Pan fried Kaseri cheese
Athena was great as usual…..sitting under an umbrella in the open air was so refreshing. Had the chicken souvlaki kebab. There were three skewers with a generous serving of tzaziki. It was very tasty and filling. Chicken was tender and not over cooked at all. Great food, atmosphere and service!
We made a reservation for a professional meeting and were seated immediately on the patio, accommodating our group of 6. Host, waiter, and manager/owner service were great. We ordered Greek beers, wines, and a cocktail that were all excellent; they kept the drinks coming too! Octopus appetizers were delicious and good sizes. All entrees (lamb, chicken, etc.) were well-cooked, seasoned, and large portions. Everything came out in a timely manner. Had a good time too with the outdoor setting and nice weather.
Athena is probably one of the prettiest restaurants in the city. The food is always delicious. Our waiter was just a little to cool for his own good. Slightly off-putting but other than that, always a fun experience.
It was a lovely night to sit outside and enjoy a delicious meal with friendly service. We will be back!
Pre-concert dinner. Seated outside, very nice but a little loud and a bit windy, no more than what would be expected of downtown Chicago. Great experience and absolutely will return again.
Overall great experience and food.
Server was wonderful and everything we ordered was phenomenal! We had the saganaki, octopus appetizer, seafood kabob, exohico. I wish they set the saganaki on fire but it was still delicious. I would absolutely come again.
The food was excellent especially their shrimp appetizer. The lamb tasted authentic Greek.
I gave it a 4 instead of 5 because service felt rushed
Best Greek food in Chicagoland. Been going there for over 20 years
This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Chicago!
Just a great lunch experience. We really enjoyed the indoor/outdoor atrium seating. Delicious food and terrific service.
Excellent service. Seated us right away outdoors even though we were late and stuck in traffic. Food was terrific and the ambiance was first-rate. Can’t wait to return!
Food was delicious. Liked the open atmosphere. Parking was pretty convenient across the street
Great service starting with the valet to the host, the waiter and staff.
Great help with picking a wine.
Food was great and the open air dining area was bright and fresh.
Plus we could hear our conversation.
They had a 90 minute time limit for the seating, but that was a fair amount of time. We used the whole 90.
Fresh air, birds hopping around, good hummus and lovely service from Salvador.
Good food quality but not great. Good ambient. Nice experience
Athena's has great food in a wonderful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
Had a great time at Athena. Great scenery, staff, and food.
Our Server Chris was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and attentive. He helped us make choices, answered our questions and was even able to get me a drink that wasn’t on your menu! (May I suggest calling it the Calliope? My name is Kelly and that is what my Greek Aunt called me! A Screwdriver with Ouzo!). Our food was great and our table outside was just beautiful. The water feature that we sat near, was just loud enough to muffle the sounds of the outside world and make us feel like we were on a mini vacation! We have gone to another Greektown restaurant for many, many years, but I look forward to bringing my Mother here next time!
Love this restaurant, will definitely be back. Highly recommend to others!
Outside patio was beautiful. Had a wonderful time, and will definitely be going back.
It's become so noisy you can barely have a conversation. Athenian chicken 8s excellent. Miss the whitefish no longer on the menu.
Our server Christian was so amazing. We had suck a good time
Really busy and slow service. Food was good.
I have been coming here for years, for some reason they changed the menu and the portion sizes have been cut 75% but the price remained the same. So dissatisfied
Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! One of our favorite Greek restaurants. We visit regularly!!
Beautiful restaurant. Ambiance is fantastic and service is stellar. Food is very good, as good as any nicer restaurant in Greektown.
We went for an early birthday celebration and sat in the courtyard area, it was so beautiful and the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine (or 2)! The food was also fantastic!
Octopus was GREAT! Dolmades on point and the atmosphere outdoors was wonderful.
Excellent eggplant! The service was great; the food was close to being authentic.
Birthday dinner for my sweetie. We had never been to Athena and were pleasantly surprised how open and bright the restaurant was. The staff took great care of us from the moment we entered the restaurant all the way thru dinner. We had a table full of kids and the server really took good care of us and made sure we always had what we needed. Oh, and the food as delicious…my sweetie had e lamb with oregano and garlic…very simple dish but so delicious. We will be going back.
Delicious food, drinks were great, service was great, loved the ambiance. Will definitely return.
Some of the absolute best food I have ever had. Portions are huge! Can’t wait to come back
Appetizers were so fresh and delicious. Mains were ok. My husband had chcoen and it was tough. I had beef tenderloin skewers which were good.
Open table’s walking distance was off. My husband has a bad hip and the walk was much longer than the time given. We had to end up grabbing a cab.
Great to be back at Athena after covid!!!!
Renowned Chicago Greek town restaurant has no Greek beer!!! Shame Shame!!!
I met my cousin for lunch - it was my first in-dining restaurant experience since early 2020! It was great to see some familiar faces still working there. Our server and bus person were outstanding. I maintain a vegan diet and our server was super cool about it. I’ll be back again soon! Thank you.
HOORAY -- Athena survived lockdown! We were so happy to go back, and enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner in the garden. Apps, mains, desserts and coffee were delicious as ever, and Sam took excellent care of us.
The saganaki, skordalia, avgolemono soup, soutzoukakia, exohico, bakalao, galaktobouriko and ek mek make a feast to remember ... and order again!
Excellent food, Incredible service amazing patio
Love the outside patio and the food is great. Perfect place for a dinner on a summer evening.
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 1855 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.