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Athenian Room

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807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
773-348-5155
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    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
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite spots in the city. This is a cozy little Greek restaurant where they serve great food at very reasonable prices. While everything I've had there is good, my fiancé and I both LOVE the Kalamata chicken. It's a half chicken with crispy skin served over a bed of crispy fries in a delicious vinegar based sauce.... More 

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Thank JenSchuf
Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Greek food, which is my favorite. We were staying in this part of town to see Blue Man so we decided to have dinner here. I'm not sure how this place got such great reviews. Restaurant was small and very crowded, they don't take reservations so we waited a half hour for a table! Menu was limited for... More 

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Thank Nancy R
Chicago, Illinois
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1,287 reviews
714 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 908 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We aren't into Greek food on a regular basis but our friends are so we have become acquainted with some of the best Greek restaurants in Chicago in recent years...such as Pegasus, Green Islands, Santorini, Taxim, Melanthois, Mythos, Roditys and Artopolis. Recently, we visited the Athenian Room at 807 West Webster, in the heart of our Lincoln Park neighborhood, on... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Really tasty food with non-everyday flavors. Something for everyone on the menu. Massive portions... my wife and I share. Service is fast, friendly, and accommodating. Near DePaul, so there is an off-campus feel. It is a place to enjoy once or a couple of times a month.

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Thank Lawrence T
Chicago
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a nothing fancy place yet I am always happy to go here. My favorites are the Kalamata chicken, the Athenian burger and Taramasalata (plus the bread that accompanies it). Many people like the Greek salad and Gyros. The only thing I don't like is the iced tea (it tastes strange). They don't serve liquor, but you can go... More 

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Thank ejzchicago
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just two doors off Halsted, this restaurant has the most amazing Grecian chicken! I've always wanted to try the feta burger, which I hear is excellent, but each time I sit down at the table with menu in hand I order the kalamata chicken! Insanely good! Very casual, patio is not covered but very nice. Restaurant is next door to... More 

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Thank Michael S
Belgrade
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Thank Djuro
Bentonville, Arkansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank beachbums1417
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jwudgy
Wisconsin
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226 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 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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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: Mediterranean, American, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

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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.