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Athenian Room

Lincoln Park
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807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
+1 773-348-5155
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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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115 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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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196 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 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 25 May 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
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite spots in the city. This is a cozy little Greek restaurant where they serve great food at very reasonable prices. While everything I've had there is good, my fiancé and I both LOVE the Kalamata chicken. It's a half chicken with crispy skin served over a bed of crispy fries in a delicious vinegar based sauce.... More 

Thank JenSchuf
Iowa City, Iowa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I love Greek food, which is my favorite. We were staying in this part of town to see Blue Man so we decided to have dinner here. I'm not sure how this place got such great reviews. Restaurant was small and very crowded, they don't take reservations so we waited a half hour for a table! Menu was limited for... More 

Thank MajellaMarie
Chicago, Illinois
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2,590 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,662 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We aren't into Greek food on a regular basis but our friends are so we have become acquainted with some of the best Greek restaurants in Chicago in recent years...such as Pegasus, Green Islands, Santorini, Taxim, Melanthois, Mythos, Roditys and Artopolis. Recently, we visited the Athenian Room at 807 West Webster, in the heart of our Lincoln Park neighborhood, on... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-348-5155

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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

Neighbourhood 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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