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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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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Athos was voted one of the 100 Best Greek Restaurants in America by The...
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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  • 273
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great atmosphere, food, and & service. Both food and drinks were good, and a wide menu for greek! No complaints here, we highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
kkenn006
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, food, and & service. Both food and drinks were good, and a wide menu for greek! No complaints here, we highly recommend!

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New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice decor, attentive staff, but the food was ordinary. I had the Grilled Bronzini fish special ($34) which wasn't so special. Pretty bland and tasteless and the lemon olive oil didn't do much to help. Wife had grilled lamb which she liked, but come-on, its not a complicated dish. Both entrees came with the same insipid sides - a scoop... More 

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Chris L, General Manager at Athos Restaurant, responded to this review

It is unfortunate to hear that your experiences at Athos did not meet your expectations. We always strive for excellence, and we merge innovation and creativity with the wonderful tradition of Greek cuisine. Although we have some entrees that seem simple, the intention is to showcase the flavors of the meat or fish. We encourage you to come back and... More 

Slingerlands, New York
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510 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the finest restaurant in Albany. The food is very different from what you think of when you think of Greek food. It is healthy, very heavy on seafood, and can get plain grilled fish. The food is very flavorful, interesting spices, presented well. Interesting appetizers, great salads, the desserts are first class as well. Try the baklava sundae!... More 

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1 Thank Rhapsodyinblue
Camano Island, Washington
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can see why this is the best restaurant in this area. This restaurant has great everything. Restaurant is a bit dark so pictures did not come out real great. If you have sight problems you might want to bring some kind of light to help read the menu.. We started out with drinks and I am just going to... More 

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Thank Wklstoywife
Upstate NY
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit, and even busy New Year's Eve was perfect. Professional staff can handle a full dining room -- but reservations are a must! Also, dishes are cooked to order, so you will likely have a leisurely meal (some people complain about that). We've never had a dish that we didn't rave about -- I had specials,... More 

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Thank NewYorkTraveler2010
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Athos never disappoints with food or service! The best place to go on a date, for a meeting or for a special occasion. We have been dining at Athos for years and have never had a bad meal. The Greek salad, lobster pasta, calamari, feta plate... Whatever you order you will not be upset! Save room for dessert!!!

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Thank Bridgetmgc
Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I have been enamored of Greek culture for a while, and for years had to rely on the St. Sophia's Church Greek festival held on the month of May to get my favorite Greek foods. So when Athos opened we immediately made reservations to check it out. They did not disappoint, either with the menu or the ambiance. Fast forward... More 

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Thank Ti-D06
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

First and foremost, the food is excellent. My husband suggested this place as a possible place for our rehearsal dinner and it was an excellent idea. They have a separate room if your party is small. Ours was not (around 25 people), therefore they blocked off the front half of the restaurant. But it felt like we were in a... More 

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Thank GWTJ75
Albany, NY
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We have never been to a more authentic Greek restaurant in the Albany area. Hands down the best around here. We have been several times now and we love the grilled marinated octopus appetizer. They do several fresh fish specials where they serve the entire fish and fillet it table side. The portions are large meaning you have some to... More 

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Thank Tom F
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you are looking for an Authentic Greek experience, Athos Restaurant is the spot! My wife and I recently had the pleasure of dinning with friends, and had one of the finest Greek dinner outside of Athen's. From the start, a warm family greeting at the door (outstanding host) pre-dinner cocktail at the bar (great welcoming and experienced bar staff),... More 

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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: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions

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.
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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