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“Cold Food, Cold Restaurant, Cold Service.”

Marven's Restaurant
Ranked #550 of 7,106 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place, way back when, was apparently a family restaurant. No longer does it have that energy.

Food is not only of poor quality, but also arrives cold.
Portions are small, even the sauces are small in terms of serving sizes.
The building is rundown even after the so-called renovation. What this means for patrons is a guaranteed chilly experience when sitting near the door, the walls, the windows. In other words, anywhere.
The servers are not really concerned with your experience at all, and for some reason think they are staring in a show set on tough-guy alley.

Even the lamb everyone recommends is not even worth the trip or the price.

And as for the washroom, let’s just say “duck” because the clearance is below any building standard in terms of the door height.

I’d say subpar shopping mall-style Greek food, in a subpar setting. Instead of this place, just go to any food court and at least get your money’s worth for the quality.

Skip it, you’ll find better in town.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kevinkevin123
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

If you blinked you would drive by it. There was some construction out front too so could have affected it.

Nope. Despite these things, it was packed with people and we had to wait to be seated.

Delicious calamari - that was the stand out. The salads were plentiful and fresh and the fish dishes were freshly grilled and yummy. The grilled meats (skewers) were about what I would expect from another greek place.

The place is quite small and cramped so the fact we went with 9 people was not the greatest. A family of 4 would get seated and not be squished like we were.

Good experience. Not super expensive

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Went with girlfriend and my daughter around 530pm which was perfect as there was a large line up when we left.
Had the 2 skewer porc plate which is huge...my girlfriend had the 1 skewer chicken and my daughter also.
Large entree of calamari 85$ bill.

Calamari was not chewy and very good, Cheesecake was also great , had some whipped cream on it and a nutty outside topping.

Great experience....

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Liamnzoe
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

First time at Marvin’s...nice place, friendly staff and the fried calamari are a must... would definitely go back... small place so plan to wait in line but worth the wait.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thank Tanyajp123
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Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

First visit, had heard about this restaurant's great reputation. I had a good meal but it did not live up to the expectations. Not the best Greek food I had, nor the worst. Average. Very friendly service, I felt like an old friend visiting. Extremely fast service. I found it annoying they only take cash for payment. For such a popular place I would assume debit is a minimum.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank SimonL_Mtl
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