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Review of Athena Grill

Athena Grill
Ranked #9 of 446 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek food available in the Silicon Valley and we're excited to continue that tradition with you. We offer healthy portions of delicious, authentic Greek food made fresh daily- using traditional recipes direct from Greece. Our hope is to provide you with a dining experience that will take you on a journey of the sites, aromas, and flavors that has made the Greek cuisine famous around the world. Our dishes are Greek family favorites combining the finest herbs and spices with the freshest ingredients available. When you come to Athena Grill you will have your choice of classic dishes like dolmades, biftekia, mousaka, pastitsio, giouvetsi, gemista, lamb chops, souvlakia and many others. Our freshly made delicious desserts-baklava, galaktoboureko, kataifi, karidopita, ravani, kourabiedes and melomakarona-are better than our own mothers used to make! We have designed the ambience of Athena Grill to give you the feel of a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Athens, also reminiscent of the colorful restaurant in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." With the blue and white national colors of Greece and authentic artwork lining the walls, and Greek music playing in the background, the interior of the restaurant matches the authenticity of our cuisine. Outside, we have plenty of seating surrounded by lush landscaping, reminiscent of what outdoor dining would typically look like at a Greek neighborhood restaurant. We will always do our very best to provide you with the same dining experience we would provide our own families and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you very much! Sas efharistoume poli!
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San Jose, California
Reviewed August 1, 2008

We are regulars. We love it all except for side veggies; just get rice or fries instead.

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Reviewed July 16, 2008

pretty good .. longish wait but decent food.

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Reviewed April 21, 2008

The Athena Grill is an excellent Greek restaurant located in an industrial area in Santa Clara. There is no parking lot, so you must find parking on the streets around the restaurant. If you're planning to go for lunch, get there early, as the line is often out the door by noon and parking gets farther & farther away. However, the food is worth the wait!

At the counter, you order off the menu or from the daily specials on the wall & your food is brought to your table, along with pita & bread with the day's selection of dip. At night, service is provided table side, as with most sit down restaurants. The owner, Vaso, is from Greece and provides authentic Greek meals. She also makes her own olive oil from her olives groves in Greece, which can be bought at the restaurant. It is not to be missed!. Everything I have tried on the menu during my visits has been excellent. I would especially recommend the Baklava for dessert. This also sells out early, which speaks to the popularity of the dessert and the restaurant. It's one of the best places to dine in Santa Clara.

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San Jose, California
Reviewed March 7, 2008

only been there once, but my meal was not satisfying. i had some kind of mediterranean steak

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San Jose, California
Reviewed February 28, 2008

yummy lamb suvlaki

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