Our family intended to go to Crow which is a few doors down, but found it booked for the evening. So after quickly making a reservation at Panos Greek Taverna, we stayed for drinks and appies at Crow and then walked to Panos Greek. What a treat!
It has a small front dining room but also has more space in the back. The atmosphere feels like walking into a family's dining room for dinner. We were seated by a very nice gentleman (I think maybe he was the owner) at a table in the front window (try to avoid this spot in winter since every time the door opens it lets in cold air). We were handed menus filled with delicious looking ideas. Our daughter had been here before so she had a good idea about what to choose.
I ordered a main called wasarni kleftiko sto psomia a house specialty of slowly-roasted lamb baked together with onions, garlic, oregano, spices and feta cheese inside a round loaf country sourdough bread. Oh, my! It was fantastic!
Everyone else ordered a series of small plates including Spanakopita, the only item no one at our table cared for, keftedessay, spicey Greek meatballs in tomato sauce, a hommus like dip, a plate of saganakiyou, mild kefalotiri cheese flamed at your table, and a couple of other items I can't recall now, but they were fantastic! We all shared everything and washed it down with a bottle of the famous Greek retsina.
It was an evening to remember and we will be back.