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1505 Space Park Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
+1 408-567-9144
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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.
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Good for:
Reservations
Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Food excellent - ambience not so

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Melville P
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Halifax, Canada
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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1,675 reviews 1,675 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
620 helpful votes 620 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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2,096 reviews 2,096 reviews
648 restaurant reviews
1,222 helpful votes 1,222 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
147 helpful votes 147 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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Sunnyvale, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They have best chicken wraps have have ever tasted. And they fries so good. They are so different from other fries have tasted. They have best Greek Food in town for sure. NO SECOND THOUGHT for sure.

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love the outdoor patio and the delicious Greek food. I've had tri-tip, Greek chicken skewers, Moussaka, and falafel, all with delicious rice, lemony hummus and fresh pita bread. It can be quite busy at lunchtime, so go a bit before noon.

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Hainesville, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I usually write reviews when I find the best places and this is definitely one of those. Best Greek in town, like in Greece. Simply delicious, casual and relaxed (like in Greece). Place is always full, which tells you how good it must be.

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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: +1 408-567-9144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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.
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?