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Athens Restaurant

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707 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 465-4441
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real Greek Food & Hospitality

I took 2 out of town clients here to taste some "authentic Greek food". The place was packed. Greek music added to the atmosphere. We felt like we were really in Greece. You get to go to the kitchen and pick your authentic Greek dish fully explained by the chef. Full menu items are also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jimmyzi
via mobile
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took 2 out of town clients here to taste some "authentic Greek food". The place was packed. Greek music added to the atmosphere. We felt like we were really in Greece. You get to go to the kitchen and pick your authentic Greek dish fully explained by the chef. Full menu items are also available. I had the baked... More 

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Thank Jimmyzi
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the food however given the surroundings and service, it was overpriced. The main course arrived before we had finished our salads. The tables are small so there wasn't anywhere to put the plates. The waitress had rotten and broken teeth. We really felt sorry for her but she probably shouldn't be waiting tables until her teeth are... More 

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Thank Jim S
Fort McMurray, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

For Several years we have been trying Greek Restaurants in North America... and they haven't lived up to our hopes! I even said to my wife as we entered the Athens - 'if this one doesn't do it.... I will give up'. Thank you Athens Restaurant for restoring my hope! The atmosphere is pleasant, the staff genuine, the flavours excellent,... More 

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Thank Ian M
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a small restaurant but the food is the reason for coming here. They have an open kitchen table where you can look at the cooked food prepared fresh each day by their chef or you can order from the menu. The quality of the food is excellent and you get good value for your money. We have made... More 

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Thank andriana42
Mississauga, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I am in the professional in the real estate business and was rated number two in Toronro for pre-construction condo's. I understand costumer service, professionalism and a good quality product! When I take my clients out for dinner it has to be a representation of me. Athens restaurant is where I go. The food is amazing and the staff always... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

we took the train from downtown which is a breeze and way cheaper than a cab. it is one block from the train station. the food was excellent and the server who must have been the owner was great. you go back to the kitchen to see what they have already cooking. you can choose those items or they will... More 

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Thank Chris S
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We just went there for the third time and each time it amazes. George, the owner, is very affable and service is always fast and courteous. But the true star is in the kitchen! You're invited to go back into the kitchen to see check out the specials. I had rack of lamb and my partner had the chicken. We... More 

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Thank Howard N
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Small, comfortable restaurant. The food was excellent! Best Gyro I ever had. My husband had the specials and he loved the lamb dish and stuffed peppers. Great value, inexpensive for a lot of food. The waiter was welcoming and provided outstanding service. Highly recommend!

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Thank Debra G
Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We tried Athens based on other Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. It was precisely as described by others. Nothing special by way of decor, and very much like the Danforth of 30 years ago...come into the kitchen and see what the chef has on offer tonight. We had great Village salads, lamb, grilled calamari (serving size just slightly... More 

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Thank Getlostinfrance
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Excellent, attentive service, with delicious food provided. That we could visit the kitchen to talk with the chef and see the specials was an appreciated, added benefit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 707 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: (416) 465-4441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East End

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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