Athena Restaurant

4.7
1786 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JamesS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were wonderful. The retractable roof was open to a beautiful mid-afternoon day, adding to the tropical vacation feeling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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.

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vipRhonaB
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Disappointed that they were out of fish at 5:30.

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RobinH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipdennisw
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant attentive waiter not rushed great food

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StepM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

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Pretty
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipSevanston
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

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vipAlexandraJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really solid choice for greek food. Beautiful atmosphere, great service, and fresh ingredients.

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Gaby
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, ambiance, feels like you're stepping into Greece

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CamileW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to try a different setting and atmosphere.

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EllieK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

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.

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KevinS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waiter, quick service, nice ambiance. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The patio gets better every year! And the service is always excellent. One of my favorite spots in the city. Always consistent.

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LeslieF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CarlyP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE! The atmosphere, the outdoor seating area, the service, and the prices are right too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Athena has one of the nicest patios in the city. Terrific spot for a summer evening. Service was attentive, food very good.

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vipPatty
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, well-presented Greek cuisine. Excellent service in a fantastic outdoor setting. One of the best al fresco dining spots in the city.

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GingerPie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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JeffreyT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Greek food and outdoor patio ambience! Perfect for summer Chicago nights.

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vipLSD12
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Beautiful night to sit outside.

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vipBriansocal
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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.

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BadLossHoosier
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my birthday and this place was GREAT! Outdoor dining which is actually an uncovered patio is best environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and love the open concept for dinning and the service was great!

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Jenn
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great patio !! Easy to get a table last minute. Food is filling and refreshing . Love the saganaki, dips and village salad with octopus.

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Lukester
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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BTChicago98
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

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vipLuvUpScaleRestaurants
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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DebS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, perfect atmosphere. Can't wait to return. Yamas!!

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vipMaryA
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing space! Thank goodness the chairs were hard. We could have spent more time enjoying the food and ambiance! Best 3 hour lunch ever!

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Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and comfortable outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience, cocktails were amazing

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vipMMMOLE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service .

DW
vipDianeW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food! Will go again

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 4.7 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.