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Athenian Room

$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
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807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from San Francisco, I totally appreciate a place like this where you can actually get a full dinner plate meal for $ 12-: the Kalamata Chicken is delicious, nice moist chicken with side of vegetables and bread ( but do not expect olives). When Tina Fey lived here this was supposed to be her go to dish. The Gyro... More 

Thank Travelbug1155
Astoria, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. The chicken was flavorless and dry. The Greek salad consisted of a pile of thickly cut cucumbers and tomatoes and a slab of feta, again no flavor and hardly any olive oil or olives. Just unimaginative arrangements and very little taste. The bread was stale! There was no wine or beer available at the restaurant itself but had to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Ok I confess. I've been here before. In fact it's become my first night in Chicago regular and I come to Chicago most years. It's not gourmet but it's very good. Excellent Taramasalata. Great Feta. Excellent fresh salad. The chicken is great. The gyro looks dry but it is good. The pitta is fabulous. The shrimps are good. In fact... More 

Thank Cymbid64
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Sat outside on lovely sidewalk w my family reminiscing about my favorite place in Lincoln Park. We ate here every week when I lived in Chicago and the veggie salad w pita tsatsiki with Greek fries on top was exactly the same- 4 of us had it w side of feta!!! delish Go to the old standby and get falafel... More 

Thank Nuts4shoes
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I read previous reviews and agree with most: the Kalamata Chicken if delicious ... and the Gyros is dry! Other than that, interesting to go to the bar next door to buy your alcoholic drinks and bring therm back to your table. Greek Caviar is reminiscent of a salty hummus-like - textured whipped fish eggs ( really good, try it!... More 

Thank Jenny H
New York
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175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, large portions of mediocre food. The gyro was dry. The marinated skirt steak is the best thing on the menu.

Thank momdadplus
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

My husband and I have walked past The Athenian Room many times vowing to try it sometime. I was intrigued by Tina Fey's description of the chicken Kalamata style, which seems to have been a mainstay of her diet during her early improv days in Chicago. So this review is about the Kalamata chicken (or "Tina Fey chicken" as I... More 

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New York
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Gyros are piled high but super dry. Massive portions doesnt add up to good food. Wait staff rude and meal is rushed.

Thank FoxyRoxy
Scottsdale, Arizona
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The restaurant presents average, mediocre, Greek style food, and is okay to take young children to it.

Thank Gerald D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

When we lived in Chicago we would go here at least once a month for their skirt steak and Greek Chicken. It's that good. We had them cater a party and everyone also agreed that it's the best. When I go back to Chicago for work I always try to visit!

Thank Julie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 773-348-5155

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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