Panhellenic Restaurant

Street Address: 
711 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 171-172.

Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.

PANHELLENIC RESTAURANT, 711 South Halsted Street

The best lamb chops in town. Leave it to a Greek chef to prepare lamb chops in just the right way; he ought to know because lamb is to the Greeks what mutton is to the English. Here, they bring you a lamb chop — thick, juicy and broiled to the proper turn. We recommend their admirable chicken soup with vermicelli, and the French fried potatoes and combination salad, suffused with olive oil, to go with your chops. For dessert, there is thick black Turkish coffee, and, if you're willing, genuine white Greek cheese. There is also that Balkan sweetmeat, baklawa. The Panhellenic, in the midst of the South Halsted Street Greektown, is clean, attractive, features cozy booths and the waiters are polite. Many of the social service workers from Hull-House, in the vicinity, dine here. An attractive section of the Panhellenic is the summer garden, situated at the rear of the restaurant in a small yard. You sit in trelliswork stalls, a fountain bubbles, flowers and vines are all about, and the summer stars twinkle over your head. A delightful quiet place. All told, the Panhellenic is worth a visit.

Maitre d^hotel: Mr. Tsouloufis




1931 - 1931



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