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Vrasida 13 | Hilton, Athens 11528, Greece
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+30 21 0721 0501
13:00 - 17:30
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Sun 13:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another serious effort to take the Greek cuisine on step further. Traditional materials of the Mediterranean are combined in new ways to challenge even the most demanding palate. From carpaccio of fish and tartare of shrimps, to a typical Mediterranean fish cooked Tataki, the place is fantastic and for its level, reasonably priced. Thank god smoking is expelled from the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy restaurant, nice staff, good food. I had some kind of risotto (more like fregola) with seafood, which was very enjoyable. Highly recommended for business dinners.

Thank Diabolik77
Athens, Greece
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vassilenas is an institution in the city of Piraeus. This is their effort in the more competitive market of central Athens. The location is great and the decoration excellent. The food ranges from excellent to average. Try the cod or the tartar. The wine list is extensive but rather limited in reds. The staff is professional, pleasant and polite. The... More 

Thank AthensRabbit
Grayslake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service outstanding, location central , food preparation & taste excellent. We are restaurant people and believe me this place is holding the best choice to enjoy a great meal. Owner is very caring , we met him first in his older location. Keep your quality & you ll be great rewarded. Tony Karlatiras, Chicago.

Thank kavlamou
Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I ve been there a couple of times. First time I liked it more than the second time. I will not return to this restaurant because: the menu is really fine, but no so fine to justify the high prices. The decor is so cold, there is no music, I could hear other clients chewing! The average age of clients... More 

Thank afrok-trip
Strasbourg, France
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We took dinner here. With my colleagues, the place was really nice. High quality foods, nice location.

Thank muha_kabartay
Long Island, New York
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198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Was invited to a farewell dinner with business associates and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is modern and service impeccable. Fresh fish / seafood is recommended but save room for desert. Also a great selection of local and foreign wines are available.

Thank MHirko
Athens, Greece
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It is a high expectectation place, really! The service was polite and friendly. The food was really in a good level. It is a fish restaurant even there are choices with meat. The wine list is quite interesting. I had one claim, the glass of wine i chose, i ordered 4, was really small! In the pricelist they do not... More 

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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the restaurant upon high reccommendation. It is mainly a fish restaurant with some special grilled meat. I was not impressed from the menu it is quite small with a lot of individual dishes which they are not always attractive to all tastes. The ambiance is ok not something special and the service as well. I will return to... More 

Athens, Greece
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

in my opinion much better in Athens, the food and the environment. The food was really good but I think that they need something more in order to make the place cozy. nice idea to have many options of wine in case you want to have a glass !

Thank Theod_Ath

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$60
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:30
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrasida 13 | Hilton, Athens 11528, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0721 0501
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?