In the lean years when downtown Detroit was moribund, Greektown was the only place alive at night, so it's only fitting now ... More
In the lean years when downtown Detroit was moribund, Greektown was the only place alive at night, so it's only fitting now that as Detroit revives, Greektown is the place to be. What once was one block of nearly identical Greek restaurants has expanded into a throbbing center of restaurants, clubs, shops and a casino. The indoor mall, Trappers Alley, was an earlier attempt to update the area. The increasingly upscale but still affordable Greek eateries and bakeries, with their succulent baklava and other pastries, still provide the anchor for an increasingly diverse area.
We stayed at this hotel looking for a relaxing place....got the complete opposite....1).there is no refrigerator for your things...just a weight sensitive refrigerator you cant touch without getting charged. 2)I had a room for 2 people and each of us drove and the valet would not let me park both cars without a charge and asked me to park in the casino and walk the bridge over when my agreement had stated valet was free. 3) We were going to go to the casino and had taken the bridge from the hotel to get there...at security we had been hand picked to have IDs swiped when many others before us had just had theirs looked at or not even looked at all. my 32 year old friend's ID was damaged unknowingly on the magnetic strip and did not take in the machine and they man denied us entrance to the casino. then when presented with other ID he told my friend no because he was holding up the line. 4) we had tried to get late check out and were told it was not possible until ihad asked on the 5th try at the front desk personally. 5) We wanted to get some things out of our car and were told there was 'no in and out privileges' because the 'big wigs' were in the main entrance. 6) 2 men in suits decided to confront an upset gambler who lost $1000s right in front our room and try and offer him credit for a night but gave us a dirty look and ignored us when we asked them to move somewhere else with this transaction. 7) as we were leaving the hotel my friend had realized he left his work shoes in the room right in front of the sink and called lost and found....left a message and no return call. then he had called again and talked to the manager saying he was going to come back for the shoes and they told him not to come and he would get a call back. finding this unacceptable we went to the hotel to get his shoes back. At the front desk my friend was told he needed to get me because my name was on the room. as i had left the car in the valet area, the valet was yelling at me for leaving my car all the way in a non obstructive area and when i told him i was resolving a quick lost and found issue he told me to park somewhere else. The lady at the front desk then said the shoes were not in the room or in lost in found and she insulted us saying we had them in our luggage after my friend spent and hour searching the car and clearly need these shoes (only having sandals now) for work later that evening. when filling out paper work for lost and found the front desk lady also said if the shoes were found 'we might not be able to release them over the mail for security reasons with out ID at the front desk' even though we live 5 hours away and they are just shoes which were described exactly and the room was noted. This was the most stressful stay we have ever had and upsetting because there was extra time between work for us and we had picked this hotel to relax and enjoy for once instead of a 2-3 star hotel and we were treated worse and left scarred from the visit. my friend is still missing his shoes and we have called every day for 3 days now about these issues and not one person has called us back!
ive been going there since the 70s with my parents now i take my kids and grandkids there but i love the greektown casino i love to eat at many places in greek town and for anyone to call it a dump must have never seen a real dump my mother inlaw came to live in mi from fla and we live sorta in the country out bye richmond but we took her to greek town and now u cant keep her away from greek townand thoe i and my family love greek town lets not for get about mexican town theres great eats and music and that places got few bad looking strrets but wont keep us away thank for your time
We ate at Pegasus. It appeared to be truly authentic Greek. We had the Gyros which were yummy. Value was good based upon amount of food for the money.
However, for improvements I suggest, better ventilation in the kitchen...we left smelling like food. Also, CLEAN THE GRAPEVINES! It was a big turnoff to walk in, look around, and see nothing but dirty dust all over the fake grapes and grapevines hanging overhead.
Loved the atmosphere of Greektown.
Any time I am in the Detroit Area, a trip to
Greektown is a must. I have been going since the '70's and have never had a bad meal or
experience. The people and the atmosphere is in itself a treat!
Start with an appetizer of flaming cheese or the sausage, then a greek salad followed by
your main course. Save room for dessert because you will want to stop by one of the bakeries and pick up something for later.
You won't be disappointed.
It displeases me to hear the comment about Greektown being a "Dump". I have been there 3 times now and not only love the atmosphere, but REALLY enjoy the restaurants! I have a love for baklava pastry and will try it anywhere that serves it so see which one is the best that money can buy. Currently, Greektown is 2nd favorite on my list. The restaurants have always given me excellent service, and the food has been wonderful! Especially the lamb. I would recomend it to anyone who visits Detroit!
Greektown is a dump. The price these places charge is crazy for the garbage they give you. Almost everyone of these places is dirty inside, don't belive me, next time your there, just take a look around. It made me sick to my stomach. I do not recommend any of these restaurants to anyone. I dont think I would ever go back.
Loved the ambiance, crowds, and traffic. Lot's of greek food smell in the air, along with the bakeries, made me feel I was in Greece. Loved the food, but the service was medium, probably due to exhaustion of the staff serving meals full time all day long during the Auto show. Best place in Detroit to find a restaurant without reservations.
Greektown is fun. The casino makes it even better. There isn't much to do down there except eat and go to the casino. But it's fun to hang out there. I'm not sure what else they could add down there to spice it up a little more but it works for now.
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