Restaurant: Petros Laurier
Restaurant type: Greek, BYOW
Prices: $6-$29 entrées, $16-$150 mains
Date: Friday November 1st 2019
Table of: 2
My favorite dishes: lamb chops + grilled calamari
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of trying the latest Petros location as their guest! Petros is a Greek bring your own wine restaurant, offering a higher end experience and a menu full of classic and authentic Greek dishes; grilled seafood, mezze, Greek spreads, salads, meats and more. The space is super beautiful and I love all of the Greek decor; wooden accents throughout and lots of blues everywhere. You’ll find them on avenue Laurier just East of Park avenue (the one I tried) as well as in Westmont and Griffintown. Here are the dishes we tasted:
- Tiganopsomo & Kopanisti: pan-fried bread with roasted red peppers and feta cheese spread
- Grilled calamari
- Zucchini cakes: lightly breaded, mixed with herbs, feta cheese and mint
- Grilled octopus
- Grilled lamb chops, accompanied by market fresh vegetables and oven roasted lemon potatoes
- Volpara, Bianco 2018, Castorani
We had a lovely evening at Petros and the restaurant was full of people and very lively. There were a lot of couples as well as a lot of groups, so Petros is a great place for both (plus you can’t go wrong with BYOW). I absolutely loved the grilled lamb chops, which were perfect; great grill, excellent cook (a touch pink on the inside), delicious seasoning and super tasty. If you like grilled lamb chops, you won’t be disappointed!! I also really enjoyed the grilled calamari, which were nicely grilled, had a great taste and it was a nice portion. With an added squeeze of lemon juice, perfection! I really liked the fried bread with roasted red pepper and feta spread, was a great way to start the dinner. The zucchini cakes were nice, but lacked a bit in terms of seasoning (could not taste the mint). The grilled octopus was good too, but I prefer mine with more grill on it and thicker slices and also without marinated vegetables which changes the taste of the octopus. The addition of thinly sliced red onions was great though and how I always eat my grilled octopus at home. The octopus itself was very nicely cooked – still soft in the middle – as sometimes it ends up rubbery and chewy which is no good. We opted for a bottle of white Italian wine to accompany our meal, which was perfect with all the seafood we enjoyed (also I just love white wine lol). We skipped on the desserts, as we were too full, but some looked very nice (see below for pics).
We had a lovely dinner at Petros, but I did find it a bit pricey. However, most dishes I found were priced nicely and its important to remember you are also paying for BYOW and the quality of the dishes, as well as decor/ambiance and location. Petros is a great new Greek BYOW location in the Mile-End, perfect for those looking for a nice Greek BYOW dining experience and group dining too.
*This restaurant post does not contain my usual restaurant review criteria of restaurants, as this is a sponsored post where I was invited to the restaurant as a guest.
*All photos and comments are mine