One of the best restaurants
One 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.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience
I love Athos. I have been 3 times- date night with my husband, with girlfriends, and most recently with my parents and children as a special occasion family meal. The service is attentive and friendly without being stiff or formal. The atmosphere is posh and romantic. The food has always been superb, from first course to last.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food was very good...it was a little over priced but the food was fresh and yummy and the service was great. The retaurant is very nice inside. The pita bread and olive spread was amazing.. I could have ate just that and been happy!! :)
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Athos does Greek right!
I confess to being a frequent visitor to Athos. I love their mezethes, and we will often order plates for the table with a salad as our entire meal. The dinners are both creative and traditional, always satisfying. The wait staff is knowledgeable, and always willing to offer opinions if you are having a difficult time choosing between several options. Athos is a place you can count on for all around excellence.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every dish was carefully prepared
Every dish was carefully prepared and delicious. Service was efficient and our server was very knowledgeable about menu items.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Anniversary dinner
We had heard good things about Athos but had never found a reason to venture out to Guilderland, until our recent wedding anniversary. Everything was great, from the wine to the grape leaves, Paula's fish special and my meal. And we even had room for dessert and they comped one dessert for our anniversary! There was a family with young kids, but overall seems to be a good place for a special occasion.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service
Outstanding food and service and moderately priced
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Athos is an upscale well appointed restaurant with excellent food and service
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is A MUST.
Greatest place for good Greek food. I will always recommend the fish. And the vibe is better than most. Love em.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here several times. Does not disappoint. Highly recommended.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a family celebration event and we felt completely at ease there and enjoyed the meal enormously.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
We recently returned from a vacation in Greece, so were eager to try Athos (we had been one other time a few years back). We were very pleased with our meals. For appetizers we shared, spanakopita( a little too dry for me), and a perfect feta plate. For entrees, I loved the lamb youvetsi, while my husband really enjoyed the whole branzini. Desserts of baklava and ravani were delicious.
The service was fantastic. We are looking forward to returning to try some other specialties.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service
I took my wife, who is a Celiac to Athos for her birthday. The staff went above and beyond in the care of her food. Everything was delicious, priced well, came out fast and hot, and overall was a nice experience. We went early Sunday evening so there were not too many diners at that time. I highly recommend eating at Athos
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find
We went to celebrate my daughters' birthday and we were very pleased with everything. Our server (forgot his name) was amazing at handling our group of 10. He was very knowledgeable with the menu and helped me choose a meal (lamb with orzo) that was mouth watering. Everyone enjoyed their meals and I was impressed with the table side filleting of the fish. I tasted my husbands' and that too was delicious. Although the wine list was mostly Greek, we chose an amazing bottle of merlot ( we had three) and that too I cannot remember the name. They ended with a small cheesecake to celebrate my daughters' birthday. I will definitely be back!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious but pricey
I tried Athos for the first time with a friend for a girls night out. It was really overall delicious. I tried the cheese stuffed peppers which were too salty and I wound up not finishing it. They took it off the bill without even asking me if I didn't like it. I then went on to have the lamb with rice and potatoes and green beans. It was all cooked perfectly and very delicious. My friend loved everything she ordered but we did not like our drinks, they were sort of overrated and yet heavily encouraged by the wait staff. For dessert I ordered lightly fried pastry stuffed with chocolate frosting and drizzled with warm caramel sauce. It was delicious! It tasted like a warm chocolate chip cookie but in the form of a donut. $68.00 with tip.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was superb! Excellent
Service was superb! Excellent assortment of Greek wines. Excellent appetizers, entrees and desserts!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service is friendly without being intrusive. They put together an assortment of mezethes - hot appetizers - for us that was scrumptious; the calamari was among the best we've ever had. The zucchini fritters and keftedakia were excellent too. The black sea bass was full of flavor and filleted for us at the table. The rice and vegetables came on a separate plate, nicely presented. I'm sure the desserts would have been good but we were too full to try them. We'll be back!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to Athos, but certainly not my last. The food, from appetizers, to the main course to dessert was a delectable experience. Of the three friends who joined me, two had never sampled Greek cuisine. They are now big fans. I know we all will return to Athos, as there were many items on the menu we just "have" to sample!
The service was attentive and friendly, without hovering. The ambience pleasant, clean and inviting. And although the resturant filled while we were there, the noise level remained low, allowing normal dinner conversation.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite restaurant in the NY Capital region! The food and service never disappoint and everyone we take becomes a fan.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Guilderland Restaurant Week visit
We have eaten at Athos a few times before. We were promptly seated for our 8:00 reservation. The restaurant was nearly full. The waitress was attentive and personal. We ordered from the set menu for restaurant week and the waitress recommended a very nice wine to go with our meals. The food came out in well timed intervals so we were neither rushed not waiting. The meals were good but not as delicious as when we have ordered off the regular menu. We will definitely return and order off of their regular menu.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent fresh fish ,good
Excellent fresh fish ,good wine list, and great service. If you enjoy upscale Greek food this the the place to visit.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 7 who went to Athos for supper after a day at Glimmerglass.We were seated in a private room with soft music and a video showing scenes of Greece on the wall. food was very good and our waiter was great. we would go there again.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
My boyfriend took me out to dinner at Athos for my birthday. Our server was incredible! He answered questions, described the dishes and flavors and assisted us with making a selection we were both happy with. The hostess did a nice job spacing people out, though toward the end of our meal a party of 4 sat next to our table and it became difficult to have a conversation without getting side tracked. Overall the dining experience and food were excellent and we will return again!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, the music
The food was great, the music was great, and the service was great. My server was quick and efficient, cordial and humorous, and patient (my date was ridiculously indecisive). The front is cozy; the back is elegant. Overall, it was a fun, romantic dining experience. I will go back and will recommend Athos to everyone I know.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food....great service great atmosphere highly recommend
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, the service and food were top notch. Our server managed a diverse group of diners in our party with outstanding professionalism and graciousness.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is another visit to my favorite Capital District dining place. Great food, lovely variety, fresh ingredients - the grilled octopus is delicious and perfectly prepared. I ried the vegtarian plate this time - three selections from the hot appetizers - lovely and a great way to experimen.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience for our family dinner. Food was excellent especially the octopus appetizer.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped here on our way back from and were not sorry. The wait staff was friendly and helpful, the food was excellent and the wine list was unusual with many nice but not overpriced Greek and Macedonian selections. Wish this place was in my town!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time trying Greek
Atmosphere very comfortable, Food was amazing, Price was very reasonable.A great choice.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth Going To
We were passing through and decided to have dinner here.
