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Vassilenas

#110 of 3,015 Restaurants in Athens
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Vrasida 13 | Hilton, Athens 11528, Greece
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+30 21 0721 0501
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ve been there a couple of times. First time I liked it more than the second time. I will not return to this restaurant because: the menu is really fine, but no so fine to justify the high prices. The decor is so cold, there is no music, I could hear other clients chewing! The average age of clients... More 

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Thank afrok-trip
Strasbourg, France
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took dinner here. With my colleagues, the place was really nice. High quality foods, nice location.

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Thank muha_kabartay
Long Island, New York
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198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

Was invited to a farewell dinner with business associates and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is modern and service impeccable. Fresh fish / seafood is recommended but save room for desert. Also a great selection of local and foreign wines are available.

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Thank MHirko
Athens, Greece
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

It is a high expectectation place, really! The service was polite and friendly. The food was really in a good level. It is a fish restaurant even there are choices with meat. The wine list is quite interesting. I had one claim, the glass of wine i chose, i ordered 4, was really small! In the pricelist they do not... More 

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Thank GPanas
athens
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I visited the restaurant upon high reccommendation. It is mainly a fish restaurant with some special grilled meat. I was not impressed from the menu it is quite small with a lot of individual dishes which they are not always attractive to all tastes. The ambiance is ok not something special and the service as well. I will return to... More 

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Athens, Greece
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

in my opinion much better in Athens, the food and the environment. The food was really good but I think that they need something more in order to make the place cozy. nice idea to have many options of wine in case you want to have a glass !

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Thank Theod_Ath
Antwerp, Belgium
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

The food is excellent (although it is totally different than the old Vasilainas)! It has a wide variety of wines. The service was great: fast and polite.

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Athens, Greece
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309 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Taking advantage of the second restaurant week in athens we decided to try this restaurant. We were very pleased with it, the service was great, the environment aristocratic and fancy ( a bit cold as for some reason the heating was not working properly) and the food was great. The menu had only fish which was great for us and... More 

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Thank Vasileios S
Athens, Greece
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Athens, very nicely decorated and well set up. The menu, based on modern Greek cuisine, is delicious and includes both fish and meat choices as well as one of the best wine lists. Knowledgable personnel makes a night out a memorable experience.

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Thank ebi1
athens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

It has definitely found it’s “ new home”. The space is impressively modern and bold with the philosophy “ less is more”. The menu stands by its tradition using the freshest of ingredients to craft a wide range of delicious seafood dishes. There is harmony and exquisite flavors in all the dishes we tried. Bravo in keying to the tempo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrasida 13 | Hilton, Athens 11528, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0721 0501
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?