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Review of The Athenian House

The Athenian House
Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in Imerovigli
Price range: US$ 35 - US$ 115
Description: The Athenian House offers an unforgettable gourmet experience based on creative Greek cuisine. Famous chef Dimitris Skarmoutsos, has created an extraordinary menu, complemented by sophisticated wine, champagne and spirits list, proposed by oenologist Panos Zouboulis. Enjoy a memorable gastronomical journey throughout different regions of Greece, rich in flavors, aromas & nutritional values.
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Description: The Athenian House offers an unforgettable gourmet experience based on creative Greek cuisine. Famous chef Dimitris Skarmoutsos, has created an extraordinary menu, complemented by sophisticated wine, champagne and spirits list, proposed by oenologist Panos Zouboulis. Enjoy a memorable gastronomical journey throughout different regions of Greece, rich in flavors, aromas & nutritional values.
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This Resturant has recieved such amazing reviews and hype on TripAdvisor and other online places that we had to try it.
We had the following
Beet salad with feta
Mushroom ravioli
Catch of the day
Pasta and tomato sauce.
Desserts are incredible

Everything was incredible. Setting is super romantic , amazing views (sadly was dark)
And the BEST and I mean best part of the experience was a woman by the name of gorgia (sorry if spelling is off) she was hands down THE most incredible waitress we have ever experienced. So so sweet, always smiling and always trying to help us in anyway she could.
This girl should be running the place.

Make a reservation in advance , request gorgia and you will see what I mean.

Highly recommend the athenian house.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

The ambiance is beautiful, incredible sunset views. The service is wonderful, our server, Georgia went above and beyond. Food is great!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, high quality. The stuffed calamari and grouper was perfect. The baklava special dessert was AMAZING! Very nice service and staff, nice romantic setting, great view.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Athenian House as a reputation for fine dining and awards to match. So when booking you naturally expect the very best that Imorvigli and Santorini has to offer. However our recent visit proved to be a mixture of some excellence and other areas which were not quite the standard we would have expected.

The first minor niggle was right at the very start of our evening. The whole process of menu choice, amuse bouche, ordering drinks, bread to the table and first course was a little rushed, nt helped by a very narrow table which mde balancing menus and arriving food a little difficult. After this the evening settled in to a more sedate pace and by the time we were enjoying our final course everthing was far more relaxed.

We selected the wine of the month, which was a joy to drink, and certainly showcased Santorni's home produced wine. Similarly their octopus starter was excellent. Dellicate, slow cooked octopus melted in the mouth and there was real depth of flavour with the accompaning tomato based sauce. Similarly the grilled fish manin course, grouper the night we visited, was cooked to perfection. It can with rice and another tomotat based sauce. Very different with a hint of mint running through it, the sauce again had great body and depth and made the over all dish a dish to remember.

These two excellent dishes were balanced somewhat by the fava, which was a little rich for our tastes, and also fiddly to eat coming in a jar. Yes the dish came with smoked captured in the jar, which added flavour, but I feel sure there are other options that would have allowed for easy eating. Similarly a main that had spaghetti also with a tomato sauce lacked the depth of flavour that the other tomato dishes had and cetainly did not show case the delightful cherry tomatoes grown on Santorini.

The restaurant was fully booked the night we visited but not withstanding the comment about being a little rushed at the beginning the staff are very professional, knowledgable and slick. We also had the opportunity to discuss our concerns about the spaghetti dish with a senior member of staff who clearly was open to al lfeed back, even if it involved a small concern. This was re-assuring.

I am sure Athenian House will continue to win awards and many will have wonderful evenings and great food and wine there but for us it didn't quite hit the expectation we arrived with.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This restaurant has amazing food and the absolute best customer service I experienced in Santorini. I highly recommend eating here one evening!

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1  Thank Irini2008
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