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Melanthios

3116 N. Broadway St. (W. Briar Pl.) Send to Phone
773-360-8572
Meat-focused Greek food in an inviting setting worlds away from Greektown.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Melanthios Restaurant Review

: This Lakeview spot has the look and feel of a real Greek restaurant, with its white-washed walls, dark wood floors and knickknacks tucked in open alcoves. Then there’s the open fire pit. Stop by on the weekends when whole lambs and pigs get roasted --- the scent permeates the entire one-room dining area with a wonderful, smoky aroma. If you’re looking for an alternative to the trek to Greektown, Melanthios is worthy of a visit, although be warned not every dish is a winner. Warm house-made bread served with earthy olive oil starts the meal on the right foot. Likewise for the flaming saganaki and grilled portobello mushroom with Greek fries. The generously portioned gyros, while flavorful, have a strange texture, and the side dish of Greek-style green beans arrives mushy. Somewhat redeeming the offense, Greek coffee is strong and the baklava flaky. Added bonus: friendly, earnest service helps make up for flaws.

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