Fine Greek FoodGreat food, good service, nice environment. We felt we got a unique, healthy meal in a pleasant environment to catch up with friends..6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants in the area. Go there frequently when entertaining for business or leisure. Reliably great food and the service is probably the friendliest I have come across.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMYa Sou! (Your health!)We have had great experiences at Athos over the past 2 years, after and mildly disappointing meal when they 1st opened several years ago. They really do seafood exceptionally well. Great wine selections. Nice prix fixe menus. Have had at times had to ask to have the music changed and turned down, but maitre d' very compliant and courteous.
Highly recommended. Lovely decor.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealWe were out with friends - party of 6. The service was a bit overzealous, and pretentious, but that didn't take away from a delicious meal. The food is very fresh and flavorful, and the specials are devine! I highly recommend it. We shared a salad, had 2 appetizers for the table, everyone had their own main course and we also had drinks and coffee/tea. The bill came to $100 per couple including tip. A fantastic value considering the quality of the food.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of wonderful choicesWe've eaten here several times, and always had good meals. Flavors are wonderful. Most recent visit, we made our meal of several shared appetizers: several spreads, a hot flambéed cheese dish, stuffed eggplant and lamb-beef patties. We enjoyed an excellent variety of flavors and food types and textures without overstuffing ourselves. The restaurant is quieter than most; we conversed very comfortably. Owner and staff are attentive and caring, a very high class, hi quality restaurant.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's always a delight at Athos!My roommate and I are foodies and we only go to good restaurants. Athos is definitely one of our favorites. We love the way they display and filet the fish at the table. One of the few places where you can find rabbit, lamb and quail offered as a regular menu item. The almond cake and loukaumathes for dessert are so delicious. The servers are very knowledgeable and understand dining etiquette.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMnice experienceWhat I liked most is that the servers realized we were not in a hurry and let us chat before ordering and let us take our time eating. My date and I had some things to talk about and this was able to be done thanks to the intuitive staff.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Greek!!I have eaten at Athos a number of times, and I have never been dissappointed. The food, service and atmosphere are always top notch. It's by far the best Greek restaurant in the capital region.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Loud AtmosphereWe decided to try Athos because I had a hankering for Greek food. All in all it was very tasty, but we did have a few glitches. The vegetarian entree I ordered that consisted of three hot appetizers was missing the Skordalia for the zucchini chips, and the custardy baklava that was supposed to be drizzled with honey and walnuts was lacking the walnuts. I would go back to try other things, but maybe earlier in the day so that I could hear my husband when he talked to me.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM"OPA"Athos was a great evening. The food is is wonderfully and authentically Greek ! Warm pita seved with a black olive tapenade starts the meal. We enjoyed a few appetizers and then the yummy meals arrived. We enjoyed Veal Corfu and a lovely lamb dish with orzo which was a bit salty. After eating such great food, we decided to go for dessert ! Chocolate filled loukamadethes were so good ! We also shared a custard filled phyllo pastry !!!
Our waitress,Taylor, was very helpful when we asked about options.
Except for the over the top noise, it was a lovely time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good foodA little pricey; therefore it serves well for a special occasion.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSince we couldn't travel to Greece... we ate at Athos Restaurant instead. And it was wonderful! We wanted to order everything on the menu, so we'll have to return to try more dishes. The ambience was soothing and unobtrusive - beautifully appointed - and the food and wine were the real stars. The service was friendly, attentive and helpful in recommendations. Definitely a real find!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceWe've only been to Athos twice and both times have been excellent. We live in another state now, so we aren't able to
Go as often as we'd like. The menu has many wonderful choices. We had 7 adults in our party and 7 different entrees.
We were all tasting each others dinner and I personally would order all of them. The service was very good, friendly
And knowledgable. Can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the ambiance of theI loved the ambiance of the restaurant-warm and inviting. The crab bisque was very good and the lamb dish was amazing. The service was timely and the server made sure we felt at home. Overall a wonderful dinner experience. I have already recommended it a few times since we went!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale GreekWe had a very enjoyable meal at Athos, from the initial pita and red pepper spread on the table through some very decadent and delicious desserts. Prices were reasonable for an upscale restaurant, the place was busy, but quiet enough to talk, with an attractive decor, and service was prompt and friendly, although there was no recognition of the Open Table note we sent about two birthdays. We'll also know to share desserts next time - they were huge! We would definitely recommend a meal here! (Just a note, since both parties drove past it, that it is on the opposite side of the street from Crossgates mall, between the mall and 155.)5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Greek foodNice place to go with friends you want to enjoy a good meal, wine and conversation.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday for twinsEverything about our dinner was perfect. The food was delicious with beautiful presentation. The restaurant is comfortable with very attentive service. The background music lovely and at a level that we could converse at a normal tone. A delightful experience!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. All added up to an enjoyable night. Dessert was outstanding end to a perfect night out. Looking forward to a return visit.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food & service.Outstanding Food & service. Thoroughly enjoyed by all from appetizers to decadent dessert4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperior authentic Greek foodFor some reason, we save Athos for special occasions when, in fact, I could enjoy it every week. The food is spectacular and the service is warm and friendly yet efficient and professional. As soon as we were seated we were presented with warm pita bread and a delicious garlicky herb/olive oil dip. Our drinks came quickly after and the server was right there to explain the menu. I ordered lamb cooked in a clay pot with orzo in a light tomato sauce. Outstanding! Unlike some lamb dishes where the lamb flavor is cooked out or lost in sauce the tender chunks of meat tasted like lamb. Friend's pastichio was also a winner. With a sampling of 3 wonderful Greek dips as a starter and an excellent Greek salad this was really a very special meal.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA GREAT find!!!!!Athos is a wonderful restaurant, a great find! The only negaztive is that my wife and I dont live closer (we live in New Jersey)!!!!!! The food couldn't have been better....the service couldn'thave been better....the ambiance couldn't have been better.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGood beer/ale selection. HaveGood beer/ale selection. Have a problem with sulfites, so wine is not an option (besides, I like ale) .Waitstaff very knowledgeable and professional, but friendly. Noisy, but not loud. Food was terrific and more than we could eat, though lots of salt. Prices reasonable. We will certainly be back. Convenient and ample parking.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAthos was great to begin with,Athos was great to begin with, but seems to just get better. Incredibly consistent. We love the feel of the place as well as the food. One of my favorites.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fresh fish. GenerousExcellent fresh fish. Generous portions. Condescending waitress but then she probably has to deal with a relatively unsophisticated customer base.
Within the Albany area, probably deserves 5 stars by comparison with the generally poor quality of other eateries.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoy Athos' environmentWe enjoy Athos' environment a lot. We always have a great time whether it's just us as a family or with a group of friends. On the night of the live band and dancing....wow what a great night !4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is unusual to find a restaurantIt is unusual to find a restaurant in Albany with so many fresh seafood choices prepared well.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the service was exceptional.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DiningWe come here on occasion for great meals and a relaxing evening. Food is delicious and the menu is extensive. Greek dishes very good, but they are also know for tremendous seafood.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyed our dinner very much!enjoyed our dinner very much! food was excellent and this was my second time at Athos. i will definitely return!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy companion, an older womanMy companion, an older woman who had eaten before she came, sampled my food, declared it delicious, and ordered dessert. She plans on having her entire meal at Athos next time. Maitre 'D/Manager Rob was charming and attentive.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM