Athena Greek Cuisine
Athena Greek Cuisine
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Athena Greek Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.athenagreekcuisine.com/
  • Phone: 4805024466
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm 7 days a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Charles Bowman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will be providing full service off-site catering.
  • Entertainment: During Special Events
  • Special Events: Athena Greek Cuisine invites you to join us to celebrate our one year anniversary August 12th, 13th, and 14th. Featuring authentic greek cuisine, vintage wines, and other specials and festivities! Free appetizers will be sampled and a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to charity. Join us!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking.
A word from Athena Greek Cuisine
In ancient Greek religion, Athena, the patroness of Athens, was the goddess of wisdom, Handicraft and war.

A reunion – literally, drinking together - was an aristocratic banquet at which thinkers and artists met to discuss philosophical and political issues and to recite poetry. A convivial meeting for eating, drinking, music, and intellectual discussion among ancient Greeks. Looking for some great traditional Greek dining? Then succumb to Athena’s warm, white embrace that's embellished with a bounty of consistently delectable authentic Greek dishes, fresh fish and seafood seared to perfection on the open grill. Greek dining that you won't want to miss. Meals are an experience so be prepared to indulge – and feast. And, be sure to save room for one of our enticing desserts and coffee before you leave. A true restaurant for all seasons, Athena Greek Cuisine features a lively full bar, an impressive dining room that blends both, the contemporary and the traditional.

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Athena Greek Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Very good Greek cuisine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Very good Greek cuisine. And a very classy atmosphere. Everything we had, from the saganki to the greek coffee was outstanding. The staff is friendly and efficient. A great find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • entrees were delicious. Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    entrees were delicious. Drinks were outstanding. Service was best of all - caring, considerate, knowledgeable server: Nick
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was fanatstic -
    MARYJO
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Our server was fanatstic - fast and knowledegable about the menu - and they were able to accomodate my friend's special request
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Very friendly reception.
    JoelVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Very friendly reception. Waiter was very helpful and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Athena Greek Cuisine is a great spot to take someone for a special night out on the town. The food is wonderful (love the spanikopita and tzatziki), the ambiance is lovely, and the servers friendly and helpful. I only wish it was closer to my home so I could go more often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The best!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    What a fabulous dining experience. Five of us (including an 11-month old) came in for an early dinner. The food was freshly prepared, and delicious! The owner and manager came by to chat a couple of time. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. As we were leaving a band began playing Greek music. We will definitely be back very soon to experience the late evening entertainment. This is our new favorite Greek restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Very Authentic Greek Cooking
    out4funVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    This was our first visit to Athena Greek Cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed dining here. We found the food to be well-prepared and authentic. The mousaka reminded me of the way my yia yia prepared it. The service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The entire staff were attentive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    The entire staff were attentive, polite and on point all evening!!! Amazing food! The staff even surprised our table with free dessert! Definitely recommend!!!! Special kudos to Cris at the bar and Demetri our server!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The whole experience was very
    Terrysart2VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    The whole experience was very good. I was there early, but the service was Greta and the food was the best Greek food I have had this side of Greece.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Athena for Meetings!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    We had a wonderful meeting event there. The serving staff was very attentive. They also provided us an area in a private area so we could do our speaking presentations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We could not have been more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    We could not have been more amazed for a first time dining experience. We were welcomed like friends. Our handicapped friend was welcomed and they did all they could to help him feel at home and enjoy his experience. He was thrilled that they had Greek wine on the menu and enjoyed one of his favorites. It was well worth the drive across the city and we enjoyed it all from appetizer to dessert and even took some home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Greek flair!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    Very welcoming and fun atmosphere. Will be returning for their live music and belly dancing over the weekend. Chris, our server, was outstanding! She was personable, sociable and provided great service. My family and I had a great time and the food was great. I will definitely return and tell others.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Greek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    We went here on a recommendation from friends, for my wife's birthday. Athena DID NOT disappoint. Our server, Dan, was wonderful and attentive and the food was excellent. What a great find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Greek food is difficult
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Good Greek food is difficult to do & we are very particular because my husband is Greek. His Mother is a tough act to follow. Having said that, we had hoped for better. This was a very nice dinner & our friends who have not ever been to Greece were pleased. The Greek salads are so fabulous in Greece. They contain no lettuce there but in the US, restaurants always try to stretch them by adding greens. Too bad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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  • Shrinking Portions - High Prices
    DogulaVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    We've been coming here since it opened just because it is the closest Greek restaurant to us. Don't get me wrong, the food is very good, but it seems now that the portion sizes are getting smaller. Not that we need heaping plates of food, but the prices here are high for what you get. The saganaki is $10 and then they charge you extra for pita bread. My wife ordered 2 appetizers for her meal, Octopus $14 & Spanakopita $9. The Octopus was very sparse and the spanakopita consisted of 3 small, almost bite size pieces. The place was almost empty, and this was a Saturday night. My prediction: This place will close within the next year. If you want good Greek food and great prices, go to Greektown on N 7th st. That's where we will go from now on.
