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Akti Koumoundourou 52, Pireas 104 35, Greece
Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou is fanatical about fish. His set dinner menu features show-stopping seafood like squid ink soup, seafood moussaka, and John Dory with chocolate and chorizo. The à la carte lunch is a more casual (and...
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Plateon 15, Athina 104 35, Greece
Winner of a Michelin Bib Gourmand, this local institution excels at highly inventive seasonal Greek dishes—salt cod donuts with sautéed greens, thyme-crusted lamb with apricot puree, cockerel confit with beet salad and apple sauce. Set in a lush...
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Kinetou 7, Athina 105 55, Greece
This deliciously offbeat restaurant in Monastiraki flea market has built up a loyal clientele since 1986. Surrounded by ramshackle antique shops and decorated with floral wallpaper and patterned tiles, it’s as much about the atmosphere (live...
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Pentelis 5, Athina 105 57, Greece
The queue is long and you’ll have to eat standing up, but this spotless hole-in-the-wall does the best souvlaki in town. Don’t worry if you confuse it with the other Kostas joint on trendy Agia Irini Square—at either place, the pita bread is...
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Athens 106 73, Greece
There’s no better place to acquire a taste for ouzo than this outdoor kafeneion, founded around 1900. Drink it up with tantalizing mezze, such as basil-scented meatballs, deep-fried whitebait and grilled halloumi with candied figs. With tiny...
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This effortlessly cool new wine bar feels as though it’s been around forever. Forget retsina—the exclusively Greek wine list is a revelation. Pair with platters of Greek cheese and charcuterie, jazzed-up Greek salad with home-cured olives, barley...