Last night my husband and I met with 4 other friends for dinner at Pegasus Restaurant in Chicago's Greektown area. For the week we had the plans made I thought we were meeting at the Parthenon and kept questioning my husband when we were the first to arrive. I wasn't sure until I got inside that I had eaten lunch here about 7 years ago.
It is not the largest restaurant in the Greektown area but it is very comfortable and cute. There is a large menu and it was difficult to make one choice. I ordered the baked Grecian chicken and chose it over the roasted because it was getting late and I didn't want to wait an extra 15 minutes for the cooking time. I was very happy with my choice.
I only tried one of the appetizers that was ordered which was the saganaki. We also ordered a squid dish (unbreaded) and a sliced zuccini dish with a garlic potato dip. Two different styles of bread were served and they were both very tasty. I try to stay away from the restaurant breads but these were special so I had to try both! In fact, our table of six had to get more.
Our table ordered a selection of dishes including a couple of pasta dishes, fried skate and broiled lamb chops. Everyone raved about how good their dinner was. I even finished my vegetables which were string green beans in some type of very light sauce.
We ordered two shared desserts and that was another difficult selection since they offer many choices. I ordered a lemon custard in filo dough covered with honey sauce (called galactoboureko - the longest Greek word) and the other order was a chocolate mousse layer cake (socolatino). They were both wonderful although I preferred the lemon custard. It wasn't like custard, more like a cake that was light and fluffy.
I was surprised at the reasonable prices. We have local southwest suburban restaurants that don't offer half the ambiance and the food isn't as good that charge more for similar items (although they don't offer most of these dishes).
This is one of those places that after you eat there, you wonder why you haven't dined there more often (oh yeah, I remember, I'm always trying to watch my weight)! If you've tried other Greektown restaurants you'll need to make your next stop to Pegasus located at 130 S. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL 60606. The telephone number is 1-888-558-2637. We were able to make reservations and there is also veranda seating for nice weather.