It’s all about sharing…


Athenian Grill was founded by Ilias Pappas, a Greek native and hospitality management major at the University of Kentucky. Ilias grew up in a small town near Athens watching his mom cook lamb on the open fire and his grandmother bake homemade pita bread in the family’s clay oven.

Today, Ilias’ vision of partnering with local farms and businesses to bring fresh, authentic Greek food to Lexington is supported by a dedicated, hardworking and growing team. Together they serve up quality food that hungry Lexingtonians can truly enjoy and feel good about!


Where would we be without our fabulous customers?! From our awesome regulars to newbies alike, we are always excited to serve you. We want the chance to prove that our lunches and dinners are among the best in Lexington. So come join us for an authentic, Greek meal.Come and try one of our authentic Greek dishes to see what everyone is raving about. Our generous portions of perfectly prepared lamb, chicken and veggies are way too good to keep to yourself.


Our relationship with our customers is something we truly value and strive to nurture. It’s because of our customers that we are here today. Serving you is our focus. We work hard to make the tastiest culinary creations for Lexington foodies. Our delicious authentic Greek food is inspired by real, family recipes and is prepared fresh each day to give our customers a reason to keep coming back.