Sunday, December 10, 2023

Three Petros Taverna locations to present New Year’s Eve Parties/Trois restaurants Petros Taverna présenteront des soirées de réveillon du Nouvel An

 How would you like to spend New Year’s Eve at one of the finest Greek restaurants in Montreal?

Three of the five Petros Taverna locations – Griffintown, Laurier and Lachine- would like to welcome you to ring in 2024 with us!

The price is $125 per person for a delicious six course meal, with a roast at midnight and champagne.


1613 William Street William

Reserve: 514 935 8500


234, Avenue Laurier Ouest

Reserve: 514 312 0200


600 Bd Saint-Joseph

Reserve: 514 538 1211

Petros has great starters, such as the Greek spread medley (any four spreads such as taramosalata, tirokafteri and tzatziki); Greek Penicillin ( mashed potatoes slightly seasoned with garlic and olive oil), exceptional salads, soups, octopus and of course an array of fresh fish selections, steaks, lamb chops, veal, moussaka  and a  whole lot more. For dessert, the homemade loukoumades, little yeast-risen dough drizzled with honey syrup and accompanied by some yogurt and baklava, are the favorites.

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Que diriez-vous de passer la veille du jour de l'An dans l'un des meilleurs restaurants grecs de Montréal ?

Trois des cinq restaurants Petros Taverna - Griffintown, Laurier et Lachine - aimeraient vous accueillir pour fêter 2024 avec nous !

Le prix est de 125 $ par personne pour un délicieux repas de six plats, avec un rôti à minuit et du champagne.


1613, rue William William 

Réserve : 514 935 8500


234, Avenue Laurier Ouest

Réserve : 514 312 0200



600, Bd Saint-Joseph

Réserve : 514 538 1211

Petros propose d'excellentes entrées, comme le pot-pourri de tartinades grecques (quatre tartinades au choix telles que taramosalata, tirokafteri et tzatziki) ; la pénicilline grecque (purée de pommes de terre légèrement assaisonnée d'ail et d'huile d'olive), des salades exceptionnelles, des soupes, du poulpe et, bien sûr, un éventail de poissons frais, de steaks, de côtelettes d'agneau, de veau, de moussaka et bien d'autres choses encore. Pour le dessert, les loukoumades maison, petites pâtes levées arrosées de sirop de miel et accompagnées de yaourt et de baklava, sont les préférées.




Thursday, November 10, 2022

Petros Taverna opens fifth location in Lachine

Lifelong restaurateur Ted Dranias continues to expand his Petros Taverna brand, with his fifth location now open  in  Lachine at 600 Saint Joseph Boulevard.

Max Terriault, Ted Dranias and Gennaro Dranias.

In May 2015,  Dranias opened his first Petros, specializing in Greek cuisine, on Notre Dame Street in Griffintown. The name was a tribute to his late father (named Petros), who always wanted to have a Greek restaurant of his own. In December 2016 a second Petros was established at the corner of Sherbrooke Street and Grosvenor in Westmount followed by   Petros Laurier in the spring of 2019.  Then, in September 2020, Jardin Petros debuted in Little Italy. In the fall of 2021 he opened  Scarpetta on Dante  in the heart of  Little Italy. Within the next few months, the first US-based location will open its doors at La Mer Condominium in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Despite a labour shortage in the restaurant industry, Dranias has addressed that challenge by giving some of his trusted staff people ownership stakes in each Petros location.  The restaurants all have  rooms for private functions. An entire restaurant can be rented out for special occasions or community organization fundraisers. Dranias himself can often be found working in the kitchen.

Ted and his chefs in the Petros Lachine kitchen.

In Lachine,  the kitchen  will be overseen by two longtime chefs  from Estiatorio Milos:  Picklo Dey spent 16 years at the Avenue du Parc location in Montreal’s Mile End while Stergios Karagianakis  most recently worked at the New York City locale.

