Athene's is smack in the heart of Broadway's Hellenic district and the food is solid, which means that in addition to such gems as arni psito (slow-roasted lamb shoulder, $16.95) and kalamaris skaras (marinated, charbroiled squid, $14.95), there is the requisite baked lasagne ($12.95) and 16 different pizza selections. Stick with the traditional items and you'll do just fine. And, while West... more
Athene’s is smack in the heart of Broadway’s Hellenic district and, as Frank said, “If you can make it there you can make it anywhere.” The food is solid, which means that in addition to such gems as arni psito (slow-roasted lamb shoulder, $16.95) and kalamaris skaras (marinated, charbroiled squid $13.95), there is the requisite baked lasagne ($10.95) and a page of pizza selections. Stick with... more
After initially having some difficulty finding Athene’s courtesy of my lackadaisical reliance on Google Maps, we found our way to the front entrance on a late weekday evening. Right away, the dimly lit interior and relaxed atmosphere made me feel as if we were being welcomed into the living room of a beloved heritage home. Inside, the place was already abuzz with a few full tables of diners as... more
To start, I had the lamb and it was delicious, but the greatest thing happened there, George our fabulous and amazing waiter saved my life. Life is fragile, thanks to my new hero George, I am here today. While dining at Athene's I choked on a piece of food, and had no air, I got up & moved towards the... more
This place was just awful. It was empty when we arrived for lunch and it stayed that way for our entire meal. I ordered a beef and chicken souvalaki meal. Where do I start...
-The greek salad was not fresh. I don't like when my cucumbers taste pickled and that is precisely what they tasted like. There were no... more
We love going to Athenes for their Greek food, and usually go for the souvlaki - we love the lamb or chicken. The service and value here are great, and the place has a nice atmosphere. It is a nice cosy place to sit inside in winter, and fun outdoor setting when the weather is warm. On top of all... more
Located in the Greek neighborhood of Kitsilano, Athene’s has been serving up authentic Hellenic fare for over twenty-five years. The worn wood floors and frescoed walls add a touch of European flair. Highlights on the menu include the calamari, which is always tender and a selection of lamb dishes that are sure to please. Try a starter of saganaki, the popular fried Greek cheeses doused in... more