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Cuisine type

  • Greek,
  • Mediterranean,
  • Brunch,
  • American Cuisine,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Hamburger,

Features

  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Prix Fixe Menu,
  • Take-out,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Family,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Award Win,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
440 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P4
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - Pappas Grill

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Restaurantica12
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My family and I have been coming here for many years now. I don't know what the other 2 reviewers were talking about- the service is always great and the food is amazing. The ambience is wonderful and it is a great place for a date or a family outing. I highly suggest it!

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Worst dining experience of my life. Rude waiter...

Worst dining experience of my life. Rude waiter, our dinners were served at different time, so that my husband and I had our dinners but the kids didn't have their's, my kids ordered hamburgers, which came served on pita buns, because they had run out of hamburger buns, didn't tell us until after the dinners had been served, my husband's dinner was stone cold, and he was served first, my dinner was awful, I couldn't eat half of the mussels because they tasted off, we complained about the service and the food but the waiter couldn't care less. We will never come back to this horrible restaurant.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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We like to go to "The Danforth". It has a pulse...

We like to go to "The Danforth". It has a pulse that we lack in suburbia. Brampton(40km away) 3rd time visitor. Brought 2 1st timers. The food was fine. Big portions, decent value. Dips are a bit pricey for what you get. $6 for a saucer of Tzatziki no pita. Homemade bread in the breadbasket was good, soft, almost like a foccacia. This place is noisy but in a good way. Calls of "OPA" mean to get you in the mood for fun. Very rustic traditional greek fare. My last two visits were in the summer months and I remember it much busier and the food and service better (8-9). From ordering appetizer to finishing dessert it took maybe 40 minutes. Superfast. Too fast for me. The Spanakotiropita explained feta cheese with leeks wrapped in phyllo was basically spinach in pastry that was over done(bottom was black.) I looked at my friends Lamb Souvlakiwhich he ordered medium) was blood red in the centre and he left half of it. Pizza was fine. I've had better and worse. Calamari had to be frozen they had that processed look to them. Homemade just look (and taste) different. I didn't believe this to be what we were suppose to get but the server we had didn't lend to questioning her. She may have been the matriarch of the group but doesn't know much about restaurant service. Personally, it takes more than taking orders and bringing plates (a monkey could do that), she barely spoke two words... "...you greek?"... "...no sorry, italian". She almost smiled while asking (I do look greek yes. No Interac.(debit) This was probably our last visit here. We're definatly not going to make the trip just for this place again. There are too many other restaurants of the same nature within 2 blocks in either direction...well try those first.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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July 17, 2019

Very good all around experience. Always a great time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2019

A wonderful experience overall. Great food, the patio is lovely and the server was quick and helpful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2019

Few items were out because of Canada day. Was disappointed because our food took a while and we couldn’t have the food choices we wanted. The bill was also quite expensive at the end of it when our lettuce from our salads was barely chopped and our food was ok at best.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

June 29, 2019

All good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 29, 2019

The place has a nice atmosphere but unfortunately does not live up the the hype. I had a friend in from out of town and was really exited to take her here for dinner. What a disappointment I asked the server for a recommendation between the Mediterranean shrimp and the grump Slovaki both around $22, she suggested the shrimp slouvaki as she said it was really good so I went with that, keen to take the opinion of the staff that know the menu. Both my friends ordered the pork souvlaki and th chicken slouvkai which was cheaper than the shrimp and came with rice potatoes Greek salad and tazaiki - my shrimp souvlaki consisted of a shrimp skewer plain rice and some vegetables! No tazaiki, potatoes or Greek salad - which is usually a prerequisite of a souvlaki dinner and cost more than the other 2? This was disappointing to say the least. I then later found out it was the servers first night at the restaurant - so why would she recommend a dish? I would rather she said I’m not sure than give a poor recommendation- as for the shrimp souvlaki - suggest that the restaurant look at either removing this completely from the menu or renaming/re-pricing the dish to a more accurate representation

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

June 23, 2019

We were waiting for the service for 20 min before someone acknowledge that we were there. The food was terrible. Souvlakies were dry, friend calamari were chewy, and roasted lamb had very weird taste. Last time I'm visiting this place.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

