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.
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!
Food was good and service was great. Ambiance was kind of odd because of the bright lighting during dinner and very casual seating mixed with some extravagant decor. Almost seemed like Vegas meets cafeteria.
The food was good and the prices were reasonable and the service was excellent, what more could you ask. We will go back again.
First time trying Athena since my stand by Rodity’s closed.
Pleasantly surprised and liked the outside area with great service and attention from Salvadore
We will be back!
Our waiter was great we were friends getting together and wanted to talk. He was attentive but gave us the time we needed. We all enjoyed our food. I really enjoyed it that I am going back with my husband tonight.
Had the octopus was great! The dips were also very tasty.
Athena is our favorite restaurant in Greektown. The place is beautiful and spacious, with an outdoor patio if you prefer to sit outside. The service is excellent. The food is fresh and delicious, with several possibilities for vegetarians (like me). There is a very good selection of wine as well. Athena is our go-to place, and anyone we take there is equally impressed, including Greek food aficionados.
Excellent experience! Wonderful way to spend Labor Day 2019!
This restaurant has the best atmosphere of any I have been to. The best part is that all of the other essential elements to a great dining experience where there as well. Good food, service, and atmosphere make for a great dining experience.
Perfect place to enjoy some wonderful Greek food. The outdoor dining is wonderful
Beautiful atmosphere especially with the open roof! Food was good and waitstaff friendly (just a tad slow coming over when we sat down). Valet parking was friendly and fast!
Fun place to gather with friends. Great food. Very large portions. Get appetizers and share dinner.
Love their outdoor dining option! Beautiful space and very comfortable.