Opa! This September, Greektown will welcome Santorini Estiatorio’s Greek cuisine to Monroe Street. Located in the space formerly known as Mosaic, the new, family-owned restaurant will host an expansive Greek wine list, cocktails with Greek inspired elements and traditional Greek cuisine with a modern twist.
“It’s more than just a new concept for the restaurant,” said Athina Papas, partner, Santorini Estiatorio. “We want to bring a totally new restaurant experience to Detroit and, of course, Greektown.”
Using the original, local building designer, John Janviriya of JJV Design Group, the entire look and feel of the restaurant has been redesigned to make customers feel like they have been transplanted to an island in Greece. Patrons will find features including Grecian shutters, light colors, open windows and a boat hull constructed locally. On Monroe Street, the wall will be removed and replaced with floor-to-ceiling windows and French-style accordion doors and a patio will be installed and most of the new materials purchased, like furniture, are made in Michigan. One of the walls inside will be decorated by Greek wine bottles and a local artist is recreating scenes from the Greek Isle, Santorini, for murals in the private dining room.
“Our family has been doing business in Detroit for more than 30 years and we couldn’t imagine it any other way,” continued Papas. “We’re tripling our staff for the new restaurant and reinvesting in Greektown.”
The average price per entrée will be $12 - 30 and capacity will increase from 160 to 210. Santorini Estiatorio will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Santorini Estiatorio is located in the heart of Greektown at 501 Monroe St. in Detroit. For more information and updates, visit www.facebook.com/