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“a very good proposal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Agora Restaurant Bar

Agora Restaurant Bar
Hatzigiani Mexi & Vediri, Athens, Greece
030 2107252242-252
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Ranked #302 of 1,823 restaurants in Athens
Price range: $22 - $73
Cuisines: Greek, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“a very good proposal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Right next to the Hilton , but in a nice garden patio giving you the impression that you are out of town. Indeed a very beautiful environment though too hot for the warm nights of Athens and the air fans are not of great help. However, you should expect generous and tasteful food, professional service and attention therefore recommended as a down-town restaurant. The place was packed full hence reserve in advance.

On the negative side just like almost everywhere in Greece we were most annoyed if not disappointed with two show-off peasants next to us chain smoking not cigarettes but cigars, table on our left with seven smokers and on our right five chain smokers. We felt like being in a furnace though we were in a half open patio, yet this is something common and seems to bother nobody in Greece. Ourselves, will choose non smoking properties but they are very very few much to non smokers' regret.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
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  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice and simple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This restaurant is in a small street just behind the hilton. It has a pleasant green courtyard and over all looks very attractive. We had lunch there twice (no dinner) and were satisfied after each visit. There is not a lot on the menu but there is something for everyone. I was a little surprised not to find anything lamb related though in a Greek restaurant, but perhaps they have it on the daily specials. Portions are big and the food is good without being star quality, but the bill is not high either. Waiters are very pleasant and speak good English. Do not go if you are in a hurry though. We had to wait over half an hour before our food appeared (one salad, one spaghetti and two pork chops). But then it never serves to be in a rush in Greece.

Visited July 2013
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Greece
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good location for summer, disappointing food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The place is ideal for a summer lunch in Athens, since it is surrounded by green and you get the open air feeling difficult to find in Athens. Even in hot days the place is cool and comfortable.
Food was a disappointment, though. Everything we ordered was below average, except probably the salad, where ingredients were fresh and it looked like a dish carefully prepared.
The rest, schnitzel, spaghetti al pesto and "strapatsada" was tasteless and uninteresting.

So, recommended for a cool beer in summer heat but not for much more.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Top service, Top food, Top value, Top location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Last night July 30 it was our second visit at Agora restaurant bar. Amazing service! The food is fantastic, lively atmosphere, very good pricing. For example, I ordered fresh anchovy, one of my favorite dishes in Greece, and while I have tried it in many restaurants, at Agora is by far the best. My wife loved a carbonara and a ceasar's salad, a D'asty drink, while Kyriakos the waiter is perfect, friendly and efficient. George the cashier also visits the tables making sure everything runs smooth. Located just beside Athens Hilton helps to access any other place in the city center.

  • 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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Romeno, Italy
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very good and nice service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Good quality, nice location, the menue is a little small and not diversified, but we've got good explanation and advise.

Visited July 2013
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