It took me several months before I gave any credit to the discreet entrance of this tiny neat restaurant. However, as soon as I stepped inside, I knew I was in for a treat.
The tablecloth in a red and white checkered pattern invokes images of the southern coasts, and the ever-attentive man in the corner confirms the persistence of a culture from afar.
Athos presents you with a cozy environment, where you are served garlic bread for you to nibble on while dinner is prepared. As expected, garlic is a main component of all house specialties, which include several Greek classics, such as bifteki and gyros, served with fresh salad and crunchy sautéed potatoes. As I am not a strong meat lover, the octopus salad is definitely a must for me (portion equivalent to an appetizer), as well as the mix-appetizer dish which is a selection of grilled or fried vegetables, sided with a white-cheese pastry and tzatziki a plenty.
The ingredients are always fresh and the dishes very carefully prepared. If you would enjoy a homey evening, with nice food and a glass of wine, Athos will not disappoint. The meal is sealed with a shot of Ouzo, heralding a good night, and a promise to come back.