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By The Glass wine bar & bistrot

#232 of 2,185 Restaurants in Athens
$$ - $$$International, Greek,
George Souris Str. 3 | Philellinon, Athens 10557, Greece
+30 21 0323 2560
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  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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International, Greek, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
George Souris Str. 3 | Philellinon, Athens 10557, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best location, beautiful building, good service, nice music, interesting wine list, very good quality food in an atmospheric wine bar full of nice people.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A linear space, indoor & semi-outdoor, along a gallery, with the semi-outdoor area allowing smoking; the indoor area, with a few number of comfortable tables, was so noisy that it was difficult to have a conversation... A poor menu including cheese and cold cuts platters,...More

Thank ChristosKourtis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at a near by hotel, so this nice and busy restaurant and decided to try to have a table. Although the place was almost full and most tables with a reserve sign, the hostess found a table for two. Our waitress was a...More

Thank nad66
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Went on a busy Saturday night, the food was more or less OK, the wine list very interesting but huge disappointment was the service which leaves me with a bitter taste. I really don’t know whether I will bother to visit again.

1  Thank Spyros B
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere,excellent service,nicely decorated. Beef was wonderful,small burgers were very good,but the mushroom rissoto was disappointing. Excellent wine list,probably the best in Athens.

1  Thank kevinmonkey19
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped there for a late lunch. The eggplant dip was to die for and their salads are very creative and tasty. The desserts however were unbelievable - tiramisu and the traditional galactoburiko - simply to die for. Oh yes, and the great wine selection...More

Thank danimal917
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We went there for an informal business early dinner/late lunch. I had only been there once before at night for wine and cheese so I knew that the atmosphere was very good but did not know about the food. We ordered shrimps & cheese balls...More

Thank Carolin N
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent and varied menu with knowledgable staff. My chicken was cooked beautifully and the sharing platter of meet and cheeses as a starter was very good, albeit enormous even for 3 people. They also had live jazz in a garden across the road where you...More

Thank maryannthom
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the In[n]Athens and this was our first stop the night we got in. We sat at the bar and a great experience thanks to the bartender and TripAdvisor reviews. We asked for a flight of red wines and we were given a...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I arrived at the InnAthens Hotel from the airport. We dropped our bags in the room and headed to By the Glass. The Carpaccio was an excellent appetizer. The slow cooked lamb and potatoes were cooked perfectly. My husband had the pork,...More

Thank dalow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: George Souris Str. 3 | Philellinon, Athens 10557, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Syntagma
  • Neighborhood: Syntagma
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0323 2560
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By the Glass is an exquisitely designed wine bar right in the heart of Athens in one of the most beautiful old buildings. By the glass serves wine by the glass and allows you to get acquainted with every region of Greece that produces wine of great quality. Meet unique greek wine varieties and get to know the most delicate greek wine-makers. Each variety of wine finds a perfect match in food and our chef has taken care of every little tasty detail, please allow us to introduce you to the greek wines! An all day destination for lovers of both coffee and wine, since By the glass is open during the day serving delicious and artful coffee.
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