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Mar 30, 2006 05:22 AM

Danforth Greek

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We're heading for the Danforth friday evening
for some Greek food with a group of friends.
We lived in the area 4 years ago and knew the
restaurants however we haven't been back since.
Any recommendations are welcome.

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  1. Avli is the best as far as I am concerned. 401 Danforth, 416.461.9577.

    I quite like Pan also. The website link is below.


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    1. re: happybelly

      Agreed. Avli is the best greek restaurant in the area. Fantastic dips, rabbit pie, stuffed breast of chicken.

      I also really like Soda, with one caveat - for some reason, its always empty! They have such a big space it feels a bit depressing. However every meal I've had there has been top notch.

      Mezes is good too.

      1. re: bobbob

        Just walked past Soda tonight - it's closed!! I've wondered how long it would take. I think it's been 9 years of an empty restaurant!!!

        1. re: mister1970

          I totally agree with others that Pantheon and Mezes are great places. I'd also like to add Ouzeri. I truly love their rosemary lamb pie. Lovely flaky filo pastry surrounding tender lamb pieces. Yum yum.

          1. re: mister1970

            Now thats a shame. I really think they should have taken the space and made it half the size - they could never get a critical mass of people in there.

            The food really was terrific - they had a superb veal tenderloin dinner. Maybe the best wine selection on the Danforth also (which admittedly isnt saying that much, but still!)

      2. Pantheon is very good - great fish and mezes.

        1. For an old-fashioned souvlaki house, I like Omonia - great people who own and run it, and the roast potatoes are the best of the style on the Danforth, not greasy or covered in orange gunk. The lamb souvlaki is excellent, as is the grilled octopus appetizer. I love the place also because it looks like it should be the lone Greek place in North Bay, rather than one of many in Toronto - right down to the terrible painting of a spit-roasting lamb on the side of the building! For smaller plates, we like the seafood platter and dips at Mezes. I've also heard great things about Avli and Pantheon, but I haven't tried either.

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          1. re: mister1970

            I could not agree more!
            Omonia is not as fancy as many of the other spots, but for a good hearty greek meal you just can't beat it!

            1. re: mister1970

              Yup--Omonia it is. That's where I always get my pork souvlaki on a bun for takeout. Juicy and flavourful. Mmmmm.

            2. r
              rafer madness

              do not go to MYTH. i tried it. it was a sunday night and we were the only one's in there the whole evening. salads sucked. i had high hopes, but they were squashed. i drowned my sorrows in halibut burrito a few hrs later at burrito boys. boo ya!

              1. Mezes is excellent, but always lined up, often out the door. Very good Greek wine list. Large menu with many items which go far beyond souvlaki.

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                1. re: Savannah

                  But they do take reservations.

                  1. re: Savannah

                    Agreed, Mezes is indeed excellent! The only downside is that you'll also have to jostle with the crowd for a table, good luck to you if attempting patio seating :)

                    My Mezes fave is the Zinnis special rice, but as mentioned by Savannah, the apps and entree menu is long so there's plenty room to explore new tastes.