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
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!
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.
We generally dine at Athena during the w ...
We generally dine at Athena during the warm weather months to enjoy al fresco dining. It is a good thing they installed the retractable roof, because it was storming on the night we dined there. Free valet parking, reservations are recommended. Service was good, food is standard Greek fare. Adequate wine list. It is a good place to enjoy a glass of wine and a meal. Opaa!
Hands down my favorite place in Greektow ...
Hands down my favorite place in Greektown. The kids devour two plates of octopus every time. Greek red wine is delicious, service is always impeccable. When we lived in the neighborhood we'd visit at LEAST once a week.
I took the family to the Athena Restaura ...
I took the family to the Athena Restaurant the other night after several friends had recommended it. We found the experience to be very disappointing. The gyro meat was dry and rubbery, and the Beef Rosa was way too fatty. Also, the service was very sub-par for a restaurant with as many other good Greek restaurants around it. It appears to cater to locals/friends and the waiters ignore you if they don't know you. There are several other Greek restaurants in the immediate area that are much better and that are more welcoming and friendly.
Food was decent. Wine was good. Ambiance ...
Food was decent. Wine was good. Ambiance was good.
***Note that they will not seat your party until eveyone is present (4 out of 6 is not enough) even if you have a reservation and they have several tables free.***
Everything about this visit was fine wit ...
Everything about this visit was fine with the exception of the waiter. Disappeared for 20 minutes and when told by the bus staff we were looking for him he dismissed it and went back to the kitchen without coming to our table. This is the second time the wait staff (different waiter) has been less than as attentive as you might expect.
The food is good but there aren't any must have dishes. They don't go out of their way to be better than any of the other touristy Greek restaurants on Halsted. They seem to rely mostly on their (covered) patio being the draw to get people coming back.
This is an excellent choice for authenti ...
This is an excellent choice for authentic Greek- great wine options as well. Ordered the gyro plate and it was good, description says it comes on a bed of onions which would better sautéed/ cooked a bit. The bed of RAW onion adds no depth to the plate and seem a bit out of place. My boyfriend ordered salmon which was listed as a top choice but was just ok.
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