Eatery and hangout City Bistro, located in the atmospheric Spiromiloiu arcade, opened recently in the elegant center of Athens at the City Link. Haute gastronomy, freshly baked delicious tastes and coffee or drinks at the lounge bar merge in a space with the quality of an authentic bistro.
When entering City Bistro, the first thing one sees is a view of the open kitchen, which overlooks the arcade. Customers can watch the chefs in the open kitchen preparing dishes based on classic bistro cuisine and interpreted with a contemporary approach.
Meanwhile, the in-house bakery's fresh croissants and pastries are prepared daily; they're ideal to enjoy alongside the excellent cappuccino with organic milk.
The lounge bar and the restaurant are ideal for privacy and are favorite spots for business appointments, a shopping break or a pleasant evening out with company.
Classy interior of City Bistro — Photo courtesy of Citly Bistro
The menu includes delicious dishes such as gourmet cheese selections with homemade bread sticks and marmalade, fresh vegetables with goat cheese and lime cream, millet croquettes with smoked salmon and fresh cream, vitello tonnato with tuna sauce and capers, white fish carpaccio, jamón ibérico with tomato bruschette and tuna carpaccio with Szechuan pepper and micro greens.
Taste the healthy fresh salads with spinach and fennel or cherry tomatoes with olives and feta cheese mousse or feta cheese in sesame crust and vinaigrette. Or if you prefer fish, try the smoked eel or salmon with orange vinaigrette and jasmine vinegar.
Pasta lovers will enjoy the linguine with cream of tomato, chevre cheese, olives and lemon or the risotto with asparagus. Vegans might prefer the quinoa with red lentils and peppers or the grains with asparagus, peas, olives and peppers. Some of the delicious side dishes include fried potatoes with paprika and parmesan and the basmati rice with royal quinoa.
City Bistro's space is tastefully decorated in contemporary style with elements from past periods, which blend harmoniously with the atmosphere of Spiromiliou arcade, a point in Athens that links the past with the present.