By Budget: €

  • Feyrouz Fresh, healthy and spicy – a budget diner's best friend.
  • Diporto Agoras Legendary cheap-lunch spot near the central market.
  • Elvis Excellent-quality meat goes into the skewers at this rockin' souvlaki joint.
  • Oikeio Home-style food at a great price in chic Kolonaki.

By Budget: €€

By Budget: €€€

  • Spondi A beautiful garden setting and Michelin-lauded food.
  • Telemachos If you love a well-marbled steak, you'll love this modern meat palace.
  • Papadakis Seafood in elegant surrounds.
  • Tudor Hall You're paying for the view, but such a view!

By Cuisine: Old-School Greek

  • Palia Athina Checked tablecloths: check. Perfect calamari: check.
  • Kriti Super-rustic Cretan specialities.
  • Steki tou Ilia Charcoal grilling in a garden – classic.
  • Telis Have we mentioned the perfect pork chops?
  • Damigos The best Plaka restaurants are underground, goes the wisdom, to treat the wine right.

By Cuisine: Mezedhes

  • Mavro Provato Good thing this excellent spot serves small plates: you can try more dishes.
  • Ama Laxei stis Nefelis At this converted school, you'll learn about the vast variety of seasonal Greek food.
  • Ivis Watch the Psyrri scene from a little table at this sweet corner bar-cafe.
  • Glykys Complement ouzo with meatballs, spicy sausages and other classics at this Plaka courtyard spot.

By Cuisine: Snacks and Sweets