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516 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6
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open now 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,
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...

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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,

Meet the owner

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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  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.1/5
  • 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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April 29, 2017

Fantastic restaurant!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2017

Had a great time. Appetizer suggestions from our server were excellent. Main courses were nicely presented and very good. Generous portions. Will be back and have already told friends about this place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 18, 2017

Lovely atmosphere and friendly and pleasant service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 17, 2017

Great food, fast service, staff are friendly and accommodating. We will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 18, 2017

Friendly service and good food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 4, 2017

Great place. Lots of wine.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2017

First time to the restaurant and was not disappointed. Good food, service and ambiance. Will go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2017

Thank you. It was wonderful. The waiter added to the experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2017

My first time at Pan and I loved every aspect of the dining experience. The staff and "entertainers" were all talkative, friendly and provided exceptional service. Service times were perfect - fast but we didn't feel rushed. The food was excellent - hot and flavourful! I cant wait to go back to try more menu items! Price was reasonable as well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 21, 2017

Love Pan. Very welcoming. Excellent service. Tasty food with good presentation.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2017

Excellent good, decor and nice background live music. Still easy to talk with low level of music.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2017

Really happy with everything - was a wonderful evening out. Staff was attentive food was delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2017

The feta scalloped potatoes are the best in the world!! Love the food,love the service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2017

Love this restaurant...always so friendly and the food is great

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2017

Enjoyed the evening of great food, very good wine and great family.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2017

It was our first time there but DEFINITELY not the last. The waiter was excellent. The food was excellent. Loved the music and entertainment.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

1ST visit was Winterlicious - so impressed with the service & quality we went back for Valentine's. And we will continue to visit. Simply a guaranteed great & most enjoyable evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

Everything was wonderful. We are all about supporting family style business and these guys are good at it. The food was amazing ( i am a chef myself and this restaurant was packed. Amidst the chaos the server got the orders right and the food cooked fabulously. The belly dance was short lived but fun nonetheless. They were over booked and we were rushed out within the 2 hour time limit but the server hooked us with some free stuff which was thoughtful. The owners came over repeatedly to check on us as well. They were very friendly. Over all experience was fabulous and we will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 6, 2017

Amazing!!! Goodo friends and good food. Can it get any better than that. Service was amazing. So passionate about the food they were serving. Quaint restaurant with good vibes. Owner's father was present and so attentive. We loved him!!! Will definitely be going there again!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Great atmosphere overall though the music at times did seem a little on the loud side. Food was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Amazing food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 5, 2017

The Winterlicious menu was excellent.....lots of variety, generous portions , delicious food. We all tried something different and compared...it was all good. The service was very efficient, but not rushed even though it was very busy. I'll definitely try Pan again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 31, 2017

We were three friends having a Winterlicious lunch which we enjoyed very much although the portions were quite large for us. The staff was very helpful in bundling leftovers for us to take home. One of us uses a walker and although the staff was helpful in storing it for her, getting into the restaurant was difficult as it is an older building with a narrow entrance. Aside from that, the experience was excellent.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2017

Awesome attention to detail. Hostess and server did not miss a beat. We'll be there again for sure

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2017

Loved this place, restaurant was great. Food was full of flavour, service was great and prices were very reasonable! Will definitely return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2017

We had such a great experience. The food was amazing, staff were helpful and very pleasant. Make sure you have reservations, it gets busy on weekends. They have a nice patio too.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner. Place was very busy, food was very good nd service was excellent

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2017

WOW!! traveled from Buffalo for a last minute sunday dinner. Enjoyed 3 types of souvlaki and fantastic retsina! The side dishes of rice and greek potatoes where especially flavorful. Highly recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2017

Had a nice quiet meal. Service was good and there was plenty of food had to take the extra home. One of us had the set menu, very good, while others ordered off the menu. Good value and good atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 23, 2017

Delicious food, nice dining room, professional service. My only complaint would be that the music was a bit too loud and the tables are a bit too packed in. Also I don't understand why they stuck a huge tv playing hockey in the middle of an otherwise classy dining room. The drinks list reads as if it came from 1995, with crispy crunch martini and cosmopolitans. Needs an update to today's trend toward classic cocktails with less sugar. Nevertheless still my favorite Greek spot on the Danforth - the Mezes platter is a great deal and all the dishes we ordered were cooked to specifications and really tasty.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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