As your entrée, try the Combination Plate; there are many choices on the menu and it can be hard to pick just one. The Combination Plate lets you sample a little bit of everything! The entrée includes a perfectly cooked roast leg of lamb, mousaka (a baked eggplant casserole), dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), meatballs, vegetables and potatoes. On the other hand, you can never go wrong with the dish that made Greektown famous in the first place; the Gyros Plate is a house specialty. You will receive a hearty helping of home-made slices of ground beef and lamb with herbs and spices as seasoning. Be sure to pace yourself with this one; the serving size is anything but skimpy.
Artopolis Cafe is the perfect place to meet friends
Artopolis Bakery and Café, 306 S. Halsted - Official Web Site
This large, airy café is the perfect place to meet friends, curl up with tea and a book, or just take in the scene as people pass by the immense windows. There are large counters around the café; one of them offers soup and sandwiches, another offers baked goods, and another sells tea, wine and other beverages. Although there is some seating on the ground floor, most seating is found on the wide balcony that overlooks the entire café, thus creating an open space. Décor is airy as well; there are Greek tiles on the walls and pastel paintings scattered about. The atmosphere is elegant yet cheerful, and even at night the café is reminiscent of a bright summer afternoon.
Greek pastries are a specialty of the Artopolis Café. Baklava is a Greek staple and is popular even among non-Greeks. Other pastries include the melomakarouna, which is a cookie made with honey and walnuts, and the kourabiedes, which is an almond cookie in the shape of a crescent. The kataifi is another pastry made with almond; it consists of flaky, shredded pastry sweetened with honey and sugar. There are more traditional desserts as well, such as chocolate cake, passion fruit pastry and strawberry mousse, but the Greek specialties are worth a try. They offer a unique sweetness and are a delightful mouthful to eat as well as pronounce!