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About Athos Restaurant

Athos was voted one of the 50 Best Greek Restaurants in America by The National Herald. Casually elegant, Athos serves only the very freshest seasonal ingredients, lovingly brought together using time-honored recipes and techniques, like clay pot cooking, and whole fresh fish-filleted table-side.

1814 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Kraus Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 608-6400

Website:
http://www.athosrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Every Friday enjoy recognized local jazz musicians performing in the Athos Taverna from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.



Ask about our next Greek Night, with live music and dancing.

Catering:
Off-premise corporate and private catering services are available to suit any budget and occasion.

Parking Details:
On-premise lighted private lot.

Executive Chef:
Lou Agostinello

Private Party Facilities:
Unique private dining facilities are available for private and corporate events.

Private Party Contact:
Christopher Cropsey: (518) 608-6400

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Greek Night - Live Music & Greek Dancing: Saturday, May 6th!

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Athos Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (38)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Healthy (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Romantic (16)
Casual (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Live Music (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tapas (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vegan (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time at Athos and it was greatly enjoyed by the group. We get
together once a month and try different restaurants through out the area. I have
no idea why we have never been to Athos before! The food and service were
wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was excellent and the wait staff and owners extremely attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We have eaten at Athos many times, but we're disappointed in the food this time. My wife has always enjoyed the chicken souvlaki, but not so much this time. The chicken pieces were huge, but stringy. Is it from an older chicken? We would have preferred the former smaller, more tender chicken pieces.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic service and delicious food! We love the ambience and the food here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We are disappointed we didn't discover this restaurant sooner! Everything about this restaurant is wonderful! Staff is great, food is wonderful, the atmosphere is warm. We love it and will make it one of our most visited restaurants for sure!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Service great, but the 68 dollar greek blend was the absolute worst id ever tasted, it tasted burnt...and 2 scallops and 2 small shrimp with a saffron blood orange reduction a joke...not a hint of saffron was detected. And the shrimp were subpar.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first time at Athos, but definitely not our last! Everything was spectacular - from the amazing food, to the incredible selection of vegetarian and gluten free options throughout the menu, to our incredible server, Danielle. I can't believe it has taken us this long to try Athos! This has definitely become one of our new favorite restaurants!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fabulous cuisine, attentive and friendly service, great cocktails, live music. What's not to love? Highly recommend Athos for all occasions. This was our first visit, but will not be our last.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Haven't been there in quite awhile. Still really authentic greek food that is not just moussaka and spanakopita. Also, they have an extensive greek wine list.
Glad we went mid-week, because it can be noisy on the weekend.
We will be back if we can't make it downstate to Astoria.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first experience at Athos. The food was superb. Each part of our meal was very fresh. Three of us had a different kind of fish each of which was prepared differently. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant offers a lot of delicious options, and the chef is one of the best you can find! We had the chance to try several different dishes and all of them went beyond our expectations. The live music and dances offered that evening were extra experience and pleasure we did not expect.
I would strongly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Athos. The service was prompt, attentive and friendly. The food was presented beautifully and delicious. Can't wait to return for another wonderful meal here. A true gem of a restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Special Occasion, Healthy, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of the best restaurants I've ever been too! Food, service, drinks and decor were all amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always terrific...athos never disappoints and this time was lovely to see the fundraising for breast cancer!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and a wide selection on a varied menu with very good food. I travelled to Albany for an event, and Athos was an excellent choice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Just as amazing as last year! Hostess was extremely welcoming, server was knowledgeable and fantasic, food was delcious, just as we remembered

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I have visited Athos on 3 occasions and, each time, I was delighted with my dinner and enjoyed my experience. My husband joined me this past weekend. I have a difficult time choosing what to eat - the portions are generous, the food is fresh and beautifully presented. We started with a Greek salad. It was perfect. I have had the fresh fish entree and it is a treat. This time, I opted for the moussaka and it was simply delicious. My husband chose the lamb. He is picky about lamb and he enjoyed his dinner. The bartender helped with a wine selection and it was perfect for our dinners.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food is delicious and the service was excellent. My only complaint is their wine list. I ordered a bottle of their house Greek wine at $32/ bottle. The wine was like drinking colored water. If they paid more than $8 for the bottle, I would be surprised. With that, their markup is 4X the value of wine which is unheard of. Most places mark up between 2 and 2 1/2 times the cost of the wine. You would think that a Greek restaurant would want to have a good house table wine for their customers instead of the swill that they are serving.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and great ambient. Will recommend to all my friends.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Athos, starting the hummus/pita and Calamari, moussaka and an amazing baklava cheesecake to finish the meal. Our server was friendly and attentive. This is a great spot for authentic Greek food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

