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Ranked #4 of 2,416 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $52
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant is a perfectly restored villa from the early years of the previous century. The decor strikes the perfect balance between luxury and ambience, creating an atmosphere which is quite formal but still unpretentious, cozy and elegant. The restaurant's creative cuisine has been awarded many times and promises to impress you with a brilliant parade of re-synthesized Greek cuisine The chef Gikas Xenakis is one of the best proponents of the New Greek Cuisine movement which now attracts the most talented chefs in Greece. His philosophy is one that combines a calm but confident control of the modern cooking techniques with his memories of traditional home food cooked with the best and freshest ingredients that the sea and land of Greece offers. At Aleria you will enjoy Greek fine dining in wonderful surroundings in what is considered as one of the best value for money restaurants.
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Aleria is a very beautiful restaurant with great food! We visited Aleria before some days and we tried one pre fixe menu based in a local cuisine of Greece and combined with also local wines. The food was perfect, also the wines!!! The price of this menu (35€/per psrson) included four dishes and four different glasses of wine.I suggest as a SUPER deal!!!

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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The garden is an oasis of tranquility and calmness.. (for both people and mosquitos - remember to have a suitable spray with you)

Nice and smiling service from welcome to goodbye. Interesting wine list, with descent prices taking into account the professional service. Some good belgian beers with not very friendly prices (Kwak @ 9 euros?)

Gikas Xenakis presents adventurous dishes full of imagination, sometimes unnecessarily complex, but still very satisfying. Cod starter with spinach and spicy mayonnaise, grilled calamari and seafood kritharoto with amazing flavours and textures.

Around 40 euros without drinks.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nothing special.

I tried Aleria with my boyfriend on May. The dishes were beautifully presented with catchy ingredient combination, yet the taste was not the expected. As for the prices, they do not match the quality/creativity of the restaurant. It has nothing picky. I'd prefer to pay the same amount of money or a little more and eat @Vezene where the whole experience is exceptionally professional. If you're in a rush to find a restaurant, you'd better eat a sandwich at home or make your money worth.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

It was to be our final evening in Greece and, after a month travelling through 3 Greek islands and eating lots of good but traditional Greek fare, we were looking for a special night out and the experience of some cutting-edge modern Greek food. Aleria, its lovely courtyard and excellent food, more than satisfied both these objectives. What we didn't expect, though, was the reasonable bill. According to the owner, Niki, who looked after us attentively throughout the evening, Aleria prides itself on producing an innovative menu, but one that retains close links with traditional Greek cooking. With our enthusiastic approval, he brought us a series of beautifully presented but smaller 'tasting' dishes from the Starters course through to desserts. Each new dish was presented to us with obvious pride and an explanation of its origins in Greek culinary tradition. He even brought us matching wine, when the dish demanded it! A truly wonderful evening. But, having strayed so far from the conventional a la carte, you can imagine how surprised we were to receive a reasonable bill for all this. Do travel to Aleria by taxi, though. The neighbourhood is pretty rough. We were escorted from our taxi both into and out of the restaurant on the evening we visited.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This restaurant is beautiful but the street is pretty rough, we thought we'd got the wrong place until we came across it. But this is a true diamond in the rough. The waitress was amazing and gave brilliant advice about the menu.

This food would be treble the price in London, it is top quality food. The Margaritsa soup is a true wonder as mentioned in other reviews, best soup I've ever had. I also had the beef cheeks, something that you do not see too often and it was a really unique experience where food is concerned.

Couldn't recommend this place enough.

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2  Thank stephen m
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