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1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
+1 518-608-6400
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Athos was voted one of the 50 Best Greek Restaurants in America by The...
Athos was voted one of the 50 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 197
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful meal and service!

First time at Athos after hearing about it from several friends. Had the whole branzinno char-grilled and filleted at the table--delicious and fresh. Our server Charlie was attentive, and made several excellent suggestions. Will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Shari N
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First time at Athos after hearing about it from several friends. Had the whole branzinno char-grilled and filleted at the table--delicious and fresh. Our server Charlie was attentive, and made several excellent suggestions. Will definitely return.

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Albany, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Although the restaurant is lovely request a booth in the lively bar / taverna. We noshed on warm pita and hummus and sipped on specialty cocktails (Spiced Manhattan - really good!) before deciding on dishes. We shared Dolmathes (hand-rolled stuffed grape leaves with seasoned ground lamb, pine nuts and rice finished with a light and creamy lemon sauce), chopped salad,... More 

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Athos has both a bar and a separate restaurant area, so a place to suit most anyone. The bar can an be noisy but that does not intrude on the dining room. The DR is pleasant and not overly cramped. Most importantly, the food is well prepared and well above they typical fare for Mediterranean. We had a variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Been there a couple times and have been impressed with the food. Highly recommend the place for a date night...or even the family. We took our baby with us and there were three other babies there too. Fancy, but not too fancy a place.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Had a meal here with my mother a few months back and was very pleased. Having to eat gluten free keeps me away from most places but I was happy to find out my waiter was very knowledgeable about my needs and made sure that my food was prepared safely! The meal itself was very good. Only downside is that... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Good food and service. Kids enjoyed also. Have eaten there several times. The fish is very fresh. The hummus is delicious

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Albany, NY
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79 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was told about this restaurant from someone I work with and I'll have to give her a tip tomorrow because this place was beyond even how she described it - my husband and I are both from downstate New York and were looking for an authentic Greek restaurant so we were very pleasantly surprised to find one in our... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We met a close friend for dinner. This is his favorite in the Albany area. He and my wife had sea bass which was fileted and deboned tableside. Both raved about it. I had never had rabbit so I tried the rabbit stew.It was OK I couldn't tell that it wasn't dark meat chicken. The service was very good

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Voorheesville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

But not as great as other reviewers have stated. It is authentic Mediterranean cuisine and you won't have a bad meal. But it's not a "foodie" destination in my opinion.

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Albany, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Other half and I went with no reservations ... the place was packed but there was an empty table that was exactly where we wanted to sit ...by the band ... the hostess did everything she could to give us that table although it wa somewhat already reserved ... Subsequent food, music and service was top notch!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-608-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Athos was voted one of the 50 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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?