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Athena Pallas

556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
+1 703-521-3870
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“moussaka” (15 reviews)
“baklava” (15 reviews)
“greek salad” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
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556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not only are management rude and childish, they literally chewed someone out for parking in their empty shared lot to go to the restaurant next to them, the other side of the line of parking spaces were full and thy went out of their way...More

Thank kaponflores
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Athena Pallas! The grilled octopus and the moussaka were just like we had in Greece two years ago. They even had Assyrtiko wine from Santorini - our favorite from the Islands. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for an authentic...More

1  Thank Kshimits
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I enjoyed the Greek Salad (without anchovies - I'm a vegetarian), but the dressing didn't seem homemade and was too sweet for me. The veggies were very fresh and the feta was super creamy. The Tzatziki and Spicy Feta appetizers were good, but there wasn't...More

1  Thank CMH-FC
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Athena Pallas is an authentic Greek Restaurant located in Arlington, VA. Their food and their service is top notch. Their house red wine is excellent as well. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for some great food with a warm and friendly staff. They...More

1  Thank Dramajames
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I loved the food and can't wait to return. The combination dinner came with all but two of my favorites. I had dolmades, moussaka, pastichio and a big meatball. All were delicious. Mt husband had two pork chops that were favorable and tender. Service was...More

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Everything, and I mean absolutely everything, on this massive menu was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. Presentation of sharable appetizers was gorgeous. succulent sea bass, tilapia, and every single other dish served, including kabobs and spanakopita, were amazing. Desserts were huge and from tiramusu to...More

1  Thank MK E
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I was trying to decide where to eat on my short trip to DC. I walked past all the restaurants on 23rd street and could not justify stopping at any of them versus going back to Athena Pallas. Such an incredible authentic family restaurant. The...More

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 12 March 2017

First visit and we were surprised at this gem. First the salads were really fresh - the tomatoes were tasty - something we loved in Greece but is hard to duplicate in the winter - but they did. Portions are HUGE! We brought as much...More

1  Thank Geezers_on_the_Go
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This place is consistently delicious. Service is also very good and the staff remembers you...especially when you are friendly :) Most importantly, you are able to eat at a comfortable pace in a traditional Greek setting. I love it here and will patronize this establishment...More

1  Thank Kate K
Reviewed 5 March 2017

What a pleasant surprise to find this gem of a restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy, and the food is excellent and authentic. I especially enjoyed the combination plate. I was able to have a serving of all of my Greek favorites. My husband loved the...More

1  Thank 695cynthiar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-521-3870
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