We seldom choose Greek restaurants, but were pleasantly surprised with the variety and tasteful selections.
We would definitely go back for this authentic restaurant menu.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Athos for my daughter's 30 th birthday. My husband is Greek so I've learned how to make some Greek dishes. No one in our group was disappointed. Between the appetizers( lamb was outstanding), to our entrees, and yes the dessert was heavenly! I've never had Greek wine so our waiter even brought some samples to try. We will definitely go back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've now been to Athos 5 times. Every meal has been fresh, unique and delicious.
I recommend it to anyone who wants a quality meal.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely Fabulous Greek Food
I can't say enough good about Athos, the food and the service. Rita was very knowledgeable about both foods and wines; she helped me choose the perfect wine (from Crete); she was able to describe dishes in detail when we asked, helping us make informed choices. To begin, we enjoyed stuffed grape leaves served warm with a light lemon sauce (they're also available as a cold appetizer), small patties of lamb and beef. We both had specials - a veal chop cooked to order and flambed table side and a red snapper, served whole and fileted table side.
We saw couple of varying ages, as well as multi-generational families, and Athos was equally appropriate for everyone.
Athos is 3 hours from our home, and we would go back.!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked a table early-ish in the dinner service as a treat for my daughter's 11th birthday which fell on a school night. Our table was ready when we arrived and was tucked in a cozy corner - a spot we might have chosen ourselves. My daughter and I are both vegetarians and the food selection for us was limited, particularly on the kids' menu. I opted for a Greek salad and the vegetarian entree that is a selection of appetizers and was pleased but my daughter didn't like the pita pizza she ordered from the kids' menu. We chose Athos because it was close to home and close to the other birthday activities we had planned. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and the food.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was quite busy our server was wonderful. I made my reservation online and requested a candle be put in dessert. He remembered and it was a lovely meal. The food was great.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Waitress was very informative and the staff were very attentive. Can't wait to go again!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
It seems clear that the owner of this restaurant has a natural philosophy of cooking: support but do not overwhelm the intrinsic flavors of the food. You can taste this approach in the sauteed green vegetables, the steamed and then sauteed potatoes, and the Macedonian lamb, whose natural juices, combined with the tender (marinated) lamb were outstanding. The light walnut cake was also first rate.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, again!
Ever since my son started to look at colleges we have made it a sure thing to come to Athos every time we are in Albany. Service is good, but the food is excellent. We have to get the Octopus because there is no where we have found it to be as tender as at Athos.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our entrees, (my lamb chops were perfectly done!) and although expensive, it is well worth the price for the quality of food we had.
I cannot wait to "visit" our son soon!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great plce for a memorable night.
We did not know what to expect from a restaurant in Albany, and we were postively shocked from the minute we entered Athos. The interiors were upscale and very inviting, a wine celar was visible through the glass floor.
The food was of exceptional quality: veal chop, grilled whole bronzini, seafood stew, dolmatos, warm olives and quail. Children had custom made non-alcoholic cocktailes from the Athos' "mixologist". We (the parents) were offered to taste a couple of white wines to decide on one, and it was very rich and matched the food extermely well.
Little thetrics added to the athmosphere: bronzini was dealt by the owner and the veal was flambeed in front of us. A cup of greek coffee was a perfect last touch.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall lovely restaurant
In my online reservation I specifically asked for a quiet area so my friends and I could easily talk and catch up. They gave us a lovely table in a small alcove and we were able to converse easily. The service was smooth and time appropriate til the end, except with getting the check. But all I had to do was get up and ask the waitress and checking out proceeded promptly.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant 4 times and have never had a bad meal. The service is always prompt and polite. and the food is excellent!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant- Always an absolute perfection in dining. We often bring friends to introduce them to Athos and they are always as blown away as we have been!!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was delightful and the service was very accommodating. It is a little more on the expensive side but for a special occasion or date night, I would highly recommend, especially if you enjoy greek cuisine.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
second visit..will be back soon
Just like our first visit a month ago we had a wonderful evening. We had the same waiter, Jay. He remembered us from before and could recall our dietary restrictions and even remembered what cocktail i had ordered. Food was excellent.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glorious Greek food
The most extensive menu and the best Greek food I have ever had outside of Greece. We will make this a regular stop whenever we are in Albany.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing place with great service
Amazing place with great service and awesome food! You won't be disappointed.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Your food was great, service superb! We will recommend you to all who we talk to.You made our Thanksgiving very pleasant.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dining Experience
Excellent ambiance and service. Go for dinner as often as possible. Greek salad is delicious. Very courteous and responsive staff.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and experience
This was our first time we have eaten at this restaurant. We have passed it several times but have not stopped.we were pleasantly surprised. the service and food were very good. The only issue we had was the lighting in the bar area they were blue lights and were flickering you could barely see and it was driving us crazy. Would definitely go back but would ask to be seated in the main dining room to get away from those blue lights in the bar.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM