Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Athens Restaurant

4.0
33 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Greek
Perfect For:
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

Similar Restaurants

About

For more than a quarter of a century, people have been returning to Athens Restaurant for an enjoyable dining experience and friendly hospitality.

Here at the Athens we believe in using fresh & locally sourced (when able & available) ingredients and superior products in our recipes. We prepare most everything in house and to order.

A family run restaurant, we specialize in authentic Greek dishes from our own original recipes, as well as serving an array of other dishes such as Grilled Meats, Seafood, Pastas, Pizza and Breakfast, Brunch and Homemade Desserts. With such a varied menu selection, there is something to please every palette.

Founded by Sam & Areti Panopalis in 1982, the Athens Restaurant has been operated by their son, Evangelos, since their re-opening on Quinpool Road in 1996. We still serve many of the same customers from our original location. At the Athens our patrons are like family to us. We invite you to visit us for a fabulous meal.
Dining Style
Home Style
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Global, International
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(902) 422-1595
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Sotirios Panopalis, Evangelos Panopalis
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Preston
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 33 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Excellent food and service as usual. We always enjoy spending time with friends after church to continue our fellowship.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 23, 2014

Excellent food and service as usual

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on January 25, 2014

Good food. I had the veggie combo and I enjoyed every bite. The roasted vegetables were a bit too oily though.
Would go back.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 31, 2013

As usual, the food was great, the service was great, and we will be back. The only thing I did notice was that we didn't get any bread before the meal, which we usually do.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 31, 2013

Missed your wonderful GREEK salad with my meal. OR Bagget bread with dip,,,,,,, My partner would have liked a few pices of calamari with his seafood platter......

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 29, 2013

Excellent service and great food as usual. Always a pleasure.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on November 29, 2013

Great local spot for pre movie dinner. Chicken Soulvaki was tasty with greek salad, roasted potatoes and pita bread. We will be back
for sure.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on August 26, 2013

Monday 26th August, my friend and I were there for dinner. We were seated and presented the menus. It took a log time for our sever to come me take the order and she said sorry for the wait. Well, actually we were watching them standing around and talking as the restaurant had only few customers. We ordered our food, got two glasses of wine, an appetizer, chicken souvlaki and chicken Parmesan. I wanted a bit more sauce for my calamari but our server never came back and asked how things were. Furthermore the calamari were made using the batter they use for fish and chips. After we finished our calamari she came and took the plate. I noticed that other tables were getting bread but we were never offered bread.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 11, 2013

We have visited Athens almost weekly( or more) for approx. 15 years.

Family owned with owners always on site.

Great relaxed/ family atmosphere! Service is usually very good with pleasant staff.

We may not open the menu since we know several dishes which are always dependable and excellent presentation and flavours.

The haddock fillet dinner is a standard and have NEVER had a bone or fish not perfectly prepared.

We always recommend Athens to friends/ colleagues and clients!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 16, 2013

Athens is a very friendly and accommodating restaurant.
I am in wheelchair and my daughter has gluten free needs.
There has never been an issue with either request.
We enjoying going a couple of times a month after church for brunch and fellowship.
Will certainly recommend this great establishment to everyone.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 12, 2013

The food is very good, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 4, 2013

I came with party of 12.
Shared Greek platter
For main, I ordered pan fried haddock with side of fries & Caesar salad.
Salad was OK, would have been better if came in its own bowl, as plate was hot & this caused lettuce to lose crispness.
Fries were somewhat soggy & brown, like they were fried in overused oil.
Fish seemed fresh, but breading was too sparse.
Maybe I was expecting too much. After all, I basically ordered fish & chips at a Greek restaurant. Previous times I've been here and ate souvlaki /moussaka/lamb & it was good.
Service was friendly.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 9, 2013

This restaurant seems to be popular with all ages of Haligonians. However, the night we visited it fell below our expectations. One of our party ordered the double chicken souvlaki and got pork. The kitchen had left the tsatsiki and lemon off my souvlaki plate. We had come especially for the gluten-free almond chocolate torte but were disappointed to hear that they no longer carry it. So, a good restaurant that could be better with a little more effort.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on January 18, 2013

Great food and service as usual . Would be little nicer at night is the lights were little dimmer

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 12, 2013

The service and food has always been very good.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on January 9, 2013

Overall it was a fine experience. We were happy with the service and the meal. You were able to accommadate our requests and we will be back in the future. Thanks.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 14, 2012

Last year we had our Christmas Lunch here and when it came time to book this year, everyone wanted to return to Athen's. The appetizers are great - tasty and large enough to share. The number of lunch/dinner selections is good. They are very tasty and affordable as well. The Gyro was new this year. Those in our group who ordered it, really enjoyed it. It's a unique twist on the donair!
To top it off, those who were able to stuff in desert, tried the coconut cream pie - it is a "must" on the dessert menu.
Service was excellent. Our waiter had a great sense of humour.
I suspect when it comes time to book next Christmas, we will likely return to Athen's again.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 13, 2012

Great greek food , great restaurant, will be back!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on December 7, 2012

Convenient, family friendly (casual), reliable (meals are consistent quality).

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 30, 2012

To be fair, this review pertains to breakfast, a meal simple to make but easy to get wrong when it comes to cooking eggs the right way. I am pleased to report that my eggs were cooked perfectly and the service was outstanding. I look forward trying the restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 13, 2012

Everyone at Athens makes you feel like family!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 11, 2012

I love the Athens Restaurant and the food. It is a little bit upscale, but very nice.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 8, 2012

The Athens is one of our favorite family-style restaurants in Halifax. Always consistently good in all of the areas listed above. They always have a table regardless of how busy the restaurant is. We often recommend this family-owned restaurant to out-of-town friends.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 5, 2012

Overall, a great dining experience for our 34th Anniversary.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 19, 2012

We had an excellent time here, very good food, plan to come back with the kids next time!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 13, 2012

Had a great time there. Service was excellent - our server was especially good given that the restaurant was very crowded (Mother's Day). She always came by to update us on what was happening with our order.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 23, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant with amazing food. Came in with two large groups on different occasions and they served us wonderfully.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 26, 2012

Always tasty, hearty, generous portions; great mix of Canadian and Greek cuisine.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 25, 2012

Great service and food. Very Noisy , hard to make conversation

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 24, 2012

Thank you to the Athens team for making my mother's birthday celebration so special. The appetizers were delicious and the service was stellar. Our group ranged from 4 - 78 years old and you managed everyone with a smile. The staff even sang "happy birthday"! My Mom is still talking about the lovely evening at the Athens for her birthday! Thank you!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on February 14, 2012

They had a valentines day special for $49.99 which included wine, main course and desert for two. The wine was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. The main course was a generous proportion and very good. The desert was small but good. Overall I feel we would have had a better deal not taking the special.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 5, 2012

Food was very good and our server (Sara) was excellent. Will definitely return

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 5, 2012

Athens is one of our favorite family restaurants. Having breakfast served until 2pm was really great. We selected Athens for our son's 19th birthday meal.

Report
Helpful