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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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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We live between Lincoln Park and Greek Town and usually end up going to Greek Town for Greek food. A friend from Lincoln Park likes The Athenian Room, so we went with her. Wow, what a great neighborhood restaurant! It was a little more casual in feel than Greek Town favorites, but just as comfortable and had a buzzing, convivial... More 

Thank Annagins
Chicago, Illinois
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1,176 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went to Glascott's Grogery (which is next door to the Athenian Room). The two establishments are connected - so you can order food from Athenian at the bar - which was nice and convenient. The food is delivered to you - and the waitress also came back and checked with us to make sure everything was good. And good... More 

Thank Diane K
Deerfield, Illinois
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119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My first and still favorite restaurant for gyros. This is and does feel like a local restaurant. However I think everyone that leaves anywhere in chicago has eaten here. Food is excellent, service good and a fun lively sometimes loud room. It is very relaxed and a great place to go with friends and have a fun time.

Thank jps819
San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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 3 September 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 

Thank Ute S
Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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24 reviews
17 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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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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