If you're in a rush to see a show at the Royal Alex, the Princess of Wales, or Roy Thomson Hall, come here for hearty food in a hurry. (And if you're seeing a show at the Hummingbird Centre, check out the Penelope outpost across from it at 6 Front St. E.; tel. 416/947-1159 .) Give the friendly staff an hour or less, and they will stuff you with spanakopita, moussaka, or souvlaki.
My favourite dish at Penelope's: the roast lamb, no question. The one time I dined at this Greek restaurant and they were out of the lamb, it took several tries before I could actually focus on the menu for other options because my brain (the part of my brain directly connected to my stomach, that is) kept screaming in protest.I ended up ordering the Dolmadakia (seasoned ground beef and rice... more
Since the renovation and re-branding, Penelope has picked up. A great location on King, the business crowds love to pop in for lunch and dinner. Being so close to the Entertainment District means the Theater crowds get to share. Good Greek Fare, attentive service, a little pricey but still, an easy recommend to anyone visiting Toronto's Financial District.
On one of our 'theatre nights' we were hurrying in the rain to our choice of restaurants and noticed Penelope. We tried to decide if it had been there all along or just reopened in a new building. As it turned out, our choice (Dazzling) was now closed so we took a chance on Penelope. We were lucky to get... more
Dinner was delicious and the waiters were attentive without hovering. The ambiance is inviting as is the host at the door. They are very accommodating regarding theater times and it is a perfect location for both Princess of Wales and Royal Alex. Parking is also very simple.
Penelope Restaurant captures the essence of true Greek cuisine and serves it up beautifully here in Toronto. Absolutely delectable and mouth watering dishes are up for grabs. Try out their Kefalotiri cheese, Spanakopita, Moussaka or Souvlaki, all of which are equally scrumptious. The wines are very Greek and easy on the pocket. The service is quick and friendly so eating here is a pleasure. The... more
In Greek mythology, Penelope waited decades for her husband Odysseus to return from the Trojan War. You won't have to wait nearly so long to be served at this restaurant, even if it's crowded with business folk and the pre-theatre scene. Staff are quick and friendly, and the place is cavernous. Ceilings are high, with white stuccoed walls and plants hanging everywhere -- so authentic you'll... more