Permanently Closed - Santorini

3.8
964 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Santorini Estiatorio is founded on the celebration of the Greek experience, through Greek culinary tradition and culture. In Greece, a meal is an opportunity to celebrate life with those around us. Together our commitment to service, dedication to value, and exceptional quality will create an atmosphere that will give guests that same opportunity. We will serve with the same passion for life that is embodied in the Greek Culinary history and culture.

Santorini's menu boasts a wide variety of traditional Greek dishes, wines and cocktails. The goal is to reintroduce customers to Greek food with a mix of well-known facorites and specialty dishes that many people can only find in Greece.

The entire look and feel of the restaurant has been designed to make customers feel like they have been transplanted to an island in Greece.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Sunday 11am-midnight
Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-midnight
Friday & Saturday: 11am-2 am

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Phone number
(313) 962-9366
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please call directly or email apapas@santorinidetroit.com for information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beaubien
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Parking details
Local lots in the area as well as street parking. Parking can also be found in the Greektown Casino parking garages.
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Public transit
Ride Detroit's People Mover and exit off the "Greektown" stop, and find us just across the street.
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Entertainment
Outdoor dining
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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SB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Can’t believe the place was closed for remolding and yet you took the reservations. Really great to be a stranger in city, dropped off by a cab and left stranded.

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H
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed for renovation. We called few times and the message indicate that they are open for business and to leave a message.
First, no mention of the restaurant is closed and after we arrived, the signs on the windows. We were very disappointed.
They should have stated on the answering machine about their renovation and the restaurant is closed blah blah ...

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table for four people a week in advance. We were so excited. When we got there, all dressed up, we saw signs stating that they were closed for renovations.

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DD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Accepted reservation. But restaurant was closed for repairs. Had a good traveling and poof had to make immediate change of plans.

Very disappointed in either the restaurant or open table.

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R
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, however, all 4 of us thought we were rushed beyond compare. Our waiter Aldo was very good, but we ordered our appetizer and meal at the same time and we received all of our food within 15 minutes. What was supposed to be a leisurely meal with friends turned out to be rushed escapade. It was also very noisy.

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K
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spiced perfectly and was served quickly. This was a fantastic place to go before walking over to the Oprra House.

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AJ
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time in 2 months that I was in Detroit and had dinner here. Food is excellent! I’ll be back for a third time next time I’m in Detroit!

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DR
Grand Rapids
61 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! We had a great time and would return again.

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NK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on my wedding night. The food was amazing, and had awesome service.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We went to Santorini a few years ago and I didn’t think the food was authentic nor very good overall. But the service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hopefully just a bad night, but service was very slow, meat was overcooked, beans were cold. They redid the order but was not impressed.

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F
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Was seated at a table with a glass of tea on it. Asked to be seated at a clean table and was told the table was clean and they would we it for me. Watched this repeatedly at tables attend us. Our waiter was very personable and the food was excellent. Wondering if hostess would have wanted to sit at a table with the last guest food still on it.

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JW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I don’t often leave reviews, I work in the industry so, I understand that things happen and people have off days. BUT it was a LOT.

We were given bread and sat and sat and SAT. And waited, and waited and WAITED. When our server came to the table it was as if he was in a hurry. We ordered our appetizers and after they arrived there was no follow up AT ALL. He had the table to my left, and checked back with them quite a bit. We were given more attention by the support staff than our actual server. (Not a bad thing- I was glad SOMEONE was paying attention to us.
I fought the urge to get up and look for him, because who wants to be that person (people in the industry will know what I’m saying).... but, I felt like I was a bother. After our appetizers were cleared we waited.... and waited and waited AGAIN. When he did come back, he seemed surprised that we wanted to order sandwiches. Come to think of it, he wasn’t even the one who dropped check or picked it up...... he really must have been busy. ( this was before the dinner rush, not during- we were able to get out of work early and dine before our reservation)

My experience, this time wont detour me from returning, just maybe I’ll say something next time. I love Santorini!

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m
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The good part was that the food tasted good. That is the sole reason for the overall 2 star review, and the end of the good things to review.
The bad part, first my wife and I picked this restaurant because their website says they have daily lunch specials, and happy hour until 3pm. Neither of those is a thing anymore. Apparently the previous management decided to nix those to simplify operations for the kitchen, but decided it wasn't worth updating the website.
Second, when management has to simplify things for the kitchen, the restaurant has kitchen problems. Our food took nearly an hour to come out. My party was about to get up and walk out when our waiter finally brought the food out after about 55 minutes. Nothing we ordered was special, one regular gyro, two chicken gyro's, and a burger.
Third, the wait staff was lousy. We had 3 different waiters come to our table in the 10 minutes after we sat down, ask "Have you been helped yet" - we had been seated by the hostess - then proceed to ignore us. Throughout the hour we waited for our food to come out, we had to ask three times for ice before we received it.
I've had poor service before at Santorini, but after this time I won't be coming back.

