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Panepistimiou 46, Athens 106 78, Greece
(+30) 210 3303000
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Ranked #615 of 1,847 restaurants in Athens
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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21 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This restaurant is a typical good Athenian restaurant,nothing spectacular ,decent food and professional service

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We walked by this restaurant, but it looked nice so we checked out the menu. It looked good so we gave it a try. Personally my wife and I felt it was the best meal in our three days in Athens. $30 Euros for dinner and drink and the food and service was excellent.

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Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Excellent atmosphere in place remembering you Paris, while being in the center of Athens! Personnel extremely friendly and well trained are working there for many years, knowing each client's needs. The abundant food is cooked and presented in a perfect way. Check for the plates of the day, both with fish or meet! And don't forget the excellent starters (try... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Recently re - decorated in art nouveau style, this place served us reliably good traditional Greek food in comfortable surroundings. The service is excellent and it proved a good place to retreat to after a day's sightseeing. We had a simple but really delicious meal with nice house wine

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Every time we visit Athens a lunch or dinner at IDEAL is a must. All family has now a familiarity with the place and personnel so that we consider ourselves part of a long tradition. We hope to be there in few years to celebrate its centenary. The look is Art nouveau and the music is at low volume, so... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

the food was not very typical as we imagined. more fish than meat. but the food was really good and the dessert.... do not miss it!

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Everything we ordered was cooked well, but nothing memorable. Same as the food in hundreds of other restaurants. It's sad because when I used to go there 10 years ago it was great. Also, the decoration is tasteless, boring and dated. Not casual, but not quite formal either, it has no clear orientation. The service is excellent however, I have... More

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New York, NY
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

It is a classic restaurant that exists for several decades and I have been there several times. The service is good and the dishes usually good. The dining room has a distinct style reminding the past and the waiters dress formally. The menu is also old fashioned. The last time I went there I noticed that the quality was not... More

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Potsdam, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

If you feel tired of over-familiar-style tavernas, just visit Ideal, an old institution in Athens - the lovely (and authentic) art-deco design, the great service and the variety of Greek dishes will satisfy the most demanding guests. I would particularly recommend the grilled Haloumi cheese among the starters and then the traditional meat bowls with tomato sauce - nothing extravagant,... More

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Gainesville, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

We found this restaurant on our second day in Athens and went back three times. We had a total group of 27 people and groups of 4 or 6 kept recommending this restaurant to each other. We found out that it's the oldest operating restaurant in Athens - a recommendation in and of itself! The food here is wonderful. Their... More

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