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#272 of 2,459 Restaurants in Athens
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Mediterranean, European, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 10/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed May 16, 2022

Popped in for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the high-quality food and good atmosphere - really enjoyed the experience and would recommend as a place for a great casual meal in the heart of Athens.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

Great Greek Tapas food. Centrally located around where restaurants are. Food was excellent, service was excellent. Can also get Gluten Free food. Reasonable prices. Major CCs accepted, and English no problems. Try the Beetroot and Orange salad. Very nice. Recommended.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

We loved the decor and people watching. The food was not the best we had in Athens but nothing to complain. Do visit.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 25, 2021

We had some salads, filets , meat balls and fries. Salads are a bit too small but tasty. The filets where somehow a Little burned and not juicy. The meat balls and the fries were excellent and we ordered a lot because we could not...stop. Service is friendly and the place is nice.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 2, 2021

Lovely little casual restaurant, small plates of local, simple fare and nice staff. Also a great place for a bottle of wine in the afternoon or evening.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2021 via mobile

Very nice food tapa style , nice Ambiente in middle of psyri. Staff is nice but the waiter should have a manicure. You can order more dishes and share

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

The atmosphere was very nice and clean. The staff was both very friendly and helpful. The food was small portions and okay. The calamari was rubbery but good flavor. The grilled chicken just grilled chicken. The fried cod was full of bones. My husband had...the special pork loin and loved it. Being picky on my wine... the white house wine was worth the price for a bottle.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

Athens is the kind of place you could spend hours trying to settle on a spot so fair dos when you accidentally land somewhere decent. Small plates of fun and tasty delights, romantic setting, cheaper than a cocktail in soho house. This gaff is as...good a landing zone in el Grek as you’ll find. Have the meatballs cos they’re f*kn amazinMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

We wanted something to eat and drink after walking around Athens. We enjoyed a craft beer and some interesting tapas style greek dishes, all delicious.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2020

It's been a nice, quiet dinner but there the portions were modest. Good quality of the raw material used.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Nice decoration and design with good atmosphere. I think it’s ok for a drink, because it’s very nice and in a good street close to everything in Plaka and Monastiraki, but the food wasn’t good. Had cherry sour soda home made which was too sweet...(but the best of everything I had), smoked aubergine (diminute dish) which wasn’t very good and grilled talagani cheese with tomato chutney which was cold...(I guess if it had been hot it would be ok)....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

A little place, cozy and "casual"; it is a type of a "cafe restaurant" open all day long! We went for dinner and tasted small plates with Greek specialities like taramosalata, auberzine salad,...; we were also served an interesting sausage and a nice chocolate dessert....Interesting wine list but no whiskey(actually they had only Dimple and a JW, both rather faint. A place for breakfast or a light meal if you are around this part of the historic Centre of the City!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

I didn't know this restaurant-bar before. As I passed by with a friend I thought it would be a good experience to eat there and I wasn't disappointed. We ordered a yaourtlou-kebap and a green salad with a glass of red wine. Along came some...chunks of carob. Carob is the fruit of a tree which resembles to beans with a chocolate colour. All were very good, although a little pricey, but the shop is located in the touristic region of the city. The other clients as I saw were sipping their coffee or their drink.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

All food portions are to be shared and thus not very large. Some are good some are meh. The patio is nice.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Bustling with energy. I ordered a cherry tomato salad (roughly five euro) with sour mizithra (soft white cheese). Mizithra cheese, often made with sheep or goat milk, is common in Greece and is similar to ricotta. The salad came with a generous handful of cherry...tomatoes, kritamos, capers, and olives. The olives were dehydrated, like a salty version of slightly larger raisins. They were cured to have the bitterness inhibited, so as not be overpowering, but characteristically present. Kritamos is a local Greek vegetable. Mysterious, slender leaves the color of green olives, draping like long fingers from a stalk somewhat like that of a grape. It had a fragrance between that of an olive and that of lemon zest. Idiosyncratic, yet harmonious with tomato. Stands out it were topped onto the tomato, like scaffolding, giving the salad a visually appealing structure. Buried underneath the tomato were hidden chunks of carob rusk. The carob is produced in southern parts of Europe and is a legume, a bean that in color resembles chocolate, which is at times replaced with carob in food from health food stores. The carob is at times ground into flour and made into rusks, as in our case. With a soft fragrance between that ofbread and chocolate, the carob crumbles were in large pieces roughly the size of cherry tomatoes. They were lightly sweetened to begin with, and became even more so after the balsamic vinegar used for seasoning the salad seeped into it. Contrasting well with the carob rusk was the white, creamy mizithra with which it came. Texture was light enough to be not greasy, but thick enough to stand as something substantial on its own. Characteristic to mizithra cheese is the smell of goat milk from which it is made, though in this case it was rather gentle, and thus would be still appealing to even those who are not too fond of goat cheese. Additionally I ordered a Greek coffee (roughly 4 euro), which was served in a classic silver cup, with complementary lukhoumi. Greek coffee is similar to Turkish coffee. Originating in the 17th century, Greek/Turkish coffee is finely ground coffee that is boiled and frothed into a robust shot. What's considered a drug this coffee was even at one point banned in the Ottoman Empire. Robust as it was, the bitterness as gentle as that of an unripe banana. The coffee was filtered just enough such that a thin layer of ground coffee still floated on top, like foam, but more grainy. It smelled faintly of wheat. Coffee was strong, but gentle. I finished the coffee sooner than I should have, discovering more ground coffee murking at the bottom, sliding like thick cocoa paste as I moved the cup. Lukhoumi, also known as Turkish delight, was served along with the coffee. Also originating in Turkey in the 17th century, Lukhoumi is made with sugar, starch, and water and is often flavored with rosewater, as mine was. The transparency and pink hue were especially appealing. From presentation to taste, everything was amazing. Definitely visit.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Hello from Greece! First of all thank you for your kind words, the white wine you are looking for is called "Psiles Korfes" and the variety is Moschato Samou.
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Cherchez la Femme is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4