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Chez Lucien

#791 of 3,047 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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_____ 32 | Petralona, Athens, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0346 4236
14:00 - 00:00
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Sun 14:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 02:00
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Athens, Greece
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is the worst place I' ve ever visited. The chef is not french but Albanian with a french accent. The food was so dull and the Au gratin potatoes must have been cooked over a week ago. The atmosphere is also indescribable. Pool and filthy. The only good think is that they did not accept any money when I... More 

Thank eugerm71
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Cozy bistro, very nice food and atmosphere (we loved the chairs and tables hanging from the ceiling), we enjoyed sitting next to people we didn't know :) Excellent for families. Staff is usually very friendly and the service is excellent! The only exception last time we were there was the head waitress, who was rather "bossy" :( We would definitely... More 

Thank Voula G
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Small bistro that gives an authentic French experience with delicious food! Tables are situated very close and in some cases you sit next to other customers, just like a bistro in France! The food is delicious and of a standard quality each time, definitely try the potatoes au gratin, the Bearnaise sauce, the duck, any daily special, the chevre salad.... More 

Thank tsamalia
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Real french cuisjne in athens.cozy very small place but with superb service and food.u can taste it all the dishes were delicious...choose differnt plates to taste all...nice for couples....

Thank vasgait
Athens, Greece
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It is a very small bistro in the neighborhood of Petralona area ( old traditional houses of Athens) you can walk also from Thissio area. The food was amazing!!! all u can ask for a dinner after a theatre or cinema. Everything was cooked so well and the owners such nice people, we ended our dinner talking and enjoying the... More 

Thank marianina
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Nice original french food! The owner is French and he is very sympathetique. it opens at 8:00 in the evening and it is small so maybe telephone reservation is needed.

Thank places_beautiful
Athens, Greece
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194 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We were taken to this restaurant by friends and we were bitterly disappointed. The food is OK but the place is a dump. I could not believe what they charge considering the horrible surroundings. The service is slow and not very polite. They asked me if I wanted my steak medium by French or Greek standards and when I said... More 

Thank OlgaP319
Athens, Greece
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I went there for dinner, I called before to make a reservation. Very kindly they let me know that they open at 20:00 and no reservation accepted which sounds very fair to me! Its a really small place so it would be always booked.. When u see it on the outside you wouldn' t never think to go inside. Some... More 

Thank John K
Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The good old heavy French repertoire ... If you've never had such an experience in your life you will be impressed at the beginning. Then you will be impressed by the failed attempts of your stomach to digest all the saturated fats! On the bright side: it really resembles a Parisian bistro in one of Athen's most charming neighbourhoods. A... More 

Thank 101LittleBirds
Greece, Athens
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This little hole in the wall no frills French eatery is wonderful. The owner is a French lady who takes care of your every need and the food is the most authentic in Greece. The are of Petralona is very cool and up and coming with little bars and cafes/restaurants sprinkled around and is a lovely walk to and from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 38
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
14:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: _____ 32 | Petralona, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0346 4236
The authenticity of a french bistrot in the heart of Athens

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