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Avli Restaurant

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566 Chestnut St, Ste 11, Winnetka, IL 60093-2228 (Spruce)
+1 847-446-9300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, IL
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nine of us ladies went out to celebrate a birthday on Saturday night. The restaurant put us in our own adorable private room. Our waiter, Nikko, was so helpful friendly and attentive. We even learned a little Greek! Don't skip out on the wide assortment of tasty and creative appetizers and small plates. We had a delicious shrimp topped with... More 

1 Thank TheFinkFamily
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I love this place! I have an eight and a 10-year-old little boy and every time we go I told them we're going to Greece! Great atmosphere order the flaming cheese good cocktails salads entrées fantastic service a nice fireplace in the winter Porch in the summer

Thank fraink
Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Avli is a fantastic Greek restaurant with traditional fare and options for all. The location is great and the courtyard is a beautiful retreat. The service was excellent - prompt and attentive. The atmosphere is upscale, but not pretentious and is a mix of couples, families and small groups. We enjoyed the avgolemono soup, fried zucchini and saganaki for starters.... More 

Thank FreqFlier2010
Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had our choice of any place on the NorthShore. We are so glad we chose Avli! Amazing options on the menu, so all of us could enjoy something different. My lamb burger was outstanding with a spicy feta sauce. Don't miss this place!

Thank audrasena
Winnetka, IL
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Service is usually poor; dishes are inconsistent. Nice little "outdoor" space that has a retractable roof. Not my first choice in the area.

Thank kimh8129
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a very nice place for Greek food in the north shore. We like the appetizers and side dishes (beets with skordalia, gigante beans, octopus, lentils, horta) more than the main dishes. There is a very pleasant patio and a nice selection of Greek wines.

Thank SRe411
Winnetka, Illinois
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Avli is an up-scale Greek restaurant with delicious food and reasonable prices. Casual, hip, atmosphere and excellent service. Highly Recommended!

Thank emann60
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165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I'm not stating the title as the gyros or saganaki are bad, they aren't, in fact they are delicious. BUT that said, Avli is the place to try other Greek specialties, so do so (for your own good, grow a little). Went to Avli this past weekend. Mrs Willie, parents and I shared the following: 4 spreads: Taramosalata, Skordalia, Hummus,... More 

Thank SweetWillie
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285 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here on the recommendation of our friends. We sat on the patio which was delightful. My husband and I shared the Large Greek Salad - it was large enough to share (but overpriced at $12.00) I had the grilled shrimp kabob which was delicious and had a side of broccoli rabe ($2.00 up charge for... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a long-standing, popular Greek restaurant in an upscale Chicago suburb. My favorite thing about it is its courtyard for summer dinning. The food is good, and includes the usual Greek fare. The prices are reasonable, and I always find it very enjoyable to be there.

Thank Ronald T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Chestnut St, Ste 11, Winnetka, IL 60093-2228
  • Public Transportation: The Winnetka stop of the Metra Northern Line is approximately 2 blocks from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Winnetka
  • Phone Number: +1 847-446-9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?