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Athena Restaurant, Chicago, IL

Athena Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2274 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
At Athena Restaurant, we serve delicious and classic Greek cuisine in a modern setting. Indoors, enjoy our fine Greek architecture with comfortable seating and a warm fireplace. In the Garden, sit alongside our waterfall and beautiful garden flower scenery. In the Atrium, our glass retractable roof allows you to dine year round so patio season never has to end. Stay tuned for a new room being introduced this Spring! Come enjoy a modern piece of Greece!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 655-0000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Greektown

  • Cross street

    Between Adams and Jackson, on Halsted

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,274 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom's 71st bday! She had a great time and our waiter Salvador was the most gracious and wonderful man. He treated us with so much care and explained all the dishes perfectly. Gave us a recommendation that was phenomenal!
  2. c

    carolineweeks

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Waiter was great. Appetizers (calamari and saganaki) were amazing. Pasticio was extremely cinnamony and octopus was extremely overcooked… but waiter took off the pasticio, from our bill which was very nice. It was a nice evening overall.
  3. l

    land

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Saganaki tzaziki pastichio fried zucchini were great. Skip the Avgolemono, gigantes skordalia
  4. LJ

    LauraJ

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The restaurant is nice. The service was good, but felt as if we were being rushed. It was early so it was not overly busy. The food was good.
  5. L

    Local

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is always fun to have lunch in Greek Town. I loved Athena. Great Charred Octopus.
  6. JN

    JerryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was GREAT! But remember that all of the dishes are quite generous.
  7. DJ

    DougJ

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was amazing.
  8. AO

    AndreaO

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food is very fair. Lamb chops were the cheapest kind you can buy!!
  9. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We usually like the food at Athena. Last night the food wasn’t hot and taste was mediocre. Will give it another try. Waiter was not engaging at all until we were ready to leave.
  10. RA

    RAFATA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing!! The workers are super polite! 6 stars for this place ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was absolutely awesome. Can’t wait to go back.
  12. L

    Luke

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was mostly good. Village salad , lamb shank, pstissio,dolmades all very good. Spanakopita was inedible ( dry, flavorless, cold). Service was poor. Long waits before being approached, missing items on order, gaps in checking on table. Restaurant was not able to handle volume.
  13. CP

    CarolynP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, ambiance and food, always enjoy our trip to the city and our experience
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Greek stuffed chicken breast was absolutely delicious!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely as usual
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good experience & food. Staff was very accommodating & kind so that goes a long way. Most plates were really good & the ambiance worth the trip. Always worth going.
  17. SC

    SandraC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with friends and had a great visit and dinner! The food was good and abundant, and the place was so pretty and open. Would recommend
  18. c

    connies

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The eggplant appetizers and calamari were delicious. The saganaki was decent but not flamed at table side . Athenian chicken was delicious too as were the rice and potatoes. My friends had the leg of lamb which they thought lacked seasoning. The stuffed grape leaves were ok. The ambience is outstanding. Our server was very good!
  19. s

    scottw

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a good eating location. Greek Island was closed on Monday, so this will work again.
  20. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the outing was fantastic! Excellent atmosphere!
  21. TB

    TomB

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience2
    This is a nice but noisy restaurant space; the service was excellent, but the food was mediocre and over-priced.
  22. JM

    JenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic and tasty Greek food in a wonderful atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  24. T

    bTowne

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!! Neighborhood feel. Will be back.
  25. k

    kristens

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our lunch! Open patio with umbrellas and terrific staff! Loved our saganaki, olives and feta and the bread!!!! We split a gyro plate and the sauce was the centerpiece! They stored our luggage at front desk and were very attentive. We will definitely be back!
  26. L

    Lauren

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great wine (thanks to our server for suggestions), food was really good. Ambiance is great.
  27. ML

    MarianneL

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This beautiful restaurant had the roof retracted on a lovely summer evening. It was magical in the ambience. The food was good, waiter was attentive. We had a great gathering.
  28. D

    Desi

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Was very happy with the efficiency of getting us seated. The service was slow and dinner took 75 minutes to come to the table. Food was good for the price and very tasty. If not for poor service, I would return. The lack of attention to returning to ask about the table's need was poor.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great tasty food.
  30. DS

    DanielS

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Feeling of a cafeteria. Not much more to say. Worst Greek experience ever.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Food was good but the service was terrible We could not find our waiter when we needed him. The bus men would not get our simple requests; anther fork, more pita bread,. It’s not their job! Noisy noisy noisy!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This is a very average Greek place Service was just ok. Good took a long time to arrive. My pasta was nothing special bottle sauce etc. I expected better food
  33. F

    Fodi

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fantastic and service was excellent.
  34. J

    John

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites
  35. LD

    LoopDiner

    Chicago

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect outdoor summertime setting. Good food, too!
  36. J

    John

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance at the restaurant with the open windows is excellent. I had a great greek salad with grilled chicken breast. Fresh and delicious.
  37. MK

    MattK

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    This is a classic staple in Greektown in Chicago. Long a favorite, the updates made to the restaurant - in particular the open air exterior - make you feel like you are in a port city in Greece enjoying a fine meal. One challenge on a recent visit - they are no longer firing the saganaki! The famous "Opa!" is now just a whimper as they add only the lemon before setting it on the table. They tried to explain it was for "our safety." Sad if this is now too much of a liability for the tradition to continue in Chicago.
  38. CB

    CarolinaBlue

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely day. The staff was great. Food was wonderful and delicious
  39. g

    gsmcc

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was great! Waiter was customer service oriented. Outdoor seating was fantastic!
  40. WR

    WilliamR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a happy surprise, a beautiful outdoor patio cleverly snuggled into the back of Athena restaurant . The service and food made the night perfect!

FAQs

Athena Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Athena Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 655-0000.

Athena Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2274 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Athena Restaurant

212 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Adams and Jackson, on Halsted

  • Neighborhood

    Greektown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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