For many years, Daphne's has won rave reviews from almost every food critic. Its setting—an 1830s former residence with frescoes on the walls and a blissful garden—is one of the nicest in town. Just about everyone famous has eaten here, including Hillary, who first did way back when she was simply the President's wife. Some sense a falling off in terms of quality recently, but Daphne's still serves favorite traditional Greek dishes with distinctive touches: The eggplant salad is more spicy than the standard, the feta cheese dip has hot peppers, the grilled shrimp are coated with slivered almonds. Frankly, I could make a very happy meal just with the hors d'oeuvres, but I also have satisfying memories of a stifado (stew) of rabbit in mavrodaphne (sweet-wine) sauce. Most nights, there is live—but not loud—background music. In summer, you'll sit in the garden, but don't miss the glorious frescoes inside.
4 Lysikratous. From the Acropolis Metro, head across Dion. Areopayigou toward Hadrian's Arch; Lysikratous is on the left.
Our Rating Neighborhood Acropolis Hours Daily 7pm–1am Transportation Metro: Acropolis Phone 210/322-7971 Prices Main courses €25–€35 Cuisine Type Greek Web site Daphne's
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