1558 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

TAXIM RESTAURANT

DINNER

SOÚPA / SALÁTES

Soups and Salads

 

KAKAVIÁ ME KRÓKOS KOZÁNIS

(available seasonally)

Seafood soup, roasted colocasi, prawns, mussels, porgy, Greek saffron

 

 

PANTZÁRIA ME KARYDOSKORDALIÁ

Roasted Beets with greens, Thracian-style walnut sauce skordalia, feta 8

 

 

ROKASALÁTA

Baby arugula, cucumber, pita chips, vlahotýri metsóvou, sumaki vinaigrette 7

 

 

TZATZÍKI

House-made Greek style yogurt, cucumber, fresh dill, olives, house-made pita 6

 

 

TARAMASALÁTA ME AVGOTÁRAHO

House-cured mullet roe and sac, lemon, garlic, house-made pita 9

 

 

REVÍTHIA KAS. FRÓSSOS

Pureed chickpeas, lemon, garlic, house-made pita 6

 

 

POLÍTIKI MELITZANOSALÁTA

Politiki-style wood fire-roasted eggplants, sesame, house-made pita 6

 

XORÍATIKI SALÁTA

Local Heirloom Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, olive, feta, Wild Greek Oregano, vinegar

 

 

LADERÁ KAI YIAHNÍ

Vegetables and Stews

 

AGINÁRES ME KOUKIÁ

Politiki-style artichokes, fingerling potatoes, favas, baby carrots, dill 9

 

 

VRASTÁ KOLOKÍTHIA

Steamed zucchini, dry mint, cracked coriander, fresh garlic, fresh myzithra 6

 

 

KIDÓNI YEMISTÓ (available seasonally)

Byzantine-style goat stuffed quince, pomegranate, yogurt, sliced almonds

 

 

NEROKÁRDAMO KAI SÉSKOULA

Sautéed wild cress and red chard, seared halloumi 7

 

 

FAKÉS KAS. FRÓSSOS

Green lentils, barrel-fermented sheep’s feta, balsamic reduction 7

 

 

BÁMIES LADERÉS

Baby okra, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh coriander, olive oil 8

 

SOUPIÉS YIAHNÍ (available seasonally)

Baby cuttlefish stewed in their ink, tomato, parsley 14

 

TRAHANÁ (available seasonally)

Fermented Pasta Stew, lamb marrow, tomatoes, leeks, hot pepper, yogurt 12

MEZÉDES - TIGANITÁ

Small Plates - From the Pan

 

KOUNOUPÍDI TIGANITÓ

Fried cauliflower, capers, whipped goat feta tyrokafterí spread, bukovo 8

 

 

KOLOKITHOKEFTÉDES (available seasonally)

Seasonal squash fritters, mint yogurt sauce, roasted squash seeds, cabbage salad

 

 

PIPERIÉS TIGANITÉS

Seasonal peppers, olive oil, vinegar, seared halloumi 7

 

 

POLÍTIKA MÝDIA

Politiki-style beer-battered fried mussels, sesame garlic sauce, thyme 9

 

 

MEZÉDES - PASTOMÉNA

Small Plates - Cured

 

SARDÉLA PASTÍ

Bitter orange-cured sardine, fresh watercress, capers 11

 

 

LOÚNTZA KÝPROU

Cypriot-style smoked pork loin, pickled cayenne, coriander, myzithra 8

 

 

KAPNISTÓ SKOUBRÍ

Politiki-style smoked mackerel, roasted tomato, pickled onion, dill 9

 

 

MEZÉDES - APÓ TIN SGÁRA

Small Plates - Wood-Grilled

 

GARÍDES SE ABELÓFYLLA DOLMÁDES

Fresh grape leaf-wrapped shrimp, hot pepper 12

 

 

HTAPODÁKI STI SGÁRA

Octopus, fennel and red onions 17

(half pour ouzo add 3)

 

 

KOKORÉTSI

Caul-wrapped lamb offal, house-made yogurt, mint 15

 

 

SEFTALIÉS KAI MAIDANOSALÁTA

Cypriot-style pork sausage, stuffed in lamb caul, herb salad, halloumi 12

 

 

KEBÁP YIAOURTLOÚ

Spiced ground lamb shoulder, yogurt, grilled tomatoes, pomegranate reduction 14

 

 

KAPNISTÓ XOIRINÓ ME PSITÁ MÍLA

Smoked pork belly, carmelized onions, roasted apples, honey 10

 

 

 

ZYMOTÁ

Pastry

 

MARATHÓPITA KRÍTIS

Cretan pastry with fresh fennel, spring onions, sesame, goat yogurt 9

 

 

PRASSÓPITA

Leeks, fresh dill, lemon and goat feta stuffed in our house-made phyllo 10

 

 

KRÍTIS PEYNIRLÍ

Politiki style flatbread - tomato, garlic, hot pepper, graviera cheese, zucchini, egg 14

 

 

IOÁNNINAS PEYNIRLÍ

Politiki style flatbread - foraged wild mushroom, rosemary, vlahotyri, egg, garlic butter 14

 

 

KAISÁREIAS PEYNIRLÍ

Politiki style flatbread - beef pastourmas, kasseri cheese, egg, coriander 14

 

 

SMÝRNIS PEYNIRLÍ

Politiki style flatbread - lamb and beef smoked sudzuki, kefalotyri and kasseri, egg, fresh cumin leaf 14

 

 

KYRIA PIÁTA

Mains

 

GLÓSSA STIFÁDO LÉSVOU (available seasonally)

Lesbos-style braised lamb tongues, cipollini and pearl onions, rosemary, thyme, chick pea and rice pilaf, shaved kefalotyri

 

 

ARNÍ YUVETSÁKI ME KRITHARÁKI

Braised lamb shank in a yuvétsi (terra cotta dish), orzo, myzíthra, yogurt 24

 

 

ORTÍKIA ME LPIRÓTIKO KOTSAMÁK KAI MAKEDONIKÓ ÁÏVAR (availble seasonally)

Grilled whole quails, Epirus-style ground corn cake with smoked herring, Macedonian pepper spread, grilled hot peppers, almonds 22

 

 

PAÏDÁKIA ME PLIGOÚRI

Wood-grilled lamb chops, almond currant cracked wheat pilaf, marinated pepper salad, grilled lemons 38

 

 

KOTÓPOULO STO FOÚRNO

Oven-roasted half chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, wild Greek oregano, ouzo-preserved lemon 24

 

 

DUCK GÝRO

Spit-roasted duck breast and leg rubbed with pastourmá spices, yogurt sauce, Pontian satz bread, pomegranate reduction, pickled chard, fries 25

 

 

FISH GÝRO

Spit-roasted sea bream, red cabbage salad, Cypriot tahini sauce, fried colocasi 23

 

 

LAHANODOLMÁDES (available seasonally)

Pork shoulder-stuffed cabbage leaves, chestnut and barley pilaf, orange, fresh cumin, house made yogurt

 

 

TSIPOÚRA ME RADÍKIA

Oven-roasted whole Aegean sea bass, lemon, olive oil, sea salt, sautéed dandelions

(*fileted whole fish may still have stray bones) 36

 

 

TURLÚ

Oven-roasted eggplant, summer squash, fingerling potatoes, Florinis peppers, tomato, chick pea basmati pilaf, feta 18

 

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