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Chez Lucien

#617 of 3,001 Restaurants in Athens
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_____ 32 | Petralona, Athens, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0346 4236
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Today
20:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 02:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy bistro, very nice food and atmosphere (we loved the chairs and tables hanging from the ceiling), we enjoyed sitting next to people we didn't know :) Excellent for families. Staff is usually very friendly and the service is excellent! The only exception last time we were there was the head waitress, who was rather "bossy" :( We would definitely... More 

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Thank Voula G
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Small bistro that gives an authentic French experience with delicious food! Tables are situated very close and in some cases you sit next to other customers, just like a bistro in France! The food is delicious and of a standard quality each time, definitely try the potatoes au gratin, the Bearnaise sauce, the duck, any daily special, the chevre salad.... More 

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Thank tsamalia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Real french cuisjne in athens.cozy very small place but with superb service and food.u can taste it all the dishes were delicious...choose differnt plates to taste all...nice for couples....

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Thank vasgait
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

It is a very small bistro in the neighborhood of Petralona area ( old traditional houses of Athens) you can walk also from Thissio area. The food was amazing!!! all u can ask for a dinner after a theatre or cinema. Everything was cooked so well and the owners such nice people, we ended our dinner talking and enjoying the... More 

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Thank marianina
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Nice original french food! The owner is French and he is very sympathetique. it opens at 8:00 in the evening and it is small so maybe telephone reservation is needed.

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Thank places_beautiful
Athens, Greece
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195 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We were taken to this restaurant by friends and we were bitterly disappointed. The food is OK but the place is a dump. I could not believe what they charge considering the horrible surroundings. The service is slow and not very polite. They asked me if I wanted my steak medium by French or Greek standards and when I said... More 

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Thank OlgaP319
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I went there for dinner, I called before to make a reservation. Very kindly they let me know that they open at 20:00 and no reservation accepted which sounds very fair to me! Its a really small place so it would be always booked.. When u see it on the outside you wouldn' t never think to go inside. Some... More 

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Thank John K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The good old heavy French repertoire ... If you've never had such an experience in your life you will be impressed at the beginning. Then you will be impressed by the failed attempts of your stomach to digest all the saturated fats! On the bright side: it really resembles a Parisian bistro in one of Athen's most charming neighbourhoods. A... More 

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Thank 101LittleBirds
Greece, Athens
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This little hole in the wall no frills French eatery is wonderful. The owner is a French lady who takes care of your every need and the food is the most authentic in Greece. The are of Petralona is very cool and up and coming with little bars and cafes/restaurants sprinkled around and is a lovely walk to and from... More 

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Thank MissTravelEverywhere
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I mostly visit lucien with foreign friends ......everyone loves it . Very small place with 2 big tables inside. So you have to mingle with other guests. Looking at their plates you do not need the menu...... All is tasteful. Service takes a while Don,t forget to order something for your sweet tooth!!!ecxeptional

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$37
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 00:00
Monday
20:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 02:00
Thursday
20:00 - 02:00
Friday
20:00 - 02:00
Saturday
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: _____ 32 | Petralona, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0346 4236
Description
The authenticity of a french bistrot in the heart of Athens

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?