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Another Greek thread...

OliverB Oct 16, 2011 07:03 AM

I have a friend coming to stay with me for a week and a half in early November and am planning now... I'm adding a typical Mtl Greek dinner to the IT but now that my fave (Orexi) is closed and not wanting to do Milos... wondering what's second best?

Is Phillinos still good; I haven't been in a few years?

Better thab Faros?

Vegera myabe?

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    chilipepper RE: OliverB Oct 16, 2011 08:29 PM

    Panama and their roast lamb...mmmm

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      maj54us RE: chilipepper Oct 21, 2011 01:42 PM

      When I went to panama 2 years ago our meal was bland. I still don't have the vibes to go back and give them another chance.

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        BLM RE: maj54us Oct 21, 2011 02:49 PM

        What did you try there?

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          maj54us RE: BLM Oct 22, 2011 12:36 PM

          We tried pretty much everything. We were 8 people and shared our plates. Quantities were generous but taste wasn't present to my liking. Some of the people with us loved it and most didn't like it at all.

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      JohnnyGe RE: OliverB Oct 17, 2011 07:19 AM

      Did Vegera last week and still as good as ever.

      Vegera Restaurant
      228 Rue Bernard W, Montreal, QC H2T2K4, CA

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        OliverB RE: JohnnyGe Oct 17, 2011 09:58 AM

        Do you know if Vegera keeps their terrace heated in November or throughout the winter?

        I'm not crazy about Panama, don't really find it anything special.

        Elounda over Philinos or Faros?

        So far the winner sounds like Vegera but depends on the seating as I don't rally like their interior space much...

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          Mr F RE: OliverB Oct 17, 2011 10:04 AM

          Philinos is pretty much the same as it ever was, but prices have taken a significant jump at some point in the last couple of years.

          Philinos Restaurant Bar
          4806 Av Du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V4E6, CA

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            OliverB RE: Mr F Oct 17, 2011 10:14 AM

            Thanks, I might keep it as a last resort type of thing.

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              JohnnyGe RE: OliverB Oct 17, 2011 01:32 PM

              Me thinks the terrace is closed.... saw tables and chairs piled up along wall. Might deploy depending on the weather. Best to call ahead and find out. I've been to worse looking interiors. :-))

      2. hungryann RE: OliverB Oct 17, 2011 07:26 AM

        Elounda is always nice. Mythos if you want live music. Orama for something more affordable.

        1818 Blvd Cote Vertu, Montreal, QC H2Y, CA

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          sweettoothMTL RE: hungryann Oct 18, 2011 09:45 AM

          I live so close to Orama, I really should try it one of these days.

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          tah1234 RE: OliverB Oct 17, 2011 03:47 PM

          I liked Ella Grill on Amherst at Rene Levesque. Nice ambiance and service along with a nice menu.

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            superbossmom RE: tah1234 Oct 19, 2011 03:29 AM

            I second the suggestion for Ella Grill, it never disappoints me; less expensive than Milos.

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            yeggy RE: OliverB Oct 20, 2011 01:26 PM

            One of my favourites is Parthenon on Van Horne, corner Cote des Neiges.

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              maj54us RE: yeggy Oct 21, 2011 01:44 PM

              Agree on that one. simple but tasty. You should try Nostos on l'Acadie verry tasty souvlaki.

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                humbert RE: yeggy Oct 21, 2011 07:23 PM

                If you do go to parthenons try the grilled calmaries stuffed with feta cheese and vegetables as an appetizer. Simply divine.

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                CMT RE: OliverB Oct 24, 2011 01:07 PM

                New, unpretentous, and BYOB @ Sparta on St Catherine W near Atwater.....get braised chicken!....really nice people, not formal, great value

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