Cristos Greek Taverna is a traditional Greek restaurant. Pre-orders welcome.
Great food, always good but it takes a long time for food to arrive even if you get appies. the place is decorated alright, nothing really special. there are a lot of plants above with big skylight windows. the atmosphere is friendly, laid back, welcoming. i haven't had bad service or bad food there before. their portions are pretty big even during lunch time when it's cheaper. my friend swears by their roast lamb while i like the chicken souvlaki. the place has short hours though i recall going at 9 or so and they close at 9:30 or 10pm. even on weekends but that was a while ago not sure if they changed any of that. its a family restaurant, very friendly, cosy restaurant.
october 24 2009
please refer to the swiss chalet for the 1st time
upon arrival we were greated promptly, the lady said for 2 but we siad we would like take out and asked what we would like to order, we asked to see the menu and she said sorry.
after ordering/getting home, we realized the portion sizes were really small for the price we paid, compared to other places we been to.
but we said whatever and started eating. the food was really SALTY, just like swiss chalet, everyone agreed too. i had a lot of salty food but that calamari was really salty as well as the rice.
Living near this restaurant and smelling it's fumes is not quite a turn on. Wish their dumpster odour was not so awful.
Their menu is typically Greek and not exotic by any means.Deep fry is not exactly healthy for todays consumer.
I found the previous owner offered entertainement and [in my humble opinion] better quality/tasting food.
Groups are kept waiting in the front area, and there seems to be a lack of communication and good management skills amongst staff in table delivery of meals in a timely fashion.
A few friends and i were going out,we decided in greek, my friend suggested cristos and i could believe the change in the place,see i was there a few times in past and i wasn't very happy.I was told it had new owners,that's why the big difference
The service was great,the food incredible the place was spottless,bavo to the new owners,i know now this is going to be our new hangout
A group of us went out to cristos the other nite, we use to go quite often but have moved. Once upon arrival we were very warmly welcomed by the new owner.It was a busy nite but he found us a table right away. I was very impressed with all that we ordered everything tasted fresher then before. We ordered appy's and dinners everthing was very tasty. Its the best Greek food I've had for a long time. The staff was very friendly and we felt very relaxed we had a wonderful evening . So I would have to say the new owners are doing something right, we will make sure we'll be back again really soon.
My husband and I had guests in town and was looking for greek cusine, as our quests were on there way to greece for a vacation. So we had heard cristos had changed ownership and the food was the best in town,so we thought we'd give it a try. Well upon arrival the restaurant is very cute and cozy and the staff were right there to greet us and make us feel very comfortable right from the time we walked in the door. We started out with appy's and everthing was so tasty and fresh they knew what they were doing as in the food because all our appy's were not to salty as some greek restaurnats overdue the salt. Everone was very impressed with everything we ate. We all had different entres and everthing was delicious I had the roast lamb and it was the best lamb i have ever tasted, my wife had spinach pie and she was very pleased. It seems the new owners take pride in the cooking and service. We were very pleased it was nice to go to a family owned restaurant were you felt welcomed and great food. The server even taught us a few greek words so our friends could speak a few words on their trip. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody we had a great night and the food was the best greek food I,ve tasted for a long time...
My friends and I were originally going to go to Anton's to celebrate my friend's birthday party, but our plans changed to Cristos when we were told that we'd have to wait for another 2 hours.
Service: When we first walked in, the waitress eyed us up and down as if we were going to be a hassle. She told us that we'd only have 1 hour to eat, so we decided to go somewhere else instead. When she realized that we were about to leave, she welcomed us in. I found this attitude to be quite peculiar. After that, service was better because they took in our birthday cake and came back to check up on water refills.
Ambience: To be honest, it is slightly on the dim side, but then again, I've neve been to a Greek restaurant before, so that might be the standard ambience. The rest of the restaurant (i.e. walls, decor) looked pretty good though!
Food: I shared a Lamb, Beef and Chicken Souvlaki with my friend thinking that the dish would be very big (as my other friend had said this before). Unfortunately, the portions came short of my expectations. The rice tasted like minute rice; the souvlaki was dry; and the salad had way too much cheese.
Value: Considering that the my souvlaki was not that big of a dish, I really don't think that my dish amounted to the $16 (shared with my friend) that I had to pay. Moreover, the waitress informed us shortly afterwards that we would have to pay a 15% gratuity bill...
Overall, I don't think that I will be going back there any time soon.
Went last night with a couple of others. Lots of plants. Bench seats look old and could use a cleaning. Service was great. Had the roast lamb which was pretty good. The rice was so-so, and the potato was okay as well.
It's an okay place to go if you're in the neighbourhood but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
The best place I've tried so far is still My Greek on Brunette & Lougheed.
I live in the area and have been going to Cristos for many years. The current owners have owned it for at least 6 years now and since they took it over the food has always been awesome. We have always been treated very well and the service has been excellent. If you want to dine there, it is best to make reservations as they are very popular and are most of the time full. For those who love Greek food, I highly recommend this restaurant!
Like the previous reviewers, we too live in the neighbourhood and have been going to Cristo's for years. Food and service are definitely better than at the nearby Sfinaki Taverna. Two of our favourites is the prawns/scallops skewers, and the calamari - always hot, tasty, and good portions. The staff are super friendly and efficient, and the good, consistent food keeps us returning.