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Athos Restaurant
Athos Restaurant

Athos Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.athosrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (518) 608-6400
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Open daily at 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Harry Hatziparaskevas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-premise corporate and private catering services are available to suit any budget and occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: Unique private dining facilities are available for private and corporate events.
  • Private Party Contact: Rob Gavel (518) 608-6400
  • Entertainment: Every Friday enjoy recognized local jazz musicians performing in the Athos Taverna from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

    Every month features a Greek Night, with live music and dancing.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On-premise lighted private lot.
A word from Athos Restaurant
Athos was voted one of the 100 Best Greek Restaurants in America by The National Herald. Casually elegant, Athos serves only the very freshest seasonal ingredients, lovingly brought together using time-honored recipes and techniques, like clay pot cooking, and whole fresh fish-filleted table-side.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "We'd been to Athos several times and convinced friends to join us for the Fixed price menu- $22 for appetizer, entrée and dessert. The website notes the availability Sunday thru Thursday and 6 of us went on Sunday. We were told that wasn't available that evening, even though it is printed in their regular menu. The waiter offered to make good on it by providing an appetizer platter for $2/person and free dessert, so we stayed. When the bill came we were charged $12/person for the platter. With 1 drink each the bill with gratuity already added in was nearly $400! That was 65/person and not the 22 promised. We felt ripped off and lied to. We will never go back. No way to treat people."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great menu. Good vegetarian choices. Everybody was happy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the door and were greeted so warmly by the hostess until the check was paid everything about our visit was perfect and impressive. Our waiter went above and beyond accommodating our requests, the owner stopped by the table upon arrival to welcome us and see if we wanted any assistance with the menu. Best of all the food was marvelous!!! Can't wait to go back when we are in the Albany area again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been to Athos several times and the staff always delivers great food and an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I took some visiting out-of-town colleagues for dinner and the experience could not have been better. The staff was terrific, service was excellent, and the food was unbelievable. I highly recommend Athos as a perfect place to enjoy food, atmosphere and good times!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal, we had salad appetizers, shared a whole grilled fish with our own side dishes, dessert and coffee. The staff was very helpful and attentive and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I felt like I was being fooled into eating authentic greek food! For such a high priced menu, the chicken saganaki as main tasted as though they threw in the plate in a microwave to melt the cheese. The other main chicken sta karvouna , the chicken was good but then for a 22$ plate you are serving me frozen vegetables on the side? I am sorry but I am greek and know my greek plates, you are being fooled into eating greek food at this place. Service was blah, the waiter was more interested in chatting with the bartender, didn't even come see us during the main meal, saw us leave no thank you no nothing. This place is a no-no "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "There's a reason Athos is in the top 50 Greek restaurants in the East...actually several reasons. The menu is varied and appeals to vegetarians as well as those who enjoy meat dishes. The aromas and seasonings of each dish are mouth watering. If you like Greek food, you will love Athos. Owners Sophie and George are great hosts and make you feel right at home. Please order tzatziki and hot pita with a Greek salad to start or one of many exceptional appetizers with incredible feta. Try Athos once and you will want to return again and again. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Been to Athos several times. Food was good as usual. I tried a s shrimp dish which was good but not as good as the grilled fish or steak dishes I have had in the past. Greek salad was good. The service was great. They are not too kid friendly seeing that they don't have plastic/styrofoam cups for the young ones. Would hate to have a kid break a heavy glass. Hopefully they rectify this soon because it is a nice place."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We found the food here to be good, not great, and the service to be excellent until it came time to receive our check.....then we were kept waiting quite a while."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It was our first time dining and the food was great! We will return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Found food good,but not outstanding as usual.Salmon and turkey top notch...Beef little on tough side.Bargain price as we ate buffet which we rarely do anywhere.Ordering off regular menu the way to go,Still a fav.....service great, as we have come to expect as always on point!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I checked the kid-friendly tag because we took our three young (8. 7 and 5 y/o) daughters to celebrate mother's day. Kids menu is available and has the right stuff for the little ones (the pasta with meat sauce is awesome). It was Sat afternoon and by the time we were done dinning the place was starting to get packed. Dear wife and I had been to Athos before and we just confirmed what we thought of the place the first time: Great food. Very good service. The Macedonian lamb was cook to perfection and the fish of the day was very tasty and well prepared. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have been to Athos twice and both times I was pleasantly surprised by the food and staff. The wait staff are always willing to explain things on the menue or offer to let you taste test the wine before you buy a bottle. The food is always fresh and delicious. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This has become our standby restaurant when we're in Albany on business. Always reliable. Fresh, delicious fish, beautiful salads and vegetables, well prepared Greek specialty appetizers. Nice wine. Friendly, helpful staff. Cozy atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful from the service to the coffee."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The wait staff was friendly, courteous, and funny. The food from appetizer to dessert was fantastic. The Angerosa Trio played and they were great entertainment. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went early on a Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. Our son had given us a gift card over the holidays so seemed like a good time to use it. We were the 2nd couple in the dinning room. Dining room was very nice but cool. Have the wife bring a sweater as the air was on though it was a cool rainy night. Food service was quick though we didn't feel at all rushed. My veal chop dinner was excellent and my wife's shrimp/scallops Marinato dish was OK. Great flavors but shrimp/scallops were a bit over cooked. Appetizer we shared was shredded zucchini deep fried with yogurt dipping sauce was extremely good and I had a glass of Merlot that was very good. Overall a very pleasant experience. It's one of our favorite places to eat."