The location, which formerly housed  La Strada, has been extensively renovated. It can seat 190   people with  a VIP room and a  seasonal terrasse  facing the river with the capacity for  100 people. The restaurant will be open every night except Monday, from 5 pm to 11 pm.  For reservations call   514-538-1211. There is also free parking in a lot next door. Max Terriault, who owned La Strada, is now a partner with Dranias at Petros Lachine.

CJAD Morning Show host Andrew Carter drops by Lachine.

Petros has great starters, such as the Greek spread medley (any four spreads such as taramosalata, tirokafteri and tzatziki); Greek Penicillin ( mashed potatoes slightly seasoned with garlic and olive oil), exceptional salads, soups, octopus and of course an array of fresh fish selections, steaks, lamb chops, veal, moussaka  and a  whole lot more. For dessert , the homemade loukoumades, little yeast-risen dough drizzled with honey syrup and accompanied by some yogurt and baklava, are the favorites.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Petros Taverna Fort Lauderdale Featured in Sun Sentinel Newspaper Story


From Montreal, a new Greek restaurant to remodel the space beside historic Gateway Cinema 

By Ben Crandell 

South Florida Sun Sentinel

The answer to the buzz about what’s happening behind the papered windows next to Fort Lauderdale’s historic Gate-way Cinema is in: A new Greek restaurant is under construction with a goal to open in April.

The former Mod Sixties Wine Lounge  just east of the Gateway Cinema, is being renovated and a new Greek restaurant is preparing for an April opening. 

The 120-seat eatery — including 45 seats on a remodeled sidewalk in the shadow of the movie theater’s iconic marquee — is by Montreal-based restaurateur Ted Dranias, well known across Quebec’s largest city for his four Petros Taverna restaurants.

The space at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Northeast 19th Avenue was the former home of long-shuttered Mod Wine Lounge.

While Dranias says the menu will be “a carbon copy” of Petros Taverna, he has not quite settled on a name for the new spot.

The smart money is on a variation of Petros Fort Lauderdale, as one Montreal publication dubbed it. Dranias acknowl-edges the brand will mean something to local snowbird Quebecers, in particular those from Montreal’s Jewish neighbor-hood of Westmount, home to one Petros Taverna.

“Everybody knows me here,” the affable Dranias, 60, says by phone from Montreal. “They even asked me to run for mayor at one point, and I said I’m not interested. … I’m born and raised here, and the politics in Quebec, well, you might lose your hair. I have nice, beautiful, thick hair. I don’t want to lose my hair. [Laughs]”

In Montreal, Petros Taverna is well-re-garded for its attractive, tiled and terraced charms and affordable survey of Greek classics, with seafood a specialty.

A reviewer for the Montreal Gazette acknowledged a few letdowns, but recom-mended Petros “because the highs are high … and the service is both efficient and friendly.”

Dranias says he’ll open with two chefs brought in from Estiatorio Milos, a white-tablecloth restaurant in New York.

Along with an interior remodel, the exterior of the Fort Lauderdale restaurant will be transformed with a white-washed brick look and Mediterranean accents. The sidewalk dining space will be bordered by greenery along the street.

Dranias says it’s a $500,000 renovation, but he’s confident in the Fort Lauderdale market, which he knows well. He has had a condo in Victoria Park since shortly after his friend Tony Di Leo opened Il Mulino next to Gateway Cinema more than 30 years ago.

“I like Fort Lauderdale. I like the people, the sunshine. They give me a lot of energy,” Dranias says. “At 60 years old, I want to go for a run on the beach and then come to work and have fun, you know?”

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Petros Taverna Westmount supports another fundraising lunch for St. George's Cathedral

 Here is a message from the team at St. George Cathedral:

On behalf of Bishop Iakovos of Zenoupolis, we are very pleased to announce our upcoming 'pick up/delivery' Lenten lunch fundraiser which will be held on Sunday, April 4, 2021. 

Ted Dranias, owner of Petros Taverna, along with his staff, will prepare a delicious 'seafood pasta' meal. Salad, bread and dessert included! The ladies of St George Philoptochos will prepare homemade spanakopites

Experiencing the period of Holy Lent and heading towards Holy Pascha, we combine our spiritual struggle and effort with the expression of love for our beautiful St. George Cathedral. 
Your love and support is our strength! 

