We may not be crossing the Atlantic, but this Park Slope restaurant is a nice step toward a vacation. Settled into the corner of 6th Avenue and 14th Street, the tranquil eatery is equal parts soothing and delicious.When we dream of eating home-cooked Mediterranean food, we see ourselves lounging in a sun-drenched villa with a view of the sea. Aaaand then we remember that we’re sitting at our desks, and tickets to take off for Santorini would cost about as much as our rent. Have heart, friends: Athena is here. We may not be crossing the Atlantic, but this Park Slope restaurant is a nice step toward a vacation. Settled into the corner of 6th Avenue and 14th Street, the tranquil eatery is equal parts soothing and delicious. Murals of coastal Greek towns line the outside walls of the building, where warmer weather offers a chance to dine al fresco. Even if we can’t be at the beach, getting some fresh air in this beautiful ‘hood will do just fine.
And with a plate of Athena’s fresh seafood, the shore doesn’t feel quite so far away. Start off the maritime adventure with a savory order of the Mythia Me Lukaniko — mussels cooked to perfection with Greek sausage, roasted red peppers and a splash of tomato sauce. The salmon is also a succulent favorite — get it atop a zesty beet salad, with feta mixed greens, mushrooms and basil oil. Or try it as a hearty meal, served up as a crispy fillet with braised lentils and sauteed spinach in a tarragon butter sauce. Either way, pair it with a crisp glass of white wine for an evening that could fit right in on along the waters of the the Mediterranean.
Lamb on Pita Bread, $7.95
Beet Salata with Salmon, $14.90
Mythia Me Lukaniko, $13.95
Fish of the Day, M.P.
Solomos Me Faki, $20.95
Sunday - Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.