Hours: Dinner: seven days
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11
Wicker Park restaurant pushing the envelope on the cuisine of Greece and Asia Minor.
Chef-owner David Schneider raises the bar for serious, interesting regional Greek food at this Byzantine lounge that (dimly) exposes some of some of the freshest yet oldest ideas in village cuisine: humble, seasonal ingredients in simple, wonderful dishes like fresh-shelled favas with yogurt and lamb confit. Thats not to say Taxim is a bastion of tradition. Pomegranate-glazed duck gyros are a nod to current street food, dressed in a thin, unstrained house-made yogurt thats deployed with amazing results in a number of dishes, from sauteed baby eggplant to a brawny (if dry) minced goat kebab, as well as on its own for dessert, accented with some tart candied kumquats. The selection of hot and cold mezzes and large plates is extensive, and apparently just hints at Schneiders repertoire, said to include hundreds of recipes from Greece and Asia Minor. The all-Greek wine list is affordable and interesting. Read the full review >>
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