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Myth on the Danforth (Toronto)

Food Tourist Oct 6, 2006 01:27 PM

Going to a singles' social at Myth on the 13th and am skeptical about their food...is there anything good to eat there? There's a dinner party before the mingling, and obviously, I'll be trying to restrict the onion-and-garlic intake, but hey, food's my first love!

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    phoenikia Oct 6, 2006 01:29 PM

    Actually, their food is quite good. The dips, spanakopita and souvlaki I've had there have been fine. Just stick to the Greek things and you'll be fine.

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      Ice Queen Oct 6, 2006 02:13 PM

      I find their apps better than their mains.

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        cwong5 Oct 10, 2006 09:10 PM

        I must agree with the dips over dinner. But alas, like you said, if it's a single's social, skip any kind of greek salads and some of the dips.

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          julesrules Oct 11, 2006 01:00 PM

          You have a point there! Their spanakopita is not bad, but then one has to worry about spinach in the teeth.

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            Food Tourist Oct 13, 2006 08:53 PM

            I'll bring floss!

            But seriously, I imagine Greek food without garlic is like ice cream without sugar.

            Thanks, everyone, for your help!

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              Smalph Oct 16, 2006 07:48 PM

              It's actually quite sad, as Myth was, at one time, fabulous. They had a spectacular chicken liver dish that was worth a trek, and their garlic mashed potatoes were amazing. I had one genuine foodie relative declare it one of the best meals he's ever had, anywhere in the world, on price performance. Last time I went, though, the chicken liver dish was gone, the potatoes were bland, the octopus was unforgivable, and, well, I can get a dip platter anywhere. I guess I won't be back, either.

        2. Food Tourist Oct 14, 2006 05:15 AM

          Stay away from Myth unless you like mushy chargrilled octopus ($12), taste-challenged traditional salad ($9), and slightly overcooked though decent chicken souvlaki skewer ($3) with side of delicious tzatziki. Dips (4 on platter) weren't impressive but were fairly enjoyable nonetheless. I ended up spreading tzatziki all over the octopus to make it more palatable. At least the excellent coconut rum-based pink aphrodite martini ($9.50) helped me forget the major food flaws!

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            rafer madness Oct 14, 2006 02:50 PM

            MYTH IS AWFUL. I WENT THERE ON A SUNDAY NIGHT - DEAD....WE WERE THE ONLY ONES IN THERE. FOOD WAS NO BETTER OR WORSE THAN FOOD COURT GREEK PLACES. SAVE YOURSELF THE MONEY AND TIME.

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              Food Tourist Oct 16, 2006 06:49 PM

              Yeah, it was fairly empty on Friday night as well, so the 30 of us at the singles' party had plenty of room to move!

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              mister1970 Oct 17, 2006 12:45 AM

              It was once pretty decent - I agree with Smalph about the great dissappeared chicken liver dish. They also once did wonderful grilled lamb chops. Ten years ago, it was a step above many of the behind-the-times Greek joints on the Danforth. Sadly, their kitchen has a rapidly revolving door. I haven't had good food there in years, and try to avoid it when I can.

              1. NovoCuisine Oct 17, 2006 01:13 AM

                My parents live near the Danforth and brought me to Myth for my birthday last year. It was a Thursday night, we spent about two hours in there eating, and we were the only ones there the entire time.

                Needless to say, the service was pretty good - servers were very attentive with us. I found the food average. Being with my family, we pick off of each other's plates - nothing stood out for me. I remember ordering a risotto and not even finishing half of it.

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