I do not know how many times in the past year I drove by the sign on Jean Talon, just past Decarie, pointing potential customers into the parking lot and then the entrance of Resto Broskis. From there I went to the website and followed them on Facebook. Then finally, towards the end of June, I made an executive decision to go for lunch.
Owner Danny Stamiris has been in the restaurant business most of his life. Resto Broskis (www.restobroskis.com) opened its doors at the start of the pandemic and immediately became a hit for take-out and delivery. When restaurants were permitted to reopen, Resto Broskis began filling the tables inside the restaurant. Folks like me made a bee-line for one of the picnic tables outside.
Resto Broskis has a really fun menu. It includes burgers, hot dogs, poutines, sub sandwiches, chicken wings, pizzas, wraps, salads, pita plates and either double chocolate or cheesecake for dessert. You can order from their website and get a 15 percent discount at the cash or via one of the delivery apps.
Danny is in the kitchen each day, making every ingredient from scratch. This is a fantastic spot for lunch, with plenty of free parking. My friend and I ordered some of the steamy hot dogs and fries to start. I went for the medium barbeque chicken pizza, which was superb while my friend opted for the chicken pita, which he gave a big thumbs up to. We saved some room for pieces of the decadent chocolate cake.
As for the name of the restaurant, a broski is someone you can basically say is your brother. “Broskis never get mad at each other, and are always at each other’s side,” said Danny.
Danny’s goal is to develop Resto Broskis into a chain one day,
Having arrived in Canada from Greece at the age of six, Danny’s first job was at a Harvey’s and another restaurant downtown, slinging burgers and bussing tables. “We were two kids at home,” Danny said. “Our dad left us so my mom was all alone. I needed to help pay the bills.
After CEGEP, Danny worked at and owned a number of different restaurants. He also started his own company called Kristo Verti Blinds (https://www.facebook.com/groups/135198359440), which he still operates on his days off from Broskis.
Danny is especially happy with the location. Between the through traffic and the many businesses and condos in the area, Broskis had a good base to start with. Every day someone like me makes this wonderful discovery.
Resto-Broskis is located at 5000 (#145) Jean-Talon Ouest. Hours are 11 am to 8 pm Monday to Wednesday; Thursday, from 11 am to 9 pm; Friday, from 11 am to 10 pm; and Saturday, from 4 pm to 10 pm. They are closed on Sundays. For more details log on to https://www.restobroskis.com/, call (514) 738-2323 or catch them on Facebook.