Thanksgiving is a day best known for bringing a sense of family, togetherness, and fellowship — and maybe adding a few extra pounds to the muffin top. Aside from the copious amounts of turkey and mashed potatoes consumed, Thanksgiving celebrations are known for being a time to recognize blessings and give thanks, while being surrounded by the people who are closest to you.
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and a very long to-do list. For those looking to avoid the fuss, relax and let a chef take care of the cooking! There are several international hotels, restaurants, and organizations in Athens organizing Thanksgiving dinner. I have selected some of my favorite places suitable for celebrating Thanksgiving with family. Here is your guide to my favorite Thanksgiving dinner venues in Athens for 2018.
From all-day lunch/dinner at the elegant GB Roof Garden Bar and the mouthwatering buffet at the Byzantino Restaurant complete with a turkey carving station to mind-blowing Acropolis views at the St. George Lycabettus Hotel and comforting pumpkin pies at the casual Athenian Hard Rock Cafe. These offerings are available on Thursday, November 22.
I have listed the below places in an unranked order.
St. George Lycabettus Hotel
- November 22
For one of the best views over Athens and the Acropolis, celebrate Thanksgiving at the St. George Lycabettus Hotel in Kolonaki. This year, the all American Thanksgiving dinner is served at the newly renovated Phaidra Hall and includes pumpkin soup, roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy and apple pie. For the full menu and an online reservation, click here. For further info: 2107416191
- November 22, 12:30 – 00:00
Thanksgiving dinner at the awarded Byzantino restaurant at the Hilton Athens Hotel means an impressive over the top lunch and dinner buffet with a dazzling array of starters, salads, seafood dishes, soups, side dishes and a long list of desserts. Main courses include sage-rubbed pork loin with apple cranberry chutney, organic honey glazed lamb chops with fennel, roasted chicken and other delicious dishes. Have a look at the menu for all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes at the turkey carving station➡http://bit.ly/ByzantinoThanksgivingMenu. For reservations and more information, please call +30 210 7281 400
- Thanksgiving menu 45€ per person
GB Roof garden Bar
- November 22, 13:00 – 1:00
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the picturesque GB Roof Garden Restaurant and enjoy a festive menu exclusively created by Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis. For more information about the menu, prices and table reservations, call +302103330766 or email GrandeBretagne.Restaurants@luxurycollection.com
InterContinental Athenaeum Athens
- November 22, 19:30 – 00:00
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the award-winning rooftop restaurant of the Intercontinental Athenaeum Athens hotel with its dazzling Acropolis and Lycabettus views. The Thanksgiving menu includes celeriac soup with almonds, foie gras, and green apple, Green salad with fresh goat cheese and raspberries, risotto with pine nuts, raisins, and fresh crab meat, turkey fillet cooked with spices, pumpkin puree with miso and jus with truffle and dessert. Find the complete menu here.
- Thanksgiving menu €50 per person
Hard Rock Cafe Athens
- 22 November, 11:30 – 11:55
Thanksgiving dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe Athens includes corn chowder, Turkey with chestnut stuffing, golden mashed potatoes with fresh vegetables and cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for dessert. For reservations, call +30 210 3245170 or email at email@example.com.
- Thanksgiving menu 24.95€, kids menu 12.95€
Looking for more American food in Athens? The amazing New Yorker chef Nikos brought the US tastes Athens. Have a look at my experience at his brand new UNIKQO.
Need more inspiration for eating with family? In the restaurant section of this blog are several of my favorite experiences. Family Brunch in Athens reviews the amazing St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel Family Sunday Brunch. Similar reviews can be found in the posts Pallas Athena Family Sunday and kids creative lab and Hilton Athens Sunday Family Lunch with kids.
I hope this was helpful!