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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Athena Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Eating at this restaurant is something I ...
Eating at this restaurant is something I look forward to. This time the service was terrible, you were out of a specials at 6 PM. I only left the waiter 15%.
We will be back as you are the best restaurant in Greek town.
Food was phenomenal. We did family Greek ...
Food was phenomenal. We did family Greek style and ordered almost every appetizer. The host, Kosta took great care of us giving us a nice table off to the side since this was a business meal. Our server Stelios was excellent. This place is 10 stars if that was a possible vote. A must see for authentic Greek in Greektown!
Even though you walk into a large open s ...
Even though you walk into a large open space here, it's comfortable. Our server was very patient with our group, making dinner and wine suggestions for those not familiar with Greek cuisine. Those at our table who ordered lamb dishes commented that the meat was dry/over cooked in spots. All else was very good.
Poorly organized disappointment, with de ...
Poorly organized disappointment, with delusions of grandeur. We arrived 5 minutes late for our reservation, and told we were early, so needed to wait at the bar. After 25 minutes, we checked on our table and were told another 10-15 minutes. We were celebrating my mother's 75th birthday, and she didn't want to eat at 9pm. There was no contrition when we left - only blaming of other diners for staying too long at their tables. BTW - while their closed in patio looked like a nice space, the widely publicized "Skyline views" is a complete joke. Its a ground floor space looking out on 2 or 3-story buildings on the other side of the road! We went next door to Rodity's, not so "trendy" but a quiet, family-run restaurant where we were seated immediately and enjoyed wonderful food.
This was the first time at Athena, our w ...
This was the first time at Athena, our waiter was professional and attentive yet he did not push us out. The beautiful open roof seating was such a treat on a lovely summer evening. The food was great and we will definitely make this our new favorite place for our quarterly friends reunion.
I really enjoy this place! I work right ...
I really enjoy this place! I work right down the street from Athena; it's a terrific spot for work lunches, or a light dinner in Greektown. They have great salads; a lot of variety on toppings, and the ingredients are consistently fresh. I'll occasionally get grilled chicken added to a salad, and it can at times be VERY overcooked; I've seen the same thing with some of their fish dishes as well...the meat preparation can be hit or miss, in general.
Their appetizers are also really good. Another standout is their lentil soup; it's some of the best I've had in that neighborhood! The ambiance is also a winner, with a beautiful atrium, and a nice outdoor seating area when the weather is nice.
Located in the midst of Chicago's Greekt ...
Located in the midst of Chicago's Greektown Athena is true to what you'd expect. Traditional Greek recipes, well prepared, with enough variety to satisfy traditional non-Greek tastes. The great room with the roll-back wall-ceiling sections gives great outdoor ambiance - with the possibility of full weather protection when necessary. We went on a Sunday evening so we were not surprised when we had to wait an extra ten minutes beyond our reserved time. It was crowded and energetic but they took good care of us.
The food and wine prices are very reasonable. We fed four of us, including wine, for just under $100!
The patio at the Athena restaurant feels ...
The patio at the Athena restaurant feels like you are dining in Greece. The food and the service were all great, and the ambience cannot be beat, unless you are on a Greek island. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We are frequent diners and could not bel ...
We are frequent diners and could not believe the lack of care, consideration and disrespect we had from our server. He was short and rude with us, not concerned with our table and completely messed up our order. He told us we were wrong when we asked where our rice and potatoes were that are on the menu as coming with the meal. Very disappointed and not sure if we will be back.
Great dining experience for my birthday. ...
Great dining experience for my birthday. Enjoyed the time with friends and was a great first experience at a authentic Greek Restaurant. The decor was beautiful, and on a nice summer nice, it felt like I was in a different city. I would recommend, as well as look forward to going back with friends and family. Great experience.
We took my mom for her 80th birthday. Th ...
We took my mom for her 80th birthday. The woman at the front desk sat us very quickly as the guy who had been seating waved us off to take someone he seemed to know. I think he is the owner so I get it. The food was prompt and very good tasting. The waiter never brought the bread to the table even though we had asked. He did bring my mom a piece of cake which was very nice and she liked it quite well. We were not hurried out, and enjoyed the moment. I will be back
Athena is my favorite among all the rest ...
Athena is my favorite among all the restaurants in Greektown. The food is as good as any other in the neighborhood and the ambience exceeds all others. Athena's outdoor patio with a retractable roof makes for a wonderful all season choice for outdoor and outdoor-like dining.
The food was very good. The service was ...
The food was very good. The service was fantastic. everyone was friendly and welcoming. Even on a busy Friday night, we were never made to feel like we had to rush to open up the table for the next customers. They allowed us to take our time, enjoy our meal and dessert and coffee. All and all it was a lovely evening and dinner.
Our meal was excellent. There were 5 of ...
Our meal was excellent. There were 5 of us. Two of us had the Athenian Chicken, two had the lamb dishes, and one had the steak.
For dessert, we shared galaktobouriko, and greek yogurt which were perfect.
Our thanks to our friend and compadre, Jimmy Alexander for making sure that we were taken care of well.
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