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“Unexpected excellence.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Athena Pallas

Athena Pallas
556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
703-521-3870
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Ranked #73 of 759 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Unexpected excellence.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Off 22nd at and looks tired from the outside. Surprise! Pleasant light spacious fresh dining room. Servers missed nothing. Excellent food with perfect seasoning. Enjoy !

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Burbank, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Greek food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

While visiting the DC area with friends we decided to have our last dinner at Athena Pallas. What a good decision that was! Great food, good service. Between us we had the lamb and mouossaka. Both were delicious. We will definitely return to this restaurant the next time we are in the area.

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Thank EYC
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Virginia Beach
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent choice for dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We saw a lot of cars outside this restaurant so decided it must be worth trying. It was a wise choice! Wide variety of Greek food. Prompt service & pleasant servers. Meals were quite generous in amount and very tasty. My meal of veal casarole did not scrimp on the veal; my wife's spinach in filo roll was so large she had to take some along for later. Very reasonable prices. We highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Michael R
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allover
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Even the French Fries were perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stumbled upon this little place, behind a newish "main street" in Shirlington last week. We love Greek so we thought we'd give it a try. Wow. Amazing. Taramousalata was astoundingly good. Possibly even better than our favorite at Symposium in Davis, CA. The Tsatziki was perfectly balanced, no one flavor outdoing the others, but fully flavored and delicious. (My mouth is watering just remembering it.) The pita was also perfectly made, and toasted to perfect warmth and crispness.

I had the gyro and my husband had the beef. Both were excellent.

It was so good, we went back the next night for dinner. The prices, which had been average for the DC area for a nice lunch, were a little higher although still reasonable for dinner, but the food remained excellent and the service was wonderful.

I never have fish, but I ordered the fish special and it was fantastic. I tried my husband's lamb and it was perfectly tender and delicious.

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Just go.

  • Visited August 2012
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NY
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Looking forward to eating at”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This restaurant each time we go to DC (twice a year). The food is very good, the service is attentive and the owner visits each table during the course of the evening.It is great Greek food.

We have been eating here ever since our visit to Greece.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank endoman
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