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Athena Grill

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1505 Space Park Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 567-9144
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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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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 casual Greek restaurant

Great food, served family style. Whatever you are ordering you are not going to finish it. Not a fancy restaurant but you can go...not for business, please

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food, served family style. Whatever you are ordering you are not going to finish it. Not a fancy restaurant but you can go...not for business, please

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

90% of the time this place is great. If you are around in the evening, you may get to meet George, an experience worth having. Beware, the portions are huge. Lunch is very busy, but dinner less so. The ambience is lovely especially if you eat outside in the garden. The lamb is wonderful. Enjoy!

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Campbell, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went here for lunch on a weekday. Place is big and got filled up pretty fast. Service was very slow. We waited and waited for our food to come out. Falafel wasn't warm when it came out and felt too crunchy. I ended up taking most of my order to-go because I didn't have enough time to stay and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you want to eat great greek food go to Athena Grill in Santa Clara. The food is great, I tried different types and it was great. Tried the chicked souflaki with tzatiki and I almost felt that I was in Greece. The fries they serve are excelleent, really great...never ate fries like those ones.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The accolades and high rating from so many others is definitely well deserved. We stopped in on the weekend for a late lunch or early dinner and the nice thing is that they're open even at odd hours. Even so there was a constant stream of people coming in. My filet mignon kebab and my wife's chicken kebab were grilled... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Serving decent greek food. Recommended to give it a try. However, please avoid the peak lunch hour or you will find a long line from the counter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you like off the beaten path, this is an out of place eatery. Good Greek food! Staff is friendly. Indoor & outdoor seating available. Home made desserts.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is my go to place for greek food. The service is consistently good. The hummas is some of the best I ever had. Gyros are fresh. The Gyro meat on top of a greek salad is really good. It gets crowded at lunch so make sure you get there early.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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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