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Athena Greek Restaurant

#329 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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212 S Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60661-5450
+1 312-655-0000
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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Deerfield, Illinois
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I said this my second favorite Greek restaurant in Greektown. My first is Greek Islands but it's only second because I've been going to Greek Islands for so long and they've done nothing to drop in my rating of them. Athena is a resturant that's also been around awhile. They've invested and repositioned their restaurant. They now have an... More 

Thank jps819
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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314 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy Athena - great food, great service, competitive pricing, and an attractive place to enjoy a meal with friends, couples or family. The rooftop opens for a nice breeze when the weather permits. Sit in the atrium and enjoy the fountain or in the newly remodeled smaller dining room and enjoy the fireplace.

Thank Bonnie T
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is my second favorite Greek restaurant in Greek town. The staff is always friendly and very attentive. The lamb is fall off the bone good (super moist and delicious) but there was a lot of fat on my plate. However, the Spanikopita is probably the best I have ever had. The only downside of this place is that it... More 

Thank AJ D
Oakfield, New York
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were in town for the Chicago Marathon which coincided with our son & daughter-in-law's 2nd anniversary. We made reservations for Monday night. We arrived early and quickly accommodated. Everything was wonderful, from the greeting to the service, and the delicious, freshly-prepared foods. The updates made to the restaurant are great. So glad we visited again. We'll definitely keep Athena... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've never heard of flaming cheese until I went here. It truly is as good as the hype. The food is spectacular. The staff are very friendly (and fast) I was here on a business trip. I can't wait for them to send me to Chicago again just so I can come back for more flaming cheese!!!

Thank Lisa H
Oak Forest, Illinois
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We love Athenas for many reasons! Aesthetically, it is beautiful and modern and the outdoor patio is the best Greektown has to offer! Our family love coming here for the best appetizers ever!! We usually fill up so much on appetizers that we are hardly hungry when dinner arrives. We recently had the pleasure of having Taos as our server,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The appetizers are great and plentiful. We split several to try various foods . Beautiful patio and nice to sit outside on a warm fall day. We will be back !

Thank Mary C
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch on a weekend and were very surprised by how pretty and new the patio is! There is even a garden with a waterfall! The food is excellent as well, we tried the grilled octopus and the lamb on the oven and both were really good . Friendly service as well!

1 Thank Brazatraveler
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is the real thing. The owner stopped by to make sure everything was good and it was! Eating in the patio made the experience perfect. Opa!

Thank TravelingSil
Chicago, Illinois
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1,117 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We make a trek to Athena every summer. Sitting in their large outdoor area is always fun. Plus the food is consistently good. This past weekend I enjoyed the lamb and my husband had pork kabob. Prices are also very reasonable. Many Greek families eat here - so you know they are doing something right. Complimentary valet parking is available.

Thank Diane K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60661-5450
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-655-0000

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West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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