Subway: Blue to UIC/Halsted(312) 655-0000 athenarestaurantchicago.com41.878715 -87.647382 212 S Halsted St (at Adams St) West Loop, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $16
The massive outdoor patio with a close-up view of the city skyline is the main draw of this Greektown spot in the warmer months, but there are reasons to dine inside, too. The restaurant’s signature dish—lamb and artichokes in lemon sauce—is tender and nicely tangy, and other menu standbys, such as creamy taramasalata (fish roe spread), charbroiled octopus and well-seasoned gyros, are up to neighborhood standards. Opt for the dreamy galaktobouriko, lemon custard in honey-coated phyllo dough, for dessert.