Strofi, Athens, 4/17/15

Strofi exterior
Strofi exterior

A 3 story building with the 2 upper floors for dining and bottom a bar.

table set up
table set up

Definitely sit on the top level if you can which has plastic covers for inclement weather but otherwise is open to a lovely breeze and a fantastic backdrop of the Acropolis and lit Parthenon. It seemed to be full of local people but the waitstaff was plenty fluent in English and very helpful. They bill themselves as specializing in Greek delicacies made with fresh ingredients. The food did feel like something you might get at a family dinner, some very tasty and others not bad but bland. However, like a family dinner the place was lively and the people so nice it turned out to be a wonderful evening. Our waiter wanted us to have a good time and so brought our snacks and a drink for us to consume while studying the menu. A nice touch and tasty too! We ordered a number of first plates to try lots of things as the prices were very reasonable but the portion sizes varied wildly.

menu cover
menu cover
cold appetizers
cold appetizers

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main dishes
main dishes
bread service
bread service
Wine
Wine
cheese, bread and tomato sauce. Soak the toasted bread in the water first and then adorn.
cheese, bread and tomato sauce. Soak the toasted bread in the water first and then adorn.
assembled
assembled
The fried feta was the waiters suggestions and turned out to be a favorite, although a little sweet, the crisp pastry outside blended perfectly with the soft cheese inside. It could be a dessert as well as an appetizer.
The fried feta was the waiters suggestions and turned out to be a favorite, although a little sweet, the crisp pastry outside blended perfectly with the soft cheese inside. It could be a dessert as well as an appetizer.
smoked eggplant, served cold with a very subtle smoke taste
smoked eggplant, served cold with a very subtle smoke taste
Zucchini with soft white cheese and mint was incredible, very herby and a delightful texture
Zucchini with soft white cheese and mint was incredible, very herby and a delightful texture
Grilled octopus salad with olive oil - quite meaty but mildly seasoned
Grilled octopus salad with olive oil – quite meaty but mildly seasoned
Red peppers from florina were mild and we wished there had been more than 2 on the plate.
Red peppers from florina were mild and we wished there had been more than 2 on the plate.
Rooster in wine sauce with pasta was a little dry and totally dwarfed by the pasta and tomato sauce.
Rooster in wine sauce with pasta was a little dry and totally dwarfed by the pasta and tomato sauce.
Kid goat in parchment paper with Gruyere and tomato - delicious! The paper allowed allowed the Gruyere cheese to brown and crisp on the bottom and the addition of tomato seasoned the tender meat perfectly.
Kid goat in parchment paper with Gruyere and tomato – delicious! The paper allowed allowed the Gruyere cheese to brown and crisp on the bottom and the addition of tomato seasoned the tender meat perfectly.
Frankie wanted a pic with the Parthenon
Frankie wanted a pic with the Parthenon
Walnut pie with ice cream - unique and delicious
Walnut pie with ice cream – unique and delicious
Galaktoboureko - yummy
Galaktoboureko – yummy

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