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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
We always make a stop here when we are in Chicago! The food is delicious and reminds me of my mother in laws cooking. The appetizer portions are large and definitely for sharing. The wine list doesn't disappoint either. We have never had bad service however this time our waiter was very curt until he left the bill at the table, hmmmmmmm. Definitely not the norm for this place! I would recommend this for lunch or dinner, large group or small. Like a small piece of Greece!
The room we were placed in was too loud to hear each other at the table. We were celebrating an anniversary with the family and we could not have a table conversation together. We had one child with us, so the loud noise level would have muffled any loud children.
For just a night out and not a family occasion the restaurant would be good. The food is delicious, the service is very good, and it was a pleasant evening out.
Athena can be counted on for consistency in the food. Typical Greek with a nice flair especially in the patio environment. Very popular with locals as you don't often see flaming saganaki indicative of tourists. Service is always friendly and prompt. Tables are cleared so fast there is the hint that you should consider departing.
It's pretty, convenient right off the expressway, friendly and nice atmosphere to talk with friends especially al Fresca on a warm summer eve. We used to dine there before they built a garage right across the street blocking a magnificent view of the city. Now we just enjoy the waterfall and the food.
Went with several out of town guests. They really enjoyed the decor and the outdoor eating space. Everyone thought the meal was very good and our server was outstanding. He apologized for the slow service as a couple of other servers hadn't shown up that day. The service was actually fine and we let him know. Have been here before and will definitely be going back.
Athena was my first Greek food experience.
The food was really good and they had an impressive wine collection
The service was decent our food arrived soon enough and the order was just as intended.
The only advice I would give to patrons who are planning on visiting the restaurant is this -
If possible, try to sit in the outdoor patio, its much more quieter and looks great and has an artificial water-fall in the wall. We were seated in the main dining area which was unfortunate because there seemed to be lots of seats available outside, this part of the restaurant was kind of loud and there was a lot of foot traffic where we sat so it was not easy to make good conversation with my friend.
Overall a decent experience, but could have been better.
Our server was very inattentive. We had to ask a busboy to track him down more than once. My daughter ordered pork chops. They were overdone. We mentioned this to the server & got no response. My daughter asked for some ketchup so she could eat the chops. He didn't come back with it for quite a while & her food got cold. We've been there before & enjoyed it very much. When you have a bad server, nothing can really save the meal, for me.
We had Salvatore as our server ad he took very good care of us. We had a great bottle of Boutari white wine! We shared a Greek salad an baked feta cheese with tomato. My husband had loin of lamb and I had boneless chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta. We loved them both. We will be back soon to have another great meal and fantastic service!
The best Greek food & salads! Always love being there in nice weather when they can open the roof & parking is so easy! They're very good about holding reservations & if u have theater reservations, they will do their best to get u out in time-great service!
We ordered the cold platter with an assortment of cold spreads, olives, and pita bread. It was a good because you had the opportunity to taste a variety of spreads, a good start for dinner.
I had the leg of lamb with steamed to perfection broccoli. The lamb was delicious and served sliced.
My dining companions had the pork chops which were huge and also delicious.
We had a wonderful meal!
This restaurant was fabulous! We ordered three different dishes and desert - all of it was so delicious. The staff was kind, friendly, efficient, and fast. There is free valet parking. The ambiance is so romantic and magical, I suggest going in the warmer months so you can sit outside by the waterfall!
There were 8 people in our party. We were seated in the patio area which is beautiful. The whole restaurant has been remodel and is just beautiful. our server was very handsome and great at his job. He was very attentive to our needs. The food was wonderful. From the flaming cheese, the Greek salad and our entrees. 4 people in our party had birthdays so it was a big celebration and they all loved the restaurant. We will be going back very soon so we can take advantage of the beautiful patio. Thanks
We have gone here many times. Today the service was horrible. We had to ask other servers who our server was.Finally he came over. Never filled water. Left dirty dishes on table. Had an attitude. Went to manager as we were leaving. Said we were st Athena many times. He said "he was a nice guy ". Never apologized!! Did not tip!!
Great Greek food , generous portions , nice service , fantastic veggies too, bread that is dangerously good . We had the village salad - basically Greek without lettuce , the lemon chicken with veggies and rice , broccoli, green beans , and apasta dish . Individual entees could cover 3 adults .
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