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Good Greek food should never be served in isolation, so Chris and Soula Christodoulou, co-owners of Pan on the Danforth, have taken things to the next level. Along with dishes and a wine selection that’ll make you feel like you’ve landed on the Mediterranean coast, their restaurant features bouzouki and guitar player Perry and Demos, and belly dancing shows on Friday and Saturday evenings. “Everybody enjoys the music,” says Chris. “It’s dinner music, so people can actually have a conversation…and the belly-dancing, that’s when the music goes up a bit.” The 20- to 25-minute show still maintains a tasteful atmosphere; Chris notes that it never turns into a rock event.

The atmosphere at Pan is that of an upscale Greek restaurant where diners take their time biting into moussaka or souvlaki, with the added accompaniment of Greek and English songs to serenade them.

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  • Food: 4.1/5
  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Service: 4.1/5
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yamy pathai

best pathai ever had in northyork! price are good free delivery ! pickup or delivery get free springrolls /pathai ! give it try its worth it .

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Great Time

Special event. Milestone birthday for a friend. Friendly wait staff. Welcomed, even though we were a bit late. Food excellent, company even better. Very accommodating to a low carb diet.

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Unreliable

Been going to Pan for more than 6 years, great food, generally good service. Traditionally go for special occassions. Called a week ago to make reservations for my wife's birthday. Followed directions on the voicemail to leave details for the reservation and left 2 contact numbers. Called back a couple of days before the event as I hadn't received a confirmation back only to be told that they were booked and too bad. No apology, when I explained I'd called a week earlier and followed their instructions was told "we're busy" asked to speak to the manager and was told they were busy. This is the second time this has happened, we stopped making online reservations there because those weren't being honored. On principle, we won't go back.

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A great spot on the Danforth.

Ate here with my colleagues for our Christmas dinner on a Friday evening. The service was great. Very friendly. The food was beyond me. Loved it! The entertainment was so much fun. Enjoyed the live band and belly dancer.

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Intimate place

Love the Hosts, love the atmosphere. They make you feel like you're part of the family. If you want a hearty dish, try their stifado. Very rich and hard to finish it in one sitting but definitely worth trying.

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Nice place but come early

Took my wife to Pan on Saturday night. I knew it would be busy but didn't know that it would be THAT busy at 9pm. We got there and had to wait a while before we could get a table. The staff took care of us..seafood platter was the highlight of the evening. The place is too small for live entertainment but the belly dancer was a nice touch.

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This is a regular of ours. I haven't tried any...

This is a regular of ours. I haven't tried any more Greek places since going to Pan. We've always had terrific service and always are personally greeted by the owner. It is usually busy so make sure you have reservations, we were lucky and were squeezed in at our last visit. Favorites are the Mezedakia, spanakopita, braised lamb, any of their beef/steak dishes and of course they do the standard greek fare well.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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It was my first experience at the Pan of the...

It was my first experience at the Pan of the Danforth and I have to say that it was very disappointing. The service was very poor from the start until the end, the menu was over priced significantly for very average food and the portions were very small. No wonder the place was empty. The sauteed cheese was absolutely awful with no bread to make this very salty cheese enjoyable. The floured calamari itself did not leave me wanting more, even though I was starving. It was just rubbery and wasn’t savoury at all. The worst had to be the creme brulee. Not only it was a tiny portion that was equivalent to 3 tablespoons but it was not creamy as it is supposed to be,but completely liquid and tasted anything else but creme brulee. We were a party of 4 and asked for separate bills while we were still having our dessert but what we had as an answer was that the bill was already printed out and that it was too late to make a change. Eventually, the waiter took 20 minutes to bring us the bill while the restaurant was almost empty and obviously, gratuity was included, because otherwise no one would have left them anything, as I have never felt more ignored or had such disgusting service. I will never go back there again and felt we were totally overcharged for the type of food that they served. Once was more than enough for me.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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What a surprise this restaurant was. My boyfriend...

What a surprise this restaurant was. My boyfriend and I went because we wanted some really good Greek food. We checked out the reviews for this place and decided to go. I'm so glad we did!! It surpassed all expectations that we could have had. Upon arriving we were pleasantly greeted (by one of the owners I think..) She asked us if we had reservations and even though we didn't, we only had to wait 5 minutes before we were given (what I believe) was the best table in the house. The atmosphere in here is amazing. Romantic, rustic setting with a candlelit ambiance which was truly a cozy feel. That night, they had a live jazz band that played upbeat tunes which wasn't overly loud (we sat at the table right next to where they were performing). To our surprise, when the band completed their set, we were treated a host of Mediterranean songs and a belly dancer!! She did a tremendous job. What we thought was going to be a simple dinner turned out to be a night of decadent surprises!! We will definitely recommend this romantic, quaint restaurant to our friends and family....and we will DEFINITELY be back...oh by the way...the food is absolutley amazing!!! P.S. Save room for the chocolate torte...it's worth it!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Very good food and service

