Stunning, breathtaking and airy are simply the words to describe the experience you have at Dinner in the Sky. Hold your breath as you are lifted 50 meters (164.04 feet) up in the air to enjoy a five-course menu that is sure to tantalize your palate. Though the menu here keep on changing but some of the known menu items include delicacies like Octopus, Steamed Shrimp and Veal Fillet. Patrons can accompany the meal with some hearty Greek Wine or even a bite of Crispy Biscuit, a dessert that comes with creme lemon and lemon sauce. If you want to enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience with beautiful view of the city, certainly head to Dinner in the Sky Greece.
One of the best places in town to savor authentic Turkish-Greek cuisine, Karamanlidika brings in the taste of the Karamanlides to the city. Set in a renovated neoclassical building, this restaurant is known for their artisan pastrimis (cured meat), sausages, soutzouki, kavourmas and cheese. Using only organic ingredients, their meat dishes are acclaimed locally. Their extensive list might get a bit confusing but let their helpful staff guide you to the right grilled or smoked meat flavor for you.
This Michelin Star-winning restaurant has a marine theme, which is brought out by the blue and beige hues of its interior. Wiz chef-cum-owner Lefteris Lazarou transforms recipes into magical culinary delights at this eatery. Although it is spread over two floors, you'd better be early, or your taste buds will have to do without the delicious fare! The smoked eel, and monkfish livers with soy sauce are both worth a try. The desserts may seem rich, but don't leave without trying one, they are simply exotic!
Avocado has a zen-like ambiance which is soothing. So is their pure vegetarian fare which is creative and delicious. Slow-cooked, their farm-to-table ingredients are crafted into delightful meals that are nutritious as well as tasty. Their cuisine has hints of Asian and Greek cooking styles. Though their menu is seasonal, you can be assured of a memorable meal at this family-friendly restaurant. They also serve organic wines, fruit juices, coffee and tea.
Lukumades is named after a traditional Greek dessert called loukoumades. This restaurant is among the best places in town to get not only classic but creative fillings such as lemon cream and various ice cream flavors. Enjoy these delights with hot or cold coffee.
What would be better than sitting and having a drink and looking out towards the historical Acropolis? The Galaxy bar at the Hilton provides guests with this exquisite view. The bar has a host of activities to keep any ardent bar-goer happy, from live music by DJ's to a five-star list of beer, cocktails and wine as well as a snack menu. Check website for more.
For a taste of ice-cold contemporary cool, Bios is the perfect place to mingle. Located in the up and coming neighborhood of Gazi, where the Technopolis gallery has cemented its place as a center for contemporary art, Bios is an ideal service stop for those who want to find out more about urban Athenian culture. The venue itself is both underground and very now. A minimal, Bauhaus inspired interior acts as a café bar, gallery and performance venue that is frequented by Athens’ Art and Design elite. Look inside for more information about events and exhibitions, or better yet, ask a patron. They don’t bite. - Stephanie Bailey
Athiri, referring to a white grape commonly used in Greek wine, is an award-winning restaurant spear-headed by the creativity and ingenuity of young chef Alexandros Kardasis. The up-and-coming Greek establishment is boastful about the fresh ingredients and in-house preparation that goes into every dish, even listing the origin of many of their ingredients on the restaurant website. But who can blame them with an award-winning wine list and critical praise. Possibly the most exciting aspect of Athiri is the enchanting outdoor courtyard that is sure to make any occasion, big or small, remarkable.
San Francisco is the brainchild of Vasili who has got a bit of that city in his sandwich shop. Every sandwich is an ode to a neighborhood of this Californian metro. But that's not what sets his food apart. They bake their own bread daily and only use organic ingredients. Their gourmet delights also come in vegetarian options. Complement your meal with a local beer. Such is their popularity, that their sandwiches run out fast.