Our major donors for this event are:

Mrs. Elli Kourtidou and family donated $1,500
In loving memory of their beloved husband and father Yianni.


Kyriakos and Katerina Polymenakos donated $1,500  
Message from the family...
“ Have a blessed Easter. May you celebrate with health and happines”

We are deeply grateful!

Once again, we will be offering delivery service to your homes. We’d like to assure you that our drivers will be wearing masks and we kindly ask that you wear your mask when answering the door.
Pick up at Petros Taverna Westmount location is also available, for reserved meals only, as of 12:30 PM
Cost $30/meal

We would also like to warmly thank:

Anonymous donor for the seafood  
Serano Bakery for the dessert (baklava)
Peter Koukos, Director of Sales and Business Development, Premiere Moisson, for the bread

Please place your order by Saturday, April 3, 2021 by calling 514-813-4052 or email

"I SUPPORT" St. George Cathedral  

As you may be aware, His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Zenoupolis announced the launch of the "I SUPPORT" St. George Cathedral fundraising campaign on  March 12, 2021, providing much needed financial support for the ongoing operations, repairs and restoration of our beloved St George Cathedral.  Learn more on how to make a monthly or annual donation:

Saturday, January 30, 2021

St-George Cathedral teams up with Petros Taverna for Feb. 7 fundraising lunch

St.-GeorgeCathedral  in Côtes des Neiges will hold a pickup and delivery fundraising lunch on Sunday, February 7, partnering with Ted Dranias of Petros Taverna Westmount. Dranias and his team have been providing meals to charities and frontline workers since the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring.

St.-George Cathedral, located at 2455 Cote St. Catherine Road, was designed by world-renowned architects Dimitris Dimakopoulos and Kimon Karagiannis and inaugurated on May 28th 1961.

Bags are lined up for pickup at Petros for the last fundraiser.

Dranias has been providing meals for their fundraisers for many months. Before the lockdown procedures were put into place he and members of his team made the lunches at the church. When the doors were closed to the church in January, Dranias offered the pickup or delivery option from his Westmount location.

 Those who sign up  will dine on lamb shank with orzo kokkinisto and mizithra on the side, Greek style, with a Tiropita (cheese pie), salad, bread  and dessert.

 The  Efraimidis family  has generously donated $1,500 in memory of their beloved husband, father and grandfather Gregory towards this event.

 Pat Tambakologos,  President of the Laconian Association and Justine Frangouli, multi-published author/journalist, blogger pickup their meals.
Petros Taverna and the church wish to assure everyone that all safety measures will be taken. Drivers will be wearing masks and gloves. It is being requested that  people wear their masks when answering the door and to have the exact amount of the cost of the meal ($30). Pick up at Petros Taverna, Westmount is available, for reserved meals only, starting at Noon. Please place your order by Friday, February 5 by calling 514-813-4052 or by email at

At the last sold out Pickup and Delivery  Vasilopita lunch hosted by Petros, a draw took place for a gold coin. Bishop Iakovos announced the winning number during his live stream broadcast. Congratulations to Alexander Tsinas,

Besides  Sherbrooke Street West in Westmount,  Petros has locations on Laurier Avenue in Outremont, William Street in Griffintown and St. Dominique in Little Italy (currently closed). For more details go to


Friday, December 4, 2020

Petros Taverna launches special holiday menu

Petros Taverna Montreal owner Ted Dranias has announced that beginning on Monday, December 7, he will be offering special home cooked holiday meals through to New Year’s.

The specials being offered are for groups of four to six , or eight to 10 people, starting at $65, and they all include standard sides of greek potatoes and basmati rice. 

Here are the selections:

  • Stuffed Pork Loin, with  spinach goat cheese and feta  
  • Roasted glazed ham   .
  • Roasted pork shoulder, with a Greek herb rub, for six to eight people
  • Fresh Mediterranean Sea Bass
  • Leg of lamb, with a roasted Petros secret rub in red wine sauce
  • Roast beef  

For all of these meals you can add a Greek, green or beet salad  for $20. 

