Cobble Hill has a new Greek restaurant that “excels at Greek classics” at 213 Smith Street, right on the border with Boerum Hill reported Black Book earlier today. From Yelp reviews it looks like this location has been open for over a month, but we haven’t noticed this place yet either, so hey, its new to us too!
Athena Downtown as it is called, is the “sister spot” to Park Slope and Bay Ridge locations (Athena Mediteranian Cuisine and Athena Express, respectively), but does them a one up by offering a full bar. And for being in Cobble Hill of course.
The Park Slope and Bay Ridge locations have great lunch deals starting at $4.95 and we assume Athena Downtown will have similar deals. The restaurant is so new, however, that it is not even mentioned on their website.
Customer reviews of the chain’s first two locations on Yelp are very good, at 4 and 4.5 stars with dozens of reviews. The new location has definitely got some mixed reviews, however, averaging out at 3.5 after 9 reviews, with a couple that were bordering on hostile.
We hope this is simply an indication of the “breaking in” period, because this is a place we really want to like.
If you check them out please let us know what you think.