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“Greek food!” 5 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 #66 of 655 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
MSP
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Greek food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

A great "find" while walking around the neighborhood near our hotel (Residence Inn Pentagon City). The food was exceptional and well worth the "looks" we received from the regulars who clearly identified us as tourists!

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 !

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach
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20 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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allover
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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