Pan fried Kaseri cheese
I loved this place and it was my first time coming here. The outdoor seating was beautiful and comfortable and we got the best seat in the house!
The Service was excellent as was the food and company. My guest had the absolutely delicious and delicately prepared seafood the waiter cleaned at the tableside and removed the fish body and head too, (I don't remember nor could I pronounce the name of the dish!) it was tremendous!
The Greek Coffee was a special treat I shall cherish too. I wish I could come here to Greek Town at least once a week!
Food, service and ambience were wonderful. The retractable roof was open to a beautiful mid-afternoon day, adding to the tropical vacation feeling.
Another restaurant that seemed angry that we booked on OpenTable. We were rushed through, served the wrong drinks, and generally felt unwanted there. However, the food was great and the ambiance is excellent. Just wish the service wasn’t among the worst I’ve experienced in Chicago.
Disappointed that they were out of fish at 5:30.
The ambiance was lovely; we really enjoyed the rooftop seating and water wall. Service was slower than expected, but they were busy. The food was generously portioned and very flavorful. We will be back.
Pleasant attentive waiter not rushed great food
The food was great!
However, the service wasn't the best. Our server never bothered to ask us if we wanted other drinks and just brought us the cheque without asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. He seemed annoyed that we wanted to add dessert and coffee to our order. His shift wasn't over but transferred our table to another waiter and never came back to our table.
Food is excellent. Lots of lamps menu and authentic side dishes. Food is pretty authentic and defiantly unique .For service, We were there yesterday and noticed that not all staffs were wearing mask when serving us foods. Server told us later that if they vaccinated, they don’t require to wear mask which make me quite uncomfortable. Atmosphere was good, table was well organize to keep you social distance. Overall it was good experience.
Complete lack of care. We had to ask for water 4 times. Bread twice. A fork twice. But they were there hovering when we got our food to take away the plates and bring the bill. It was ridiculously hot and they seated us in the sun and then we asked to move. They didn't help bring ANY of our plates or drinks to the new table. 5 people - $133 bill... NOT worth it.
Really solid choice for greek food. Beautiful atmosphere, great service, and fresh ingredients.
we found the food to be tasteless. We needed to ask for Lemon slices and salt. The ambiance and service were excellent, the quality of the food is not compelling for a second try.
Great meal, ambiance, feels like you're stepping into Greece
Great place to try a different setting and atmosphere.
Great ambiance !
Cute place, food is mediocre, service is REALLY SLOW! Took 2hrs till we finally got our food and had to ask 4-5 times for just some water. I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Other Greek restaurant on corner is much better and service is wayyyy better. You don’t have to beg for water.
Great waiter, quick service, nice ambiance. Food was delicious!
The patio gets better every year! And the service is always excellent. One of my favorite spots in the city. Always consistent.
Ample seating which provided us with a quiet corner for conversation. The friends I was dining with were from Mexico and it was very nice to have bilingual wait staff. The food was excellent, my only reservation is that it would have been nice to have been offered bread as there was only a small amount of pita offered with our three dipping appetizers. The portions for the mains were ample and very tasty and well seasoned. Kudos for the excellent cuts of lamb which were provided. The deserts were superb.
Lovely setting and fabulous food. This is our favorite place to meet once a month. Your fish selections are always fresh and expertly prepared. Good wine menu. Definitely a place to experience for authentic Greek food.
LOVE THIS PLACE! The atmosphere, the outdoor seating area, the service, and the prices are right too!
I really enjoyed sitting outside with the beautiful weather. Food was good and was served quickly after ordering. Always an enjoyable evening at this restaurant. Especially love the free valet. Great service all around snd very friendly staff.
Athena has one of the nicest patios in the city. Terrific spot for a summer evening. Service was attentive, food very good.
Delicious, well-presented Greek cuisine. Excellent service in a fantastic outdoor setting. One of the best al fresco dining spots in the city.
Great outdoor venue. Can be outdoors with or without a roof. Food and service good. Free valet service makes it easy to patronize this restaurant.
Wonderful Greek food and outdoor patio ambience! Perfect for summer Chicago nights.
Food and service were great. Beautiful night to sit outside.
We had to flag down a server every time we wanted something. The moussaka was overcooked and dry. They took it off the bill, but I left hungry. The octopus was very good.
It was my birthday and this place was GREAT! Outdoor dining which is actually an uncovered patio is best environment.
Amazing food and love the open concept for dinning and the service was great!
Great patio !! Easy to get a table last minute. Food is filling and refreshing . Love the saganaki, dips and village salad with octopus.
The food was just outstanding. Everything was hot, fresh, and flavorful. Good sized portions and the prices were very reasonable. Service was good, but a little slow, especially when time to get check. Looked like they may have been short handed. Willing to overlook that since the food was so good!
Great atmosphere and delicious food. Reservations worked well. Valet parking was a nice touch. Service was quite slow on a busy day and and to chase down the waiter a few times for refills and for the check. I might give it a 2nd try but it would not be highly recommend at this time.
We had reservation & we were sat as soon as we walked in. Johnny S was our server. He deserves 5 🌟. He apologized for running out of Seabass & recommended delicious entrees. Service was outstanding. He explained the Covid Service fee (which was new to us). I forgot my purse (when we left the place) and while we got in the car, he was already outside the restaurant & looking for us to give us what we left/ forgot behind.
If you’re craving Greek Food- this is the place to go.
Not an upscale place (if you’re looking for that type a place) but worth every penny/ good for lunch/dinner with friends and family!
Delicious food, excellent service, perfect atmosphere. Can't wait to return. Yamas!!
Amazing space! Thank goodness the chairs were hard. We could have spent more time enjoying the food and ambiance! Best 3 hour lunch ever!
Great food, service and comfortable outdoor space.
Good experience, cocktails were amazing
I love this restaurant! It's a gem and I hope it stays open forever. If I lived in the neighborhood I would be a regular. They've done such a beautiful job with the indoor and outdoor space it's amazing. Of course they serve traditional Greek food. We had spanakopita and Greek chicken and both were delicious. Our Greek waiter was a delight (I'm sorry that I don't recall his name). He engaged us in a very nice friendly conversation and checked back with us often to see if we needed anything. He also helped me select a wine based on my preferences. I will visit every time I'm in Chicago, and I have to apologize to all the other Greektown restaurants because this is probably the only one I'll ever go to!
Excellent food and service .
Great service, good food! Will go again
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 4.7 stars by 1786 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.