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“apotheosis of taste”
Review of Emerald restaurant

Emerald restaurant
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Plaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $59
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Surrounded by trees and plants, the shady snack-bar & restaurant area at Emerald Hotel, with panoramic sea view is a peaceful and magical place to enjoy your snack or dinner. Breakfast and all other meals, are served on an a la carte basis. Our restaurant serves Fusion Cretan Coastal Cuisine with local fresh ingredients. The chef Christos Saridakis is creating unique recipes such as sushi rolls with wine leafs and many more … We are serving refreshing cocktails, funky beers & our wine list is an indicative presentation of the Cretan vineyard in all its glory.
Athens, Greece
1 review
“apotheosis of taste”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

In the beautiful garden and the stunning view of the Emerald hotel, lies a jewel of gastronomy.
Traditional greek-cretan dishes with a nouveau attitude towards them blended perfectly. Innovative ideas such as sushi rolls with vineleaves and the use of fresh and hard to find ingredients such as "armyra" greens. Christos the chef has taken care that every person with different preferences will be satisfied, either they are meatlovers, seafoodlovers or vegetarians in reasonable and realistic prices. If you are undecisive as to which wine-out of many offered-should accompany your meal, Stella with her vast knowledge and experience will be more than happy to help you pick the right one.
A definite choice for admirers of unique dining.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Theo P
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

There are a few reasonable restaurants in and around the Almyrida/Plaka area but if you’re looking for something that little bit more special then a visit to the Emerald is a must. The vine covered terrace is a perfect setting to dine with a fantastic view of the sun setting over the bay. The food is simply outstanding coupled with the best wine selection we have found on all our visits to Crete. Add to this a friendly, ever smiling team who go that little bit extra and it all adds up to an excellent dining experience. We dined there twice and were blown away, quite literally, on the first occasion when it was an unusually windy evening but there is a slightly more sheltered terrace if it gets too much. Wind, rain or shine you’d be mad not to dine at the Emerald as it’s quite simply the best restaurant in the area and rightly deserves its number one position on TripAdvisor.

  • Visited July 2014
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Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Beautiful Food, the best service and an unbeleivable view”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stella and Christos work so hard to provide the best Cretan ingredients cooked with a modern twist. beautiful presentation which is rarely found on this island and fine wines at a reasonable cost that remind you how bad village wine is!!! Christos 2 is a fantastic signing for this restauarant as his experience is so valued and appreciated. Eat There is beat the norm hands down and if you feel like spoiling yourself have the Aberdeen Angus Rib Eye, its too die for. keep it up guys

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Rob M
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Athens, Greece
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“View goes with the taste..”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Marvellous view, beautiful tastes, smiling faces.. all you need for holidays! Stella will introduce you to greek and foreign tastes, trust her.. she knows!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank SIDDHIYOGA
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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65 reviews
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“Tasty surprise”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Surprised, pleased, enjoyed and extra satisfied with everything we found here. Romantic view, wonderful service, super professional chef and his charming wife. The food is outstanding. If you like experiments, want to try smth new, be sure, you have already found that place. Amazing combinations of traditional Greek food and fusion cuisine are made in a best very tasty way. What do you think about Cretan caprese, fresh tuna fillet accompanied with a bottle of a white wine from santorini Vulcan? We loved it.

Visited July 2014
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