Athos Restaurant

4.7
1439 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Athos Restaurant was voted as one of the top 50 Greek restaurants in America by the National Herald, and is the Capital District’s only restaurant devoted to serving Classic Greek Cuisine.

Whether you relax in our Taverna bar area, enjoy the comfort of our main dining room, or dine outside on our brand new patio... at Athos, you will experience exceptional Greek Cuisine and the warmth of Greek hospitality (Philoxonia).

Support Athos Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1439 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeannetteM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and dining experience, our waiter was professional, observant and very kind.

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JoanneW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both my husband and I had fish and it was very good. We probably ordered too much for the appetizer so I was quite full when we were finished. We ate outside and the temperature was perfect but there was a lot of noise from the traffic on Western Ave the time that we were there which was 6.

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edelbar
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had rerserved outside seating but it started to rain It turned out that they had saved a table inside for us and quickly moved us indoors. Whole experience was first rate.

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Jhaddad
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a quiet and pleasant restaurant, service by “MELISSA” was amazing, she take care of all the recommendations, appetizers was good… but main plates … ummm, amazing.

My oldest son had the lamb chops, he had 2 orders.

Thanks for the time.

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JoannaA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Authentic Greek food. Lovely setting.

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vipDBwish
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Albany. The food, staff and outdoor dining are always wonderful.

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have had good experiences dining at Athos. However this time it was a disappointment. The Greek salad with grilled chicken did not have grilled chicken. In fact when it was served I thought it was sliced pork. The chicken was very dark and obviously heated in the microwave. The pita bread and tzatsiki was very good. I am surprised that a restaurant trying to recover from COVID would serve something that was not as advertised.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good wow

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My table loved their lamb, pork and eggplant dishes.

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Hardware
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everyone was friendly and helpful, many gluten free options, but maddeningly slow. Party of 8, 5 had drinks and it took over 20 minutes. THEN took the appetizer and meal orders. Appetizers came in waves , even though they weren't for the table because of dietary restrictions. Dinner finally came and hour and a half after we got there. The flaming cheese appetizer was loved by all. Food was good, but not exceptional.

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nat12
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere to reconnect with friends fir a fun time.

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vipLove2Travel
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at Argos! We had a very attentive server and delicious food! We highly recommend!

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Professor433
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! Well worth the trip if staying in downtown Albany. The lamb dishes are large and easily split by two. Loved the appetizers as well!

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Graces
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

After all the changes brought by the Covid year, it was great to return to Athos and find the food every bit as good as we remembered. The waitstaff is energetic and eager to please, and every bite was a delight. The room is noisy despite somewhat reduced capacity, so if that isn't your thing or you have a a companion with hearing loss, perhaps seek elsewhere or go on a weeknight. Otherwise, enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service, wonderful as always.
It’s great to be back dining at Athos!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very slow service on Father’s Day. One dish was warm rather than hot. One part of a chicken dish was overcooked. We plan to patronize other restaurants in the future.

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Rigi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fist time. Loved it only thing. One wait staff offered specials. Our s didn’t. All good. High recommend

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cheesewine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu! Fun night out with family from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was reliably excellent.
The service was exceptionally outstanding!

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Glenmontgirl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You impressed our party of 5 with attentive service, perfectly prepared food and an enjoyable, clean atmosphere. We can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Athos continues to be the best Greek Restaurant outside of NYC in the US. The food is authentic and delicious, creative and ample. Service is friendly and helpful. The wine list is outstanding for Greek wines.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and good service. There were two of us, and we each had a fish dish but not the same ones. We both found the fish delicious, the pita crisp and flavorful, and the rice cooked perfectly. The vegetables were cooked a little more than what I like, but I like them al dente. We asked our waiter for wine suggestions, and both were very good. We sat outside on the patio, which was very nice and comfortable. We look forward to returning.

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Ziggy
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening with attentive service starting with the host!

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JayBee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Here is the Yelp review-- "Restaurants deserve some latitude. After all, they're still reeling from the financial devastation the Covid pandemic caused. That's the only reason I'm giving Athos three stars. The management has obviously taken Covid precautions seriously. The servers and staff were all masked, and esthetically appealling partitions were still installed between tables. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. My appetizer was a very small serving of stuffed eggplant. Companion ordered grilled halloumi served with a dab of compote. These dishes were adequately prepared but in my opinion, they were extremely over-priced give the size of the portions.
The server was kind enough to inform me that Athos was out of the artichoke/red pepper compote that was supposed to accompany my salmon entree and offered me a red pepper spread in its stead. What I received was an overcooked, extremely dry piece of salmon with a few strips of undercooked red pepper scattered on it and some soggy roasted potatoes. This is supposedly a Greek restaurant. Was there a chef in the kitchen? How difficult would it be to brush the salmon fillet with olive oil, a bit of lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper ? Doesn't anyone in that kitchen know how to prepare a decent piece of grilled salmon? Companion's Branzini "special" was a filet that was cooked properly, but as she said "I could make a better sauce at home." I'll give Athos the benefit of the doubt- but I won't eat there again."

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Meaghan
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best calamari I’ve ever had, highly recommend giving this restaurant a try!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek cuisine. Lamb was delicious, service outstanding and it is always a plus to see the owner who comes by to ensure each guest is enjoying the food!
Definitely recommend Athos!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was warm and welcoming. We were agreed upon arrival and promptly brought to our table. The waiter was excellent. Service was efficient. The tables were separated from each other. Most importantly, the food was excellent.

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Cjm12203
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

never have a bad time here always will be coming back

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CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious! The outside patio is really a nice experience.

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I would recommend this restaurant.

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EricC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

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SusanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had a super good experience at Athos for my birthday dinner. Chicken and eggplant dish was cooked perfectly, all ingredients were fresh and thoughtfully and creatively put together. Nice surprise with a complimentary appetizer. For my birthday dessert, I chose the mint chocolate chip mousse with extra whipped cream and it was delicious!!

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TracyO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Dinner was just ok. So a bit disappointing. Our waiter was great, service was fine. The calamari appetizer was fresh but could have been fried a bit longer, the squash bisque was lacking something. The "special" bronzino was dry on all 3 of our plates. The lamb chop special was very good. We bypassed dessert.

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LSKJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, as always!

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vipMandM
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. We took advantage of the brand new patio on a lovely evening. Great food and service as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to be seated outside on their private patio. The patio is a perfect spot with space heaters and each table has an umbrella. Our waiter was exceptional and made our experience even more special. Everything was delicious. We will be back!!

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RachelI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here are wonderful - we love going to see Terry (bartender). The food is wonderful.

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SaraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in the heart of Guilderland, NY. Authentic Greek food, made to order, with out of this world taste and service!

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Patrick
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sal was the absolute best waiter we have ever had! Very attentive, personable, and kind. Food was great, as always.

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PhilipS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and delicious food. Had a great time!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Athos Restaurant using the Order Online button. Athos Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 608-6400.

Athos Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1439 OpenTable diners.

Athos Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1986/athos-restaurant.

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.