Athena Pallas
Cozy, family-run Greek spot in Crystal City.
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Athena Pallas
Address: 556 22nd Street South, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-521-3870
Neighborhood: Arlington, Crystal City/Pentagon City
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11 AM to 10 PM, Saturday 5 PM to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Crystal City
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Fried kasseri cheese; tzatziki; taramasalata; red peppers with feta; moussaka; lamb shanks; grilled whole snapper or sea bream with olive oil and lemon; Greek yogurt with walnuts and honey; baklava.
Price Details: Lunch appetizers, $3.95 to $7.95; entrees, $5.95 to $11.50. Dinner appetizers, $3.95 to $9.95; entrees, $8.95 to $19.95.

October 2001

The name may be different, but the olive-oil-scented Greek cooking is the same as it ever was. Formerly Crystal Pallas, this cozy neighborhood restaurant with its flower-filled deck is the place to sip ouzo and nibble on Greek starters-salty fried kasseri cheese; tzatziki, a garlicky cucumber dip; taramasalata, made from fish roe; and Macedonian red peppers tossed with feta. Then move on to lusty main courses like moussaka, lamb shanks, or simple whole grilled snapper or sea bream with olive oil and lemon. Finish with thick creamy yogurt drizzled with Greek honey and walnuts, or the sublimely flaky baklava. This home away from home also serves up homey diner fare.
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