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Vrasida 13 | Hilton area, Athens 11528, Greece
+30 21 0721 0501
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Vrasida 13 | Hilton area, Athens 11528, Greece
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What is dinning after all? An experience of taste, sight and feeling. Vassilenas has it all in an expensive but worthy of money way! If you want a good dinner you can select this restaurant in the center of Athens. "Taramas" is the hit but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the charcoal grilled octopus and cabage dolma as appetizers. We found them both delicious, multidimensional, fresh, and well conceived. For mains we had the grilled brown grouper filet and the slow cooked lamb shank. Again, the did not fail to impress as the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic fish restaurant that had a recent revamp and we have enjoyed many fine meals here, often with international friends visiting. Very nice taramasalata, good fresh fish, and good service. Worth following recommendations of the day. Interesting innovative ideas but attention very...More

Thank Takis P
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

A five course degustation menu with wine pairing (40+20 Euro). Simple recipes with good taste.Most of the wines were fine,compared with the price paid. Professional service and nice surrounding (choose the upper deck). Cannot be compared with Michelin Resto's ,however a great dinner and value...More

Thank Kyriakos A
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Compliments to Amanda and the folks at Vassilenas for making our party of 9 feel right at home in Athens . our family just loved the experience of eating authentic creative greek cuisine in an outdoor roof top setting. (Phiraeus neighborhood) the food quality was...More

Thank Elizabeth A
VENIAMIN D, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Vassilenas, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

Thank you very much for your review, Elizabeth! It doesn't matter that you posted it on the "Vassilenas" Restaurant account instead of the "1920" that you visited. "1920" is the new name of the restaurant hosted at the address where "Vassilenas" was located until it...More

Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We were invited to Vassilenas by the company which had organized our business trip to Athens and were offered a limited menu with two options. It included a fish soup, 4 starters for the table, a main dish of beef skirt or orzo shrimp risotto...More

Thank 1001night
Reviewed May 1, 2017

A restaurant with excellent food, especially fish. The wine list is extensive with etiquette from small producers offered by a lovely lady sommelier. Good and friendly staff. I strongly recommend for business dinners.

Thank Christos52
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Another serious effort to take the Greek cuisine on step further. Traditional materials of the Mediterranean are combined in new ways to challenge even the most demanding palate. From carpaccio of fish and tartare of shrimps, to a typical Mediterranean fish cooked Tataki, the place...More

Thank kYazitzoglou
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Cozy restaurant, nice staff, good food. I had some kind of risotto (more like fregola) with seafood, which was very enjoyable. Highly recommended for business dinners.

Thank Diabolik77
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Vassilenas is an institution in the city of Piraeus. This is their effort in the more competitive market of central Athens. The location is great and the decoration excellent. The food ranges from excellent to average. Try the cod or the tartar. The wine list...More

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April 15, 2016|
Response from Alex H | Reviewed this property |
Hi American Gourmet! Yes it is possible but only on Sunday 13.00-17.30 and it is better to reserve before at +30-210-4612457 in the terrace. Tomorrow at lunch time will be 26 degrees celsius in Piraeus. Enjoy it! Ciao and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $65
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrasida 13 | Hilton area, Athens 11528, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0721 0501
Welcome to the oldest restaurant in Athens, the legendary "Vassilenas" restaurant. After 96 years in our original location near the Pireaus port, we have recently moved to central Athens, close to the Hilton hotel. Our captivating new "home", designed by acclaimed Greek architects Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas is ready to welcome you serving creative Greek cuisine with quality ingredients and using modern culinary techniques in a unique environment.
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