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Osterman Bar & Dining Room

#531 of 3,018 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Plaka
Bar, Gastropub, European, French, Mediterranean
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Plateia Agias Irinis 10, Athens 10560, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0324 3331
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Today
11:00 - 01:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 01:30
Mon - Fri 13:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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MelbourneMelbourne
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Love the area, the decor the vibe. Even the wine list is great. The food is very good, but please don't call a risotto a paella and a meringue a pavlova. The chef needs to add corn flour and vinegar to the pavlova, to turn it into one. The crime brûlée we orders was divine. Regardless we will visit Osterman... More 

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Thank AriMelbourne
Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Great music, trendy Athens, drinks and delicious food. You love it for breakfast, brunch, coffee and drinks even if you go there alone. The colors and the ...smells of Athens. Enjoy

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3 Thank Liana S
Athens, Greece
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

One more hot spot in the very busy Ag. Irinis area. I went there for a late afternoon business gathering and my expectations were low. It turned to be a great evening because of the nice atmosphere, the drinks and the delicious fingerfood. I liked the fact that you have the choice to sit at a bar (plenty of room... More 

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1 Thank AthensVoyager
Athens, Greece
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

Behind Square St. Irene .. One of the hot spot in town! Simple but great decor. In traveling in an old bistro. In large, wooden shelves hosted bottles are the cellar of the restaurant. The kitchen .. carefully selected products from Greek producers and special recipes .. You have to visit ...

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Thank istefanaki
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

Osterman is an always busy bar restaurant in Athens downtown. It is located in the old commercial centre and is housed in an old high-ceiling store. The atmosphere is nice but be warned: the ventilation is inadequate and the place smells of cigarette smoke and fried food. We visited shortly after the New Year and were immediately seated by the... More 

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Thank nemo2525
Athens, Greece
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Last Sunday at the last minute we had to book a restaurant for lunch, so we went to Osterman which is in an area full of wine bars, cafes and bistros. The decor was casual yet elegant and the service swift and friendly. The menu was well thought and the dishes well presented, I don't know how often they change... More 

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Thank Christina D
Athens, Greece
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

The interior, former tissue shop, in a crowded hot spot Athens, Ag. Irinis Square, looks classy and very bistrot-like, a Central European place that you cannot find easily in Athens, unless you fake it. But this is an original old fashioned shop transformed into an all day cafe-restaurant-bar. Food and drinks are OK, no surprises, nothing to wish for it... More 

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Thank Dimitris D
Hamburg, Germany
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

If you think Hellas is still under economical depression then you must visit Ostermann's, a nicely restored old warehouse in the new booming center of Athens. Full with locals the place has excellent music (with a DJ) and a long nice bar with excellent bartenders. Food is perfect and reasonable. It seems to be a place "to be" in downtown... More 

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1 Thank Germann63
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

I visited the restaurant a month and a half ago with a colleague of mine. We wanted to have an early dinner evening followed by drinks. Osterman used to be one of my favourite places to eat in Athens, a bit highly priced but that wasn't a problem as soon as the food quality was good. So, the day we've... More 

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Thank Vee34
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

In a great old, well renovated building in the center of Athens you find good food and good quality booz. The bar is nice, but it needs higher stools in order to sit more comfortably.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, Gastropub, European, French, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:30
Monday
13:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 03:00
Thursday
13:00 - 03:00
Friday
13:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plateia Agias Irinis 10, Athens 10560, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0324 3331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighbourhood Profile
Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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