Greektown is not too far from my house & we'd been meaning to head over. So, when my BF and I were wanting something 'different' than our norm, he suggested Greektown and off we went.
We pulled into a pretty deserted parking lot at 5:30 on a Tuesday and I was a little nervous. Past Yelpers had given 4 stars, so in we went. We were greeted by a man sitting at the bar - I am assuming the owner. There was only 1 other occupied booth and he offered us our choice of where to sit. We opted for a table and he handed us menus and said he'd be right back. Looks to me like he does a lot of the work himself & you can tell he's proud of his food. Just ask, he'll tell you, LOL... "go figure". (stop in and you'll laugh at my 'go figure' reference).
I'd decided on an appetizer of taramosalata. He said, "No". I said, please, and he again denied me. He detailed how he couldn't get the fresh fish eggs that he normally used, and the other available options weren't up to his standards, so he wouldn't be serving that this week. He went on to suggest the calamari and boasted it was the best in town. It did NOT disappoint. He said it wasn't fried, but it was crispy. It was tender and flavorful. Will order this again for sure.
On to dinner. I couldn't decide between 2 shrimp dishes, so he offered to give me 1/2 and 1/2 so that I could try them both. I wound up with Shrimp Grigori and Shrimp Trukolimano - both were fantastic. BF ordered Angus the Greek (mmmm steak). We had a cup of creamy, but light chicken soup with rice and lemon. It had a little kick of spice and I promptly declared that to be the soup I want next time I am sick. My shrimp was perfectly cooked and BF's steak was also cooked as ordered, bloody as hell. DELICIOUS.
Along the way, our host suggested beers by asking if we like light or dark or somewhere in between. He was attentive, but not annoying, and FUNNY. He's loud and jokes and makes you feel like you've been his customer for years. As we were leaving, he thanked us for coming and told us our orders were fun. Oh, I'll also say that the price seemed great. We each had 2 beers, we split the calamari and we got soup & salad included in the meals - steak and shrimp - all for $65!
My only regret is not ordering the baklava cheesecake. Next time I'll save room.
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