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Athos Restaurant

1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4602
+1 518-608-6400
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Ranked #1 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Athos was voted one of the 100 Best Greek Restaurants in America by The National Herald. Casually elegant, Athos serves only the very freshest seasonal ingredients, lovingly brought together using time-honored recipes and techniques, like clay pot cooking, and whole fresh fish-filleted table-side.
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  • English first
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We dine here nearly every week because this place is consistently excellent. They greet you with an enthusiastic smile, offer to take your coat, and seat you according to preferences. This white tablecloth restaurant has it all-ambiance, cuisine and service. More often than not we see one of the owners touching tables and checking in with customers. The servers know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Having Charlie guide us through the menu and assist with recommendations, was wonderful. We'll be back to sample other menu options soon.

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Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best Greek food I've ever had. Our waiter Charlie was fantastic. Knowledgable and kind-he truly made our night complete. Visiting from Long Island. Next time I'm in the area...no doubt going back. I hope Charlie is still there! Opa!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant at prime time on Saturday night and stopped at Athos without any prior knowledge or reservation. The parking lot was packed (usually a good sign) so when the hostess welcomed us and looked for an empty table we felt a drink at the bar might give her a moment to prepare a table for... More 

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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193 reviews 193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went with family to see what all the hype was about. Although not big fans of Greek foods, we were amazed at how wonderful this place was. We were greeted and seated by a very friendly hostess. The menu had a very wide variety of Greek dishes, many more selections that appealed to us than other Greek restaurants. Four of... More 

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Albany, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I dropped by Athos (very near our home) after an afternoon of last minute Christmas shopping. We had heard nice things and had often talked about going there. We were early (about 4:45), and half expected to get turned away or at least have a limited selection (like a bar menu). We were greeted like long lost... More 

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Waterford, NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I previously came here for my birthday 3 years ago (see Jan 2012) and this time was just a lovely date night. Our server was the new GM's sister, and she was just awesome. Super friendly, and knowledgeable - chatty only to the extent that we were, so she was open and friendly without the slightest hint of being phony.... More 

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Athos is by far the best Greek restaurant I am aware of! Not only is the food scrumptious, but the whole ambiance is lovely! The servers are all very professional and excitedly, meticulously describe how the specials and each dish are prepared and served. The whole fish specials served table side are a must! The fish is so ridiculously fresh... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've been to Athos before and it is just as outstanding as ever- probably even better! We have visited Greece recently and always compare Athos to the food at the tavernas in Athens. The small plates are terrific for apps or dinner. Our favorites are the octopus, the tender and tasty meatballs and the stuffed eggplant. for a real taste... More 

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Albany, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wanted to do something special on Christmas Eve with my mom. I had been to Athos before and always enjoyed it, but my mother had never been there. Seeing a seafood special listed for Christmas Eve, I thought it would be a good time to take her. We got there fairly early, so we were able to be seated, even... More 

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Additional Information about Athos Restaurant

Address: 1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4602
Phone Number: +1 518-608-6400
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian

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