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K
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santorini is a Greek restaurant in Detroit's Greektown area. There are other, older Greek restaurants in the area, but Santorini became our new go-to spot after just one dinner! The braised lamb with rice was perfect -- a huge portion and less expensive than the other Greek place we used to go to down the block.

We tried the Saganaki Feta which was amazing! Soft, warm feta wrapped in phyllo dough, baked and drizzled with honey. Sooooo good!!

If you're craving Greek, you have to check out Santorini!

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RE
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My sister and I arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation and they sat us right away - they are very accommodating in that sense. We both enjoyed our meals and the doors were all open so there was great people watching during dinner.

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LF
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was just ok! Nothing wow! Just ok and the drink was nothing to talk about just the cost of them was way to high! I been there I done that don’t have to do it again!

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L
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Based on the reviews I expected more. The place was fairly empty, the waitstaff was nice and pleasant, the food was good but I didn't think it fully represented Greek food. I ordered the Shrimp and Lamb chops. The shrimp was done well and the lamb was good, green beans and rice were so overcooked, overall it was okay. I've had better Greek food at other restaurants across the country. I was just expecting more based on the reviews. I would not discourage anyone from coming here, I just want to set the expectations.

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k
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Greek food I have ever had. Very reasonable price. Lovely place.

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d
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The manger was not engaging but the waiter was good and very informative of the wines and different specials from the menu . The manager was not engaging and had a attitude like you should feel honored to eat here and never made you feel welcomed or even see how your experience is.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The meal was wonderful. We always enjoy ourselves here. The waitstaff was very attentive. Enjoyed ourselves immensely

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SV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was just “ok” nothing special. The noise level was loud and the atmosphere was similar to a college caf.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Mothers day

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BC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic Greek dishes prepared in a special way. The service is top notch and continues to be the best in Greektown. We had 3 kids at the table with 4 adults and the waiter was able to accommodate jokes for the kids with an impressive recommendation off the wine list.

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BL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service, waiter was very informative and friendly. Food was great! Enjoyed it totally

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AD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lamb waa very tender. No matter how it was prepared.

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AA
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Greek food in a festive atmosphere. There was outdoor seating available, but if you want a quiet dinner ask for a booth.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was not great. Waitress forgot to put in our appetizer so we got it 5 minutes before our food arrived. There was a chunk of crusty food on our bread basket. My husband’s lamb was way overdone and my chicken was dry. The bread was great and so was the appetizer other than that we will not return.

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FD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing service!

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MJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here approximately 6 times and food is always exceptional and a great value.

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NM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great time , great food, great wine 😃

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and I both had lamb dishes. Really nice size portions and just delicious. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Z
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Over all service and food were substandard. We chose this restaurant for the online menu which indicated lunch as well as omelettes as some in our party preferred lunch and some breakfast( Sunday at noon).
The menu we were presented with did not have breakfast options, as the waiter explained they have a different menu for weekends, starting with lunch only at 11. I asked if the chef could prepare an omelette for a couple of members of our party but apparently, whipping up a few eggs and cheese was just too difficult. My father in law ordered leg of lamb and pronounced it inedible.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was delish as always. The volume of the music was horrible. Could not talk w our dinner dates. Was sooo very disappointing.

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Our waiter, Pete, was great. Food was served piping hot. Chicken & beef kabobs were excellent. They're known for their Greek food and did not disappoint! Will definitely be returning when we're in the Greek town area.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the experience! I go there so many times! My favorite waiter is RYAN!! He is so sweet! I try to request him everytime I come lol

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AL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Santorini! We have been many times and always enjoy the experience. The friendly staff and vibrant atmosphere make it a fun place to come for meeting up with friends, or celebrating an event.

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SS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We waited an hour after our reservation to be seated, waiter forgot our drinks and was very short. They were busy and couldn’t handle a full house.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived a little late for our reservation but had no problem being seated. The service was good and the food was delicious. I had the lamb and my wife had the beef kebob and we were both very satisfied! I would definitely recommend dining here.

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j
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

What we ordered. Vegetarian Grape Leaves. No sauce. Very dry. Tasted like just a quick reheat. Leaves a bit undercooked. Not much flavor.

Meat Grape Leaves. Leaves a bit undercooked. No sauce. Also dry.

Spinach Pie. Good but not sensational.

Vegetarian Moussaka. Good. Not the best ever though. Not very hot. Inside a bit cool.

Waiter was very nice.

Nice inside a bit loud but ok.

First time at this restaurant. Ate across the street at Pegasus last month, it was much better.
Will try again in fairness.

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