Serving Up Fresh Mediterranean Eats
If you feel like experiencing a raw bar at its finest Mediterranean setting, look no further than Petros82, inside Hotel X. This open concept restaurant includes not only a fresh seafood bar, but also a well-lit wine cellar in the middle. The bar seats 40 while the three private dining rooms, which have TV’s, can be combined.
Owner Peter Eliopoulos is the mastermind behind the Petros82 idea, with Executive Chef Richard Andino at the helm.
Traditional Greek receipes are at the heart of the dishes on Petros82’s menu. Combined with Chef Richard Andino’s own creative flair, the items are nothing short of an exciting journey for the tastebuds.
Starting with the appetizers, we had the chance to try the Eggplant Fritters (2/5) and the Tuna Tartar (3/5) from the raw bar.
Moving on to the sea section of the menu, the Halibut (4.5/), and the Astako Makaronada (4/5) were absolutely brilliant. The latter is essentially a lobster spaghettini with calabrian chili and basil. The Miso Black Cod (3/5) with sweet chili soy butter was delicious too.
The lamb chops (5/5) are a definite must have from the menu. The simplicity of the dish is exactly what proves to be its best feature. Marinated in olive oil, oregano, garlic-infused Maldon salt and chili.
You can’t go wrong with any of the fresh fish options either. We sampled the Fried Sea Bream (4.5/5) and it was filled with a burst of flavour.
Don’t Forget Dessert…
What better way to end a fantastic meal than with some unique desserts? Pastry chef Bertie Tanaya elevates ice-cream with the Baklava inspired flavoured ice-cream (4.5/5). It is a lovely combination of wildflower honey, filo, and pistachio. The Loukoumades (4.5/5) are traditional Greek beignets and a must-try as well. We also got a taste of the Galaktoboureko (2/5), which was a lemon custard that didn’t quite hit the right note.
The selection of drinks from the menu is quite varied, each with its own distinct touch. The Santorini (4/5) was certainly a hit for us. It is made with blueberry liquer with an addition of St. Germain.
The Coffee and Cookie is a fun and delectable play on an espresso martini.
The space itself comprises of a shade of blue and white, which is a representation of Greek colours. A dining room, bar and three private room seats are part of the entire area as well, with an open kitchen that runs along the entire length, which is amazing. The dining room can accommodate over 150-200 guests.
The restaurant is an ideal choice for celebrations and date nights. The exceptional service and classy stunning decor are quite noteworthy. One of the best parts of the experience was the ‘Pick Your Own Fish’ aspect. With such a great and fresh selection of seafood available, there’s certainly something for everyone.
It’s also worth mentioning that the most popular items on the menu are the Halibut and the Whole Grilled Fish.
Location: 111 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Contact: 647 475-9279,email@example.com, Website
Community: Exhibition Centre, Waterfront
Crowd: Mixed, Date Night
Delivery: Not available
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There was an excellent overall VIBE, which is perfect for date nights. A classy choice for those looking to experience fine Mediterranean and seafood dining.