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Athens Restaurant

#436 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
East End
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707 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-465-4441
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I'm from NYC where Astoria, Queens has a huge Greek population & some of the best Greek restaurants you'd ever want to eat in ousted Greece itself, so any Greek restaurant I visit needs to stand up to that lofty bar, and this one in Toronto's Greektown does it handily!! Wanting to actually consumer a vegetable after days of fried... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

If you want real Greek food - taste, quality and quantity - THIS is the place. Best I've had in Canada. The salad that comes with dinner is loaded with fresh, ripe tomatoes, thick slices of cucumber and onions, and great olive oil. The "barrel feta" is what you want - so much creamier than the Canadian feta. Dinner specials... More 

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Thank John M
Greenville, SC
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This little restaurant is located in the greek town area of Toronto. We took the subway out to it simply because the reviews were so good. Let's just say I wasn't overwhelmed with the experience. Although very small inside, the atmosphere had a quaint feel to it. The waiter seated us at our table then he promptly asked us to... More 

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Thank Billswife87
Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

The best Greek meal I have ever had. Only about 30 seats in the restaurant. Family atmosphere, the owner spent five minutes with out table. Everything was amazing!!!

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Thank Todd S
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I discovered the restaurant/bar thanks to its high rating in TripAdvisor. It isn't big inside, and the deco is more like a bar in a strip mall. My family ate there five times - the food was great in each visit. When the waitress invited us - the first time we went - to the kitchen, I didn't know what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Love it, its a small place so book before a must go visit. I didn't book, they put me at the bar, it was very busy. I love that it's a small place and family run by George, who is amazing and very hospitable. I got lamb chops for dinner it comes with roast pots and rice, yum yum. I'm... More 

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Larissa Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

kokinisto with potatoes or makaronia and Greek salad with freshly ripened tomatoes, Greek feta and Large kalamata olives and olive that takes you to Kalamata The chef comes from Larissa and being a former restaurant owner, knows how to make authentic food without any short cuts. Stifado like you never had before and service that makes you feel you visited... More 

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Thank VIZANDIOS
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

This restaurant is small but homey and it serves really great Greek food. Would go back in a heart beat!!!!!

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Thank Inelda P
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 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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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-465-4441

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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

Neighborhood Profile
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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