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Athena Restaurant, Chicago, IL

Athena Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2698 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Nestled in the vibrant heart of Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood, Athena Restaurant stands as a beacon of authentic Greek culture and culinary excellence. Our establishment offers a captivating journey to Greece, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the rich flavors of traditional Greek cuisine.
Our hand-crafted menu, featuring an array of traditional Greek dishes prepared with authentic recipes passed down through generations. From classical moussaka to succulent souvlaki and irresistible baklava, every bite tells a story of Greece’s culinary legacy.
Experience the best of both worlds at Athena with our beautiful retractable roof that allows you to bask in the sunshine during the warmer days and dine under the stars when the weather calls for it. Our patio, complete with a soothing waterfall, offers a serene and picturesque setting for your dining pleasure.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 2,698 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Greek

2,698 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a large party of 12, everything was fabulous, it could not have been any better. Thank you.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Have not been there for a couple years. Service and quality of food seems to have declined. Hopefully this was a one off experience as this was previously one of my go to places for out of town guests.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience, nice service, poor food for a Greek restaurant. Fried Kalamari was terrible, the mousaka plate was greasy, served in a pot-like plate, that was more like greasy mousaka pie. There are better Greek restaurants in Chicago, the food in this one was terrible

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  4. Chicago2367

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the outdoor setting & food at Athena. Edgar & staff were attentive & friendly. Love the valet team as well!

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  5. MattS

    Chicago

    100 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I used to love this restaurant. Great service and reasonably priced. Now it’s off the list. Prices are exorbitant! $21 for chewy and small portion of calamari?! I’m overpriced kebabs for chicken having 4oz of meet at $21?! For 3 people with a couple beers each bill was over $200!!! Good riddance.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for dinner on Mother’s Day. It was not that busy. We were sat in a corner inside. Our server came to ask about drinks, said he would give us a minute then did not come back for 45 minutes. We had to ask twice for bread and more water. They had a limited menu due to it being Mother’s Day. The saganaki was barely cooked and hardly flambéed at the table. The braised lamb was so tough. It was at least 40 min between our appetizers and our entrees. Our server never checked on us. We had to go find him for the check. When he ran our credit cards, he brought back the incorrect card for my sister and it took him another 15 minutes to come back with the correct card.

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  7. JenniferB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Athena is the BEST patio in Greektown. The perfect summer experience, it’s beautifully & thoughtfully designed from decor to layout. The retractable roof doubles their patio space and creates a perfect indoor-outdoor medium so your dining experience is comfortable. There’s plenty of room and they don’t cram tables together to fit more diners. This doesn’t even touch the food! Always delicious and decent portions. The avgolemano soup is fabulous; also recommend the stuffed chicken, exohiko, and saganaki! Drinks are refreshing & consistent. Mother’s Day was low-key & super enjoyable with no prefix menu.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous. It was a sunny day and the roof was open. Very beautiful

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  9. kssw88

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was terrific. Martinis were well made. I had delicious lamb chops and rice, and another had the lamb shank with a lemon sauce that was unusual and very tasty. Our server said there was a new chef and it shows. The bar is very large and a good option to sit and eat there. The atrium area was a little chilly but a nice space.

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  10. HannaM

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always great feeling while eating a great meal including great service! Our server, Panos knew exactly when to take our order, check on us, etc.

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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 2698 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 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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