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“Could not have been better” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Varoulko Seaside

Varoulko Seaside
Akti Koumoundourou 52 | Piraeus, Athens 18533, Greece
(+30) 210 5228400
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Ranked #96 of 2,048 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: $0 - $295
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Could not have been better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Based on other reviews on Trip Advisor, we booked a table for a our first night in Athens. What a magnificent way to begin a Greek vacation! A candlelit table on the rooftop with a view of the Acropolis...what could be better? Answer- the food. We had no printed menu, but a discussion with the waiter about our five course tasting. Note ths is a seafood only restaurant. Our meal was beautifully presented and delicious. We have dined in many fine establishments and this ranks up there as one of the best meals we have had. Don't miss this one!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montclair, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“TOP NOTCH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I found this restaurant by doing some research on line and it was recommended by several sites. Upon arriving I was a bit skeptical as the neighborhood seemed questionable. When we walked in and took the elevator to the rooftop restaurant it was incredible. The staff is very friendly and the manager came over and explained what the chef had in mind for us tonight- it was his tasting menu. They began to bring the food and each dish was better than the next. The food was amazing! The view is also wonderful as you see the Acropolis in the distance beautifully lit up. We have been to many good restaurants and this one definitely ranks among our favorites.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience--food, service, view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband loves seafood and I'm vegetarian and we had a fantastic experience here. The service was superb--my experience with the manager (I assume that was who he was) and the waitstaff could not have been more different from the negative reviews about the staff being unhelpful or whatever. I had emailed ahead of time to give the chef enough time to come up with a vegetarian menu for me, so perhaps that helped, but everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating. My husband's seafood and my veg food were outstanding, and we also had some great wine to accompany. The view of the Acropolis is amazing, of course. And for a restaurant of this caliber I thought it was actually very reasonably priced.

Visited August 2013
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“worth visiting restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

when in athens you must visit this restaurant. the chef knows how to treat fresh fish. very good variety of wines too. and of course go for the desserts..!!! extra tip. try the chef's recommendation for the day!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the best meals I've had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Everything about our dinner at Varoulko was perfect. From the beautiful rooftop setting, to the friendly and very attentive service, to the fantastic and inventive food. We had the chef's tasting menu and each course was a delicious creation presented in a beautiful way. Even the weather was perfect! An absolutely wonderful meal!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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