I have long thought of The Parthenon as a touristy, fun place with average food, and have normally gone elswhere (Greek Islands, Santorini) when in Greektown.
Tuesday, I was there for the first time in many years because the restaurant was running a January special on their family dinner -- a parade of every standard Greek dish from saganaki to baklava. The whole thing includes 3 appetizers, salad, 4 main dishes, rice & potatoes, and 2 desserts. Instead of the usual $17.99/person, it was only $9.99/person.
The food was better than I remembered, especially the tender roasted lamb. Only the taramosalata wasn't up to snuff. The gyros was good and the bechamel sauce on the dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) was very lemony which I enjoyed.
For four people the total bill including a bottle of Roditis (sp?), tax and tip came to just over $70.
We got in at 6:00 pm and were seated immediately without a reservation, though we noticed that it did fill up quickly after that.
By the way, the special price does not apply on Saturday.
It was a fun evening and a good value. No need for midnight snacks after that meal.
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