About Tholos Greek Restaurant:
Tholos Greek Restaurant is at 33 170 Jozo Weider Boulevard, in Blue Mountain Village, just west of Collingwood, Ontario, and it serves Mediterranean dishes, Greek cuisine along with a lot of vegetarian and vegan options.
The restaurant has a parking lot and is wheelchair accessible; it packs a takeout meal, has a TV, and it is good to visit with your family or a large group of people. The restaurant accepts credit card payment, and it serves alcohol, so pretty much anything you need to enjoy a good night out.
Tholos serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, with after-hours drinks and entertainment. It opens its doors for customers each weekday at noon and works up to 11 PM, with opening time on weekends being 11 AM and closing time at 11 PM.
This restaurant has been reviewed by many people on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google Reviews and Facebook. I’ve used these to create a list of the main pros and cons Tholos has.
- Excellent Mediterranean cuisine
- Authentic Greek décor
- Many tasty dishes
- Interesting selection of deserts
- Belly dancer entertainment on weekends
- Complaints about the speed of the service
- Notes about prices
Open since 2007, Tholos is the only Greek Mediterranean restaurant in the Blue Mountains. The owner Bill Vomvolakis is from Crete, and he wanted to recreate the feel of a traditional Greek courtyard right in the restaurant. Just like its namesake, Tholos has vaulted ceilings; there are stone wall accents that remind of ancient ruins, yellowish wall sections, creeping vine plants and even authentic roof tiles that serve as decorations behind strategically placed wine bottles.
The restaurant is divided into three sections into two stories, with simple wooden chairs and tables that can be used as more private dining areas or for group gatherings, along with the lovely outdoor seating area with comfortable rattan furniture. There are other authentic Greek decorations carefully arranged around the place like old cloth bags with Greek motifs, street signs in the Greek language, and a lot more details that need to be experienced.
The menu is predominantly Greek, with some other Mediterranean influences. There are souvlaki dishes, Greek salad, Greek-inspired appetisers like the saganaki flaming cheese, mousaka, many lamb dishes like the braised lamb shanks, Greek pitas, as well as more international dishes like burgers, sandwiches, and pasta dishes.
The Tholos restaurant offers a large selection of Greek wines, and each menu entry has a wine pairing suggestion. The menu also holds good seafood options, with calamari, grilled octopus, steamed mussels, seafood pasta, scallops and shrimp dishes, and even fish and chips for lunch. The traditional Greek pita bread with different fillings get only surpassed by their traditional desserts including baklava and baklava cheesecake.
In keeping with the Greek tradition of drinking ouzo and enjoying traditional music and Greek dancing, there is also another Greek customs that the patrons at Tholos get to enjoy – watching a belly dancer and enjoying the Greek plate smashing celebration in the interactive section of the restaurant. Opa!
Note: Hours may change during holidays or special occasions, contact Tholos for specific times.