“Oe-no-ho-os” was a young boy responsible for refilling the wine during a symposio (banquet) in Ancient Greece. He was the cupbearer and with the wine he poured he also bore a great responsibility toward his elder guests; firstly to please them and more importantly to keep them safe from poisoning!
Though those dire times are long gone in the abyss of history, finding and tasting decent Greek wine with equally tasteful platters could turn out to be a true Iliad!
Why? Many gastropubs, bars, canteens, etc. claim to offer original Greek cuisine with proper Greek wine, but they are either lacking in variety and taste and always putting a hipster twist even in the simplest of platters, or they are way too expensive and fail to provide for the curious mind that wishes to please their palate without going bankrupt.
Luckily, neither of the above applies to Oinoxoos restaurant. A wooden bar, perfect for the solo adventurer, a few medium-sized tables with red clothing & the promiscuous smell of coq au vin and wonderful red wine will welcome you and might remind you of the French bistros in Montmartre. Music spanning from ’30s jazz to Tame Impala will be another great surprise and a plus in an already wonderful experience. The staff is polite & knowledgeable and will help you find your true calling in wine & dine!
Oinoxoos is an oasis in the wilderness of mass consumption tavernas.
You will be sorely remorse if you miss this place.