Many restaurants offer different types of menus, whether it’s a lunch menu, 5 à 7 specials, etc. And now, many restaurants also offer a late-night menu which usually start after 9pm and offers customers a smaller menu at a fraction of the cost. This is perfect for a lighter late-night meal or to fuel up before continuing your night at a bar or club. Ikanos is a Greek restaurant that’s slowly creating a name for itself on the busy McGill Street in Old Montreal.
Ikanos’ late-night menu is offered after 10pm from Thursday to Saturday and it includes a choice of 4 mezzes for only 24$ per person – perfect for sharing! Diva #2 absolutely loves saganaki (fried kefalograviera cheese) and would be very content eating it every day. This is something that Ranger only understood after he tasted the saganaki at Ikanos. A flaming dish was brought to our table and served with a lemon wedge, and shaved fennel atop dried fruits and mostarda. The salty cheese had a great crispy exterior that was cut by the lemon. The addition of thinly shaved fennel with sweet dried fruits and tangy mostarda made their saganaki that much more exceptional.
The grilled shrimp was another great dish. Our waitress poured the bouillabaisse over the shrimp at our table. The tortellini left something to be desired, as there wasn’t much filling. However, the shrimp were perfectly tender and the bits of chorizo added just the right amount of salt to balance the sweet cherry tomatoes. We even used the rest of our bread to clean up the bouillabaisse pooling at the bottom of our dish.
We opted for the grilled octopus, after all, how could we go wrong in a Greek restaurant? Well, it turns out we were wrong. The octopus was dry, overcooked and on the chewy side. Greek restaurants are all about the octopus so we were rather disappointed. The other elements of this dish were good, including the sweetness of the dried figs with the onions and the olive tapenade spread.
Our last mezze was the beef filet mignon which was served with zucchini. Our only complaint about this dish was the unappealing presentation of the brown sauce, but the tender meat was cooked perfectly to a medium rare with great grill marks. The red pepper and tomato purée added a nice acid note alongside the zucchini, and we liked the thin slices of Kalamata olives for an extra punch of flavour.
The late-night menu at Ikanos offers a lot of choice, with both hot and cold dishes and plenty of seafood. Perfect for a late night bite to end your night, or a snack to begin your night before partying!
Our Rating: As Expected
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