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Restaurants in Athens

For a taste of the neoclassical architecture indigenous to Greece, visit Daphne’s. Inside, the earth-toned dining room is decorated with terracotta accents and Pompeii-style frescoes. The exterior of the restaurant is also reminiscent of a Greek temple. The partially covered garden patio contains a rustic stone wall, a vine-covered wooden canopy, and the remains of an ancient marble building. Daphne’s serves up such classic Greek specialties as fried prawns and toasted almonds, as well as a rabbit stew finished with a sweet wine sauce. Athens restaurants don’t get much better than Daphne’s.

The name of the restaurant Filistron is borrowed from Orphic Hymns, which mean, “one who loves inspiration”. The person who dines at Filistron can actually feel inspired as they eat in the roof garden that offers the best illuminated view of the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus. Restaurants in Athens are inspiring.

Jimmy & The Fish welcomes the politicos and yacht owners as they step onto the dock with fresh and innovative seafood dishes such as sea urchin salad and octopus finished with sweet wine. For a dockside view and original sea inspired fare, be sure to visit Jimmy & The Fish. This is one of the best restaurants in Athens for seafood.

  • 17, Athens

    Open since 1957, this journalist’s haunt was the first “bar” in Athens that “nice” ladies could frequent without being mistaken for working girls. ... More
  • 48 The Restaurant

  • Alatsi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    For decades the hottest (and haute-est) Athenian restaurants were those serving foreign cuisine, from foie gras to sushi. When it opened in late 20... More
  • Boschetto

    Scientists have yet to discover if it’s possible to get tired of Greek food. But for those who do want a respite from feta, Boschetto serves upscal... More
  • Daphne's, Athens

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Just a short walk from the Acropolis in the historic neighborhood of Plaka, this gourmet Greek restaurant is located in a restored Neoclassical hou... More
  • Filistron

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The name, taken from the Orphic Hymns, means “one who loves inspiration,” and it’s easy to feel inspired on the roof garden of Filistron, with what... More
  • Jimmy & the Fish

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A favorite with politicos and yachties who just step off their boats and onto its dock, Jimmy & the Fish offers exceptionally fresh and creative se... More
  • Kresa Ge

  • Kuzina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    At this casually chic whitewashed gem, on pedestrian-only Adrianou Street opposite the train tracks in front of the Thisseion temple, the menu chan... More
  • Mamacas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The owners of Mamacas were visionaries when, in 1998, they opened this neo-taverna in Gazi, the then troubled, now trendy gasworks district of Athe... More
  • Milos, Athens

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in the Hilton Athens hotel, Milos serves gourmet Mediterranean cuisine in a minimalist dining room. A large bay window admits plenty of nat... More
  • Papadakis, Athens

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Set in the foothills of Mount Lycabettus, this casual eatery serves fresh seafood dishes from local celebrity chef Argiro Barbarigou. Inside, the r... More
  • Pasaji

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Part of the City Link shopping and entertainment complex, this globally influenced Mediterranean restaurant is popular with the city’s young profes... More
  • Semiramis Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located at the colorful, art-inspired Semiramis hotel, this poolside restaurant serves Greek, European, and international cuisine in a vibrant dini... More
  • Spondi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Inventive modern French food with a Greek twist earned Spondi its second Michelin star in 2008. The three-story Neoclassical restaurant serves dish... More

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