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Review of Athena Grill

Athena Grill
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Ranked #8 of 491 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek food available in the Silicon Valley and we're excited to continue that tradition with you. We offer healthy portions of delicious, authentic Greek food made fresh daily- using traditional recipes direct from Greece. Our hope is to provide you with a dining experience that will take you on a journey of the sites, aromas, and flavors that has made the Greek cuisine famous around the world. Our dishes are Greek family favorites combining the finest herbs and spices with the freshest ingredients available. When you come to Athena Grill you will have your choice of classic dishes like dolmades, biftekia, mousaka, pastitsio, giouvetsi, gemista, lamb chops, souvlakia and many others. Our freshly made delicious desserts-baklava, galaktoboureko, kataifi, karidopita, ravani, kourabiedes and melomakarona-are better than our own mothers used to make! We have designed the ambience of Athena Grill to give you the feel of a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Athens, also reminiscent of the colorful restaurant in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." With the blue and white national colors of Greece and authentic artwork lining the walls, and Greek music playing in the background, the interior of the restaurant matches the authenticity of our cuisine. Outside, we have plenty of seating surrounded by lush landscaping, reminiscent of what outdoor dining would typically look like at a Greek neighborhood restaurant. We will always do our very best to provide you with the same dining experience we would provide our own families and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you very much! Sas efharistoume poli!
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great place to go for lunch. Been there many times. Get there a bit early rather than landing there at noon. You stand in line and order the food and it gets delivered to the table. The food has always been fresh and tasty along with excellent service. Always! Weather permitting outside seating is pretty nice. Inside, the tables are squeezed in a bit.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

It often seems a good bet to follow the locals to lunch. They live or work in the area and know the best spots. Using this unscientific approach, we discovered this dining joy in California. Great food reasonably priced with a fine staff made this a place we will definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped off here for a quick lunch while on the road. It’s located in an office park but not too far off main roads. When we first walked in, we were looking around to figure out if we should seat ourselves or what the deal was and an older gentleman jumped up from his lunch and gave a very warm welcome and showed us where to go. I assumed he was the owner. We ordered the lamb and gyro pitas. Both were very tasty as was the hummus and pitas that they served complimentary.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

First time here in July, and it was a great place. The food was excellent, service was exceptional, and portion sizes were very large. I had no complaints. There was plenty of seating because we came during the lunch rush. Inside our outdoor seating options. I highly recommend.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This restaurant is in an usual location, surrounded by industry and office buildings. But it's worth the search! They have nice outdoor dining, some tables with umbrellas and others under a canopy. There are also tables inside as well. The atmosphere is casual; this is not a dress-up place. My server last night was very helpful. I remarked that I'd never had Greek wine before (they have 2 Greek white wines available) and he brought me tasters of both. He also explained the ingredients of some dishes since the names didn't give a clue. We had chicken souvlaki and a Greek salad, thinking we'd split the two dishes. The two of us could have easily just split the souvlaki dish - it came with a nice size salad, rice, veggies, and the chicken. The Greek salad was huge! So the souvlaki would be plenty of food for two!

So why not 5 stars? The salads were drenched in dressing which made them taste very heavy. I wish they brought the dressing on the side, or used a much lighter touch. Also, after we placed our order, our server didn't come back for a long time. Others brought our meal, and our empty dishes just sat there on the table long after we were done, while we talked and waited for him to return. Lastly, the menu should have more description of what's in each dish. Just having the Greek names of dishes isn't very helpful to those of us who aren't familiar with the dish. But the food was very tasty so I will return!

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Thank Dorcas K
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