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  • Good Greek n N. Scottadale.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    I really enjoyed the grilled seafood appetizer (octopus, shrimp & scallops). Too bad this isn't available as an entree-sized item as well. Good selection of Greek wines. Next time, however, I'll go earlier to avoid the music and dancing. I prefer to concentrate on my food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we ordered about 7:00 thurs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    we ordered about 7:00 thurs & were that they no longer had roast leg of lamb}!THERE WERE 6 OF US. HOW CAN A GREEK RESTAURANT BE OUT OF LAMB AT 7:00 (THEY HAD 2 ENTREES WITH LEG OF LAMB VERY DISAPPOINTING
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Athena Greek Cuisine does
    Oldnick4fun
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    Athena Greek Cuisine does an excellent job with standard Greek cuisine, plus a few additions that may appeal to American palates, while maintaining the flavors of Greece. We dined there on a Wednesday night and found it very quiet... which was exactly what we wanted. The atmosphere is more fine dining style than tavern style. The patio provides an nice choice for outdoor dining. My Greek-style pork chops reminded me of dining in Greece, while my wife's gyro pita was perfect for lighter dining. Athena Greek Cuisine can serve as either a special occasion place or a standard place for family dining for families who prefer Greek cuisine. This was our first visit, but we will be back... often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great Restaurant Gone Bad!
    kbz1520
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I have been to this restaurant several times and the food has gone down in quality. I read the reviews after I made a reservation and should have read them before. Also, their website ad said there would be a regular menu for Mother' Days with some specials added. There was not a regular menu but "a special Mother's Day" menu with no specials. Also, when you spend extra for the pita with your appetizer its pretty tacky. The buser could hardly wait to clear the table (which would be understandable if the restaurant was crowded, it was empty). The only nice thing about the dinner was the waiter who was not Greek but from Minn!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were not impressed. Saganaki
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We were not impressed. Saganaki was small. The fried smelts were mushy. Main dishes were so so. Had to keep asking for water and waiter service poor. Based on the referrals to Athena Greek, we were disappointed. The only redeeming thing about this restaurant was seeing George the old owner of Bacchannal of Phoeinx.
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  • I really enjoyed my meal at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    I really enjoyed my meal at Athena Greek Cuisine - the service was spectacular, and the food fabulous! I really enjoyed the lamb chops and the saganaki was yummy too!! OPA!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • lamb was over cooked (not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    lamb was over cooked (not a trace of pink) and tough rest of food was very good we are going back in two weeks!
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  • Food was high point of the
    ExCasaMiaLover
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Food was high point of the visit. Lamb was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delectable and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    The food was delectable and the service exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The restaurant itself is beautifull
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and it has an extensive Greek menu with a number of dishes you often don't find at other Greek restaurants. The saganaki here is delicious and doesn't have the bitter taste that some saganaki has elsewhere. The quality of the dishes and size of the portions rival some of the fine Greek restaurants in Los Angeles I've been to recently but at half the price. This is the only Greek restaurant in Phoenix that is open on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Good Food - Pita costs extra
    DogulaVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    The food is very good here and so is the service. My only complaint is that they charge you 50 cents for pita. It's not the price, I just don't think that they should be charging for something that should be included with all Greek food. It's like paying extra for ketchup or mustard for a burger. This is the only Greek restaurant that I have ever had to pay extra for Pita bread. They give you French bread for free (not very good either) why not just change it to Pita.The price of the flaming cheese is $10, not exactly cheap, so I think they can include Pita with it.
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  • The lamb shank special was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    The lamb shank special was great! Really enjoyed the green bean dish with a tomato salsa!
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  • Drinks were expensive and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    Drinks were expensive and not a good pour .Dinner was also not a good portion for the money .
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  • A very good Greek restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    Very good dinner. Had 2 of the classic Greek dishes and both were very good. The place was not very busy and I wondered why as most places we had eaten in the Scottsdale area on this trip were quite busy. However, service and food deserve more people trying Athena. A little difficult to find as directions say corner of Scottsdale Road and Mayo. It is really well off Scottsdale at the other end of the shopping complex. You may see Outback easier and it is near that point. A definite return on another trip.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I love the atmosphere and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    I love the atmosphere and menu. This is a great location for large groups for dining for two. Very flexible and accomodating staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers and desserts were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Appetizers and desserts were very good but our dinner entrees were only fair. Moussaka had too much cinnamon and the green beans looked like they had been cooked to death. Shrimp dish was "swimming" in tomato sauce. Go for cocktails, appetizer and dessert and you will have a good experience.
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  • celebrated a birthday, definitely
    SUSAN
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    celebrated a birthday, definitely a great place for large groups,best greek food in town
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was very attentive
    MoCookee
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    The staff was very attentive and new the menu and wine list. Appreciated them recognizing my birthday without a big fuss. Myself and family would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS A TREAT TO DINE AT
    rustyVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2012
    ALWAYS A TREAT TO DINE AT ATHENA. WONDERFUL SAGANAKI!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    Will be coming back next week or so with my out of state friends. Really enjoyed the food and the friendliness of the servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great customer services!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    Very nice place, Excellent customer services, I will go back for just customer services!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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  • We enjoyed it all! There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We enjoyed it all! There wasn't a huge crowd, so the hustle and bustle was missing, which was good! The food was delicious. We will return.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Love the decor, and they had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Love the decor, and they had a belly dancing. Food was great, and DO NOT forget the dessert. All of them were delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone in my group of seven
    SkPblew
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    Everyone in my group of seven ladies had a good time. Food was good. The exception was the gyros meat in my salad which was a little overdone and dry. The salad was very large and tasty, though. The menu choices are quite varied, so everyone can find something to like. I would go back again. Would love to try the happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Great Food - Friendly Staff!
    DogulaVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Love the food here and especially the staff. Always very friendly and accommodating. Please include pita bread with the Saginaki, this shouldn't be an extra cost item.
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