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1505 Space Park Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 567-9144
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek...
Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek food available in the Silicon Valley and we're excited to continue that tradition with you. We offer healthy portions of delicious, authentic Greek food made fresh daily- using traditional recipes direct from Greece. Our hope is to provide you with a dining experience that will take you on a journey of the sites, aromas, and flavors that has made the Greek cuisine famous around the world. Our dishes are Greek family favorites combining the finest herbs and spices with the freshest ingredients available. When you come to Athena Grill you will have your choice of classic dishes like dolmades, biftekia, mousaka, pastitsio, giouvetsi, gemista, lamb chops, souvlakia and many others. Our freshly made delicious desserts-baklava, galaktoboureko, kataifi, karidopita, ravani, kourabiedes and melomakarona-are better than our own mothers used to make! We have designed the ambience of Athena Grill to give you the feel of a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Athens, also reminiscent of the colorful restaurant in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." With the blue and white national colors of Greece and authentic artwork lining the walls, and Greek music playing in the background, the interior of the restaurant matches the authenticity of our cuisine. Outside, we have plenty of seating surrounded by lush landscaping, reminiscent of what outdoor dining would typically look like at a Greek neighborhood restaurant. We will always do our very best to provide you with the same dining experience we would provide our own families and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you very much! Sas efharistoume poli!
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch

Very friendly and active proprietor that likes to take care of his customers. Great corner location with some patio seating. This place gets busy for lunch, but they move quickly and have an efficient kitchen operation. The food is pretty good, and the internet is fast, so also very good place if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Carlos E
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Very friendly and active proprietor that likes to take care of his customers. Great corner location with some patio seating. This place gets busy for lunch, but they move quickly and have an efficient kitchen operation. The food is pretty good, and the internet is fast, so also very good place if you need to work and eat at the... More 

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El Dorado Hills
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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We looked for a Greek place because we don't find good Greek food where we live, and this place really delivered - luckily they have recently started opening on Saturdays. They have a nice little patio, with an enclosure to keep the wind out, with typical blue and white decor. The service was excellent - very welcoming! The servers were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Food was great, service was spot on and the guy was funny, kids liked it, what else do you want? Reasonable price too. I will be back, a lot.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Seven of us went for lunch to this restaurant, two of them being children with good appetites. We were extremely well fed, but we had to go to the counter to order and then the food was brought to the table. For this reason, I rated it 'AVERAGE'. For the food, I rate it 'VERY GOOD'. There are other restaurants... More 

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Cambridge, UK
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went with a number of colleagues (more turned up later, and were accommodated), and we had a good selection of Mezes, salads and main courses. There was a decent (but not over-large) selection of wines, include both Californian and Greek examples (including a decent Retsina, are far as I could tell). Staff were friendly and the food was excellent.

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
720 helpful votes 720 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Really seriously wonderful authentic tasty delicious food at this well-named joint. Made me wish I lived in the neighborhoods friendly service!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Food was very good. Especially for this country. This was as good as any I've had in Chicago or Toronto. Service started out poor (I stood for 10 minutes waiting for service when I arrived), but once assigned a waiter it was excellent.

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Fremont, California
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2,364 reviews 2,364 reviews
741 restaurant reviews
1,358 helpful votes 1,358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This excellent Greek restaurant is in the industrial/technology park section of Santa Clara. As such it has a lively lunch crowd and does serve dinner as well. We have sat both inside and on the patio to enjoy dinner here. I like in particular their lamb dishes. They also serve a good variety of appetizers and a range of main... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We sat outside under a small plastic tent which was delightful on a nice evening. The Greek salads were top notch as was my combination Greek plates - four small entrees. We substituted fruit for French fries and were very pleased the pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew were all very tasty.

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milpitasca
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253 reviews 253 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and I had lunch here today. We had to make several U-turns to find this restaurant and parking was difficult and we even came at 2PM after the main rush! It is quite pleasant inside and outside. Greek photos and paintings along with Greek flags and blue and white checked tablecloths made for a relaxed authentic feeling. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Space Park Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 567-9144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Description

Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek food available in the Silicon Valley and we're excited to continue that tradition with you. We offer healthy portions of delicious, authentic Greek food made fresh daily- using traditional recipes direct from Greece. Our hope is to provide you with a dining experience that will take you on a journey of the sites, aromas, and flavors that has made the Greek cuisine famous around the world. Our dishes are Greek family favorites combining the finest herbs and spices with the freshest ingredients available. When you come to Athena Grill you will have your choice of classic dishes like dolmades, biftekia, mousaka, pastitsio, giouvetsi, gemista, lamb chops, souvlakia and many others. Our freshly made delicious desserts-baklava, galaktoboureko, kataifi, karidopita, ravani, kourabiedes and melomakarona-are better than our own mothers used to make! We have designed the ambience of Athena Grill to give you the feel of a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Athens, also reminiscent of the colorful restaurant in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." With the blue and white national colors of Greece and authentic artwork lining the walls, and Greek music playing in the background, the interior of the restaurant matches the authenticity of our cuisine. Outside, we have plenty of seating surrounded by lush landscaping, reminiscent of what outdoor dining would typically look like at a Greek neighborhood restaurant. We will always do our very best to provide you with the same dining experience we would provide our own families and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you very much! Sas efharistoume poli!
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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