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Athena Mediterranean Cuisine

535 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.6648702 -73.9864195
at 14th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-965-4578 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

athenacuisine.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Seventh Ave.; R at Prospect Ave.

Prices

$12.95-$23.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • BYOB
  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

25th St. to Union St., Prospect Park West to Second Ave.

Profile

Athena aims to satisfy a food-barren Park Slope block with a menu that extends beyond the average meat-and-pita counter. There’s no avoiding the Hellenic theme here: Aegean murals and seascapes in oil frame terra-cotta accents and waist-high columns; diner-style aluminum recalls more-modern Greek tradition. Athena’s appetizers introduce the homemade cooking to come with uniquely chunky house hummus, varied veggie spreads, crispy calamari, and spicy kebabs. Seafood impresses throughout: Firm shrimp Saganaki arrive simmering a sauce of extra virgin olive oil and feta bits, while gently breaded salmon tastes particularly crisp and buttery around the edges, with its lentil-and-spinach bed perfectly flavored by generous tomato chunks. Lamb is the main event for meat, in the form of a tender, braised shank that nearly melts off the bone. The restaurant is BYOB, but if you forget, the staff may provide a complimentary glass of a passable house red.

Recommended Dishes

Arni me orzo (lamb shank), $18.95

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