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Mr. Greek

Posted on November 19, 2010 by in The Danforth

1 star

- I know some people are going to completely disagree with my 1 star rating here, and to be honest, 10 years ago I would have thought the same; but considering how much the culture of Greek food on the Danforth has evolved in the past 10 years, Mr Greek seems to have been left far, far behind.

Mr Greek has slid to becoming nothing more than a glorified cafeteria. That might actually be giving it more credit than it deserves though, because I’ve been to some cafeterias that aren’t absolutely horrible.

I remember stopping in there in the past and having some pretty decent souvlaki, but what you’re presented with now is nothing close to decent. The souvlaki is tough and tasteless, the rice is lukewarm and overcooked, the vegetables were likely previously frozen; bottom line is, this is in no way an accurate representation of what Greek food is in Toronto. Add in the sweaty, pushy serving staff, and you have an all around poor dining experience.

I actually complained via email last time I went, and I promptly received an email back from the owner full of profuse apologies and promises of a better meal, nicer service and an overall better experience if I returned. Although I appreciated his effort, the last thing I want is to be forced another meal there. I know restaurants can have a bad day, and I’m willing to overlook that. But from what I saw, this was just another day in the life of crappy restaurant living of its achievements in the distant past.

On a street with as many options as the Danforth, there’s absolutely no reason (or excuse!) to end up in this joint.

- Andre

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