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“Steak is great”
Review of Athenian Room

Athenian Room
Ranked #1,098 of 10,104 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Reviewed June 26, 2012

I don't know many Greek restaurants that have a good steak more or less a great one. It's a nice size grilled skirt steak perfectly seasoned and served over fries that absorb the juices. Mmmm one of the best parts. Was a little thrown back by the fact that they don't have saganaki (flaming cheese) which I thought was a given at any Greek restaurant. Anyway the chicken was good and the salad was great with a big block of feta on top. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is for not having a Greek staple. The flaming cheese!!!

Thank Damian G
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

I moved into the Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1970 about the same time the Athenian room opened; mostly carry out with only two tables. They enlarged first to one more room and then again with an additional room because they are so popular. They don't have all the items you'll find in Greek Town and no flaming Saganaki. (The owner once told me he started out as a waiter in Greek Town and burnt his eyebrows from flaming Saganaki and decided never to serve it in his place). But the food they have is sensational and inexpensive. The Athenian steak (marinated skirt steak) and their Greek chicken are sensational. They also have a salad with French fries in it, sounds weird but it is really good. They also have a hamburger they call a Greek burger that is big and one of the tastiest I've ever had. It's a great place for kids and there's usually a table or two with parents and their kids. I moved out of the neighborhood but whenever I'm in that area I always stop in for lunch.

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Thank SteveGolden
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Basic chow with Greek twist.
limited menu-chicken, gyros, salad, kebobs, burgers
I had Gyro salad--just OK (Had better at the Gyro place in the Reading Terminal Market in Philly)
My daughter had the chicken shish kebobs with Greek Fries
much better than my meal
fair price for city place
GOOD PLACE TO TAKE YOUR STARVING DEPAUL STUDENT

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Thank LARRYOTTER
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Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Great Greek food, inexpensive, outside seating in the summer, no liquor license so you hop over to the bar next door and bring drinks back. This place never disappoints.

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Thank Ed_Roidlick123
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Went here with some friends. It is in a great neighborhood (Lincoln Park). I liked their set up. No liquor in the restaurant so you walk next door to the attached Irish Pub Glascotts to grab drinks. This is a simple place, nothing fancy. Seems to be family run. Great Gyro's and Fries. Salad was good as well. I enjoyed the casual atmosphere. Chicken is suppossed to be great as well. Very inexpensive for Lincoln Park especially.

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Thank Joe_Munster
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