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Pantheon on the Danforth

MargieEv Oct 30, 2007 11:40 AM

Have read previous posts and this seems to be the restaurant most rec. Any current thoughts?
I use to love Avli but as others have said 2 recent disappointing dinners won't have me going back.

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    magic RE: MargieEv Oct 30, 2007 12:11 PM

    I've always had really good to great experiences there.

    1. estufarian RE: MargieEv Oct 30, 2007 01:22 PM

      Not spectacular but always sound,safe and reliable.
      My staple destination on Danforth.

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        Zengarden RE: MargieEv Oct 30, 2007 04:37 PM

        Avoid going on a weekend night. I like this resto very much. Food is delicious. It's a family run restaurant.

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          tampopo RE: MargieEv Oct 30, 2007 08:01 PM

          I prefer to go further east to Erato at Danforth & Monarch Park. They always have a grilled fish special, and their seafood souvlaki is excellent. It's not in the lively part of Greektown but it's a great place to relax and the service is better compared to Pantheon or Avli.

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            JamieK RE: tampopo Oct 31, 2007 05:50 AM

            Glad to see mention of Erato. I've only picked up some take-out there (can't remember what exactly), but the food was good and the people (a family?) are super nice. Sometimes looks empty when I drive by and I was worred they are not holding their own in that neighbourhood.

            407 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

            1419 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N3, CA

          2. dinin and dishin RE: MargieEv Oct 30, 2007 08:12 PM

            This place didn't even come close to what I read in posts. Very disappointing. Of course I went a few months after a trip to Greece. Don't get your hopes up. Strangely enough, my husband found a place in New Toronto that was super cheap, not licensed, but as close to Greece as he'd had on this side of the pond.

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              TCB RE: dinin and dishin Nov 7, 2007 02:32 PM

              And this place in New Toronto is???

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                dinin and dishin RE: TCB Nov 7, 2007 03:12 PM

                It's around 30th st on Lakeshore. Apparently, it's called Mr Greek, but it is not part of the chain, so the name may be a subtle version of that.

                If you go, please post a review.

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                chocabot RE: dinin and dishin Nov 7, 2007 03:12 PM

                Where is New Toronto?

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                  Pincus RE: chocabot Nov 8, 2007 08:45 AM

                  New Toronto is around Kipling, Lakeshore, south of the rail lines. A real working-class neighbourhood.

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