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Athenian Room

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807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
773-348-5155
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Cozy Stop with Great Food

We were staying in the Lincoln Park area and found the Athenian Room just a block away. It looked intriguing so we stopped in and were not disappointed. I'm glad we arrived when we did because the place started to fill up over the supper hour. In spite of the great variety on the menu, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Beatriz121
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Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Belgrade
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I love Greek food and have dined at many places in Detroit, Athens, and elsewhere. I do not understand the positive reviews AT ALL. As other reviewers have mentioned, this place is a step (small) above a kebab house. Jam something in if you are hungry, but do not expect any culinary ambition.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Have to go to this restaurant every time I'm in Chicago. Large portions, thinly sliced Gyro meat and plenty of Greek Fries! Best Gyros in Chicago.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You get a salad and 1/2 roasted chicken that is moist on the inside and crisp on the outside on top of a mountain of greek potato fries. They are potato wedges that are crisp and are covered in a lemon oregeno oil that the chicken is basted with. When you look for recipes for greek potatoes you will see... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were staying in the Lincoln Park area and found the Athenian Room just a block away. It looked intriguing so we stopped in and were not disappointed. I'm glad we arrived when we did because the place started to fill up over the supper hour. In spite of the great variety on the menu, we decided to have a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stopped in to the Athenian Room for a lunch break while spending the day checking out Chicago neighborhoods. I used to live around the corner from this place over 20 years ago, and though the prices have changed ($7 Gyro), it's not expensive and the food was as good as I remembered. It's a small cozy space with brick... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We drove into Chicago to try the Athenian Room. We were very dissappointed. The Kalamata chicken did not have real roasted greek potatoes. The small 1/2 chicken was served on french fries with greek dressing. My gyros sandwich was average and overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Great neighborhood choice - excellent value, very well run. Reasonable prices in a high priced neighborhood. Very very good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

7 y/o son: It's good and MEAT! 13 y/o daughter: Enjoyed the outdoor seating and surplus of Tzatziki sauce and olives. Overall a good dining experience. 41 y/o wife/mother: Good value. I enjoyed the delicious slabs of Feta. 40 y/o father/son: I've had better Greek food, but the price was definitely right, the people were friendly, and the service was... More 

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This unassuming little Greek restaurant is in a fun neighborhood. Parking is a challenge but they have a valet. Food is great - bar adjacent if you would like wine with dinner. We used the valet parking, had a great lunch and when we went to get our car the valet had it waiting! Said he saw us standing up... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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Additional Information about Athenian Room

Address: 807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
Phone Number: 773-348-5155
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 773-348-5155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.