Vassilenas Restaurant

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“Vassilenas” restaurant is a part of the city’s history, the place where owner Thanassis Vassilenas continues a century-old culinary family legacy.

After serving customers for 96 years in its Piraeus location, where the likes of Winston Churchill and Elia Kazan, T.S. Elliot and René Clair, Romy Schneider and Sofia Loren, Irene Papas and Melina Mercouri have dined, the most historic restaurant of the city has recently relocated to the Hilton hotel area.

The new state of the art space was designed by reputed architects Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas. With its Santorini volcanic pumice-stone walls, it reflects the urban glamour of the 60s.  Architecturally it seems to be “conversing” with the flagship Hilton building just across the road while a stunning lighting effect is created by the hundreds of illuminated wine bottles suspended from the ceiling.

Since 2008, year after year, the restaurant has been receiving important culinary awards for its Greek creative cuisine. Here you will enjoy high gastronomy that focuses on sea dishes such as fresh prawn-and-amberjack tartar or fish soup prepared with brown grouper. Those who prefer meat, can savour dishes such as beef skirt or slow cooked lamb.  The seven-dish signature tasting menu is a unique experience you should not miss!  “Vassilenas” was the first restaurant in Greece to introduce the concept, back in 1929!

Apart from offering fine dining, the restaurant’s sommelier seduces “wine lovers” with suggestions on wine pairing from the over 150 Greek and international labels kept in the impressive walk-in cellar that dominates the dining area.

“Vassilenas” is located in the centre of Athens, within walking distance from the Athens Concert Hall and the Byzantine Museum, offering easy access by taxi or metro; the highly professional staff, will welcome you for a memorable gastronomic experience with Greek flavours which will awaken your senses.

OpeningHours
MONDAY 13:00 TO 01:00
TUESDAY 13:00 TO 01:00
WEDNESDAY 13:00 TO 01:00
THURSDAY 13:00 TO 01:00
FRIDAY 13:00 TO 01:00
SATURDAY 13:00 TO 01:00
SUNDAY CLOSED
How to get there
Evangelismos or Megaron Mousikis station
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