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Most Authentic Greek Restaurants In Montreal

12 places that make food like yiayia used to!
Staff Writer
Most Authentic Greek Restaurants In Montreal

Finding Greek food in Montreal is never difficult. As one of the longest standing immigrant groups in Montreal, the Greeks have made an incredible impact on Montreal's culinary landscape. Finding the most authentic Greek food, however, is a challenge around these parts. 

Now, nothing will get more authentic than yiayia's home cooking. I remember when mine would make these incredible pastichios and mousakas with no equal. I still haven't found a Greek restaurant as good as yiayia's, but these Montreal restaurants would give her a run for her money. 

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TL;DR  If you're on the prowl for the best Greek in Montreal, give these authentic Montreal Greek restaurants a try and let them transport you back to the old country. 

Elounda [1818 boul. de la Côte-Vertu]

Elounda, located in Ville St. Laurent, is an amazing family-owned restaurant that serves some truly authentic Greek cuisine. Elounda is perfect for large groups, with plenty of seating and beautiful marble decor. Their meze plates are some of the most authentic this side of Athens.

Check it out here!

Olive and Citron [5508 Monkland]

Olive and Citron is one of the newer restaurants on this list, but don't count it out. This Monkland village gem is a family run restaurant that serves incredibly authentic seafood and lamb specialties. Their gyro pita is also super worth it.

Check it out here!

Kalimera [5188 ave Gatineau]

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If you're looking for a rustic, authentically Greek experience, look no further than Kalimera. This Côte-des-Neiges institution is famous for its large portions, superb group environment, and impeccable service. Try the lamb plate, you'll thank me later.

Check it out here!

Zante [1112 Sherbrooke W.]

Zante, the always busy and always popular downtown restaurant is a must-try for anyone who loves the delectable tastes of Greek village classics in an upscale setting. You would do well to try The Special and their dessert that combines baklava and tiramisu into one delicious bite.

Check it out here!

Marven's Restaurant [880 ave Ball]

Marven's is a long-running Montreal Greek staple, much loved by tourists and locals. With a charming atmosphere in a converted house, the oft busy restaurant caters to the essentials like gyro, chicken, and pita dishes. Their fried calamari is an absolute must. Make sure you go in hungry because the portions are huge! Cash only!

Check it out here!

Tripolis [679 Saint-Roch]

Tripolis is yet another Parc-Ex staple that has been around for decades. They specialize in homestyle cooking with fantastic seafood dishes as well as your classic spanakopita and gyro dishes.

Check it out here!

Village Grec [654 rue Jean-Talon]

As probably one of the most authentic souvlaki joints in Montreal, le Village Grec is to souvlaki what smoked meat is to Schwartz's. Huge portions and delectable gyro pitas are the name of the game at le Village Grec.

Check it out here!

Elatos Souvlaki [550 Jarry W.]

If le Village Grec is the Schwartz's of souvlaki, then Elatos is the Main Deli. The old adage that tourists go to Village and locals go to Elatos is somewhat less true than their delicatessen cousins. Both tourists and locals absolutely love Elatos and their incredible gyro pitas. Where they also score points is with their subs and pizzas, which are decidedly less Greek, but are way too good to ignore.

Check it out here!

Sparta [405B Sherbrooke E and 4024B Saint-Catherine St. West]

Sparta is a relative newcomer to the pantheon of Greek restaurants in Montreal but has quickly developed a reputation as a spot with some of the best chicken in the city. Some say this place rivals Ma Poule. Sparta uses a secret recipe handed down to the owner by his Spartan grandfather. As a Spartan himself, he remains true to the original recipe to make some incredible chicken. If you haven't yet, go try this place.

Check it out here!

Philinos [4806 ave du Parc]

Philinos is an O.G. Parc Ave Greek institution that serves some of the most authentic homestyle cooking. It has a reputation for being upscale but completely satisfying. An excellent choice for group parties and for foodies who want to try some of the city's most authentic Greek cuisine.

Check it out here!

Phyllo Bar Melina's [5733 ave du Parc]

Walk a few more blocks down Parc Ave and you might stumble upon Phyllo Bar Melina's. This delightful little Mile-End establishment serves handmade phyllo pastries, like the classic spanakopita and tiropita to dessert specialties like bougatsa. Pair your snack with a Nescafe Frappe, Greece's national drink, and be transported to a bustling Athens sidestreet right here in the heart of Montreal.

Check it out here!

Mythos Ouzeri [5318 ave du Parc]

Mythos Ouzeri is where Montreal Greeks go to party. A combination upscale restaurant that transforms into a Greek bouzouki club once it gets late, Mythos is renowned for hosting some of the most authentically Greek parties and for serving some pretty astounding homestyle cooking.

Check it out here!

Milos [5357 ave du Parc]

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Milos is the restaurant that put five-star Greek cuisine on the map. First opened in Montreal and with locations in New York City, Miami, London, Las Vegas, and Athens, people from all around the world head to Milos on Parc Ave to try world-renowned chef Costa Spiliadis's take on classic Greek seafood. Milos is an absolute must-try Montreal restaurant.

Check it out here!

To impress your friends, family, and maybe even your stern old yiayia, head down to any one of Montreal's most authentic Greek restaurants!

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