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Athenian Room

807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628 (DePaul)
773-348-5155
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Ranked #553 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: DePaul
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food here. It's a quick walk from my apartment and I figured I would give it a try even though it honestly didn't look like anything special from the outside. I heard from a friend that they had great food and they did not disappoint. I love anything with tzatziki and... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Must have the Greek Fries. Portions are huge, prices reasonable, service wonderful. Must try the gyro....

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Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am a sucker for a Greek restaurant, so this review is automatically biased. This place should be in a film with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks meeting and failing in love while sharing a dish of Kalamata chicken. The food is what my body craves on a rainy cold Chicago evening. There is one dessert choice and after you... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Athenian Room just west of Halsted on Armitage has terrific Greek food, the chicken shish kebab over salad is refreshing on these balmy Summer nights. My husband and I drove through Greektown, tried to find parking there but were unsuccessful. We live in the Lincoln Park/Old Town area and so parking the car and walking was fine with us….especially... More

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houston
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Outstanding value. The chicken kalamata is a precision roasted marinated half chicken served with a salad and fantastic Greek fries for a paltry $10.00. Perhaps the best bargain in Chicago. No liquor but adjoining bar lets you bring your drinks into the restaurant. The Gyro sandwiches and Greek salads also looked good. I will return

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant ever since I was a little girl living in the city. I moved to the suburbs, and every other weekend or so we take the train down to eat at the Athenian Room. It has great home made Greek food and amazing service. The atmosphere is cozy, especially in the winter time. The... More

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MIdwest US
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Athenian Room is an old-school neighborhood restaurant. It feels like it's been there for decades; the phone even rings instead of chirping. I'd heard about the Kalamata Chicken and figured it was worth a try. Three of us went there on a Friday night, were greeted warmly and seated in the crowded dining room. The restaurant doesn't have a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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172 reviews 172 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Chicago has a great Greektown. Tons of authentic restaurants and large menus. Athenian room isn't authentic. I've had the Greek chicken and the gyros. Both are great. However, the menu is extremely small - not nearly as many options found in Greektown. Service is friendly but nothing special. The place is also chock full of teenagers and parents with young... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I've eaten here for years. I always get the greek chicken. It's incredibly tasty and a great value for $10 for a 1/2 chicken with salad and fries. Never had anything else to eat here' it's so good!. Place is usually crowded. It's a nice neighborhood place for a great meal at a great price.

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Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I don't get the raves. If you want Greek food, this is not the place. If you're after Gyros, salad or roast chicken a step above fast food, the place moves up to average. I have a couple tests of a Greek restaurant, and this one failed them. Taramosalata ... should be made with potato or bread (or both) mixed... More

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