“These are all from the Dranias family recipe book from many generations,” said Ted Dranias.

 Orders must be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling the Westmount location (4785 Sherbrooke Street West) at 514-938-5656. Take-out is encouraged. Deliveries can be arranged for a nominal surcharge.

Petros also has locations on Laurier Avenue in Outremont, William Street in Griffintown and St. Dominique in Little Italy (currently closed). You can see the complete regular takeout and delivery menu at


Friday, October 23, 2020

Mile End Community Mission teams up with Petros Laurier for a successful fundraiser

By Nancy Greene-Gregoire

Fundraising organizations continue to become innovative during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Mile End Community Mission teamed up with Peri Kalivrousis and Petros Taverna Laurier for their annual Thanksgiving Benefit Dinner. On October 22 the Mission moved their event, including guest speaker Rachel Bendayan (Outremont Liberal MP), to Zoom. All ticket purchasers were able to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Petros Laurier. Proceeds will benefit those living below the poverty line. Since the pandemic, the Mission has seen an 88% increase in bags distributed by the food bank. 150 individuals and families in the neighbourhood rely on the free hot meal program, and 800 masks have been distributed to the members. Demand continues to increase as the second wave of the pandemic arrives. “Behind the crisis of health and inequality looms another – that of loneliness and isolation,” said Director Linda (Lou) Hachey, “We look forward to a time and scenario where we can safely break bread together once again. In the meantime, we’re doing “community” in another way for a while.”


Peri prepares the meals.

Petros Laurier prepared 34 dinners for us. Most people picked them up themselves, but we had a volunteer team that made about 10 deliveries. The Greek salad with the creamy feta, the divine salmon, the perfectly cooked chicken, the gorgeous stuffed peppers,and Loukoumades donuts with honey – everyone agreed that it was delicious!


Linda (Lou) Hachey    

We had 21 people join the Zoom, and it was memorable. Lou told us that everyone misses the community aspect of the Mission. People come early to line up for lunches and the food bags, just so they can have a chance to talk to each other, but it's not enough. Everyone is afraid of what winter will bring. The Mission will continue to do all it can for the people who need help.

Nancy Greene-Gregoire 


Joanne Racette introduced the art program she has run at the Mission since 2004. The pandemic stopped them from meeting at the Mission, but they met in local parks throughout the summer and everyone brought their own art supplies and masks. When the weather gets colder they will send their art to Joanne via Messenger, and she will continue to post it on the Mission’s facebook page every week. Art helps with our mental health and Joanne encourages all of us to create art.

We held a silent auction during the Zoom event, with gift certificates from Drawn&Quarterly, Bishop&Bagg, artisan soap from Crate 61, a year-long VIP pass to the Museum of Fine Arts as well as a Montreal Canadiens hockey shirt and a cap signed by Carey Price. We raised $660 this way!

Rachel Bendayan, our local MP, joined us near the end of the evening and spoke to us of her firm commitment to supporting Universal Basic Income, something dear to the hearts of all who work with those who live below the poverty line. She was glad to know that the Anglican Bishops across Canada had written to the government in support of basic income. This and the needs of the Mission encourage her to continue to push for what the people want.

Stephane Gregoire 

The discussion throughout the evening was intense, and it was so special to hear from so many of the Mission members! We all have fears and worries about the coming of winter. The Mission isn’t collecting clothes now because of COVID-19, so they don't have winter coats for members, nor sleeping bags for the homeless members. It was especially touching when two of the members talked about how they look through the line each week and make a special effort to speak to those who look the most withdrawn or scared. It gave us a clear picture of how hard life is for some of us.  

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Three Petros Taverna locations to present New Year’s Eve Parties/Trois restaurants Petros Taverna présenteront des soirées de réveillon du Nouvel An

  How would you like to spend New Year’s Eve at one of the finest Greek restaurants in Montreal? Three of the five Petros Taverna location...