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By The Glass

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Syntagma: 3 G. Souris Str & Philellinon | "Stoa Ralli", Athens 10557, Greece
+30 21 0323 2560
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Athens, Greece
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the best wine bar in the city! Great ambience, excellent selection of wines and super tasty menu! I would love to see its menu change from time to time, still always a pleasure!

Thank Christina A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really great bar with staff who care. Lovely interior with huge walls of wine racks. We sat outside in the arcade, keeping warm with the patio heaters. Really helpful and knowledgeable staff.. came up with all sort of suggestions for the local beers and wines and sharing platters. Fab.

Thank Binnyagogo
Athens, Greece
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i get annoyed when the serve french fries that have been fried twice, they are soft and ugly brown. The tuna tartare isn't remarkable also

Thank seasatin
Nicosia, Cyprus
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 people (Max for this place as otherwise impossible to make any conversation). Very good list of wines and very good food for a wine bar although all dishes we ordered were a bit salty. Quick and kind service.

Thank Theodore L
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place if you are looking for something to eat and drink. The food was delicious and wine's were very tasty. I really enjoyed this place with my friend. We had plates to share which all of the food was amazing. You have to make reservation especially if it is saturday or friday. The prices are reasonable and not high... More 

Thank Inci G
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation especially if it's Friday or Saturday, we were late to find out about it though lol. We sat in the bar. It has nice wine collection. We had tuna, very nice, a plate of chicken with mush potato and a plate of little of burgers, and a plate of apetizers,salmon etc. 5 glasses of wine and a... More 

Thank Panos S
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’d been staying at Innathens for a couple of days, which requires walking through By The Glass, so when it came time to leave I decided to say farewell to Athens and celebrate my Marathon run with a glass of wine. Simply walked in and said I’d like a glass of wine please. The bartender / waiter then took over,... More 

Thank John D
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although in the past I had a negative experience, my path crossed this restaurant once again. I was pleasantly surprised, as I discovered that previous issues such as bad service were long gone. The food was pleasantly good as it was always. What made the difference was the service which was quick, direct and courteous. Congratulations for the positive change... More 

Thank Aske71
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if the venue is nice and there is a long wine list, I can not recommend its service. The stuff is rather unfriendly. Waiters did not laugh and did not say goodbye. It looks like they have no motivation to serve the client....A proper professional has to follow up a certain way of provision of services. After all we... More 

Thank Mania T
Ocean City, New Jersey
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love the wine, food and people. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our waiter exceeded our expectations and spent the time to explain the different wines. I would visit this place again in a minute.

Thank JCostas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Syntagma: 3 G. Souris Str & Philellinon | "Stoa Ralli", Athens 10557, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Syntagma
  • Neighbourhood: Syntagma
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0323 2560
By the Glass is an exquisitely designed wine bar right in the heart of Athens in one of the most beautiful old buildings. By the glass serves wine by the glass and allows you to get acquainted with every region of Greece that produces wine of great quality. Meet unique greek wine varieties and get to know the most delicate greek wine-makers.
Each variety of wine finds a perfect match in food and our chef has taken care of every little tasty detail, please allow us to introduce you to the greek wines!
An all day destination for lovers of both coffee and wine, since By the glass is open during the day serving delicious and artful coffee.

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Staying in Syntagma

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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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