This Review article is part of a Narcity Media series. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Narcity Media.
Ryan Reynolds recently shouted out his favorite restaurant in the entire world, and it’s actually a Greek spot in his hometown of Vancouver, BC.
After watching the Netflix interview where he talked about the restaurant, called Minerva’s, I watched it right away. After all, I live in Vancouver, so why not go try and spot Reynolds at his favorite spot?
Honestly, I was a bit confused when I first saw their website and social media. While you can never go wrong with Greek cuisine, it looked like your typical family restaurant — not a fancy place for a famous celebrity to bring Blake Lively as a date.
My curiosity grew even more. I thought to myself, “What makes this place so good, that Ryan Reynolds shouted it out on Netflix?!”
“It’s a Greek restaurant, it’s amazing,” he told Netflix in the interview.
After hearing him rave about the restaurant, I knew I had to go find out what made Minerva the best in the world.
Trying to get a reservation
I don’t know if it was just a “thing for me”, but I couldn’t find this place!
I called three times to get a reservation and either couldn’t get through or was put on endless wait. It was a bit comforting actually because it was a sign that it was very busy – which means it must be good.
Finally, the fourth time, I scored a reservation and my trip officially began.
Walking into Minerva was exactly what I expected from the website. It was a cozy atmosphere, with a family atmosphere.
Outside of Minerva.Morgan Leet | Narcity
It looked like a classic family outing destination, which was actually quite nice.
Even though it wasn’t the posh place I imagined Reynolds to be – I was already getting on with it.
Once our server came to the table, I really started to really understand why Reynolds loved this place.
Our waitress was a very nice lady who went out of her way to make us feel comfortable.
Menu at Minerva.Morgan Leet | Narcity
You could tell it was a tight-knit team in the restaurant who took pride in the food and drink.
Like I said, I rarely miss Greek food, and this one was no exception.
I ordered Greek pizza, my friend ordered the lasagna and my partner ordered the lamb.
Morgan Leet eating at Minerva’s.Morgan Leet | Narcity
We all enjoyed our meals and how huge the portions were. Also, my leftovers were delicious the next day for lunch.
It wasn’t by far the best Greek food I’ve ever had, but it was really delicious. Between that, the cute atmosphere and the friendly service – I would definitely go back.
I understand now
There’s no doubt that this is a great choice if you’re looking for a classic Greek meal and you’re really hungry.
It’s not fancy cuisine or super modern decor, but it has a certain charm that is undeniable.
Morgan Leet in front of Minerva.Morgan Leet | Narcity
My guess? This place brings back a great childhood nostalgia for Reynolds that he wanted to share with the world.