About Athena Restaurant
Serving delicious Greek cuisine in a classic old world setting. Indoors, enjoy our fine Greek architecture and art, with comfortable seating and warm fireplaces. Outdoors, dine on our patio with an award-winning view of the Chicago skyline. Our newly renovated, glass retractable doomed patio seats year round and has heated floors and a fireplace in the winter and fountains and beautiful flowers all summer. Come enjoy a piece of Greece!!!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Athena Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The atmosphere incredible - the food del ...
The atmosphere incredible - the food delectable. The service attentive to r every need. My cousin's were visiting from Sweden - they will never forget the beautiful waterfall and ivy located in the out door area. The ambience was breathtaking and so comfortable! All ages and races can find a piece of heaven at Athena's
Great patio and covered when needed. Del ...
Great patio and covered when needed. Delicious food and good service too
I love Athena but did not have a good ex ...
I love Athena but did not have a good experience on our last visit. My spanikopita was inedible; the service was slow and it was very hot in the atrium. The slow service did give us time to visit but did not enhance the experience. I will be back but it will be awhile before I return. Disappointing.
It was awesome . It was my husband and I ...
It was awesome . It was my husband and I 33rd Anniversary... really enjoyed it .
I love this restaurant. On this occasio ...
I love this restaurant. On this occasion I was not a fan of the seating, as we were by the bar and people kept hitting off our chairs...
Athena Restaurant is great for outside d ...
Athena Restaurant is great for outside dining. They have a large waterfall wall to make you feel like you are waterside in Greece! Went with two other couples for a friend's get-together and they loved it, too. Service was spot on, with no delays. Food was very good and portions were ample -- after all that crusty bread (so good) and an appetizer, we all needed take-home boxes! On thing: we wish Athena management would allow " couple checks," as some other restaurants do. When we asked, our waiter told us one check per table. Couples were seated next to each other, so we didn't think it would be confusing for the waiter....
Great food. Good prices.
Great food. Good prices.
I've been coming to Athena for years. M ...
I've been coming to Athena for years. My favorite in Greek Town.
When I left Chicago last year to retire, ...
When I left Chicago last year to retire, I ordered food from Athena for my party, and everybody loved it. So when I came back for Printers Row LitFest to work at Allium Press booth, I got a group of 10 of us to go out. It was great. Plenty of selection and reasonable prices and very good service. I love greek food, I could just eat appetizers but I had the combination plate after appetizers and it was great.
The dos was delicious and it was beautiful in there.
Great Alfesco Spot
Athena has a great al fresco garden...it is like eating outside in Greece. The food is just OK, as there is a better spot in Greektown that nails it foodwise. I've read reviews from folks saying they are from Greece, and the food is comparable. To that I say no-way. Not when you serve over-cooked and tough octopus and pink tomatoes. We will say that the yogurt dessert is very very good and authentic. The outdoor garden rocks it...they really have the best one in Greektown. It is a good place to sit and relax and have a good Greek wine. I'd still go back, but for authentic, I go to Greek Islands.
Good for tourissts
we invited friends who were visiting Chicago. It was a beautiful day to dine outside and enjoy the City.
Great outdoor patio in Greek town ! Good food and reasonable prices .
Great for large groups. Great outdoor se ...
Great for large groups. Great outdoor seating and great food.
Great dinner. Loved the food and outdoor patio.
The dinner was excellent as was the service. I would definitely recommend especially in the summer months. Loved the outdoor patio dining.
my go-to for Greek dining
have been going there for y-e-a-r-s .... food and service and ambience always top notch my faves: egg-lemon soup, taramosalata, dolmades as either appetizer or entree, and any lamb entree lovely space, especially the indoor outdoor dining
The best, most authentic Greek I have had in a long time.The portions are large so go with a group so you can share different dishes. The Lima beans were not the best , rice stuffed grape leave were outstanding.
Don't miss Athena. It's the best restaur ...
Don't miss Athena. It's the best restaurant in Greektown. Everything from appetizers to dessert is excellent. The sea bass and lamb are outstanding. The main dining is beautiful and a gem in the summer.
Tsatziki is the best, along with the Ath ...
Tsatziki is the best, along with the Athenian chicken!
Kosa, our waiter, was perfect. Everythin ...
Kosa, our waiter, was perfect. Everything that a waiter should be.
Great place for good food.
