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Athos Restaurant

1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4602
+1 518-608-6400
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4602
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Reviewed yesterday

We love Greek food and when we travel we go looking for it. If the restaurant serves grilled octopus, then chances are we'll be eating there. We went to Athos for the grilled octopus appetizer, which was really good, and also loved the roasted lamb....More

Thank LeonaO1
Reviewed yesterday

I have eaten here dozens of times over the past several years. Both the food and service are consistently very good. I could make a meal of their kolokithakia (zucchini chips with salt & vinegar).

Thank Michael B
Reviewed yesterday

Great Greece food but overall really good food. The fish is great, great apps. Nice Atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank billsfun77
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was in Albany for business and dined alone at Athos. The location was convenient to my hotel near the University and parking was easy in a lot. This is a nice place, but it's casual enough where you don't need to worry too much...More

Thank Kcjmiddle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to me by my doctor whose children attend schools in the Albany area. He was spot on! Our food was delicious. We started with Saganaki and a Feta Chees Plate. We both had the Macedonian Lamb as an entrée. Also had...More

1  Thank plasmid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! We had a private room reserved for nine. We enjoyed great and ample servings of salad, appetizers -- including stuffed grape leaves -- yum! The staff were very attentive with our drinks. We enjoyed warm bread, too, and dinner served with style -- including...More

1  Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You know it is authentic when the Saganaki is good! For our first time, everything went fined ; the grilled octopus, the lollipop lamb chop, the greek salad and the baklava, all well executed. Even the wine, which I previously look down on greek wine,...More

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always enjoyed this restaurant until my last visit. We asked for the sample platter and the waitress pointed out that it would cost 8 dollars person. It was three of us. When the platter was served the platter was so skimpy that it could...More

1  Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice for Greek food in the Capital Region. Starts with excellent appetizers and continues with hearty entrees. Great service

Thank PhilipP92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations since this is listed as # 1 in Albany. I wasn't totally impressed. Although I definitely will try again! Next time I'll bring my wife! I had the octopus which was ok. I also had a meat dish that was ok....More

Thank Tileman1213
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten-free options?
5 March 2017|
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Response from Chris L | Property representative |
We have many gluten free options, all of which are labeled on our menus. In addition to our many GF selections, There are a few dishes on our menu that are "gluten free possible"... for example: the zucchini chips (made... More
How are the cocktails here? I usually like sweeter cocktails, fruity, flavorful. I don't like feeling like I'm drinking straight out of a bottle lol. Do you know if they are open to making cocktails not on their menu? Thanks!
15 October 2016|
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Response from Chris L | Property representative |
Thank you for the question! We have a few sweeter cocktails on our current cocktail list, and we'll also have a few on our new cocktail list. Our bar manager is excellent, and he would be happy to create something that fits... More
Renee C
Are you open and serving Thanksgiving dinner on November 26, 2015?
11 August 2015|
Response from Chris L | Property representative |
We will be open for Thanksgiving! Our first seating is at 1:00pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4602
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-608-6400
  • E-mail
Athos was voted one of the 100 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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