Restaurants in Athens

Wendy Ball & Dara Albanese

For decades the hottest (and haute-est) Athenian restaurants were those serving foreign cuisine, from foie gras to sushi. When it opened in late 2005,... Read More

Just a short walk from the Acropolis in the historic neighborhood of Plaka, this gourmet Greek restaurant is located in a restored Neoclassical house... Read More

The name, taken from the Orphic Hymns, means “one who loves inspiration,” and it’s easy to feel inspired on the roof garden of... Read More

A favorite with politicos and yachties who just step off their boats and onto its dock, Jimmy & the Fish offers exceptionally fresh and creative... Read More

At this casually chic whitewashed gem, on pedestrian-only Adrianou Street opposite the train tracks in front of the Thisseion temple, the menu changes... Read More

The owners of Mamacas were visionaries when, in 1998, they opened this neo-taverna in Gazi, the then troubled, now trendy gasworks district of Athens.... Read More

Located in the Hilton Athens hotel, Milos serves gourmet Mediterranean cuisine in a minimalist dining room. A large bay window admits plenty of natural... Read More

Set in the foothills of Mount Lycabettus, this casual eatery serves fresh seafood dishes from local celebrity chef Argiro Barbarigou. Inside, the... Read More

Part of the City Link shopping and entertainment complex, this globally influenced Mediterranean restaurant is popular with the city’s young... Read More

Located at the colorful, art-inspired Semiramis hotel, this poolside restaurant serves Greek, European, and international cuisine in a vibrant dining... Read More

Inventive modern French food with a Greek twist earned Spondi its second Michelin star in 2008. The three-story Neoclassical restaurant serves dishes... Read More

Just a 15-minute walk from the Acropolis, this small, often crowded eatery is home to what many consider the best (and cheapest) souvlaki in the city.... Read More

Varoulko's reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in Greece stems from the creativity of chef-owner Lefteris Lazarou, who changes his menu... Read More

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