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Athena Greek Restaurant

#313 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
West Loop
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212 S Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60661-5450
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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Johnston, Iowa
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here at the request of one in our party. The place is clean - nicely updated and in warmer weather everything opens up to create a nice outdoor seating area. The bar is large and well stocked. Our server wasn't the best/most attentive. He would pop in and pop out from time to time... never really checked on... More 

Thank e_swanson86
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

About a $12 cab ride from downtown in the west loop in Greek Town. Also free valet parking. Reasonable wine and cocktails and tasty Greek food. Especially good when the large outdoor patio is open and you can relax with friends outside.

Thank wjk312
Dayton, Ohio
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It started if off bad when I walked into the restaurant by myself and the so call manager asked me "if I need something"..sure a table for four please. After being shown to the table, my friends came and we ordered different foods and I always try the Moussaka when I go to a restaurant and it was good. My... More 

Thank filetmignon96
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider Athena to be the best Greek restaurant on Halstead street in Chicago. Their outdoor (glass enclosed) area is extremely pleasant all year around and the service and food is on par if not better than the other Greek restaurants nearby. Valet is available and always quick and professional.

Thank chicago_tri_traveler
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251 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met some other couples here for dinner before going to the Chicago Blackhawks game. The restaurant offers free valet parking but we parked in the corner for $8.00. We ordered some drinks at the bar before we sat down at our table. We ordered three orders of flaming cheese. We also ordered calamari and it was done perfectly. Some... More 

Thank Achung70
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place was truly a good experience. We order the Greek cheese they light on fire at your table and yell,"OPA!" I mentioned Rachel Ray $20 dollar day and got one of the best seats in the place and discount. We enjoyed the lamb and Greek grape leaf wrap goodness!! A truly good experience when I am ever in Greek... More 

Thank MandRSanchez
Saint Louis, Missouri
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The octopus needs to be more tender and more greek spices. Greek salad was good! The swordfish was salty and bacalao needs more flavor. Service was good and staff were polite.

Thank Ina A
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

To clarify, the Greek managers and waiters are all excellent; however, the non-Greek Eastern/Central European women working the bar apparently think they are there just for their looks and to find a rich Yank. Unless they know the customer, their service is slovenly; unacceptable. One can only commiserate with the absentee owner who should wonder how much revenue he is... More 

Thank SuperChief49
Los Angeles, California
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205 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My friend, who lives locally, took me to his favorite Greek town restaurant. It was delicious. Great service and food. It has good walkability.

Thank William C
Corvallis, Oregon
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I flew from Los Angeles to Chicago and had made reservations that gave us time to land, get into the city, check into our hotel and have dinner at 7. It was one of those days - flight delays, snarled traffic.... We called Athena from the airport and they were calm and helpful - our lateness was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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: 312-655-0000

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Staying in West Loop

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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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