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“Just a great place”
Review of Philinos

Philinos
Ranked #166 of 5,711 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Killinchy, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Just a great place”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I returned last week to Philinos whci several years ago I would have visited most weeks. It used to be a local favourite of mine. It is not exceptional food, just very good. The service is not posh but very friendly and professional. The decor is fairly basic but the atmosphere is wonderful. Sometimes when you go back you face the disappointment of change or perhaps your memory has played tricks on you. I have to say Philinos is still a wonderful place to go. The octopus was a delight and the lamb sensational. The reason I rate this place as excellent is the balance of great food, friendly ambiance and it is great value.

  • Visited August 2012
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Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best kopanisti in town”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

I always start with the kopanisti, and sometimes I come here because I crave it. It is thick and rich and served with fresh, toasted, thick bread ( I don't order the fried bread as it is too much for me). My meal is always the chicken breats with Greek potatoes, Greek salad ( where do they get their tomatoes?? They are always exceptionally fresh and accompanied by large chunks of feta). The chicken is so juicy and tender, and the portion is quite generous, enough for a lunch the next day.
Just writing this review makes me want to go back right now!!
They have a fun little covered patio in the front covered by a canopy of vines.
Only negative note: noisy when room fills up.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank MusicalPeanut
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Montreal
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“tipical Greek restaurant but done properly!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Greek is Greek... Paidakia, tsatziki, saganaki, octopus, kalamari, ect.ect.
The difference with Filinos they do it properly and the food is great !
The ambiance is nice and the staff freindly.
Instead of the tipical ouzo ( wich i like ), try the mastika drink i was supprised to see it there
i have only seen it in Greece. Very sweet so have it after your meal.

Efcharisto for a wonderfull evenening and GREAT paidakia ( lamb chops )

p.s. Greek coffee was good to!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Nickintinos
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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great restaurant, good food especially the octopus....mmmm, great service. If you like Greek food this restaurant is a must.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank kriquette
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Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
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“If you love lamb great chops, you will love Philinos”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

This is a wonderful place to organize a party of 8 people or more. Set menus are available, service is attentive, and food is delicious.
Platters are served filled with appetizers of grilled octopus, calamari,tzatziki, vine leaves and ocra. Greek salad Is a nice size,and delicious as well. tAfter all that large platters of lamb, chicken, meat and sausage are served. Price includes coffee and dessert.
We have eaten there as a small group of friends as wel and the choice and value are really wonderful.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Debbie W
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