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Spondi, Athens

Athens, Greece, Europe
5 Pyronos Street
Varnava Square
Greece 11638
Tel: 30 210 756 4021's insider take:

The setting alone would make this upmarket restaurant a pleasant place to dine, especially in the courtyard on summer evenings. Away from the rush of central Athens, Spondi is in a quiet residential neighborhood, a few steps from the Marble Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held. But for $200 or so a person, you want more than atmosphere. You want Arnaud Bignon, who trained under some of France's top chefs, to impress you with his take on international fusion, a take that has earned Spondi two Michelin stars and a long-running reputation as arguably the best restaurant in Greece. Go for the tasting menu; let Bignon bring on the foie gras, the scallops, the cod, and the duck; and decide for yourself.—Bob Payne

Open daily 8 to 11:45 pm.

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