Last week, we told you about our favourite upscale Portuguese joints around town. This week, we turn our attention toward Greece, the father of so many Montreal greasy souvlaki joints – and a handful of estiatorios where haute cuisine rules.
Milos sets the bar high with its modern elegance, intimidating wine list and impeccably prepared range of fresh fish, including such obscure selections as balada and St. Pierre, grilled or baked in sea salt. Mains, $29 – $38. 5357 Parc Ave., 514-272-3522.
Combining the coziness of a tavern with upmarket refinement and authentic island cuisine, Molivos boasts some of the best calamari in town (fried or grilled, by the pound), along with delectable lamb chops and scampis. Mains, $15 – $38. 2310 Guy St., 514-846-8818.
In a beautiful dining room tastefully dotted with relics from the old country, Ellada offers an extensive wine list, ouzo aperitifs and decadent mains like Hellenic-style steak, lamb shank with orzo and gilthead sea bream. Mains, $15 –$25. 9030 Acadie Blvd., 514-850-0000.
Kyma’s charcoal-grilled or brick-oven-baked delights include Kyma chicken, filet mignon and loup de mer (striped sea bass). Wash your surf or turf down with a Mythos beer or house wine. Mains, $16 – $49. 4218 De la Roche St., 514-664-5962.
Tasso specializes in rich and satisfying mezes – the Mediterranean equivalent of tapas, meant to accompany wine or ouzo. Highlights include fried kefalograviera cheese, lamb sweetbreads and rabbit confit. Mezes, $6 – $13. 3829 St. Denis St., 514-842-0867.
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