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Athena Greek Restaurant

212 S Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60661-5450
+1 312-655-0000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (37 reviews)
“greek salad” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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212 S Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60661-5450
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the Ouzo and mezedes to start through the perfectly prepared lamb chops, Athena does not disappoint. Octopus and gyros were also excellent. Definitely worth the cab ride and great Greek town atmosphere in the neighborhood. Loved it.

Thank Cjmonroe
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in Friday night for cocktails and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was beautiful and the bartender was so sweet. She had great suggestions as to where to go to next. Perfect spot for drinks with your girlfriends.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 of us loved the meal at Athena. Luckily, they take reservations through OpenTable, which I highly advise. We got several great appetizers — lightly breaded zucchini, lightly breaded eggplant, flaming cheese, dolmades, and grilled octopus. The entrees ranged from the Greek salad to lamb...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined there last night and got fish poisoning. I ordered the whitefish then told later they don't have any. My friend ordered the Lamb special and was told the same...they don't have it. I was asked if orange roughy was ok instead so I...More

Thank Stacy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found a Chicago restaurant guide that listed the Athena as the #2 rated Greek restaurant in Chicago. If this is number two, I can only imagine how wonderful number one is, because the Athena was AMAZING to my taste. World class service and my...More

Thank Walker G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit on a suggestion from a friend. The better half and I walked in and was asked if we had a reservation. We said no. Was informed it was going to be a 20 minute wait. 35 minutes later we were seated. Our...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lied to us party of two that it would be a thirty minute wait was over an hour never got served! Don’t go here!

Thank Athena H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps by happy accident, my group had booked the joint next door on the exact Sunday that the Hospitality Show wrapped. Being told our table for 20 would be honored "at least 40min late", we slid next door. Got to wonder if the owners are...More

Thank HarryBGurnee_IL
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We decided to have dinner in Greektown for Mother’s Day and chose the amazing Athena restaurant. Jim greeted us warmly as we entered the restaurant and gave us a great table in the main dining room. Unfortunately, it was too cold to have the roof...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is truly authentic food, not fake or wanna be at all. The salad was amazing along with there bread

Thank Mike R
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
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24 March 2018|
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Response from Mary Jo K | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is free - I usually tip the valet though since parking is free.
17 May 2017|
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Response from MandRSanchez | Reviewed this property |
You can call them and ask them if they have a kids menu I believe so. I don't remember it was a trip I took without my kids. (312) 655-0000 Chicago, IL here is there number. Happy Travels
John H
12 August 2015|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are open until 11 am.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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