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“Going Greek @ Crystal City” 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 #32 of 680 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
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“Going Greek @ Crystal City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Athena Pallas is one of the many long term eclectic restaurants on 22nd and 223rd street in the Crystal City Arlington Virgina venue. This is an authentic Greek eatery owned and operated by a Greek family with long standing history of running restarants. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a full and varied menu of classical Greek fair. The food is well prepared and the wine list is modest but well priced. Our dinner was well prepared and very tasty. Appetizers of both hot and cold variety range from $5.95 to $9.95 - all are classics of Greece. There is a wide selection of traditional Greek food from $11.95 to $18.50 with only their beef offering in the $22.50 range.

This is a strong contender for a good, no frills greek eatery and is worth a walk away from the other more glitzy offerings a few blocks away. I recommend a visit while it is still around as when it leaves it will take with it one of the "old time" plank holders in the area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Kind of off the beaten path unless you are staying near Regan airport. But, a nice surprise! Not the best Greek food I've ever had but pretty close. Clearly family owned and operated with the personal touch and lots of locals.

Visited January 2013
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“Unique Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Staff is attentive and knowledgable. A very authentic, very fun family Greek experience. Wish I lived in town, it would definitely be one of my regular stops.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The staff at Athena Pallas make sure that your dining experience is first rate. We have been coming here for years and enjoy the personal service, the quiet atmosphere (hard to find in the area) and the excellent food.

  • Visited December 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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“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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