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Romantic Dining in Athens: Delicious Food with Beautiful Surroundings



If you are visiting Athens and want to have romantic dinner, you are in the right place. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy romancing in good company, the city restaurants offer many choices. It depends on your preferences to choose between a panoramic view of the city, the magnificent Acropolis or the special romantic atmosphere of the sea.

The idyllic atmosphere and the high quality cuisine and service make Dionysos an all time favorite, both with Athenians and visitors,  Abreuvoir,  situated in a cool, shady garden during the summer and in a comfortable inside space during winter, is a favorite for anybody who wants to enjoy French delicacies,  Electra Palace Roof Garden restaurant is the top choice in Plaka, the oldest and most picturesque neighborhood of Athens, is utterly enjoyable, both for the breathtaking view and for the exclusive cuisine, La Suite Lounge at distinguished Saint George Lycabettus hotel is outstanding for the  cuisine and the breathtaking view of the city, Yali restaurant at  Cape Sounio Resort offers a spectacular view of the ancient temple of Poseidon, Fuga, right next to the Athens Concert Hall, is ideal for an dinner after one of the performances, Bonbon in Koukaki serves the best crepes in town, Chocolat Royal in Thission if famous for the superb view, Moorings in Vouliagmeni is a favorite romantic locationm especially during the summer months, Olive Garden on the roof top of central Titania hotel, is well known both for the excellent cuisine and the magnificent view of the city


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Bonbon creperie
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Bonbon is a romantic, gourmet creperie on pedestrian Drakou street, full of surprises. Decorated in pink, white and nude tones, which create an attractive and welcoming environment. The cupcakes with liquid chocolate filling are very popular and also the delicious biscuits with sugar paste. An original item is the vases which contain all the ingredients and the recipe to make you own cake. The sweet and savory crepes are made with fresh, quality ingredients in a variety of mouth watering tastes. In the morning try the English breakfast, the spanish tortilla de papas, the tutti frutti and honey or the strudel. For lunch, the blue cheese and pears, the China or the Italian nord are excellent choices. The menu includes also dessert crepes, such as marron, porto bianco, crepes with home made marmalade, and many more variations. Accompany you choice with coffee, cool lemonade or a special cocktail, such as sailor moon, kinky lollipop, mrs yin or mr yang.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: An attractive and welcoming environment, decorated in shades of pink, white and nude

Nelly's expert tip: A romantic, gourmet creperie with delicious sweet and savory specialties

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Chocolat Royal
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Chocolat Royal is a rooftop bar, cafe, restaurant in Thissio, with a superb view of the Acropolis and Lycabettus hill. Ideal for a romantic dinner, a business meeting, or a friendly gathering, with excellent Greek cuisine, curated by Toque D'Or awarded chef Spyros Mallios. The interesting menu includes specialties such as stuffed Grevena mushrooms, smoked salmon mille-feuille, orzo pasta with prawns for appetizers, a variety of pasta and risotti, roasted veal, grilled chicken, burgers, honey roasted pork with sangria and rosemary for your main dish, healthy fresh salads with vegetables and salmon or chicken. Dont miss the mouth watering desserts, cheesecake with cheese cream fudge, chocolate souffle, mille feuille with orange cream just to mention a few. A selected wine list accompanies your meal and favorite cocktails put the ideal final touch to a perfect evening.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Ideal for a romantic dinner, a business meeting, or a friendly gathering

Nelly's expert tip: Greek cuisine by awarded chef Spyros Mallios, with a superb view of the Acropolis

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Olive Garden
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The enchanting balcony of Olive Garden Bar & Restaurant on the top floor of Titania hotel commands one of the best views in Athens and is ideal for a romantic dinner. Avant garde aesthetic and creative cuisine make this place an all time favorite. The gastronomic suggestions of executive chef Christos Tziliras offer a panorama of tastes on a menu in which selected products from all over Greece meet dishes with the signature of Fine Greek Cuisine. Definitely taste the black angus steak with celery root puree, baby carrots, asparagus and salad with Mavrodafni wine from Patras and raisins; the goat from Serres cooked with oil and oregano, Kalamata olives, fresh onions and kaseri cheese; pasta from the region of Pilio with shrimps, asparagus, fennel, saffron from Kozani and lime cream. For dessert dont miss the delicious chocolate mousse. At the elegant bar, with a hip & chic atmosphere you can enjoy original and inspired cocktails, listening to selected music. Classic favorites with a twist, such as the Olive Garden mojito with rum, basil, cucumber, fresh lime juice, the Titania Lemon Pie with light lemon mousse, vodka, lemon juice, vanilla syrup, garnished with crumbled biscuit, or the famous Zombie which combines apricot liqueur, fresh pineapple and aromatic bitters.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: The enchanting balcony of Olive Garden Bar & Restaurant on the top floor of Titania hotel is an enchanting place

Nelly's expert tip: Fine Greek Cuisine with a superb view of Athens

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Embassy District


Fuga is an enchanting restaurant situated on the highest point of the garden around the Athens Concert Hall, with a panoramic view of Athens. Simple, essential tastes from Italian and Greek cuisine, prepared with special attention to the high quality of ingredients. Open daily all year round, Fuga also offers an after theater menu for those who wish to dine after a performance at the Athens Concert Hall. The balcony, shaped like the deck of a yacht, overlooking the garden and with a view of the sky and Hymettus mountain, is a magical location. Fuga is also in ideal place for business events and press conferences. During the warm season dining is outside in the cool garden. Signature dishes are risotto milanese with saffron and veal broth and the rigattoni amatriciana with pancetta, tomato and cream of pecorino.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Fuga also offers an after theater menu for those who wish to dine after a performance at the Athens Concert Hall.

