Taxim's rooftop garden, "To Hayáti", is now open for service.

Chicago's limited and stunning summer needs to be enjoyed outdoors.  What better way to do it but to dine on a rooftop enjoying Greek wines, spirits, and history-inspired drinks.

"To Hayati at Taxim, a magisterial perch above Milwaukee Avenue."

The chef …has brought a distilled liquor to patrons called raki, a drink introduction that coincides with the launch of a serene rooftop patio at Taxim… Modeled after rakadika — spots in Greece where people go to imbibe in the hard liquor and enjoy small, shareable plates… Served in a karafaki (carafe) offering four shots or in a single shot (sfinaki), raki, considered to be a potent cousin to absinthe, is usually sipped.


Diners “daydream” about the “authentic”, “carefully prepared” fare at this moderate Wicker Park Greek serving “inventive” small and large plates and a “lovely wine list”; the “beautiful” space “pays homage to the region” and has a rooftop patio, while “delightful” servers clinch its “must-try” status.

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