Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2
This lovely Greek restaurant has an awesome basement bar that is perfect for hosting a mid-sized party. There’s tons of seating so your guests won’t have to stand all night, not to mention all of the amazing Greek delicacies you can order. Be sure to have plenty of the restaurant’s famous dips and pita bread on hand for people to munch on. The atmosphere is hippy chic, so this is best for an informal, fun engagement party.
This loud, friendly Greek restaurant serves some of the best dips and pita bread around. They also have a diverse menu, with many Mediterranean favourites, including saganaki, moussaka and calamari. On Friday and Saturday nights, guests are entertained by lively belly dancers.
This romantic restaurant on Whyte Avenue has plenty of cozy tables for date night and the basement, home to a martini bar called Kasbar, is an awesome place to host a birthday party or a large group. The food is delectable (especially the horiatiki salad) and reasonably priced. It’s also a good place to spot local celebs – I was once seated at the table next to my childhood hero. He seemed to be enjoying his meal too.