First time there.... I consider myself very familiar with Montreal’s restaurant scene with most of my friends being in ownership or management roles at various spots around town.... but I’d never heard of this place before. And that was my loss. Food was amazing and the place had a really cool vibe. Looked like everyone there was on date night. Portions are on the smaller side and pricey but it’s an ideal opportunity to try multiple items on the menu and to do sharing plates. Service ranged from great to OK depending on who came by the table. I would definitely go back and try a few different items next time.
- GRILLED SEAFOOD PLATTER with Shrimps, scallops, octopus and calamari. What can I say, but a delightful, singular flavor from the wood burning oven and cooked to perfection. The bread served is not one of my favorites, however my partner finds it amazing..go figure!
- SEA URCHIN DUO with Cherry, beet, pomegranate, scallops, Yuzu gel. Clean flavors from a pretty rich appetizer. The gel, my partner enjoyed and she is not a fan of that style.
- DIGBY SCALLOPS with La Canardière foie gras, celeriac, apricot, caper. Cooked as they should be, just fantastic!
- SALMON with beets…ahhh the only disappointment. The beets were a bit too al dente, but that is a matter of taste. Some would rate it higher than me. However the salmon was not a sushi grade. Which might not be an issue, but it was cut in a way that resulted in stringy pieces of fish.
The service would be rated higher, except our waiter appeared relatively new and had trouble finding dairy free options for my partner among other requests. However the Somelier saved the day. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and a great conversationalist. After we perused the Greek selections with him. He set us up with a top notch Italian white wine. This was after our discussion, that the secret of Greek wines is out and the price to value is not as competitive as it was before. The desert wine recommendations were excellent as well.
I have been coming to Ikanos for 10 years as an Old Montreal resident, who knows the quality from the tourist oriented places. Never a bad experience at Ikanos and enjoy the subdued ambiance. In the past, had amazing experiences signing up for the tasting menus with the guest Chefs. I find myself coming less often now, as the prices have increased over time. So it is more of a special occasion place for us, than a go to in Old Montreal.
Service pleasant and knowledgeable but slow
Super accueil et service! Excellent repas et ambiance
Undoubtedly 5️⃣⭐️ Elegant restaurant, beautifully designed, well managed and great service from every member of the team. Delicious traditional dishes and modern creations. Impressive bar manager and mixologist. 🍸🍴🐠💦
Tasting menu superb. Way to much food for us though.
Tasting menu was great and service excellent!
our experience was beyond expectations. I have only grateful words for the staff at Ikano. Pascal was caring and super helpful. Our dinner was delicious, my partner was so happy with his birthday celebration, and our trilingual family was understood.
Best meal and experience ever! Thank you all
Fabulous all the way around! Felt like I was in Greece 🇬🇷 eating delicious Greek Cuisine, and treated like a Queen by the staff!! The Olive Cake is unforgettable!!!
We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The server explained the menu, at the same time, pushing the most expensive 5 course option. She also told us about the “value priced” 3 course option (priced at $79/pp), totally missing the point that all menu items were available a la carte. When we chose to order a few a la carte items and 2 artisanal
gin tonics, her attitude became dismissive. Our bread arrived promptly, shortly followed by our food. Our drinks? Nowhere to be found. After waiting 45 minutes and asking twice about our drinks...entrees finished...we gave up on the drinks and resorted to asking the sommelier to get our check so we could leave. It was only then that our two gin tonics arrived - with the check. The food was good, the drinks were delicious. The service was pushy, arrogant and non-existent. If you’re you’re a patient person and like getting attitude, this is the restaurant for you.
Great service, fun waitress, good food and lovely wine
Excellent food, fresh, innovative, a great experience. Highly recommend.
Seafood and fish were very fresh. Will be back for more soon
Food was fantastic as was the service. Definitely a place to try.
Hi Patrick, We truly appreciate that you took the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for this amazing review and we are looking forward to your next visit. Opa!
Food was excellent but the service was slow, too slow. It took almost 2 1/2 hours for our dinner.
Excellent food and even better service. A must for upscale dining in Montreal. Bon appetit!
We appreciate that you took the time to rate us. Looking forward to your next visit!
Très bonne cuisine et délicieux poissons
C'est un plaisir de lire que vous avez apprécié notre savoir-faire. À très bientôt
Outstanding!!! One of the best meals in Montreal.
Wow, what an amazing review. Thank you so much for the time you took to share your experience at our restaurant. We are thrilled that our efforts are yielding positives results. We look forward to your next visit! Warmest regards, Vincent A.
Great place for upscale Greek food, focusing on really fresh fish. Very good selection of excellent Greek wines, as well. Highly recommended!
Ikanos was delightful from the staff to the delicious food. We liked it so much we returned a second night during our stay in Montreal. Will be back!!
Hi Ray, It was a pleasure seeing you again on our end as well! We are so glad you liked your experience. It is a labor of love. Looking forward to your next visit.
Great food, great service and good atmosphere. Seafood was fresh and delicious.
Amazing food and service. The beat seafood in Mtl. Their deserts are to die for
Dear Christina, Thank you so much for your amazing review. It means a lot to us. Our pastry chef will be thrilled to know his homemade deserts won you over. We look forward to welcoming you again at Ikanos Vincent
La nourriture chez Ikanos est toujours de première qualité et je suis toujours surpris par l'amalgame des saveurs. Service impeccable et personnalisé. J'avais demandé un siège en particulier et celui-ci m, attendait à mon arrivée. Wow!
Had the sauce trio (tzatziki, tyrokafteri and melizanosalata) and fried zucchini for appetizers, then the grilled seafood platter and the grilled Angus beef strip loin. Everything was so good! The octopus was excellent! I have had octopus at other places and when they are not prepared well, it is very tough. The strip loin was excellent also, medium rare with a nice gravy. For dessert, we had the inspiration, which consisted of loukoumades, olive oil cake and chocolate and almond cookie. The desserts were not overly sweet. Definately a place to return to!
Wonderful food. Great service.
HAD AN EXCELLENT MEAL and very attentive service. Top quality fish and delicious preparations. I also learned the difference between shaken and stirred!
Belle expérience de cuisine méditerranéenne, très conviviale. Le service était lent.
Good food if you like Greek Cuisine and are also looking for a fancier restaurant for a special occasion.
Food is very good and authentic upscale Greek. The way they cook their seafood does give it an excellent charcoal crisp on the outside while not over cooking. Great selection of Greek wine and enjoyed the well-balanced ouzo cocktail! Love the grilled octopus!
Impeccable service and friendly atmosphere contributed to a most enjoyable experience along with fresh, wonderfully prepared food. Bravo, and many thanks...
Je recommande fortement ! Repas succulent , nourriture fraîche et cuisine créative. Bravo à toute l’équipe.
What a wonderful experience! The food and service were to die for. Carl is amazing !
Excellent food, very nice place; the Tuango coupon is so worth it!
a very attentive wait staff. The food was delicious and explained to us. And even redone to our liking when one dish on the 7 course meal was not to our liking. Definitely will be going back for all future Montreal trips.
Service was amazing. The manager explained the choices and suggested wines to pair with each meal. Went with the Josper chefs choice meal and every course was better than the last. Can’t forget the amazing donuts for dessert. Always a great time here, leaving perfectly satisfied!
restaurant très cher pour une nourriture quelconque
Last year's new year menu was significantly better.
Outstanding service. The tasting menu was terrific!! Our server made all the difference.
Outstanding. I had return already for lunch ! The fish is incredible. Loup de mer is a must. In the wine list is excellent