Pan Mediterranean

516 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6
Our mission is to offer creative food and a style of service that will make you feel welcome and special. We prepare our dishes with sensitivity and care and we hope that your visit to Pan will be a memorable one. Chris and Soula thank you for choosing Pan for your dining pleasures; where nobody is a stranger, they just haven't met yet. Enjoy. OPA! more...
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  • Food: 4/5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5/5
  • Service: 4/5
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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August 15, 2016

Always terrific

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

August 3, 2016

Good value, lots of great tasting food!

Ambiance: 3/5

Service: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

August 3, 2016

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

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

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

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 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

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 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

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

July 25, 2016

Big portions which was great for lunch the next day.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

July 21, 2016

We were very happy with the meal and the service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

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

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 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

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

July 17, 2016

Always a pleasant experience at the pan. From atmosphere, food, quality and quantity, service is impeccable....nice touch the owner always asking everyone if they are ok and how is their meal, nice personal touches....see you again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

June 28, 2016

Great as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

June 23, 2016

Service was good. There were three of us that dined, all had a different entree. All three diners did not like their meal. We will not be back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

June 21, 2016

Worst restaurant service experience in a long time. I made a reservation several days in advance for Father's Day and specifically asked to be seated on the patio. We arrived promptly at the time of our reservation. The patio and inside of the restaurant were both full. I informed the host that we had a reservation for 8pm and that I had asked for a patio table, and then politely inquired as to how long he thought it would be before a table would be ready. He informed me that a party sitting at the bar was already waiting for the next patio table. I explained that I had made a reservation, and that we would really prefer to sit on the patio since they had loud music playing and a belly dancer performing inside, and my father (remember, it was Father's Day) is very hard of hearing. The host shrugged his shoulders, said "we're busy", and walked away. I would have actually been okay if the host had been even a tiny bit apologetic, but he clearly couldn't have cared less. The restaurant also could have easily responded to my request and indicated in advance that they would not be able to provide a patio table. Either would have been reasonable. This was supposed to be a special occasion and I had taken the time to make a reservation several days in advance, but instead we had to leave the restaurant and find somewhere else to eat.

Ambiance: 1/5

Service: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

June 21, 2016

The experience in dining and entertainment. Love this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

June 19, 2016

Great service for a celebratory dinner. Food was delish, thanks again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

June 18, 2016

All around, a great meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

May 30, 2016

Restaurant was amazing. Sat on the patio with girlfriends for dinner service was great and food was 5 stars. Will definitely be back with a bigger crowd.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

May 24, 2016

excellent food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

May 2, 2016

Love this place. Food is delicious. Service is amazing. Atmosphere is cozy. Live band & belly dancer makes for a great dining experience. We come here for all of our celebrations. Favourite restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 24, 2016

Great restaurant. Unfortunately we were seated next to the band playing music which made it difficult to have a normal conversation. We still enjoyed the food and service. Highly recomendamos it. We'll be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 22, 2016

I've never had a bad experience at Pan and it's my go-to place on the Danforth. I love the 'family' atmosphere it always presents, the food has always been top-notch and they really care about the experience of their guests. Value-wise, I enjoy both their standard and fixed menus, both offer plentiful options to appease any pallet and portion sizes are very generous. You'll never leave still feeling hungry! Chris & Soula are both amazing people; as I have interacted with them on many occasions as they've checked in to see how I and my party were enjoying ourselves. It's small gestures like this that will keep me coming back time and time again. I highly recommend this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 3, 2016

Music a bit too loud to enjoy table conversation.

Ambiance: 3/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

March 24, 2016

Best Greek food on the danforth. Would very strongly recommend to anyone looking for the authentic experience with a wonderful warm family that runs it. Cozy atmosphere on a blustery day and an absolute pleasure. Extensive menu with traditional items to satisfy all tastes. A little piece of Greece.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

March 19, 2016

This was our 3rd visit and was very enjoyable. The food is great and the atmosphere lovely. Despite the small size, the restaurant doesn't feel crowded or too noisy. The live music was good, tho some more recent song choices mixed in, would have been appreciated. We look forward to coming back

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

March 17, 2016

Although the food was of good quality, fresh and proper temperature, I found the flavor lacking spices and herbs that I have had at this establishment in the past. Hopefully just a blip and not something they've changed permanently. Staff were friendly and attentive. Prices were fair.

Ambiance: 3/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

March 14, 2016

Garlic on pita and garlic in dips, combined were a little overwhelming. Unless you love lots of garlic, ask for pita without it. Second pita much better. Otherwise, very nice atmosphere and welcoming staff. Nice sized portions.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

March 14, 2016

perfect in every way!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

March 13, 2016

Loved it! Would happily return again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

February 15, 2016

Most enjoyable Valentine's Day dinner! Glad to have this restaurant in our neighbourhood!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

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Summerlicious 2016 in Toronto: Let's get you seated!

Summerlicious 2016 in Toronto: Let's get you seated!

$18 Lunch | $28 Dinner Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

Enjoy a glass of wine at these spots on the Danforth

Enjoy a glass of wine at these spots on the Danforth

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.

Greek hot spots on the Danforth in Toronto

Greek hot spots on the Danforth in Toronto

This restaurant is always jam-packed, probably due to the tasty food and fantastic prix fixe deals they offer. Classic Greek food with a modern twist is on the menu, with live Greek music and belly dancing on weekend evenings.

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Rates

  • $26 To $60

Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining

Cuisine type

  • Greek
  • Mediterranean

Dishes

  • Lamb Souvlaki

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant

Atmosphere

  • Intimate
  • Casual
  • Family

Products and Services

  • Live Music
  • Open Late Hour