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Vassilenas

#140 of 2,966 Restaurants in Athens
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Vrasida 13 | Hilton, Athens 11528, Greece
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+30 21 0461 2457
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13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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athens
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It has definitely found it’s “ new home”. The space is impressively modern and bold with the philosophy “ less is more”. The menu stands by its tradition using the freshest of ingredients to craft a wide range of delicious seafood dishes. There is harmony and exquisite flavors in all the dishes we tried. Bravo in keying to the tempo... More 

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Thank zaharoula
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon entering you are greeted by warm and hospitable staff. We were allocated a table overlooking the beautiful glass wine cellar. The somelier (top notch and one of the 2 greeks that hold MW title) suggested a couple of wines that would be suitable to accompany the food. We shared several starters, my personal favorites were the tuna tartar, tarama... More 

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Thank Apostolos M
Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vassilenas serves great food. The dishes are balanced between sophistication and comfort, and everything we have tried (and we tried a lot) did not disappoint. You can choose between traditional greek food with a twist, like taramosalata or cabbage rolls, and more international dishes. Everything is delicious. Very friendly and efficient service. Lots of good choices from the wine list.

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Thank ab1304
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant twice, with friends. The food was great, in the direction of typical greek dishes, but more elaborate and everything we had was very tasty and well prepared. We had visited the old location in the past and were glad to see the signature taramosalata in the menu. They also have an extensive wine list. We will... More 

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Thank manosmarg
Athens, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new location is a nicely designed place. Very pleasant and attentive service. And the food is superb! Be it fish, meat or salads, all the dishes we tried (and they were numerous!) were fresh, delicious and nicely presented. Interesting wine list and see-through wine cellar! Looking forward to my next visit - maybe for lunch this time! Definitely recommended!

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Thank annasamt
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good, the wine "cellar" was impressive,the food was good. The result would be much better,if the portions were more generous. I think portions should be taken into consideration as soon as possible. Regarding wine, we had malagouzia porto carras..it was very good.

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Thank asizina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new Vassilenas is an amazing place to visit. Don't get me wrong: we loved the old one and used to make the long trip from Kifissia as the food was worth it. But the new place doesn't just have good food. It has great food and an equally great environment to go with it. It is the place to... More 

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Thank Johanna D
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two days before the end of 2016, we decided o try the new Vassilenas as we stayed at Athens Hilton. The menu is rather short. The food leaves you wondering what kind of a cuisine you have tasted - Greek or something else. Appetizers indifferent with no character, mains barely eatable (a fish-and-no-chips plate with a pompous name, a bland... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went to dinner here to celebrate my Birthday and really enjoyed the Ambience, Comfort, Food, and Service. My Wife and Cousins both had Fish Soup which they said was exceptional. We had 2 salads that were both very good, and the Octopus accompanied by black eyes beans was very good. The Tarama was light and tasty,and the... More 

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Thank PETERPNYC
Athens, Greece
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

8 friends,all totally dissapointed. The quality of food was poor and tasteless (the least to say). Our first 3 choices from the wine list were out of stock ! Service was acceptable. Check ridiculously high. Will never visit again and nor reccomend it at all.

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VENIAMIN D, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Vassilenas, responded to this review

We respect bad reviews, even when sometimes they are agressive or discourteous, as long as they are well intentionned and in good faith. Our restaurant has been serving and pleasing customers for 96 years. In the last few years, we are awarded prizes for our cuisine year in year out and in the last month, since we moved to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
Monday
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrasida 13 | Hilton, Athens 11528, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0461 2457
Description
Welcome to the oldest restaurant in Athens, the legendary "Vassilenas" restaurant. After 96 years in our original location near the Pireaus port, we have recently moved to central Athens, close to the Hilton hotel. Our captivating new "home", designed by acclaimed Greek architects Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas is ready to welcome you serving creative Greek cuisine with quality ingredients and using modern culinary techniques in a unique environment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?