My last visit to the restaurant was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were greeted almost immediately and seated. Our waiter was very friendly and courteous. It was a wonderful dining experience for a special occasion.
Great Service, Excellent Food
Thank you all for wonderful service, excellent food and for allowing me to speak my tourist Greek while I was hosting a business dinner. Looking forward to visiting again soon!
Athena Rocks It Again
I hadn't been to Athena in over a year and recently I booked a business lunch there. The food was awesome and the service was great too. I forgot how much I like Greek Town, so I booked another lunch meeting at Athena two weeks later. Can't wait for dinner on the patio this summer!
Enjoyed the patio. Kabobs a little too well done. Staff attentive and accomodating.
A taste of Greece
My partner and I brought our mothers and my niece here for Mothers Day. It was a perfect day to sit outside in their lovely patio, with bright blue and white umbrellas all around. Our waiter, Riley, could not have been nicer, helping us pick items on the menu and recommending wines. My niece was late, but he took our orders and timed things so that when she arrived our food came out together. Everyone enjoyed the meal, the ambiance, and the careful service. Our mothers couldn't stop talking about Athena. A lovely and leisurely meal for a special day.
As usual, Athena does not disappoint. ...
As usual, Athena does not disappoint. Some of the best Greek food around! Our server, Stelios, was amazing. Do yourself a favor and visit this gem!
Love the outdoor patio!
Food was great! Loved the outdoor patio ` the waiter could've been more attentive, the man was older and not much of a personality. This makes a huge difference when you eat a restaurant, I'm a big foodie and being more engaged with the customer is key.
The food we ordered came to the table lu ...
The food we ordered came to the table lukewarm. We ordered vegetables that didn't arrive with the entrees. When they did finally get served, they were cold. The chicken was supposed to have the gravy on the side. Instead, the chicken was soaking in gravy. We ordered dessert and tea. The tea came without a cup or spoon. It took ten minutes to get someone to get us a cup and spoon. By this time, everyone was finished with their desserts. The waiter came by to see if everything was ok. But, then disappeared when we complained about the things that weren't right. It really seemed like he just gave us lip service. He didn’t really care to do anything about the missteps. The atmosphere on the patio is nice, but we expected the food to be much better. We have eaten here before and never experienced this kind of service or inconsistent quality of food. Not sure we will come back. There are many other good Greek restaurants in the area.
Everything is always great here. The ser ...
Everything is always great here. The service, the food, the liveliness! Fantastic!
Nice open air setting!
Nice open air setting!
Nice outdoor meal
Nice place for a business dinner. Great ambiance, outdoors in beautiful weather was a hit!
Not worth the reservation-
The Gyros were cold salty and chewy ...possibly from lunch the day before.? Not at all the experience we were hoping for.
Had a great time and meal- service was great
The waiter recommended a nice wine. We had a sampler appetizer of dips, olives, cheese. I had the vegetable moussaka which is one of my favorites. A real treat but not low calorie. I enjoy the numerous vegetarian options which are not always the case at a Greek restaurant. The place is bright, cheerful, and modern. Overall a lovely experience!!
Everything was good, but the waiter tota ...
Everything was good, but the waiter totally upsold us, encouraging us to buy way too much. Felt taken advantage of. It was otherwise a good experience, but felt a little sketchy.
We found Athena to be a perfect Grecian ...
We found Athena to be a perfect Grecian oasis in the midst of Chicago. As we basked in the warm bright ambiance it snowed in spring but we felt transported to a beautiful Greek isle. Every dish a delight, our waiter the most charming host. We will return.
One of Chicago's most consistent Greek restaurants. Very attentive service in an extremely pleasant atmosphere. Perfect for a nice meal pre Bulls or Pre Blackhawks games.
We had a great evening. Excellent ambian ...
We had a great evening. Excellent ambiance for an early date. Easy to talk.
Saturday Night Dinner in Greektown
Wonderful food, service and ambience at Athena restaurant in Greektown. From our arrival, our every request was fulfilled. Beautiful restaurant with exceptional menu-all your Greek cuisine favorites! I will return and recommend to anyone desiring delicious food and great service.
Great looking restaurant. Wonderful food ...
Great looking restaurant. Wonderful food and service!
We typically meet our friends here on a quarterly basis. Since we have lots to catch up on, we appreciate friendly wait staff, the fact that they don't rush us but are ready to take our orders when we are ready. They make excellent suggestions on wine appetizers and the meals.
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