It has been seven years since Shahidul “Shahid” Alam assumed the ownership of Oreganos Grill on Somerled Avenue in NDG. Since that time, the popular restaurant has attracted a loyal clientele of regulars and gained notice for its freshly grilled fish entrées, steak, pasta and much more. This is also a bring-your-own-wine establishment with an excellent serving staff.
Shahid is a hands-on owner, taking reservations by phone, greeting customers at the door, visiting each table during and after dinner and working directly in the kitchen for he is, in fact, the head chef as well.
The menu includes the very popular mediterranean sea bass, filet of salmon, arctic char, porgy, halibut, pepper crusted tuna and swordfish, available year-round. There are a variety of seafood dishes, such as scallops, calamari, grilled octopus, grilled shrimp, mussels and fried squid. Meat selections include lamb chops, steak, rack of lamb and veal. There are chicken options and plenty of pasta choices, delicious sides, appetizers and salads.
If there is a signature item at Oreganos it might be the Mediterranean salad, containing chopped romaine lettuce, crushed feta, black olives, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, peppers and Shahid’s special sauce. Many customers agree that no Montreal restaurant makes an item that is closely comparable.
Oreganos is also a very popular place for lunch, with fish, seafood, steak or chicken table d’hôte specials, ranging from $12.99 to $18.99, including soup or salad as well as French fries or rice. There also pasta and salad options.
Oreganos Grill is located at 6535 Somerled Ave., near Cavendish Blvd. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday and Monday from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended for the weekends. For more information call 514-487-8541 or log on to