Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Greek fare and drinks at Omonia Restaurant in Greektown.
With more than thirty years of bringing Mediterranean cuisine to Toronto, Omonia Restaurant continues to delight diners with a vast menu of Greek specialties. Appetizers such as flaming cheese ($11) set ablaze before diners' eyes, and grilled octopus ($12) ignite all senses, including the kinesthetic sense that keeps the hand from mistaking a date's cashmere scarf for a napkin. Flavoured by a blend of spices, olive oil, and lemon, a dish of broiled quail tempts palates with tender fowl ($19). Alternatively, the rack of lamb encapsulates meat in a golden-mustard crust, first pan-seared and then oven-roasted to achieve optimal crispness ($29). A carefully chosen wine list lists quaffs emphasizing Greek vintages, which diners can enjoy while discussing which Greek god had the best beard curls or admiring Omonia's new look of stone and tile work illuminated by modern lighting fixtures.
Flames dance in the air at Omonia Restaurant, where servers light platters of kefalotyri fried cheese tableside for the restaurant's signature saganaki opa appetizer. Entrees include classic Greek dishes of mousaka, layers of eggplant, potatoes, and ground beef topped with béchamel cream sauce, and oven-roasted lamb. Patrons may opt to devour their meals in the modern dining room or outdoors on the patio, where cavemen would eat if they were still around.
426 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P3