It's easy to understand why Athos is such a highly rated Greek restaurant. Each aspect of the dinner, from appetizer to entree to dessert was wonderfully prepared and the food's presentation nicely matched its flavorfulness. Our server offered good wine pairings and suggested appetizers which complemented each entree. Our group has met at Athos on 3 prior occasions and we've agreed that whenever we meet in Albany, Athos will definitely be our restaurant of choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

As always, our dining experience at Athos was stellar. We started at the bar, then sat at a bar booth (Taverna Room). Terry took great care of us throughout the evening, and made us feel special. No room for dessert though.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Tapas, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always great food here. One of my most favorite restaurants.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

I have eaten at Athos a few times. Because they sound so good I end up getting a special but haven't liked any of them as much as the appiterzers. I love the way it's decorated and will continue to go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Food is excellent , service is attentive, and prices are moderate.
The weekday prix fix menu is a value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I travel often for business, and it's not always fun dining solo, but the staff at Athos were warm and friendly, making me very comfortable. I chose to sit at the bar where the bartender Teri was gracious and efficient. The extensive menu made for a difficult decision... so many things I wanted to try! I had the whole fire-roasted branzini which was filleted at the table. Greek herbs, fresh lemon and olive oil topped the fish and it was truly delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We go often with friends, not always the same friends; we all love it. The food is above good and we love the speciality drinks from the bar.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food at Athos is always delicious especially if you like Greek food. We come to this restaurant fairly often when we are in the area. The grilled octopus is highly recommended. I love the boned chicken Korvana- amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service, as always. Charlie was our waiter and he went above and beyond to make it was a perfect evening.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Outstanding. Traveling through on vacation. Well worth the find. Easy access off I-95.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very authentic Greek food. Very fresh made with quality ingredients. Meals were cooked to perfection and wine list was broad. Excellent attentive service. Highly recommend it. Eaten here several times and yet to be disappointed.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Chose this restaurant for a reunion with an old friend. My choice was supported by good reviews from Albany newspapers.

Was VERY DISAPPOINTED from start to finish.

The bartender botched my cocktail. I did not complain because my friend of some years just arrived.

The wine was good, but our server poured the wine without allowing me to taste it. Unacceptable in a fine dining restaurant. If Athos is now a pedestrian place, it should lower its prices by half.

I had the sausage appetizer, Loukaniko. The sausage was so overcooked it was hard and crunchy. Was very difficult to chew. Could not really taste it.

I had the Grekolimano. While the shrimp were tender, the sauce was bland and the rice pilaf was just steamed rice you could make at home in a rice cooker. Not rice pilaf. My husband had the swordfish souvlaki.

While the wine we had was good and on sale that day, since Athos does not produce that wine, it can't take credit.

You may think I am being hard on Athos. Yes, but so is Albany. We were there for 2 hours on a Wednesday night and the place was nearly empty from 7-9 PM.

Athos needs to get serious about what made them great, else it may become another failed restaurant.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

It actually took me a few years to try Athos Restaurant due to all the conflicting reviews. Every aspect of this restaurant was impressive. Grace was the best server I have ever had (both here and abroad). Often when a restaurant has few customers the service and food is disappointing. Not at Athos. I was there on a Monday at 4:30, everything was perfect. I highly recommend you look past the negative reviews and give Athos a try.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fantastic service and delicious food! We dined there for my birthday and it was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I came to see the live music that night, and they put me in the bar right in front of the band, which was wonderful. Not only did I have the best seat in the house, but the staff was very nice and there was a great selection of food as well. I enjoyed having the bar menu as well as the full menu, and ordering was very easy. I liked how the vegetarian and vegan items were clearly labeled.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Vegan, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We ordered several appetizers. Our favorite was saganaki. The spreads and appetizers were very generous and we took some home. They were packaged very nicely. The waitress was helpful in explaining the choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

My boyfriend and I were in Albany for the weekend
And decided to try this restaurant
Amazing food and great value
Highly recommended

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Sencillamente Espectacular , la comida la atención TODO!! Muy satisfecha

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our first time at Athos Restaurant driving from
Saratoga Springs. It was worth the drive! The atmosphere was elegant, classic, clean and traditional. The food was marvelous ! Especially the lamb!
The only downer was the bar tender who was not friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always amazing. The food, the staff, and the drinks!

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