Ate at Ikaros 2 Saturdays ago. Review below.
Location is good. 2029 Yonge St. Yonge and Eglinton/Midtown needs an authentic Greek/Medi eatery, (non Mr.Greekish fare and feel.) Directly across the street from St.Louis wins, believe the space was a picture framing store previously. It's about 2 months old so, its only now starting to build a loyal, local base of clients. Modern feel to the tradional Greek kitchen.
Design/Decor (D&D). 8.5/10
Very pleasant. I like what they have done with the small space (seats around 40ish). The complaint I have consistenly had with Greek rest's are that they dont place a premium on the d&d of their spaces. Ikaros has very nice floors, chairs and understated design on the walls. Washrooms were a bit small and boring though.
Great, subtle atmoshphere.
Host was very friendly and welcoming. Our server was polite and attentive but, seemed distracted and tired. Could have caught them on an off night. To their credit we lingered over our apps and after desert and we were not disturbed or rushed whatsover.
We shared the zucchini, goat, spanakopita, fried eggplants. All were very well done with the spanakopita and fried eggplants being the favourites.
We had the swordfish, lamb chops, pork in baked phylo and grouper. All were accompanied by a choice of starch, or vegs. No obligatory greek saled here. The lamb chops, pork in phylo and the swordfish were delicious. The grouper was also good but, didnt stand out as much.
Mostly Greek and Ontario focus. Had a nice rich and bold argiotiko that complimented our meat dishes. Our Fish eaters in the group are non-alcholics. The wine list could be expaned with more new world choices.
Traditional Greek choices. Would like to see this area rounded out to include more non-Greek options.
Ikaros provides a very worthwhile choice in midtown, providing excellent mains, in a comfortable, unrushed setting with a good price to food ratio. You will not leave hungry. Ikaros doesn't pretend to be Rain and nor does it charge prices similar to Rain.
Not exactly remiscent of Parea or Onera in NYC or Le Mediterranee in Berkley (all very good choices) but, a very good choice for upscalish greek in midtown and we highly recommend it. The chef also came out to intro himslef and speak with the patrons.