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#608 of 2,491 Restaurants in Athens
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
0.7 miles from Hellenic Parliament
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Reviewed March 11, 2022

more than 50 years history and experience elegant cuisine with a fantastic taste excellent service excellent wine list aristocratic atmosphere value for money expensive

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Starting with the good - ambiance and OK service. Food was terrible. Escargots were overcooked and served with a strange sauce. The Coquille Saint-Jacques was also overcooked and served in a sweet red wine sauce which was not good. Looking for a new French restaurant...in Athens. The one we used to go to closed down during Covid lockdown.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

My partner and I went for my birthday. We had dinner outdoors under a mulberry tree, our table was perfectly lit. Crisp white linens, with an efficient waiter, what is expected from a French Restaurant. We had two glasses of champagne (expensive, but excellent) two...cold foie gras, one fish and one tartare de boeuf with an asparagus salad. It was good traditional food. Not the best presentation of the tartar, but it was lovely and the pommes frites were delicious. Having had all of the most expensive things on the menu, we knew the bill would be an eyesore. Over we were very happy, as. expected, not refined Michelin star food, but excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021

The cuisine here is traditional old fashioned French and they do it right. We had excellent salads, fish courses, and sorbets, with a good Greek wine. The seating under the trees in the garden was sublime. Very peaceful. Good service. An elegrant group of diners...here.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

We have visited this specific restaurant several times. The last time we visited, the problem was not the food, but the service. We placed our order and the waiter asked us if we would also like to order in advance our dessert. We explicitly told...him that this time we did not want the chocolate soufflé but the crepes. When we finished our dinner at 23:10 the same waiter came to ask us again what dessert we would like to order. We explained to him that we had already ordered the crepes earlier to him. He replied that it was late to prepare this dessert because the restaurant would be closing at 12:00. They had 50 min to prepare our dessert, which they denied to do so, while at the same time another waiter prepared crepes for two other tables! This is not the professional behaviour and service you would expect from a very expensive restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2020

Went for dinner with a friendly couple. Lovely atmosphere under the mulberry trees. Excellent service. Try the pate, the steak tartare, or the chateaubriand. Then the chocolate souffle!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

A definite must if you want to experience French cuisine when in Athens. We had an amazing onion soup, excellent snails and carpaccio with truffles. The Saint Jacques were to die for and the entrecot the same. Prices are ok for the quality of food....We will return!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

French cuisine, high class service, heavy atmosphere.. I think I’ll choose it again in my 70’s.. 80s..

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

This is as traditional French as you can get in Athens. The service is impeccable to go with excellent food at the relevant price though. I would recommend duck pâté as an hors d'oeuvre and then chateaubriand for two with béarnaise sauce for a main...course. Whatever makes your pallet happy though , this place will deliver!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

In the past two weeks we have gone to L'Abreuvoir for lunch and dinner. It is a charming location as you sit in an outside patio under a canopy of trees. The food is classic France - not great surprises or nouvelle cuisine. It has...been around for years. You can always count on getting a good meal here - usually attended by Athenians - not a tourist trap!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

very expensive and dishes were tasteless. dry fries and very very mediocre steak. billed items i ve never ordered as well.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

A very lovely and elegant restaurant. The food is excellent. The steak tartare was magnificent. I will be visiting again.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

French cuisine with classic dishes well executed! A bit "dusty" ambiance & service (nowadays clients prefer to be served by more human and friendly staff), to the point wine pairing. Con: expensive!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

Very elegant food choices available on the menu. Nice atmosphere and polite service. A bit "cold" attitude but we are not frequent visitors and on the other hand we like professionalism and a typical communication rather than "we are friends with the servants because we...eat regularly". We visited on Monday evening so the place was not crowded. Only pain point for such an elegant restaurant are the modern-Greeks, frequent visitors, who behave like being in a "chasapotaverna" talking loudly just because the have money to spend. Of course, owners are not to blame for such a fact but yet, if this is the kind of people who actually the restaurant attracts, I think it is a matter for consideration. Generally speaking, it does worth a visit :-)More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Without taking into consideration the price of the food this restaurant has amazing fillet and probably the best chocolate soufflé you will ever haves

Date of visit: January 2019
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 3.5
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