Great food and wonderful service!! We had a great evening at Athena!!!
Great spot for business lunches with tasty authentic greek dishes
Kitchen closes too early for an 8:30 dinner. Service was lacking. Food was average.
We had a very positive experience at Athena; we will definitely be back.
New menu. Horrible. Gyros over cooked. Not good
Athena gave us a most enjoyable meal. Our waiter was attentive but did not hover; cool gentleman!
The food was wonderful. Terrific calamari and saganaki. The main dishes were generous and full of flavor.
As an artist I particularly enjoyed the Grecian relief sculptures adorning the north wall.
Very good food prepared like “home cooking” (if you have a Greek mother!) great service and a good value.
Delicious food. Service was excellent.
Athena is one of our favorite restaurants in Greektown, if not Chicago. I ordered the chicken and it was the most tender chicken I've ever had, I didn't even need my knife to cut it from the bone. The greek potatoes were lemony delicious. My sister in law ordered the beef and it was also prepared perfectly and looked beautiful. Once again, Athena delivers the best Greek food in Greektown!
Love the place - good food, service and atmosphere.
Good food. Service was great
It was nice, food was excellent as usual server was very kind. Only 4 stars on this part because I felt we had to hunt him down a couple times (and it wasn’t busy). At one point we couldn’t get anyone’s attention so we just got up and went and got our own spoon. I mean, it’s no big deal but would have been nice to be able to get someone’s attention.
Made a reservation for a table in case my friends and I could not find seats at the bar. The bar was practically empty and the bartender was nice enough to allow me to pull an extra chair to the other side of a column so we could all be together. We all had drinks, I opted for red wine, and we shared the saganaki, dips with bread, octopus, and the baklava cheesecake. I relied heavily on our bartender to make recommendations and they were all decent. I quite like this place as a meet up spot after work and plan to be back.
Good as always. Great value for very good food.
I love Athena. The best server is Socrates! I've had him several times. He has worked there forever and if you ask, he'll guide you to the best dish for you.
Love this place! Their atrium is a wonderful light setting in the middle of winter!
The Octopus was fantastic!!!
I've always loved this place. Great food and a new amazing indoor patio makes for a 4 season out door feel. Will be back.
I was meeting some friends for lunch and I didn't want a dark and closed in restaurant. Athena is located conveniently in Greektown with easy access for suburbanites and city people, with free valet parking. The restaurant is a bright, glass roofed space. The food is classic Greek with something for everyone.
These guys were fantastic! Great food, service, they did it all well!
Athena was an amazing restaurant with a great view on the inside and out! Great atmosphere and our waiter was hilarious and fun! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves Greek food and for those who want to try it!
Yummy, traditional Greek food. The restaurant has lost its quaint charm, but still a wonderful experience.
My friends and I used to LOVE this restaurant, but the menu changed, and the quality of the food seemed to lack the same great flavor and quality I was used to. It's still a beautiful space, but the experience wasn't the same at all. The appetizers were good. But the main dishes either were not good at all, or just okay. Maybe it was a bad night, but we probably won't be back sorry to say.
I was there with friends for my birthday. I thought it was a great place to celebrate.
Great food and good size portions. Service was amazing. Can’t wait to come back in the summer for when the roof is open!
The lamb was beautiful, the saganaki bountiful, and the baklava the best anywhere. The service was cheerful and sharp. The taramousalata, though, was too starchy, and the noise level is daunting. But I'll be back.
it was "fine". Not bad, not phenomenal. Perhaps my server's distracted attitude, followed by his overcompensation to please ( because I complained to the front desk) may have affected our experience. NOISY place.
I may or may not go back.
MY server was awful. I did not appreciate the initial 'dismissive tone', and that he forgot my order.......and then he HUGELY overcompensated by hovering and annoying questions.
Half hour chicken Delicious! Arni Psiti lamb Marvelous! Excellent quality and taste.
Always a great time with friends. Staff is friendly and food is delicious.
We were here for my birthday. Amazing food and service! Will be back!
Great food, atmosphere and service.
Always a good reliable place to meet friends.
Athena was great and very accommodating when we asked to change tables, have the air conditioning turned up and to have the ceiling opened up. A+++ service. I'll be back again.
Great food and great service!
Our food was exceptional and our waiter was amazing! This restaurant never disappoints.
Love this place. Went there to celebrate a birthday. I will definitely be back.
One of the best patios in Chicago, great atmosphere. Excellent food in the Greek tradition.
Been going to Athena every time I’m in Chicago on business. Great food, fantastic service...an overall excellent, relaxing experience in the heart of Greek Town.
Loved the food and atmosphere. The open air restaurant and the food were all wonderful. Delicious food and great variety.
Beautiful courtyard for nice weather- covered when necessary. Quality Greek cuisine
Beautiful patio, delicious food. Waiter was impatient and rude. We were celebrating our anniversary. The waiter kept coming up to us to get our main entree order. I asked him to come back in 10 minutes as we were having drinks and apps first. He rudely said that it was a Saturday night and that he needs to take my order now. He just wanted to flip tables. He commented on how much I had eaten later during the entree. Then stood around when we were clearly finished and waiting for the check. Very disappointed with the service. Hostesses were sweet and accommodating.
On a recent trip to Chicago, I found this restaurant highly rated on several different websites. We went on a Monday evening about 8:00 and there was no wait. Loved how open the place was and the evening was perfect in Chicago so they had all the windows open. Our waiter was great...very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The Dolmades were a great starter for the table...the lemon sauce was AMAZING. I had the Koto Riganati (roasted chicken w/potatoes in olive oil & oregano)...it was good but nothing special. One of my girlfriends had the Spanakopita...delicious! Another friend had the Gemisto Kotopoulo….very good but like the Koto Riganati, I felt the chicken was dry. But overall this place was really good!