Went to this restaurant for summerlicious. Both myself and another person chose this restaurant because we wanted to try the lamb shank. But when we arrived, they were sold out of the lamb shank. We didn't want to try their salmon or chicken dish not because we expected them to be bad but it was just that we really wanted to have lamb that day. So we asked if we could order a lamb-entree from the regular menu and we will pay the difference. Waitress (forgot her name) was very accomodating and we ordered the lamb souvlaki, done medium. When it came out, it was a full-sized dinner entree and the lamb was perfectly cooked. The rice was perfectly done with a nice cheesy taste and the potatoes had a nice tangy finish. Their appetizers (ordered the dip and mussels). Mussels were ok but the dip was very fresh. It was addicting to eat. Their desserts were quite good and I especially enjoyed their phyllo wrapped dessert. Their Belgian chocolate torte was quite heavy for my taste but chocolate afficianados would definately enjoy it. We paid a bit more for the lamb souvlaki as it wasn't part of the prix fixe menu but the price difference was fair and I was surprised at the portion size. Me and my date were so full, we couldn't eat for the rest of the day. I especially appreciated the service, who accomodated our request for a lamb dish separate from the prix fixe menu. We just really wanted lamb that day and the waitress made sure we had our lamb. =) All in all, it was a very positive experience and would definately come back for a regular dining experience. Service was very good, food was very good, ambience was appropriate and very nice.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Unique Food, Service & Atmosphere

Terrific food! Unique greek cusine. Great service! The owners are very friendly and welcome you each time you visit. Robin, Scott and Voula provide outstanding service.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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One of my favorites. For this price, it's rarely...

One of my favorites. For this price, it's rarely possible to find food this good. Many people recommended this restaurant before I went. I've joined the chorus.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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We live in the Danforth 'hood and this is our...

We live in the Danforth 'hood and this is our favourite place in the area. Charming room, terrific staff: Soula, the boss lady, Kelly, Scott, Voula et all make you feel very welcome. Food is routinely excellent. Often there is charming live entertainment though that is not the reason to go usually.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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September 25, 2016

Waitress was amazing..she heard it was my B Day and at the end of meal we received a complimentary drink!😊

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2016

Nice place, great people and yummy food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2016

Great experience! The dancer was fun.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2016

Service was friendly and the food was great! Belly dancer was a fun addition to the meal! Love the cozy atmosphere.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2016

Great experience, it was busy but our waiter was very good and helpful. Interesting menu and the food was excellent and came quickly! There was live music, nice "Mediterranean" sound. Recommend getting a reservation on weekend for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2016

Excellent service. Great food. Will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2016

Great food, service and ambience as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2016

Enjoyed our visit

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2016

Amazing food! So much choice on the menu, everything that came out looked and smelled delicious! I'll definitely be going back to try more :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2016

Will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 24, 2016

We had an excellent meal at Pan. We all had the Summmerlicious Menu - lots of choice and all very good. The service was very good, we were not rushed but all of our wants were provided quickly. We will go again and would recommend Pan to everyone.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 15, 2016

Always terrific

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2016

We had a fantastic meal and a wonderful time! We consider ourselves regulars here and really enjoy their food and excellent service. Staff are friendly and very attentive! Food is fresh and authentic! Sloan family.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2016

Best pork souvlaki dinner that we have ever had on the Danforth! Excellent attentive service and our party of 7 loved the appetizers, entrees and desserts. We will come back again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2016

Good value, lots of great tasting food!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

August 3, 2016

Great as usual! Although with people from out of town would appreciate a more enthusiastic "OPA!" :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 1, 2016

Service started out on a pleasant note however there was a lengthy wait for our food. The server seemed to forget about us with no explanation as to why we had to wait so long. No one came to ask if we were enjoying our meal or if we needed anything. Once the plates were cleared we were once again ignored. Another employee pointed out to staff that our glasses needed to be refilled. It was clear that the server became overwhelmed once the restaurant because busy. Upon leaving I had to squeeze past her and we were ignored again. Not as much as a thank you or good bye. We sat on the patio. Great atmosphere however customer service was less than adequate.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

August 1, 2016

Great atmosphere and service, a real family vibe. Unfortunately the snapper was quite dry. The remainder of the meal was very good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

August 1, 2016

Absolutely love this restaurant. Food is delicious. The owners are amazing people. Very friendly with their customers. Will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2016

One of the best meals I've ever had on the Danforth. The service and quality of the dishes were first rate and the restaurant has great atmosphere and ambience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2016

It was our first visit to this restaurant and for a summerlicious venue this was an excellent choice. The food was amazing and the portions were excellent. We would definitely to go this place again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2016

The server was excellent as was the food. Great summerlicious options. He made the birthday experience that much better

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2016

Summerlicious - chicken souvlaki was dry. Automatic gratuity was high.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

July 25, 2016

Big portions which was great for lunch the next day.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 23, 2016

The live music was much too loud to hear friends talking, and not even very good music. We were told it was not possible to turn off the speakers for those clients sitting a long way from the band.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 21, 2016

We were very happy with the meal and the service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2016

Good service, a lovely patio and delicious food - who could ask for more on a sunny summer's day? The servings were large and the restaurant provided excellent value for a Summerlicious event. I will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2016

No complaints. Good stuff. Loved the Trilogy of Spreads and the Lemon Pepper Tilapia.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 19, 2016

All excellent! Thank you very much!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2016

Came here with my date for their Summerlicious, food portions were larger than we expected, we were checked on by our server quite often, it's a nice and romantic environment inside the cozy restaurant and the unexpected entertainment was a nice surprise to our evening. Food was great and cooked as expected. Love the Greek Food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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The beautiful decor, warm atmosphere and the extensive selection of wine make a memorable first impression at this Greektown favourite. Expect feature wines daily along with every popular varietal you can name. Start with a light white before dinner and end with an Ontario Riesling ice wine for dessert. Labels from around the world are available, but the spotlight is on local.

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