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Athens Tavern

401 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220-3323
+1 804-353-9119
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good14%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Welcome back”
13 May 2013
“Calamari, Watch Out”
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Greek, Mediterranean
401 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220-3323
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Athens Tavern was closed for several years and has now been refurbished and reopened by its original owners. The menu has been modified, removing Italian offerings. We dined there last night and loved our meals. The lamb was delicious and portions were generous. Everything...More

Thank gigiw
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Their food here is excellent. But beware of the calamari; ordered it the other night, it tasted great but was, by far, the smallest portion of calamari I've ever seen. Practically reduced to $1 per bite. Eat slowly, savor, bring your wallet.

Thank fxrva
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Used to go here a lot when we lived closer a few years ago. Always busy, people lined up out the door, killer calamari with garlic sauce. Got nostalgic and went back for dinner with friends last night. First, had to find someone when we...More

Thank eggdoc
Reviewed 23 March 2013

This nice little tavern was clean enough and our waitress was very nice. However, the Moussaka was not very good at all. In fact, in our 2 week east coast vacation, this was the worst meal we have had. We only tried the Moussaka so...More

Thank Nyeta
Reviewed 6 March 2013

I am originally from Detroit that had a very strong Greektown for many years, but has since faded. I never thought I'd taste real Greek food again. I have tried many Greek restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region but found them 'american-ized'. So I went to...More

1  Thank Chava143
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Athen's Tavern is a place that is a little deceiving. It looks like it could be easily passed by,though a bit intriguing when passing by and all the tables are full. The menu is classic greek from the best spanikopita to mousaka or arnaki that...More

1  Thank Hunter L
Reviewed 24 November 2012

I've been going to Athens Tavern occasionally for many years, and I can remember a time when they had shag carpeting on the walls. Fortunately, that has been corrected. The Athens is a place where you will find reliably consistent good food - not great...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 27 July 2012

The service was friendly and fast, and we really liked everything we had - especially the pasticchio, a dish that very much resembled lasagna but with Greek style meats and seasonings in it. It was absolutely delicious, and we would recommend both the dish and...More

Thank Alex Z
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I hope the crowds will get bored of Stellas and come back to this old favorite of mine. My recent visits reveal a place that on peak hours of Friday and Saturday, have no more than a handful of tables occupied. The most recent visit...More

Thank OlVirginny
Reviewed 13 January 2012

The longest list of specials you will every see and each is well prepared. The lamb dishes are always just right.

Thank Cindy C
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220-3323
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-353-9119
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An authentic Greek restaurant started in 1981. Located in the historic Fan area of Richmond. A true testament of time as a long standing neighborhood restaurant.
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