Athens Coast

Vein Wine Bar & Bistro

Wine Bar Glyfada
Vein Wine Bar & Bistro in Glyfada is an upscale wine bar offering tapas as well as a few featured entrées.

Walking into Vein you immediately realize that they mean business.  The ultra-modern, meets industrial styled wine bar has a dramatic interior that is a welcome sight in the trendy beachside community of Glyfada.  Your sophistication level goes up the minute you enter this dimly lit urban lounge.  I think of it as the Gotham City of Glyfada.

Atmosphere and aesthetics are important to me and this place ticks both boxes. They have a great eclectic mix of smooth music playing at the perfect volume and they also do live Jazz events. 

I’m a sucker for dips.  They have an amazing little creamy dip they bring to the table with crackers… ours is always gone before we even open the menu.  More please!   

I mentioned that I like dips- I probably like dips so much because it means that I get to dip some bread like object into the dip and enjoy them together.  Because of my love for the cheese/bread combo, I opted for the cold cut & cheese plate/αλλαντικών και τυριών.  

They get an A+ for their presentation as the platter comes out sprinkled with various nuts, raisins and cherry tomatoes (and a few more crackers, just for good measure).
Jamon, salami, prosciutto, mozzarella, provolone platter. They get an A+ for their presentation as the platter comes out sprinkled with various nuts, raisins and cherry tomatoes (and a few more crackers, just for good measure).

We did not go to Vein for dinner, but since I got a snack, my husband also had to order something.  He doesn’t do cheese.  He went for the chicken filet/κοτόπουλο φιλέτο which came in a rich, creamy, herb infused sauce and was served with steamed vegetables.

Chicken fillet in very tasty cream sauce. Perfect!
Chicken fillet in very tasty cream sauce. Perfect!

We both enjoyed our food choices and the wine.  We ordered a bottle of  Aspros Lagos Cabernet 2012  from their extensive wine list.

We’ve been to Vein Wine Bar & Bistro a few times since it opened in 2014 and probably should visit it more often.  If you are looking for a relaxing evening out in a stylish setting, Vein is perfect for you.

OH!  And they have fondue!  So stay tuned for ‘Vein part 2′ after I go for some melted-cheesy-goodness.

Greek Vocabulary

Chicken filet = κοτόπουλο φιλέτο | kotopoulo fileto

Cold cuts = αλλαντικά  | alladika

Cheese = τυρί | tiri

Vein Cheese and Wine Bar
Address: Mark. Mpotsari 3, Glifada 166 75
Phone: 2155159777
Website: www.veinbar.gr

 

Jessica

Americana Skype English teacher enjoying the sunshine on the Athens Coast.

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Jessica

Americana Skype English teacher enjoying the sunshine on the Athens Coast.

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