Handwoven throws and an odd collection of photographs and mementos adorn the walls of this cozy neighborhood taverna, where you'll rub elbows—literally—with businessmen, doctors, students, and other regulars. But what it lacks in space, it makes up for with an extensive menu combining daily specials (ask the fishmonger sipping ouzo at the next table) and favorites, like bouyiourdi (spicy sausage, peppers, feta cheese, and tomato sauce), the calamari stuffed with feta cheese, or the lamb with hand-cut fries cooked in olive oil. On cold winter nights, this cozy place warms the body and soul. There's also live Greek music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday at lunchtime.
Xiromerou 20, behind the Errikos Dynan Hospital, Athens, 11526, Greece