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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!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Athos is the perfect place to bring your Valentine for a romantic dinner! We will be featuring delicious specials along with our slightly shortened a la carte menu. First seating at four o’clock. Please note: we do charge a $10 per person fee for cancellations without 24 hours notice.

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Athos Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (40)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for a Date (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Romantic (18)
Healthy (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Live Music (11)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tapas (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Atho’s is an outstanding restaurant! The food, service and ambiance are among the best around. If you want the best fish in the area Atho’s is the place to go!

Tags: Vegan, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We split six to eight appetizers that were all delicious and finished with coffee and dessert...everything was great!

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was delicious, and the service was so warm and friendly. The portions were large and I could have used a few more vegetables with my entree, but we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We previously liked this restaurant very much and decided to return on New Years Eve. It just wasn't the same but I think i will give them a pass and return again at another time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great experience on New Years Eve. Our server was super friendly and very knowlegable. The food was cooked to perfection, and the cocktails were top notch! We had dessert and coffee and never felt rushed.

Great Experience!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Small holiday family get-together held at a restaurant no one had tried before. What a gem! Service was excellent, food was very good and the atmosphere was elegant and fun (live music that evening.)
Will return every time we are in town.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fun night out with a group of 8. Everyone was pleased with every bite!! Knowledgeable and friendly waitress. Will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Pleasant server and friendly staff made for an enjoyable dinner. Craft beer prices were comparable to other establishments, and Athos offered a variety of beverage choices. Food was prepared well, although my wife's vegetables on her Chicken Souvlaki plate were a bit more charred than they needed to be. Madedonian Lamb was prepared well, and my youngest enjoyed most of his Vegetarian Plate. Large Greek Salad was enough for four with some leftover to take home. 3 for $10 Pikilia spread choices were delicious. Kolokithakia chips were just OK. Grand total with tax was $162, but that fed four people who did not have room for dessert afterwards.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Christmas Eve. The ambiance was perfect and the staff was attentive and cheerful and made our evening special. The fish plaki was tender and flaky and the vegetables were full of special flavors, I could taste a hint of nutmeg. Spectacular. The dolmathakia were almost creamy, so delicious. My daughter is a vegetarian and enjoyed two very large main dish salads without an eyebrow raised. A most relaxing dinner, for sure. Athos is a beautiful restaurant with different rooms to explore. Lovely.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

we love Athos ,we are regulars and have referred too many friends and family.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Live Music, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Friendly and warm hostess, excellent service, and the food was absolutely fantastic. I went with four girlfriends for my birthday and we had a great time, we all loved it and will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had been meaning to try Athos out for ages and finally used my birthday as an excuse. We took our teenagers who absolutely loved the appetizers (calamari and dolmathedes) and their dinners (they both got seafood pasta). I got a lamb dish (I forget the name but it was similar to osso bucco) that was so tender and rich. My husband got the bronzini special which he liked, but not as much as my dinner. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the whole evening was lovely. We will go back for sure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is the best meal I have had in awhile, and we eat out a lot...
The food quality was great, service was amazing. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

great experience. service, food, ambience. had grape leaves, greek salad, lamb, chicken, trout, etc in our group. all good. no food left on plates.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Athos is decorated beautiful for the holidays and the staff was attentive and helpful without being overly present. One of our party eats plant based and the waitress and chef were very accommodating and produced a beautiful plates of vegetables.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pleasant staff, great service and good food. Most notable was the high noise level but they expect to abate the noise level by the end of the month. Plan to return mostly due to the Greek menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food and amazing atmosphere. Would recommend and go again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner with grandma, wanted vegetarian and healthy and loved it. The food was well prepared, service was first rate and left feeling like we had a terrific meal but not so full we couldn’t move...like so many traditional thanksgiving meals.

This was our first time at Athos, we will definitely return.

Also...we had trouble finding a restaurant open on thanksgiving using yelp and trip advisor, Open Table was the perfect solution, very pleased with how it all worked out.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A birthday near Thanksgiving needs to be special, and Athos welcomed we travelers from four states to enjoy a wonderful meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

good dinner the Lamb recommendation was great, the fish was also very good

the blackened octopus was the best

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, great service, very short wait time with reservation. Brought my son here with his family for his birthday. Everyone was happy with their meals. we will return.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were a group of 8, front desk was super friendly and inviting, service was phenomenal, food was to die for! We love Greek/Mediterranean cuisine and this we on point! We recommend and would definitely go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is amazing! I got the Pork Chop and my wife got the Grekolimano. The pork chop was out of this world! The figs, goat cheese and cinamon balsamic reduction topping creates a medley of flavor that explodes in your mouth. The Grekolimano also was delicious, the ouzo sauce brings it all together. Coupled with a great bottle of wine and there is nothing like it! Our server, Shelby, was very attentive, friendly and helpful in making our choices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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