Christmas 2010, the weekend in Athens, where shall we eat?

Finally got the scoop on who will be open and who will be closed amongst some of my favorite Athens’ restaurants and tavernas.  For the best Christmas weekend dining, looks like Pagrati is the place to be, since our preferred picks around Syntagma and Thisseio will be closed on Christmas Eve for dinner as well as on Christmas Day.

Below you’ll find several great choices for Friday night, December 24, 2010, Christmas Eve and for Christmas Day.  The options range from quick and casual and super budget friendly, to typically Greek taverna dining to a great night out with live Greek music in a totally local environment.

Penelope and Ministires, 130 Ymittou, Pagrati, Telephone 2107568555

What better way to spend part of your Christmas holiday in Athens than enjoying Greek mezedes (small plates) along with live Greek music.  They fill up fast, so you must make a reservation. Call 210-75-68-555 and ask for Fotis to book a table.

Open Christmas Eve until late (Friday December 24, 2010) You need reservations – Regular menu + Holiday menu €42

Open Christmas Day evening (Saturday December 25, 2010) You need reservations – Regular menu

Open Sunday after Christmas 2 pm, December 26, 2010 You need reservations – Regular menu

 Mezedadiko …  Plateia Messologio, Pagrati  Telephone 210 7250528

Open Christmas Eve until late (Friday December 24, 2010) You need reservations – Regular menu + Holiday menu €25

Closed Christmas Day all day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Open Sunday after Christmas until 7 pm, December 26, 2010

Dionysos, 95 Ymittou, Pagrati, 210/75-11-001

One of my three Greek loves,  not only do they have a terrific mixed grill for 2 that easily feeds4, they also do a tasty broiled chicken. If you’ve got the space and want to dine at home, they’ll also deliver so you can enjoy Christmas day in the comfort of home.

Open Christmas Eve until late (Friday December 24, 2010)

Open Christmas Day all day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Open Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2010

And speaking of my three Greek loves, if you’re one of our guests please note that my other two Greek loves will be closed from Christmas Eve until the day after Christmas.

http://www.true-athens.com/wordpress/2009/10/my-three-greek-loves

Pezodromo,  Vas Laskou at Ag. Fanariou Street, Pagrati,  210-76-44-555 or 697-8093077

Tasty typical neighborhood taverna, without the typical tourist prices, and the smilingest waiter in Greece, Fanis!

Open Christmas Eve until late (Friday December 24, 2010)

Open Christmas Day all day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Open Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2010

Ladokolla, Ymittou, Pagrati,  210-7228705 Friday Open

Open Christmas Eve until late (Friday December 24, 2010)

Open Christmas Day all day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Open Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2010

Kuzina, 9 Adrianou, Thisseio Telephone 210-32 40 133

Open for lunch until 5:30 pm on Christmas Eve (Friday December 24, 2010)

Closed Christmas Day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Open Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2010

Tsistigas and Mermigas,12-14 Mitropoleos St,  Syntagma, Telephone 210/32.47.607

Open for lunch until 5:30 pm on Christmas Eve (Friday December 24, 2010)

Closed Christmas Day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Trata (O Stelios) Platiea Kaisargianni

Closed from Christmas Eve until January 1, 2011

Botsaris, Microlimano +302104126238

Open Christmas Eve Friday Open until 5pm

Closed Christmas Day all day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Open Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2010

Oinothyra (210-7258428) 

Friday Open

Checking on Christmas Day all day (Saturday December 25, 2010)

Checking on Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2010