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 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.
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.
Absolutely the worst service followed b ...
Absolutely the worst service followed by charging our credit cards in correctly . The food, amazing but the service was less than desirable.
The service was spectacular, and the food was absolutely delicious!
Started out with my wife having a tray o ...
Started out with my wife having a tray of drinks spilt all over her the water was trying to blame her and we had to ask for towels to help her dry off not even send us the bill for cleaning . Poor judgement on there part Thank goodness she is a trooper we went on with our celebration but the waiter continued to speak in Greek to his boss and nothing was said in an apology .
It's so nice to have good food at reasonable prices, good service and ambiance, and complimentary valet parking.
great greek food
service and food were excellent. highly recommend the rack of lamb. prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is lovely.
The staff was very attentive and knowled ...
The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu, serving sizes, and child friendly dishes. There is free valet parking which helps alot in the west loop. I would definitely go back with my family.
Another great night!A friend was in from ...
Another great night!A friend was in from NY and brought her in....Thank you Jimmy for the delicious appetizer and dessert!!!!!See you soon
The best part of travel for business in Chicago is the food! We went to Greek town for dinner at Athena. It appears they updated the décor recently because I noticed a little construction but it did not detract from our experience. We were promptly greeted and shown to our table. We were seated in a modern tranquil room with a fireplace and beautiful built in wood shelves.Water was promptly poured and our waiter followed shortly to say hello and grab our drink order. Appetizers - flaming cheese and flaming shrimp with onions, peppers, feta and tomato. BIG HITS! For dinner our group enjoyed the combination plate, gyro platter and roasted chicken with potatoes - everyone morsel was fresh and delicious. More drinks and rice pudding wrapped up the night. We rolled back to our hotel. A great find!
Delicious. Great service
Delicious. Great service
The shrimp had a slight ammonia taste to ...
The shrimp had a slight ammonia taste too it. The waiter was not very friendly and somewhat inattentive. We were seated directly next to the fireplace, which was very hot.
Enjoyed free valet on our visit, staff and service are attentive.
Excellent Greek town choice for dinner or lunch
The food is good, the staff efficient and friendly, and the atmosphere always fun. Appropriate for after work casual get togethers and business lunches - although it may be a bit loud for some
Great vegetarian selection! Wonderful am ...
Great vegetarian selection! Wonderful ambience and attentive waitstaff. Loved my visit and will definitely be back again.
Had a great pre-theater dinner and Stell ...
Had a great pre-theater dinner and Stellios our server was the best!
Last visit set a new standard
Athena has been a favorite for years. This time the ambience and food was equally good; service was super slow, and the waiter seemed distracted. We hosted a friend who is considering a move to the area, and wanted to set the bar high. I apologized that it wasn't what we all expected. Though I'll still come back and bring friends, I may not be so anxious to brag next time :)
Bob @ Athena
I made a reservation at Athena for Valentine's Day. Service was excellent, food VG, value excellent. We would definitely go back, maybe soon.
Great food. Can't go wrong with whatever ...
Great food. Can't go wrong with whatever you order. Athena Chicken is a must. The service is always amazing. Perfect family atmosphere.
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