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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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  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.1/5
  • Service: 4.1/5
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don58135
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excellent food great service

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elsp7361
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Very poor service. We waited over 20 minutes for a server to come to our table even though it was not a busy time. We did not receive our dessert even though it was a prix fix menu. We felt totally ignored and under valued.

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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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November 18, 2017

Something must have been wrong yesterday. Our waiter kept getting order wrong . The food was not hot and mine was definitely inferior to your usual quality. When my coffee came there was already milk in it and an opened container on saucer along with two unopened cream. I did not complain as have always enjoyed coming here and did wonder if waiter was sick or something wrong. Also did not want to spoil an outing with friends. I have had this gentleman serve me in past with no problem and hope he is OK. I should point out I had same meal as I had a few weeks back and had enjoyed the soup then so had again but not nearly as nice. Would like to know what went wrong as feel hesitant to come back or recommend again. Thank you for asking. Ruby

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

November 12, 2017

Amazing 1st experience. Food was great, service was perfect and entertainment was fun.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2017

Excellent Food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2017

Ceasar salad used pre gorund parmesan vs. Fresh grated. One man dish was not delivered as ordered (they served lamb souvlaki vs. The ordered lamb loin strips). The 2nd dish was reheated in microwave to keep warm with 1st dish mistakr which ruined texture and flavor. A Chef should never reheat in microwave. Finally, the portion of lamb rack was extremely small. Very little meat even though server recommended it as a large portion.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

November 13, 2017

Good food, excellent atmosphere and amazing Bellydancer show!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2017

Our first time dining in at Pan and it was so enjoyable. The food was impeccable. I can't wait to go back again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2017

The lamb souvlaki was tough and not as tasty as the rest of the food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

November 4, 2017

Great atmosphere and food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 30, 2017

Great place for Greek food. Staff is very friendly. Nice Greek ban that plays there classic Greek music. They also have belly dancer which is pretty cool. Good portion size of chicken souvlaki Make sure you try saganaki it's flaming cheese finger licking good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2017

I really enjoyed the ambience and the meal. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2017

I love the ambiance at Pan

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

We really enjoyed ourselves. Food was excellent. We had the all inclusive menu for$18 included appetizers, entree and dessert. Great selection.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food. Loved the waiter, and the belly dancer.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

We would highly recommend Pan to friends and family. We particularly enjoyed the entertainment. The food is always excellent, we have been several times.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2017

Went there to celebrate my Graduation. The service of this restaurant is the best in Toronto. The owners and the wait staff make you feel like your part of the family! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

We totally enjoyed our evening at the restaurant, especially, in addition to the good food and wine, the dancer and live music.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

Great food, fun and friendly atmosphere, and wonderful attentive service.....love this place :))

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at PAN!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

Would recommend to everyone

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

First time there and will be back

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2017

excellent service, food nicely prepared, reasonable prices; We've been twice, will return again

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 23, 2017

Food was as always, most generous portion and top notch. Our server was absolutely sublime. A perfect setting & evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2017

Amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2017

A great spot and loved that they still had their summerlicious menu on

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2017

The staff was very friendly!!! The bread served with the humus was amazing --- humus delicious too!!! Meals very tasty and portions generous!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2017

We love coming to Pan!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2017

Amazing food, friendly and knowledgeable staff, in a unique environment. One of the best, if not the best, Greek restaurants in toronto

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2017

It was a fun place and the service was good. The staff was very friendly. We had a nice time. I would go back there again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2017

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto. We ordered 5 appetizers four of which were great as always. The grilled calamari was not as good as usual and we mentioned it to the server. They gave us desert on the house and didn't charge us for the calamari. Now, that's great service.l! We'll definitely be going back often.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2017

Outstanding as always. Love my friends at Pan! Nice to have a great restaurant close to home where you are always treated like Gold!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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A mainstay in Greek Town, Pan on the Danforth offers lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu includes lamb, seafood and steaks, plus it offers a special prix-fixe menu. Online delivery is available.

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