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Review of Atheneans

Atheneans
Ranked #54 of 99 Restaurants in Culpeper
Cuisines: Greek
Description: http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2011/aug/31/no-myth-greek-restaurant-opening-west-side-ar-1275853/http://www.yelp.com/biz/atheneans-culpeperphone number: 540-727-0191http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2011/sep/03/our-view-much-needed-restaurant-ar-1282947/http://www.headlineva.com/index.php/public_notices/notice/ABC_NOTICE_Triantafillos_VisikidesJose_S_Villatoro_Velasquez_Trading_as_ATH/https://foursquare.com/user/11151886
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Description: http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2011/aug/31/no-myth-greek-restaurant-opening-west-side-ar-1275853/http://www.yelp.com/biz/atheneans-culpeperphone number: 540-727-0191http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2011/sep/03/our-view-much-needed-restaurant-ar-1282947/http://www.headlineva.com/index.php/public_notices/notice/ABC_NOTICE_Triantafillos_VisikidesJose_S_Villatoro_Velasquez_Trading_as_ATH/https://foursquare.com/user/11151886
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Like some other reviewers, we have noticed a slight slippage in quality, though for us, the service still remains very friendly and attentive. We have mainly narrowed down our orders to just pizza these days. The spaghetti we used to order wasn't quite as top-notch as it was the first couple of times. While the pizza is on the greasy side - that's not a problem for us - it is very tasty. The crust, to me, is the best in town. It's just the right thickness, and the edges are nice and flaky, not overly chewy like all of the name brand chains. We especially enjoy the crumbled sausage. Unless our next non-pizza experience is better, we'll probably just stick to pizza only.

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Thank Tim K
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I used to love going to this restaurant. I always order the gyro or the chicken souvlaki pita sandwich - and they are delicious. But today, I ordered a take out and picked up within ten minutes. My gyro this time was really dry, and tasteless. Overtime, I have also noticed that their chicken is becoming dry and chewy. I have gone here over 30 times with family to eat in or do a take out. The food there is no longer consistent. It is a toss up whether the food will be good one night to the next. I might not go there anymore. If I do, I will update my review based on that experience. For now, this restaurant has spiraled into a fail.

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2  Thank hokies_k
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We've eaten at Atheneans at least another couple dozen times since I last posted a review last June, and the four visits during about the last month have been disappointing. The service is still good, but the quality of the food has been slipping. Yesterday I had a greek salad with chicken. In the past the grilled chicken has been the best I've ever had, this time it was OK, but just average. The salad greens were mostly (slightly wilted) iceberg type lettuce and the tomatoes were tasteless and colorless (this in August!). In the past there had been a generous amount of pepperoncini, this time just a couple of very small ones. I asked for more, which were brought to the table, but I was charged for them. Apparently a greek salad here no longer comes standard with enough pepperoncini to taste! On another visit a waitress was explaining to the person behind the counter how to assemble a plate. I don't know what's going on here, but the prior commitment to quality appears to have been replaced with a commitment to switch to cheaper ingredients. I hope this gets reversed as this was our "go-to" restaurant for almost two years.

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1  Thank brian_va
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have eaten here several times and really enjoy it. The staff is always friendly and service is always good. I will say this last visit we had the best fried mushrooms ever. This was my daughters first visit and she really enjoyed it.

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Thank Heather L
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We visited this restaurant last night for dinner. We were promptly seated and the server was kind and attentive. I ordered the lasagna - which was dry. The portion was big enough to take half home and I warmed it up today with some of my sauce added and it was delish. If I went again (which I probably will) I would ask for extra sauce on whatever I ordered.

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Thank KindnessCounts
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