June 22, 2019

Wonderful service. At first an older grumpy Greek server but after a bit, oh, he was funny and lovely. He made us laugh. Bruschetta was tasty. Excellent Greek White house wine. Shrimp and feta was fine.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 16, 2019

It was a terrible experience. They didn’t honor our reservation and they didn’t offer any compensation in way of drinks while we were asked to wait 45 min or more. They could care less. I would never go there again or recommend. Service was beyond awful. Told them we drove 40 min to get to our reservation.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

June 5, 2019

My friend and I had a very nice lunch there. :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

Best calamari on Danforth. Grt meal/grt service, will be back! Comments from a nongreek Dietitian/Food Sci deg ...worked in Food my whole career. Well done.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

no airs here! A good family-style meal, excellent quality in an amiable atmosphere, relaxed, friendly, joyful. I'm tired of mini-portions and pretension, dots of sauce in an ascending cascade, and drizzles on the top. This is a real place, for real people. Enjoy yourself!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2019

Do not get the lamb, it's dry and tough. Zucchini fritters and calamari are good. Everything else is okay. Not BAD, not AMAZING though..

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

February 6, 2019

We loved it. Great food. Great service and ambience. We will def go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 8, 2019

Great food and terrific service. Everyone in our group was delighted. Will definitely return during our next gathering.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2018

We had a great time...always go to this place when we are in Toronto...server was very helpful and engaging with the menu and wine selection...food always pleases...

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2018

We came on a Friday night with a reservation but in fact no need to do that because the restaurant was not busy. My wife order a strawberry creamsicle cocktail for her drink and I got a draft Saporo beer. For food, she ordered a shrimp plate with a creamy sauce. I order a drilled calamary. Both plates came with rice and steamed vegetables. The food was delicious. My wife also liked her drink. The cost for our dinner was about $75 including tax and tip which I think reasonable.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 20, 2018

I love the Danforth and Papas Grill is as good as it gets for authentic seafood dishes.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2018

Quick, efficient and friendly service even though the restaurant was hopping.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 19, 2018

Service was good and food was great! We liked the atmosphere too - it’s nice the patio is on a side street instead of the Main Street.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 2, 2018

Everything was done to perfection - super friendly service, generous portions, incredibly yummy food, lovely ambiance (great Greek music in the background), and very reasonably priced. We were super happy - had a most enjoyable lunch. Oh, and we weren't rushed either. Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2018

it was very warm last friday night when my party of TWO arrived having made a reservation for the patio at 6pm. We were shown to a table in the sun. Meanwhile there were many empty tables in the shade set up for four - any of which could have been separated. When we asked for a shady table we were told those tables were reserved - yet there were no reserved signs and meanwhile I too had reserved. We settled for a compromise but was annoyed. Several of those other tables never did fill or were later separated by other staff. That was not appreciated. The food was good but that service was poor.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

July 2, 2018

We were a bit disappointed in their white wine sangria which was overly diluted with fruit juice but they did add some additional wine for us which was nice.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 25, 2018

Our server was amazing! I forget her name, but she is a Polish lady, absolutely fantastic. The food was incredible, the taste, the portions, everything. I will definitely be going back :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 21, 2018

Very friendly service and good Greek food. Always a pleasure.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 11, 2018

The plan was for 5 at 6. My wife and I got there a little early and they hooked us up with the patio. Nice and relaxed, couple of drinks, and a couple of appetizers while waiting. Both parties that were joining us were late. 1 at 6:15, the other 2 showed up around 6:45. No hassles about the space or anything. Turned out one of our party was having a rough sun day and we needed to shift off the patio. Not a problem. Easily accommodated us, moved us inside, switched servers. More appetizers, drinks then the main courses. Everything was great. No rushing us at all, made sure everything was good. Worth the tips (both wait staff were great and the first guy deserved a tip as well).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2018

It was a wonderful Friday night and the meal was the best part.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 28, 2018

excellent service and great restaurant to have a family gathering

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2018

We had a great time celebrating a friends birthday, the food was fantastic and our server was great, she really took care of us well! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2018

wait staff was friendly and willing but service was slow. it appeared that there were too few servers. or perhaps the kitchen was slow. we would have ordered more food but we were going to a performance in the neighbourhood and ran out of time.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

May 14, 2018

It was great. The service was a bit slow but it was a busy time. The staff was friendly and my order was great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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