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By The Glass wine bar & bistrot

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#248 of 2,358 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


$22 - $45
International, Greek, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, European

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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.
$22 - $45
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
International, Greek, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

The best wine bar in Athens! Delicious plates and a huge wine list! I’m fall in love with risotto and shrimps kataifi! Must to go!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 237vasilist
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

An excellent and high quality restaurant/ wine bar. We had dinner with friends and we were amazed by the variety of wines, the great food, the service and the atmosphere. You should definitely taste the cheviche and the shrimps. Don’t hesitate to ask for advise...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank shiro-spoon
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Best wine bar in town! . The food is definitely delicious. Is excellent for an unforgettable dining experience paired with great wines. Excellent wine selection, variety of options, warm atmosphere & unforgettable service. Highly recommended if you love quality wine!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Maria A
Reviewed April 13, 2018

It is recommended that you make a reservation beforehand, because a lot of tables are reserved hours before the clients arrive, so seating availability is rather limited. Pricy food and drinks, but central location and cosy interior.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank stinger008
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We ate here our first night in Athens because it was very close to our hotel. I had the Beef tenderloin tagliata with mushrooms saute, cherry tomatoes, potatoes saute and pepper sauce. It was good. My friend ordered a tomato salad and it was delicious....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank nyfamilyof4
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place. Beautiful outdoor seating. Excellent and large wine card. Food was great with many different choices. Always full.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank renem234
Reviewed April 4, 2018

too smoky to sit outside, waiters too indecisive as to whether we could have a table or not (said all were reserved - but not many came by the time we left) wine offering is of course great got some stale bread in a basket...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

An excellent wine list and gorgeous menu. Food is a bit pricey and atmosphere is very trendy but perhaps too formal. This is a place to be seen and is ideal for a business encounter after work or to hang out with friends in a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Harold B
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We were staying next door at innAthens. We were really tired so decided not to go far and hope for the best. We were not disappointed in the food. It was really good. It’s a cozy place and there is outdoor seating. Had some sort...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Shmbw
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

You expect more for these prices.. What we got: 1. Inattentive, always and posh service 2. Expensive, tasteless and small portioned food 3. Inexistent floor management 4. Expensive wine Sorry for the review guys, but for the amount of money you charge you need to...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
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