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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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Ratings & Reviews - Pan on the Danforth

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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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Restaurantica12
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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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May 24, 2018

Always enjoy the people, atmosphere, food of this gem on the Danforth. Look forward to returning with friends!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 21, 2018

We love coming to this restaurant! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is upbeat, not loud, but nice! The staff are mostly long term and are friendly & attentive.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 19, 2018

Amazing food and service was efficient and accommodating. Highly recommended.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 18, 2018

I had the broiled calamari appetizer, it was perfect for lunch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2018

Amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2018

We were seated right where the air conditioning pipe was pointed and it was blowing on us. They moved the pipe as much as they could to make us more comfortable but it was still cold. They are moving next door next week so I expect it will be better located there. The service was perfect. The food was pretty good. We hated the music and belly dancer but guess for the tourists this is something they like.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2018

The food & service was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 9, 2018

Our server (Agapio?) was amazing! Friendly, attentive and intuitive! This place NEVER disappoints! Thanks for a lovely evening!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2018

Always a nice meal

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 1, 2018

Relaxing pleasant atmosphere. Good respectful service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2018

I've been going to Pan since the 1980's. It remains great, incredibly consistent and enjoyable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 28, 2018

One of my favourite restaurants.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2018

But our reservation made through ypdine was not in their book.. They did not receive our reservation even though I confirmed it. However in spite of a full house our party of 6 was quickly accommodated with great hospitality.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 18, 2018

Pan has long been one of our favourite Greek places on the Danforth, and we continue to enjoy it.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2018

Found the music was too loud when the dancer was on.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 15, 2018

They made our anniversary a very special occasion. We will definitely be going back. The food was incredible, the service outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2018

My 11-year old granddaughter and I tried out Pan at the recommendation of a friend. We're definitely going back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2018

What a terrific evening. Wonderfully friendly service and great food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2018

Fantastic place, cozy atmosphere with great food. Definitely recommended to try if you have never been.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2018

Fantastic food and vibe

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2018

Both the patron and the server provided friendly attentive service. The restaurant was busy but service was very fast. In fact, we were the ones who slowed down service by not deciding our orders when the server appeared twice. The patron was good at providing information about ingredients and allergies. Prices remain very reasonable and there is wide choice on the prix fixed menu. Most of all the food is tasty. This was my second Sunday brunch visit here within a month. I intend to return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2018

Great meal and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2018

Extremely loud environment - difficult to hear people speak

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2018

Amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2018

great - thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Will definitely come back. Food was excellent and the staff are incredibly amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2018

They did everything up beautifully for Valentine's Day. My first time at Pan, definitely not my last.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2018

Visited during Winterlicious and loved the menu - lots of choice of delicious food. Service was efficient and unobtrusive. Serving sizes were so large neither of us could finish our main courses.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2018

Wonderful food wonderful room wonderful service! A very pleasant surprise as many of the restaurants along the Danforth have really past-their-prime. Pan, however is excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2018

Had an excellent experience...everything was 5 star quality...food, service, ambiance! Definitely will come back and recommend to others as well! :-)

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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