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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: 4.2/5
  • Food: 4.1/5
  • Service: 3.8/5
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mick0494
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The food was delicious, but the service left a bad taste in my mouth. My friend and I visited Pan for our annual summerlicious outing. Our server was incredibly rude. It took her over 15 minutes to even come over to ask for our drink order. She didn’t even greet us, just blankly stared at us once she found out we were choosing from the prix fix menu. My friend and I were extremely disappointed about how we were treated throughout the night. Will think twice about choosing Pan in the future.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 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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Restaurantica12
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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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July 17, 2018

Small portions, cold appetizers but were supposed to be warm. Really good service they make you feel like family but it is not good enough quality. Their salad was mixed greens covered in dressing! What! Provide better care and more fresh ingredients. I could have made this at home.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

July 16, 2018

couldn't of have chosen a better place to have our first summerlicious lunch. Food was amazing and great portions and service was great! would definitely go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2018

Beautiful food and great service. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2018

Went for Summerlicious lumch. So menu was somewhat limited. However, it was a pleasant meal. Good, friendly service and very good food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 15, 2018

Food was cold and not very not very for a summerlicious! Will not go back!!!! :(

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

July 15, 2018

Great service. Awesome people. Good food. Extremely satisfied.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2018

Great value Food was excellent & service friendly & competent

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2018

Great food, really quick service. One of our favourite restaurants!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2018

I loved the service and the atmosphere but didn’t find my meal or my boyfriend’s that good. We ordered mussels and some of them felt off. Our server was super nice though, and others in our party did enjoy their food (moussaka).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

July 1, 2018

This place never disappoints! Soula is the perfect restaraunteur who has vision - she’s hands on and her staff and service is reflective of the high standard of quality she’s always upheld in all her past restaurants. I’ve been frequenting her restaurant(s) for over two and a half decades and Pan is my favourite! As a business owner myself I admire her commitment, and dedication to quality in food and great service. I would eat here everyday! Excellent food, great service and I’d expect nothing less from Soula - I think she’s the Queen of the Danforth!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2018

Always enjoy my evenings at Pan!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2018

We had a good lunch. Thanks. Our first time with you. We all agreed that we would come back for supper and have mousaka. M.H.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 7, 2018

Wonderful warm and welcoming service. Food is consistently good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2018

Should focus on quality, not quantity Food was bland, though sea bass was nicely cooked

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

June 4, 2018

I've been a long time customer of Pan on Danforth & will continue to be one at Soula's on Danforth!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2018

The service was second to none. A friendly family atmosphere only topped by the excellent meal. I will be back. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2018

The service was friendly. They kept on turning down the lights so that the restaurant was too dark. It took awhile for the food to arrive, but it was worth it when it did. The portions were large and main meal was tasty.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 27, 2018

Santorini chicken was a little tough on the outside, and the feta was lacking on the inside, was outdone by the spinach. Tomato broth mussels were absolutely brilliant, as well as the Pan chicken souvlaki

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 27, 2018

Love love love this restaurant!! The food is delicious! But what really makes it are the people, owners and staff!! Fantastic atmosphere, friendly and happy!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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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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