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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!!!
Chicago, IL 60661
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
This was my second lunch at Athena and I look forward to returning again - and have already recommended it to colleagues as a great place for a business lunch. The service was excellent and the lunch was delicious. The main dining is very pleasant -- the filtered light and high ceilings create a very pleasant, summery feeling, even on a cloudy day. The complimentary valet is a much appreciated add-on.
We are frequent diners at Athena. They have a gorgeous atrium on Halsted Street in the heart of Greektown. The food is authentic and exceptional. The service is always outstanding. I suggest trying Greek wine with your meal. They have delicious appetizers, I recommend the Saganaki and Skordalia (Skor-tha -yah). We usually order lamb chops, braised lamb or chicken kebobs. Enjoy!
The only thing I could recommend is they had a fireplace - but it didn't work as we asked. Terribly slow service and not appealing food, maybe because it was delivered warm at best. Looked like it sat waiting for delivery for too long.. I've been there for lunch many times but I'll find a new spot for dinner.
Our server John was very friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu , he made sure we had what we needed at all times , the bus boys took good care of our table , Jim the manager was very friendly and took time to talk , also Gabriel , who parked our car was also a really nice man. We will return again to this restaurant.
We come here often. The large dining area, which has a retractable roof in the summer, is great. My ratings for this event are downgraded mostly because the Dolmades I ordered were uncharacteristically bad! Hard, dried, low in moisture and flavor. When a traditionally Greek item comes out so poorly - it make me uncomfortable about future prospects here.
Love this restaurant. Especially like the ambience and, in summer, the retractable roof and outdoor patio. Food is good and plentiful, especially for groups and sharing. Just took family visiting from rural Wisconsin, and they loved the experience and exposure to new dishes.
Contrary to my last review , this restaurant has vastly improved. Being a patron since the early 90's I do have experience. The newer management has cleaned up their act.
The food came hot and in a timely manner. Salads crisp & cold, whole sea bass done to perfection. Exceptional service throughout.
Kitchen & Restrooms clean.
Only complaint was the noise level, much too loud, hard to converse.
We will return.
First off, the service from Anastacio was outstanding! And the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good . We had Saganaki recently somewhere else and Athenas was much better(less salty). We ordered a chicken dish and veggie kabobs which were also very good. Nice atmosphere. We sat in the room with the fireplace which made it feel cozy. Over all a great dining experience.
We chose Athena for an early New Year's Eve dinner and were pleased in every way.
We were greeted by a most friendly hostess (Grace) who promptly sat us exactly at our reservation time.
Food and service were excellent!
Server and wait staff were attentive and friendly without being obtrusive.
Our selections of spanakopita, seafood, lamb and desserts were all delicious.
Good wine list too! Our server suggested a Cabernet which was smooth and paired well with our dinner.
Me and my fiance came here for a late night dinner date. We had made a reservation for a table, and we were seated right away when we came inside. Our server was very punctual, and our food came out really quick! The only downside was when we were finished eating he took a little bit longer than usual to come and bring us our check, but I think it was because he had gotten a large party in his section about halfway through our meal. As someone who has worked in the industry I totally understand being sat a large party so I wasn't upset by it at all, and neither was my fiance. Overall, we had an amazing experience and I definitely will be visiting again.
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