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Chez Violette

#304 of 3,047 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Exarchia
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69 Kallidromiou, Athens 106 83, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0384 5974
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place with a friendly atmosphere which obviously inspires people to talk and laugh and eat. Highly recommended for an evening of fun with good food!

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Thank Y1758SUericf
Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent dig to visit with a group of my student for an end-of-term recap. Not too pricey, good eats and nice ambiance.

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Thank Solon M
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Thank God! I was very disappointed last time I was here as I thought the quality was declining but, as it seems, that was an one-off occasion! Now, everything was perfect. I had the fish and it was more than delicious. One of the best french cuisine restaurants in Athens.

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Thank dinstereo
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Situated in an old school, this restaurant is definitely worth a visit. The food was superb and the service was outstanding.

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Thank John K
Paris, France
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116 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

good food, crowded on week ends. i had an octopus salad, delightful... with good wine in a nice garden

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Thank arzklh
Thessaloniki, Greece
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I found this restaurant because my friend grew up in Exarchia. I said "where is the school?" and he said it's a restaurant now- Greek in the schoolyard, and a French bistrot downstairs. the Greek restaurant is flawless, but Chez Violette is special- quirky, personal, sweet. Rose or pastis (get the pastis with a little almond syrup for a grown... More 

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1 Thank Amber C
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice location, friendly staff! A small list of plates and wines but very delicious any of them. It s a value for money choice if you like to taste French cuisine in the heart of Athens. The bistro is located in an old school and the front yard is recommended during the hot summer season.

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Thank Eleninja L
05ms, Ιδιοκτήτης at Chez Violette, responded to this review

thanks a lot, see you soon in the yard then :) More 

Crete
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Nice place for a french atmosphere night. Sited in the oldest in age but young in heart neighborhood of Athens, this cozy bistro offer a small number of well selected plates, 10 labels of well prized - mostly french - wine and some doses of French spirits, through decoration, attitude and live (don't panic, it's quite) music. It is perfect... More 

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Thank papademm
05ms, Ιδιοκτήτης at Chez Violette, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your visit and your nice review ! More 

Athens, Greece
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I always go with big groups of people and this restaurants always gives us more satisfaction. The more you go the better. Great food and polite stuff surrounded in a nice enviroment all year long. Summers in the courtyard and winters inside the long-ceiling interior. Prices are always reasonable. Salads are my favourite but also meet dishes are always fine.

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2 Thank Angelo P
Irvine, California
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Last night in Greece and really wanted a change in food. Found this place a small walk from the Radisson. You have to ring the bell and the gate opens. There is also a Greek restaurant, but after seeing how adorable and vintage Chez Violette is, I decided to eat there. I ordered the French onion soup (authentically baked and... More 

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2 Thank fly_Harriett
05ms, Ιδιοκτήτης at Chez Violette, responded to this review

It was a pleasure for us to meet you ! thanks a lot for your very kind review ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$27
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Kallidromiou, Athens 106 83, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Exarchia
  • Neighbourhood: Exarchia
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0384 5974
Description
French cuisine every evenings but Sunday and Monday. Live music on Tuesdays (french chanson).

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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 Exarchia

Neighbourhood Profile
Exarchia
Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret, discovered by relatively few international visitors. Located behind the main University and Polytechnic buildings, it is unsurprisingly home to many students, intellectuals and politicos. This is reflected in the area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the best Athenian tavernas are located here, as well as its most alternative bars and underground music venues. You'll find political bookshops and quirky stores here, yet it is also a neighborhood inhabited by families and older folk. On Saturdays, punks and grandmothers alike head for Kallidromiou Street, nestled below Strefi Hill, to pick up fresh produce at the traditional laiki agora (street market).
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