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About Santorini

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.

501 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday;11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-2 am

Cross Street:
Beaubien

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 962-9366

Website:
http://www.santorinidetroit.com/

Entertainment:
Outdoor dining

Catering:
Please call directly or email apapas@santorinidetroit.com for information.

Parking Details:
Local lots in the area as well as street parking. Parking can also be found in the Greektown Casino parking garages.

Public Transit:
Ride Detroit's People Mover and exit off the "Greektown" stop, and find us just across the street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Santorini Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
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Fun (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for a Date (5)
People Watching (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Quick Bite (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Well, if quantity over quality is your desire, this is your place.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a fun time and very good greek food.

You just have to get the Sagnaki Opa where they flame the cheese at your table...... OPA!!!!

Their Beef Kabobs are awesome as are the Lamb Chops. And they flambe' the Creme Brule for dessert right at your table.

Nice wine list from all over the world but I get a Greek Wine because so few places have one and it goes with the food

Service from our waitress Alore was awesome. She has great customer service skills. You will be lucky if you get her...or beat the odds and ask if she is working and if so beg to get in her section. But to be fair, I have been here multiple times and always had great and friendly service from everyone.

Anything goes dress code wise from casual to classy...just don't dress like a slob and you'll fit in.

Our favorite in Greektown and love that they take RSVPs instead of making you wait for an hour in the street or a cramped lobby like the other places down the street do.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server was excellent. The food was very good. I think the atmosphere could be stepped up a bit, it's a huge space with a bunch of tables and booths, not very 'Greektown' feeling to me, IMHO. Also, I though the flaming cheese could have been better, it was still a bit hard.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server made the evening extra special. The food is always a treat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

While visiting Detroit we reserved a table at Santorini. We chose to eat outdoors because the weather was so nice, not realizing that we would be sitting in the street while traffic whizzed by. Our bad choice and the table was not just wobbly, but nearly broken so we changed to another. The waitress was very nice, but the place is so understaffed that she was unable to provide us with good service. Our meals arrived and instead of asking if we wanted another drink she had to attend to the table next to us because their order was wrong. No one came to see us to ask if everything was ok and if we wanted anything else. The woman next to us got her meal, but her husband didn't get his until she was finished. When we finally saw the waitress again we were nearly finished and the glass of wine we'd liked to have had with our meal was an afterthought.

The food - the dips were fine - tzatziki was tasty as was the hummus, but the eggplant was tasteless and needed salt (which was hard to come by). The moussaka was obviously pre-frozen (every piece looked exactly alike) and not too tasty. My salad that was supposed to be filled with delicious grilled chicken, beans, cheeses, nuts was really just lots of lettuce with dried up chicken and almost no dressing. Inedible. Against our better judgment baklava was ordered and it too was tasteless and dry.

This places shouts TOURIST TRAP and we should have known better. I almost never give a bad review, knowing that any place can have a bad night, but when the food is so terrible I feel I have no choice. This was not a case of a bad night, but terrible management and a lack of caring about what kind of food is served.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service, excellent food!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Second time we came here while in town for business, and second time we had a fabulous experience. We will be back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I enjoy this restaurant. The decor is fresh and relaxing, and the food is good. The portions are very generous for many dishes. The only thing I don't like about Santorini is the noise level. Even when there are only a few tables in use, it's loud enough to make conversations challenging.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Back room was full of nats. One fell in my wine and we had a rocky table! :(

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

25th wedding anniversary. Had reservations, was sat at table next to very loud women who had way too much to drink. Moved table and while discussing drink order with waitress, she turned and said She was going to help table beside us and come back. Appetizers ok, ordered red snapper special. Was not fully cooked and tasteless. Such a disappointment on our very special day.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We tried many of the Greek specialties (lamb chops, lamb shank, gyros, kebob, spinach pie, lemon chicken). All were excellent except spinach pie a little too salty. Very fast and attentive service. It wasn’t at all busy on a Sunday night after both a Tigers and Luons home game. Noise level was quite loud given the restaurant was only 1/3 full.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I took my wife here for our Anniversary. It was a lovely experience. The waitstaff was very courteous. Our meal came quickly and was delicious. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were trying to choose between a different Greek Restaurant that we were more familiar with but chose this because it was new and different. The drinks were fabulous as well as the food although it is a little pricey, I feel the atmosphere made up for it. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Reservation was on time, food was delicious and service was amazing !!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Haven't been to Greek Town in many years. The area is bustling and it was fun being a part of it. Santorini's was just what we hoped for. Good and plentiful food, very attentive and accommodating service. We were there for an early dinner and it was all around good. Very satisfied.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My family and I had dinner here the night after my sister's wedding as a way to wind down from the weekend. Our food was very good and our service was decent for the most part.