Nelly's expert tip: An enchanting place with a wonderful view and a cool garden in summer

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Vouliagmeni


Moorings restaurant is situated at the unique spot of Laimos Vouliagmenis . Fully renovated, Moorings is the ideal place for cocktails, corporate dinners and business events, combining exceptionally the panoramic view of Vouliagmeni gulf, with an elegant and discreet style and the luxurious environment of the marina. Moorings dedicated team has long experience in the organization of both corporate and social dinners for an exceptional clientele of high requirements. The Chef proposes unique Mediterranean flavors, dishes of fresh fish and seafood and choices of meat, pasta and cool salads. The menu also includes imaginative finger food compositions and thematic menus. Its rich wine cellar of several labels completes the menu ideally. Ideal also for groups and events the capacity of the restaurant is 250 individuals in seated menu-buffet and 300 individuals in standing cocktail

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Enjoy a superb sea view and excellent dining in Vouliagmeni

Nelly's expert tip: All time classic favorite with romantic atmosphere and elegant surroundings

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Abreuvoir


Abreuvoir is definitely a top choice for eating out in Athens. Since 1965 when the restaurant first opened, its fame has spread amongst Athenian and visiting connoisseurs of French cuisine. Situated in a cool, shady garden during the summer and in a comfortable inside space during winter, this restaurant is a favorite for anybody who wants to enjoy French delicacies and high quality. Abreuvoir is a tradition in Athens, with a menu which is often renewed and a faithful clientele. Some of the favorites remain filet au poivre, Steak Tartare, Canard orange and definitely Crepes Suzette or creme brullee with espresso for dessert. Recent additions to the menu include tuna fish with topinambur, leeks and parsley, marinated salmon with fennel, lime, orange and ginger, served with quinoa, mustard seeds and avocado, pheasant with pears and red cabbage, wild boar with mushrooms and bacon. Definitely taste the salmon marinated in honey, served with grilled, marinated vegetables. The wine list will satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Abreuvoir celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2015, with a specially priced menu all year.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: French chic environment and a cool garden in summer make this an all time classic

Nelly's expert tip: Authentic French dining in an elegant atmosphere

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Electra Palace Roof Garden restaurant is the top choice in Plaka, the oldest and most picturesque neighborhood of Athens, easy to reach and utterly enjoyable, both for the breathtaking view and for the exclusive cuisine, prepared by chef Petros Kalevrosoglou. Local organic products provided from small farms includes the renowned lentils from Lefkada, vegetables from Messinia, olive oil, olives, smoked pork from the Peloponnese and wild mushrooms from Epirus. The excellent flavors, the view and the service are the reason this remarkable restaurant has been awarded for four consecutive years with Toques d? or & Greek cuisine awards. Definitely an aesthetic unforgettable experience. Gluten free dishes such as rocket salad with aromatic cheese and olive oil, grilled vegetables with Chios mastelo cheese, mint and olive oil, without sauce, grilled salmon with steamed vegetables without sauce, grilled chicken fillet with small potatoes without sauce, veal fillet with potatoes and grilled vegetables without sauce, can be adapted from the menu on notification.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: The view from the roof garden is memorable and the menu inspired

Nelly's expert tip: Wonderful view, exquisite menu, excellent choice for business or leisure dining

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La Suite Lounge at hotel St George Lycabettus is located in the suite where celebrities such Catherine Deneuve and Jeremy Irons stayed in the past, which commands a magnificent view of Athens, extending until the islands of the Saronic gulf. Since 2015 the menu bears the signature of multi-awarded chef Jerome Serres in collaboration with the hotel's head chef Vasilis Milios. Jerome Serres offers an experience of aromatic Mediterranean cuisine, with local products and also French influence, in a lounge atmosphere. La Suite Lounge is open from lunch time and is ideal also for a business lunch. Happy Hour is from 18.00 -20.00. Special events are organized often, such as full moon parties, sunset aperitivo, theme menus, dj sets and every Sunday jazz brunch, with a rich buffet and jazz music. Gluten free and vegetarian selections are also available on the menu.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: The panoramic view is one of the best in town, reaching to the horizon

Nelly's expert tip: Wonderful view, distinguished style, excellent cuisine

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Outside the City


Yali Waterfront Cabanas restaurant at exclusive Cape Sounio Resort is an ideal place to savor delicious fresh seafood, fish and summer specialties right on the sea. Enjoy a light lunch or a la carte dinner overlooking the Sounio Bay and the magnificent Temple of Poseidon. At Yali restaurant, the love of food is manifest and enhanced. The freshest flavors, the finest ingredients and the most talented chefs combine to offer the perfect gastronomic result. Visitors can taste and enjoy the chefs fusion of international and Greek cuisine, which creates an unforgettable experience. Lobster, crawfish, shrimps and many more delicacies become even more special when enjoyed in such enchanting surroundings.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Spectacular view of the ancient temple and delicious food

Nelly's expert tip: Delicious seafood and fish in an enchanting environment with a magnificent view

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Dionysos restaurant and cafe is internationally renowned and always visited by celebrities and foreign politicians, who appreciate the excellent cuisine and the breathtaking view of the Acropolis. With a history of 40 years, this exceptional locale remains a classic reference point for high quality hospitality and dining. Cuisine is mainly modern Greek, with inspired creations based on fresh, local ingredients and all time favorite Mediterranean recipes. The cafe is ideal for a romantic rendezvous or a quiet meeting with drinks, coffee and snacks, in an idyllic atmosphere. The idyllic atmosphere and the high quality cuisine and service make Dionysos an all time favorite, both with Athenians and visitors.

Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Delicious food and a magnificent view of the impressive Acropolis

Nelly's expert tip: Best view of the Acropolis in town and best atmosphere

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Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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