5357 du Parc Avenue | Website
New York, Athens, Miami, Vegas and London, the Milos empire reaches far and wide but the original one where it all started is on the famous Du Parc Avenue in Montréal. Freshness and authenticity are what made Estiatorio Milos one of the best fine dining establishments in Montréal. The fish is imported daily from the Mediterranean, the olive oil is Milos’ own private label, the vegetables are locally sourced and everything else, including the service, is tended to with much care and professionalism. The Milos Special, a mountain of thinly sliced, battered and deep fried crispy zucchini and eggplants served with tzatziki are a must, as are any of the fish on display.
A favourite among Greeks in Montréal, this tavern-style restaurant is famous for its grilled meats, in particular the succulent chicken and lamb chops. Family-style dining and sharing is encouraged with friendly and relaxed service and ambiance. Don’t forget to order the Greek-style roasted potatoes.
112 McGill Street | Website
Ikanos serves modern Greek cuisine with a focus on fish and seafood. Chef-owner Constant Mentzas’ inventive yet simple dishes are rooted in Greek tradition with a respect for the fresh produce. Ikanos is located in a historical building in Old Montréal. The space is contemporary yet warm and inviting and the service flawless.
4806 du Parc Avenue and 1670 Saint-Martin Blvd West (Laval) | Website
Philinos’ cuisine is simple yet savoury. Here you will find classic Greek restaurant dishes such as souvlaki, grilled lamb chops and fish as well as some more “homey” recipes such as moussaka. The portions are hearty, the Greek-style potatoes are delicious and the shade-filled flowered patio is lovely.
362 Fairmount Avenue West | Website
Faros restaurant, right between Outremont and the Mile-End, feels like a trip to the Greek islands. This Greek psarotaverna (fish tavern) offers many fish and seafood items, as well as meats and a great variety of mezzes. Their diminutive patio is the perfect oasis to enjoy an al fresco meal while dreaming of an Ionian holiday.
5318 du Parc Avenue | Website
Mythos has been around for 20-odd years and has become an institution in Montréal. You come here for the great mezzes and charcoal grilled meats but also for the lively ambiance fueled by live music and dancing that can last all night long. Fuel up by ordering some loukoumades, the Greek fried dough balls that are sprinkled with cinnamon and almonds and doused with honey.
4690 Saint-Denis Street | Website
Ouzeri is hidden on an awkward street corner of Plateau Mont-Royal. The menu consists of a great variety of your classic Greek specialties with a few exceptions you won’t find anywhere else and that are worth the visit, like the absolutely delectable feta chicken. The fried saganaki cheese flambéed in ouzo is also a must, and makes for a great spectacle. – 4690 Saint-Denis Street