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“Interesting wine list and modern Greek-Mediterranean food!”
Review of Mono Restaurant

Mono Restaurant
Ranked #87 of 2,447 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Plaka
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Mono is a bistro style restaurant and tapas bar (open from noon till late midnight every day) in Plaka area near Mitropoli Church. The executive chef is French and gives a French twist at the menu, but it is still Greek-Mediterranean using fresh ingredients very well prepared and presented. Certain mains are served on blackboard style plates like the ones we were being served in Paris on our last visit...
Having said that food is very good (menu changes regularly) I would like to stay at the main reason we chose to visit it again and again: the wine list with very interesting wines (white, rose, red and also a prosecco and a sparkling), most of them served by the glass! So we could choose different wine with first course and different with the second!
On our summer visit we had 2 glasses of white wine (Santorini Assyrtiko) with salad and 2 red (Naoussa Xinomavro) with meat dishes (excellent bio chicken with wild rice and tasty lamb), paying around 60 euros. Yesterday, we tried the new winter menu and with a prosecco, a glass of white wine and 2 glasses of rose, sharing a delicious pumpkin risotto (huge portion) and enjoying 2 perfectly grilled tuna steaks with warm chicory-apple salads the bill for 2 came at 65! Not cheap especially under the new economical status of our country... They should lower the prices a bit...
Bottled water comes without asking (2 euros) and also the bread (1.5 euro per person), but everything is of a good quality. The desserts look nice and cost 6-8 euros. We haven't had desserts there yet since we were usually full, maybe next time we'll share one.
Service was very good too, both the waitress and the sommelier knew about food and wine, very professional and polite! Especially the sommelier, Mr Giannis Makris, is very experienced, helpful and not pushy! The waitress tried a bit to make us order more but we denied politely and that was it. She is friendly and smiley, so even if she recommends more dishes you can still NOT order without feeling awkward.
We live in Athens, we don't like tourist traps (and the area is full of them) and we will visit again Mono restaurant!

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Thank AthanasiaGreece
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Found this restaurant by accident and so delighted to find quality like this, especially in the very touristy Plaka area.. Initially visited for light lunch, we are both delighted with our choices. My pumpkin risotto was a taste delight and partners cod was also wonderful.

So good we returned for dinner, great again. I find it hard to reconcile my visit with the negative comments about the service. The staff were so friendly and warm. Prices were very good and no more than we had paid for greasy ordinary food in the tourist streets nearby, but the difference in dishes was worth much more.

This restaurant could hold its own anywhere. I wish them well.

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Thank york8491
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

It is nice to see that it is possible to enjoy such a high quality cuisine in such great prices. You can have a great dinner at 20€ per person. The tapas were all excellent at 5€ each (especially the squid and the cod). The chestnut risotto was one of the best I've had. Great winelist, most of the bottles are available in glasses as well. In the end, the deserts just complete a perfect evening.
The decoration is simple but nice, especially the room with the stone walls has a very pleasant atmosphere. Finally, thumbs up to the sommelier, Giannis Makris, for his great service and attitude!!

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3  Thank Theodore K
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Delicious food and one of the best local wine I had in Greece.

However, if you decide to choose - a highly recommended by the waitress - "dish of the day" don't forget to ask about its price - mine dish was three times as expensive as an average dish from the menu... Unexpectedly we "ate" over 160 euro on supper.

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1  Thank Iza Z
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Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

The worst service i have ever seen with overpriced plates without any special taste. I cant understand what all the other reviews found....

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4  Thank SpyrosA_Greece
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