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“HIGH-END NIGHT VIEW” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Galaxy Restaurant & Bar

Galaxy Restaurant & Bar
Vassilissis Sofias 46 | Hilton Athens hotel, Athens 11528, Greece
210-728-1402
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Ranked #327 of 2,085 Restaurants in Athens
4.0 of 5 stars 282 Reviews
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Galaxy Bar Enjoy stunning views of the ancient Acropolis under a spectacular canopy of stars, in the Hilton Athens hotel’s rooftop Galaxy Bar. Chic and contemporary, with plush wooden decking and a glass-top bar, the Galaxy Bar is a favorite hang-out among celebrities and guests at the Hilton Athens hotel.Early evening brings a cool, eclectic clientele, who sip cocktails and boutique-brand drinks while listening to hip electro music and enjoying the incredible views from the open-air terrace. Opening Hours : Sun to Thurs, 6pm - 3am / Fri & Sat, 6pm - 4am. Take time out to enjoy an exquisite alfresco meal in spectacular roof-top surroundings, at the Hilton Athens hotel’s Galaxy restaurant.Enjoy fresh-grilled fish from charcoal barbeques on long summer evenings, or simply relax with a martini in the company of Athens’ glitterati.Open in evenings from May to October, Galaxy Restaurant serves mouth-watering Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine and features incredible views of the Acropolis. Opening Hours : Sun to Thurs, 7:30pm - 1am / Fri & Sat, 7:30pm - 1:30am
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“HIGH-END NIGHT VIEW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Excellent - if pricey - cocktails and an amazing night view of Athens and the Saronic Gulf. Great terrace for outdoor dining in warm weather. I haven't eaten there but the food at the Hilton is generally above average so I assume the same applies here. The leaves a little to be desired...but then again that's subjective!

Visited September 2012
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Vassilis K, Manager at Galaxy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is with great pleasure to read that your experience with us was a good one and that you enjoyed the services provided and the breathtaking view..

We look forward to your future visit.

Thank you.
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“So friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We had two excellent dinners with two different waiting staff - both were so friendly and professional.
The food was divine, the view equally so and the relaxed, friendly environment is addictive.
Lovwd the restaurant. Loved it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vassilis K, Manager at Galaxy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your visit in the Galaxy Bar at the roof top of the Hilton Athens hotel.

It is with great pleasure to read that your experience with us was a good one and that you enjoyed the services, cocktails and dishes provided.

We look forward for your next visit in galaxy Bar/Restaurant.

Thank you,
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Ottawa, Canada
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111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 142 cities Reviews in 142 cities
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
“Good service - standard food offering”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

What I liked: Great views (being on the top floor). Outside area open when it is warmer. Food quality was good and service was prompt. As the restaurant is attached to the bar, there is always some fast-beat music going on. Some will like, some might not

What could be improved: Average wine list and lack of local food options (menu felt very North American)

Visited February 2013
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Vassilis K, Manager at Galaxy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Sir,Madam,

Thank you for your valuable feedback,we will share your comments with the Chef and the team members.
We look forward for your next visit at Galaxy bar/restaurant.

Thank you.
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Espoo, Finland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very nice but also very expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The food we got in Galaxy was simply really good. The salads we had were modern (meaning imaginative but not unique), fresh and tasty, and fish was awesome. The service was also impeccable, with a friendly, down-to-earth touch.

The main thing that drags the score down is the price level. With starters around 20 Euros and main dishes between 30-50 EUR, it is pretty out of whack with what else Athens has to offer.

Yes, I "get" that this is 5-star level (whatever it means apart from high price) and a dinner of this quality would probably cost even more in London, Dubai or Hong Kong, but that’s not the competition, but the countless other really value-for-money places Athens has to offer for the regular traveller.

And, yes, the view over lit Acropolis is magnificient. But the view is available from hundreds of other places too (given how Acropolis is located on a hilltop). But, interestingly, in Galaxy restaurant you get to enjoy that fully only if you are smoker, as those tables are placed by the window and the non-smokers are seated at the back (the Bar has awesome views but we didn't visit that)

The high cost was probably the reason also why the place was quite empty when we visited. (Note: we visited in low-season February, things might be different in summer months, especially with outdoor tables in use).

A high class place for a special occasion or play-it-safe business dinner? Yes.
If someone invites you (and pays)? Definitively yes, because the food was really good.

Otherwise, go/no-go depends on what budget you have set for yourself.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vassilis K, Manager at Galaxy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your valuable feedback,

Our prices are according to other 5 star hotel properties on the area, and according to the local market.

We will take into consideration your valuable feedback, and we look forward to your future visit.

thank you,
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had a great night with my husband.

the whole ambience of the restaurant was amazing. A friend recommended this one to us and we tried it with pleasure. The food is very good but the most amazing there is the views and service not that much the food. (shich was good too).

Great place to chill out have drinks only if you dont want to eat there.

Dont miss,

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vassilis K, Manager at Galaxy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Sir,Madam

Thank you, for taking the time to post your comments,
We will share your valuable feedback with the team members, and we look forward for your next visit at the Galaxy Bar,Restaurant,

Thank you.
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