I took off a couple stars for service because there was an incident that while handled fairly well for the most part, I was somewhat disappointed in. While bringing out a bottle of wine and new wine glasses, the server accidentally knocked over the bottle of wine, shattered a few wine glasses and my aunt's martini glass and sent glass flying across the table. I was impressed with how quickly management came over immediately, switched out tables and cleaned up the glass on the floor. We weren't terribly upset about the incident, however, once our bill came, I was somewhat surprised that there was no discount on our appetizers or removal of an entree, etc. As a server in my past life, I would have expected some sort of acknowledgement from the restaurant for this incident which I felt my family and I were extremely understanding of. Also, the server was young and instead of just apologizing and moving on, we got a full story of how she got three hours of sleep and her entire day has been sort of off and that she broke a glass and her phone earlier. She was very nice, but we didn't need to hear all of that.

Overall, we enjoyed our meal and were able to converse with each other. I would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Despite having reservations and being early we had extremely slow service. They were severely understaffed. Our waitress was very open about the situation and apologetic. We were patient although we had a show to go to. The food...my husband ordered the steak and it was disgusting. The presentation was offensive. The only thing that was edible was the tzaziki. Our meals were just offensive. I cannot believe that this was our experience at this high end Greek restaurant.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We never got to try the food here. We left after waiting for 25 minutes for someone to take our order, since we would have missed the event we were attending afterward. They were seriously understaffed--hopefully this is not a common problem at this restaurant but we don't know.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was very good. Restaurant was busy and very loud. Difficult to carry on a conversation. We will go back though!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My wife and I ate there before the U2 concert. I recommend reservations thru open Table. It was busy after a Tigers game. We were in the booth by the bathroom and kitchen. Lots of foot traffic. Waiters had kiosk next to booth. Our waiter was friendly in the beginning and made suggestions, but after we got our food never checked on us. Never asked for more drinks. We finally saw him and asked for check to leave. We had the lamb chop and shrimp Combo- 2 lamb chops and 3 shrimp. There were green beans and mashed potato. Food was good. Not Great. Not something that I would travel two hours to eat great anyway. Price was decent. Portions small on the lamb chops. Restaurant was clean and good atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent service , decor and food. The outside tables looked inviting but we opted for I side because the street was noisy.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at Santorini to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. It was a first time for both of us at Santorini and the food, service , and atmosphere was awesome. I will visit again soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Too noisy, chaotic. Waited 1 hour for valet parking- don't get it. Park in casino lot and walk to restaurant. Lamb shank was very plain- needed sauce, won't return here.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Both my huband's and our friend's meals were overdone (well) despite requesting medium temperature. It took about 15 minutes to get a waitress and our initial drink. We had to flag someone down even though the restraint was not busy.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

So enjoyed the saginaki! and everything else. Server was a pro, and food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Santorini is a great place for a quick meal or a relaxing get together. Definitely try the moussaka

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Lamb chops best ever but side pilaf and green beans cold. Most expensive wine recommended and unfortunately I didn't ask the price first. I will know better the next time I visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Had a late lunch outdoors. The ambience and the food were excellent. The service was a bit slow but the quality of the food and drink made up for that. We would definitely go back to Santorini again and again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 28, 2017

One of our favorite locales in Greektown. Bright and pleasant atmosphere with good food and service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Beautiful restaurant and fabulous food

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Second visit, and it was even better this time around. Beautiful decor and AMAZING cuisine!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food was delicious! Saganaki was great. The traditional trio was superb. The lemon chicken was outstanding. A new favorite in Greektown.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Enjoyed the food and ambiance, saganicki is outstanding. Still our favorite place in Greektown.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had a super nice dinner. Order several appetizers and a couple of meals for 4. Super nice service. A very nice dining experience in a for lively part of Greek Town.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had an early dinner before a concert at Chene Park. The weather was perfect to sit outdoors. We started with a carafe of sangria and an order of saganaki. Opa! For dinner we had lamb and the combination plate. The food was just as good as my Greek grandmothers and the portions were plentiful. Erik, server was very knowledgeable. The service was wonderful. I highly recommend this place for a relaxing, delicious meal. We stopped by after the concert for dessert and a glass of retsina.

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The service was good considering how busy they were. I got the 3 piece lamb chops and they were probably the smallest lamb chops I've ever seen. For 26$ I've gotten way bigger and better tasting lamb chops in Greek town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Dips are delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We had a lot of appetizers to share and loved it. The best grape leaves ever.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Thank you so much! Loved the mojito carafe! Delicious Food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Went here for an early dinner before the Tigers game. Just love this place. It's our favorite in Greektown. We love the fact they take reservations so you don't stand around for an hour waiting for a table

Real good food and a fun place with super friendly staff

Tags: Fun
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