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Vassilenas

Vrasida 13 | Hilton area, Athens 11528, Greece
+30 21 0721 0501
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Vrasida 13 | Hilton area, Athens 11528, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place; great service and a very good menu for wines. Food is at the top level. I had a Cretan salad that has ingredients of a really good quality that blended perfectly with a white wine (a blend from Lazaridi, Cavalieri; and then the...More

Thank Juan Carlos M
Reviewed 1 week ago

All guides have something good to say about this place. I was amazed by two things and I am sharing them with you as a tribute to the whole team. The first is the service. Spyros waitered my table several times and I consider that...More

Thank Pavlos I
THANASSIS_VASSILENAS, Owner at Vassilenas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pavlos, thank you for your warm words! Next time you visit us, please let us know so that we can offer you some other dish together with the shrimp orzo that you like so much. It would be a pity to miss on all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a four day conference my college and I decided to have dinner at Vassilenas. As we had packed away our jackets and ties already our relaxed appearance did result in the question if we would have reserved a table (the restaurant was empty at...More

Thank Gernot F
THANASSIS_VASSILENAS, Owner at Vassilenas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear friend, thank you very much for your review and for reporting your misgivings about cigarette smoking. Let me reassure you that we strictly abide by national legislation concerning smoking in the restaurant and we are proud of it as we believe that food and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a late lunch. No reservation necessary for 2pm. The quality of the food and it’s presentation was excellent. I had lamb dishes which were juicy and tasty. The service was good, reasonably quick and helpful. Recommended

Thank Michalis L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We so much enjoyed our dinner! A great variety of appetizers covering from vegetables to many kinds of cheese. Service was impeccable and kindness was obvious. Steak was done perfectly as ordered. Great selection of accompanying spices. Desert was complimentary and so delicious: panacota and...More

Thank Giannis A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start by saying that the restaurant is simply yet elegantly decorated. The staff is very attentive in a discreet way. The fish soup prepared with brown grouper was delicious as was the Charcoal grilled grouper fillet. Highly recommended.

Thank Vivi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good and the wine list extensive. The service was friendly and helpful but on the slow side.

Thank EleniM795
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I've been in this restaurant twice, and it has been sort of up and down for me. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating, and always ready to explain the dishes. For one of my visits, about a year ago, the food was excellent....More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

lovely environment, creative mediterranean cuisinne with great balance among ingredients and combinations and a very kind service. Great wine list as well

Thank Sofia S
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Vassilenas has a long tradition in Greek culinary history. This new place in central Athens offers an excellent combination of some of its most well known dishes and new, amazing recipes with top-quality Mediterranean ingredients. A great wine list too. Very Professional, excellent service and...More

Thank IraPapado
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$40 - $69
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrasida 13 | Hilton area, Athens 11528, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0721 0501
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Description
Welcome to the oldest restaurant in Athens, the legendary "Vassilenas" restaurant, where the likes of Winston Churchill, Sophia Loren and many others have dined. After 96 years in our original location near the Pireaus port, in 2016 we 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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