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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS



WitilliG & DOING IN STYLE

Danny Raskin's

The Best of Everything

WHEN IT FIRST
opened March 30, promo-
tion read, "Greektown
Comes to Southfield" . . . A
few operators of the famed
downtown sector objected to
this line of advertising.
It was ultimately dropped
. . . with theiteady flow of
rapidly growing customers
\ maintaining that many
eateries in Greektown wish
they were as good as Dimit-
ri's of Southfield, on South-
, field, just north of 10 Mile,
had become.
‘-)
Seating is for 290 people
in three rooms . . . each
separated by brick_ walls
with arches . . . The center
room with bar and dining
area was formerly the lower
level of King's Arms, Land-
ing and Sultan's Table . . .
On one side is a cocktail
lounge with all booths and
another bar . . . The third
room is Dimitri's of South-
field's main dining area.
In the rear is a private
room with glass doors ac-
commodating up to 20
people.
Decor is earthtones,
beige and broWn in two
rooms . . . rusty rose
colors in the all-booth
lounge . . . recessed ceil-
ing lights and drapes be-
tween booths in the din-
ing rooms . . . A chan-
delier costing $15,000
brought here from
California and put up
piece by piece, hangs ele-
gantly in the foyer as
people enter this
showplace.
A moving platform,
newest helpful accommoda-
tion for handicapped and el-
derly people, has been in-
stalled . . . with extensive
use . . . It is, however; not
restricted to handicapped
. . . and can be used __by
anybody.
The kitchen at Dimitri's
of Southfield . . . compris-
ing 2,000 square feet of
completely tiled floors and
walls . . . is always kept
clean. It is a common occur-
rence to see owner Dimitri
Syros take people on an in-
spection tour of the kitchen
during rush hours . . . It is
also a maze of stainless
steel, with three walk-in
coolers and freezers . . .
cooking and preparatory
areas galore . . . nine cooks
and untold numbers of
kitchen helpers.
Dimitri's of Southfield
employs about 80 people in
the lower level restaurant
that has become the talk of
\I the city in so short a time
. . People come
downstairs and are amazed
at its beauty.
About owner Dimitr-i
Syros . . . usually there
during lunch and dinner
. . . seven days a week
. . . He started in the res-
taurant business as a
night cook 27 years ago at
Whittier Gold Cup Room
and Detroit Yacht Club
. . . Then chef at Huck's
on Nine Mile and Jeffer-
son, where he won a culi-
nary contest with lemon
soup and beef strogonoff.
- In 1966, Dimitri went

\

into business for himself
. . . opening the Rainbow
Bar-B-Q on Six Mile and
Mound . . . In 1972 he
opened his first Dimitri's on
12 Mile and Schoenen- . . .
Then came other Dimitri's
restaurants . . . All have
been sold except the one on
11 Mile and Gratiot, run by
three loyal employees, so he
can concentrate his entire
efforts on the biggest of
them all . . . Dimitri's of
Southfield.
His two sons are now
learning the restaurant
business with their dad . .
the master . . . 18-year-old
Paul Syros works during
the day . . . and 15-year-old
Nick Syros is there in the
evening.
The entire operation is
a complete team effort . . .
making it conducive for
fine, relaxed dining . . .
Waitresses in the afternoon
and waitresses and waiters
in the evening . . . All help-
ing each other . . . No such
thing as passing customers
because, "It's not my sta-
tion."
Valet parking is op-
tional . . . and the young
men taking care of the
parking lot are among
the most courteous, effi-
cient and personable fel-
lows to be found any-
where.
Dimitri's of Southfield
has a comfortable, intimate
atmosphere . . . Pictures
on the walls are in very good
taste . . . as is the entire
restaurant decor. -
During the day, those
beautiful, meaningful,
pleasant_smiles are on Vic-
kkie Patera, day manager,
and Michelle Bernstein,
hostess . . . with competent
attentiveness of assistant
day manager Louis Bricolas
. . . Pleasing customers in
the evening with their
charm and friendliness are
managers Pierre Georgelas
and John Bricolas.
From the moment we
entered recently, greeted by
the pleasant, gracious smile
of evening hostess Linda
Caruso, it was an evening's
experience of culinary and
pleasantry delight . . . Our
waiter, Fonda Tsironis,
courteous and attentive,
was leaving to take hotel
and restaurant manage-
ment at University of
Nevada-Las Vegas.
Seated in a corner
booth overlooking the
crowded main dining
room, the surroundings
were of simple but classic
elegance . . . Beige
stucco walls and ceil-
ing, drapes between each
booth, beige tablecloths
beneath clear lucite tops
on round tables, brown
cloth napkins, Grecian
statues, all chairs at ta-
bles padded in varied
colors and with arms . . .
Buspersons like our fine
young gent, Jose
Jimenez, clearing dishes
and bringing coffee or
excellent brewed decaf-
feneited at all times.
Opa! was all around the
(Continued on Page 30)

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