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Trattoria Athena

25 Mill St, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-721-0700
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Ranked #15 of 98 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We ate here on Saturday night for a friend's birthday dinner, based on the reviews here. We don't exactly regret our choice, but we all decided we probably wouldn't go back. The decor is a little wanting - tacky ceramic figurines in the window, bright light over our table, etc. When we asked if the light could be dimmed a... More 

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Portland, Maine
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food here can be stellar, and they finally have a wait staff that isn't syrupy sweet and annoying, BUT ... on more than one occasion we've come at 7:00pm during the weekend only to find out that they are already out of a half dozen menu items, including entrees. To make matters worse, the kitchen staff can be very... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Brunswick is a great place to spend the night when traveling for business in Maine. There are wonderful restaurants to chose from. This one in particular is my favorite so far. The menu options change, the meal can be light or heavy and the Greek wine selection is great. I often sit at the bar and find the waitresses to... More 

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Hillsborough, California, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Everything here is delicious, especially the lamb dishes -- make a reservation because it is small but charming.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

On the last Saturday of September, restaurants near the shore teemed with busloads hungry for lobsters, so we headed into town and found a parking spot in front of the Trattoria...AND there was an unreserved table. The meal was superb from lamb's neck to duck's breast with figs. Red and white Greek wines were tasty and distinctly flavored. The gnocchi,... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

First a caveat, I'm not a huge Greek food fan. That being said, I was not impressed with the food here. Service was great, just didn't like the taste of the food. They do make an incredible flavored martini. One man's humble opinion.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The special prix fixe of Sunday made our day (and evening) prior to Maine State Theatre. My pan-fried skate (an exotic fish that was cooked delightfully with rich flavors, unpretentiously) and the friendly “I’m almost like your Mamma” waitress who was personable but not intrusive, made this a beautiful meal in a cozy, honest environment. Nothing flashy, and I could... More 

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Bath, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had been to this restaurant before and loved it it is very small so we made a reservation for 7:30 3 days before. We arrived at 7:30 and had to wait 30 minutes for a table we were told the specials I ordered one of the specials then I was informed that two of the specials were no longer... More 

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Portland, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There are better places to eat downtown. The service is very subpar, the server didn't even know what the specials were for the day. We went for drinks and I was disappointed the Italian soda is just served in a can for $2.50. We were debating ordering dessert and the waitress told us we had plenty of time because they... More 

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Petitcodiac, New Brunswick
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is very small with a limited menu but what you get is fresh and delicious! We ate from the menu Prix Fixe and each course was lovely. Our server was pleasant and was always there to refill our wine glass. The pickled fiddleheads in our salads were excellent and when I inquired about them, the chef came out... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Athena

Address: 25 Mill St, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone Number: +1 207-721-0700
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean

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