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“Good view; that's it.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Athena Cafe & Bar

Athena Cafe & Bar
Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
+1 242-326-1296
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Ranked #8 of 198 Restaurants in Nassau
Price range: $10 - $41
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Bahamian, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Bay Street, Athena cafe offers the authentic greek cuisine with a Bahamian flare. Not only you can find the traditional greek favorites here but also Bahamian delicacies such as conch, snapper, grouper and lobster! We are a true, family operated business that want everyone to feel like family as soon as they enter. Have a choice to sit at our cosy bar, our air conditioned dining room or the lively verandah.
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good view; that's it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Athena provides mediocre Greek-styled food with excellent service and (if one chooses) a delightful open porch overview of Nassau at pretty high prices. The house wines are exceptionally unimpressive. I make better Greek food without being even slightly Greek. For some, the lovely open porch is worth the visit. It probably was for my wife and me, but it was an expensive mistake to order wine. Stick with the beers or soft drinks.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“"Greek welcome gourmet surprise!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

On our "Bites of Nassau Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour" in Nassau we sampled at Athena Cafe & Bar the most unique and refreshing Greek salad. Be sure to drop in and enjoy yourself!

Visited September 2013
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice little hidden treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I ate here in September 2013. Our cruise was docked in Nassau for the day and we wanted to find a place to eat. While walking around and shopping we happened upon the sign for Athena's. If you aren't paying attention you won't find it because it is nestled above a jewelry store. You actually have to enter the jewelry store and ascend a staircase to enter the restaurant. It was very cute and quaint.

The food was delicious but a bit pricey. Since we were on vacation we really didn't mind the price. The staff there were very nice and the service was quick. Since it was hot out, my husband and I opted to sit inside their air conditioned dining room but many other patrons sat on their L-shaped patio that overlooked the busy streets of Nassau.

The atmosphere inside and out of the restaurant was romantic, even though it was daylight.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Salad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

They have a great Greek salad that has a sauce the makes the fetter taste so pleasant. the atmosphere is great. Window views. Not too pricey.

Visited September 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“OOOOPAH!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Found this little gem when we docked in NASSAU. In addition to being a very friendly, family owned restaurant, they also had the best conch fish I've ever had (actually, the best fish dish of any kind that I've ever had). To top it all off, the service was outstanding. The Patriarch of the place kept coming by to ask us how we liked our dinner. When we told him how good it was, he yelled OOOOPAH!. He also comped us a huge advocado from his own garden. Best advocado I've ever had. Charming place given you have to go through a jewelry store (also owned by the same family) to go up a flight of stairs to get to the restaurant. Worth a special trip!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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