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Costa's, Chicago: 1 reviews and 1 photos

by grkboiler

Costa's is one of the newer restaurants in Greektown. I wasn't totally impressed. Besides the positive of the service being very prompt and the food being tasty, it lacked the authenticity and feel of the other Greektown restaurants. Even the music was cheesy. It was like Greek elevator music - old Greek songs turned into piano style. Not good. I think they are trying too hard to be elegant and this takes away from the atmosphere a Greek restaurant is supposed to have.

The restaurant is modeled after a Mediterranean courtyard, decorated very colorfully with a tile floor. The menu is typical Greek with a few specialties and creative Greek dishes.

Valet parking is available. There is a bar that allows pipe and cigar smoking. Dress is casual or better. Reservations are recommended on the weekends. Hours are 11am - midnight Sunday to Thursday and 11am - 1am Friday and Saturday.

Favorite Dish: The food here is good but I still prefer other Greektown restaurants.

As far as appetizers, you can't go wrong with any of them. For dinner, I liked the Kota (Chicken) Lemonati. It is sauteed chicken breast with mushrooms, artichokes, basil, and tomatoes with rice. My friend had the Shrimp Costas which was also really good. It was shrimp, spinach, and garlic served on angel hair pasta.

Address: 340 S. Halsted St.
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Halsted & Van Buren
Phone: (312) 263-9700
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 3
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 1, 2004
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