thessaloniki has a lot to offer for fine dining. there are all shorts of places for this reason.here is a list of the most famous and tasty restaurants for upscale dining in and around thessaloniki(personally tried them many times!)

1. Maison Crystal (former Interni) bar-restaurant: by the sea side in a modern enviroment both a bar with live music most evenings and restaurant with mediterranean gourmet cuisine.excellent service, beautiful decoration, vallet parking service.during summer months it has a very beautiful garden with a swimming pool.the menu during summer period is more concentrated on fish dishes.a place for every age.reservations required.

2. shark bar-restaurant: by the sea side in kalamaria area.very elegant space in modern-classical fusion decoration. tasty food, good service and music.during summer months it has a great veranda overlooking thessaloniki from a distance.after around 01:00 o'clock it transforms to a night club. it is a hot spot in thessaloniki for almost 20 years now. vallet parking in a big plus in a city with very limited parking spaces.reservation required.

3. azzuro bar-restaurant:nice place with mediterranean cuisine, lounge music and in general a relaxing place to be.reservations required.

4. omilos:by the sea side a bar-restaurant(most of the space is the bar area).interesting cuisine with asian flavours.vallet parking.during summer is fantastic-you can practically touch the sea!reservations required.

5. white-bungalow:the new hot-spot of the city next to omilos. great bar, good restaurant with simple but tasty food. it is one of the most fun places in the city!the music is longe style and it becomes dancing after 01:00 in the morning.vallet parking available.reservations required.

6.alfredo's: the most exclusive and expensive restaurant in regency casino thessaloniki.it has a separate vip entrance, classical decoration, 5 star service and the food is marvellous.a very special place for a very special night.maybe the best restaurant in thessaloniki.in the summer it turns into restaurant "the kipos" meaning garden with live music and with the choice of a barbeque dining as well-simply the best! reservations required

7. yacht club bar-restaurant:located in the grounds of makedonia palace hotel. it is a nice relaxing place, very modern in style.mediterranean cuisine ,good service and views to the sea. great place for a chill-out drink.in the summer months it has a wonderful garden.reservations required for friday and saturday.

8.roof-top restaurant electra palace hotel:right on aristotelous square the most central part of thessaloniki.great views, beautiful decoration , quiet and elegant, soft music.during the summer months the veranda is marvellous.reservartions required.

9.lusitania bar-restaurant:a nice place to relax and enjoy a drink or good food with friends,nice music, vallet parking.reservations required for friday and saturday.

10. hyatt regency restaurant:elegant place with thematic evenings in a beautiful enviroment.vallet parking service.quiet and discreet.