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Athena Pallas

556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
703-521-3870
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Ranked #29 of 675 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is what you hope to find in any restaurant. A true family place that does everything right. Good service and great food. The restaurant is run by Michael in the kitchen and his wife Kalli out front. Some of the highlights my wife and I love. The Caesar salad is one of the best we have ever had. It... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We arrive 20 minutes before the kitchen closed, so the owner push us a little to get our order as quickly as we could. I order for a drink Usso, dry no water no ice, the owner made a strange face that was difficult to interprete. My wife got a moussaka, it was a little dry. I got lamb and... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The roast lamb, pork chops and steaks are standouts, in addition to the usual Greek dishes. Appetizers change daily and feature octopus, escargot, butter beans, taramasalata and many more. The chef each morning buys only what looks good to him. Chef and wife are always on premises. Efficient and friendly service. Free off street parking.

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Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is an outstanding Greek restaurant in Arlington, VA (Crystal City). The food in this restaurant is great, is very reasonably priced and and comes in large portions. If you are looking for a Greek restaurant in the DC area, we enthusiastically recommend this restaurant.

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USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is now one of our MUST go places when we are in the Arlington/DC area. We were fortunate that it was located just a couple blocks from our hotel, so it was a nice stroll on a beautiful evening. The service was great. Very attentive and helpful. They had my husband's favorite Greek wine, so he was in heaven.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent food. Staff was attentive and service was amazing. . Not expensive. Restaurant is good for family dining or romantic night on the town. Had difficulty finding it at first but it was worth the rambling.

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Calgary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a small authentic Greek restaurant. It is very simple and certainly not anything fancy but the atmosphere is comfortable and casual. It feels like you are having dinner in the family home. Prices were average ...approx $15/entree The meat in all the dishes was excellent, the rice was not the best and the vegetables were slightly overcooked, for... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Athena Pallas reminds us of many of the family restaurants we ate in when we were in Greece. It's not fancy and the food isn't gourmet. It's more like good, traditional home cooking. We started by sharing the Horiatiki Salad (also called a "Village Salad") This was very close to the salads we got all over Greece - not... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I would love to write a thorough review of this restaurant. However, my husband and I never got passed the front door. We visited on a busy Saturday night. While I don't mind waiting for a table, I do expect someone to at least acknowledge our presence. Because there is no waiting area, we stood crammed into the doorway for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I dined here in the early evening. The restaurant seems to be past its prime. Looks like its heyday was maybe 10-15 years ago. The horiatiki salad and saganaki were decent but not extraordinary. We shared the lamb kabobs, and I would rate this main dish as average as well, although the sides of vegetables were good.... More

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