Athena Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Greek

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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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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,delicious food good friends what more can we ask

JJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to meet friends. Not rushed but attentive service.

GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service.
Will definitely come back.

m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice Greek restaurant with friendly staff and great food for an affordable price. Will come back

DJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Being able to make a reservation makes it so convenient for me, as I take the train in from the suburbs to meet my son & girlfriend. The food is absolutely delicious, and very professional & friendly staff.

C
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The staff from the hostess, to the valet to the waitstaff are friendly and attentive. This is my family's go to place for Christmas Eve. Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I wish they would have recognized my daughters birthday . I wrote it in my open table special occasions note , called Athena restaurant and the hostess even confirmed they knew .
Nothing special was done , not even a happy birthday wish .....

M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was myself, my husband and our niece. Ambience was awesome. Food was great but I ordered the 5kinny lamb chops. They were good, however comparing them to Roditis which is no longer there they didn’t quite stand up to their lamb chops. But service was great and everything else was awesome. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved day-of. Great food, low noise, attentive service.

A
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful updated restaurant with clean modern lines enhanced by classical elements. Very welcoming staff and excellent food. Bar area looks very nice also- will definitely return

JP
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! Took my team, for a a Christmas lunch and Athena was just the right blend of happy/ festive/ delicious - we'll be back!

DS
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not a fan of the new menu - a few old favorites are now missing. Put entrees on plates, not bowls.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal
Very much enjoyed

R
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was just ok, nothing impressive, but the service was great . It seemed a little to touristy, unlike some other places in Greek town.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our experience at Athena! Wonderful ambiance with very friendly staff! We felt very much at home and will be back soon! The food was AMAZING!!!

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was prompt and pleasant, and the place was gorgeous. But staff continuously didn’t know who had ordered what (party of 6), nor did they know who was supposed to get the bill.

CZ
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely beautiful restaurant. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, especially the moussaka.

BL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! Sea bass was great!

h
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful. This our second time there with our friends. Food was great. Highly recommended.

DL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Every year my family has a tradition goes downtown to see the window Santa a tree and we always head back to Greektown for dinner we used to go to Parthenon‘s which we loved and since they’re closing have been visiting Athenas this year we went and the food was excellent as always but the service was less than desirable when we questioned the waiter about the bill and a drink that was charges the waiter seemed upset and had an attitude and made some comments about being difficult to adjust to take off etc. We asked for a drink and a Coke and he never brought it We had to ask our guy who was responsible for cleaning the table and filling the water (who was fabulous and should be a waiter ) to get our waiter because our waiter was nowhere to be found and when he did come by he was quick and dropped things off and left. When we asked about the drinks he didn’t even apologize and just said OK so needless to say that made our experience less than desirable.

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm sorry it took so long for me to dine at THIS Greek find. Athena is beautiful. Big spaces differentiated enough to make it comfortable in each space, and the food and service is terrific.

BB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!! We had a great evening at Athena!!!

MB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great spot for business lunches with tasty authentic greek dishes

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Kitchen closes too early for an 8:30 dinner. Service was lacking. Food was average.

BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very positive experience at Athena; we will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

New menu. Horrible. Gyros over cooked. Not good

SK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

LB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food prepared like “home cooking” (if you have a Greek mother!) great service and a good value.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Service was excellent.

TW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the place - good food, service and atmosphere.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. Service was great

AA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

M
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

F
Orlando
48 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as always. Great value for very good food.

SC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Octopus was fantastic!!!

PV
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CM
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

m
Indiana
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys were fantastic! Great food, service, they did it all well!