Greek Lunch or Dinner
This Summer, all seating at restaurants and café-bars is outdoors only; indoor spaces may reopen on June 15. The minimum distance allowed between tables ranges from 70cm to 170cm, and no more than six people are allowed at one table, although these restrictions do not apply to families with children. Information signs will remind people of individual hygiene rules and of safety measures applying to all spaces. Customers will be encouraged to make electronic transactions. Sanitizer gel will be available at cash registers; if the owner deems it necessary, a protective plexiglass screen will be installed, as well as markings on the floor to delimit safe distances for line formation.
As you are about to pay the check for your meal, please remember that unlike what happens in the US, gratuities, aka tips, are already included in the bill, so you should only leave up to a couple of € for the bus-boy and not a percentage of the check for the whole crew.
The following is an ever changing list of restaurants grouped in self-explained categories, according to our own personal experience, or that of trusted friends. We keep adding new listings as we become aware of them, but sometimes we fail to timely remove a venue which did not survive the hard times or the quality standards we expect. We apologize in advance, and promise to keep updating the page!
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Contemporary Greek Cuisine
2 Mazi, 48 Nikis St., Plaka
tel.: 210 322 839
Open daily noon - evening. Closed Sunday evening.
Agora Select, 9 Ventiri St., (Hilton Hotel area)
tel.: 210 725 2252 - www.agoraselect.gr
Open every day for lunch and dinner 10 am to 2 am
Aleria, 47 Megalou Alexandrou St., Metaxourgeio
tel.: 210 522 2633 - www.aleria.gr
Open for dinner every day, except Sunday.
2018 TripAdvisor #1 Best Restaurant in Athens
Argoura, 49-51 Agisilaou St., Tzitzifies (Kalithea)
tel.: 217 717 3200
Athinaikon Restaurant, 34 Metropoleos St., Syntagma
tel.: 210 325 2688 www.athinaikon.gr
Athiri, 15 Plateon St. - Kerameikos
tel.: 210 346 2983
Open daily except Sunday and Monday evening. Sunday noon open.
Balcony Restaurant & Bar, 1 Veikou St., Koukaki
tel.: 211 411 8437 - www.balconyathens.com
modern Greek cuisine
Cibus, Aegli, Zappeion (entrance from Vas.Olgas St.)
tel.: 210 336 9364
Open daily, except Sunday & Monday evening and Sunday noon.
Cookoovaya, 2 Chatzigianni Mexi St., (Hilton Hotel area)
tel.: 210 723 5005 - www.cookoovaya.gr
Delicious food, prepared with expertise, passion and experience.
Ellevoro, 2 Rovertou Galli, Acropolis
tel.: 210 924 6256
since 1998, Greek cuisine and wines
ERGON HOUSE, 23 Metropoleos St., Syntagma
tel.: 210 010 9090
A butcher-shop, a fish-shop, a green-grocer and a deli under one roof, with a bistrot restaurant under a boutique hotel in the heart of Athens.
Fishalida, 2 Naiadon & Antinoros Sts. (Hilton Hotel area)
tel.: 210 723 4551
Open daily noon- evening
Hill Athens, contemporary Greek cuisine
27 Apostolou Pavlou St., Thesseion
tel.: 210 346 9077
Ilios, 1 Voukourestiou St., Stoa (arcade) Spiromiliou, Syntagma
tel.: 210 321 1315 - www.iliosrestaurant.com
Athenian cuisine of the '50s and '60s revisited
Mani-Mani, 10 Falirou St., Koukaki
tel.: 210 921 8180 - manimani.com.gr
Open Daily, except Monday, noon- evening. Closed Sunday evening.
Award-winning exceptional Greek cuisine restaurant.
Varoulko Seaside, 52,Akti Koumoundourou, Microlimano, Piraeus
tel.: 210 522 8400 - varoulko.gr
Open year-round by the sea, for Lunch and Dinner, renowned for its delicious seafood and its extensive wine list.
2018 TripAdvisor #8 Best Restaurant in Athens
Traditional Greek Cuisine
Bakaliarakia Damigou, 41 Kydathineon St., Plaka
tel.: 210 322 5084
A cult basement taverna in historic Plaka specialized in fried cod.
Cookaki, 5 Petmeza St., Koukaki
tel.: 210 921 9818 - cookaki.gr
fresh & creative Greek food by chef Michael Koutsantonakis
Diporto, 9 Sokratous & Theatrou Sts.
Open daily for lunch
Economou, 41 Troon & Kidantidon Sts., Ano Petralona
tel.: 210 346 7555
exceptional traditional Greek cuisine - Daily except Sunday evening.
Epiros, 4 Filopimenos St., Athens Varvakeios Central Market
tel.: 210 324 0773
Open daily 7 am - 7 pm
Excellent traditonal Greek food
Eufrosynos Fabrica, 34 An. Zinni St., Koukaki
tel.: 210 924 6354
Fine quality Greek/Mediterranean food including vegetarian and vegan selections.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 1 pm to Midnight
Evgenia Paradosiako, 44-A Voulis St., Syntagma
tel.: 210 321 4121
A very popular unassuming small restaurant with home-like traditional Greek cuisine
Gods' Restaurant, 23-27 Makriyanni St., Acropolis
tel.: 210 923 3721
traditional Greek food with Acropolis views by the Acropolis Museum
Karamanlidika tou Fani, 1 Socratous & Evripidou Sts., Downtown
tel.: 210 325 4184 - www.karamanlidika.gr
excellent deli also serving cooked delicacies
Klimataria, 2 Plateia Theatrou
tel.: 210 321 6629
Open Noon to 1 pm
Koutoukaki, 107 Veikou St., Koukaki
tel.: 210 924 4193
An unassuming small restaurant with excellent "homemade" food.
Opos Palia, Veikou 2, Makriyanni
tel.: 210 923 9718
Excellent neighborhood Greek coffee-house and traditional light lunch/dinner meze
Paradosiako, 59 Kolokotroni St., Syntagma
tel.: 210 323 1700
Philippou, 19 Xenocratous St., Kolonaki
tel.: 210 721 6390
Open Monday to Friday 8:30-Midnight - Saturday 1-5 pm
A standard culinary value since my father's time.
Saita, 21 Kydathinaion St., Plaka
tel.: 210 322 6671
A cult traditional basement taverna in historic Plaka.
Scholarheion, 14 Tripodon St., Plaka
tel.: 210 324 7605
Stoa Xenofontos, 15-A Xenofontos St. (in the arcade), Syntagma
tel.: 210 325 2848
Greek Meze Restaurant, Wine and Drinks
Telaro, 33 Aiolou St., Agias Eirinis Sq.
tel.: 210 324 3740
Breakfast. Lunch, Dinner
Therapeutērio, 41 Kidantidon St., Petralona
tel.: 210 341 2538
Tzitzikas kai Mermingas, 12-14 Metropoleos St., Syntagma
tel.: 210 324 7607
Vyzantino, 18 Kydathineon St., Philomoussou Etaireias Sq.
decent traditional Greek food in a nice setting
Zorbas, 15 Lyssiou and Erehtheos Sts., Plaka
tel.: 694 481 7170