On our family trip to Chicago last week, we enjoyed a lovely meal at Athena Greek Restaurant at 212 S. Halsted in Greektown. It was recommended to me by Jenny Kales, The Nut Free Mom, as a peanut and nut allergy friendly restaurant.
I was very impressed from the moment I was greeted through to the end of our meal. The dinner menu items do not contain peanuts or nuts, and all I could see with any nuts were the baklava desserts. They do not use peanut oil at Athena. Please check the menu carefully yourself when you dine there.
We ordered tzatziki, olives (which Jacob loved), spanakopitakia, gigantes (my favorite dish), and spanakorizo, a dinner salad, and shrimp skordati. When bread was brought to the table, I inquired about its allergy safety, and I was extremely impressed and truly appreciated when the manager called the owner of Upper Crust bakery to determine the bread’s safety. It was in fact peanut and nut safe, though Jacob did not eat it, since he used to forgoing bread and dessert for safety reasons when we dine out.
I loved the atmosphere at Athena. It’s very clean with a nice open feel, and the dining room extends to a sunny open air patio that was bright with sunlight, although it was 6 pm when we arrived.
If you visit Athena Greek Restaurant in Chicago, feel free to tell them that Onespot Allergy recommended them. To make a reservation or to inquire about its safety for your allergic family, the number to call is 312 655-0000 and ask for George.
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