGO IL60607 41.87794 -87.648034
  • (Btwn S Green & S Halsted St)
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  • (312) 714-1001
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Dinner

Appetizers - Cold

all spreads served with pitta bread

Talatouri cypriot version of tzatziki, this yogurt spread is blended with slices of cucumber and mint    5.95
Hummus tahini and chick pea spread blended with olive oil and garlic    5.95
Taramosalata fish roe spread blended with olive oil, lemon and bread forming a creamy texture    5.95
Melitzanosalata smoked eggplant salad spread blended with garlic and roasted peppers    6.95
Combo Plate talatouri, hummus, taramosalata, melizanosalata    9.95
Scordalia garlic spread made with pureed potatoes blended with olive oil and lemon juice    5.95
Tirokafteri fate cheese blended with hot roasted peppers and olive oil; moderately spicy    6.95
Tzatziki yogurt cucumber spread made with garlic, olive oil and vinegar    5.95
Octapodi Salata octopus salad with diced octopus, carrots, celery and olive oil    11.95
Peta imported feta cheese with kalamata olives    6.95

Appetizers - Hot

Saganaki Halloumi baked imported cypriot cheese    7.95
Traditional Saganaki imported greek cheese flamed in brandy at your table    5.95
Bougiourdi baked feta cheese with slice of green pepper, tomato and basil    7.50
Garides Saganaki u-12 shrimp cooked with feta cheese and tomato sauce topped with ouzo.    13.95
Marides crispy lightly breaded pan-fried smelts    7.95
Octapodi Sti Schara grilled baby octopus in a bed of lettuce and balsamic vinegar.    11.95
Calamaria Tiganita crispy lightly breaded fried squid served with cocktail sauce    9.50
Mesogiako Calamari two piece, grilled squid stuffed with spinach, shrimp, feta and roasted red peppers.    9.50
Tigania Sikotakia pan fried liver topped with olive oil and lemon    9.95
Loukaniko broiled greek sausage    7.95
Mini Souvlaki mini chicken or pork shish kebob on a skewer   Each 3.00
Koupepia vine leaves stuffed with ground pork and rice, served with yogurt    7.95
Keftedes traditional cypriot pork meatballs served with yogurt    7.50
Titsia pork tips sauteed in wine and dry coriander    7.95
Tiganita Kolokithakia lightly breaded fried slices of zucchini served with our garlic spread    7.50
Tiganiti Melitzana lightly breaded fried slices of eggplant topped with light tomato sauce and cheese    7.50
Lahanika Scharas grilled eggplant, zucchini and green peppers, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice    7.50

Soups

Avgolemono egg lemon with chicken and rice    2.50
Soup Of The Day please ask your server    2.50

Signature Dishes

Afelia pork marinated in red wine and dry coriander, served with pourgouri (pourgouri is cracked wheat in light tomato and chicken broth)    13.95
Manitaria Afelia portabella mushroom marinate in red wine and dry coriander served over a bed of grilled vegetables    11.95
Sieftalia grilled rolls of ground meat and spices served with fresh cut fries please allow 20 minutes    13.95
Kleftiko lamb wrapped in foil, slow-baked for six hours to perfection. the origin of this dish, as history tells us, goes back to the cypriot freedom fighters of the 19th century    18.50
Mousakas Tsoukas layers of eggplant, potatoes, zucchini, ground beef, topped with homemade bechamel sauce, baked individually please allow 35 minutes    16.95
Pastitsio Tsoukas layers of ground beef tossed and pasta topped with our homemade bechamel sauce, baked individually please allow 35 minutes    14.95
Vegetarian Eggplant eggplant stuffed and baked with zucchini, tomato, carrot, potatoes and onions    9.95
Vegetarian Mousakas layer of eggplant, potaoes and zucchini topped with our homemade bechamel sauce, baked individually please allow 35 minutes    14.95

Poultry

Kotopoulo Sti Schara half chicken broiled with olive oil, lemon and oregano served with rice pilaf please allow 35 minutes    12.95
Kotopoulo Stithos broiled breast of chicken served with rice pilaf and vegetable of the day    12.95
Kotopoulo Riganati half chicken baked with olive oil, and oregano, served with oven baked potatoes    12.95
Kotopoulo Souvlaki breast of chicken kebob broiled on a skewer with green pepper and onions, served with fresh cut signature fries    12.95
Kotopoulo Halloumi broiled breast of chicken topped with halloumi cheese, tomato and basil, served with rice    14.95
Kotopoulo Gemisto baked chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta cheese mix, served with rice    15.95
Kotopoulo Tigania sauteed chicken breast medallions with onions, peppers and lemon served with rice    12.95

Meat

Hirino Souvlaki pork tenderloin kebob grilled on a skewer served with fresh cut signature fries    13.95
Moscharisio Souvlaki fillet mignon kebob grilled on a skewer served with rice pilaf    22.95
Arni Souvlaki seasoned lamb kebob grilled on a skewer served with oven-baked potatoes    18.95
New York Steak 12 oz. new york steak cooked to order served with choice of side dish    26.95
T-Bone Steak 16 oz. cooked to order and served with choice of side    24.95
Brizolakia lamb loin chops, served with fresh cut signature fries   Lb 17.95
Hirina Paidakia two center cut pork chops grilled to perfection, served with fresh cut signature fries    16.95
Paidakia lamb chops cooked to order served with choice of side dish   Two Double Cut Prime 28.95 Three Double Cut Prime 35.95

