Ancient and edgy, graceful and grungy. That's Athens in a nutshell. Now Quartier d'Athènes brings romance into this mix. The all-day bistro's 19th-century Parisian decor — embossed wallpaper, leather barstools and cane chairs — will instantly transport you to the city of love. Fill up on hearty French fare like croque monsieur and baked Camembert with jam, or Mediterranean dishes like spinach pie. The real showstoppers, though, are the cocktails. Nothing is reinterpreted; instead, you'll find traditional renditions of the classics, like Manhattans, Negronis, Old-Fashioneds, margaritas, and gin and tonics. BYO beret.


An all-day bistro serving hearty French fare and classic cocktails.
Because Le Marais is literally a plane ride away.
Agion Theodoron Square, Psyrri, 10561, Athens
Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-3 a.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
For more info, call 215 500 3850.


By Eleni Zoe

Eleni Zoe is a copywriter, daily chai drinker and curator of Cats and Greece. She's powered by true crime podcasts, plants and good food. She is on Team "Of course, Die Hard is a Christmas movie."