Athos Restaurant

4.7
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1274 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
Athos was voted one of the 50 Best Greek Restaurants in America by The National Herald. Casually elegant, Athos serves only the very freshest seasonal ingredients, lovingly brought together using time-honored recipes and techniques, like clay pot cooking, and whole fresh fish-filleted table-side.

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What 1274 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Doodles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eating in the tavern is the best for a more casual but yet delicious meal!

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JayS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. One of, if not the most consistent restaurants in the Capital District. The owner pitches not only serving, but also busing and washing tables. It’s an amazing establishment.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We've dined there several times and it's always outstanding. The service and food are consistently high quality. I would confidently recommend Athos to anyone who appreciates a fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time. Food, service and experience five stars. Also appreciated our servers knowledge of the menu and wine.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Went for my girlfriends birthday and had an awesome experience.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Athos is our favorite date night location! The food is always excellent. This time the service was a little slow, but we still had a fabulous time

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Semicondiner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came back after many years on a business trip. I was eating solo. The service was outstanding and the food great. Just as I remembered from my previous visit. Menu is excellent with Greek classics, nice vegetarian options, and fresh fish grilled to perfection, and filleted at the table by the staff. Good wine and beer list.

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LeeR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our table was ready when we arrived and service was excellent. The lamb gyro was really greasy- the grease dropped and pooled in the plate. That’s the only thing keeping this review from 5 stars. I’ll return but wouldn’t order the lamb gyro again.

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AlexandraB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Santorini, and the food at Athos is every bit as good as being back there. The octopus appetizer is particularly lovely. Service is fabulous, and they have an extensive selection of both Greek and non-Greek wines by the glass. Highly recommend for a lovely evening.

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CGroup
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and food selection, excellent service.

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JohnnyJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall it was a great experience. The food service time was a little long but well worth the wait. Everything was fresh, hot and delicious.

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DonaldC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentine's Day weekend. Crazy busy. Not thrilled they did temporary seating changes to squeeze in a few more tables. It was too crowded!
That said, despite the crowd, kitchen and waitstaff came through at their regular high level. Food and service were what I expect from Athos.

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Greek food I’ve had in the Capital Region since I moved here 10 years ago. Authentic and flavorful.

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MaxiG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambient great, food awesome. I loved it. My wife loved her San Valentines dinner

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miken
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were on point for Valentines Day.

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was cooked to perfection, timeliness of the meal was perfect, and the staff was excellent

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BobH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of our favorite places...we'll definitely be back again.

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MarkD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What's not to like? Food was tasty, the service excellent, the prix fixe well worth it. It was easy to converse even with a full dining room. We were sated after having the salad and entree but found space for the luscious desserts, among them a mint chocolate mousse.

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DavidK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Special fish of the day was overcooked and dry. Vegetables we also overcooked and flavorless. Drinks were good
Appiterizers were fine as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is hands-down one of my favorite restaurants in the capital District! I absolutely love it here. The service is always stellar, and the food is always fantastic. I’ve never had a bad experience here.

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Mary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I love this restaurant. The menu and price point is perfect. The menu gives lots of choices and variety. This is a go-to restaurant for special occasions or going with friends out to dinner. I have never had a disappointing experience at Athos.

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Fire4fire
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor , would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Love this restaurant but the grilled fish was surprisingly dry
They do offer a sauce but it should be moist and not in need of sauce
Appetizers are yummy
Try the Lima beans
I will be back but no fish next time

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed the Roben-Kozek Jazz Trio!

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RayC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I have eaten at Athos many times. The service is usually excellent. Unfortunately, on this visit, not so. I thought our waiter left and went home; he was very un-attentive.

Luckily , this was not my first time in, because I would not go back due to the service.

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MaryC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Attentive service and delicious food/wine for a great price. Highly recommend the price fixe dinner menu!

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LocalPatrons
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there. Food was amazing and service was impeccable.
Loved it!

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food & service ! Very loud had to yell to person sitting across from you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Seating was too close to table next to us. Jazz music was nice. Food was very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was poor, waiter ignored us, ran out of specials. New year's eve, loud.
May give it another try not on a holiday.

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Bubbles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding- would love to keep this a secret, but Athos deserves the praise! Our group of 6 was treated to delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere with a delightful server. What more could we ask for?! A reasonable bill at the end of the meal. Our favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years Eve! Excellent on all fronts!

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LeonardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

We went for dinner and the Greek Night - music and dancing. The noise level of people talking was so loud that we could hardly hear the band over the chatter! While the band was good, we had little time to enjoy the ambiance because there was so much loud talking all over the room. It sounded like everyone was yelling to be heard over one-another and the band.

So, great dinner - excellent food. Not so great music and dance to be enjoyed.

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margarita
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Disappointing hummus, lacking texture and lacking flavor. The pita bread was good.

Two entrees, one was rabbit with pasta. Huge amount of pasta, little amount of rabbit.

One vegetarian entree, green tomato stuffed with vegetables. Actually the green tomato came accompanied by a red tomato. That was fine, what was not fine was the stuffing, really awful.

The prices are high for mediocre food.

We do not think we will visit this restaurant again.

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Albany
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good restaurant and good food. Nothing outstanding (except maybe the grekolimano), but overall a good experience.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

What a collosal disappointment! A waste of money and time and just not at all enjoyable. Food was hit or miss, for the prices that is just inexcusable. We sat with our mostly gross dinners in front of us, ready for dessert, for 20 mins. Finally got up and left.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went for my birthday and were glad we did. Everything was amazing. The drinks, appetizer (octopus, it was my first time and I loved it), our entrees and server. We’ll definitely return.

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MaryannD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the friendly staff & our waiter Nick was awesome.

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vipACW7
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dinner, as always.

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LeonardB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

I grew up on Greek food (Mom was a Greek), so I am an experienced critic. That said, the dinner we had was very good but nut on a par with the best I know.

The grilled octopus was exquisite - a perfect touch serving it with salad and pickles!
The grilled lamb (paidakia) was very good but a bit too fatty and slightly over cooked (I asked for less than medium rare and got medium).
The vegetarian dish my wife has was uninspired and mediocre.
The desert was top shelf (ice cream with baklava chips).

All in all, a very nice dinner inn a bit too noisy atmosphere. A bit costly but definitely the very best Greek restaurant in the Albany, tri-city area!

FAQs

Athos Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 608-6400.

Athos Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1274 OpenTable diners.

Athos Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1986/athos-restaurant.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.