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obraustin Nov 20, 2013 07:54 AM

My husband and I are traveling to Montreal mid-week next week. We've heard a lot about the quality of the Greek cuisine in Montreal and would like lunch and dinner suggestions. Surprisingly the Chow board doesn't seem to have anything recent that's specific to Greek food (with the exception of the vegan post in May, but we don't need to be quite as focused as that). Obviously Milos comes up in standard Google searches, so we'd love to hear people's take on that, but we'd also LOVE more recommendations. Efharisto!

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    DowntownJosie Nov 20, 2013 08:53 AM

    Milo's is wonderful for lunch. I would highly recommend it and it's the best deal in town. There is also Mythos( fun, loud and good enough food), Lezvos and Molivos (nice restaurants but a bit boring) and Zante(never been but I hear it is good). I would also recommend Cafe Ferreira or bar F, they are both Portuguese restaurants owned by the same team. I find they have a very similar sensibility (heavy on seafood) to the Greek restaurants that I love.

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      finefoodie55 Nov 20, 2013 02:17 PM

      Josie has all the good Greek Restos. Milos for lunch at 20.13$ is the best quality=price offering in Montreal you cannot miss there. My next choice that Josie did not have is Barbounya on Laurier West a newcomer to Montreal with Turkish/Greek cuisine that has a nice balance of Fish and Meat.

      1. porker Nov 21, 2013 07:48 AM

        I'd just add that other than their lunch special, Milos can be expensive.

        1. hungryann Nov 21, 2013 02:50 PM

          If you want more casual greek dining, there is Panama, Ellada, Nostos, Tripoli and Atomic. If you search on the board there should be quite a few posts.

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            Fintastic Nov 21, 2013 03:06 PM

            Really Milos pricey, but it's hard to find fault. There's a reason it comes up with such regularity. If it exceeds the budget at dinner do as others have suggested: the $20.13 lunch or after-10pm menus are absolutely incredible values.

            I also like the food at Ferreira but it has the worst clientele (no offence to Josie - I suspect you're not the type I'm referring to). It's not as bad in the cold months as during the summer, but it isn't a place I like going for that reason alone.

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              Shattered Nov 22, 2013 12:10 AM

              What's the matter with Ferreira's clientele?

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              Plateaumaman Nov 22, 2013 06:47 AM

              We went to Park Ex to go to Tripolis based on recommendations on this board and it was great, nice variety and all very tasty. It was casual and the portions are generous, and the flavours are good. If craving deep-fried calamari though I'd probably still head to Marven's nearby for a fix. Jardin de Panos on Duluth is fun and busy if you are looking for a bring your own wine place.

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                Jo_us Nov 29, 2013 06:02 AM

                If you're looking for very honest greek food without going broke lol, try Yia Sou on queen mary. They are fantastic. I discovered this place a year ago and I've been going ever since. Great food and service and the atmosphere is really nice.

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                  obraustin Nov 29, 2013 10:37 AM

                  Hi all, thanks so much for the thoughtful and helpful suggestions. My husband and I decided on Mythos for dinner. I'm allergic to a wide variety of seafood, so we opted to go with the place that allowed me a bit more variety of choice than the seafood-heavier places. (I know, I know, it's all about me, right? :)) Regardless my husband plans to return to Montreal with some of his staff and will happily use more of your recommendations!

                  We really enjoyed Mythos. We were there on a Monday night, so it was rather quiet. This is probably a good thing since hubby and I are feeling too old to really get into the raucous thing anymore. :) We had a great selection of items, all of which were quite pleasing: the trio of spreads (we thought the tyrokafteri was especially delicious!). Hubby had the octopus for a starter. He said the octopus - and peppers - were perfectly done, but that the capers were "off." It was still an enjoyable dish, overall. I had the Mythos Special salad with arugula (yum!), pomegranate (yum!), semi-spiced walnuts (yum!), golden raisins (yum!), kefalotiri (yum!) and a very light dressing. Needless to say I enjoyed it! We shared (kind of by default since the server apparently didn't hear my husband order the youvetsi...) the grilled 1/2 chicken. The chicken was very well cooked and the way it had been cut was intriguing (sliced across the bone, which also made it easier for sharing!). Dessert of loukoumades was so-so. The sauce was wonderfully sweet and spiced, but the dough balls themselves were pretty hard. Our wine choice was actually quite wonderful, too: the Tsantali Maronia Mavroudi. I'm not generally a fan of Greek reds, so the fact that I liked it was rather surprising.

                  On a separate note, we spent quite a bit of time in the Greek section of town. Our first stop was Afroditi, the Greek bakery, where we bought a slew of sweet items. So so so good and a must-stop for us next time we're in town!

                  Thanks again for the recs!

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