The historic Senator Hotel is the perfect backdrop for your event, with its elegant Victorian lobby decorated with a crystal chandelier and mahogany staircase perfect for mixers that spill into the bar and adjacent restaurant. We have three rooms to choose from: Mary's on First, John Pappas Room and Bar Room.
Outdoor seating also is available. We are located within walking distance from all downtown hotels, Horton Plaza, the ballpark and the convention center. Convenient parking is available as well.
- The Restaurant Writes...
Established in 1974, Athens Market Taverna has been a gathering place for dignitaries, politicians, sports celebrities and Hollywood stars, from Elizabeth Montgomery ("Bewitched") to Andy Rooney.
Owner Mary Pappas is a third-generation restaurateur who moved to San Diego from Greece in 1961 to attend school.
A pioneer in downtown's renaissance, Pappas renovated the bottom floor of the historic Senator Hotel and moved her restaurant from E Street to its current location in 1986.
In 1994, she expanded her restaurant to the North County location and added a concession in the San Diego Convention Center, a popular eatery for out-of-towners.
Reservations are not required for lunch.
- Contact Private Party Coordinator at (619) 234-1955