Seafood Menu

Xifias Souvlaki swordfish kebob grilled on a skewer with wedges of onion and green peppers served with sauteed spinach and rice pilaf    17.95
Souvlaki Thalasinon swordfish, shrimp and scallops kebob grilled on a skewer with wedges of onion and green peppers served with sauteed spinach and rice pilaf    18.95
Garides Souvlaki u-12 shrimp kebob broiled on a skewer served with sauteed spinach and rice pilaf    19.95
Solomo Fileto grilled atlantic salmon served with sauteed spinach and rice pilaf    16.95
Codfish (Boneless) lightly breaded pan-fried codfish served with our garlic spread and rice pilaf    14.50
Bacalao (Bone-In) lightly breaded pan-fried salted codfish served with our garlic spread and horta (boiled greens)    14.50
Sea Bass fresh whole sea bass served with choice of side dish    0.00
Red Snapper fresh whole red snapper served with choice of side dish    0.00

Pasta

Pasta Tou Psara linguini tossed in tomato sauce with shrimp, octopus and scallops finished with ouzo. moderately spicy    18.95
Makaronia Me Kima spaghetti with homemade meat sauce topped with cheese and baked    12.95
Baked Carbonara baked spaghetti in homemade cream sauce with bacon, topped with 3 cheeses    16.95
Vegetarian Pasta spaghetti tossed with sauteed garlic, green and red peppers, mushrooms, onions and basil. moderately spicy    13.95
Orfanie pasta tossed in olive oil served shredded cheese add tomato sauce $1.00    8.95
Pasta Venus penne pasta tossed with sun dried tomatoes, garlic, basil and pine nuts    13.95
Mesogiaki Makatonada mediterranean angel hair pasta tossed with garlic, olive oil and sauteed spinach. with chicken    13.95
Mesogiaki Makatonada mediterranean angel hair pasta tossed with garlic, olive oil and sauteed spinach. with shrimp    16.95

Salads

Kipriaki chopped lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh green onions, capers and cilantro in our house dressing    4.75
Elliniki traditional greek salad with lettuce, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions and feta cheese in our house dressing    4.95
Horiatiki traditional greek country salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, green peppers and feta cheese in our house dressing    5.50
Prasini romaine lettuce, cucumbers, fresh green onions, green pepper and dill in balsamic vinaigrette    5.25
Aphrodite mixed greens with halloumi cheese, caper leaves, boiled egg and crouton in our house dressing    6.95
Venus chopped lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh green onions, capers, cilantro, and fetta cheese in our house dressing topped with chicken breast    12.95
Mediterranean chopped lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh green onions, and fetta cheese in our house dressing topped with grilled shrimp    14.95

Meze Venus - Cypriot Varieties

mezes is the mediterranean version of tapas. these varieties of venus specialties are served family style in appropriate portions for the number of guests. in greece and cyprus, mezedes are designed to complement a beverage, tease the tastebud and encoura

Talatouri yogurt spread, blended with cucumber and mint   Per Person 26.00
Hummus tahini and chick pea spread blended with olive oil   Per Person 26.00
Koupepia vine leaves stuffed with ground pork   Per Person 26.00
Keftedes traditional cypriot pork meatballs served with yogurt   Per Person 26.00
Kipriaki cypriot salad with capers and cilantro   Per Person 26.00
Kota Souvlaki chicken kebob on a skewer   Per Person 26.00
Afelia pork marinated in red wine and dry coriander   Per Person 26.00
Pourgouri cracked wheat in light tomato and chicken broth   Per Person 26.00
Coffee & Daktyla Dessert traditional cypriot home dessert filled with almonds   Per Person 26.00

Meze Poseidon - Seafood Varieties

mezes is the mediterranean version of tapas. these varieties of venus specialties are served family style in appropriate portions for the number of guests. in greece and cyprus, mezedes are designed to complement a beverage, tease the tastebud and encoura

Taramosalata fish roe spread   Per Person 30.00
Tirokafteri feta cheese spread; moderately spicy   Per Person 30.00
Octapodi Sti Schara grilled baby octopus with balsamic vinegar   Per Person 30.00
Prasini salad in balsamic vinaigrette   Per Person 30.00
Marides crispy lightly breaded pan-fried smelts   Per Person 30.00
Xifias Souvlaki swordfish kebob on skewer   Per Person 30.00
Solomo Fileto grilled atlantic salmon   Per Person 30.00
Rice Pilaf white rice baked with chicken broth   Per Person 30.00
Coffee & Baklava traditional greek homemade dessert   Per Person 30.00

Side Dishes

Patates Antinaktes potatoes with a touch of wine and coriander    3.95
Patates Fournou oven baked potatoes in lemon and olive oil    3.95
Tiganites Patates fresh cut signature fries add feta $1.00    3.50
Rice Pilaf white rice baked with chicken broth    3.50
Pourgouri cracked wheat in light tomato and chicken broth    3.50
Spinach sauteed spinach in olive oil and garlic    5.95
Horta boiled greens served with lemon and olive oil    6.50
Spanakorizo boiled spinach with rice and a light tomato sauce    4.95 Full Order 8.95
Fasolakia braised green beans with carrots and onions in a light tomato sauce    4.95 Full Order 8.95
Bamies braised okra with fresh onions in a light tomato sauce    4.95 Full Order 8.95
Briami braised zucchini, red and green peppers, onions and potatoes    5.95 Full Order 8.95
Gigandes wednesday and friday only braised lima beans in tomato sauce    4.95 Full Order 8.95
Pita Bread wednesday and friday only braised lima beans in tomato sauce   Each 0.95 Full Order 8.95

 

Venus
820 W Jackson Blvd
Btwn S Green & S Halsted St
(312) 714-1001
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