At Athena Greek Cuisine, a high-ceilinged, arched foyer bears an intricately carved winged sculpture, bathed in light from sharp, star-shaped chandeliers. Saganaki cheese plates burst into flames in the dining room, punctuated by shouts of "Opa!" The eatery, which has been featured on ABC15, fills with the lemon, garlic, and feta aromas of a menu of Greek dishes.
Dimple lights hang overhead like a zodiac constellation, casting a glow over spanakopita and pitas dipping into hummus and tzatziki. Kebabs and leg of lamb blend with fresh rosemary, and flames lap with warm sizzling sounds against cuts of marinated filet mignon. After enjoying a glass of wine amid the white-brick porticos of the bar, guests peruse Athena's backlit artwork, which displays Greek deities dancing to music and awkward demi-gods hanging back, bobbing their heads, and readjusting their tunics.