3618 Broadway West, Vancouver, BC, V6R 2B7
Located street-level on the busy end of West Broadway, this Greek hideaway serves exceptional food.
|Cuisine Type |||Greek|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Romantic Spot, Casual, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Local Favorites|
|Payment |||Interac, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus # 9 or #99|
|Cross Street |||West Broadway and Dunbar|
Profile Last Updated: July 23, 2008
The menu focuses on traditional Greek favourites including many lamb dishes such as lamb in a casserole. Also on offer are vegetarian dishes, with a few vegan choices for variety. Expect the portions to be generous and to leave well fed. They have a full drink menu including draft, wine, cocktails and bottled beer. The staff does not rush the customers, so you can relax with a large meal and long conversation. If that’s not your thing, you can order a drink and try some of the many appetizers like calamari or hummus.
Step into another Culture
Along with traditional fare, Athenes is decorated in authentic décor. The interior of this 110-seat restaurant has customary arches and a Greek tavern style. The atmosphere is lively and friendly and the restaurant thrives on personal service. During the warmer months, dine out on the patio, which affords a front seat to great people watching.
If you frequent the area, you may notice the long lineups coming out the door. That’s because Athene’s attracts all sorts of customers, young to old, families and friends. The patrons are a mixture of the city’s Westside residents, as well as people coming from the Kerrisdale and Dunbar communities. They come for a unique dining experience in the heart of this active Kitsilano neighbourhood. Return diners are frequent, adding to the welcoming and pleasant environment.