The Gateway to Athens is an authentic Greek restaurant that opened in October of 2005. Scott Gould and his wife Rika opened the restaurant because there was a lack of real Greek food in North Carolina and being from Greece, they decided to give their own go at it. The menu is made up primarily of traditional Greek dishes, but also includes some Americanized plates and a kids menu. All of the ingredients are high quality and fresh to ensure that each dish is flavorful and has great taste. Their signatures at Gateway to Athens are their delicious fresh salads. The Horiatiki Salata is their traditional Greek salad that is made with chopped fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, and Kalamata olives topped with feta cheese and oregano. Many guests are surprised this salad doesnít come with any lettuce, but that is how it is traditionally prepared in Greece. They added the Garden Greek Salad to the menu that has all the same ingredients as the Horiatiki Salata, but with the addition of lettuce to satisfy the American conception of what a salad is. Besides their salads, Gateway to Athens also makes great gyros, pitas, and even a Greek style rice bowl. People who have tired their gyros say that they are the best they have ever eaten thanks to the high quality meat and homemade, fresh Tzatziki sauce. They even make 7î personal pizzas out of pita bread that are crispy, warm, and topped with delicious ingredients! The Gateway to Athens also serves beer and wine by the glass and bottle. On Wednesdays they have a special wine promotion and on Tuesdays kids eat free when you dine-in. The atmosphere of the restaurant is calm and relaxing making it the perfect spot to enjoy a family meal or intimate dinner date. The service is quick and friendly and the staff works hard to make sure that every customer leaves happy and satisfied. Charlotte Stories even named The Gateway to Athens one of the best places to eat in Charlotte. The next time youíre in the area make sure to give The Gateway to Athens a try ñ you wonít be disappointed!
360 Exchange St NW
Concord, NC 28027