Athena Restaurant

4.7
1855 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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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SamL
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DottyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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Mary
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely night to sit outside and enjoy a delicious meal with friendly service. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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agentred
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarina
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipEricS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Greek food in Chicagoland. Been going there for over 20 years

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NicoleM
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Chicago!

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vipNdBox
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great lunch experience. We really enjoyed the indoor/outdoor atrium seating. Delicious food and terrific service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Liked the open atmosphere. Parking was pretty convenient across the street

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Bigdog16
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
Enjoy.

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Sahtein
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fresh air, birds hopping around, good hummus and lovely service from Salvador.

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SaidM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food quality but not great. Good ambient. Nice experience

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stars
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Athena's has great food in a wonderful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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MaggieW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Athena. Great scenery, staff, and food.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Jess
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, will definitely be back. Highly recommend to others!

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HopeC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outside patio was beautiful. Had a wonderful time, and will definitely be going back.

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vipJanette
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It's become so noisy you can barely have a conversation. Athenian chicken 8s excellent. Miss the whitefish no longer on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Christian was so amazing. We had suck a good time

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Browns
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really busy and slow service. Food was good.

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RebeccaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

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

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vipSassypants65
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! One of our favorite Greek restaurants. We visit regularly!!

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vipTomB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Ambiance is fantastic and service is stellar. Food is very good, as good as any nicer restaurant in Greektown.

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HaileyA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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WendyC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Octopus was GREAT! Dolmades on point and the atmosphere outdoors was wonderful.

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JennyNK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent eggplant! The service was great; the food was close to being authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LuAnnU
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks were great, service was great, loved the ambiance. Will definitely return.

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CaitlinC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the absolute best food I have ever had. Portions are huge! Can’t wait to come back

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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CLynch
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at Athena after covid!!!!

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HockeyPuk67
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Renowned Chicago Greek town restaurant has no Greek beer!!! Shame Shame!!!

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vipoperagoer
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Incredible service amazing patio

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JJ1010
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the outside patio and the food is great. Perfect place for a dinner on a summer evening.

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 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.