Located at the heart of downtown Chicago, Athena Greek Restaurant was established in 1997. Since our beginning, we've strived to provide our customers with excellent quality Greek cuisine. In an effort to guide our patrons through a journey full of flavors, Athena has become the medium between the ancient Greek tradition and the modern western world.
Our restaurant is dedicated to the city of Athens, capital of Greece, which carries the longest history of any city in the world — over 4 millennia. This is the city that gave birth to democracy, and set the foundations of the western civilization.
Explore this journey from the ancient to the modern tradition in our multi-elevated indoor setting, decorated with traditional objects from all over Greece. Enjoy your dining experience warmed by one of our two fireplaces, or relax under the candlelights. Even share your best moments with friends by booking your parties and events in one of our private rooms, which can accommodate up to 100 persons.
For the hot summer days and nights,enjoy your lunch or dinner on our beautiful outdoor patio, which has continuously been rated as Chicago's best outdoor dining by the Zagat survey. Decorated with fountains and columns derived from the ancient architecture, our well designed patio was created to provide you with the actual experience of the ancient city of Athens. With the Chicago's skyline view lying on the horizon, you can savor views of the modern Acropolis while enjoying our fresh, daily-prepared meals.