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Athenian Room

807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628 (DePaul)
773-348-5155
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Ranked #753 of 8,380 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: DePaul
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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Sanibel Island, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
120 helpful votes 120 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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>  > DePaul
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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Greek, Mediterranean

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