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Very good food and service."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Athos deserves its national recognition as 1 of the nation's Top 100 Greek restaurants. The menu is varied with vegetarian, fish and meat dishes embellished by Greek cuisine flavors. . Prices are moderate and certainly appropriate for our community, considering how fresh and tasty the dishes are. I love the sole Kalonis..... There is no cutting corners, even down to and including the delightful Feta cheese on the Greek salad which is specially selected by the chef. Many professionals are frequently seen dining at Athos, for its ambience, superb dishes and reasonable pricing. Greek night is a joy with "dancing in the aisles" and owner's family involvement. I highly recommend Athos for anyone who enjoys Greek dining at its best."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Athos never disappoints! I have gone twice now and each time the meals get better. They are always well-portioned, perfectly cooked, flavorful, and unique. Drinks are tasty, service is very attentive and polite, and the ambiance is quite nice! The pita and spread they start you with is DELICIOUS. The whole fish is also out of this world. Truly a gem for the Capital Region!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Athos prepared a buffet meal for Easter lunch. The food was served by staff at the buffet table so there were no concerns as to whom had been in the serving dishes before you. The quality was at the very high quality standards that Athos adheres to at all other times. The wait staff was friendly, helpful, and never intrusive. Once again, Athos was a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was delicious! We never eat out on holidays so this was the first time because of logistics. Everything from the two choices of soup to the dessert was a delight. We made reservations and were seated immediately by a gracious hostess. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The entrees were a little pricey (for us), but the food was excellent and the quantity was plentiful enough that we brought leftovers home. The wine was mostly Greek, with which we are not very familiar, but the waiter graciously brought us little samples to taste and we ended up selecting a delicious Merlot. Our waiter, Nick, could not have been better. He was attentive, but not hovering and extremely knowledgeable about the offerings. We would definitely come here again for a special occasion and would recommend others to dine here."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husband and I made dinner reservations to celebrate a friends birthday. There aren't enough great things to say about this restaurant. We had the 3 dip appetizer which was a great start and a great way to get all your favorites at your finger tips! The food was prepared to order, presentation was fantastic, our server was great in delivering everyone's plate correctly! This really is a place where nothing else matters, but great food and great company!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The kitchen seemed to be a little off this visit. The octopus was only good rather than amazing, our selections from the special dinner menu were uneventful, but good. The bar for the kitchen is usually high but not today. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Since it was my lady friend's birthday I let her decide on where to go for dinner. She picked Athos because it's rated the best Greek Restaurant in Albany and we've driven by it many, many times. I'm glad we checked it out but probably won't go back again. She thought her fish dinner was great. I thought the Seafood Youvetsi was bland with overcooked penne."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This place has exceptional Greek food with a long list of traditional favorites."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My fish dish was not as flavorful as my first few visits to this Greek restaurant. The octopus was superb, don't forget to order it! Great wine suggestions at the bar. Great ambiance for upscale dining or a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I visited here twice, once for business dinner, another with my son, his soccer teammate and his Greek food lover dad. Always excellent service, great food and reasonable cost. Never missed our expectation. Hidden treasure in Albany."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Nice place to dine. The souvlaki is great, and we also love the fresh fish choices, the Greek wines, the vegetable sides and salads-to-share. We tend to eat late; at 9:00 pm the restaurant felt vibrant. Good service."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food and service are consistently excellent. A nice place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Warm, welcoming atmosphere with outstanding service. This is our favorite restaurant. Excellent food, every time. Just love this dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food's great (and interesting) and so is the service. Prices are reasonable. What's not to like."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had a great time, my girlfriend loved the restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Some of the foods taste really good, some are just hearty and filling, but the menu has good variety in a nice way. Much that seems authentic."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The wait staff was great in recommending dishes. My brazed lamb shank was very flavorful and it came in a very generous portion. I took home a hefty portion. The Greek salad was great, especially when it was combined with the stack of pita bread and dipping sauces. Our dining companions were enthralled with their dishes too. The wines were also very good and the deserts were out of this world. My wife's seafood/pasta dish was flavorful, but didn't have much seafood. - stick with the items that are recommended and you can't go wrong. The best part of the meal for me was that the food came out surprisingly hot from the kitchen, and it stayed hot until I was done eating.(Heated plates?) O.T. SHOULD GIVE MORE ROOM FOR COMMENTS"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My 2nd visit here when visiting family in Albany. A very good Greek restaurant that shines among others I encounter in my travels. Service is also consistently good and pleasant. The dip selections as one of your starters are a must. And I say "starters" as this is one restaurant where a few are in order when dining with some friends or family, or when you prefer tapas sharing or such. The entrees in our party of 6 were ALL very good - flavor and all. I had the veal in a pot (I forgot the exact name) - so flavorful. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "the salad I ordered had sooo many onions, I considered it way too much. it was probably four times more onions then I would ever eat on a salad..I ordered spanakopita. When I asked the waitress if it came with anything, she said no. When the meal arrived, there was a vegetable, (white) rice, which I don't eat and a small potato. I would rather have something different ...but because she said it came with nothing else, I wasn't able to ask for something different. The quality of the food was very good, although I've had a lot of spanakopita from many different restaurants in the area and I didn't think the thickness was very generous and the portion size was small. my friends meal was very good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been to Athos several times now, all for special occasions. Each time the service was impeccable and the food and beverage of extremely high quality. I finally tried a dish other than lamb, a fresh red snapper, filleted table side and what a treat. Don't skip the Baklava cheescake with an extra serving of top notch Baklava to share with your special someone!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014